Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Lots of Artists In Plain View

I looked up the word “artist” in Wikipedia recently and here is what it says:

‘The definition of an artist is wide-ranging and covers a broad spectrum of activities to do with creating art, practicing the arts and/or demonstrating an art…. A person who creates art. A person who creates art as an occupation. A person who is skilled at some activity.

Quite a few very famous artists were mentioned, such as Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock and Kandinsky.

There were no artists from Winnipeg, though. But take heart – there’s still time. And meanwhile just so you won’t get too upset about this, we would like you to know that there ARE artists in Winnipeg. Lots of them. In fact some artists may be your neighbours, perhaps even your friends. Like us!

Artists In Plain View are your neighbours and friends and would like to get to know you and have you know us, too.

We’re getting serious about our place here in your midst. Guy Maddin missed pointing us out, but Winnipeg is fairly crawling with artists. We’d like you to know we’re here and that you will be invited yet again soon to visit us in our homes, and studios. Our next tour will be coming up in June, and this is not too early to mark your calendar – June 5 & 6.

In fact you don’t have to wait till then, because if you need that perfect, unique gift for someone’s birthday or wedding, all you have to do is contact your favourite In Plain View artist and make an appointment to come to his/her studio to look at the work. Our phone numbers are all listed on the website: And each artist who welcomes visits at times other than tour dates tells you so on his/her page.

And this brings me to another message. We have a new artist who has joined In Plain View. Steve Jorgensen will soon have a page on our website (just as soon as I wake up our webmaster). Steve is a master potter and produces wonderful functional pieces, as well as ceramic sculptures.  In fact, I have some of Steve’s work, as do many Manitobans with Great Taste. I’ve posted pics of Steve’s work as well as Steve, himself, above.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

pleasure to find such a good artical! please keep update!! ........................................