Arts Briefs

Peaceful reflections @ cre8ery

Peaceful Reflections, a new show by artists Desiree Mendoza and Jennifer Labella, opens at cre8ery (125 Adelaide St.) on Nov. 9. The exhibition of watercolour paintings is inspired by “nature or the natural things around us.” The show runs until Nov. 21.

MAWA reading group

On the first Monday of the month, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) will host a virtual morning reading group to explore the theories, practices and criticism of contemporary painting. The next meeting, hosted by Laura Lewis, takes place on Nov. 6 at 9 a.m. over Zoom. Email [email protected] for the link.

Talking architecture

On Nov. 3 from noon to 1 p.m., researcher and writer Gail Perry will give a talk on architect John D. Atchison, presented by the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation. At the beginning of the 20th century, Atchinson moved to Winnipeg from Chicago, shaping the city’s architectural foundation and designing more than 160 buildings. The talk takes place at 101-177 Lombard Ave.

Celebrating Manitoba country

The Manitoba Country Music Association will host the annual Manitoba Country Music Awards this Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Club Regent Event Centre (1425 Regent Ave.). Hosted by Aaron Pritchett, the association promises a program of Manitoba’s top country acts. Tickets to the showcase, which takes place on Nov. 4 at 8 p.m., are available at

they tried to bury us

A powerful joint performance by artists Jaime Black-Morsette and KC Adams will arrive at The Output at the Video Pool Media Arts Centre (100 Arthur St.) on Nov. 3. Presented by the Young Lungs Dance Exchange, they tried to bury us meditates on themes of death and rebirth through a live performance by Adams alongside Black-Morsette’s video works. The performance runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are by donation and can be purchased online via

Coup de Coeur Francophone

An exciting program of renowned Francophone musicians will take the stage at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain (340 Provencher Blvd.) this weekend for the annual Festival Coup de Coeur Francophone. On Nov. 4, musician Kelly Bado and duo Beau Nectar will kick things off with an evening performance. The festival continues on Nov. 5 with Winnipeg songwriter Justin Lacroix and Maliotenam Innu singer-songwriter Matiu. Tickets are available online via

Published in Volume 78, Number 08 of The Uniter (November 2, 2023)

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