Arts briefs

Shoot Some 16mm — A 16mm film workshop

On Sept. 8, the Winnipeg Film Group will hold a camera orientation for their ongoing workshop on shooting 16mm film. Participants will shoot their films between Sept. 10 and Oct. 19, with film being processed Oct. 20 and 21. Editing will take place between Oct. 22 and Dec. 5.
The workshop will culminate with a screening of the resulting films. Registration fees are $200 to $300.

Shining Tapestry

The new exhibition by Winnipeg-based artist
Steven Leyden Cochrane opens Sept. 7 at aceartinc. The show, which runs until Oct. 5, is a labour of more than a decade and incorporates textiles, text, photography and digital media. Cochrane uses the inherent flaws and degeneration of digital media to explore the effects of trauma. An artist’s talk will be held on Sept. 22 at 2 p.m.

Secret Cinema with David Knipe

Sept. 7 marks the return of Secret Cinema, Cinematheque’s ongoing celluloid screening series. The monthly series is curated by guest contributors, with this month’s screening curated by Cinematheque Operations Manager and Gimli Film Festival senior programmer David Knipe. Which films screen at Secret Cinema remain a surprise but are always projected on film. Admission by donation.

Prairie Art Book Fair

From Sept. 7 to 9, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art will host the Prairie Art Book Fair, which will examine “the critical relationship between contemporary art and publishing, with a regional focus on the Prairies.” Events include collaborative hole-punch drawing, a talk exploring the link between DIY tattooing and artist multiples and a workshop on alternative book fair models. See plugin.org for more.

Ms Pat at Rumor’s

Atlanta-born, Indianapolis-based standup comic Ms Pat will perform at Rumor’s Comedy Club from Sept. 12 to 15. Ms Pat mines her life story, past and present, for comedy, touching on her experiences with addiction, single teenage motherhood, drug-dealing and sobriety. She has made notable appearances on WTF with Marc Maron and Comedy Central’s This Is Not Happening, and her 2018 memoir Rabbit was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature.

Leaving Impressionists at the WAG

Sept. 9 will be the final day for the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s two exhibits on the Impressionist movement. French Moderns: Monet to Matisse and The Impressionists on Paper showcase works from the late-19th century movement which shattered established art conventions. Artists on display include Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Matisse, Edgar Degas and Paul Cézanne. See wag.ca for tickets and gallery hours.

Published in Volume 73, Number 1 of The Uniter (September 6, 2018)

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