Arts Mosaic’s gallery will inspire you with the November display of Manitoba’s juried art. There are pieces for sale as well as a market gallery where unique gifts await.
Arts West Travelling Gallery is on display in the CPR Station Historic Centre, 425 - 6th Avenue S. in downtown Virden. For the entire month of November. The gallery is open from Tuesday through Saturday and Opeyemi Olukotun the gallery assistant says, “We will be happy to have you come, engage with the pieces on display.”
Among 20 of Manitoba’s best artists, you can see the work of six local artists: Georgia Abel and Joel Desjardins (Virden), Mary Lowe (Kenton), Glenda Cairns Poirier (Sinclair), Karyn Kowal and Lesley Moffitt (Oak Lake).
The art hung in the Station was selected at the 44th Westman Juried Art Show to become the Travelling Gallery. There were 90 entries by 52 artists entered in the juried art show hosted by Carberry Plains Arts Council on April 23. From these, 20 works were selected by jurors Barb Flemington and Leona Herzog for the Travelling Gallery.
Art by local artists Karyn Kowal, Georgia Abel and Joel Desjardins will be among 10 pieces selected for the Rural & Northern Art Show, sponsored by the Manitoba Arts Network, to be held this fall at the Buhler Gallery, Winnipeg. Abel also received Youth (14-19 yrs.) Award.
In preparation for the Holiday Season, Arts Mosaic is getting into the spirit along with a line-up of activities planned at the Station, including a Scavenger Hunt!
Olukotun says, “Art classes for kids and teens are ongoing. The last five weeks of class have been great for the students. We have explored watercolour, acrylic and pastels.”
Nov. 14 through Dec. 15 is a coloring contest. Check out the website, www.artsmosaic.ca/ or stop in to the Station to choose your coloring page. Also starting Nov. 14 and going throughout the holiday season there’s a selfie station and an ornament exchange. Bring an ornament to hang on the tree and if you find one that suits you, take it home for your tree.
On Nov. 23 and 30, late-night shopping begins. The Mosaic Market will be open until 8 p.m. Also on late-night shopping Thursdays, you can join in Arts Mosaic’s special crafts related to the holiday season.
The chess club continues on Fridays after school and the Costume Closet is open on Monday and Thursday afternoons, or by appointment.