Arts briefs

Free online art talk

First Fridays hosts Bev Pike, a Winnipeg-based artist and activist for her talk, You’ve Come a Long Way (Maybe?), about the history of feminist art in Winnipeg from 1975 to today and its connections with environmentalism. Tune in live on April 2 at 7 p.m. at

Charlene du Toit: Feminine and Fierce

Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba hosts Charlene du Toit’s mixed-media exhibition Feminine and Fierce, opening on April 2. Du Toit is a self-taught artist originally from South Africa, who is currently based in Winnipeg. The exhibit explores femininity as a source of inner strength, resilience and power. View the exhibition at


Cr8ery (125 Adelaide St.) hosts a trio of artists in their new exhibition Flux, running from April 1 to 13. The show features work by Lori Ferguson, oil painter and modern impressionist; Xavier Mutshipayi, artist and figurative oil painter; and Rey Page, artist and photographer, all on the subject of change. The gallery is open to in-person visitors Tuesdays to Fridays from 12 to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 12 to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

Within Reach

Artist John Statham’s solo exhibition runs from April 1 to 24 at Soul Gallery (163 Clare Ave.). With paintings of rocky landscapes and Winnipeg back lanes, Statham tries to find the radiance beneath the mundane. There will be no opening reception. The exhibit is available to view on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment. Purchases can be made online at

Yom Hashoah Interfaith Commemoration

On April 8, Congregation Shaarey Zedek hosts the 13th annual Yom Hashoah (Holocaust) Commemoration, with a candle lighting and a reading from the Megillat Hashoah (Holocaust scroll). A seventh candle will be lit in memory of the Roma, Sinti and others singled out for genocide. The memorial will be streamed live to the Congregation Shaarey Zedek YouTube page. People of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome.

Published in Volume 75, Number 24 of The Uniter (May 1, 2021)

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