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First Fridays | Creative Collaborations
February 2 at5:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Unleash creativity and celebrate community! Join Creative Manitoba’s diverse and exciting Exchange Arts Incubator participants for a vibrant blend of community collage, a captivating mini-exhibit by Yvette Rochon and Solange Roy, and a hands-on printmaking workshop with Emma Mayer. Located on the fourth floor of our Creative Manitoba space, this will be a fun evening of inventive ideas and a great opportunity to craft a little art of your own!
5:30 – 8 pm * Community Collage
5:30 – 8 pm * Mini-Exhibit by Solange Roy and Yvette Rochon
5:45 – 8 pm * Printmaking workshop with Emma Mayer
About Yvette Rochon:
Yvette was inspired to do this art piece by the many fun board games she created in collaboration with her sister, while they were growing up in Seven Sisters Falls, Manitoba. The piece is a three-dimensional collage of different toys, games and game pieces, which she associates with children playing. She encourages everyone who views this art piece to play, explore and fidget with its many interactive features.
About Solange Roy:
Solange Roy is a queer, francophone, Indigenous ceramic artist living and working in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Solange obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours from the University of Manitoba in 2022. She won the People’s Choice award at the BFA Honours exhibition with her installation titled Table for One which featured several lifelike ceramic dessert sculptures. The centrepiece of this installation, a 3-tiered cake sculpture titled You Want a Piece of Me?, won the provincial prize for the BMO 1st Art! National Competition and was featured in an exhibition at the University of Toronto. Solange was the Fall 2023 artist in residence at Casa Art Center in Lethbridge, Alberta. She conducted a two-day workshop and an artist talk for the community, and her work was exhibited at the end of her residence at Casa.
About Emma Mayer:
Emma Mayer is a multidisciplinary artist and art instructor born and raised on Treaty 1 Territory, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Emma has exhibited work across Winnipeg in both group and solo shows since 2013. Currently, Emma works across a variety of different media including video, sculpture, installation, printmaking and drawing.