Arts and culture briefs

Winnipeg awarded for public art

The Creative City Network of Canada gave an Award of Excellence in Public Art to the Winnipeg Arts Council. Each year, the award is given to an organization that has demonstrated visionary leadership by supporting an excellent program and process which has led to a successful public art program. It was Winnipeg’s Public Art Program that caught the attention of judges.

Eaten Alive at Art City

Things are getting gross and spooky at Art City on Oct. 28. EATEN ALIVE brings visitors through the mouth of a hungry monster. The only way to discover what kinds of flatulent terrors await at the end is to make it through the hairy and scary maze of organs. The jaws open at 5 p.m. and are free to enter.

Rhayne Vermette’s U.F.O.

In anticipation of International Animation Day, Winnipeg-based Métis animator Rhayne Vermette’s work is being celebrated. Along with 27 other artists from across Canada, her film U.F.O. has been released free of charge at Many of the films have been making the festival circuits but have not been widely available until now.

Women’s subcultures

Artist Dominique Rey explores different subcultures women take part in, from the stripping industry to Catholic nuns. Represented through photos, performance, sculptures and painting, some of Rey’s work is on display at Plug In Institute for Contemporary Art as part of the Superimposition: Sculpture and Image show, and she’ll give an artist talk on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.

Calling emerging producers

Three emerging producers in Canada will be sent to a five-day training workshop at the 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam, which starts on Jan. 28, 2017. Telefilm Canada and Cinemart International are accepting applications until Oct. 28. Participants will attend panels and round-table sessions with sales agents, private investors and other industry professionals. For more details, go to 

Published in Volume 71, Number 8 of The Uniter (October 27, 2016)

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