emptyful may 12

INTERNATIONAL CELLO FESTIVAL of CANADA: Pictures

COMMUNIQUÉ: Histoires urbaines avec la Winnipeg Tarot Company - le 15 septembre

CITY STORIES with the Winnipeg Tarot Comany PRESS RELEASE

CITY STORIES with the Winnipeg Tarot Comany Images

INTERNATIONAL CELLO FESTIVAL of CANADA: Venue Map

INTERNATIONAL CELLO FESTIVAL OF CANADA

TICKET TO THE FUTURE PHASE 2: A CULTURAL ACTION PLAN FOR WINNIPEG

INTERNATIONAL CELLO FESTIVAL of CANADA: Press Release - Preview

INTERNATIONAL CELLO FESTIVAL of CANADA: University of Winnipeg Campus Map

INTERNATIONAL CELLO FESTIVAL of CANADA: Venues

INTERNATIONAL CELLO FESTIVAL of CANADA: Cellos at the Cube Artists

David Raphael Scott

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Last Week of Events

MAJOR PUBLIC ART WORK: Press Release April 29, 2011

MAJOR PUBLIC ART PROJECT

cover art

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Archer Pechawis presents Horse

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: KC Adams artist talk

INTERNATIONAL CELLO FESTIVAL of CANADA High Resolution Photos

INTERNATIONAL CELLO FESTIVAL of CANADA   Media

Winnipeg Arts Council AGM

2011 Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra

Anne Manson

Janet Scott Hoyt

Frédéric Lacroix

Music

Se-Doo Park

Yina Tong

Brian Yoon

Christopher Dungey

Karen Ouzounian

PRESS RELEASE: March 15 - MY CITY’S STILL BREATHING Leave a legacy online

Christian Elliott

Rachel Mercer

Alexander Mickelthwate

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Kirk Starkey

INTERNATIONAL CELLO FESTIVAL of CANADA Tickets Cancelled

INTERNATIONAL CELLO FESTIVAL of CANADA Tickets Purchased

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INTERNATIONAL CELLO FESTIVAL of CANADA Ticket Purchase

INTERNATIONAL CELLO FESTIVAL of CANADA: Press Release - Tickets

Rafael Hoekman

Thomas Wiebe

Jocelyn Morlock

Leanne Zacharias

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Venues

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Curators’ Statement

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Tours and Educational Programming

Andrea Bell

Eric Friesen

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: The Next 500 Years

City Stories in the press

Debbie Patterson: Sargent and Victor

PRESS RELEASE: Sargent and Victor

My City’s Still Breathing In the Press

Michael Neelak Van Rooy

COMMUNIQUÉ: FAITES-EN MOINS, LENTEMENT

Dominique Rey: Billboard art

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Pictures from the opening

Dominique Rey: Billboard images

PRESS RELEASE: Do Less, Slowly

WINNIPEG’S ARTS AMBASSADORS: In the Press

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: In the Press

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Curators

Desmond Hoebig

Natalia Gutman

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Closing Reception

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Manitoba Hydro Place Opening

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Media Advisory - Bus Tours

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: COMMUNIQUÉ -12 janvier 2011

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Program Guide

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Site Map

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Press Release January 12 Repellent Eye (Winnipeg)

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Photo Opportunity

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Press Releases

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Screenings and Performance Dates and Times

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Photo Opportunity - Opening Reception and Bus Tours

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Media

INTERNATIONAL CELLO FESTIVAL of CANADA: Masterclass

Jian Wang

Minna Rose Chung

Shauna Rolston

Paul Marleyn

Yuri Hooker

Frans Helmerson

Denise Djokic

Yegor Dyachkov

Thomas Demenga

Patrick Demenga

Colin Carr

INTERNATIONAL CELLO FESTIVAL of CANADA: Artists

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Dates and events

INTERNATIONAL CELLO FESTIVAL of CANADA: Schedule of Events

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Images

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Bus Tour

NORTH END ARTS CENTRE: December

MY CITY’S STILL BREATHING: Images

MEDIA ADVISORY


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For Immediate Release: May 12, 2012



emptyful on the move

May 12, 2012 – Winnipeg – A major new work of public art was on the move on Saturday morning, giving downtown residents and workers quite an unusual early morning view.

The work, emptyful, by Vancouver artist Bill Pechet, is a new public art piece that will be installed as a component of the Millennium Library Park project. The structure, which is 35 feet tall and 30 feet at its widest, was transported to the downtown library at 5am on Saturday morning, where it will be installed over the next couple of months. Beginning with this journey, this new artwork will be a permanent, noticeable presence in the downtown area from now on.

emptyful is funded by both the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, and the Winnipeg Arts Council’s Public Art program. It is the largest public art project in Winnipeg to date.  

For more on the Winnipeg Arts Council’s Public Art Program visit http://www.winnipegarts.ca/publicart
For more about the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada program visit http://www.artsforall.ca
 

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Gallery

June 15, 2011: Cellos at the Cube: Festival Preview WCCC Project Manager Dominic Lloyd introduces the event - June 15, 2011: Cellos at the Cube:  Festival Preview Leanne Zacharias introduces the cellists - June 15, 2011: Cellos at the Cube: Festival Preview June 15, 2011: Cellos at the Cube: Festival Preview June 15, 2011: Cellos at the Cube: Festival Preview Leanne Zacharias - June 15, 2011: Cellos at the Cube: Festival Preview June 15, 2011: Cellos at the Cube: Festival Preview June 15, 2011: Cellos at the Cube: Festival Preview Leanne Zacharias - June 15, 2011: Cellos at the Cube: Festival Preview The cellists greet the crowd - June 15, 2011: Cellos at the Cube: Festival Preview The cellists greet the crowd - June 15, 2011: Cellos at the Cube: Festival Preview Festival Mega Student Orchestra - June 15, 2011 Festival Mega Student Orchestra - June 15, 2011 Eric Friesen hosts - June 15, 2011: Opening Night Gala Desmond Hoebig - June 15, 2011: Opening Night Gala June 15, 2011: Opening Night Gala Jocelyn Morlock talks about her new work - June 15, 2011: Opening Night Gala Yuri Hooker - June 15, 2011: Opening Night Gala Yegor Dyachkov and Yuri Hooker - June 15, 2011: Opening Night Gala Jocelyn Morlock - June 15, 2011: Opening Night Gala June 15, 2011: Opening Night Gala Shauna Rolston - June 15, 2011: Opening Night Gala Paul Marleyn - June 15, 2011: Opening Night Gala Paul Marleyn - June 15, 2011: Opening Night Gala Colin Carr - June 15, 2011: Opening Night Gala Carol Phillips and Tanya Christensen - June 15, 2011: Opening Night Gala Zander Howard-Scott and Dan Parker - June 15, 2011: Opening Night Gala Shauna Rolston and Yina Tong - June 15, 2011: Opening Night Gala David Scott and David Moroz - June 15, 2011: Opening Night Gala Yina Tong and Frans Helmerson - June 15, 2011: Opening Night Gala Paul Marleyn and Jian Wang - June 15, 2011: Opening Night Gala June 16, 2011: Young Canadian Cellists June 16, 2011: Young Canadian Cellists Brian Yoon - June 16, 2011: Young Canadian Cellists Rachel Mercer - June 16, 2011: Young Canadian Cellists Yina Tong - June 16, 2011: Young Canadian Cellists Yina Tong - June 16, 2011: Young Canadian Cellists Yina Tong - June 16, 2011: Young Canadian Cellists Yina Tong - June 16, 2011: Young Canadian Cellists Yina Tong - June 16, 2011: Young Canadian Cellists Zara Neslova Award Finalists - June 16, 2011 Se-Doo Park, Winner of Zara Nelsova Award - June 16, 2011 Zara Neslova Award Finalists, Se-Doo Park, Karen Ouzounian and Christian Elliot Eric Friesen hosts - June 17, 2011 Mellow Cellos Jian Wang and Paul Marleyn - June 17, 2011 Mellow Cellos June 17, 2011 Mellow Cellos Jian Wang, Paul Marleyn and Shauna Rolston - June 17, 2011 Mellow Cellos Shauna Rolston - June 17, 2011 Mellow Cellos Yina Tong and Tom Wiebe - June 17, 2011 Mellow Cellos Denise Djokic - June 17, 2011 Mellow Cellos Colin Carr, Rachel Mercer, Tom Wiebe and Denise Djokic - June 17, 2011 Mellow Cellos Melli Celli, the Cellists of the WSO - June 17, 2011 Mellow Cellos Brian Yoon, Rachel Mercer, Emma Quakenbush and Christian Elliott - June 17, 2011 Mellow Cellos Pianist Frederic Lacroix - June 17, 2011 Mellow Cellos Leanne Zacharias - June 18, 2011: New Directions at the Forks Leanne Zacharias - June 18, 2011: New Directions at the Forks June 18, 2011: New Directions at the Forks WCCC Project Manager Dominic Lloyd - June 18, 2011: New Directions at the Forks Kirk Starkey - June 18, 2011: New Directions at the Forks Kirk Starkey - June 18, 2011: New Directions at the Forks Kirk Starkey - June 18, 2011: New Directions at the Forks Leanne Zacharias - June 18, 2011: New Directions at the Forks June 18, 2011: New Directions at the Forks June 18, 2011: New Directions at the Forks Duo Demenga: Patrick and Thomas Demenga - June 18, 2011: Lux Aeterna Duo Demenga: Patrick and Thomas Demenga - June 18, 2011: Lux Aeterna Duo Demenga: Patrick and Thomas Demenga - June 18, 2011: Lux Aeterna Duo Demenga: Patrick and Thomas Demenga - June 18, 2011: Lux Aeterna Duo Demenga: Patrick and Thomas Demenga - June 18, 2011: Lux Aeterna Duo Demenga: Patrick and Thomas Demenga- June 18, 2011: Lux Aeterna Duo Demenga: Patrick and Thomas Demenga - June 18, 2011: Lux Aeterna June 18, 2011: Lux Aeterna Eric Friesen give a talk - June 18, 2011: Bach Cello Suites June 18, 2011: Bach Cello Suites Denise Djokic - June 18, 2011: Bach Cello Suites Frans Helmerson - June 18, 2011: Bach Cello Suites Frans Helmerson - June 18, 2011: Bach Cello Suites Paul Marleyn - June 18, 2011: Bach Cello Suites Paul Marleyn - June 18, 2011: Bach Cello Suites Colin Carr - June 18, 2011: Bach Cello Suites Paul Marleyn, Colin Carr, Denise Djokic, Yegor Dyachkov, Jian Wang, Frans Helmerson - June 18, 2011: Bach Cello Suites Kirk Starkey Talk by James Manishen - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Eric Friesen hosts - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Alexander Mickelthwate and Eric Friesen - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Patrick and Thomas Demenga - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Patrick and Thomas Demenga - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Patrick and Thomas Demenga - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Denise Djokic - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Jian Wang - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Jian Wang - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Jian Wang - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Jian Wang - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Jian Wang - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Jian Wang - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Alexander Mickelthwate and Jian Wang - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Colin Carr - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Colin Carr - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Colin Carr - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Colin Carr - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Colin Carr - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Colin Carr - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Frans Helmerson - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Paul Marleyn and Eric Friesen - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Festival Orchestra of Cellists - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Festival Orchestra of Cellists - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Festival Orchestra of Cellists - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Festival Orchestra of Cellists - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Festival Orchestra of Cellists - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale Festival Orchestra of Cellists - June 19, 2011: Gala Festival Finale wrapped

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Pour diffusion immédiate le 15 septembre

Lectures de cartes tarot gratuites en contrepartie de vos
HISTOIRES URBAINES

WINNIPEG, le 15 septembre 2010 — Pour honorer la désignation de Winnipeg à titre de « Capitale culturelle du Canada 2010 », une équipe d’artistes a conçu un moyen très créatif de demander aux Winnipégois d’échanger leurs histoires de la vie dans notre ville.

La «Winnipeg Tarot Company » est une création des multiartistes locales Shawna Dempsey et Lori Millan. En collaboration avec le programme associé au titre de « Capitale culturelle du Canada 2010 » et une équipe d’artistes, elles ont élaboré une nouvelle série de cartes de tarot qui utilisent des illustrations originales et l’iconographie de Winnipeg.

À compter du 24 septembre, une équipe de « liseurs et liseuses de cartes tarot » se déplacera dans tous les quartiers de la ville pour offrir des lectures à divers endroits, qui vont des restaurants aux foyers pour personnes âgées et aux lieux touristiques. Après qu’une personne a reçu une lecture de ses cartes, son « paiement » consistera à raconter une histoire au sujet de Winnipeg, inspirée ou non par les cartes. Les histoires seront enregistrées et archivées par le Conseil des arts de Winnipeg. Une sélection d’histoires sera publiée en ligne tous les jours.

Comme l’a souligné Carol Phillips, chef de production du projet, « nous voulions donner aux gens de Winnipeg la possibilité de faire entendre leur voix et de raconter leurs propres histoires. Ce projet innovateur accomplit non seulement cette tâche, mais il donne aussi aux gens la possibilité d’interagir avec des artistes à un niveau personnel et de faire essentiellement partie de l’oeuvre artistique. »

« Histoires urbaines avec la Winnipeg Tarot Company » est un projet lancé dans le cadre de la Fête de la culture. Les dates et les lieux des lectures seront publiés en ligne sur le site Web http://www.artsforall.ca.

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Au sujet de la Winnipeg Tarot Company

Les fondatrices et créatrices de la Winnipeg Tarot Company, Shawna Dempsey et Lori Millan, sont des sybilles supérieures, reconnues sur le plan international et renommées pour leurs habiletés à titre d’artistes et d’adeptes de la géomancie. Bien que Dempsey et Millan dorment pendant le sombre hiver de neuf mois à Winnipeg, les courts mois d’été leur inspirent la création de spectacles et de vidéos délirants qui reflètent leur intention de dominer le monde, tels que Lesbian National Parks and Services et We’re Talking Vulva. Des critiques sont d’avis que leur fabrication effrénée d’oeuvres d’art a accéléré le réchauffement climatique.

Au sujet des liseurs et liseuses

Les liseurs et liseuses visionnaires de la Winnipeg Tarot Company sont tous de puissants voyants triés sur le volet et formés par les fondatrices de l’entreprise pour mettre en valeur leur professionnalisme, leur exactitude et leur dévouement pour les citoyens de Winnipeg. Ils et elles comprennent le dramaturge Ian Ross, récipiendaire d’un Prix littéraire du Gouverneur général, le musicien Rodrigo Muñoz, l’artiste visuelle Sandee Moore, les comédiens Maggie Nagle et Ross McMillan, le musicien et éditeur John K. Samson, l’écrivain et comédien Charles Leblanc, la dramaturge Carolyn Grey et la musicienne Christine Fellows.

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For Immediate Release: September 14, 2010

Free tarot readings in exchange for your
CITY STORIES


WINNIPEG – September 14, 2010 – In honour of Winnipeg’s designation as the Cultural Capital of Canada 2010, a team of artists have devised a most creative way to get Winnipeggers to share their stories about living in our city.

The “Winnipeg Tarot Company” is the creation of local performance artists Lorri Millan and Shawna Dempsey. Working with the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada 2010 program and a team of artists, they have developed a new design of tarot cards that uses original artwork and Winnipeg iconography.

From September 24 through October 31, a team of “readers” will travel throughout the city, performing readings in various locations ranging from restaurants to seniors home, tourist locations and more. Once a person has had his or her cards read, “payment” for the reading will be made by sharing one’s own Winnipeg story, inspired by the cards or otherwise. Stories will be recorded and archived at the Winnipeg Arts Council. A selection of stories will be posted online each day.

“We wanted to give people in Winnipeg a chance to have their voices heard, to tell their own stories,” said Executive Producer Carol Phillips. “This innovative project not only does that, but it gives people a chance to interact with artists on a personal level, and essentially become part of the artwork.”
City Stories with the Winnipeg Tarot Company is being launched in conjunction with Culture Days. Schedules of the readers’ locations will be posted online at http://www.artsforall.ca.

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About the Winnipeg Tarot Co.
The founders and creators of the Winnipeg Tarot Co., Lorri Millan and Shawna Dempsey, are internationally recognized master oracles, renowned for their skills as geomancers and artists. While Dempsey and Millan sleep throughout Winnipeg’s dark, nine-month winter, the brief summer months inspire the creation of delusional performances and videos reflecting their intentions of world domination (including Lesbian National Parks and Services and We’re Talking Vulva). Critics opine that this frenzied artmaking has hastened global warming.

The Readers
The Visionary Readers of the Winnipeg Tarot Co. are all powerful seers, hand chosen and trained by the company founders for their professionalism, accuracy and dedication to the citizens of Winnipeg. They include Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Ian Ross, bandleader Rodrigo Munoz, visual artist Sandee Moore, actors Maggie Nagle and Ross McMillan, musician and publisher John K. Samson, writer Charles Leblanc, playwright Carolyn Grey, and musician Christine Fellows

 

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Paul Marleyn, Artistic Director

Find out about the 2014 and future Cello Festivals here:

www.internationalcellofestivalofcanada.ca

 

The first International Cello Festival of Canada took place June 15 - 19, 2011 as part of the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada celebration. 

These pages are an archive of that event. Agassiz Music Inc. and the Winnipeg Arts Council are currently planning the next International Cello Festival of Canada to take place in Winnipeg June 18 - 22. 2014. More details about this amazing event will be posted in early 2013. 

 

The 2011 International Cello Festival of Canada
June 15-19th, 2011

Honorary patron - Ralph Kirshbaum (USA)

 

Purchase tickets and passes to the festival

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Our 2011 Cello Festival promises to be like no other Canadian festival! The Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada 2010 and the Agassiz team will be presenting the International Cello Festival of Canada 2011. It will be an extraordinary event, with a host of internationally celebrated cellists participating.

The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra will perform the world premiére of the Concerto for Two Cellos by the Vancouver-based composer Jocelyn Morlock, and the Final Gala Concert will be with the Winnipeg Symphony in Winnipeg’s Centennial Hall. The Festival will be presented in multiple venues across the city of Winnipeg. The Cello Festival will also include masterclasses with Frans Helmerson, Colin Carr, Natalia Gutman and Desmond Hoebig.

The Festival is also happy to announce a new cello award, the 2011 Zara Nelsova Memorial Award for Canadian Cellists, for cellists aged between 22 and 32. Information can be found here.

Find out more about Agassiz Music here.

Many thanks to our supporters:

Primary Private Sector Funder: The Winnipeg Foundation
 
 
 
Younger performers Program Sponsor: RBC
 
 
 
Sponsor: Manitoba Hydro
 
 
 
Sponsor: Assiniboine Credit Union
 
 
Sponsor: The University of Winnipeg
 
 
Sponsor: Telpay
 
Sponsor: Payworks
 
Sponsor: The Burns Family Fund
 
Sponsor: L.B. Holdings Ltd.
 
Sponsor: The Gail Asper Family Foundation Inc.
 
Sponsor: The Kuhl Foundation
 
Sponsor: Paul Hahn Cello Fund
 
Sponsor: Mann Financial Assurance
 
Additional Government support provided by:

 

 

 

 

 

We are still seeking sponsors for this event!  To find out how to sponsor us, visit our Sponsorship and Donor Opportunities page.

 

Ticket to the Future Phase 2 is the action plan for protecting our city’s extensive investment in arts and culture and for capitalizing on our extraordinary cultural assets for the next ten years. The Winnipeg Arts Council, through its role as advisor to the City on cultural policy, has developed this document using the guiding principles set out in the recently completed OurWinnipeg city plan. The purpose of this new plan is to acknowledge the important role of the arts in our city and to provide a cohesive plan for the next decade.

Find out more and download Ticket to the Future Phase 2: A Cultural Action Plan for Winnipeg

The first part of this plan was realized in an economic impact study that showed just how significantly the arts and creative industries contribute to Winnipeg’s economy. Find out more about the report here.

  

 

    

Photo 1- Left to right: Yuri Hooker, Rafael Hoekman, Meran Currie-Roberts, and Andrea Bell. Photo by Alix Sobler
Photo 2 - Andrea Bell. Photo by Alix Sobler

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For Immediate Release: May 19, 2011


INTERNATIONAL CELLO FESTIVAL of CANADA
Preview at The Forks


WINNIPEG – May 19, 2011 – The International Cello Festival of Canada gave a sneak peek today at The Forks with a free short program concert and remarks from the festival organizers. The festival, which will run from June 15-19 in venues throughout Winnipeg, is the first of its kind ever held in Canada.

A cello quartet featuring Yuri Hooker, Andrea Bell, Meran Currie-Roberts and Rafael Hoekman provided free lunchtime entertainment for passersby, the first in what promises to be a remarkable series of events for music lovers.

Presented as a part of the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada (WCCC) celebration, the Festival is organized by Agassiz Music Inc., an organization well-known in Winnipeg for their annual Chamber Music Festival. ARTS FOR ALL has been the theme of the whole WCCC year, and the cello festival is no exception. With free events in public places, masterclasses with renowned musicians, a robust young performers program and a cello repertoire featuring everything from the masters to Metallica, this festival offers something for everyone.

Under the direction of Artistic Director Paul Marleyn, this exciting event will gather approximately 60 cellists to participate in solo recitals and in performance of concertos with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and a gala presentation co-produced with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Local, national and international artists from as far away as China, Russia and Sweden will be in Winnipeg performing alongside the home-grown talent throughout this amazing event. Yegor Djachkov, Denise Djokic, Shauna Rolston, Jian Wang, Natalia Gutman and Frans Helmerson are just a few of the names fans of cello music might recognize.

Ticket information can be found at the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada website http://www.artsforall.ca, McNally Robinson Booksellers, or by calling 475-1779.

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Westminster United Church
745 Westminster Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3G 1A5
 
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church
525 Wardlaw Ave. & Nassau St. N.
Winnipeg, MB R3L 0L9
 
Centennial Concert Hall
555 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B1C3
 
The Rotunda
Legislative Building
450 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9

The Cube
Old Market Square
Bannatyne and King Street in the Exchange District
Winnipeg, MB

Convocation Hall (in Wesley Hall)
University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9
SEE CAMPUS MAP
 
Eckhardt-Grammate Hall (in Centennial Hall)
University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9
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Wednesday, June 15th

12:00-12:45 Cellos at the Cube: Festival Preview
Old Market Square FREE CONCERT
led by Leanne Zacharias

 

ARTISTS:

Andrea Bell

Katie Newman
Katie Newman is a grade 12 student at Luther College High School in Regina, Saskatchewan and is currently a student of Leanne Zacharias at Brandon University, where she will begin music studies this fall. Katie's previous teachers include Mark Rudoff, Cameron Lowe and Barbara Fitzpatrick.  Katie has attended a number of  summer music programs including Domaine Forget and the Laurentian Music Centre and she will be attending the Tuckamore Music Festival in St. John's, Newfoundland this summer.  Katie won the fourth chair cello position and tenure in the Regina Symphony Orchestra at the age of 14. She has been an active chamber musician and soloist in Saskatchewan and has won numerous scholarships and prizes at the University of Regina including the Dr. Sampson Goodfellow auditioned scholarship, the Hallie McCall Inglis Auditioned Award for Strings, and the President's Gold Medal. She has also won numerous first place adjudicated awards, including the Centennial Saskatchewan Music Award, the Saskatchewan Provincial Music Festival (strings 16 and under), and the Queen City Kinsmen Competition.

Alexa Pilon
Alexa Pilon, 24, was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where she began her cello studies with John Payzant. In 2009, she completed her undergraduate degree in Cello Performance at Brandon University with Mark Rudoff , then a Masters’ degree in Cello Performance and Literature at Brandon University with Leanne Zacharias. She currently studies with Tafelmusik members Christina Mahler and Ivars Taurins in Toronto.   In addition to winning numerous scholarships and awards at music festivals and from Brandon University, Alexa holds an ARCT degree in Cello Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. In 2004, she represented Saskatchewan at the National Music Festival in Charlottetown, PEI, and was a charter member of the Isabelle Mills Ensemble, a unique strings sextet comprised of faculty members and students with a Saskatchewan connection. Alexa has had extensive experience as a soloist, a chamber musician and an orchestral player who is interested in performing music of many styles, genres and periods.   Alexa studied at the  “The Quartet Program” in Fredonia, NY and Boulder, Colorado, Baroque and Renaissance music at Sonoma State University, and at the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute.

Karen Sunabacka
Composer and ‘cellist Karen Sunabacka has studied music since she was four. In March 2008 she graduated from the University of California, Davis with a PhD in Theory and Composition. She is the director and founder of the Providence Performing Arts School and she is the Assistant Professor in Music Theory and Composition at Providence College in Otterburne, Manitoba.

Zander Scott-Howard
Zander is 18 years old, and has just graduated from Grade 12 at the University of Winnipeg Collegiate. He currently studies with WSO Principal Cellist, Yuri Hooker.  Zander has performed in the Winnipeg Music Festival for years, winning numerous awards, including the Victor Feldbrill Trophy for Best String Performance (2010), the Winnipeg Bach Festival Trophy (2008, 2010), and the Manitoba Provincial Festival Senior String Competition (2009). In 2009 and 2010, he was Manitoba’s string representative in the National Music Festival Competition. He has participated in masterclasses with some of North America’s finest cellists, including Paul Marleyn, Desmond Hoebig, John Kadz, Andres Diaz, and Ron Leonard.  In June of 2010, he was fortunate to have the opportunity to give a solo recital as the Emerging Artist in the Agassiz Music Festival. He attended the Morningside Music Bridge program in Calgary in 2010 and has been accepted again this summer.

Allison Warrian
Allison Warrian earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Manitoba and a Master of Music in Literature and Performance from the University of Western Ontario. A native of Winnipeg, her teachers have included Arlene Dahl, Alex Adaman, Paul Marleyn and Thomas Wiebe. She performs as a freelance cellist in Winnipeg and throughout Southern Manitoba. She has conducted the Pembina Hills Intermediate Strings, a community ensemble based in Morden, since 2005. Allison is a dedicated teacher and enthusiastically maintains a large private teaching studio.

 

David Raphael Scott

 

David Raphael Scott

Winnipeg, MB

David Raphael Scott is an arts administrator, freelance composer, teacher, and producer.  

Over the past 20 years, David has had the opportunity to work with many professional ensembles and soloists in Canada, the United States and Europe.  He has also worked directly with young people on collaborative creative projects and has given masterclasses and taught theory, history and composition at all levels—from grade-school through graduate school.  He worked for a number of years as a freelance producer for the CBC and is currently with the Manitoba Arts Council.

Recent composition commissions include: The Widening Gyre (2009) for the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and soprano Luz Alvarez; String Quartet #3 (2008) for the Penderecki String Quartet; a Cello Concerto (2007) for Paul Marleyn and the Thunder Bay Symphony; and The Rising Curve of Day (2006) for mezzo-soprano Rosemarie van der Hooft and the Victoria Symphony.

 David is a member of the Canadian League of Composers, an Associate of the Canadian Music Centre and was one of the Artistic Co-Directors of GroundSwell from 2001-2008.  He has degrees from the Universities of Manitoba and Alberta and received his Doctorate from the University of British Columbia in 2000.

 

Close Encounters Closing Week Events
All events are free and all are welcome


Wednesday, May 4
3:30pm - Final Film Screening of Rosalie Favell’s The Search for Life Beyond Our Planet
Manitoba Museum Planetarium, 190 Rupert Avenue

Thursday, May 5
4:00 – 6:00pm - Final Film Screenings at the Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Boulevard


Friday, May 6
12:30-1:30pm - Curatorial Talk - Richard Hill on Jimmie Durham
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, 460 Portage Avenue
Book Launch - Cultivating Canada: Reconciliation through the Lens of Cultural Diversity is the third in a three-volume series addressing the complex notion of reconciliation in a national landscape.

Saturday, May 7
11:00am-12:00pm - Panel Discussion reflecting on Close Encounters
Panel: Anthony Kiendl (moderator), Kegan McFadden, Cathy Mattes
Main Exhibition Space, 109 Pacific Avenue

This panel offers thoughtful reflections on the exhibition's impact on Winnipeg and on the history and future of Aboriginal exhibitions in Canada and internationally.

12:00pm-1:00pm Curatorial Reflections
Close Encounters: The Last 500 Days
Curators: Jenny Western Lee-Ann Martin Candice Hopkins and Steve Loft will be speaking after the panel discussion on their experiences with Close Encounters
Main Exhibition Space, 109 Pacific Avenue

8:00pm - Closing Reception for Close Encounters/Opening Reception of Frontrunners
Urban Shaman: Contemporary Aboriginal Art, 203-290 McDermot
 

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Leaving a Legacy of ARTS FOR ALL
A selection has been made for the Major Public Artwork, to be located at the
Millennium Library Park

WINNIPEG – April 29, 2011 – An artist team has been selected for the Major Public Artwork that will be installed as part of the legacy of Winnipeg’s Cultural Capital year. Pechet and Robb art and architecture were selected from over one hundred national and international applicants who responded to a Call for Artists to create a site specific work that incorporates water, light and ice.

“We are very excited about this work,” said Tricia Wasney, Public Art Manager for the Winnipeg Arts Council. “It will commemorate our Cultural Capital Year with an iconic work of art created specifically to reflect Winnipeg’s unique physical and cultural character.”


Pechet and Robb is an art and design studio based in Vancouver BC that has been creating fine art and architecture all over the world since 1991.  Projects have included, plazas, exhibitions, sets and furniture and of course, public art. One such project, The Watering Garden, is a water play plaza for the City of Victoria the centre-piece of which is a gargantuan watering can, 17’ high. The can is activated by big buttons that trigger a sequence of surprising water events, regulated by a computer within the can. Their project SweaterLodge was chosen through a national juried competition to represent Canada at the 2006 Venice Biennale of Architecture. Pechet and Robb have an interest in bridging the worlds of art and imagination to everyday life, a quality that makes them ideal for this project which will be an artwork with elements of water and light located in a high pedestrian area.


“Their background designing for the theatre, urban spaces and architecture makes their work so interesting,” according to Wasney. “It means they have the technical know-how, the creativity and the perspective that is going to be a great benefit to our city.”

The Millennium Library Park public art project is being funded by the Cultural Capitals program and the Winnipeg Arts Council’s Public Art program and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2011. This will be the largest scale public art project in Winnipeg to date.


“We are calling the work emptyful…it will be based on a 3D drawing of a large liquid container which will periodically be filled with water, fog, lights and even snow,” says Bill Pechet of Pechet and Robb. “It is a meditation on the idea that Winnipeg and the prairies which surround it are simultaneously full and empty, depending on the ephemera of weather, seasons, and human endeavour.”

Bill Pechet from Pechet and Robb will be in Winnipeg and available for interviews today (Friday, April 29) between 1:30 and 4:00 pm at the Winnipeg Arts Council.

The Cultural Capitals program is a federally funded program through Canadian Heritage. This public art project was proposed as part of the winning application made by the Winnipeg Arts Council on behalf of the City of Winnipeg. The artwork will be a legacy project, a permanent record of the commitment to art in the City of Winnipeg.

For more information about the artists visit http://www.pechetandrobb.com.

For more information about visit http://www.artsforall.ca.


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***PRESS RELEASE: April 29, 2011 - Selection made for WCCC Major Public Artwork

A partnership between the Winnipeg Arts Council Public Art Program and the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada 2010 project will permit a combination of resources to commission a major public art piece that celebrates the arts in Winnipeg. Such a partnership will permit the largest public art work to be created in Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council Public Art Program to date.

Winnipeg’s Public Art Program includes permanent installations in several locations in Winnipeg, a unique community art initiative and an artist-in-residence component. An iconic public art project located in a prominent location in Winnipeg will be a natural progression of this steadily growing and well-respected program. The site for the artwork has been chosen carefully in collaboration with City staff in order to best complement other city amenities and achieve the greatest public engagement.

Location and details of the WCCC 2010 Major Public Art Project

FREE PRESS ARTICLE - July 16: $575,000 sculpture set for library park

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For Immediate Release: April 5, 2011

An historical re-imagining
through the eyes of an artist
Horse is presented as part of Close Encounters

Photo courtesy Archer Pechawis

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April 5, 2011 – Winnipeg – As part of Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years , International Exhibition of Contemporary Indigenous Art, performance artist Archer Pechawis will be presenting his performance piece Horse.

WHAT: Horse (re-performance), followed by Q & A with the artist, Free to attend
WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 7:00pm
WHERE: Winnipeg Art Gallery
WHO: Multi-media artist Archer Pechawis


A historical re-imagining of the West told with voice, drum, video and cello, Horse begins with one of the most devastating moments in North American history – the Sand Creek Massacre – only to turn it on its head. Horse attempts to conjure a reversal of hierarchies and power relationships and revels in the potential of one small action to change the course of the world.

Pechawis is a performance artist, new media artist, filmmaker, writer, curator and educator, whose work has been exhibited across Canada and featured in publications such as Fuse Magazine and Canadian Theatre Review. Of Cree and European ancestry, he is a member of Mistawasis First Nation, Saskatchewan, and currently resides in Vancouver, BC.


Close Encounters is being presented by the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada ARTS FOR ALL Program. It has been organized by Plug In ICA, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, URBAN SHAMAN: Contemporary Aboriginal Art and other partnering organizations.

 

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KC Adams, Circuit City II, 2007,  Digital print, Collection of the artist, 20” x 20” , Collection of the artist

 

An Artist Talk with KC Adams

WHO: KC Adams
WHAT: Artist Talk
WHEN: Monday, April 18, 2011, 12 noon- 1 pm
WHERE: Manitoba Hydro Place, 360 Portage Avenue
 

Fresh back from Canada Council’s International residency at the Parramatta Artists Studios in Parramatta, Australia, Winnipeg artist KC Adams talks about the work she created and upcoming projects.  As an artist, KC Adams focuses on the investigation of the relationship between nature (the living) and technology (progress). Her work includes sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, printmaking and kinetic art. KC Adams has had several solo exhibitions, most recently Cyborg Hybrids at the Odd Gallery in Dawson City and Modern Fuel in Kingston. She has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions; Cyborg Living Space II, The Language of Intercession at the OBORO Gallery in Montreal, Cyborg Hybrids at the PHOTOQUAI: Biennale des images du monde in Paris. She has participated in residencies at The Banff Centre, the Confederation Art Centre in Charlottetown, PEI and the Annex Gallery in Winnipeg. She has received several grants and awards from Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts. Twenty pieces from the Cyborg Hybrid series are in the permanent collection of the National Art Gallery in Ottawa. She graduated from Concordia University with a BFA and is based in Winnipeg.

The talk will be followed by a brief question and answer period and meet and greet.

All are welcome and the event is free for all.

 

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Artistic Director: Paul Marleyn

 

From the Festival Preview, May 19, 2011

     

Photo 1- Left to right: Yuri Hooker, Rafael Hoekman, Meran Currie-Roberts, and Andrea Bell. Photo by Alix Sobler
Photo 2 - Andrea Bell. Photo by Alix Sobler

 

Cellists:

Colin Carr

 

Minna Roe Chung

 

Patrick Demenga

 

Thomas Demenga
Photo by Philippe Pache

 

Yegor Dyachkov

 

Denise Djokic
Photo by Anna Keenan

 

Christian Elliot

Natalia Gutman

 

Frans Helmerson

 

Desmond Hoebig

 

Rafael Hoekman
Photo by Roger Cullman

 

Yuri Hooker

 

Rachel Mercer

 

Karen Ouzounian

 

Se-Doo Park

 

Shauna Rolston
Photo courtesy The Banff Centre

 

Kirk Starkey

 

Yina Tong

 

Jian Wang

 

Thomas Wiebe

 

Brian Yoon

 

Leanne Zacharias

 

PRESS MATERIALS

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International Cello Festival of Canada - Press Kit

International Cello Festival of Canada - Quick Fact Sheet

 

 

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PRESS RELEASE- May 19, 2011 - Cello Festival Preview at The Forks

Press Release - Tickets Available

 

IN THE PRESS

Winnipeg Free Press - June 11, 2011 - Cello-palooza

Ottawa Citizen - March 18, 2011 - Classical: Warmup for a cello blowout

Winnipeg Free Press - March 11, 2011 - Five-day cello fest to cap cultural capital program

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra

The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra explores the section of the repertoire rarely touched by large symphony orchestras. Established in 1972, the MCO presents an annual nine-concert subscription series in Winnipeg. Co-presentations with CBC Radio began in 1984, and Canadians across the country (roughly 3.7 million annually) and fans around the world enjoy the Orchestra in frequent broadcasts and online.

In 1986 and 1993, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra drew outstanding reviews for its performances at the Guelph Spring Festival. The MCO represented Manitoba at the Calgary Winter Olympics in 1988, and at the meeting of the Association of Canadian Orchestras in 1990 was presented with a SOCAN Award of Merit for ‘the imaginative programming of contemporary Canadian music.’

In March of 1995, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra released its first compact disc on Sweden’s BIS label; Canadian Music for Chamber Orchestra (CD 698) marked the first recording by a North American orchestra on the prestigious label and the disc was distributed in over 45 countries. There have been five subsequent recordings, four of them with CBC Records. The most recent was So Much To Tell, with Measha Brueggergosman.

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra The MCO toured Southern Italy in August, 1999, and British Columbia in the spring of 2003 and again in the autumn of 2009. It appeared on the live national broadcast of the Juno Awards in April, 2005. In the summer of 2008, it made its debut appearance at the National Arts Centre and performed for over 7,500 people on Canada Day at Harbourfront in Toronto. The MCO accompanied Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian on a tour to San Francisco, Orange County, Vancouver, Toronto, Boston and New York in the autumn of 2008, culminating in a concert at Carnegie Hall. Anne Manson was appointed Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra in November, 2008, succeeding Roy Goodman in the post.

Anne Manson

 

Anne Manson

Winnipeg, Canada

Renowned American conductor Anne Manson wins acclaim around the world for her ability to draw the best performance possible from the players and singers with whom she works, whether they be at the rarified level of the Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival, or students just learning their craft from her in bi-annual opera engagements at the Juilliard School. Reviewers recognize her “exemplary” leadership in crafting performances of both precision and passion.

Music Director of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra since 2008, she has led two hugely successful tours with the MCO, with soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian and percussionist Evelyn Glennie. Under Ms Manson’s leadership the orchestra is undertaking a new recording scheme, and the MCO continues to explore and expand the chamber orchestra repertoire, commissioning several new works each season.

Her concert programs are an intriguing juxtaposition of standard and contemporary repertoire: she maintains a reputation for excellence in the central symphonic repertoire and music of the early 20th century while remaining passionate about the music of our time. Her guest conducting spans the globe, from the London Philharmonic to the Singapore Symphony, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Paris’s Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Leipzig Radio Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Other appearances include the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Orchestra, the Anne Manson Residentie Orchestra of e Hague, the American Composers Orchestra, the Houston Symphony and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. She conducts frequently in Spain, where in recent years she has formed a special relationship with the Orquesta de Extremadura, appearing annually. Ms Manson was Music Director of the Kansas City Symphony from 1999-2003, where she was widely hailed for transforming the standard of orchestral playing.

Ms Manson came to prominence early in her career as Music Director of the London-based Mecklenburgh Opera, programming operas ranging from Mozart to 20th-century rarities, while commissioning world premieres from a host of contemporary composers. Her opera work continues to draw acclaim and even awards: she received Canada’s top prize for theatre, dance and opera — the DORA Award — for Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Canadian Opera, and was named debut artist of the year for Barber’s Vanessa at New York City Opera. Her debut at Minnesota Opera in the US premiere of Jonathan Dove’s The Adventures of Pinocchio led to an immediate re-invitation for Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda (2011). Other recent opera appearances include Così fan tutte for San Francisco Opera, the world premiere of Scott Wheeler’s Democracy for Washington National Opera, and Orphée by Philip Glass for Glimmerglass Opera and in revival for Portland Opera. Other major productions include Carlisle Floyd’s Susanna for the Grand Theatre de Genève, and Donizetti’s Viva la Mamma for the Stockholm Royal Opera. Juilliard has invited her to conduct a wide range of repertoire, from Offenbach’s Orphée aux Enfers to Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites. She returns to Juilliard in 2011 for the American premiere of Peter Maxwell-Davies’s Komilitonen.

A recording of Philip Glass’s opera Orphée, recorded live at Portland Opera, was released in 2010. Other recordings include a flute concerto by Mari Takano with flautist Sharon Bezaly and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, and tuba concerti with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra with tubist Øystein Baadsvik, both for BIS, as well as recordings of the music of Anton Keuris and Jon Leifs.

Janet Scott Hoyt

 

Janet Scott Hoyt

Edmonton, Canada

Janet Scott Hoyt is a performer and pedagogue with a wealth of experience on the concert stage and in the teaching studio. Active as a chamber musician, soloist and recording artist, performances have taken her across Canada, United States and to Europe.

Born and raised in Alberta, she graduated from the University of Alberta, furthering her studies in Europe and at The Banff Centre. She maintained a long association with The Banff Centre, participating as a collaborative pianist during the summer programs from 1973 till 2007. During her career, she has performed with many internationally renowned artists, including Sidney Harth, Zara Nelsova, Barry Tuckwell, Jeanne Baxtresser, Shauna Rolston and Raphael Wallfisch. Among her many performances are premières of works by composers Violet Archer, Srul Irving Glick, Malcolm Forsyth and Oskar Morawetz.

An active recording artist, her recordings include a CD with her husband David Hoyt and violinist Erika Raum featuring horn trios by Johannes Brahms and Canadian composer Elizabeth Raum. Other recordings have included “The Passionate Englishman” with cellist Tanya Prochazka,  “Inspiration” with Lidia Khaner, principal oboist of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and  “From the Library of Joseph Szigeti” with violinist Guillaume Tardif. Her most recent project is a recording of the Brahms Sonatas for Piano and Violin with Martin Riseley.

In 1998, Janet Scott Hoyt joined the faculty of the University of Alberta, where she supervises a graduate program in piano pedagogy. Her interest and expertise in educating young musicians results in frequent invitations from across the country for workshops, masterclasses and competition juries.  


 

Frédéric Lacroix

 

Frédéric Lacroix

Ottawa, Canada

Frédéric Lacroix has performed in the United States, Canada and Taiwan, including performances with the Albany and Ottawa Symphony Orchestras, Cornell Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Fusions, and the Society of New Music. He has made regular radio appearances on the Canadian CBC and SRC or the American NPR. He has enjoyed collaborating with composers and performers in the premiere of a number of Canadian and American works, and as a composer, he has been privileged to have his works performed in the United States and Canada. One of Frédéric’s song cycles, Nova Scotia Tartan (2004), is featured on Hail, a disc dedicated to Canadian Art Song. During the summer, he has had the privilege to participate in various festivals, including the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival and the Agassiz International Chamber Music Festival.

Much in demand as collaborative artist, teacher, adjudicator and composer, he currently teaches at the University of Ottawa. A graduate of l’Université de Montréal and the University of Ottawa, where he studied with Marc Durand, Cynthia Floyd and Andrew Tunis, he is currently working on his Doctorate degree at Cornell University where he is studying keyboard performance practice with Malcolm Bilson. For his work in the field of early music, Frederic has been named the Westfield Center Performing Scholar for the 2008-2009 season.

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Frédéric Lacroix s’est présenté en concert au Canada, aux États-Unis et au Taiwan, marqué par des prestations avec les orchestres symphoniques d’Ottawa, d’Albany, l’orchestre de chambre de Cornell, l’Ensemble Fusions et la Society of New Music de Syracuse. Il a  fréquemment enregistré pour les ondes de la SRC et de la CBC ainsi que pour leur station sœur aux États-Unis, la NPR. Il a été privilégié d’avoir collaboré avec plusieurs compositeurs et musiciens dans la création d’un nombre d’œuvres canadiennes et américaines. Le dernier cycle pour voix et piano de Frédéric, Nova Scotia Tartan (2004), a été endisqué sur un album consacré à la mélodie canadienne. Très en demande en tant qu’artiste collaborateur, professeur et compositeur dans le domaine de la musique, il enseigne présentement à l’université d’Ottawa. Diplômé de l’université de Montréal et de l’université d’Ottawa, où il étudia avec Marc Durand, Cynthia Floyd et Andrew Tunis, il est présentement dans les dernières étapes d’un diplôme doctoral à l’université Cornell, où il étudie l’interprétation sur les instruments d’époque sous la tutelle de Malcolm Bilson. Pour son travail dans le domaine de la musique ancienne, Frédéric a été nommé le ‘Performing Scholar’ du centre Westfield pour la présente année.


 

Festival Mega Student Cello Orchestra

May Song (Click on title to download)

FFS (Click on title to download)

Sakura (Click on title to download)

Finale (Click on title to download)

 

Other music

Requiem, Opus 66 for pianos and cellos

composer: David Popper

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Song of the Birds (canto del Ocells)

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Se-Doo Park

Se-Doo Park

New York, United States

Laureate of 2010 Montréal Symphony Orchestra Standard Life Competition, Se-Doo Park is the grand prize winner of the National Music Competition of Korea, the Korean TV-Radio Competition, Kiwanis Music Competition, Academy Symphony Orchestra Competition, and Indiana University Cello Competition, and her performances have been nationally broadcasted in Canada.
 
Having made her orchestral debut with In-Eum Symphony Orchestra of Seoul, Korea at age 15, Park has also appeared as a soloist with Indiana University Concert Orchestra, Academy Symphony Orchestra, and Oakwood Symphony Orchestra.  

Park has been educated at Indiana University, Royal Conservatory of Music of Canada, Seoul Arts High School. She is currently pursuing her master's degree at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of cellist Timothy Eddy where she obtained her bachelor from with full scholarship. Her mentors include Bryan Epperson, Menahem Pressler, Miriam Fried, Rafael Figueroa of The Metropolitan Opera, and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi.
 
Park is an artist of the Music & Arts at Trinity Wall Street for the 2010-2011 season, and for this coming summer, she will be returning to the prestigious Ravinia Music Festival in Illinois.
 

Yina Tong

 

Yina Tong

Boston, United States

Yina Tong was born in 1987 in Shanghai. One of the highlights of Yina’s training in China was playing for renowned cellist, Mstislav Rostropovich, at the age of twelve. The master’s positive comments about Yina’s abilities made her want to “master the cello”.

In 2003, Yina moved to Calgary, Canada, and studied full-time with John Kadz, formerly Principal Cellist of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. She held the position of Principal Cello with the Calgary Youth Orchestra and performed as guest soloist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Shanghai Opera Orchestra.

Yina has attended many music camps and festivals, among them the Morningside Music Bridge Program in Calgary, the Young Artist Program in Ottawa, the Perlman Music Program Anniversary in Shanghai, the New York Strings Seminar Orchestra, the Pacific Music Festival in Japan, and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany. These programs gave her the opportunity to work with distinguished mentors such as Aldo Parisot, Lynn Harrell, Desmond Hoebig, Richard Aaron, Hans Jensen, Paul Kadz, Andres Diaz, and Johannes Moser. She has performed under the baton of conductors including Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Tilson Thomas, Ivan Fischer, James Conlon, Xian Zhang, Yehuda Gilad,  Jaimy Loredo, and Hugh Wolff. Yina had been an active member of the Maestro Chamber Music Foundation and the Colburn Chamber Music Society, where she collaborated with artists such as Ani Kavafian, Richard O’Neil, Paul Coletti, and Menahem Pressler.

Yina is the recipient of numerous awards, including top honors at the Canadian National Music Festival, First Prize in the Edith Knox Peninsula Symphony Competition (2007), Second Prize in the Pasadena Showcase Competition (2008) and the Bronze Medal at the Stulberg International String Competition (2007). Yina graduated from the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles where she completed her Bachelor of Music degree with Ronald Leonard. She is currently studying with Laurence Lesser at the New England Conservatory where she is pursuing her Master of Music degree.
 

Brian Yoon

Brian Yoon

Texas, United States

Born in Seoul, Korea, 24-year-old cellist Brian Yoon started music lessons at the age of five. After immigrating to Canada, he continued cello studies with Judith Fraser at the Vancouver Academy of Music, where he was awarded the Certificate in Music Performance. Mr. Yoon has been a prize-winner at the BC Provincial Festival, the Canadian Music Competition, and the NACO Bursary Competition. As soloist, he has been featured in performances with the Vancouver Academy Orchestra, the University of Ottawa Orchestra, the Guelph Symphony Orchestra, and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra at the National Arts Centre. In past summers, he has attended the international Morningside Music Bridge Program and the NAC’s Young Artist Program, as well as participating in master classes at Banff, Domaine Forget and Orford, led by such eminent cellists as Aldo Parisot, Lynn Harrell, Philippe Muller, Lluis Claret and Laurence Lesser. Mr. Yoon holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Ottawa, and he is currently pursuing graduate studies at Rice University with Desmond Hoebig.
 

Christopher Dungey

Idaho, Unites States

Christopher Dungey is a violin maker specializing in the new making of cellos in Pocatello, Idaho. He graduated from The Newark School of Violin Making in England with 'Distinction' in 1982. After returning to the states he worked in Los Angeles for Hans Weisshaar and Thomas Metzler learning the fine art of restoration.

Chris has a degree in double bass performance from the University of Oregon. His teacher was Robert Hladky who taught both the cello and bass students. It is from those years of cello exposure that Christopher Dungey brings a unique understanding of the cello sound to his cello making today. He has been cutting and collecting cello wood since his student days in England. This unusual position of acquiring his raw materials has helped him to have a better understanding of how to utilize the wood for each new cello to its fullest potential. He is a current member of the AFVBM Inc. and has won numerous cello-making awards.
 

Karen Ouzounian

Karen Ouzounian

Toronto, Canada

Cellist Karen Ouzounian has performed as recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician throughout North America and Europe. She has toured the United States and Canada with Icelandic pianist Vikingur Olafsson, and appeared as a soloist with Sinfonia Toronto, the Canadian Sinfonietta and the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Ouzounian has performed with such ensembles as Trio Cavatina, the Tessera String Quartet, The Knights, the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO), A Far Cry and the String Orchestra of New York City (SONYC). She has collaborated with renowned artists including Kim Kashkashian, Gilbert Kalish, Roger Tapping, Charles Neidich, Vera Beths, and members of the Guarneri, Juilliard and St. Lawrence String Quartets. Festivals include Marlboro, Ravinia, the Open Chamber Music Seminar at Prussia Cove (UK), Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany), Caramoor, Canandaigua Lake Chamber Music Festival, Perlman Chamber Music Workshop, and Taos. An advocate of contemporary music, Ms. Ouzounian has collaborated with the Argento Chamber Ensemble, Continuum, and AXIOM. Born in Toronto in 1985, Ms. Ouzounian holds Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, where she was a student of Timothy Eddy.

 

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MY CITY’S STILL BREATHING
Leaves a legacy online

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WINNIPEG – March 15, 2011 – Documentation of My City’s Still Breathing, a symposium exploring the arts, artists and the city, is now available online.

The My City’s Still Breathing symposium was held November 4-7, 2010, and examined the importance of the arts to the social and economic fabric of the city. Now anyone can access the vast collection of talks given at this remarkable symposium through texts, podcasts and video versions of power point presentations. All of the documentation exists at the Winnipeg Cultural Capital website http://www.artsforall.ca.

“This is an important opportunity for the observations and discoveries that were made at the symposium to live on,” said Carol Phillips, Executive Producer of the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada program. “It also allows us to share the experience with people from all over the world. It’s a great way to leave a legacy of ARTS FOR ALL.”

Presented as part of the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada program, the symposium gathered local, national and international policy-makers, administrators and artists to deliberate and debate the relationship of art and design to city-making, and the relationship between artists and their cities. Observing art from both the perspective of planners and artists allowed for lively and important discussion about the future of art, and the essentiality of the arts to the economic health and quality of life in our cities.

Urban Planner Larry Beasley, Cultural Economist Alan Freeman, and counter-cartography artist Lize Mogel are just a few of the more that 35 speakers documented on the site.

To view the documentation or for more information visit http://www.artsforall.ca

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Christian Elliot

Christian Elliott

Edinburgh, Scotland

Born in Ottawa in 1984, cellist Christian Elliott has performed throughout North America and Europe. He began his cello studies with Pawel Szymczyk-Marjanovic, continuing with Don Whitton and Thomas Wiebe before taking his Bachelors degree at McGill University with Matt Haimovitz. Subsequently he studied at Manchester's Royal Northern College of Music with Hannah Roberts and Ralph Kirshbaum.

In a rare stroke of fate, a cellist booked to perform Barber’s Cello Concerto with the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra injured himself two evenings before the concert, and Christian undertook the role of soloist at this short notice. That performance was praised as “note-perfect, displaying great sensitivity to [Barber’s] neo-romantic idiom” (Peter Palmer, http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk). He will be premiering a cello concerto written by Kevin Malone with the Nottingham Philharmonic in October 2011.

Christian has appeared at venues such as the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Manchester International Cello Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the 92nd Street Y, and the BBC Proms. He is also a composer whose works have been performed by such ensembles as the Arditti String Quartet and the Chamber Players of Canada. An avid chamber musician, Christian was formerly a member of McGill University's Lloyd Carr-Harris String Quartet awarded the Grand Prize at the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition. He is regularly invited to participate in the Open Chamber Music Sessions at the Prussia Cove International Musicians Seminar (IMS), and was recently commissioned by Steven Isserlis to write a piece commemorating the 40th anniversary of the IMS to be performed at London's Wigmore Hall in June 2012. Christian is a regular member of the Hebrides Ensemble, a mixed chamber ensemble based in Edinburgh consisting of some of Europe's finest musicians. Christian currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
 

Rachel Mercer

 

Rachel Mercer

Ottawa, Canada

Described as a "pure chamber musician" (Globe and Mail) creating "moments of pure magic" (Toronto Star), Canadian cellist Rachel Mercer has demonstrated her love for sharing music through performance since she was three years old. Winner of the 2009 Canada Council Musical Instrument Bank Competition, Rachel was  awarded the use of the 1696 Bonjour Stradivarius cello, donated anonymously to the council, until August 2012. As the grand prize winner of the 2001 Vriendenkrans Competition in Amsterdam, Rachel made her European debut in the Concertgebouw and has appeared as a soloist across Canada, in Europe, the United States, Balkans and Israel. As a member of the award-winning Aviv String Quartet from 2002-2010, Rachel toured regularly on five continents. Currently based in Toronto, Rachel is cellist of Ensemble Made In Canada, Via Salzburg, the Mercer-Park Duo, and Artistic Director of the “5 at the First” Chamber Series in Hamilton. Rachel has released discs on Naxos, Dalia Classics and EnT-T.

www.rachelmercercellist.com

Alexander Mickelthwate

Alexander Mickelthwate, Music Director, WSO

Winnipeg, MB

Recognized as one of the most exciting young conductors of his generation, Alexander Mickelthwate is in his fifth season as Music Director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, where he has significantly raised the ensemble’s profile through innovative programming and active community engagement. Praised for his “splendid, richly idiomatic readings” (LA Weekly), “fearless” approach and “first-rate technique” (Los Angeles Times), the German-born conductor has attracted attention for his charismatic presence on the podium and command of a wide range of musical styles.

In August 2007, Alexander culminated his three-year tenure as Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with which he appeared regularly at Walt Disney Concert Hall and at the Hollywood Bowl. Previously as Assistant Conductor with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, he co-founded the new music ensemble Bent Frequency, which was hailed as "one of the brightest ensembles on the scene” (Gramophone Magazine).
Recent highlights include debuts with the Houston Symphony, the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, the Johannesburg Philharmonic and the Bukarest Philharmonic, a re-engagement with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa and a highly successful last-minute replacement with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. As guest conductor, Alexander has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony, NDR Hannover, as well as with symphony orchestras in several Canadian and U.S. cities.

Born in Germany into a musical family, he studied conducting in Karlsruhe, Germany and at the Peabody Conservatory with Gustav Meier, and was invited as a conducting Fellow at Tanglewood, as well as at the Eötvöes Institute in Hungary. He is married with two sons.
 

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
The legacy of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is integral to Winnipeg’s rich cultural life. Entering its 64th year for the 2011-2012 season, the symphony performs more than 80 concerts for approximately 100,000 people each year and offers a wide range of musical experiences ranging from great art of the master composers, to Pops, Family Concerts, educational performances, and other special concerts.

The orchestra has performed hundreds of world and Canadian premieres and has embraced the concept of playing music by living composers while they host the internationally recognized New Music Festival, held each February.

The WSO continues to provide the musical foundation for other arts groups in the province such as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Manitoba Opera and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. In addition to performing in Brandon on a regular basis, the orchestra tours rural Manitoba annually during the holiday season in the Holiday Express Tour, visiting areas like Virden, Portage la Prairie, Neepawa, Morden and Winkler.

The WSO believes in the importance of providing education and outreach programs to all Manitobans. From nursery school through university, our education programs reach more than 25,000 students annually. Striving to promote symphonic music, the WSO also partners with local organizations and develops community initiatives.

March 2011
 

Kirk Starkey

 

Kirk Starkey

Ottawa, Canada

First Place winner at the Canadian Music Competitions at the age of nineteen, Kirk Starkey’s original and expressive cello playing has led to collaborations with artists in Canada, the US and Europe. Kirk's innovative work integrating live electronics with cello began in 2001 during a residency at FABRICA (Treviso, Italy). Kirk's abilities as an engineer and programmer give a tightly integrated expression to his original music.

No stranger to collaborations outside of classical music, Kirk's recent projects include work with Lou Rhodes (ex-Lamb), and Elsiane (Nettwerk/Universal). Kirk’s work with Tonmeister and composers Daniel Dettwiler and Ramon Schneider (Basel, Switzerland) can be heard in permanent installation at the new BMW Museum in Munich, Germany.

Formal training at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), The Harid Conservatory (FL) and the Staatliche Hochschule fuer Musik Freiburg. Recipient of CFMX Scholarship, the award for the most outstanding student in the RCM Professional Program, and the Aldo Parisot Cello Prize (Boca Raton FL). Kirk Starkey and Sara Traficante have been performing together as Wires and Pipes since 2005. Kirk performs on a cello by Masa Inokuchi (1999).
 

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Tickets and Passes for the International Cello Festival

 

Evening concert tickets and Full Festival Passes* are available for purchase via:

- Cash or card at McNally Robinson Booksellers (Grant Park Mall, 1120 Grant Avenue, 204-475-0483) - LIMITED NUMBERS

- Agassiz Music Inc phone line at 204-475-1779

- Tickets and Passes to all concerts are available for purchase at the door, while supplies last

* Student Passes are sold out.

 

Please note, tickets are no longer available for purchase at the Winnipeg Arts Council office or through PayPal.

If you have recently purchased tickets through PayPal, your tickets will be held at the door.

 

 

Daytime concert tickets are available for purchase at:

- The door of the venues only, with prices ranging from $10-$15.

 

 

Gala Festival Finale on Sunday, June 19th, 2011are available through:

- The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra through the WSO box office: in person or by phone (204-949-3999), or online at:

https://tickets.wso.mb.ca/tm_apache/1/online?performance=2312

 

 

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Contact: Alix Sobler
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TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR THE
INTERNATIONAL CELLO FESTIVAL of CANADA

TICKET INFORMATION
 

The International Cello Festival of Canada, presented as a part of the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada celebrations, will take place from June 15 – 19, 2011, in locations throughout the city. This exciting, event will gather approximately 40 cellists to participate in a variety of chamber works for cello, in solo recitals and in performance of concertos with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and a gala presentation co-produced with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

The Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada program has teamed up with the Agassiz Music Festival to plan this one-of-a-kind event.  Artists from Russia, Switzerland, Sweden, the United States, and China will join Canadian artists, many of whom are from Winnipeg, to take part in the festival. Yegor Djachkov, Denise Djokic, Shauna Rolston, Jian Wang, Natalia Gutman and Frans Helmerson are just a few of the names fans of cello music might recognize.

Ticket information can be found at the Winnipeg Cultural Capital website http://www.artsforall.ca , McNally Robinson Booksellers, or by calling 475-1779.

Festival Pass:  $109, Seniors $99, Students $40
Opening Concert with MCO $25, Students $10

(also available online at www.themco.ca)
June 16, 17, 18 evening Cello Suite Concerts $22, Students $10
Afternoon concerts $10 to $15 - available at the door
Masterclasses and Round Table $5 - available at the door
Closing concert with WSO $30, Students $10

(also available at the WSO box office at (204) 949-3999)
 

WINNIPEG - March 8, 2011 – Tickets are now on sale for a festival that will be a first of its kind in Canada.

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Rafael Hoekman

photo by Roger Cullman

 

Rafael Hoekman

Winnipeg, MB

Hailed by the Toronto Star as a “young musician with a bright future” and noted for his “spirited and fiery performances”, Rafael Hoekman is one of Canada’s most versatile artists, making his mark as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. A prizewinner at competitions, including the Montreal Symphony Competition, Quebec Symphony competition, Rafael was first prize winner of the Orford International Competition. As a founding member of the Tokai String Quartet, Rafael was a prizewinner at the 2007 Banff International String Quartet Competition. Rafael as a chamber musician for Jeunesses Musicales and Debut Atlantic and has performed as soloist with several orchestras, including I Musici de Montreal, the Quebec Symphony and the Newfoundland Symphony. As an orchestral player, Rafael has held positions in Orchestra London and the Windsor Symphony and frequently played with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He is currently the Assistant Principal Cellist with the Winnipeg Symphony.

Thomas Wiebe

 

Thomas Wiebe

London, Canada

Cellist Thomas Wiebe is well-known to Canadian audiences as a soloist and chamber musician. He has performed as guest soloist with the Winnipeg and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra London Canada and the Juilliard Orchestra at Lincoln Center in New York. Along with violinist Mark Fewer and pianist Peter Longworth, he is a founding member of the Duke Trio, which is heard in concert and on radio broadcasts throughout Canada. Mr. Wiebe also performs frequently with the Art of Time Ensemble in Toronto.

Highlights of the 2009-10 season for Mr. Wiebe include a guest solo appearance with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra at Kitchener’s Centre-in-the-Square and Guelph’s River Run Centre, and solo and chamber performances in Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, the Banff Centre, the Domaine Forget Summer Music Festival in St.-Irénée, Québec, and London, Ontario.

Thomas Wiebe studied cello in his native Winnipeg with the late Julie Banton. He continued at the Eastman School of Music with Robert Sylvester and Steven Doane. Later, he studied with Aldo Parisot at Yale University and the Juilliard School. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale.

Mr. Wiebe is Associate Professor of Violoncello at the Don Wright Faculty of Music at University of Western Ontario in London. He also teaches at Domaine Forget Summer Music Academy in St.-Irenee, Quebec.
 

Jocelyn Morlock

Jocelyn Morlock

Vancouver, Canada

With a discography of twelve CDs, and numerous performances and broadcasts throughout North America and Europe, Jocelyn Morlock is fast becoming known as one of Canada's leading composers.

With its "shimmering sheets of harmonics" (Georgia Straight) and an approach that is "deftly idiomatic" (Vancouver Sun) Morlock's music has received numerous national and international accolades, including: Top 10 at the 2002 International Rostrum of Composers; Winner of the 2003 CMC Prairie Region Emerging Composers competition; and two nominations for Best Classical Composition at the Western Canadian Music Awards (2006, 2010.) In 2008, Morlock was a winner of the Mayor's Arts Awards in Vancouver.

Morlock's international career was launched at the 1999 International Society for Contemporary Music's World Music Days with Romanian performances of her quartet Bird in the Tangled Sky. Since then, she has become the composer of record for significant music competitions, including the 2008 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition and the 2005 Montreal International Music Competition, for which she wrote Amore, a tour de force vocal work that has gone on to receive more than 50 performances and numerous radio broadcasts.

Highlights of the past season's premieres include: Cobalt, a double violin concerto for the National Arts Centre Orchestra, with soloists Jonathan Crow and Karl Stobbe, conducted by Alain Trudel; In Situ, a large-scale collaboration with the Aeriosa Dance Ensemble premiered during the 2010 Cultural Olympiad and attended by over 7000 people; Theft for Standing Wave's exploration of magical realism in music, and two CBC commissions: Asylum, a piano trio written for the 10th anniversary of the Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival and the 200th anniversary of Robert Schumann's birth; and solo piano piece The Jack Pine written for The Gallery Project, a partnership between Music and Beyond, CBC Radio Two and the National Gallery of Canada.

New CD releases for 2010 featuring Morlock's work include musica intima's Into Light, (nominated for two 2010 Western Canadian Music Awards: Classical Album of the Year, and Classical Composition of the Year for Morlock's Exaudi), Fringe Percussion's eponymous debut album (nominated for a 2010 Western Canadian Music Award), pianist Rachel Iwaasa's Cosmphony, and the Canadian Chamber Choir's In Good Company. Other notable, recent releases include Tiresias Duo's Delicate Fires (nominated for a 2008 Western Canadian Music Award), Trio Verlaine's Fin de Siècle and the Canadian Music Centre's So You Want To Write A Fugue ("the most exciting disc of new Canadian music in years" – The Toronto Star).

Upcoming projects include Turning Point's Firebird 2011, winner of the eleventh annual Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award, and a new double concerto for the Agassiz International Chamber Music Festival.

Jocelyn Morlock completed a Bachelor of Music in piano performance at Brandon University, studying with pianist Robert Richardson. She received both a Master's degree and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of British Columbia. Among her teachers were Pat Carrabré, Stephen Chatman, Keith Hamel, and the late Russian-Canadian composer Nikolai Korndorf.

http://www.JocelynMorlock.com

Leanne Zacharias

 

Leanne Zacharias

Brandon, Manitoba

Cellist Leanne Zacharias' musical life has been compared to extreme sport: from performances with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Toronto's Aradia Ensemble, the American Repertory Ensemble, as soloist with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, finalist in the Coleman Chamber Music Competition, artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre and apprentice with Montreal's Nouvel Ensemble Moderne to sound installations and collaborations with choreographers, architects and visual artists, she has emerged with a uniquely energetic and interdisciplinary artistic voice. Working with such composers as Arvo Part, Krystof Penderecki, Joan Tower, John Adams and George Tsontakis, she has premiered dozens of pieces, most recently a trio for drums, cello and bass, a Carillon bell duo, and a tour premiering a commission for marimba, violin and cello from Yale composer Robert Honstein. She will present a new work by longtime cohort, songwriter Christine Fellows, in St. Boniface later this summer, and her site-specific performance project Music for Spaces travels to San Francisco in July.

Leanne was a student of Paul Marleyn before receiving her Masters degree at Rice University with Desmond Hoebig. She recently completed her doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin, and is now an Assistant Professor of Music at Brandon University.


 

 
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS SITE MAP
 
In addition to the main exhibition site at 109 Pacific Ave, many galleries and venues around Winnipeg are partnering with Close Encounters to be venues for the exhibition, or to present parallel programming.
 
VENUES:
 
Close Encounters Main Exhibition Site
109 Pacific Ave
Featuring work by  Mary Ann Barkhouse, Michael Belmore, Colleen Cutschall, James Luna, Kavavaow Mannomee, Reuben Paterson, PostcommodityDoug Smarch, and Marie Watt.
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Extended hours: Thursday - 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
 
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art
Unit 1 - 460 Portage Ave
Featuring work by Rebecca Belmore, Jeff Gibson, Brett Graham, Jonathan Jones, Brian Jungen, Kent Monkman, Edward Poirtas Lisa Reihana, Skawennati, Christian Thompson, and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
More about Plug In ICA
 

The Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Blvd
Featuring work by Maria Thereza Alves, Shuvinai Ashoona, Faye HeavyShield, Tracey Moffatt, Archer Pechawis, Pudlo Pudlat and Paul Anders Simma
More about the Winnipeg Art Gallery

 
Manitoba Museum
190 Rupert Ave
The Museum of Manitoba Planetarium will feature the work of Rosalie Favell. Featured every Monday in January and February at 12:15pm
More about the Manitoba Museum

Manitoba Hydro Place
360 Portage Ave
Featuring work by KC AdamsLinus Woods, and  Postcommodity
January 18: Opening - 12:00 pm, with an artist talk with Postcommodity and Linus Woods @ 12:30 p.m.
In conjunction with Close Encounters, art tours of 360 Portage will be offered to the public. Art tours will be held on Saturdays: January 22, February 12, and March 19. Pre-registration is required.
Book a building art tour now.

About the exhibition:
The world is at a crossroads in many ways. Now is the moment to reconfigure our notions of time to reveal alternative ways of thinking and being for the future. In Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years Indigenous artists imagine the future within the context of present experiences and past histories. By radically reconsidering encounter narratives between native and non-native people, Indigenous prophecies, possible utopias and apocalypses, this exhibition proposes intriguing possibilities for the next 500 years. “We all in different measure have carved out the future,” observes Hopi photographer and filmmaker Victor Masayesva in his book Husk of Time. “We are all clairvoyants, soothsayers, prophets, knowingly assuming our predictions.”

Close Encounters brings together over 30 Indigenous artists from across Canada, the United States, South America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, including newly commissioned work from Rebecca Belmore, Faye HeavyShield, Kent Monkman, and Edward Poitras. Jimmie Durham’s sculptural work Pole to Mark the Centre of the World (at Winnipeg) challenges widely held ideas surrounding space and location, while James Luna's poignant installation Spirits of Virtue and Evil Await my Ascension, addresses issues of ritual and the passing of time. Close Encounters showcases artists and artworks that collectively invent provocative futures from a diversity of perspectives and practices.

Encounters today are less a “shock of the new” that defined first encounters in the early modern era; rather they are about possibilities of positive outcomes for the future. Lisa Reihana interweaves Maori prophecies and mythologies with personal history and people into a Digital Marae where she connects her past with an imagined future. Choices and possibilities - and ambiguities - for the future are contained in Michael Belmore’s Smoulder - a hearth of carved stones and gold inlay.  The work alludes both to an extinguished flame and the hope of regeneration through fire, the site of beginnings and ends. 
 
Other works take on current colonial conditions. In a slightly tongue-in-cheek gesture, Postcommodity's Repellent Eye consists of a custom-made 10 foot diameter “scare-eye balloon” looming over the city of Winnipeg. It replicates, on a much larger scale, balloons popular with environmentally-conscious gardeners to keep away annoying birds. The artists speculate that if a 16 inch diameter scare-eye balloon is effective in repelling pesky birds then perhaps something on a much larger scale might be effective in repelling Western civilization. In another mediation on end-times, Mary Anne Barkhouses's installation The Four Horses of the Apocalypse brings new perspective to the riders of pending doom. Here the nightmarish myth of the Book of Revelation is represented by four immaculately restored coin-operated toy horses - the kind of 60s era kiddie rides - outfitted in custom-made regalia. Each horse bears a different animal crest - bats and vultures; pelicans, a walrus, and an oil drum; a wolf-creature carrying a chainsaw. Clearly it is the animals who have come back to wage war. In a much darker mediation on the psychological hell brought about by assimilation policies and other symptoms of colonial encounters, Tracey Moffatt’s experimental film Night Cries presents an Australian Aboriginal woman trapped in the daily cycle of caring for her ailing adoptive mother. The final scene sees her overcome with grief, curled up beside her dead mother in a barren landscape where the only sound is of a baby's cry. Other works go back in time to rewrite history. Archer Pechawis' performance Horse begins with one of the most devastating moments in North American history - the Sand Creek Massacre - only to turn it on its head. Horse attempts to conjure a reversal of hierarchies and power relationships and revels in the potential of one small action to change the course of the world.

 With its myriad histories, trajectories, tensions, collisions, and self-image(s), the city of Winnipeg offers an intriguing juxtaposition for these artistic mediations. Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years presents international Indigenous perspectives in a city that in many ways also epitomizes the future of Aboriginal people in Canada. Works in multiple venues throughout the city will serve as catalysts to invent different ways of thinking, acting, and being in the world of our shared future.  At this pivotal moment in time, Close Encounters invites engagement with the speculative, the prophetic, and the unknown.  

Download the Close Encounters program guide

Download high resolution images from Close Encounters

Free Saturday public tours:

Saturday, April 30:
1:00pm at the Main Exhibition Site, 109 Pacific Avenue,
3:00pm at Plug In ICA, 460 Portage Avenue

 

Bus Tour to all five venues:

A Curatorial Bus Tour of Close Encounters with curator Jenny Western and curatorial assistant Jaya Beange
2:30-5:30pm, Sunday May 1
Tour begins and ends at Manitoba Hydro Place
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Educational tours for Students

Share this groundbreaking exhibition with your students by booking a school tour.  Bookings include a free guided tour and a resource package for teachers. Tour guides will address key historical terms (such as apocalypse and cardinal directions) as well as artist techniques (such as installation artwork and portraiture), encouraging the students to engage with the work.

Download the Teacher's Resource Guide here

If you have any questions or if you would like to book a tour, please call Jaya at 942-1043 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Andrea Bell

Andrea Bell

Winnipeg, MB

Born in Winnipeg, Andrea Bell holds Bachelor degrees in both Music and Education from the University of Manitoba. She completed a Master of Music in Cello Performance from the University of British Columbia where she was the winner of the concerto competition. Andrea is the manager and cellist of the Rembrandt String Quartet. As a freelance artist she has performed with the WSO and the Brandon Chamber Players, as well as for numerous concert series including Virtuosi, Groundswell, NuSoundsJazz, “Music N’ Mavens” and Skywalk Concert Series. A passionate and gifted music educator, Ms. Bell is the director of the String Orchestra at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate and maintains a large cello teaching studio. She is the Director of the Summer Chamber Music Camp at University of Manitoba and was a guest faculty member of the Winnipeg Summer Cello Institute. Andrea has conducted the Winnipeg Youth Concert Orchestra since 1997
 

Eric Friesen

 

Eric Friesen

Amherst, Canada

Eric Friesen is a lifelong broadcaster, who thinks of himself as “a pilgrim of creative change and renewal.” As a broadcaster, writer, and leader, he has spent his life developing new programs and creating new ideas, and has built a successful career in broadcasting, both in Canada and in the United States.

Eric’s career in radio broadcasting actually began in the early 60s in his hometown of Altona, Manitoba. “It was here, as a child, that I became infected with the stealthy magic of radio,” says Eric, “with the signature voices of evening radio hosts from clear channel stations all across North America.”   In 1963, Eric worked his first on-air nightshift at a local radio station. He joined the CBC as a relief announcer in June 1972, in Ottawa. “It was a dazzling world music, information programming, the arts, and like Walt Whitman I wanted to embrace it all,” he says. Over the next 12 years, Eric hosted various programs including, All in a Day, Radio Noon, The Passing Show, and ultimately The Eric Friesen Show.

After a stint in CBC management, where he was responsible for Ideas, one of CBC Radio’s signature programs, he took a position with American Public Radio in St. Paul, Minnesota, as the executive vice-president for programming. Eventually, Eric returned to the microphone with Minnesota Public Radio, where he hosted an afternoon drive show called TheMusic Room, and the Minnesota Orchestra’s “live” Friday night broadcasts to the nation.
 

In 1997, CBC Radio invited Eric back to Canada to be the network concert host. Based in Toronto for seven years, he spent weekday evenings hosting In Performance, and on Sundays, Onstage from the Glenn Gould Studio. For the past four years, Eric was the host of Studio Sparks, which was broadcast out of CBC’s Ottawa studios. Even though Studio Sparks has come to an end, he has created two major documentary series for CBC Radio: The Concerto According to Pinchas (10 one-hour programs on the great violin concertos with violinist Pinchas Zukerman) and The Concerto According to Manny (10 one-hour programs with pianist Emmanuel Ax on the great piano concertos).

Eric is extremely active with his pro-bono work. He is a frequent presence at concert venues throughout Ontario, introducing concerts, giving pre-concert talks, and doing interviews with the artists. He is currently the artistic advisor to Queens Performing Arts at Queens University in Kingston, and writes regularly for Queens Quarterly magazine. Eric has been a regular contributor to arts organizations throughout his career, and in the past has served as board director for several organizations, including the Roy Thomson Hall/Massey Hall, Toronto; Conrad Grebel University College; Minnesota Opera; American Composer’s Forum;and ExMachina, a baroque opera company in St. Paul, Minnesota.

 In 2008 he was the 11th recipient of the University of Waterloo Faculty of Arts Alumni Achievement Award which recognizes alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their professional field and in community and public service.

Outside of music, Eric loves to read and garden.  Along with his wife Susan, they are working on creating a natural garden at their home on Amherst Island, near Kingston, where they are restoring the natural landscape of limestone outcroppings which terrace down to Lake Ontario.
 

 
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: The Next 500 Years
International Exhibition of Contemporary Indigenous Art

January 22, 2011 - May 8, 2011

 
Close Encounters is a banner project for Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada 2010 Program comprised of a large-scale exhibition focused on presenting Indigenous art from around the world. This is an incredibly important show, featuring the work of a number of renowned Canadian Indigenous artists, complemented by some of the most innovative and engaging work drawn from Indigenous populations across the globe.
 
 
Close Encounters Main Exhibition site: 109 Pacific Ave, Winnipeg MB
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Extended hours: Thursday - 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
 
Additional sites:
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, 460 Portage Ave
Manitoba Hydro Place, 360 Portage Ave
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd
Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert St
View map
 
Last week of events!
 
More about the exhibition
 
 
 
 
Many thanks to our supporters:

Primary Private Sector Funder: The Winnipeg Foundation

 

Sponsor: Manitoba Hydro

 

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We are still seeking sponsors for this event. To find out how to sponsor us, visit our Sponsorship and Donor Opportunities page.

Debbie Patterson

Debbie Patterson is creating a theatre piece based on interviews she is conducting with people who live or work, or have ever lived or worked near the intersection of Sargent and Victor Streets in Winnipeg.

PRESS RELEASE: Sargent and Victor

Hear a reading of this fascinating work in progress:

Friday, February 11 - 7pm at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church (641 St. Matthew’s Avenue)
Sunday, February 13  - 7pm at First Lutheran Church (580 Victor Street)
Featuring: Joseph Aragon, Marsha Knight, Arne MacPherson and Laura Olafson
 

About the project

A corner of our city is still breathing, but barely.

The area around Sargent and Victor is in a critical state. The crime rate is so high that residents often feel like they're under siege. Homes are broken into repeatedly, property is vandalized, streets are routinely blocked off by yellow police tape. Teenage single moms work the streets, muggers lurk in alleyways and gang tags are spray-painted everywhere. The city was shocked by a rash of shootings in the area recently, by the tender ages of the victims and the perpetrators.

But this area wasn't always troubled. Many people remember the area as a centre of Icelandic culture and society. They talk about the First Lutheran Church and the Weevil Cafe as places where the sense of community and safety were strong and nurturing. While that aspect of this neighbourhood seems to have vanished, other aspects remain.

Morden's Chocolates has been operating out of their location on Sargent, just a few doors east of Victor since 1959. It remains a family run business. Given the current character of the area, itís difficult to imagine such a business choosing to set themselves up there now.

How does the transformation of a neighbourhood happen? How does it affect the people who live and work there? How does the land itself respond to the fear that covers it?

Debbie Patterson will share some of the stories she's collected from this area, and speak about the process she has embarked upon. Through a series of interviews she is created a verbatim theatre piece; a record of a time and place, in the words of the people, not the playwright.  She'll explore the value of drawing the stories out of the city, of giving voice to the oft-unheard.

More about Debbie Patterson

More about the project

 

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Contact: Alix Sobler
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada 2010
(204) 943-7668
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For Immediate Release: February 2, 2011

Sargent and Victor
A theatre piece in the voices of past and present residents

February 2, 2011 – Winnipeg – As part of her role as the Theatre Arts Ambassador for Winnipeg, Debbie Patterson is determined to give voice to the residents of one West End neighbourhood – literally.

Her new play, Sargent and Victor, is created from a series of first person accounts gathered through interviews she conducted with past and present residents of the iconic Winnipeg inter-section for which it is named. While Patterson, a well-known playwright and performer, collected and compiled the interviews, she kept the words as close to the original speeches as possible.

“I tried to catch every intonation right down to the ‘ums’ and the ‘you know’s,” says Patterson. “I really wanted the people’s voices to come through – to give them a chance to be heard in their own words.”

Drawn to the area by a fascination with how neighbourhoods evolve, Patterson has collected stories and created a theatrical mash up of voices. For decades, this little patch of our city has been a refuge for people fleeing conflict and strife, arriving from all over the world.

“How many tears can this tiny piece of land soak up before it becomes saturated?” asks Patterson.  “What happens when that flood of anguish overtakes us? This is what I wanted to explore.”

The piece was created as part of her legacy project as the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada Theatre Arts Ambassador. Two staged readings will give audiences a glimpse into this project at this early stage of development. Performances are free of charge.

Friday, February 11 at 7pm - St. Matthew’s Anglican Church (641 St. Matthew’s Avenue)
Sunday, February 13 at 7pm - First Lutheran Church (580 Victor Street)
Featuring: Joseph Aragon, Marsha Knight, Arne MacPherson and Laura Olafson

About Winnipeg’s Arts Ambassadors: As part of the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada ARTS FOR ALL program, five artists have been named Winnipeg’s Arts Ambassadors. Representing the fields of theatre, visual arts, music, dance, and literary arts, the Ambassadors will raise the status of their disciplines in the everyday consciousness of the public, and create a project in their discipline that will leave a legacy for the program. For more information please visit the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada 2010 website at http://www.artsforall.ca.

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PRESS RELEASE - March 15, 2011 - Leaving a Legacy online

Winnipeg Free Press - February 22, 2011 - Let's build a city we can love

The Manitoban - November 18, 2010 - Our city's still breathing

PRESS RELEASE - November 10, 2010 - MY CITYS STILL BREATHING SYMPOSIUM Breathes New Ideas into Winnipeg

Canadian Art - November 11, 2010 - My City’s Still Breathing: Collective Consciousness

The Uptown - November 4, 2010 - Art is the breath of a city

Winnipeg Free Press - November 4, 2010 - Talk of the Town

Winnipeg Free Press - November 4, 2010 - Director says cities need to reinvent themselves

Winnipeg Free Press - October 30, 2010 - Warts and all

Winnipeg Free Press - August 21, 2010 - Waters paying visit to Baltipeg, Marytoba

Michael Van Rooy
1968-2011


It is with great shock and sadness that we mourn the sudden death of Michael Van Rooy.  Michael was an incredibly gifted writer, a gracious colleague, and a generous person.  In addition to his career as an acclaimed author, Michael was a dedicated and active member of the literary community and a supporter of fellow Manitoban writers. As the Literary Arts Ambassador for the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada program, Michael developed a legacy project aimed at getting people to read books, and write reviews.  He believed that everyone could enjoy reading and that everyone had a point of view to share. He used his appointment as the literary arts community representative to encourage people to read and to express themselves.

Our deepest condolences go out to Michael’s family, the literary community and the larger arts community. We have truly lost a talent and a friend.

 

Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada
Winnipeg Arts Council
Winnipeg's Arts Ambassadors

 

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Michael and his wife Laura at the River Barge Festival

 

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Pour diffusion immédiate: le 27 janvier 2011

 

FAITES-EN MOINS, LENTEMENT

Le 27 janvier 2011 – Winnipeg –  Un projet artistique est en cours dans l’ensemble de la ville et sur Internet actuellement afin d’encourager les habitants de Winnipeg à faire moins de choses, plus lentement.

Le projet, appelé Do Less, Slowly (Faites-en moins, lentement) est un projet commémoratif de Dominique Rey, qui a été nommée ambassadrice des arts de Winnipeg, volet arts visuels, dans le cadre du projet « Winnipeg, capitale culturelle du Canada ». Dans toute la ville, des panneaux d’affichage et des babillards électroniques encouragent les Winnipegois à trouver dans leurs vies affairées des façons de ralentir. Le site Web, dolessslowly.ca est un lieu où les gens peuvent se renseigner sur le mouvement Slow, apprendre comment le fait de ralentir peut améliorer la vie, et prendre et laisser des idées sur la façon d’intégrer la lenteur dans les activités de tous les jours.

« Mon projet est une action, une invitation et un appel; il a été conçu de manière à inciter les gens à profiter des avantages de la lenteur et à intégrer cette pratique dans leur vie quotidienne », a déclaré Mme Rey.

La lenteur peut sembler aller à l’encontre de notre instinct de citadin, mais ses avantages ne peuvent pas être sous-estimés, et les effets de ce mouvement se répandent dans le monde entier. Selon Mme Rey, le mouvement Slow est devenu un phénomène mondial. Allant de la production des aliments à leur consommation, en passant par la santé, les rapports sexuels, le travail, les loisirs, l’éducation, le transport, l’éducation des enfants, l’urbanisme jusqu’à l’environnement, la notion radicale de la lenteur transforme les villes de partout dans le monde.

Les tableaux d’affichage seront installés dans toute la ville jusqu’au début de février, et le blog demeurera en ligne en tant que projet continu.

Au sujet des Ambassadeurs des arts de Winnipeg : Dans le cadre du programme ARTS FOR ALL du projet Winnipeg capitale culturelle du Canada, cinq artistes ont été nommés ambassadeurs des arts de Winnipeg, dans les domaines du théâtre, des arts visuels, de la musique, de la danse et des arts littéraires. Ces ambassadeurs hausseront le statut de leur discipline dans la conscience quotidienne du public et créeront dans leur domaine respectif un projet qui laissera un héritage au programme. Pour obtenir plus d’information, prière de visiter le site Web de Winnipeg capitale culturelle du Canada 2010, au http://www.artsforall.ca .

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On January 22, 2011, Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years had its official opening at the Main Exhibition Site at 109 Pacific Avenue in Winnipeg.

Many of the artists were in attendance as were the four curators and many representatives from bothe the visual arts and the Aboriginal community.

 

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Jonathan Jones, untitled (infinity), 2011, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Michael Belmore and his work Smoulder       Noam Gonick and Rebecca Belmore    Robert Enright speaks to Bravo Television Robert Enright speaks to Bravo Television Deputy Mayor Paula Havixbeck Anthony Kiendl The curators, Steve Loft, Jenny Western, Candice Hopkins and Lee-Ann Martin Jenny Western, Candice Hopkins, Brett Graham, Lee-Ann Martin and Lisa Reihana Reuben Paterson and other artists Skawennati and Steve Loft  The curators ride the four horses of the apocalypse Jaya Beange and Lisa Reihana  Mary Ann Barkhouse and Rebecca Belmore James Luna's Spirits of Virtue and Evil Await My Ascension   Doug Smarch's Lucinations Doug Smarch's Lucinations       Marie Watt's Staff: Custodian     Still from Reuben Paterson's film Te Putahitanga O Rehua Doug Smarch's Lucinations   Postcommodity, Repellent Eye (Winnipeg), 2011, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Linus Woods, Spaceship over Troubled Water, 2010 and The Speed of Light, 2010, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Jonathan Jones, untitled (infinity), 2011, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Jimmie Durham, Pole to Mark the Centre of the World (at Winnipeg), 2010 Courtesy of Plug In ICA, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Jimmie Durham, Pole to Mark the Centre of the World (at Winnipeg), 2010 Courtesy of Plug In ICA, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Jimmie Durham, Pole to Mark the Centre of the World (at Winnipeg), 2010 Courtesy of Plug In ICA, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Wally Dion, Thunderbird, 2008, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Rebecca Belmore, Still from The Blanket, 2010, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Jonathan Jones, untitled (infinity), 2011, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Jonathan Jones, untitled (infinity), 2011, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Doug Smarch, Lucinations (detail), 2004, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Doug Smarch, Lucinations (detail), 2004, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Doug Smarch, Lucinations (detail), 2004, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Postcommodity, Mother, Teacher, Destroyer (detail), 2010, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Mother, Teacher, Destroyer (detail), 2010, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Mother, Teacher, Destroyer (detail), 2010, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Mother, Teacher, Destroyer (detail), 2010, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Reuben Paterson, Still from Te Putahitanga O Rehua, 2005, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Colleen Cutschall, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Jeffrey Gibson, The Future is Present, 2011, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Jeffrey Gibson, The Future is Present (detail), 2011, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Jeffrey Gibson, The Future is Present (detail), 2011, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Brett Graham, Te Hokioi, 2008-2009, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Brett Graham, Te Hokioi, 2008-2009, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Brett Graham, Te Hokioi, 2008-2009, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Kent Monkman, The Collapsing of Time and Space in an Ever-expanding Universe, (2011),  photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Kent Monkman, The Collapsing of Time and Space in an Ever-expanding Universe, (2011),  photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Kent Monkman, The Collapsing of Time and Space in an Ever-expanding Universe, (2011),  photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Kent Monkman, The Collapsing of Time and Space in an Ever-expanding Universe, (2011),  photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Kent Monkman, The Collapsing of Time and Space in an Ever-expanding Universe, (2011),  photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Michael Belmore, Smoulder, 2010-2011, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Michael Belmore, Smoulder, 2010-2011, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Reuben Paterson, Nigh, 2005, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Reuben Paterson, Nigh, 2005, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Marie Watt, Staff: Custodian, 2007, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Marie Watt, Staff: Custodian, 2007, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Mary Anne Barkhouse, The Four Horses of the Apocalypse and the Donkey of Eternal Salvation, 2008, photo by Scott Benesiinaabanda Mary Anne Barkhouse, The Four Horses of the Apocalypse and the Donkey of Eternal Salvation, 2008, photo by Scott Benesiinaabanda James Luna, Spirits of Virtue and Evil Await My Ascension, 1998, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Spirits of Virtue and Evil Await My Ascension, 1998, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Skawennati, TimeTraveler ™, 2121 Rosalie Favell, Still from The Search for Life Beyond our Planet, 2010, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan Rosalie Favell, Still from The Search for Life Beyond our Planet, 2010, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan James Luna, Spirits of Virtue and Evil Await My Ascension, 1998, photo by Scott Benesiinaabandan

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For Immediate Release: January 26, 2011

DO LESS, SLOWLY

January 26, 2011 – Winnipeg –  An art project is going up around the city and on the internet right now, encouraging Winnipeggers to do less, and do it slower.

The project, called Do Less, Slowly is the legacy project of Dominique Rey, who was named Winnipeg’s Arts Ambassador for the Visual arts as part of the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada project. Billboards and electronic billboards throughout the city are encouraging people in the midst of their busy lives to find ways to slow down. The website, dolessslowly.ca, is a place where people can find out more about the Slow movement, learn how slowing down can improve their life, and take and leave ideas of how to incorporate slowness into their everyday activities.

“My project is an action, invitation and call that was conceived as a way for people to experience the benefits of slowness firsthand, and to act as a catalyst for integrating this practice in people’s everyday life,” says Rey.

Slowness may seem to run counter to our instincts as city dwellers, but its benefits cannot be underestimated, and the effects of the movement are spreading worldwide. “The Slow Movement has become a worldwide phenomenon,” according to Rey. “From food production to food consumption, to health, sex, work, leisure, education, transportation, childrearing, urban planning, and the environment, the radical idea of slowness is transforming cities everywhere.”

The billboards will be up throughout the city until early February, and the blog will remain online as an ongoing project.

About Winnipeg’s Arts Ambassadors: As part of the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada ARTS FOR ALL program, five artists have been named Winnipeg’s Arts Ambassadors. Representing the fields of theatre, visual arts, music, dance, and literary arts, the Ambassadors will raise the status of their disciplines in the everyday consciousness of the public, and create a project in their discipline that will leave a legacy for the program. For more information please visit the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada 2010 website at http://www.artsforall.ca.

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CBC - Art Exhibit looks 500 Years into the Future

Akimbo blog - March 15, 2011 - AMY FUNG in the prairies

Globe and Mail - February 7, 2011 -New aboriginal art show tells stories of adaptation and transformation

Uptown - February 3, 2011 -Get a little closer

Winnipeg Free Press - January 24, 2011 - Exhibit takes a global look at aboriginal art

Uptown Magazine - January 20, 2011 - Get up close and personal

Canadian Art Online

Winnipeg Free Press - January 19, 2011 - Four Horsemen reimagined for technological age

Winnipeg Free Press - January 15, 2011 - The eagle has landed

National Post Winter Arts Preview

Galleries West

Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years

The Curators

Jenny Western, Candice Hopkins, Steven Loft and Lee-Ann Martin

Read the curators' statement about the show

Desmond Hoebig

Desmond Hoebig

USA

One of North America’s finest instrumentalists, cellist Desmond Hoebig is Professor of Cello at at the Shepherd School of Music of Rice University in Houston, a position he assumed after serving for six seasons as principal cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra, with whom he frequently appeared as soloist.
First-prize winner at the Munich International Competition, the CBC Talent Competition and the Canadian Music Competition, he was also an award-winner at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Competition.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Hoebig studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with David Soyer and at The Juilliard School with Leonard Rose and Channing Robbins. He has also participated in masterclasses with Janos Starker and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi at The Banff Centre for the Arts.

As guest soloist, Mr. Hoebig has performed with all the major orchestras in Canada as well as the Houston, Cincinnati, San Diego Madison, Canton and Fresno Symphonies in the United States and orchestras in Mexico. His performances abroad have included appearances with orchestras in Germany, Spain, Portugal and Japan.
Forthcoming performances include the Kingston, Ontario, Symphony (Dvorak concerto, October, 2010), and the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Victoria, B.C. (Elgar concerto, February, 2011). He returns to Cleveland for a solo performance for the Cleveland Chamber Music Society in May, 2011.

As a chamber musician he was cellist with the Orford String Quartet, which performed extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The quartet won a Juno award for best classical album in 1990. Since 1980 he has performed regularly in a duo with pianist Andrew Tunis, with whom he has made three recordings — one of which was nominated for a Juno award — and has given recital tours in North America and Europe.

Mr. Hoebig gave the Canadian premiere of the Dutilleux concerto, Tout un Monde Lontain, in 1993 and played it again on short notice with David Robertson and the Cleveland Orchestra in 2005.

Mr. Hoebig has performed and taught at festivals throughout North America, including those in Marlboro, Banff, Domaine Forget, Calgary, Orford, Parry Sound, Vancouver, Victoria, Sarasota and Ottawa.

Mr. Hoebig served as associate principal of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra and principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony before joining the Orford Quartet. Before joining the Cleveland Orchestra, he was principal cellist of the Houston Symphony Orchestra.
Desmond Hoebig plays a varied repertory of concertos including Dvorak, Elgar, Haydn (in D), Shostakovich (#1), Tchaikovsky’s Rococco Variations and Bloch’s Schelomo.

Natalia Gutman

Natalia Gutman

Russia

Russian cellist Natalia Gutman received her early musical training from her grandfather Anisim Berlin and Professor Galina Kozolupova, as well as artistic input from the late musicians, cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, pianist Sviatoslav Richter, and her husband, violinist Oleg Kagan. Maestro Richter once expressed his admiration for Natalia Gutman saying: “… she is an incarnation of truthfulness in music.”

In 1967 Natalia Gutman won the Munich ARD Competition (where in 2005 she was a member of the jury), launching her international career. Since then she has performed on all continents with orchestras such as Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, Munich and St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam and many more. Festival appearances include the Salzburg Summer Festival and the Berliner and Wiener Festwochen. Wolfgang Sawallisch, Riccardo Muti, Claudio Abbado, Bernhard Haitink, Yevgeny Svetlanov, Yuri Temirkanov, Sergiu Celibidache, Mstislav Rostropovich and Kurt Masur are among the many conductors who favour Natalia Gutman.

Another major interest of Natalia Gutman is chamber music. Her regular musical partners have included Martha Argerich and Elisso Virsaladze, Yuri Bashmet, Alexei Lubimov, Sviatoslav Richter and Oleg Kagan. She has premiered many contemporary works; Alfred Schnittke dedicated a sonata and his first Cello Concerto to her. The complete Bach solo suites have been presented by Ms. Gutman all over the world, f. i. Moscow, Berlin, Munich, Paris, Milan, Madrid or Barcelona; Taiwan to follow in 2011.

In 2008 another quartet tour with Yuri Bashmet, Viktor Tretjakov and Vassily Lobanov included many European cities. Visits to Taiwan, Canada, the US and many European countries completed the year. In 2009 Ms. Gutman performed the Prokoviev Sinfonia Concertante, the Shostakovich 1st concert, the Dutilleux cello concerto and many other orchestra pieces in cities like Ankara, Parma, St. Petersburg, Boston, Reykjavík, Stuttgart, Darmstadt and others. Chamber music she performed in the USA, Taiwan and Europe. In August she played a summer festival tour of European Union Youth Orchestra with Vladimir Ashkenazy. Since Mstislaw Rostropowitsch´s death Natalia Gutman most frequently in his memory performs the concerts dedicated to her late teacher: Prokoviev, Shostakovich 1 and Britten.

She has recorded the Shostakovich Concertos No. 1 and 2 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Yuri Temirkanov for RCA/BMG-Ariola. Then followed a recording contract with EMI for the Dvorak Cello Concerto and other works with the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch. 1992 saw the release of the Schumann and Schnittke Cello Concerto with the London Philharmonic conducted by Kurt Masur. 2007 she again recorded the Schumann concerto with Claudio Abbado in Italy. As of late Natalia Gutman frequently records for Life Classics, a small company dedicated principally to the group of musicians associated with Oleg Kagan.

Being dedicated to young musicians Natalia Gutman is giving master-classes worldwide – she has been a professor for many years in Musikhochschule Stuttgart and is still teaching in Moscow. Each year at the beginning of July, Natalia Gutman invites internationally renowned artists, to the International Musikfest am Tegernsee in the Bavarian Alps, a chamber music festival that she founded in 1990 with Oleg Kagan and dedicated it to him after his death. In 2010 the festival was held for the 21st time already.

In May 2005 German federal president Köhler bestowed on Natalia Gutman the highest German decoration, “Bundesverdienstkreuz Erster Klasse”. She was made a “fellow of the Royal College of Music” in London by HRH the Prince of Wales in May 2010.

Updated 28. Dec. 2010
 

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For Immediate Release: January 13, 2011

Close Encounters of the -30 Kind
Up Close and Personal with the artists and curators of Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years


A unique opportunity is being offered to Winnipeg art lovers as part of the upcoming exhibition Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years. On Sunday, January 23rd, bus tours are being offered that will travel to each of the Close Encounters venues and will feature brief talks from artists and curators about the work being featured. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet some of the creative minds involved with this remarkable exhibition, and a chance to get “up close and personal” with some cutting edge artwork.

WHAT: Bus Tours: Close Encounters of the -30 (minus thirty) Kind: Up Close and Personal with the artists and curators of Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years

WHEN: Sunday, January 23rd 12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Close Encounters venues including Manitoba Hydro Place, Main Exhibition Site, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Manitoba Museum

WHO: Curators and artists involved with Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years…and you!

HOW: If you wish to reserve a spot on a bus for the whole tour, please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you have questions call Jaya at 942-1043.

Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years will be the largest international exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art ever held in North America.  Close Encounters is being presented by the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada ARTS FOR ALL Program. It has been organized by Plug In ICA, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and URBAN SHAMAN: Contemporary Aboriginal Art and other partnering organizations.

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Diffusion immédiate : 12 janvier 2011

Repellent eye (Winnipeg) 2011
Installé au Manitoba Hydro Place dans le cadre de l’exposition Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years

12 janvier 2011 – Winnipeg – Une imposante œuvre d’art a été installée au Manitoba Hydro Place en vue de l’exposition internationale intitulée Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, qui débutera le 22 janvier.

Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years sera une exposition internationale d’art autochtone contemporain qui mettra en vedette plus de 30 artistes autochtones venant du Canada, des États-Unis, de l’Australie, de la Nouvelle-Zélande, de la Finlande et du Brésil. L’exposition principale se tiendra au 109, avenue Pacific, mais Close Encounters aura également des lieux d’exposition satellites répartis dans la ville, dont Manitoba Hydro Place.

Repellent Eye (Winnipeg) 2011 consiste en un gros ballon de caoutchouc, de dix pieds de diamètre, inspiré d’yeux effrayants utilisés partout dans le monde pour repousser les oiseaux. Il s’agit d’une création de Postcommodity, collectif d’artistes américains, exposée au Manitoba Hydro Place, en même temps que des œuvres réalisées par les artistes locaux KC Adams et Linus Woods. Conjointement avec Close Encounters, on offrira des visites de l’immeuble Manitoba Hydro Place au public, qui aura ainsi l’occasion d’admirer les œuvres d’art exposées dans la tour très moderne située au 360, avenue Portage. La visite permettra de voir des pièces de la collection d’art de Manitoba Hydro, commencée en 2008. L’accent est mis sur les artistes manitobains et la collection est constituée de pièces couvrant la période allant de 1970 jusqu’à nos jours, comprenant peintures, gravures, sculptures et céramiques, exposées dans un cadre architectural époustouflant.

Close Encounters est présentée dans le cadre du programme ARTS FOR ALL, Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada. L’exposition a été organisée par Plug In ICA, le Musée des beaux-arts de Winnipeg et URBAN SHAMAN: Contemporary Aboriginal Art, ainsi que par d’autres organismes partenaires.
Pour obtenir plus de renseignements sur Close Encounters, les visites et les artistes, veuillez consulter http://www.artsforall.ca

Postcommodity à propos de Repellent Eye (Winnipeg) 2011 :
« Les ballons représentant l’œil effrayant constituent un répulsif à oiseaux populaire, bon marché et écologique. Nul besoin de produits chimiques, de poisons, de filets, de clôtures électriques, ni d’objets à bords coupants et dangereux. Il suffit tout simplement de suspendre le ballon dans l’arbre ou à un long poteau et il effraiera les oiseaux nuisibles qui auront peur de ses couleurs vives et du dessin inhabituel.

Nous avons pensé que si un tel ballon de 16 po de diamètre pouvait être aussi efficace à repousser les oiseaux indésirables, un ballon de 10 pi de diamètre pourrait bien contribuer à faire reculer la civilisation occidentale. »


Au sujet de Postcommodity :
Postcommodity est un collectif d’artistes amérindiens composé de Raven Chacon (Navaho), Kade Twist (Cherokee), Nathan Young (Delaware/Kiowa/Pawnee) et Steven Yazzie (Laguna/Navaho), et dont la création remonte à 2007. Postcommodity combine sa vision du monde autochtone intertribale avec des actions interdisciplinaires et une pratique de l’art conceptuel, reflet de son engagement pour la défense des droits de la personne autochtones et pour la décolonisation des territoires et du discours dans l’hémisphère occidental. Les artistes membres de Postcommodity sont les fiers descendants du mouvement d’autodétermination des Amérindiens dont le but est de contribuer à l’histoire postcoloniale élargie des peuples autochtones, faite de persévérance sociale, culturelle, politique et économique.

Une autre œuvre de Postcommodity, Mother, Teacher, Destroyer, sera exposée au 109, av. Pacific, siège de l’exposition principale de Close Encounters.

Au sujet de KC Adams :
En tant qu’artiste, KC Adams met l’accent sur l’étude approfondie de la relation entre la nature (la vie) et la technologie (le progrès). Ses travaux comprennent la sculpture, l’installation, le dessin, la peinture, la photographie, la céramique, la gravure et l’art cinétique. KC Adams a fait l’objet d’expositions solos, mais a aussi participé à de nombreuses expositions collectives à travers le Canada et à l’étranger. Elle a reçu plusieurs subventions et prix du Conseil des arts de Winnipeg, du Conseil des arts du Manitoba et du Conseil des arts du Canada. Le Musée des beaux-arts d’Ottawa expose vingt de ses œuvres, de la série intitulée Cyborg Hybrid, dans le cadre de sa collection permanente. KC Adams est diplômée de l’Université Concordia dont elle détient un baccalauréat en beaux-arts. Elle habite Winnipeg.

ŒUVRES EXPOSÉES AU MANITOBA HYDRO PLACE
Circuit City II, 2007
Circuit City III, 2007
Circuit City V, 2007
Circuit City VI, 2007
Circuit City IX, 2007
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Au sujet de Linus Woods:
Linus Woods est un artiste dakota-ojibway de la Première nation Long Plain, dans le Sud du Manitoba, où il est né. Il voit ses peintures comme des expressions et extensions de sa quête spirituelle. Son art, peintures à l’acrylique ou à l’huile et collages sur toiles, est un travail subtil de touches pastel et de formes géométriques, souvent agrémentées d’images collées. Linus Woods a été lauréat du concours Peace Hills Trust Company Art Competition; ses travaux figurent parmi ceux de la collection Peace Hills Trust Collection et de nombreuses autres collections, dont celles de l’Hôpital pour enfants de Winnipeg, de la Première nation Long Plain, des Curtis Joony Productions, de l’Université de Brandon et de Mae Moore.

ŒUVRES EXPOSÉES AU MANITOBA HYDRO PLACE
Spaceship over Troubled Water, 2010
The Speed of Light, 2010
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Close Encounters Program Guide

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Hard copies of the program guide will be available after January 22 at the Close Encounters venues including:

Close Encounters Main Exhibition site, 109 Pacific Ave
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Unit 1 - 460 Portage Ave
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd
URBAN SHAMAN: Contemporary Aboriginal Art, 203-290 McDermot Ave
PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts, 121-100 Arthur St. (Artspace Building)
Gallery 1C03, 515 Portage Place, University of Winnipeg
La Maison des artistes, 219, boul Provencher

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For Immediate Release: January 12, 2011

Repellent Eye (Winnipeg) 2011
Installed at Manitoba Hydro Place as part of Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years


January 12, 2011 – Winnipeg – A major artwork has been installed at Manitoba Hydro Place in anticipation of the international exhibition, Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, opening January 22nd.

Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years will be an international exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art featuring work from more than 30 Indigenous artists from Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Finland and Brazil. The Close Encounters Main Exhibition space will be at 109 Pacific Avenue, with satellite locations throughout the city, including Manitoba Hydro Place.

Repellent Eye (Winnipeg) 2011 is a large rubber balloon, ten feet in diameter, inspired by Scare-Eyes used throughout the world as bird deterrents.  It was created by the American art collective Postcommodity and installed at Manitoba Hydro Place along with work by local artists KC Adams and Linus Woods. In conjunction with Close Encounters, art tours of Manitoba Hydro Place will be offered to the public providing the opportunity to view the artwork throughout the state of the art building at 360 Portage Avenue. The tour will include pieces from the Manitoba Hydro art collection, which was started 2008. The collection focuses on Manitoba artists and consists of pieces from about 1970 to the present; including paintings, prints, sculpture and ceramics displayed in a stunning architectural setting.

Close Encounters is being presented by the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada ARTS FOR ALL Program. It has been organized by Plug In ICA, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and URBAN SHAMAN: Contemporary Aboriginal Art and other partnering organizations.

For more information about Close Encounters, tours and artists.

Postcommodity on Repellent Eye (Winnipeg) 2011:
“In terms of law and policy, the balance of competing public interests (colonizer versus Indigenous) regarding the perception of land and the management of its resources has been one of the defining challenges of the past 500 years in Canada and the rest of the Western Hemisphere.  Repellent Eye (Winnipeg) memorializes this history, while at the same time holds the present accountable, and provides a vision for repelling future devastating expressions of this logical framework as a means of achieving a more respectful and sustainable balance of land, culture and community.”

Another work by Postcommodity, Mother, Teacher, Destroyer, will be installed at the Close Encounters Main Exhibition Site at 109 Pacific Avenue.

About Postcommodity


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For Immediate Release: January 10, 2011

Repellent Eye (Winnipeg) 2011
Installed at Manitoba Hydro Place as part of Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years


WHAT: Repellent Eye (Winnipeg) 2011 is an art installation  created by the art  
collective Postcommodity for the upcoming major exhibition Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years.

WHERE: Front Lobby, Manitoba Hydro Place, 360 Portage Ave

WHEN: Wednesday, January 12 at 11:00 am

WHO: Raven Chacon, artist and member of Postcommodity
          Candice Hopkins, member for the curatorial collective
          Organizers of Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years    


About the exhibition:
Close Encounters is a banner project for Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada ARTS FOR ALL Program comprised of a large-scale exhibition focused on presenting Indigenous art from around the world. This will be an incredibly important show, featuring the work of a number of renowned Canadian Indigenous artists, complemented by some of the most innovative and engaging work drawn from Indigenous populations across the globe.

Presented by Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada. Organized by Plug In ICA with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, URBAN SHAMAN: Contemporary Aboriginal Art and other partnering organizations.

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PHOTO OPPORTUNITY -  January 10, 2011

 

Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Ave, Planetarium (lower level)

The Search for Life Beyond our Planet, by Rosalie Favell

Dates and times:
LAUNCH: 4:45pm on Sunday January 23rd. Includes a presentation by the artist.
EVERY MONDAY in January and February at 12:15. People may bring their lunch.
Manitoba Museum's Planetarium, 190 Rupert Avenue lower level. People should line up by the Planetarium entrance 15 minutes prior to the presentation.

 

The Winnipeg Art Gallery

Horse (re-performance) by Archer Pechawis

Dates and times:
April 14, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Films will be shown consecutively in this order:

Give Us Our Skeletons! (Antakaa Meille Luurankomme), a film by Paul-Anders Simma, Legnth: Length: 49 minutes
Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy, a film by Tracey Moffatt, Length: 19 minutes
Bedevil, a film by Tracey Moffatt, Length: 90 minutes
Iracema (de Questembert), a film by Maria Thereza Alves, Legnth: 27 minutes

Dates and start times:
Tuesday, January 25th, 11am
Sunday, February 6, 11am - 430pm
Thursday, February 17, 11am - 1:30pm
Thursday, February 17, 5pm - 9pm

Thursday, March 24, 11am - 1:30pm
Thursday, March 24, 5pm - 9:30pm

Saturday, April 2, 11am - 5pm
Thursday, April 14, 11am - 1:30pm
Sunday, April 17, 11am - 5pm
Thursday, April 28, 4pm - 9pm

Thursday, May 5, 4pm - 9pm
 

 

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For Immediate Release: January 19, 2011

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: THE NEXT 500 YEARS
OPENING RECEPTION AND BUS TOURS


OPENING RECEPTION:
WHAT: Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years Opening Reception
WHERE: Close Encounters Main Exhibition Site, 109 Pacific Ave
WHEN: Saturday, January 22, 7:00 p.m. (Formal program at 7:30 p.m.)
WHO:  Organizers, curators and funders of the show. Many national and international artists involved in the show will also be present.

BUS TOURS:
WHAT: Close Encounters of the -30 Kind – Bus tours, curator talks and artist talks at the Close Encounters venues
WHERE: Beginning at Manitoba Hydro Place, 360 Portage Ave
WHEN: Sunday, January 23, 12:00 p.m.
WHO:  Curators and artists

More info at http://www.artsforall.ca

About the exhibition:
Close Encounters is a banner project for Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada ARTS FOR ALL Program comprised of a large-scale exhibition focused on presenting Indigenous art from around the world.

Presented by Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada. Organized by Plug In ICA with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, URBAN SHAMAN: Contemporary Aboriginal Art and other partnering organizations.

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The International Cello Festival of Canada is pleased to announce Masterclasses

The International Cello Festival of Canada is presented by the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada 2010 and Agassiz Music Inc

Between June 15 and June 19th, Winnipeg will host the International Cello Festival of Canada, and will welcome a host of international and nationally renowned cellists to perform in the festival; Colin Carr (UK), Patrick and Thomas Demenga (Switzerland), Natalia Gutman (Russia), Jian Wang (China), Frans Helmerson (Sweden), alongside Canadian cellists Yegor Djachkov (Montreal), Denise Djokic (Boston), Tom Wiebe (London), Yuri Hooker (Winnipeg), Paul Marleyn (Ottawa), Shauna Rolston (Toronto), Minna Rose Chung (Winnipeg), Kirk Starkey (Hamilton) and Leanne Zacharias (Brandon), amongst others. Hosted by Eric Friesen, and including the Manitoba Chamber and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras, the Festival will be presented in multiple venues across the city, and will feature masterclasses with four internationally celebrated cello pedagogues; Frans Helmerson, Colin Carr, Natalia Gutman and Desmond Hoebig.

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Jian Wang

Jian Wang

Shanghai

Jian Wang began to study the cello with his father when he was four. While a student at the Shanghai Conservatoire, he was featured in the celebrated documentary film From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China.  Mr Stern's encouragement and support paved the way for him to go to the United States and in 1985 he entered the Yale School of Music under a special programme where he studied with the renowned cellist Aldo Parisot.  

During the 2010/11 season Jian Wang will be making his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra and Kristjan Jarvi and with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Louis Langrée.  He also returns to the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Swedish and Scottish Chamber Orchestras.  At the Théâtre des Champs Élysées in Paris Jian will play the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Jeffrey Kahane and Joseph Swensen.  Last season his performances included a major tour to Australia and New Zealand and concerts with the Malaysian Philharmonic (Morlot) and Bournemouth Symphony (Dausgaard). Jian's many high profile performances in China included playing for the President, opening the season for the China Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony and Macau Symphony Orchestras.  He also played with the China National Orchestra, Hangzhou Symphony and performed the complete Bach Cello Suites at the National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing.

Jian Wang’s first professional engagement was in 1986, at New York’s Carnegie Hall.  Since then he has embarked on an international career, early highlights including concerts with the Mahler Youth Orchestra/Claudio Abbado and with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Riccardo Chailly (in Amsterdam and on tour in China).  He has also performed with many of the world’s other leading orchestras including Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit Cleveland and Chicago Symphony; NHK Symphony, Zurich Tonhalle, Stockholm Philharmonic, Santa Cecilia, Orchestre de Paris, Hallé, Scottish Chamber, Mahler Chamber and Camerata Salzburg. These concerts have been with many of the greatest conductors, such as Dudamel, Dutoit, Chung, Gilbert, Krivine, Sawallisch, Neeme Jarvi, Eschenbach, Dausgaard, Wigglesworth and Harding.

Jian Wang has also performed at many festivals throughout the world, as both soloist and chamber musician. These have included Verbier in Switzerland, Miyazaki in Japan, Aldeburgh in the UK and Tanglewood and Mostly Mozart in the USA.  In 2008 Jian made his debut at the BBC Proms performing three of Bach’s solo Cello Suites.
 
Jian Wang has made many recordings with DGG, Reverie (arrangements for cello and guitar) and the Bach Cello Suites being his most recent releases.  He has also recorded a Baroque Album with the Camerata Salzburg, the Brahms Double Concerto with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado and Gil Shaham; the Haydn Concerti with the Gulbenkian Orchestra under Muhai Tang; Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time (with Chung, Shaham and Meyer) and Brahms, Mozart and Schumann chamber music with Pires and Dumay. His instrument is graciously loaned to him by the family of the late Mr. Sau-Wing Lam.
 

Minna Rose Chung

Minna Rose Chung

Canada

New York cellist, Minna Rose Chung, is Assistant Professor of Cello at the University of Manitoba Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music. Minna Rose performs internationally as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. As a recipient of numerous national awards and fellowships, she remains a sought after guest artist and master class clinician.

At age 12, Ms. Chung debuted under the baton of Maestro Isaiah Jackson of the London Royal Ballet and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Her performance with the Columbus Symphony garnered national recognition and subsequently led Minna Rose to move to Los Angeles, California after accepting an invitation to study at the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts. Upon graduation, she attended the Oberlin Conservatory as a 4-yr Dean's Talent Scholar recipient. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Oberlin Conservatory. She continued her formal education with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida and later as a Fellow with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the Northwestern University School of Music, during which she earned a Masters of Music in Cello Performance with the esteemed Hans JØrgen Jensen. In 2008, she completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University with world-renowned cellist Colin Carr.

In 2007, Minna Rose made her Carnegie Hall debut as a founding member with her ensemble, the Pangea String Quartet  in conjunction with the Kronos Quartet Young Artists Concert series. She maintains a summer schedule as an international performing guest artist/chamber coach to the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, the Dominican Republic’s Santo Domingo Music Festival, and recitalist/collaborator with the Rio de Janeiro International Cello Encounter and the RICE Cello-Dance series in Brazil.

Dr. Chung has served as a principal cellist for the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Fox Valley Symphony, Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, Tanglewood Young Artist Festival Orchestra, and assistant principal with the Green Bay Symphony and the Chicago Civic Orchestra under maestro Daniel Baremboim. Minna Rose has recorded with The New World Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Renee Fleming in Music of Villa-Lobos with the RCA Victor Red Seal label. She is also featured with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Eduard Zilberkant and pianist Lambis Vassiliardis. Minna Rose can be heard in exclusive broadcasts for NPR National Public Radio, WFMT Radio Fine Arts Chicago, WPNE Green Bay, and KUAC Fairbanks, Alaska.

Prior to her appointment to the University of Manitoba, Dr. Chung served as Assistant Professor of Cello at the University of Fairbanks Alaska and as teaching assistant at both Northwestern University and the Meadowmount School of Music. Her studio claims the winner for the Fairbanks and Anchorage Symphony Scholarship Competition; National Endowment for the Advancement of the Arts Honorable Mention award and the 2004 winner of the National Yamaha Young Artist Award. Professor Chung is a member of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA), College Music Society, and the Music Teachers National Association.

Minna Rose performs on a 1770 AUGUSTINIUS CHAPPUY French cello and a 1999 Isaac Salchow bow.
 

Shauna Rolston

Shauna Rolston

Canada

Award-winning Canadian cellist Shauna Rolston is considered by peers and fans alike to be one of the most compelling and unique musical voices on the stage today. Since receiving a mini cello for her 2nd birthday, Shauna has appeared around the world, performing with such distinguished artists as Krzysztof Penderecki, Sir Andrew Davis, Robert Spano, Marin Alsop, Keith Lockhart, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Hans Graf, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Andrey Boreyko, and Menahem Pressler, as well as undertaking innovative collaborations with Veronica Tennant, Evelyn Hart, and Peggy Baker.

Praised for her blazing technique and her ability to captivate the imagination and touch the heart of each audience member, Shauna continues to astonish and delight with her concerts, recordings, and world premieres.

Shauna’s passion for the music of our time has led to the commission and creation for her of more than 50 new works for cello, including several concerti by Canada's leading composers. She has also given the Canadian and North American premieres of works by Gavin Bryars, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Osvaldo Golijov, John Tavener, Einojuhani Rautavaara, and Augusta Read Thomas, among many others.

Upcoming projects include cello concertos by Kelly-Marie Murphy, Heather Schmidt, and Vincent Ho, a concerto for cello and jazz orchestra by Darcy James Argue, a whistling concerto by Heather Schmidt, and three groundbreaking double concerti: one for improvising cello and contemporary jazz piano composed by and performed with Canadian jazz sensation David Braid; another for cello and piano composed by and performed with Heather Schmidt; and “Carbon Concerto” for carbon cello and accordion composed by Douglas Schmidt. The diversity of Shauna’s artistry is reflected in the many honours she has received throughout her professional career including an invitation to join the Governor-General’s State Delegation to Finland and Iceland, and most recently a nomination for the inaugural 2009 Oskar Morawetz Award for Excellence in Music Performance.

A recording artist since the age of 16, her most recent CD, “Dreamscape”, features Shauna as soloist with cello orchestra in arrangements of popular classical favourites. Upcoming releases include “Icicles of Fire”, featuring the music of Heather Schmidt written for Shauna with the composer at the piano, and the Bach and Britten solo cello suites.

In addition to her busy concert and recording career, Shauna is a devoted educator. Much in demand as a guest master class artist, Shauna is also Professor of Cello and Head of Strings at the University of Toronto and a Visiting Artist for the Music and Sound Programs at The Banff Centre. Shauna earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Yale University and a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music where she studied with the distinguished cellist and pedagogue, Aldo Parisot.

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Paul Marleyn

Paul Marleyn

Canada

A cellist with a broad and eclectic repertoire that ranges from the Baroque period to the twentieth century, from the Gabrielli Ricercar to the Romantic concerto, and from the Metallica song to the Irish reel, Anglo-Canadian cellist Paul Marleyn tours regularly in Canada and has given numerous performances in the United States, Europe and Asia.

A frequent participant in summer festivals including the Chamber Music East, Prussia Cove, Busan, Festival of the Sound, Domaine Forget International, Casalmaggiore International, Leicester International, Ottawa International, and Indian River festivals, he has collaborated with artists such as Boris Berman, Martin Beaver, Miriam Fried, James Somerville, Stéphane Lemelin, Paul Neubauer, Marc-André Hamelin, Steven Dann, Paul Coletti, Colin Carr, Joshua Bell, and with members of the Tokyo, Vermeer, St. Lawrence and Hagen quartets. He has appeared as soloist the Belgrade Philharmonic, European Chamber, Winnipeg Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and Manitoba Chamber orchestras. Recital engagements have included London’s Wigmore Hall, Boston’s Jordan Hall, Chicago’s Cultural Centre, and Geneva’s Victoria Saal. Since 2000, Paul has been President and Artistic Director of Canada’s annual Agassiz Summer Chamber Music Festival.

Paul Marleyn has made several compact disc recordings as soloist and chamber musician. His first CD, released by United Records in 1989, contains works by Schostakovitch, Prokofieff and Schnittke, and was described as "emotionally intense, physically big-boned" (Gramophone Magazine), and "over-flowing with health, the joy of playing, and flamboyant brilliance" (Répértoire, France.) His recording of the complete works of Ernest Bloch for Signum Classics has also received favorable reviews; "an excellent recording, this release deserves enthusiastic recommendation" (BBC Music Magazine) and "a fine cellist with astute command of style and formidable technique" (Strad magazine.) Other releases include Swirl for solo cello by Jim Hiscott on the CBC Records label, as well as chamber music recordings for RCA Victor, ATMA and CBC Records. Mr. Marleyn’s concerts and recordings are frequently heard on CBC radio, BBC radio, NPR affiliate stations in the United States and around the world.

Mr. Marleyn has a special interest in new music, having been a frequent guest of the prestigious German group Ensemble Modern, and at the Winnipeg Centara, Almeida, Lviv Contrasts and Donaueshinger new music festivals. Paul has commissioned new works by Bramwell Tovey, Kevin Volans, Michael Matthews, David Raphael Scott, Glenn Buhr, Jim Hiscott and Rodion Schedrin.

Paul Marleyn was born in Reading, England. After studying privately with Robert Norris in London, he worked with David Strange at the Royal Academy of Music, Laurence Lesser at the New England Conservatory and Aldo Parisot at Yale University. Paul holds a Masters Degree and Artist Diploma, and in 1994 was elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
A laureate of the Royal Overseas League International Competition in London, he is the recipient of several national and international awards, including grants from the Fulbright Commission, the Canada Council, the Manitoba Arts Council and the Royal Society of Arts. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Marleyn was Principal Cellist of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and from 1997 to 2004, he taught at the University of Manitoba and performed as Principal cellist of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. In 2004, he became Professor of Cello at the University of Ottawa, and in 2006, he joined the Montreal-based piano trio, Trio Hochelaga.
 

Yuri Hooker

Yuri Hooker

Canada

Yuri Hooker is the Principal cellist with both the Winnipeg Symphony and Manitoba Chamber Orchestras. Since his arrival in Winnipeg in 1999, his frequent concerto appearances with the WSO and the MCO have met with critical and audience acclaim. Recent performances have included the world premiere of John Tavener’s new work for cello and orchestra, Popule Meus, the world premiere of Michael Oesterle’s Agate Rosary (orchestral version) and the North American premiere of Tavener’s Requiem. (All three performances are available for streaming on CBC’s Concerts On Demand website.) He was also honored to present the Western Canadian premiere of Henri Dutilleux’s demanding cello concerto, Tout un monde lointain in 2009 with the WSO conducted by Michelle Mourre, and recently made the premiere recording of Ørjan Sandred’s Amanzule Voices for cello and live electronics for Navona Records. He appears regularly with the Winnipeg Chamber Music Society and Groundswell,  

Yuri maintains a private teaching studio and is the founder and director of the popular Winnipeg Summer Cello Institute, which began in 2007.  He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Brandon University, and did graduate studies under Janos Starker and Stanley Ritchie (period performance) at Indiana University.
 

Frans Helmerson

Frans Helmerson

Sweden

The Swedish cellist Frans Helmerson began his musical training with Guido Vecchi in Göteborg before moving on to study with Guiseppe Selmi in Rome and William Pleeth in London. Sergiu Celibidache and Mstislav Rostropovich also played a very influential role in his artistic development. In 1971 he won what is probably the most famous music prize for cellists, the Cassado Competition in Florence - the first of many other distinctions. Tours have taken him to other countries in Europe as well as to Japan, Russia, South America, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

Frans Helmerson plays with many well-known orchestras and receives outstanding critical acclaim for his concerts and recordings.

His love of chamber music is another important driving force in his musical endeavours. He is a regular guest at the major European festivals such as Verbier, Prades or the Ravinia Festival, and spent many years as the artistic director of the Umea-Korsholm International Chamber Music Festival. In 2002 he founded the Michelangelo String Quartet with Michaela Martin, Stephan Picard and Nobuko Imai. In addition to his career as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor, Frans Helmerson has a chair at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne and at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid.
 

Denise Djokic

Denise Djokic

USA

Cellist Denise Djokic has been praised worldwide for her sincere, powerful interpretations and her bold command of the instrument.  Instantly recognized by her "arrestingly beautiful tone colour" (The Strad), she moves audiences with her natural musical instinct and her remarkable combination of strength and sensitivity.

An acclaimed soloist, she appears frequently with all of Canada's major orchestras as well as with those in the USA and abroad.  This past season, Denise made her New York City Concerto Debut at Lincoln Center with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas.   She also made her European Concerto Debut with the Aachen Symphony Orchestra under Marcus Bosch.  Other recent engagements featured appearances with the North Carolina Symphony, Portland Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, and the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, as well as performances in Mexico City, in celebration of the 2009 Haydn Anniversary year.  Upcoming performances in the 2010-11 season include a return engagement with l'Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal, where she will perform Strauss' Don Quixote with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting, and a tour with Symphony Nova Scotia and Bernhard Gueller conducting, as well as performances in the United States, Canada and Amsterdam.

As a recitalist, Denise performs frequently with her long-time musical partner, pianist David Jalbert.  Recent performances have brought them to Washington D.C., San Francisco, Mexico City, Vancouver, Chicago, Tuscon, and New York's Bargemusic.  Denise and David also tour with Piano Plus. Denise's love of chamber music has brought her to the festivals of Ottawa, Caramoor, Park City, Ravinia, San Miguel de Allende, and Vancouver.  Last season, she gave the world premiere of Christos Hatzis' "In the Fire of Conflict", at the Toronto Summer Music Festival.  Denise appears frequently with New York's Jupiter Chamber Players and also tours with her chamber music partner since childhood, her violinist brother Marc.

Immediately following the release of her debut recording on the Sony Classical label, Denise was a featured performer at the 2002 Grammy Awards.  The self-titled CD won great critical acclaim and received a 2002 East Coast Music Award.  Her following recording, "Folklore", (Allegro/Endeavor) received a JUNO nomination as well as an ECMA, and hit the Billboard Chart's top 15 Classical CD's.  "Folklore" was also featured on NPR's "All Things Considered".  

Denise's most recent recording - the complete Britten Solo Suites for the ATMA label - has received critical acclaim from renowned publications such as Fanfare and The Strad and was declared "easily able to stand alongside the great recordings of Rostropovich and Wispelwey" by AllMusic.com.

Denise has been the subject of a BRAVO! TV documentary entitled "Seven Days, Seven Nights", has appeared as a speaker at IdeaCity in Toronto and at the Women In Leadership Conference at Queen's University.  She was named one of the top "25 Canadians who are Changing our World" by MacLean’s Magazine, and one of "Canada's Most Powerful Women" by ELLE Magazine.

Denise first began to learn the cello with her uncle and aunt, cellists Pierre Djokic and Michelle Djokic.  Her parents, Lynn and Philippe, and brother Marc, are all musicians.  Denise gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
 

Yegor Dyachkov

Yegor Dyachkov

Canada

Proclaimed in 2000 as Artist of the Year by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and winner of the Young Canadian Musician Award, cellist Yegor Dyachkov is an inspired recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral soloist.

Born in Moscow in 1974, Mr. Dyachkov studied with Boris Pergamenschikow in Cologne, Aleksandr Fedorchenko at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, and Yuli Turovsky at the University of Montréal.

He has performed throughout Europe, Latin America, Asia, Canada and the United States, where he made his New York debut at Lincoln Center in October 2000. He has appeared as soloist with such noted ensembles as the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders, the CBC Vancouver Orchestra, I Musici de Montréal, the Nouvel Ensemble Modèrne and the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, and has performed at festivals in Évian, Kronberg, Tanglewood, Ottawa, Lanaudière and Vancouver.

A forthcoming performance with the Calgary Philharmonic will feature Mr. Dyachkov in Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations.

As a member of the Arthur Leblanc String Quartet (1999-2001) he gave over fifty concerts a year in North America and Japan. Mr. Dyachkov has also performed with the Arditti, Borromeo and St. Lawrence Quartets, pianists Jean Saulnier, Lois Shapiro, Anton Kuerti and Stéphane Lemelin, violonists Antje Weithaas and Scott St. John, cellist Steven Isserlis, clarinetists Todd Palmer and André Moisan, and flautist Marina Piccinini.

Yegor Dyachkov reserves a prominent place for contemporary music in his repertoire. He was soloist for the first French performance of Giya Kancheli’s Diplipito at Rostropovich’s Evian Festival and for the North American premiere at the New Music Festival of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Dyachkov also premiered the Sonata dedicated to him by Jacques Hétu as well as Menuhin: Présence written for him by the late André Prévost, and he has been invited by Yo-Yo Ma and Sony Music to take part in the Silk Road Project.

Although he continues to favour live performance, recording is a way to extend his horizons. Winning the Orford International Competition in 1997 led to an invitation from the Chandos label to record his debut CD featuring Glazunov’s Concerto Ballata. He subsequently made critically acclaimed recordings including sonatas by Brahms (Analekta), works by Prokofiev and Stravinsky (Analekta), Dvorak’s concerto (Riche Lieu), the sonatas by Shostakovich, Schnittke and Prokofiev (Pelléas, Opus Prize 2001), works by Jacques Hétu and André Prévost (Doberman-Yppan), as well as sonatas by Strauss and Pfitzner (Brioso). His performances have been broadcast and televised in Canada and abroad.

Mr. Dyachov’s concerto repertory includes works by J.C. Bach, Beethoven (Triple Concerto), Boccherini, Boëllmann, Brahms, Britten, Davidoff, Dvorak, Elgar, Glazounov, Goltermann, Haydn, Ibert, Kalhor, Kancheli, Prévost, Saint-Saëns, Schumann, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi.
The breadth of Yegor Dyachov’s musical commitment also extends to teaching master classes in which he inspires young cellists with his articulate vision, technical precision and boundless enthusiasm.

Thomas Demenga

Thomas Demenga

Switzerland

Thomas Demenga studied with Walter Grimmer, Antonio Janigro, Leonard Rose and Mstislav Rostropovich, amongst others, and received his chamber music education at the Juilliard School. Successes at competitions in Genf and New York launched his international career. As a soloist he has worked with conductors including Heinz Holliger, Armin Jordan, Charles Dutoit, Mstislav Rostropovich, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Sándor Végh. Regular chamber music partners include Heinz Holliger, Aurèle Nicolet, Gidon Kremer, Thomas Zehetmair, and Tabea Zimmermann.

An outstanding instrumentalist, Thomas Demenga's versatility is also manifested in his work as composer and teacher (he continues to hold a post at the Basel Music Academy), as soloist, chamber musician, and improviser. An ardent interpreter of new music, he also moves with assurance through the centuries, his recital programmes often combining baroque and contemporary musics. A series of recordings for ECM documents this approach, with Bach's cello suites coupled with pieces by Heinz Holliger, Elliott Carter, Sándor Veress, B.A. Zimmer-mann. A further volume in this series - Bach/Isang Yun - is in preparation. Thomas Demenga's Bach/Carter recording (ECM New Series 1391) was awarded the Quarterly Prize of the German Record Critics. For the New Series Thomas Demenga has also recorded music of Franz Schubert, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Arvo Pärt as well as - in the context of the "12 Hommages à Paul Sacher" - Witold Lutoslawski, Luciano Berio, Cristóbal Half-fter, Benjamin Britten, Klaus Huber and Pierre Boulez.

 

Patrick Demenga

Patrick Demenga

Switzerland

Patrick Demenga studied at the Berne Conservatory and in 1983 received the Tschumi-Preis for Best Soloist's Degree. Further studies followed with Boris Pergamenschikow in Cologne and Harvey Shapiro in New York. In 1983 he won the Rhan-Musikpreis, in 1984 the Prix de la ville de la Chaux-de-Fonds, and in 1986 the Europäis-che Förderpreis für Musik in Straßburg.

Cello soloist with the Stadtorchester Winterthur in 1984 and 1985, Patrick Demenga subsequently spent three years with the Neuen Zürcher Quartett. At the age of 25 he was invited to teach a professional and soloist class at the Berne Conservatory.

As a soloist and chamber musician Patrick Demenga has given concerts throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, South America, Australia and Asia. He has played under the direction of conductors including Armin Jordan, Leif Segerstam, Heinz Holliger, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Mario Venzago, Howard Griffiths and Dennis Russell Da-vies. He is, additionally, the initiator and artistic director of the "Vier Jahreszeiten-Konzerte" in Blumenstein, Switzerland. Alongside his concert activities Patrick Demenga has made numerous radio and television broad-casts and LP and CD recordings which have brought his name to an international public. He is committed, above all, to contemporary music, and has given first performances of works by Isang Yun, Alexander Knaifel, Barry Guy, Sally Beamish, Thomas Demenga, Thomas Larcher, Heinz Holliger, Gerhard Schedl and others. On the ECM New Series recording of "12 Hommages à Paul Sacher", Patrick Demenga can be heard playing pieces by Alberto Ginastera, Wolfgang Fortner, Hans Werner Henze, Conrad Beck and Henri Dutilleux.
 

Colin Carr

Colin Carr

United Kingdom

Colin Carr appears throughout the world as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and teacher. He has played with major orchestras worldwide, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, The Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, the orchestras of Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, Philadelphia, Montréal and all the major orchestras of Australia and New Zealand. Conductors with whom he has worked include Rattle, Gergiev, Dutoit, Elder, Skrowasczewski and Marriner. He has been a regular guest at the BBC Proms, has twice toured Australia, and has recently played concertos in South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia and New Zealand. Mr. Carr’s most memorable performances include the Dvořák Concerto to close the Prague Autumn Festival, and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, with Sir Colin Davis conducting, at Royal Festival Hall in London.

In recent seasons Carr has performed cycles of Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano with his duo partner Thomas Sauer throughout the United States and in England and France. Other recent highlights include performances of Don Quixote in Germany, Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 in Korea, the original version of the Rococo Variations in Holland, and Shostakovich Concerto No. 2 in the U.S. He also played several cycles of the Bach Suites in London, and in the United States at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York and the Gardner Museum in Boston. A major recital project for 09/10 is the complete works for cello and piano of Brahms, Schumann and Mendelssohn in two concerts.

As a member of the Golub-Kaplan-Carr Trio, he recorded and toured extensively for 20 years. He is a frequent visitor to international chamber music festivals worldwide and has appeared often as a guest with the Guarneri and Emerson string quartets and with New York’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Recitals take Mr. Carr to major cities each season, with regular performances in London, New York and Boston.

Carr’s GM recordings of the unaccompanied cello works of Kodaly, Britten, Crumb, and Schuller, as well as his Bach Suites, are highly acclaimed. The Brahms Sonatas on Arabesque, with pianist Lee Luvisi, is also a favorite. Mr. Carr was the soloist in Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic for a BBC Music Magazine recording.

Colin Carr is the winner of many prestigious international awards, including First Prize in the Naumburg Competition, the Gregor Piatigorsky Memorial Award and Second Prize in the Rostropovich International Cello Competition.

Mr. Carr first played the cello at the age of five. Three years later he went to the Yehudi Menuhin School, where he studied with Maurice Gendron and later William Pleeth. He was made a professor at the Royal Academy of Music in 1998, having been on the faculty of the New England Conservatory in Boston for 16 years. In 1998, St. John’s College, Oxford created the post of “Musician in Residence” for him, and in September 2002 he became a professor at Stony Brook University in New York.

Mr. Carr’s cello was made by Matteo Gofriller in Venice in 1730. He makes his home with his wife Caroline and 3 young children, Clifford, Frankie and Anya, in an old house outside Oxford.
 

Cellists include:
Colin Carr (United Kingdom)
Minna Rose Chung
(Winnipeg, Canada)
Patrick Demenga (Switzerland)
Thomas Demenga (Switzerland)
Yegor Dyachkov (Montreal, Canada)
Denise Djokic (United States)
Natalia Gutman
(Russia)
Frans Helmerson (Sweden)
Desmond Hoebig (United States)
Yuri Hooker (Winnipeg, Canada)
Paul Marleyn (Ottawa, Canada)
Shauna Rolston (Toronto, Canada)
Kirk Starkey - electric cello (Hamilton, Canada)
Jian Wang (Shanghai)
Thomas Wiebe (London, Canada)
Leanne Zacharias (Brandon, Canada)

Emerging Cellists
Rachel Mercer
(Toronto, Canada)
Yina Tong (Boston, United States)
Brian Yoon
(Texas, United States)

FINALISTS for the Zara Nelsova Memorial Award for Canadian Cellists
Christian Elliott (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Karen Ouzounian (Toronto, Canada)
Se Doo Park (New York, United States)

Other artists include:

Andrea Bell - conductor (Winnipeg, Canada)
Christopher Dungey – cello luthier (United States)
Eric Friesen - host (Amherst, Canada)
Frédéric Lacroix - Pianist (Ottawa, Canada)
Anne Manson - conductor (United States)
Alexander Mickelthwate - conductor (Winnipeg, Canada)
Jocelyn Morlock - composer (Vancouver, Canada)
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
Janet Scott-Hoyt - Pianist (Edmonton, Canada)
David Raphael Scott - Composer (Winnipeg, MB)
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Close Encounters Dates and Events:

All Close Encounters events are free.

Manitoba Hydro Place Opening
Tuesday, January 18, 12:00pm
Featuring work by KC Adams, Postcommodity and Linus Woods
Artist talk with Postcommodity and Linus Woods at 12:30pm
Location: Manitoba Hydro Place, 360 Portage Ave

Panel Discussions
Saturday, January 22, 10:45am
Candice Hopkins, Mary Anne Barkhouse, Faye HeavyShield and Nadia Myre

Saturday, January 22, 1:30pm
Lee-Ann Martin and Rebecca Belmore

Panels are presented by the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art as part of Sculptural Vocabularies: A symposium exploring the sculptural practices of contemporary Canadian women artists
Location: Winnipeg Art Gallery,
300 Memorial Blvd

(Please note that while the above panels are free to the public, all other events associated with the Sculptural Vocabularies symposium require registration and applicable fees.)
 

Exhibition Opening
Saturday, January 22, 7:00pm
Location: Close Encounters Main Exhibition Site, 109 Pacific Ave

Bus Tours
"Close Encounters of the -30 Kind: Up Close and Personal with the artists and curators of Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years"
Sunday, January 23, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Artist talks and visits to all Close Encounters venues
More information



Exhibition Closing Reception
Saturday, May 7, 7:00pm
Preview of Frontrunners exhibition
Location: URBAN SHAMAN: Contemporary Aboriginal Art, 203–290 McDermot Ave

 

Click here for the addresses of all the venues

DAY 1
Wednesday, June 15th


12:00-12:45 Cellos at the Cube: Festival Preview
Old Market Square FREE CONCERT
led by Leanne Zacharias
Featuring:  Allison Warrian, Katie Newman, Karen Sunabacka, Alexa Pilon, Zander Scott-Howard

6:45 Festival Mega Student Cello Orchestra
Westminster Church
Pre-Concert Performance, directed by Andrea Bell

7:30 Opening Gala Concert
Westminster Church
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, with host Eric Friesen,
directed by Anne Manson

Haydn Cello Concerto in D
D
esmond Hoebig

Jocelyn Morlock Aeromancy for Two Cellos and Orchestra
World premiere and Canada Council Commission
Yegor Dyachkov & Yuri Hooker

Chan Ka Nin Soulmate
Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile
Shauna Rolston

Aulis Sallinen The Nocturnal Dances of Don Juan Quixote
Paul Marleyn

Haydn Cello Concerto in C
Natalia Gutman

DAY 2
Thursday, June 16

9:30-11:00 Masterclass by Frans Helmerson
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall

11:30-1:00 Masterclass by Colin Carr
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall

2:00 The Zara Nelsova Award for Canadian Cellists Finals
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall
Cellists: Christian Elliott, Karen Ouzounian, and Se-Doo Park, with host Eric Friesen
Jury: Desmond Hoebig, Yuri Hooker and Frans Helmerson

4:15 Young Canadian Cellists present Cello Showpieces
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall
while the jury deliberates
with performances by

Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccioso
Brian Yoon with Frédéric Lacroix

Astor Piazzolla Le Grand Tango
Rachel Mercer with Frédérik Lacroix

William Bolcom Capriccio
Piatigorsky Paganini Variations
Yina Tong with Frédéric Lacroix

5:00 Award Ceremony for the Zara Nelsova Award
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall

7:30 Four Great Sonatas
Crescent Fort Rouge Church

Barber Sonata
Shauna Rolston and Janet Scott-Hoyt

Chopin Sonata
Paul Marleyn and Frédérik Lacroix

Schubert ‘Arpeggione’ Sonata
Jian Wang and Janet Scott-Hoyt

Shostakovich Sonata
Desmond Hoebig and Janet Scott-Hoyt

DAY 3
Friday, June 17th


9:30-11:00 Masterclass with Desmond Hoebig
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall

11:30-1:00 Masterclass with Natalia Gutman
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall

2:00-3:30 Mellow Cellos!
Convocation Hall

Rossini Duo for two cellos
Paul Marleyn
and Jian Wang

J. S. Bach Air on the G String for four cellos
Jian Wang
, Paul Marleyn, Shauna Rolston and Thomas Wiebe

Stravinsky Suite Italienne for four cellos
Denise Djokic, Rachel Mercer, Thomas Wiebe and Colin Carr

Mozart Marriage of Figaro for four cellos
Denise Djokic, Rachel Mercer, Thomas Wiebe and Colin Carr

Tchaikovsky Orthodox Chorale
Melli Celli - the Cellists of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra: Yuri Hooker, Rafael Hoekman, Alex Adaman, Margaret Askeland, Arlene Dahl, Carolyn Nagelberg and Emma Quakenbush

Erroll Garner Misty for three cellos
Shauna Rolston, Paul Marleyn and Thomas Wiebe

Duke Ellington It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Swing for four cellos
Brian Yoon, Rachel Mercer, Rafael Hoekman, Christian Elliott

Metallica (arr. Apocalyptica) Nothing Else Matters
Brian Yoon, Rachel Mercer, Rafael Hoekman, Christian Elliott

Queen (arr. N. Byrne) Bohemian Rhapsody for four cellos and piano
Paul Marleyn
, Brian Yoon, Thomas Wiebe and Shauna Rolston with pianist Frédéric Lacroix

4:00-5:30 From London to Paris
Convocation Hall

Thomas Demenga EFEU (2010) for solo cello
Thomas Demenga

David Myska Five Pieces for Violoncello (2008)
Thomas Wiebe

Jim Hiscott Swirl for solo cello
Minna Rose Chung

Henri Dutilleux Trois Strophes for solo cello
Patrick Demenga

J. S. Bach Chaconne in D minor for solo cello
Colin Carr

7:30 The Britten Suites - for Slava!
Crescent Fort Rouge Church
Eric Friesen, host

Britten Solo Suite no. 1
Frans Helmerson

Britten Solo Suite no. 2
Yuri Hooker

Britten Solo Suite no. 3
Denise Djokic


DAY 4
Saturday, June 18th


10:00-11:30 Traditional Cello Making
in the 21st Century
Convocation Hall FREE EVENT
by renowned US Cello Luthier Chris Dungey

12:00-12:45 New Directions
The Forks FREE CONCERT

Hidden (2008) for cello and sampler
Kirk Starkey

New Directions
Bright Sheng Tibetan Dance from Seven Tunes Heard in China
Eugene Friesen Pizzicato Etude
Nicole Lizee Event Horizon (arr: Zacharias
)
Leanne Zacharias

1:30-3:00 Artists and cellists who have inspired: Meet the Artists
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall
with Shauna Rolston, Jian Wang and Thomas Wiebe, hosted by Eric Friesen

4:00-5:30 Lux Aeterna - with Duo Demenga:
Patrick Demenga and Thomas Demenga
Manitoba Legislative Assembly (Rotunda)
FREE CONCERT
Open to the Public – Limited seating; first come first serve

Jean Barriere Sonata in G for two cellos
Patrick Demenga and Thomas Demenga

Alexander Knaifel Lux Aeterna

Barry Guy Redshift

Thomas Demenga Solo per Due
 

6:45 Pre-concert Talk by Eric Friesen
Crescent Fort Rouge Church
with readings from Eric Siblin’s bestselling book: The Cello Suites

7:30 Inspired by Bach: The Bach Solo Cello Suites by Candlelight
Crescent Fort Rouge Church

Suite no. 1
Denise Djokic

Suite no. 2
Frans Helmerson

Suite no. 3
Paul Marleyn

Suite no. 4
Yegor Dyachkov

Suite no. 5
Colin Carr

Suite no. 6
Natalia Gutman
 

DAY 5
Sunday, June 19th


9:30-10:15 Open Stage Event!
Convocation Hall FREE EVENT
All cellists young and old welcome to perform…

10:30-11:15 A Young Cellist of the Future
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall
featuring the Zara Nelsova Award Winner in Recital

12:00-12:45 The Hooked-Up Cello!
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall

Four Quartets (2011) for solo cello and live electronics
Kirk Starkey

Karen Tenaka Song of Songs with tape
Shauna Rolston

1:00-1:30 Movie: Zara Nelsova “Grand Dame of the Cello”
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall FREE EVENT

Luigi Boccherini Sonata in A for Cello and Piano
with pianist Grant Johannesen

2:30-4:30 Images of the 20th Century
Convocation Hall

Michael Matthews Duos
Leanne Zacharias and Minna Rose Chung

Michael Oesterle Studio for solo cello
Yuri Hooker

Gyorgy Ligeti Solo Sonata
Yegor Dyachkov

David Raphael Scott Trio for three cellos
Thomas Wiebe, Denise Djokic, Brian Yoon

Tan Dun Intercourse for Fire and Water 1996
Minna Rose Chung

Paul Hindemith Sonata for solo cello, Opus 25, No. 3
Natalia Gutman

6:45 Pre-concert Talk by James Manishen
Centennial Hall
on the great cellist and Winnipegger, Zara Nelsova

7:30-10:00 Gala Festival Finale
Centennial Concert Hall
Co-production with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra,
directed by Alexander Mickelthwate,with host Eric Friesen
and The International Cello Festival of Canada Orchestra of Cellists

Vivaldi Concerto for Two Cellos
Paganini Variations
Patrick Demenga and Thomas Demenga

Respighi Adagio con Variazione
Denise Djokic

Schostakovich Cello Concerto no. 1
Jian Wang

Rococo Variations
Colin Carr

Saint-Saens Cello Concerto
Frans Helmerson

Popper Requiem

Song of the Birds (Trad.)
The Festival Cello Orchestra


Artists, repertoire, location, dates and times are all subject to change.
 

 

High Resolution Images

Postcommodity, Repellent Eye (Winnipeg) 2011, rubber,  ten feet diameter, collection of the Postcommodity. Photo credit: Jason Grubb, Camerawerks, Phoenix AZ.
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Mary Anne Barkhouse, The Four Horses of the Apocalypse and the Donkey of Eternal Salvation, (detail), 2008, installation, varying dimensions  photo by: David Barbour
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Mary Anne Barkhouse, The Four Horses of the Apocalypse and the Donkey of Eternal Salvation, (detail), 2008, installation, varying dimensions  photo by: David Barbour
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Wally Dion, Thunderbird, 2008, 121 x 296 x 9.4cm
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Wally Dion, Thunderbird, 2008, 121 x 296 x 9.4cm
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Brett Graham, Te Hokioi, 2008,  Installation, varying dimensions
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Brett Graham, Te Hokioi, 2008,  Installation, varying dimensions
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Marja Helander, Mount Annivaara Utsjoki, 2002 , c-print,  117x93cm
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KC Adams, Circuit City II, 2007,  Digital print, Collection of the artist, 20” x 20” , Collection of the artist
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Reuben Patterson, Nigh, 2005, Diamond dust and glitter on canvas, 1900 x 1900 mm
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Lisa Reihana, Hinepukohurangi from Digital Marae (detail) 2001, Colour photograph mounted on aluminium, 200 x 100cm, Collection: The artist
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Lisa Reihana, Mahuika from Digital Marae (detail) 2001, Colour photograph mounted on aluminium, 200 x 100cm, Collection: The artist
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"Close Encounters of the -30 Kind: Up Close and Personal with the artists and curators of Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years"

Sunday, January 23, 12:00pm-5:30pm
The Close Encounters bus tour will take its audience to all Close Encounters venues to hear curators and artists speak about the work.

Bus tours are FREE like all Close Encounters events
Tours begin and end at Manitoba Hydro Place, 360 Portage Ave
If you wish to reserve a spot on a bus for the whole tour, please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

If you wish to attend individual artist talks, please consult the following schedule:


  

12:00 p.m.  Manitoba Hydro Place, 460 Portage Ave
     Curator Lee-Ann Martin, Postcommodity

1:00 p.m.    Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd
      Faye HeavyShield

1:00 p.m. Close Encounters Main Exhibition Site, 109 Pacific Ave
      Michael Belmore
, Reuben Paterson, Colleen Cutschall, Doug Smarch Jr.

1:30 p.m.    Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, 460 Portage Ave
      Kent Monkman, Lisa Reihana, Jeffrey Gibson, Skawenatti, Brett Graham

2:15 p.m. Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd
        Faye Heavyshield

2:30 p.m. Plug In ICA, 460 Portage Ave
        Kent Monkman, Lisa Reihana, Jeffrey Gibson, Skawenatti, Brett Graham

3:30 p.m.    Close Encounters Main Exhibition Site
    Michael Belmore, Reuben Paterson, Colleen Cutschall, Doug Smarch Jr.

4:45 p.m.    Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert St
         Rosalie Favell 

For more information contact Jaya @ 942-1034 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
 

 

DECEMBER SCHEDULE

Wednesday, December 1
4:OOpm – 9:00pm Clay Club
6:00pm - 10:00pm Video Club

Thursday, December 2
6:00pm – 8:00pm Sketch Club
Open Video Club
6:00pm – 10:00pm Dream Catchers
6:30pm - 8:00pm THROWDOWN Hip Hop Music Video

Friday, December 3
4:OOpm – 9:00pm Clay Club
6:00pm - 10:00pm Beading 6-10
Movie Nite!

Saturday, December 4
1:30pm -9:00pm - NYRC Open

Sunday, December 5
12:00pm - 6:00pm THROWDOWN Hip Hop Music Video

Monday, December 6
COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
3:30pm - 5:30pm Open Studio
6:00pm – 10:00pm Large Mural Paintings with Jason
5:00pm – 7:00pm Creative Expressions

Tuesday, December 7
3:30pm - 5:30pm Open Studio
6:00pm – 10:00pm Large Mural Paintings with Jason
6:00pm – 10:00pm Graffiti Club with Brad

Wednesday, December 8
4:00pm – 9:00pm Clay Club
6:00pm-10:00pm Video Club Guest Artist Jordan Molaro

Thursday, December 9
3:30pm -5:30pm Open Studio
5:00pm -7:30pm Lighting Up the AVENUE
8:00pm – 10:00pm Music Club

Friday, December 10
4:00pm -9:00pm Clay Club
6:00pm – 10:00pm Beading 6-10
Movie Nite!

Saturday, December 11
1:30pm-9pm - NYRC Open

Monday, December 13
3:30pm - 5:30pm Open Studio
6:00pm - 10:00pm Nightmare before X-Mas Animations
6:00pm - 10:00pm Moccasin-Finishing
5:30pm - 7:30pm Creative Expressions
Guest Speaker Ashley D

Tuesday, December 14
3:30pm - 5:30pm Open Studio
6:00pm - 10:00pm Nightmare before X-Mas Animations
6:00pm – 10:00pm Graffiti Club with Brad

Wednesday, December 15
4:00pm – 9:00pm Clay Club Gift Mugs with Elise
6:00pm - 10:00pm Video Club Guest Artist Jordan Molaro

Thursday December 16
3:30pm - 5:30pm Open Studio
6:00pm – 8:00pm Sketch Club
6:00pm – 10:00pm Open Video Club
8:00pm – 10:00pm Music Club

Friday, December 17
4:00pm – 9:00pm Clay Club Gift Mugs with Elise
6:00pm – 10:00pm Beading
Movie Nite!

Saturday, December 18
1:30pm - 9:00pm - NYRC Open

Monday, December 20
COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
3:30pm - 5:30pm Open Studio
6:00pm – 10:00pm Personalized Holiday Stockings
6:00pm - 10:00pm Moccasin-Finishing
5:30pm - 7:30pm Creative Expressions

Tuesday, December 21
3:30pm - 5:30pm Open Studio
6:00pm – 10:00pm Personalized Holiday Stockings
6:00pm – Winter Solstice Feast
6:00pm – 10:00pm Graffiti Club with Brad

Wednesday, December 22
4:00pm – 9:00pm Clay Club Gift Mugs with Elise
6:00pm – 10:00pm Holiday movies Video Club

Thursday, December 23
6:00pm – 8:00pm Sketch Club
6:00pm – 10:00pm Open Video Club
8:00pm – 10:00pm Music Club
6:00pm – 10:00pm Make your own Christmas Gift
SPAR GAMES - 4 Volunteers

Friday, December 24
6:00pm – 10:00pm Make your own Christmas Gift
4:00pm -9:00pm Clay Club
6:00pm – 10:00pm Beading 6-10
Movie Nite!

December 25 – December 31 CLOSED
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

These are just some of the great moments captured during the My City's Still Breathing Symposium. Look for our legacy document which will be out in March!

All photos are taken by Leif Norman

Gallery

First day in the WAG Auditorium Winnipeg Arts Council Board Chair Dr. Moti Shojania welcomes the crowd Director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery Dr. Stephen Borys welcomes the crowd Winnipeg Arts Council Executive Director Carol Phillips welcomes the crowd Jon Hawkes delivers his keynote address Jon Hawkes delivers his keynote address Jon Hawkes delivers his keynote address Random Acts of Dance with Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers Random Acts of Dance with Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers Random Acts of Dance with Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers Random Acts of Dance with Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers Random Acts of Dance with Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers Random Acts of Dance with Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers Jon Hawkes Simon Evans delivers his keynote address Simon Evans delivers his keynote address Simon Evans delivers his keynote address John Waters' book John Waters Noam Gonick hosts an evening with John Waters John K. Samson performs John K. Samson performs John Waters performs John Waters performs John Waters signs books John Waters signs books Catherine Hunter reads  Lancelot Coar introduces Mark Kingwell Mark Kingwell delivers his keynote    WCCC 2010 Manager Dominic Lloyd and Art City's Eddie Ayoub Jon Hawkes talks to Simon Evans Symposium coordinator Mary Reid with Administrative Assistant Kerri-Lynn Reeves Alan Freeman presents as part of Cultural Cities Mark J. Stern presents as part of Cultural Cities Will Straw presents as part of the Cultural Cities panel Symposium attendees have their cards read by the Winnipeg Tarot Company Winnipeg Tarot Company performs readings Winnipeg Tarot Company stage manager Grant McDonald Symposium attendees have their cards read by the Winnipeg Tarot Company   Panel discussion City WithART Panel discussion City WithART Immony Men and Maegan Broadhurst present as part of the City as Generator panel Sharon B. Moor presents as part of the City as Generator panel Gus Rogerson presents as part of the City WithART panel Dyan Marie presents as part of the City WithART panel Barbara Koenen presents as part of the City Dep(art)ment panel Dominique Rey presents a workshop on slowness Nils Norman presents as part of the Art in Discounted Spaces panel Matthew Lennon presents as part of  the City Dep(art)ment panel Symposium reception at Plug In ICA Symposium reception at Plug In ICA Symposium reception at Plug In ICA Symposium reception at Plug In ICA Symposium reception at Plug In ICA Symposium reception at Plug In ICA Symposium reception at Plug In ICA Symposium reception at Plug In ICA Symposium reception at Plug In ICA Symposum reception at Plug In ICA Dr. Jino Distasio introduces Larry Beasley Larry Beasley delivers his keynote address             Transient Exposition Donald Clinton presents as a part of the Skywalks and Suburbia panel Jon Paul Fiorentino presents as part of the Skywalks and Suburbia panel    Transient Exposition Transient Exposition Transient Exposition Transient Exposition Transient Exposition Transient Exposition Transient Exposition Transient Exposition Transient Exposition Transient Exposition Transient Exposition Transient Exposition Transient Exposition Transient Exposition Transient Exposition Transient Exposition Deb Patterson presents as part of Performing the City Robert Houle presents as part of Uncovering the City  Graham van Wyk presents as part of Lasting Impressions   Lize Mogel presents as part of Lasting Impressions     Robert Enright in conversation with Eric Fischl Robert Enright in conversation with Eric Fischl Robert Enright in conversation with Eric Fischl Jennifer Keesmat leads the wrap-up session Jon Hawkes and Barbara Koenen as part of the wrap-up session

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