Monday, October 23, 2006


Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library Workshop

Crochet Nasak Hat - Saturday, October 28 & November 4, 2006
9:00 am to 12:00pm each day

These hats, featuring geometric patterns and/or place names, are crocheted in the round. They became popular in the many eastern Arctic communities in the 1960s, and the crochet hooks were sometimes made from old toothbrushes. They became known as “Pang” hats from the community of Pangnirtung, Nunavut.

Bring 4 balls of Paton’s “Astra” yarn or sport yarn of similar weight, 2 main colours and two for contrast, and crochet hooks around size 3.75.
Basic Crochet Skills Required

Instructor: Brigitte de March

Cost: $30 or $27 for members

Location: 1B-183 Kennedy Street

For further information or to register contact:
487-6117 or
PLATFORM Gallery Strategic Planning SessionFriday November 3rd from 5 - 9:30pmThe sessions will be facilitated by Heather Erhard, Director, Erhard Associates. Our overall objective will be to review the Mission and Vision statements of Platform, develop Key Areas of Strategic Focus, and specific goals and objectives, with leadership responsibilities and time lines.Please RSVP your attendance to by October 25, 2006. We will then send you an agenda, organizational material, and a pre-planning report conducted by Heather Erhard to review prior to the first day. We are planning to provide refreshments; please advise us of any food allergies in your response.Thank you
Lisa WoodDirectorPLATFORMCentre for Photographic and Digital Arts121-100 Arthur StWinnipeg MB,
R3B 1H3t. 204.942.8183
The Winnipeg Arts Council public art program seeks expressions of interest from artists of all disciplines and community groups for thecommunity-based WITH ART program.
WITH ART is a program for collaborative art projects between communitygroups and artists in Winnipeg. The program is based on the belief that WITH ART communities can explore issues, express identity and create dialogue by working with professional artists on a shared goal. Artists will be matched with community groups to create a project plan with an emphasis on the art-making process. WITH ART is interested in artists working in all art forms such as visual, performing and literary arts. Deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is December 15, 2006. A complete application must be submitted. For details on the program, eligibility criteria, application requirements and the selection processplease visit < or call943-7668. Tricia WasneyManager - Public Art Winnipeg Arts Council 102-555 Main Street Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1C3 (204)943-7668 (204)942-8669 (fax) <> <>
GALLERY 1C03 University of Winnipeg
Opening reception: Thursday, November 2, 4 - 6 p.m.
Artist's talk: Thursday, November 9 at 12:30 p.m.WINNIPEG -
Gallery 1C03 launches a new sculptural installation byWinnipeg artist Lynn Richardson on Thursday, November 2. Richardson anticipates a future ice age resulting from global warming. Posing as working landscapes that incorporate motors, pipelines, oil drilling stations, railways and electrical lines, the sculptures entice viewers through their integration of sound, motion and light.
Gallery 1C03 1st floor, Centennial Hall The University of Winnipeg 515 Portage AvenueWinnipeg
"Save Museums!" Hello Arts, Culture and Heritage supporters: An online petition has been launched concerning the cuts to Canadian museums and the promised new Museums Policy. Please sign this petition and forward it to everyone you know. "Save Museums!" is available Winnipeg Film Group
Winnipeg Film Group announces New Executive Director
October 18, 2006 Winnipeg, CANADA
The Winnipeg Film Group is pleased to announce the hiring of Cecilia Araneda as the organization’s Executive Director. Cecilia will commence her duties starting Wednesday, November 1st. Cecilia has been a member of the Film Group for eight years, and has also served as an instructor, a jury member, board member, Vice- President, and most recently as President of the organization. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from U.B.C. and is an accomplished filmmaker and film curator. The WFG extends its sincere thanks to Charles Shilliday who has served as the Interim Executive Director since April 2006.
Martha Street Studio Artists in Residence reception
When: November 14th from 5 to 7pm
Where: Manitoba Printmakers Association (Martha Street Studio), 11 Martha Street,Winnipeg, R3B 1A2
The Manitoba Printmakers Association and La Maison Des Artistes will be holding a reception for artists in Residence from GRAFF (Montreal)and La Maison Des Artistes (Winnipeg).Come meet the artists. Drinks and Appetizers will be served.Participating ArtistsDavid MacNair (Maison des Artistes)Gary Tessier (Maison des Artistes)Etienne Rochon (GRAFF)Emmanuelle Jacques (GRAFF)Martha Street Studiothe centre for printmaking, digital & photographic arts 11 Martha Street Winnipeg
This Community News is provided by: aceartinc. You got news for the community? Send it to us!! Send appropriate info. about your show, lecture, submission call, whatever art related, for the Winnipeg/ Manitoban community AT LEAST A WEEK prior to the event. No images please, plain text only (keep in mind we cut and paste your info). The gallery can not garentee info will go out, nor will we send out more than once (unless correction or update on event) but we'll try our best...this is a free service remember. email <> Subject: NEWS
Urban Shaman Gallery Nadia Myre The Want Ads & Other Scars
October 27 - December 1, 2006 Main Gallery Space, Urban Shaman Gallery, 203 - 290 McDermot Avenue Opening Reception Friday 27th, 8 PM
Artist Talk : A bilingual artist talk will start at 8:30 PM during the reception of the exhibition, co-sponsored by Urban Shaman and La Maison des Artistes. Nadia Myre is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work is exhibited locally and internationally.
work: 204.942.2674
Join MAWA for our Computer Camp to learn more about your computer and have some fabulous software installed all in a fun, relaxed setting. Our workshop instructors, Reva Stone and Felix Jodoin, will work with you step by step to install Linux on your computer and teach you how to use it.
So . . . what exactly is Linux and why would I want to use it? Are you tired of expensive software? Oppressive operating systems? Continuous, expensive upgrades? Then join Felix Jodoin and Reva Stone for their exceptionally informative Introduction to Linux Workshop. Try out Ubuntu Linux and learn about the software applications it includes such as the office suite, the email client, the web browser, and image, video and audio editors. I'd like to use it . . . how do I install it on my computer? Follow up with the Linux Computer Camp where you will actually install Ubuntu Linux on your computer. You'll learn how to use Linux as a desktop operating system, and the applications it includes such as the office suite, the email client, the web browser, and even image, video and audio editors. Works great on older computers – you'll be amazed at how much snappier they become and how much more time you have because you don’t have to do Spyware & Virus cleanup. Introduction to Linux Workshop Saturday, November 4, 2006, 1-3 PM
Admission is free for the information session.
Linux Computer Camp Saturday, November 18, 2006, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Installation of Operating System Sunday, November 19, 2006, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Installing Great Software Saturday, December 2, 2006, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Questions, Experimenting With Your new Software And Extras Registration for all three sessions: members: $50, non-members: $90.Registration fees fully payable at time of registration. REGISTER EARLY, AS SPACES ARE LIMITED
Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA) 611 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B1E1 Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, noon – 4 pm For more information contact:Vanessa Kroeker Program Assistant Mentoring Artists For Women's Art (MAWA) 611 Main StreetWinnipeg, Manitoba Canada R3B 1E1 Tel 204.989.2318 Fax 204.956.4185 mailto:programassistant@mawa.cawww.mawa.ca
Finger In the Dyke ProductionsNew Performance part of Fem Fest 2006
Winnipeg's fourth annual theatre festival of plays by women for everyone. Featuring an international line-up of high calibre writers and performers including Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Milan (Winnipeg), as well as premiere works by new playwrights. VENUE: Contemporary Dancers Studio (211 Bannatyne Ave) “Target Marketing” by Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Milan produced by Finger in the Dyke Productions (Winnipeg)October 24 at 9pm and October 25 at 8pm For tickets or information: 586-2236 Details and full schedule available at:
From the Canadian Crafts Federation via MCC
TO: Goldsmiths, Basket Makers, Makers of Wearable Fibre Art

FROM: Anne Manuel, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador

RE: Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, 2007

As you may be aware, the 2007 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show will feature the work of 26 Canadian craft makers. The project to manage this participation is being led by the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec.

We have already been through the first stage of jurying for this project, and the Philadelphia jury has so far identified 20 Canadian participants. The jury for the Philadelphia show is seeking further applications to balance the craft media to be represented at the 2007 show.
The Philadelphia jury has indicated that they would like to see more work by basket makers, makers of wearable fibre art, and goldsmiths. We have therefore agreed to seek further submissions from Canadian craftspeople and this letter and accompanying documents are to invite craftspeople working in these media to make application.
Attached to this memo is information about the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and an application form. We have set a deadline for receipt of application and images of November 6, 2006, if you wish to be considered in this second round of the search. Only craft makers working in the three identified areas should apply. Those who have applied previously and not been accepted will not be reconsidered, and therefore should not re-apply.
If you have questions, or require further information, please contact:
Anne Manuel at the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador

Louise Chapados at the Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec
Or contact Gaetanne Sylvester at for application form.


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