Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tour in South Osborne neighbourhood

Although this tour took place last weekend, it might be worth your while, if you missed the tour to phone or e-mail the artists and ask for a second chance.

Did you ever wonder what goes on in an artist's studio?
Join five artists from In Plain View for an afternoon of art in their studios and homes in the South Osborne neighbourhood. From pottery to painting, photography to sculpture, and more, there is sure to be something to please everyone's eyes. The coffee is hot, the cider is simmering, and the art is for sale. Come with questions and conversation this December 8th and 9th, from noon to 5 PM. We look forward to meeting our neighbours and sharing our years' efforts.

Photo: Colleen Chamberlin is participating in the South Osborne Tour: 126 Kingston Row. 
Colleen has worked with clay for twenty years,making high fire functional stoneware and porcelain pottery.

Colleen Chamberlin - 126 Kingston Row
Colleen has worked with clay for twenty years, making high-fire functional stoneware and porcelain pottery. Glaze experimentation is a particular interest of hers.

Photo: Steve Jorgenson is participating in the South Osborne Tour:
455 Churchill Drive. .Functional Pottery and Sculpture 

Steve Jorgenson - 455 Churchill Drive
Functional Pottery and Sculpture
See Video : Steve Jorgenson@youtube

 Photo: Helen Lyons is participating in the South Osborne Tour: 695 Fisher Street. .Funky or functional, Helen can never decide.

Helen Lyons - 695 Fisher Street
Funky or functional, Helen can never decide. This explains the very functional bowls and mugs and serving dishes. Then whimsy takes over and expressionist sculptures, teddy bears, and jewelry fill the kilns.
See video:
Helen Lyons pottery@youtube


Reymond Pagé - 479 Beresford Avenue
A colourful variety of paintings, drawings, and photographs from a transformative 275 day journey around the world.

Photo: Tom Roberts is participating in the South Osborne Tour. 322 Baltimore Road. .Tom Roberts is a decorative functional potter, trained in Canada, the USA, and Great Britain.

Tom Roberts - 322 Baltimore Road
Tom Roberts is a decorative functional potter, trained in Canada, the USA, and Great Britain. He has made pottery for over 35 years. He moved to Riverview 4 years ago, and built his pottery studio at the rear of his property. Tom’s mugs, bowls, plates, and teapots are designed to be used and enjoyed. Tom also teaches art at Dakota Collegiate, and is this year’s Canadian Art Educator of the year.
See video : Tom Roberts potter@youtube

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Jolasveinar...The Yule Lads by Karen Johannsson

Jolasveinar...The Yule Lads

Since the 9th century, when Iceland was first settled, the winter solstice has been celebrated.
This period in winter is called JOL
These mischievous trolls are very much a part of the Icelandic Christmas experience. They are pagan in origin, drawn from legends in pre-Christian Norse mythology. According to tradition, there are 13 Jolasveinar. The first arrives 13 days before Christmas with the last one coming on Christmas Eve. Beginning Christmas Day, they disappear in the same order.

Karen Johannsson

"I made these muppet-puppets for the Icelandic Room of the Scandinavian Centre in Winnipeg. They are between 35 to 40 inches tall. Batik has been my medium lately, however not in this case. I knitted all their hats, scarves, and socks. I quilted their cloths, and soft sculpted their faces. The Yule Lads will be used as part of the Christmas Celebrations at the Scandinavian Centre."

Scandinavian Cultural Centre: 764 Erin Street-Winnipeg

To see more of Karen's work...please visit
Karen's video can be viewed here

Friday, November 2, 2012


Autumn on the Assiniboine River
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Friday, May 4, 2012


 Florrie greets Spring on the Assiniboine , and Sammy enjoys a moment under the flowering plum tree.

Hello friends. I've been sadly absent these past months. Not only have we had some changes in In Plain View Winnipeg, but I have had the most frustrating changes to my e-mail program.
The members of In Plain View Winnipeg have opted to forgo a spring  tour this year, and concentrate on more localized  events.
On the other hand, my e-mail program decided all on its own to rebel (in fact, it engaged in what I consider to be a wholesale uprising!), and began by degrees to decimate my contacts lists and also all my mail folders, necessitating the need to transfer data bit by onerous bit to a gmail program.
So This is reaching you from my new gmail address. You can reply in kind or email me at my usual address:
I mention this because I have accessed all my contact groups rather willy-nilly, trying to resurrect the e-mail groups that I have used in the past to send out posts to this blog.
If you recieve this post, and don't have a clue as to why, and don't want it, please indicate this by return e-mail. I will try to sort out all requests as quickly as I can.
In the meantime:
I have been trying to salvage my sanity in between bouts of swearing at my computer, by doing some work.

Here is my porcelain bowl (about 9 in. x 9 in.), with SPRINGing trees.
and a number of artists from In Plain View Winnipeg will be showing their work at 

Envision: Wolseley’s Festival of the Arts

Envision is a festival that celebrates the huge amount of artistic talent that lives and works in our Wolseley-West Broadway community . The festival showcases all forms of the arts; visual, literary and performing. We encourage all levels of artistic endeavour; professional, aspiring, young and not as young to show our community and the rest of Winnipeg what you are doing with your talent.

May 11 & 12, 2012
RA Steen Community Centre
980 Palmerston Avenue

Check out the schedule for our Saturday evening concert featuring the bands of                      Larry Updike, Ingrid D Johnson and Keith Dyck

Friday Night, Saturday (during the day) May 11 & 12, 2012

  • Gala opening on Friday night starting at 7:00
  • Three (3) kids workshops on Saturday
  • A mini film festival of Wolseley-West Broadway video and film makers throughout Saturday



Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Come Out To Our Opening this coming Friday,
 Feb. 24