Answering the call with artwork

After closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Student Gallery in Taché Hall at the University of Manitoba has recently reopened — a step that has restored a sense of normalcy and excitement to school of art students, who are looking forward to exhibiting their work alongside their peers.

From the planetarium to the moon

As the pandemic enters the liminal space of being over politically yet scientifically very much ongoing, the Manitoba Museum continues its free and accessible online programming. The Planetarium’s online DOME@HOME program will be continuing its weekly series into the foreseeable future, even with the possibility of a return to in-person events.

An artistic history of the natural world

As the climate crisis escalates, it is important to remember the interconnectedness of nature and humanity. Adaptation has never been more imperative if we wish to continue to call Earth home and preserve the beautiful natural world. Montreal-based interdisciplinary artist Frances Adair Mckenzie’s latest project, The Orchid and the Bee, is an artistic reminder of this connection.

A gravitational pull, or lack thereof

Orrery consists of 24 ceramic vessels which are arranged on a mechanized platform that rotates the various rows of sculptures and imitates the movement of celestial bodies. More specifically, the WAG’s website explains its title “references the popular astronomic mechanical model used to represent the positions, motions and phases of the solar system.”

A view to a new world through painting

World Discovered Under Other Skies is comprised of large-scale paintings, unconventional ceramic tiles and drawings which address a wide variety of topics. Curated by Amin Alsaden, the exhibit is sure to intrigue those who are interested in the expansion of painting into multimedia installations that speak to identity, politics, history and the common links that unite us all.

Cliff Eyland’s library of work

As a nationally recognized painter, school of art professor, writer and curator, Cliff Eyland was a prominent member of Winnipeg’s art community throughout his career. He is likely best known to the average Winnipegger for his installation of miniature paintings at the Millennium Library. Luckily for those who have yet to appreciate the vast scope of Eyland’s career, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is now exhibiting Cliff Eyland: Library of Babel — A Retrospective.

The history of a digital trailblazer

For those who want to get a taste of Winnipeg’s art scene this month without having to physically go to a gallery, look no further than Buffy Sainte-Marie: Pathfinder, a virtual exhibition on now through the Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery.