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Glenna Evans Mulvihill is looking forward to sharing a collective voice.
Evans Mulvihill, a professional visual artist and art educator, is one of four collaborating artists that are part of an upcoming exhibit called Collective Voices, which will be held at cre8ery gallery, located at 125 Adelaide St.
The other exhibiting artists are Elena El, Roberta Laliberté, and Dave Marshall. The show will run from April 20 to May 2, and there will be an opening reception on April 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The premise of the exhibit is that an eclectic group of Manitoba artists are coming together to share their voices to create a compelling story by sharing works of art showcasing various mediums and styles.
Evans Mulvihill, who lives in St. Vital, said her work in the show represents, in certain ways, a subtle shift in direction. Her part of the show is titled Unraveled.
"The collection of acrylic mixed media works that I’ve developed for this show, in particular, is a departure from my landscapes," said Evans Mulvihill, who attended the faculty of fine arts at the University of Manitoba and has taught for nearly 20 years in both the Louis Riel School Division, and privately.
"I’m still showcasing an interest in Manitoba’s big and moody prairie skies, it marries my texturing multi-layered technique with vanishing point perspective, emphasized in the architectural culture of urban Winnipeg’s infamous Exchange District."
Evans Mulvihill said it’s crucial for her to create and sustain an artistic space whenever and whenever possible, and she’s worked hard to make creative spaces that she calls sanctuaries.
"My studios keep expanding, and are now my full-time career. Between my space in Dunnottar in the Interlake in the summer months and my home studio in Elm Park — watch for the Red House Spring Show and Sale at the end of May — these are my creative sanctuaries, where my creative insides are let loose," she said.
"After completely gutting the original home, my studio is compiled practically with upcycled fence boards, tools and supplies, great lighting and studio and workshop space with additional rooms for inventory — I produce upwards of 200 works a year — and the tech side of the art business. I am an environmentalist, and it’s important to me to me that my art practices reflect that, so everything in the studio is reused, repurposed and recycled. I work not only with acrylic paintings, but also driftwood, wine bottles, old glass windows, beach glass, and vintage materials. My husband uses old fences to build the beautiful frame for my landscapes."
Evans Mulvihill is also a new instructor at the landmark Forum Art Centre in St. Boniface, and is currently instructing sessions focusing on abstract acrylic landscapes.
"It is great to be involved with this well-established creative space, and the people have been so warm and receptive. It is always a good feeling to be able to be involved, share, and develop relationships in one’s own community," Evans Mulvihill said.
On that note, she will be holding a series of workshops that will run at the same time as Collective Voices. Visit gemartwinnipeg.com to learn more about the workshops and the artist.
Go online at www.cre8ery.com for more information about the exhibition and the gallery.
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