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

 
CURRENT EXHIBITION
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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
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June 24 - August 1, 2014


DOUBLE VISION

Quilt and textile paintings by Diane Stewart & Debbie Richards.


Diane Stewart and Debbie Richards are twin sisters who grew up sharing a special bond and a sense of shared identity. They moved away from each other many years ago to follow in their own dreams and careers. Each pursued their own path in the arts, finding different ways to express their own view of the world and evoke the delicate beauty of their surroundings. As they created their own lives, one in Saskatchewan and the other in Northern Ontario, the evolution of each artist’s technique mirrored the gradual movement towards a separate identity. With a series of images illustrating twin visions of the landscape that separates them, Double Vision represents a reuniting of their shared bond, while exploring the unique voice carved out by each artist.


Debbie Richards is a Quilt Artist and Diane Stewart is a Textile Painting Artist. Working from a single image and an identical set of fabrics each artist adapts the image to their own vision using their unique methods, adding new fabric elements and drawing from their own perspective to shape the work. They did not share the works with each other until they were completed. Some pieces turned out starkly different while some are surprisingly similar.


Diane creates her images using a stretched canvas over ¼ inch plywood. She creates an outline with acrylic paint, then layers on increasingly intricate fabric pieces, ironing them onto the fabric with a bonding agent, then sealing the finished work with a clear satin acrylic medium. Debbie first draws her design and creates a background quilt, then embellishes its surface with a secondary design, focusing on the relationships between colours, shape and texture.


Exhibition Opening:  Thursday, June 26 at 7:00pm

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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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IN THE BOARDROOM GALLERY


July 11 - August 15, 2014


PRAIRIE RIPPLES ART TOUR PREVIEW

Various Artists.


The 8th Annual Prairie Ripples Art Tour will take place Saturday, August 23 from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, August 24, 10:00am to 4:00pm.  Come to the Portage & District Arts Centre Boardroom Gallery to get a preview of the artwork that will be on the tour.


Check out www.prairieripples.com for more information.

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August 5 - 29, 2014


CENTRAL REGION JURIED ART EXHIBITION

Original Multi-media Art by various Artists in the Central Region.


Artists Reception:

May 2 at 6:00pm at the Tiger Hills Arts Association.

Public Opening to follow at 7:00pm.


Tour Schedule:

May - Holland, June - Morden, July - Carman,

August - Portage la Prairie, September - Winnipeg (MAN)


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


Click to download:  2014 Call for Entry2014 Registration Form

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September 2 - 27, 2014


HATS FROM A LIFE LIVED

Mixed media by artist Colette Balcaen.

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September 30 - November 8, 2014


SURVIVABILITY II

Mixed media by various artists including Yvette Cenerini, Dayna Danger, Anne Fallis, Cameron Forbes, Annette Henderson, Erin Josephson-Laidlaw, Mary Lowe, Cheryl Orr-Hood, Willow Rector, Diana Thorneycroft & Diane Whitehouse

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November 10 - December 20, 2014


SPACE RABBIT AND FRIENDS

Acrylic, oil & collage by artist Linus Woods.

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