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Artists respond to colourful (or lack thereof) challenge
Black and white, or very colourful.
That was the mandate that Bev Morton, owner of Wayne Arthur Gallery gave to artists who wanted to participate in her annual group show.
Almost 60 artists were up to the task, with their art currently adorning the walls of the St. Boniface gallery, along with a short story explaining each piece.
The show — aptly named Black and White or Very Colourful — runs until Wed., Dec. 28.
Morton said she enjoys picking themes for the group shows, but likes to leave lots of room for creativity.
"Every theme that I’ve had has always been as open as possible," she said. "I want to be inclusive, not exclusive."
Rosemary Miguez, a Wolseley-based artist who submitted an abstract black-and-white painting to the show, said city artists appreciate Morton’s efforts to be inclusive.
"She opens the door for us," said Miguez, explaining it can be hard for artists to find space to show their art.
"No matter where we live in the city, this is our neighbourhood."
Susan Andrusco, a St. Boniface resident who is fairly new to Winnipeg, said she has found the Wayne Arthur Gallery to be a gathering spot.
She said since the art in Morton’s gallery is all produced by Manitoba artists, visiting is a good way to be introduced to the province’s art scene.
"Bev’s a real jewel on Provencher," she said.
Wayne Arthur Gallery is located at 186 Provencher Blvd., and is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, visit www.waynearthurgallery.com.
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