Arts Briefs

Art City clay on display

The participants of the Art City Ceramics Program, along with instructor Elise Nadeau, will showcase their work from Sept. 14-18 at The Edge Gallery, located at 611 Main St. Art City is a community art centre that offers free programming to participants of all ages, with a focus on children and youth.

More Indigenous art at the WAG

The Winnipeg Art Gallery has appointed Jaimie Isaac as curator of Indigenous and contemporary art, after two years as the Gallery’s Aboriginal curatorial resident. This role includes developing programming and acquiring contemporary and Indigenous art for the WAG collection. In 2017, Isaac was a finalist for the Winnipeg Arts Council’s Making a Difference Award.

Circle of Life Thunderbird House Fundraiser

On Sept. 17, Winnipeg’s comedians and drag queens will come together at Club 200 (190 Garry St.) to benefit Thunderbird House. The event boasts performances by The Sunshine Bunch and more. Tickets start at $10 and are available at Club 200, Rainbow Resource Centre and Sunshine House.

Vegan SMACDOWN

VegFest Winnipeg comes to the Axworthy Health & RecPlex for the first time on Sept. 16. Doors open at 9 a.m. for a full day of speakers, vendors, yoga and more. At 2:30 p.m., there will be a vegan mac n’ cheese SMACDOWN, celebrating everyone’s favourite comfort food. For the full schedule, check out winnipegvegfest.ca.

JJ Neepin selected for apprenticeship

Winnipeg director JJ Neepin is one of six people selected for the inaugural Apprenticeship for Women Directors, as announced by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television in Toronto. The apprenticeship will run from Sept. 2017 to March 2018 and is an opportunity for professional development through intensive mentorship. Learn more at academy.ca.

Wall-to-Wall presents Hotel Room

On Sept. 15, local performance artist and dancer Ming Hon will take over Forth (171 McDermot Ave.) as part of Forth Projects and Wall-to-Wall. The lower level of the venue will turn into a full-blown hotel, complete with amenities and performative happenings. This performance, titled “Only the Dead Wear Shoes to Bed,” will blend dance, installation and video art.

Published in Volume 72, Number 2 of The Uniter (September 14, 2017)

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