An exciting selection of works by several popular Manitoba artists will be showcased at Bulrushes Gallery, just 3k west of the popular resort community of Winnipeg Beach.
The exhibition, featuring art are from the private collection of Arthur and Lucy Adamson, runs Aug. 11 through Aug. 14.
It includes works by well-known Manitoba artist Arthur Adamson as well as other pioneers from Manitoba’s rich art heritage — Kelly Clark, Carolyn Dukes, Sheila Butler, Eva Fritsch, Allen Hessler, David Umholtz, Diana Thornycroft, Ann Smith, Robert Achtemichuk and many more.
Arthur Adamson has been a fixture in Manitoba’s art community for decades. All the works in the exhibition are original prints the Adamsons acquired over the years directly from the artists.
“This is a wonderful and rare opportunity to acquire great works of art by well recognized artists,” says Gallery Curator Tim Wall.
“You rarely find works like these on the open market and they’re so affordable.”
Arthur Adamson was born in 1926 and received his PhD in Modern and Romantic Literature in 1962. A highly regarded and innovative artist, known for his dramatic woodblock prints, he is also a poet.
In 1994, Arthur’s third book of poetry – Bird, Beast and Lover – was published and included 10 original woodblock prints. Recently reviewed by CV2, The Canadian Journal of Poetry and Critical Writing, newly printed soft cover editions of this wonderful book will also be available at the exhibition.
Bulrushes Gallery is set in a tranquil and beautiful park like setting just a short 40 minute drive north from Winnipeg. The gallery has a special interest in reintroducing people to many of Manitoba’s and Canada’s best artists from our recent past.
“While it’s always exciting to look ahead and see what’s new, let’s not forget the past,” says Wall. “It’s important and worthwhile to look back and celebrate the talent and important contributions Manitoba artists have been making for decades. Artists of today are indebted to the artists who broke ground before them, artists like Arthur Adamson.”