Arts briefs

In conversation with Maureen Gruben

As part of the Winnipeg Art Gallery and RBC’s INUA virtual speaker sessions, Inuvialuk artist Maureen Gruben will discuss her artistic practice, focusing on links between global climate concerns and life in the Western Arctic. Visit for the Zoom link and registration information.

Through and Through

The latest exhibition at cr8ery (125 Adelaide St.) features work by visual artist and photographer Tameem Safi. Through and Through combines Safi’s formative experiences in Kabul with his passion for nature. The exhibition runs from Feb. 3 to 15. For gallery hours and information about the show, visit

Artist talk with Grace Nickel

Join Gallery 1C03 and the Manitoba Craft Council on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. for a studio chat with artist Grace Nickel. Nickel will discuss her recent exhibition, Eruptions, where she “collects, studies, transforms and memorializes felled trees and forest fragments in porcelain.” Register for the Zoom event at

Music, mavens and more

Rady JCC’s Music ‘N’ Mavens concert and speaker series kicks off on Jan. 25 with inspiring speakers and intriguing musical acts. The speaker series is free with registration and will take place virtually over Zoom from Jan. 25 to Feb.15. The concert leg of the festival begins on Feb. 22 and ends on March 24. Concert tickets and passes, as well as speaker series registration, are at

Pulling heartstrings at home

The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra (MCO) is going virtual with their Heartstrings@ Home concert. Offering ticket packages with three-course meal, appetizer and dessert options from Bergmann’s on Lombard, the gala brings the luxuries of a night out to the comfort of home. An auction will run from Feb. 11 to March 4, and the concert will be streamed on Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit

Winnipeg New Music Festival

The Winnipeg New Music Festival is back. On Jan. 25, a collective of acclaimed musicians will perform on the theme of digital landscapes. Pianist Steven Beck will perform a solo act on Jan. 26. The festival concludes on the theme of the last word with members of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 28. All concerts take place in person at the Centennial Concert Hall (555 Main St.) but will also be streamed virtually. For more information, visit

Published in Volume 76, Number 14 of The Uniter (January 20, 2022)

Related Reads