Friday, January 19, 2007


POTTERY CLASSES at Prairie Stained Glass

Wed January 24 for 4weeks CLAY WALL TILES - WITH BUD GILLIES
In this class students will develop their own ideas, or work with traditional designs, to create one of a kind clay tiles. Many techniques will be explored to add different surface textures to the tiles. Plaster molds will be available to add a 3 D effect to your tiles. Proper glazing techniques will be covered in depth. No previous clay experience is required. COST: $99.99 plus GST and materials. Firing of projects is included.

Traditional Majolica pieces were modeled in high relief from low fired clay featuring butterflies and other insects, flowers and leaves, fruit, shells, animals and fish. The bisque fired clay is covered by an opaque background enamel made from a metal-oxide. When this glaze has dried, the design elements on the piece are painted with brightly coloured glazes and the piece is fired again. COST: $ 99.99 plus GST and materials. Firing of projects is included.
Bud has taught clay workshops for the University of Manitoba School of Art, Manitoba Crafts Council, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Provincial Teachers Association, Manitoba Children’s Museum, Fort Whyte Center…………..
Prairie Stained Glass Ltd.587 Sargent Ave.Winnipeg, Ph 204-783-1117

Winnipeg Arts CouncilFor application guidelines, registration forms and information about WACplease visit <>
Art CityFundraiserfrom the heartAn evening of jazz withBonnie Gerbrandt & Special GuestsA fundraising evening for Art City.Academy Bar & Eatery414 Academy RoadSaturday, February 24, 20078:00 p.m.Tickets $10Available at Art City at 616 Broadway - 775-9856

Keepsakes Gallery
Calling All Artists!With December sales reaching $6000, Keepsakes Gallery (a non-profit organization - 264 McDermot Ave. Winnipeg) is the place to showcase your work!! Call 943-2446 for space inquiries. As a non-profit organization, we do not take commission from your sales.Join us for free live music every Saturday from 3 - 4 pm.


Video Pool Media Centre Presents:
WINTER 2006/07The Unstrument: An introduction to circuit-bendingwith visiting artist Darsha HewittCOST: FREE to Video Pool members# PARTICIPANTS: 8PRE-REQUISITE: noneDATES: Saturday, January 20 from 11am to 3pm (workshop)3pm to 4pm (break)4pm to 5pm (Artist lecture open to public)5pm to 6pm (jam session open to public)Circuit-bending is a process of short-circuiting used to create new and experimental musical instruments from existing electronic devices. This workshop introduces basic circuit-bending concepts and focuses on body contact with electronics. Participants will probe their way through audio circuitry and learn how to attach audio jacks to things that should not have them. The workshop is followed by an experimental jam open to the public.Participants should come equipped with non-cherished battery-powered electronic audio devices, such as music and sound toys for kids. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own soldering irons.INSTRUCTOR - Darsha Hewitt is an artist living and working in Montréal. She has exhibited in Canada and in Europe. Using hacked electronics and Open-Source programming software, she makes artwork that looks at how technology-reliant society silences and reinterprets identity and connectivity. Darsha is actively involved in the development of PureData, an open-source programming used by artists; she is currently the coordinator for PD-Convention 2007, the 2nd international PureData Convention.
Ph.(204) 949-9134 ext. 4

A Message from MCC
Hello Everyone; Your interim board continues to work on its mandate by fulfilling the province's request for an audit and restructuring plan. Tom Carson, our consultant has been working diligently> researching the aims and methods of other craft councils and developing a > survey so> that we can ask you for your opinions about how we proceed. We> hope to have these tasks completed by the end of January. Once these > tasks> are complete we'll be able to have a general meeting to plan the future> of this organization. The interim board would like to make sure that MCC> reflects your ideas and needs.>> In the short term we are planning a fundraising social to be held> before the spring. A few volunteers to help make this social a> success are needed. Please call Dave at 6885361 or email> if you're interested in helping organize this > event.>> Pat Courtnage is working on events for the 07 Year of the Craft. She> too can use a hand Please get in touch with Pat at .4533819 or email>>> .MCC also needs somewhere to store some boxes of financial> records. If you have a dry space of about five feet by five feet we> have the boxes to fill it up. Please email Ann Tyre at> MCC can develop again and can contribute to your career as a> craftsperson with shows, workshops and career information. It is only> as strong, however, as its members are willing to make it. Please> consider getting involved as we rebuild.
Thanks.Dave Krindle for the interim Board.

Creative spaces for creative People, is opening its doors to artists, of all kinds, to share in the creative experience.With 8800 square feet and 24-7 hour access we offer:-Affordable space for professional and emerging artists students, instructors, & organizations-Private or shared studios-Classroom facility, gallery and installation gallery for rent-Artist representation and business opportunities-Spport of and for all artists-Access to freight elevators-Administrator available to answer questions and offer assistance during business hours-studio size ranges from 233 sq. ft to 1050 sq. ft.-Visual artists, photographers, performance artists, musicians, dancers, craftspeople, sound, video, designers, architects, writers, students, etc. are all welcome.For more information on rentals, touring the space, and bookings please contact:Jordan MillerManager/Administrator510-1623 (cell)jordan@cre8ery.comShawn BerardManaging Partner227-7422 (cell)