5 Musicians, 5 Visual Artists, 5 collaborative projects livestreamed.
A musician meets a visual artist – by swapping their artwork they create a new project, shared online and followed by interviews. The audience will see the visual artist paint, draw or print their new piece from scratch, inspired by 3 songs from the musician, while the musician plays their new song, inspired by 3 artworks from the visual artist. The videos will be played side by side. The interview will shed light on the artist’s process and how this project was different from their regular creation process.
Raine Hamilton | Jan Jenkins
Raine’s ethereal voice and lyrics are at the forefront of these powerful and relatable tunes, written both in English and in French. Alongside cello + double bass, and with Raine on violin or guitar, these songs have a moving string quartet feel with a cosmic reach.
Raine has toured Canada extensively, driving, flying, and floating her way coast to coast. Highlights include: Performing songs with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (3 times!), the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, playing a concert in a cave (10 stories below the earth!), playing festivals across Canada (Vancouver Folk Fest, Vancouver Island Music Fest, Home County, Filberg Fest, Lilac Fest, The Works, Harvest Sun, Harvest Moon, Trout Forest), playing for her passage on Via Rail, and meeting so many amazing humans along the way. She reports a full and smiling heart <3.
Jan Jenkins – From Quebec, Jan worked in Alberta, retiring to Manitoba where she creates original art for smaller spaces and wearable art for that unique look. Working in pen and ink, linocut, acrylics, other media, Jan’s training includes MFA-instructed art workshops and retreats. She connects with Canada’s arts community through several arts organizations, displays her works in group and solo shows around Manitoba, and sells her creations through galleries and online. “My greatest joy is creating visual art from patterns around me – the rhythms of line, shape, color, contrast. I lose myself in the creative process, its flow translating to visual imagery.”
Saturday, February 27, 2021, 7:30p.m.
Grace Hrabi | Rosemary Dzus
Grace Hrabi is a singer-songwriter and teacher with a degree in vocal jazz performance from the University of Manitoba. She is an independent, self-booking artist who performs in Winnipeg and tours across Canada with the folk trio Casati. The trio has recorded, produced and self-released three full-length albums since 2014. Grace teaches voice, ukulele, and songwriting through the Winnipeg Conservatory of Music.
Rosemary Dzus holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Winnipeg. While studying Fine Arts, she majored in photography and subsequently pursued photography in commercial and industrial settings and in my art practice. Currently, Rosemary works in paint, pencil, and pen and ink. She is exploring bookmaking, frottage, and video.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Amy Bishop | Cathie Ugrin
Amy Bishop’s voice is a combination of smooth pavement and rough gravel. She can charm listeners with her sweet tones, yet stun audiences with her ability to hit any high note. Hailing from Calgary, Amy began her music career around campfires, at block parties, and in church choir. Her passion for music has led her to collaborations with Moby and opening for April Wine, Farmer’s Daughter, and Chris Cummings. Amy “wowed” Canada with her appearance on CTV “The Launch” in 2018. This opened up industry doors as she was quickly signed by both a booking agency and management company.
Cathie Ugrin is a Manitoba based fabric artist whose work is characterized by a rich and inventive use of colour, and unique approach to geometrical design. In 2012, her work i know where the summer goes was accepted as part of the ‘Oh Canada’ exhibit which toured for four months across the United States. It displayed at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX. Her work has been in National Juried Shows, including the Canadian Quilters Association’s Quilt Canada, La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum’s Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival International Juried Show in Washington and SAQA’s Travelling Exhibit ‘Colour with a U’.
Her pieces have reached a broad audience and have found homes across Canada, the United States, England, Finland, Italy, Peru and Slovenia.
Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Leaf Rapids | Sarah Fuller
Sarah Fuller is a Canadian artist who works across the mediums of photography, video and installation. She holds a MFA from the University of Ottawa and a BFA in Photography from Emily Carr University.
Sarah has been an artist in residence at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Laughing Waters in Nillumbick Shire, Australia, the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Yukon, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Italy, and the Association of Visual Artists (SIM) in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Sarah’s work is in public and private collections including the Canada Council for the Arts Art Bank (Ottawa), the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (Edmonton), the Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff), the Indie Photobook Library (Washington) and Global Affairs Canada (Ottawa).
Leaf Rapids is Keri Latimer’s (previously of JUNO-award-winning Nathan) opportunity to croon about vultures circling their prey, barbershop stabbings, and love letters from smallpox quarantines in her disconcertingly sweet voice. Their sound has been described as ‘Cinematic Folk’ and includes the eerie sound of the theremin. “Keri Latimer … has always been a uniquely disarming songwriter. Her sweet, warm voice and her penchant for old-time folk and country-tinged roots pop belie her sharp, observational writing which, when combined with her empathetic nature, conjures all sorts of interesting characters.” John Kendle, Winnipeg Free Press
Sunday, November 29th, 2020 7 p.m.
Jenn Beaupre | Heather Martens Rempel
Jenn Beaupré sways the masses with her inimitable voice. She pairs technical agility with a natural ability to discern and reinterpret the underlying truth of a song. She has seen success in every sphere of performance she’s embraced, from intimate concert halls with nothing but her piano, to widely celebrated platforms such as Canadian Idol, the 2010 Winter Olympics, and The Moscow Ballet.
Heather Martens Rempel works as a printmaker/collage artist, and art educator. Her work has been in numerous solo and group exhibits across Manitoba. She finds inspiration for her work from the many travel adventures she takes with her husband Leo. While some ideas reflect international travel, Manitoba is her favourite muse. When not working in her studio in MacGregor, Heather is sharing the joy of gel-plate printing in workshops throughout the province, with people of all ages.