Thursday, September 27, 2007


We're at it again. The 2nd annual Winnipeg artist studio tour is gearing up.
We are planning for 3 tour weekends - the first weekend of November, the first weekend of December and the first weekend next June. Self guided brochures will soon be available and the website is up. Check it out at

Just a reminder to MCML members that the Opening Reception for BY DESIGN, our 75th anniversary juried Contemporary Craft Exhibition will be held this evening, September 27th at 7pm at the Delta Winnipeg, 350 St. Mary Ave. After an awards presentation and refreshments at the hotel, guests will walk over to the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library to view the show.

The show will be on display until November 10.

All members are invited and please do bring a guest. Hope to see you there.
The Western Canada Aviation Museum is seeking a Gift Shop Manager (andReception). This position is a full time position at 37.5 hours per week at$10.00/hr. Duties involve merchandising, customer service, inventory,working with volunteers and reception duties. Qualifications includeexperience with point of sale systems, spreadsheets and general officeequipment. The position requires numeracy, working well with others and inparticular with seniors. Please contact Cathy Whitfield by fax at 775-4761or by e-mail at with your resume.
The Climb
An Exhibit of Hooked Rugs by Nancy Hall
Exhibit: October 4 to 28th, 2007
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 4, 6 to 8 p.m.
Crafthouse Gallery/Crafts Association of BC
1386 Cartwright St., Granville Island
Vancouver, B.C.
Tel: 604.687.7270/
The cre8ery Presents
2 Give Form 2
Featuring artists:
Andrew Marek and Torrie Caesar
Opening Reception: Friday September 28,
7:30 - late
Additional Hours: Tues - Sun, 12-5
Andrew Marek's recent paintings and sculptures are expressionistic renderings of allegorical statements shrouded in mystery. Ironic titles are meant to strengthen an idea. His aim is to understand a relationship by giving it a body. Through introspection the abstract is given form.
Torrie Caesar's most recent paintings are based on quick model-based gesture drawings. His challenge has been to “reproduce” the original without losing gestural spontaneity. His sculptures are more of a retrospective of the last twenty-five years. In his art he continues to be obsessed with stylizing the human form.
Admission is free, donations accepted....
Beginner/Intermediate Glass Lamp Working Course with Instructor: Kevin McKay, Bayshore Glass
October 13 & 14, 10-4 pm
For those who are interested in becoming flame workers using borosilicate glass rod and tubing, this course is designed for you! Highly detailed demonstrations and explanations as well as individual attention to trouble shooting will be given. Beads, pendants and glass sculptures will be made using both clear and coloured tubes and rods.

Glass topics will include: Safety, shop set-up, tool & equiptment use and hand skills.

Cost: $200.00 + GST per person to include up to $40.00 in materials. (All equiptment & tools are provided.)

Please pre-register through cre8ery (contact info below)
Upcoming Exhibitions:
1. Give a Shirt About Art, CARFAC fundraiser, Oct. 12, 7 pm 2. Tale Feathers, Kelly Ruth & Cameron Johnson, Opening October 19, 7:30 pm
Submission Calls:
1. 'scape: deadline Oct. 20/07 2. cre8ive art fest '07: admission forms available
Aux. gallery: now accepting artwork submissions for hanging on Oct. 6th for details please contact us.
Classes: acrylic painting class: Jordan Miller, tuesday/wednesday, please contact us if interested
Sketch Nights: Mon & Thurs, 6:30-9:30 pm, all welcome!
Studios: spaces available

cre8ery's hours: Tues - Sat. 12 -5; Mon & Thurs. 6-10
location: 2nd floor, 125 Adelaide St., Winnipeg
contact: or ph. 204.510.1623

website: please visit our website for more information regarding the above listings
Education, Citizenship and Youth Minister Peter Bjornson today launched a new arts mentorship program and a website designed to encourage youth to grow creatively as they work toward careers in the arts and cultural sector."The Manitoba government is committed to helping youth make informed career choices and these new tools will increase the resources available to them," Bjornson said. "Whether students want to be art restorers, musicians, web designers or videographers, they will be able to explore job options and work with mentors who can show them how to develop their interests and talents." In partnership with the Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba, the province has developed a Manitoba-specific career website. More than 140 Manitoba-based cultural jobs and a wide range of career opportunities and transferable, essential skills are profiled on the site.Over the next few weeks, schools will receive posters and trading cards that promote the website and describe various jobs, skills, strengths and the characteristics of people who have successful careers in the arts and cultural world. The mentorship program pilot is slated to begin in Winnipeg during November with an estimated 24 youth participating. Students and mentors will be grouped within three broad career categories including administrative/ management, technical and creative/artistic areas.The Arts and Cultural Industries Association (ACI) is currently recruiting mentors from 10 different disciplines such as visual arts, theatre and performing arts, music and sound recording, writing and publishing, and broadcasting.Youth will also participate in a series of career development workshops focusing on resume writing, interview skills, proposal writing, basic marketing and business management.The Careers in the Arts Mentorship Program will provide opportunities for youth to be mentored by a representative of an arts-related career through individual meetings with the mentor, volunteer work experience and participation in career development workshops. The mentorship program will build on ACI's role in promoting careers in the arts along with the Grow Creatively website."Manitoba's arts and cultural sector is vibrant, exciting and expanding rapidly. Jobs that didn't exist a decade ago are filling niche markets and other career opportunities are developing as technology moves forward and our market changes," Bjornson said. "These exciting resources will help to shape the next generation of youth looking for creative careers."Interested individuals are encouraged to contact mentorship program co-ordinator Talia Pura by telephone at 204-927-2787 or e-mail at Information on potential career options is available on the website at


Post a Comment

<< Home