Monday, September 19, 2011


In two weeks - from Sept. 30th to Oct. 2nd - all Canada will be celebrating Culture Days - a nation-wide celebration of the Arts.This is what it's all about here in Manitoba:
 Culture Days is a collaborative, Canada-wide volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.
When is it? The last weekend of every September.
What is it? Three days of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes,” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work in their community.
Why? To showcase the arts in Manitoba and inspire more support and participation throughout the rest of the year. It is also a great opportunity for artists and arts groups to get exposure through our intense communications and public relations campaign and through our media partners
For more information about the events (many, many events) and the artists (many, many artists) participating, go to

A number of In Plain View Winnipeg artists are participating. I'm one of these and the image above will be one of the sculptures in my "Garden of Earthly and Other Delights".
Please come and share Culture Days with me at my place at 1106 Wolseley Ave. 
The following artists are also participating with open studios on Culture days:
Helen Lyons, Ray Christoferson, Cre8ery Gallery/Studios, Ann Tyre , Gloria De Neve, Wayne Arthur Gallery , Kathleen Black, Monica de Jong, and  Jordan Van Sewell. You can find all these artists by going to our website (maps are supplied):
On another note, I invite you to visit me in advance of Culture Days by going to the following link and watching a video of Jo'Anne Kelly, artist:

Wayne Arthur Gallery
186 Provencher Blvd
Invites you to
"Eclectically Random"
A Mixed Media Exhibition with interloping themes
by Gina Roth and Gloria De Neve
Opening Sunday, October 2, and continues to Wednesday November 2
Artist reception, Sunday, October 2, from 1 to 4 PM
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11AM to 5PM
Web site:
For more information
Call Bev at 477-5249
And a reminder, The next In Plain View Winnipeg tour will be happening on the first weekend in November, the 5th and 6th.
Go to our website for a list of participating artists and maps to their studios and galleries:


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Artists In Plain View Within 100 Miles

We’ve all heard about the hundred mile challenge. Folks restrict their diet, to include only foods grown within 100 miles of their residence. This incentive has grown legs and has become a continent-wide food movement – endorsed by  foodies everywhere who have pledged to help save the environment by restricting their diets to locally grown foods, thus fighting against pollution and global warming caused by its transport, and against corporate agribusiness over family farms.

Well - In Plain View Winnipeg is raising its own 100 mile challenge. It makes just as much sense to restrict your gift, craft and art buying to the work of local artists. 
Too often have local artists had to persuade local buyers that their work can have as much merit, value and creativity as anything coming out of Toronto, New York or Beijing.
So support your local artists. Help them survive in an ever-worsening economic era.

A Winnipeg artist whom it is well worth-while supporting  is 
Jordan Van Sewell.
Jordan is a well-known and celebrated ceramic sculptor, whose iconic sculptural personae provide an amusing, on-going commentary on contemporary culture.

We would like to introduce you to Jordan, his works and his ideas through this fabulous video, recently produced by Ivan Hughes of Compass Digital Media.
Check out this video at:

Wayne Arthur Gallery
186 Provencher Blvd
Invites you to
Contemporary Works by
Michele Campbell and Lori Zébière Opening Thursday, September 1, from 7 to 9 PM
And continues to September 28 Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11AM to 5PM
Web site:
Don't miss our beautiful, new website, designed by Charles Shilliday:

and watch this space for more upcoming artists' videos.