Portage & District Arts Centre

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

tel (204) 239 6029   fax (204) 239 1472   email pdac@mts.net

 
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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!

Sponsor:

BOARDROOM GALLERY


EXPRESSIONS

A collection of watercolour paintings by Fran Pickell.


Exhibition Dates: January 11 to February 28, 2015

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February 18 - March 28, 2015


DINOSAURS IN 3D

3D photography & phantograms by Dennis Wiens.





Exhibition Opening:  Thursday, February 19 at 7:00pm

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March 31 - May 9, 2015


SAVES NINE

Contemporary craft by artists from the Manitoba Crafts Council.

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May 12 - June 20, 2015


FELT WORKS

Fine craft & fibre artistry by Helga Schulte-Schroeer.

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June 23 - July 31, 2015


TBA

Watercolour & pencil by Sandi Storen.

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August 5 - 29, 2015


CENTRAL REGION JURIED ART EXHIBITION

Multi-media artwork by artists from the Central Region.

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September 1 - October 9, 2015


TBA

Oil on canvas abstract paintings by Aija Svenne.

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October 14 - November 21, 2015


THREE DIRECTIONS ONE PATH

Lee Beaton, Cindy Davidson & Pamela Desmond-Franklin.

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November 22, 2015 - January 9, 2016


TBA

Acrylic paintings by Don McMaster.

Sponsor:

MAIN GALLERY


January 6 - February 13, 2015


A SHEPHERD’S DIARY

Coloured pencil & watercolour by Gerry Oliver.


Gerry Oliver has spent most of her life working in some form of art.  She worked in fiber arts and photography prior to taking up painting some 20 years ago.  Since then, she has focused on watercolour painting, printmaking and coloured pencil, trying a multi media approach. Over the years, she has participated in several solo and group shows, as well as travelling galleries in both Manitoba and Saskatchewan.  She enjoys teaching art to both adults and children in a variety of classes and workshops around Manitoba.  She lives on a farm near Carberry, MB with her husband, a flock of rare breed sheep, two dogs and five cats.


A Shepherd’s Diary is a journal, both visual and written, of a year in the life of a shepherd and her flock.  Gerry has raised sheep for 16 years and turning it into art seemed a natural fit.   The sheep have been her subject matter for many years, but the idea of both a written and visual record was a bit unexpected but also surprising that it took so long for the idea to occur.


Raising livestock has highs and lows, good days and bad.  Throughout it all, is the close relationship and bond that is formed with the animals.  This show focuses on the circle of life – reproduction, birth and death, youth and old age.


During the year, there have been unforgettable moments – funny, sad, endearing and just plain lovely.  Gerry has attempted to capture some of these moments to show the entirely fulfilling experience it has been.


Exhibition Opening:  Sunday, January 11 at 2:00pm