Portage & District Arts Centre

11-2nd Street NE  Portage la Prairie  MB  R1N 1R8  Tuesday to Saturday  11:00am to 5:00pm

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School Gallery Tours

 

The Portage & District Arts Centre is offering Gallery Tours for School Groups of all ages.  This is a excellent opportunity for students and faculty to see a variety of art forms from Regional Artists and is a great addition the the current Arts curriculum.  Students will be fully engaged learning the artistic process of how each piece was made and will be encouraged to interact with the Artist or Docent.  Tours are available Tuesday through Friday.  Bookings are accepted a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the tour.  Donations to the Gallery are welcome.  Contact the Portage & District Arts Centre at 204-239-6029 or email pdac@mts.net to book your tour today!

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MAIN GALLERY


June 23 - July 31, 2015


CONNECTING

Watercolour by Sandi Storen.


Sandi's detailed watercolour paintings glow with the colour and light of the prairie sun. They often include symbolism and her recent works explore the themes of Generations, Traditions and Connecting. This exhibition is the first full showing of her Traditions quilt project which explores the concept of Traditions being carried from one generation to the next, forming a link, a connection, something shared.  The separate framed images of the Traditions quilt project work on their own, but, like people, they are richer when they’re together, each bringing their own unique contribution to the whole. They form a full sized “quilt” when hung together. The stitching motif represents the top stitching found on quilts, and works as a common element to further unite the twelve sets of paintings. It is also symbolic of the common thread that ties us all together, that of being human. Connections will also include some of Sandi’s hands series. She has asked people to Lend a Hand by posing their hands in everyday activities, then used the resulting photos as reference for a series of pencil crayon and watercolour works.


Exhibition Opening:  Sunday, June 28 at 2:00pm

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August 5 - 29, 2015 in the Main Gallery


CENTRAL REGION JURIED ART EXHIBITION

Multi-media artwork by artists from the Central Region.


The 34th Annual Central Region Juried Art Exhibit will be hosted by

the Pembina Hills Arts Council on April 30, 2015.  Artist Reception is

at 6:00pm followed by a Public Opening at 7:00pm.


The Central Region Juried Art Exhibit is open to artists or crafts persons ages 15 years or older who are residents of the Central Region.


CALL FOR ENTRY DEADLINE IS MARCH 21, 2015.


For full details click on the following links or visit the Portage & District Arts Centre Gift Shop to pick up the Call for Entry.


2015 CRJAE Call for Entry.pdf


2015 CRJAE Registration Form.pdf


How to Professionally Prepare Your Artwork.pdf


Exhibition Opening:  Thursday, August 6 at 7:00pm

Sponsors:
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Sept 1 - Oct 9, 2015 in the Main Gallery


LOOKING IN

Oil on canvas abstract paintings by Aija Aleksandra Svenne.








Exhibition Opening:  Sunday, September 13 at 2:00pm

Sponsors:
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Oct 14 - Nov 21, 2015 in the Main Gallery


THREE DIRECTIONS ONE PATH

Lee Beaton, Cindy Davidson & Pamela Desmond-Franklin.



Exhibition Opening:  Sunday, October 18 at 2:00pm

Sponsors:
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Nov 23, 2015 - Jan 9, 2016 in the Main Gallery


TBA

Acrylic paintings by Don McMaster.






Exhibition Opening:  TBA

Sponsors:

BOARDROOM GALLERY


July 2 to Aug 8, 2015


MEMORIES IN MINIATURE

Watercolour and pen & ink by Bette Holliday.


Artist Statement


I began painting about 20 years ago with the encouragement of Marguerite Ruddell.  I work mainly with watercolour and pen & ink.  Recently I have begun painting greeting cards, which led me to trying miniatures.  A miniature is 100-150 square centimetres or less unframed.  Painting on such a small surface can be very challenging.