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School Gallery Tours


The Portage & District Arts Centre is offering Gallery Tours for School Groups of all ages. This is a excellent opportunity for students and faculty to see a variety of art forms from Regional Artists and is a great addition the the current Arts curriculum. Students will be fully engaged learning the artistic process of how each piece was made and will be encouraged to interact with the Artist or Docent. Tours are available Tuesday through Friday. Bookings are accepted a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the tour. Donations to the Gallery are welcome. Contact the Portage & District Arts Centre at 204-239-6029 or email pdac@mts.net to book your tour today!

  CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
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April 3 to May 12, 2018


DELIGHTS OF THE SOUL: A Raft in the Storm

Artworks by five Winnipeg artists: Dan Hawksworth, Jola Liebzeit, John Izzard, Jordan Miller and Sari Habiluk each contributing their own style and artistic voice to this exhibition.


GROUP STATEMENT

By definition, a delight is something that pleases a person. The feeling, equates to joy that bubbles up and cannot be contained. The soul is the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal. What does it look like when you delight something as intrinsic as a soul; something that you cannot see, only feel.

Discovering that you are not alone in this world, that your feelings are not only valid but shared. Or, it can be finding outlets that simultaneously feed our passions whilst giving us an escape, not only getting us through the hardships but soothing and enriching the soul. We are then freed from the constraints of our daily lives, if only for short bursts at a time. The weights are lifted and we are made lighter. Relief.


We savour these moments of undiluted freedom, in whichever frequency and duration they come to us. Each moment, each delight is personal and unique for everyone, but the emotions we feel are the same. They are our rafts in the storm.


ARTISTS BIOS

Dan Hawksworth is a pop culture, mythology and cosmos inspired mixed media artist who uses abstract styles to look beyond the day to day world.


John Izzard is an expressive acrylic and mixed media artist whose art is a spiritual journey representing the world seen and unseen through layering, texture and shading as a way to present perspective, depth and energy.


Jola Liebzeit is an abstract expressionist acrylic and mixed media artist who uses light, texture and color to create atmosphere and express emotion in her art.


Jordan Miller is an intuitive mixed media artist working in an abstract style to create emotional self aware works of art.


Sari Habiluk is an intuitive abstract artist working in acrylics. Her vibrant colour palette has the ability to translate over multiple styles evoking a sense of whimsy and experimentation.


EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION

Sunday, April 15, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Artist Talk at 2:00pm


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April 3 to May 12, 2018


MY CREATIVE JOURNEY

Multi-media artwork by Connie Gretsinger.


ARTIST STATEMENT

Art brings quality to life. In my artwork, I attempt to capture something of me. As I grow older, it becomes more important to me, to leave my print on my life around me as proof of life lived. I hope the people I love will find joy and comfort in my art long after I am gone.


Boardroom Gallery is closed Wednesdays, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

BOARDROOM GALLERY

37th ANNUAL CENTRAL REGION JURIED ART EXHIBIT

2018 TOURING SCHEDULE

Tiger Hills Arts Association, Holland - MAY

Pembina Hills Arts Council, Morden - JUNE

Portage & District Arts Council, Portage la Prairie - JULY

Golden Prairie Arts Council, Carman - AUGUST


DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION PACKAGE

2018 CRJAE Registration Package.pdf

2018 How to Write an Artist Statement.pdf

2018 How to Professionally Prepare Your Artwork.pdf



Registration Packages are also available

for pick up at the Portage & District Arts Centre.

2017 Peoples Choice Winner

Carol Vlooswyk, Portage la Prairie

Canadians Go for Gold

ENTRY DEADLINE IS MARCH 12, 2018


The Tiger Hills Arts Association is hosting the 37th Annual Central Region Juried Art Exhibit (CRJAE).


Artist Reception & Public Opening is Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Holland Community Hall, 136 Broadway Street, Holland, MB.


6:00 to 7:00pm - Participating Artists Only

7:00pm to 8:30pm - Open to the Public


The CRJAE is open to artists & artisans of all levels ages 15 or older who are residents of the Central Region. Work must be an original concept and completed since April 2017.

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April 5 to 20, 2018


EXQUISITELY DETAILED REPLICAS

Multi-media artwork & wild-fowl carvings by Rusty Rutherford.


ARTIST BIO

Throughout his lifetime, Rusty has pursued a variety of creative hobbies that involved working with his hands, some of which included model ship building, taxidermy, leather-working, and oil painting.


After his retirement from the Canadian Air Force in the 1980’s, he discovered the world of wildfowl carving and began competing in major carving competitions. His carvings have consistently won at competitions across Canada and the Northern USA. He has twice been a first-place winner at the Ward World Championships in Maryland USA. His award-winning carvings have been featured in the Wildlife Carving Magazine.


Rusty specializes in decorative wildfowl carvings that are exquisitely detailed replicas of actual birds. They are carved from basswood or tupelo using a combination of hand and power tools, and he uses acrylic paints with air-brush and traditional brushwork for finishing.


Rusty lives in Portage la Prairie where he is active in community affairs and is a frequent contributor to charitable auctions and local fundraisers.

The Pop-Up Gallery is located in the PDAC Classroom

POP-UP GALLERY