Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Stoneware Gallery Now In Plain View

Winnipeg's pre-eminent ceramics gallery has joined In Plain View.

Any day now you will find Stoneware Gallery, on our website: http://www.inplainviewwinnipeg.com/  and they will be involved in the upcoming Winnipeg artists' tour, slated for June 5&6.
Stoneware  Gallery has a long history in our city. It is one of the first artist-run co-ops not only in Winnipeg but in Canada, having been founded in 1978. It maintains a gallery/shop/studio at 778 Corydon, where you will find the outstanding work of several professional, well-known studio potters.
You don't need to wait till tour dates to visit this gallery. It is open every weekday. Check out the websites listed here to find the hours of business.
Classes are also taught in the studio section of this establishment.
To view the work of the potters in Stoneware Gallery go to their website:

Yolanta Sokalska from Clear Energy Glass Studio would like you to see what she has been doing lately. Here is a picture of recent work "VERY,VERY INDUSTRIAL":

Jolanta and her partner Zbigniew would also like you to visit their newly designed website to see a selection of their work: http://www.clearenergyglass.com/

We also have news about upcoming and current exhibitions at participating galleries:

Wayne Arthur Gallery at 186 Provencher Blvd. Invites you to

Birds Landscapes - Paysages D’Oiseau
Paintings by Monique Larouche
Opening Thursday, March 4, from 5 to 7 PM
and continues to Wednesday, March 31
for contact information go to their website: http://www.waynearthurgallery.com/

cre8ery workshops: April to July 2010
Cre8ery Gallery/Studios has sent along a list of upcoming workshops, too numerous to fully list here, but include: How to use your digital camera; how to document artwork; art journaling; principles of composition; paper marbling; drawing; painting; lino-block printmaking etc.
For FULL info on classes:
Register early to hold a space!
e-mail:  jordan@cre8ery.com or phone: 944-0809

Our Aliza Amihude showed another facet of her art-personality last Sunday evening, when she joined the artists and performers at the annual Girls! Girls! Girls! revue at the Gas Station Theatre. This year's show focused on the word Rapture, and it was fun to see the many interpretations of this word in song, dance, comedic routine, acrobatics, paintings, sculpture and all kinds of mixed media - 2D, 3D, and theatrical.
Aliza appeared in a wonderful red hand-dyed gown, looking for all the world like a priestess from another time. She sang, a capella, a mystical song from Yemen, accompanying herself on a small hand-held drum. 
In the lobby gallery, she also presented a sulptural pun "Raptor Rapture: What REALLY happened to the Dinosaurs".

Ann Tyre and Carol James will be talking about their experiences surrounding the 2009 Biennale of Fine Craft in Cheongju Korea. This Salon Evening is hosted by the Manitoba Craft Museum and Library and the Manitoba Crafts Council. It will be held on April 8th 6:30 /7:00p.m. (check with the library for the actual time) in the Buchwald Room of the Millenium Library.
Ann sent along some images of Cheongju to whet your appetite.


Ann has also informed us about a movement that is occurring in Great Britain and gaining attention not only there, but also here in North America.
The rallying cry for this movement is:  CRAFT MATTERS!
Craft Matters was launched by the UK Crafts Council in October 2009 to encourage people to stand up and be counted as supporters of contemporary craft and tell us why it is important to them. "We know there is great support for craft in the UK with 11% of the population visiting a craft exhibition and 17% participating in a craft activity in 2008/09 (Taking Part survey*) and we want to give those people – and others – the chance to share their individual passion for craft."
The website states: "We know that 17% of the population takes part in a craft activity each year. Craft Matters is an initiative to show this support in a visually exciting way, to demonstrate the enthusiasm and passion contained in that 17% and to convey what craft means to millions of people. At the Crafts Council, we believe that craft plays a dynamic and vigorous role in the UK's social, economic, educational and cultural life, and that everyone should have the opportunity to make, see, collect and learn about why craft matters."
To read more about this project go to: http://www.craftmatters.org.uk/
We would like to hear from our readers and supporters too about how they feel about not only Craft, but about Art (most craftspeople consider themselves artists). Let us know. Write a comment for this blog. Answer the question:
 Why Does Art Matter to You?
And for information about In Plain View or any of the artists/galleries who participate: go to http://www.inplainviewwinnipeg.com/

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