Ceramics, glass, fibre, wood, metal, and paper.
The Manitoba Craft Council (MCC) has taken over Cre8ery’s gallery space for their annual Member Exhibition and Sale of Contemporary Craft. Works submitted by dozens of members from across the province are on display until Feb. 2. Most are for sale.
Cre8ery director Jordan Miller says this is the seventh annual visit by the MCC.
Works run the gamut from rich fabric landscapes to jewelry to a hungry polar bear.
Winnipeg painter/sculptor/glass worker Kathleen Black has been working with glass since the 1990s. Black’s art will be familiar to many, having had a recent show at Fleet Galleries and being a regular exhibitor at the Pulse Gallery at the Forks.
Maurice and Jeanette Dzama are fixtures at local craft sales with their veritable zoo of creature creations. Here an unfortunate seal meets his end at the hands of a polar bear trailed by her two cubs.
Regular exhibitor Sharon Loeppky is back with another of her impressive mosaic landscapes. Loeppky lives in rural Manitoba on the edge of the escarpment and finds her inspiration in the woods and fields around her.
Once again there is no shortage of beautiful fabric art. Note the shadows and the play of light from left to right on this jewel-like piece by Lois Hogg.
Artists and public will have a chance to meet informally. A public Craft Talk is scheduled for Sat. Jan 30 at 2 p.m. This is a chance for participating craft artists to speak about their work and get feedback from their peers or visitors.
The Manitoba Craft Council (MCC) was founded in 1978. It promotes, develops and advocates for fine craft and its creators in Manitoba.
Over the decades, to fulfill its mandate, it has undertaken exhibitions, workshops, lectures, mentorships, a website gallery and retail sales.
The MCC is moving to a new home at 329 Cumberland. It is scheduled to open in Summer 2016.
In partnership with the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library (MCML), the 3,025 sq ft space will have an exhibition gallery, shop, library, museum, and workshop space, featuring historical and contemporary craft. The MCC and MCML are in the midst of a fundraising campaign to help with the renovation of the space.
Cre8ery is located on the second floor of 125 Adelaide in the Exchange. Hours are 12-6 Tuesday to Friday and 12-5 Saturdays.