rural and northern manitoba juried art show and party

July 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

man arts 2017You are invited to an art party and celebration of rural artists!

Join us on Saturday, July 15th at the Edge Gallery for an afternoon of art tours, circus fun and an awards reception recognizing rural and northern artists. This party celebrates the 15th year of the Rural and Northern Juried Art Show, a month-long exhibition supported by the Downtown BIZ and Assiniboine Credit Union.

Relax and enjoy the pieces on display in the art gallery, hop aboard the trolley to check out some downtown art or add to the big sidewalk chalk mural outside! All ages are welcome.

Trolley Tours leave at 1:30 pm and 4:20 sharp from in front of the Edge Gallery and will be filled by first come, first serve basis.

Reception and Awards start at 3:30 pm.

Take-home ceramic pendant painting led by Elise, director of the Edge.

Classical ’50s tunes by composer Neil Weisenser.

Juggling and Plate-spinning lessons by Mr. Circus.

Downtown Art + Martha Street Studio tour made possible by Winnipeg Trolley Company.

During the party, hop over to the neighbouring gallery, MAWA, to check out What Barn Swallows Remember Pop up shop by Cheryl Orr Hood at Mentoring Artists For Women’s Art!

The Edge Gallery is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 2:00 – 6:00 pm.

Pottery Comrady – The Edge’s first annual ceramic students show

June 20, 2017 in Uncategorized


A most amazing adult student pottery art show!

Come one come all to this free event and celebrate freedom of expression.

The Edge Gallery and Clay Centre offers pottery classes to the public. These classes aim to develope pottery skills in tandem with helping each student harvest their own unique past experiences to create personal pieces of meaningful useable pottery and ceramic art.

Join us for the opening Friday June 23rd 7-10pm – musical things may happen!

OPPOSITES ATTACK 4! Kristie Marie Chech and Justin Waterman

May 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

Your favourite First Friday Art Party returns featuring new works by Chech and Waterman. Dance floor brought to you by King Cabernet Entertainment. Waterman is bringing his guitar18237750_10154401354177073_1690873309036634959_o_resized

Factum Ex – Shawn Berard, Val Huffman, Michael Luczak

April 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

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Shawn Berard, Val Huffman, Michael LuczakAT THE EDGE | First Friday May 05, 2017, 7–11 PM
FRESH ART and vinyl party, open late Cinco de Mayo!
BOOK Launch ‘A Million Dollars Worth of Duck’s Wool’
ARTIST TALK Friday May Fifth @ 9:00 PM
EXHIBITION May 05 – May 17, 2017

Fantastic fun, friends and food for thought!

Opening night features a vinyl party, with all guests encouraged to bring their best-loved 33 RPM Vinyl Albums, or drop the needle on some music from a selection of the artists’ collections of Rock, Folk, Jazz and Blues.

Over 30 pieces of contemporary art, plus the official book launch for ‘A Million Dollars Worth of Duck’s Wool’

Factum Ex translates to English as “it came from” and the three participating artists explore this theme via mixed media visuals that represent experience and impressions gathered over their varied journeys through life.

Shawn Berard, Michael Luczak, and Val Huffman first met each other roughly at the same time, in the late 1990s, and have become good friends over the intervening 20 years. Each one of them arrived in the present time under very different circumstances, and they each possess very different philosophies, both in life and in art. What binds them together is a shared devotion toward a satisfying life in general, and a fascination with creative symbolism in contemporary art.


STREET – Photography exhibit by Bill Macpherson

January 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

Memories of the Street
Each of us have a relationship with the streets where we grew up or visited or live now. Being human in the 20th and 21st centuries makes it nearly impossible for those of us who are of a western culture to not have experienced main street somewhere.
The work of photographer Bill Macpherson explores who we are on the street – how we are looked at and how, in turn, we look back at what is around us.
My most overwhelming memory of the street is the strong sense of place I experienced – I live here, these are my people, this is my place.
When I travel, I try to put myself back in that space – to feel what the people of that place feel, to relate as they do to their surroundings and the others around them.
There is another side to the street which is not concrete or buildings or travellers. It is people who live on the street. Macpherson has created portraits of them that reflects the person behind the circumstance. What is seen is not always pleasant or reassuring, but it is always grounding and real.
I invite you to visit the streets of Bill Macpherson to join in discovering a new place, to remember old ones and to see new faces that may evoke or create memories for you. I hope this provokes you to experience anew that which is around you.