Arts and Culture Briefs

ACTRA Awards

Manitoba’s film industry will be celebrated on Sept. 24 with the 2016 Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) Manitoba Awards Gala. Two drinks, appetizers, entertainment and a dance party with DJ Co-op come with the $25 ticket to the gala. Aisha Alfa will host as local actors are given awards for outstanding performances.

Family dance

Grab the young ones and head to the GoodWill Social Club on Sept. 25 for Mama Cutsworth’s Family Dance Party. Madonna, Blondie and Daft Punk will be played at volumes safe for little ears from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Because there’s booze, children must come with a parent or legal guardian. Everyone, except for babes in arms, pays $5 at the door.

Our Land

The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s inaugural exhibition of the Nunavut collection opens Sept. 30. Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic is on long-term loan from the Government of Nunavut Fine Art Collections. The works will be up until April 9, 2017, along with the WAG’s addition of sculptures, prints, artifacts, films and textiles from Nunavut.

Taken women

Lisa Meeches will lead viewers through the stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Eagle Vision’s new series, Taken. Having premiered on Sept. 9 with the story of Tina Fontaine, a new episode comes out every Friday on APTN. The fourth episode, Marie Jeanne Kreiser, comes out Sept. 23.

Sightless painting

Have you ever seen an artist paint without looking? On Sept. 23 at 7 p.m., the audience at the opening reception of Beauty is What You See will get to watch Montreal-based artist Olicorno paint with his eyes covered. The exhibit will be up until Oct. 7 at La Maison Des Artistes Visuels Francophones, with a second sightless performance on Oct. 1 at 9 p.m.

Published in Volume 71, Number 3 of The Uniter (September 22, 2016)

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