Exhibitions

March 2021 Kamenev Summer Cathedral (2).

March 2021
STAINED GLASS WATERCOLOURS
Ruth Kamenev
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April 2021
THE WAY WE WERE
Lydia Bartel
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May 2021 Naomi Gerrard -  Prairie Energy

May 2021
MULTI-GRAINS OF ENERGY
Naomi Gerrard
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June 2021
THE VIEW FROM MY LENS
Denise LeBleu
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July 2021
THIS & THAT: New Works & works from the CODDIWOMPLE VAULT
Helma RogueRaiders

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July 2021
THIS & THAT: New Works & works from the CODDIWOMPLE VAULT
Krista Reid

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August 2021
SURPRISED BY JOY?
Judy Sutton

Sept 2021 Wawruck-Hemmett carnival risin

September 2021
CARNIVALIA
Connie Wawruck-Hemmett

Oct 2021 Taylor Lisa Girl Feeding Ducks

October 2021
URBANSCAPES
Lisa Taylor

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November 2021
WANDERINGS
Erica de la Rosa

Wayne Arthur Gallery Exhibits 2021

*All events are subject to change.  Some dates still to be determined.

June 2021

THE VIEW FROM MY LENS: Photography by Denise LeBleu

From May 28 to June 29, 2021

Due to the Corona Virus there will be no artist reception.

About the Show:

The collection I will be showing in June is everything I love to photograph; landscape, horses, old vehicles and flora.

About the Artist:

Artist’s Statement: “If these photographs have a mission, it is this: to stir up emotions from scenes of Canada’s High Arctic, the Canadian Prairies and of places I have travelled.” I was born and raised in Carman, Manitoba, in 2010 I moved to Cambridge Bay, Nunavut approximately 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. In 2019 I followed my heart and returned to my prairie home. My passion started in high school when my graphic arts teacher introduced me to the world of photography. My love of nature and the outdoors are deeply embedded in my soul and for me photography has the power to bring people into the moment I experienced. My work can be found in many private collections across Canada and the United States of America, in The Gwen Fox Gallery in Selkirk, Manitoba, The Golden Prairie Arts Council & Gallery in Carman, Manitoba, Wayne Arthur Gallery in Winnipeg, MB.
 

Contact Information: Denise LeBleu Photographer 

email: deniselebleuimages@gmail.com 

website: https://denise-lebleu.pixels.com/

July 2021

'THIS & THAT': New Works & works from the 'CODDIWOMPLE VAULT' by Helma RogueRaiders and Krista Reid

From July 1 to July 28, 2021

Due to the Corona Virus there will be no artist reception.

About the Show:

New Works & works from the ‘Coddiwomple Vault’ and from Krista Reid’s vault of jewellery.

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And a couple of ditties inspired by the pandemic

Whimsy to live by since the covid pandemic has become a life style. Ach, ojeweh, the shame of it all. Helma and Krista’s works play big on ‘Whimsy’ which brings delighted smiles to peoples in these pandemic years. 

Helma’s works over the past 3 years introduced the ’Coddiwomple’, another name for Helma’s ‘doodles’.

 

2017 and 2018 shows at the Wayne Arthur Gallery were inspired by the freedom of doodling. I created a body of new works entitled ‘Coddiwomples’ and ‘Ueber Coddiwomples’ Many originals sold but some graced my studio walls for a while and some were stored in my ‘vault’. Thus ‘This and That’ found its way to hang on this gallery’s wall. 

 

The meaning of ‘to coddiwomple’

Old English verb - to coddiwomple is to travel in a purposeful manner toward a vague destination

About the Artist:

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Helma lives year round at Boundary Creek in a marsh setting along the west beaches of Lake Winnipeg. Over thirty years painting resulted in a unique style authenticated by the H. RogueRaiders signature. She writes poetry about her neck of the woods and was the Bard at local 'folk nights', before a ‘covid lifestyle’ ruled public meetings out.

Helma is one of the founding members of the WINNIPEG BEACH ART + CULTURE/WINNBAC Co-op and created in 2002 the WAVE with the WINNBAC COOP first directors. Her poetry is published in VOICES, the LAKE WINNIPEG WRITERS’ GROUP journal.  

Helma Rogge Rehders received her BFA HONS 1987 from the University of Manitoba
 

Krista Reid

Krista is a master jeweller, with 35 years designing and finishing silver, gold and gem stone adornments.

August 2021

SURPRISED BY JOY?: Paintings and Soft Sculptures by Judy Sutton

From July 30 to September 1, 2021

Due to the Corona Virus there will be no artist reception.

About the Show:

Although covid has caused us to endure a year of great disappointments, overwhelming sadness and deep loneliness, the year has had one positive aspect.  Many of us, drawn outdoors, have been surprised by the joy of nature.   Judy’s paintings celebrate that joy. Using acrylics in a representational style, she paints the music of the world around us.   Her landscapes, most often featuring wildlife, reflect the rhythm, movement and harmony of nature.  An avid gardener, she also loves to paint florals with bold bright strokes.  While her subjects vary, she strives to re-create the simple beauty that crosses our daily paths with paintings that are clean, clear and joyous.  

Judy also creates soft sculptures with fabric, wire and fiberfill.   She has chosen to share with you a large cast of circus characters dressed in bright and slightly tawdry colors that will surely make you smile.   We hope that when you come to the show you too will be ‘surprised by joy’.

About the Artist:

Judy has long been an active member of the local art community.  She served five years on the board of the Selkirk Community Arts Group, four years on the Local Colour Art Group board and was an Organizer of Art Rocks Show and Sale for six years.  Hoping to make her home community an art destination, Judy has helped to organize the East of the Red Artists and their Studio tours and until the pandemic she mounted a new show of local art each month at the East St. Paul Municipal Hall.  As well she is a member of the Manitoba Society of Artists and Assiniboine South Art Group.  Her work has been shown in solo shows at Gwen Fox Gallery and the Piano Nobile Gallery, as well as Art Expo and many other group shows.  Her art has been greatly influenced by the fine artist-teachers that she hosts in Winnipeg for Leading Edge Great Art Workshops.  

September 2021

CARNIVALIA: Art by Connie Wawruck-Hemmett

From Friday, September 3 to 29, 2021

Due to the Corona Virus there will be no artist reception.

About the Show:

In the period leading up to Lent, people in many countries around the world prepare for the coming restrictive period by immersing themselves in joyfully musical celebrations of decadence and excess. In America it is called Mardi Gras and features the raucous jazz bands of New Orleans; in Trinidad and --Tobago, steel bands and calypso fill Port of Spain’s Savannah during Carnival. In Venice, meanwhile, traditional costumes accessorized with fans and masks hark back to the history of the unique city of canals. 

Other countries have similar celebrations, but during other times of the year, such as Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) held at the end of October. Japan, meanwhile, has two seasonal events, celebrating winter and spring with lights and flowers. Our own Canadian province also has two major annual festivals: in August Winnipeg is home to Folklorama, one of the country’s primary multicultural festivals, and in mid-winter the Festival du Voyageur takes place in St Boniface,” celebrating Manitoba’s fur-trading past and unique French heritage. 

Connie Wawruck-Hemmett’s fifth solo show, “Carnivalia,” was originally inspired by Wayne Arthur Gallery’s group exhibition, “Celebration,” in which her assemblage art piece “Queen Carnivale” made its first appearance. Working on that three-dimensional piece encouraged the artist to pay homage to a number of those carnivals and festivals that bring so much joy to so many people, with all of their glitz and glory, musicality and memorabilia. The pieces she presents in this show—whatever their art genre—are as colourful and diverse as the events that they celebrate.

About the Artist:

Connie Wawruck-Hemmett is a mostly self-taught visual artist who credits local artistic legend Ted Korol for helping her to expand her artistic abilities during high school. Her plans at the time involved a future in costume design, but instead she ended up working in the new field of data processing. 

Since that time--even while becoming a mother, travelling the world with her offshore oilfield-working husband, receiving two degrees in History from the University of Winnipeg (BA 1987, MA 1989), and working towards a PhD at Dalhousie University—she has always been involved in one type of art or another. Even Connie’s doctoral work had to do with art, as she specialized in “reading” visual representation of women in graphic drawings to be found in a 1930s Soviet youth newspaper. Unfortunately, the discovery of two brain tumors in 1994, a very invasive surgery, and a lengthy period of recuperation brought her studies to an end, but she continued “making art,” often using it as a form of therapy after being diagnosed with PTSD.  

It is only during the past ten years, however, that Connie has devoted more and more of her time and energy to her artistic pursuits, from fine needlework and clothing design, to jewelry design, ceramic and assemblage art, and painting with various mediums on a variety of substrates. Building on her academic teaching abilities, she now teaches classes in different art styles and techniques and is a certified ceramics instructor. Her work has appeared in a number of multi-artist shows, as well as in four solo exhibitions, and often can be seen at Winnipeg’s Cre8ery Gallery, Wayne Arthur Gallery, and the Edge Gallery, as well as at Gwen Fox Gallery in Selkirk, MB; it is also held in both private and public collections in Canada, Australia and the United States. Connie is a member of the East of the Red Artists.

November 2021

WANDERINGS: Photography by Erica de la Rosa

From November 2 to December 1, 2021

Due to the Corona Virus there will be no artist reception.

About the Show:

Wanderings is a collection of images I've gathered over several years, many of them during my travels through everyday life.
Downtown locations, old buildings with beautiful architectural detail make up a large body of my work. Older buildings inspire thoughts of times gone by, imagining who the first people were to grace these buildings with their presence. Living through Covid-19 in the present and realizing that many of these older structures were in their infancy during the Spanish flu 100 years ago.
Wanderings also consists of still life images. Each still life in this exhibit has a memory for me, where it was taken, what I was doing before and after, people I've met along the way.
The majority of these images are digital with some filter experimentation on a few. Each photo has a comfortable feel to me and I hope that feeling transfers to others who view my work.

About the Artist:

Erica has been a Winnipegger for life with the exception of eight years where life led her to the great state of Texas.
Photography was an enjoyment in earlier years but went by the wayside in early adulthood.
While in Texas, Erica met her husband who just happened to be a photographer. This rekindled her love of photography. Though mostly a hobby at first, Erica started participating in Flashfest in 2016. Her work also includes photography for stock agencies and custom prints for clients.

October 2021

URBANSCAPES: Paintings by Lisa Taylor

From October 1 to 27, 2021

Due to the Corona Virus there will be no artist reception.

About the Show:

This show based on photos I took while walking around Winnipeg during winter of 2020 to 2021. These paintings are the product of COVID isolation. All paintings are acrylic.

About the Artist:

I am a long time artist and short time business owner, lab instructor, substitute teacher, freelance writer, public employee and registered nurse. Wore many hats in my lifetime and painting fitted the best, unfortunately painting didn't deliver life's necessities had to turn to other endeavours. Art is the constant in my life.