From April 1 until June 30, visitors are welcome to view the group exhibition of four rural artists Kelly Murray, Kelly Klick, Alexandra Ross, and Cyndi Wiebe.
These artists are currently in the Manitoba Arts Network’s Rural Arts Mentorship Program (RAMP) under the mentorship of Winnipeg based artist Brenna George. The Rural Art Mentorship Program (RAMP) is a ten-month mentorship for four emerging professional visual artists from the Eastman Region. RAMP is a partnership between Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) and the Manitoba Arts Network (MAN).
The themes and mediums of each of the artist’s work is determined by their own practice and defined by their own sensitivity to the medium. This exhibit allows viewers a glimpse into the artists’ progress as they make their way through the program, allowing the artists to support each other while pursuing their own goals.
Visitors of the gallery are encouraged to take part in the exhibitions: not only are they able to view the artwork, there is a Guest Book to leave your name and comments, and a gallery gift shop, where many of the artworks displayed are available to purchase. Other upcoming interactive programming as part of the exhibit will include MAN’s 4 recorded Artist Conversation Series, and virtual studio visits with the artists, which will be announced throughout the exhibition.
Left: Unschooling Self Project – My Roots by Alexandra Ross (photography)
Included in the exhibit is a collection of watercolour landscapes on paper by Stead based Kelly Murray. Alongside these are the works of Kelly Klick, whose practice is based in Pinawa and includes clay and painting along with assemblage sculpture. Niverville based artist and designer Cyndi Wiebe provides a series of illustrations with watercolour and ink. Finally, the works of Mitchell based artist Alexandra Ross explores personal narrative in photography, print and clay.
View the artworks, participate in the exhibit, and stay updated on Momentum’s programming at https://artgallery.manitobaartsnetwork.ca/