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!

BOARDROOM GALLERY


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MAIN GALLERY


May 12 - June 20, 2015


FELTWORKS

Fine craft & fibre artistry by Helga Schulte-Schroeer.


ARTIST BIO

A professional feltmaker since 2006, Helga is inspired by the variety of natural colors and textures in wool and silk. Growing up on a farm and learning fibre techniques from her grandmother, Helga has developed a unique approach to highlighting the material’s natural beauty. Her passion is expressed in a variety of applications from artwork to functional craft. Helga’s work has shown internationally and is sold across Western Canada.


ARTIST STATEMENT

the task of continuing a tradition

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the thrill of going beyond tradition

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a meaningful existence


Helga Schulte-Schroeer, feltmaker


I chose wool and silk as main media of my work for their versatility and variety. The array of natural wool alone - whether spun, carded or raw fleece – inspires me to experiment and explore its limits and applications in order to broaden the perception beyond the traditional. Combining wool with silk creates a fascinating interplay of fibres with endless possibilities. The Nuno- and Cobweb techniques allow for extraordinary fine felted materials and fascinating textures. Instead of enhancing, I try to eliminate, keep the bare essentials and thus highlight the inherent simplicity and beauty of the materials. I paint with fibres.


THE FIBREWORKS EXHIBIT

From very early childhood on I always found solace and inspiration in Nature. It is my hope that this selection of work evokes both dynamics in the viewer as well.


Exhibition Opening:  Thursday, May 14 at 7:00pm

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June 23 - July 31, 2015


CONNECTING

Watercolour by Sandi Storen.


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

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August 5 - 29, 2015


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

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September 1 - October 9, 2015


LOOKING IN

Oil on canvas abstract paintings by Aija Aleksandra Svenne.








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

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October 14 - November 21, 2015


THREE DIRECTIONS ONE PATH

Lee Beaton, Cindy Davidson & Pamela Desmond-Franklin.



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

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November 23, 2015 - January 9, 2016


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Acrylic paintings by Don McMaster.






Exhibition Opening:  TBA

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