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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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May 17 - 28, 2016


PDAC ARTSSMARTS PHOTO PROJECT

Portage Ukrainian Nursery School.


The Portage & District Arts Centre ArtsSmarts Committee provided a grant allowing local artist Lee Beaton to spend time working with the children of the Portage Ukrainian Nursery School as they took thousands of photographs on cameras, an iPod and an iPad.


There were four components to the Photo Project 2016:


  1. 1.Staged Photos: The children chose items from the nursery school space, carefully arranged them and took photos using a digital camera on a tripod with added lighting.

  2. 2.Self-Portraits: The children used a remote shutter and an iPod and iPad to take photos of themselves, experimenting with their facial expressions.

  3. 3.Photo Collage: The children took photos of things/people that were important or interesting to them at Nursery School.

  4. 4.‘Studio’ Photos: Each photographer chose their subject by pulling a photo out of a basket. They then had to go and convince their classmate to come and have his/her photo taken in their ‘studio’. Subjects were given direction/suggestions about facial expression.

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MAIN GALLERY


May 17 - June 25, 2016


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


Click HERE for Invitation

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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