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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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April 26 - May 10, 2016


CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS AUCTION PREVIEW

Portage & District Arts Centre Fundraising Gala.

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MAIN GALLERY


April 5 - May 14, 2016


A MOMENT IN TIME

Fibre art by Valerie Wilson.


Valerie Wilson is a fibre artist living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her passion is to capture unique moments in time in her quilts. Although she occasionally dabbles in abstracts, Valerie finds that she is always drawn back to realism.


Always seeking knowledge, and wanting to develop her expertise further, Valerie has trained with fibre artists from around the world. With a love for being involved in any organization of which she is a member, Valerie became the Fibre Art Network (FAN) Membership Co-ordinator in 2004, when she joined this co-operative of professional, Western Canadian fibre artists. And now Valerie is a Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA) co-rep for Manitoba and Saskatchewan, promoting quilts as an art form and supporting other art quilters.


ARTIST STATEMENT


I love the colours and feel of fabric. I see wonderful possibilities in both commercial and hand-dyed fabrics for creating dimension, texture and a painting like quality in my art. I use little pieces of fabric, fit together like a puzzle to create my work. The piece is then stitched with thread, to add depth and detail.


History has always fascinated me. Whether it’s an old house and its heritage, or a person glimpsed in an antique photograph, their stories call to me. When I see an old photograph of people, I wonder what lives those people lived, and why they chose to have a photo taken at that moment. Was it a gift for someone, or did they want to record a special moment? My aim is to bring these people to life again in my work.


Working from vintage black and white photographs, allows me to imagine the lives of these people, and to choose what details, and colours, best express my vision. I combine a love of history, and a curiosity about people from the past, to capture character in fabric.


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Exhibition Opening:  Thursday, April 7 at 7:00pm

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May 17 - June 25, 2016 (Main Gallery)


NEW PAINTINGS: Colour, Light, Energy

Multi-media paintings by the Group of 8 Artist Salon.


The title we chose for this show reflects much of the philosophy that describes us as a group. We are 8 women artists, each with a unique way of using colour and light to create energy in our paintings. And just like our artwork, the group has an energy that makes it more than the sum of its parts. Whether we’re sharing ideas about an exhibition we’ve seen, a book we’ve read, or a painting we’re working on, the dynamic of our group creates a sense of excitement. We critique and encourage; we celebrate each others’ successes and support each other through professional and personal challenges. When any of us shows a new painting to the group, we all feel the energy the artist has put into that work.


Members of the Group of 8 Artist Salon are:

Suzanne du Plooy, Jane Gateson, Sherry Glanville, Fay Jelly,

Pat McCullough, Lin Milne, Helen Maxime Stein, Randie Yuffe


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

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June 28 - Aug 6, 2016 (Main Gallery)


PICTURING GRANDMOTHER

Acrylic & multi-media on canvas by Edie Marshall.

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Aug 9 - Sept 3, 2016 (Main Gallery)


CENTRAL REGION JURIED ART EXHIBITION

Mixed-media by artists across the Central Region.


Call for Entry

The Golden Prairie Arts Council is hosting the 2016 Central Region Juried Art Exhibit. The CRJAE is open to artists & artisans of all levels aged 15 years or older who are residents of the Central Region. Work must be an original concept & completed since April 2015. Deadline for this Call for Entry is March 31, 2016.


2016 CRJAE Call for Entry & Registration Form


How to Professionally Prepare Your Artwork


Hardcopies are also available for pick up at the

Portage & District Arts Centre.

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Sept 6 - Oct 15, 2016 (Main Gallery)


MY HOUSE AS A LIFE: Outer/Inner Journeys

Acrylic paintings by Jane Gateson.

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Oct 18 - Nov 26, 2016 (Main Gallery)


ABOUT EVE

An installation by Tracey-Mae Chambers.

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Nov 29, 2016 - Jan 21, 2017 (Main Gallery)


TRAVELS

Photography by Rob & Melodie Dondo.

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BOARDROOM GALLERY


*Boardroom Gallery is closed every Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm