Frances Cooper, “Content”

May 31, 2024 | E-News, Front page

Frances Cooper 'Content'

Please join us for the Opening Reception of multi-disciplinary visual artist, Frances Cooper’s exhibit, ‘Content’

Enjoy an evening of art and music at Manitoba Arts Network as part of First Fridays in the Exchange. 

“Some people revel in order, a guarantee or insurance on a purchase, it gives a sense of comfort.  It means connection and an environment of uniformity.  These connections are comforting, a buffer to the unknowns in the world, a shield even to the perceived chaos.

This planet that we call home, I see connections everywhere.  Patterns are repeating in every form throughout Mother Earth. I want everything to be authentically what it is; no matter what timeframe or context or state of being. My work is a representation of examining our world, this life, this time and the notions that all of it is tenuous and elastic all at once, in all directions.” 

Enjoy an evening of art and music at Manitoba Arts Network as part of First Fridays in the Exchange. Doors open at 5:00 PM with an artist talk and a live musical performance by Kwiat.

Date: June 7, 2024
Location: 210 Gallery, 210 Princess St, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1L4

  • Doors Open: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Artist Talk: 7:00 PM – 7:15 PM
  • Musical Performance: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

This is a free event and all are welcome!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Live Performance by Kwiat

KWIAT (pronounced kwai·uht), is an avant-pop musician from Winnipeg, Manitoba whose essence is interwoven in piano soulful melodies and the heartfelt resonance of the human voice, knows how to create a sonic landscape that transcends conventional boundaries. Born of Métis and Polish heritage, KWIAT, which means “flower” in Polish, draws inspiration in the rich poetry of the indie pop melodies of Fiona Apple, Japanese Breakfast, and showtunes. Infusing her music with cultural authenticity thanks to her Métis and Polish roots, KWIAT’s airy, lush, and organically style evokes a colourful floral imagery. Recipient of the Women in Music Inaugural Honour Roll Award in 2023, KWIAT has already started making her mark on the Canadian music scene. Her dedication to her craft and advocacy for gender equality in the industry have earned her the 2020 Songsmiths Western Canadian Music Award Nomination for Community Excellence, showcasing her commitment to uplifting her musical community. The same year, KWIAT curated the “Indigeneity” playlist for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize, amplifying Indigenous voices and narratives within the music landscape. KWIAT’s upcoming debut self-titled EP, produced by Juno award winner Hawksley Workman (Tegan and Sara, Sarah Slean, Hey Rosetta!, Serena Ryder), mixed by Juno Award winner George Seara (Shawn Mendes, James Bay, Demi Lovato, Alessia Cara, Rihanna, Drake, Holly Cole, Herbie Hancock, and Sting), and mastered by Elisa Pangsaeng (Yukon Blonde, Kinnie Starr, Said the Whale, GRAE, STACEY, and LOLO)  is expected to be released in 2025.