After opening to critical acclaim last summer, Bulrushes Gallery, located just outside the resort community of Winnipeg Beach, is launching its second season with an exciting new exhibition that will run through the month of June.
This exhibition features original metal designs by Selkirk artist Janet Dornian. The exhibit includes striking metal art for both the home and outdoors.
Dornian’s works range from small and fantastic sculptural pieces of steel and stone for the indoors to large, impressive and whimsical works to decorate and enhance outdoor spaces.
“There isn’t a lot that can make the great outdoors any greater or more beautiful than it already is but Janet manages to do just that,” said gallery curator Tim Wall.
“Janet taps into her rural roots and morphs new and recycled metal such as farm implements into original works of art,” he said.
The collection is sometimes influenced by Dornian’s keen interest in ancient South American cultures, creating breathtaking Aztec heads and impressive outdoor wall hangings influenced by Mayan mythology. This beautiful metal art allows one to bring elements of nature indoors and also take art outside.
“We’re thrilled to kick off this second season by showcasing an incredibly talented and creative artist,” said gallery owner Don Rogers.
“Who knew you could use a plasma cutter and a paint brush to create great art.”
In addition to Dornian’s work the gallery has wonderful new works by Winnipeg potter Cindy Flynn and glass artist Wendy Seversen.
“Flynn’s imaginative works often are ignited by the allure of the human body and its infinite variations,” Rogers explained.
“In creating her glass pieces, Seversen molds recycled window panes infused with brilliant colour to produce stunning works of art, the only Manitoba artist to use this technique,” Rogers added.
“We’re looking forward to meeting lots of new people and sharing our wonderful art collection with others.”
Bulrushes Gallery is located at 801 Kernstead Road just 3 km west of Winnipeg Beach, and a short 35 minute drive north of Winnipeg.
Situated in a picturesque and tranquil rural setting, visitors can stroll through a diverse and eclectic collection of fine Canadian art that includes, modern, traditional, historic and contemporary works of art.
Bulrushes specializes in rediscovered lost works of art, including works by some of our country’s foremost artists.
The gallery also features contemporary and vintage pottery, glass art and jewelry. The gallery is open Thursday through Saturday noon to 5:00 but will extend its hours to include Sunday for this exhibition.
For more information, visit the website www.bulrushesgallery.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org