Thursday, May 27, 2010

Artists' Studios In Plain View - Tour June 5&6

Auugghhh! It’s studio clean-up time again! Have to get ready for the next studio tour coming up next weekend, June 5&6. Believe it or not, some artists have declined to be included in these tours because they did not want the hassle of cleaning up their studios. At this point in time – I understand.
This is what my painting and clay studios look like right now. What a mess! So much to do - so little time!

Last Saturday I took some time off to go visit a bee colony. Looking at my messy studios reminds me of a look inside a beehive. It looks like total chaos. The difference, of course, being that the hive is controlled chaos. My studios, not so much.

Organizing these tours is also a little like trying to create order out of chaos. Dealing with so many artists, each of whom has a life with varying demands creates inevitable scheduling challenges.
Therefore there are some changes to look out for on this tour. Some artists cannot be involved and a couple of others will be located in different places, and we've added some new artists.
Here's the scoop:
Two new locations will be added to this tour -
Steve Jorgensen at 455 Churchill drive and Stoneware Gallery at 778 Corydon Ave. Check them out on our website:
 The following artists will not be available on this June tour: LeVerne Tucker, Kathleen Black, Larry Rich and Briony Haig
and Guy St. Godard and Nancy Blokland will be in their studios only on Sunday, June 6.
Katharine Bruce will show her work at her home at 139 Canora in Wolseley (not at her Portage Ave. east studio) and
And, as Karen Johannssen has closed her Lipton St. studio, she will be showing work at Pat Courtnage's studio at 164 Langside St. at Sara. (Altogether there will be 4 artists at Pat's - Gloria de Neve, Jane Wood, Karen Johannssen and Pat Courtnage.)

  Speaking of Karen Johannssen..... Karen writes:
I have been part of a project at Good Neighbours Active Living Centre called "City of Trees, World of Trees".There were a series of storytelling workshops plus workshops in various art media. I of course did BATIK classes.People have asked that the Batik classes continue in the fall..If people are interested they should call Vanessa at Good Neighbours 669-1710. Following  is a description of the proposed class.
Thursday from 1-2:30 pm
This is a traditional art class where a wax based method of dying cloth is used. There will be an example on display at the front reception area. Throughout the classes one on one instruction and the opportunity to execute different techniques will be applied. This class potentially may be held in the fall, if you are interested in joining please sign up at the centre, we need to see if there is enough interest to run a class. Instructor: Karen Johannson Cost: $50 (supplies included)
Here is some of Karen's work:

At cre8ery gallery & studio
various artists will be available with their doors open! Follow this link to see images of who is at cre8ery for inplainview:
Also in our main gallery is an exhibition by f/stop collective called "Made In China"
Information about the collective & exhibition can be found through this link:
132 Osborne Street
Listing for the week of May 25, 2010
"Faces, Places, et al." paintings by Lillian Toews
Opening Reception: Sunday May 30th, 1 - 4 p.m.
Exhibition cont. to June 12th.
Gallery Listings for week of June 7th, 2010
"Manitoba Light"
New Works by photographer Dave Streeter
June 13 - 26, 2010
Wayne Arthur Gallery
186 Provencher Blvd
Invites you to
Land of Promise, Land of Pain
Paintings by George Gartrell
Opening Saturday, June 5, and continues to Wednesday, June 30
Artist reception, Sunday, June 6, from 12 to 5 PM
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11AM to 5PM
Web site:
For more information
Call Bev at 477-5249
Jolanta & Zbigniew Sokalski presided at the unveiling of their huge stained glass window titled "Dream Gate" on Tuesday, May 25th,
at the school: Henry G. Izatt Middle School 960 Scurfield Blvd, Winnipeg South.


The 31st Anniversary Glass Show and Sale
Please come and join us to celebrate excellence in Glass Art.
When: May 31 to June 12 Mon to Fri 9 AM to 5 PM Sat 9 AM to 1 PM
Where: Prairie Stained Glass and School of Craft
587 Sargent Ave
Categories: Stained Glass- Fused Glass- Art Clay Silver- Glass Jewelry and Beads- Mixed Media
GLASS SHOW PARTY!!! THURSDAY June 3 from 7 to 8:30.
Wine, Cheese, music, meet your local artists and take part in a discussion of the techniques used to create many of the pieces on display. Everyone is welcome.
Check out our website to familiarize yourself with the artists and galleries included in the upcoming
June 5&6 Tour;

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