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August 2021

Lavender Menace

August 1 - November 30
Graffiti Gallery, 109 Higgins Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0B5 Canada
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Free

Lavender Menace, a term first rooted in the American lesbian women’s movement for inclusion within feminism, now allows two pairs of Indigenous artists to gather, connect, and nourish each other’s growth to thrive as natural beings in ever-changing, estranged, rigid, urban environments. Metis artist, Chanelle Lajoie, mentors Ella G. in photography, capturing medicine and bodies amongst varying landscapes. Anishinaabe artist, Kiana Compton, mentors Sadie H.-C. in painting, referencing the natural and native elements of the nearby location, painting floral patterns…

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Earth’s Mother: Artist Mothers at MAWA Virtual Exhibition

August 1 - September 28
Free

A Virtual Exhibition of Works by Artist Mothers May 7 - August 28, 2021, on Facebook and Instagram Artist mothers juggle motherhood and the balance of their artistic practice. Caregiving can be associated with not being taken seriously as artists. Sadly, some women give up artmaking completely. Some return once the nest becomes empty. Some refuse to choose. Regardless we remain creators. The acts and demands of child-rearing are exhausting and challenging, but we make it work. Mothers stand united. We are giving back,…

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When Veins Meet Like Rivers; ᑲᑎᓐᓂᖅ / okhížata / maadawaan

August 20 - December 17
Plug In ICA, Unit 1, 460 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0E8 Canada
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Free

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is honoured to announce When Veins Meet Like Rivers; ᑲᑎᓐᓂᖅ / okhížata / maadawaan an exhibition featuring asinnajaq, Kite and Dayna Danger, which will take place in our galleries from August 20 until December 17, 2021. Submit. Resist. Care. Heal. Sharing and being transparent was the starting point of the work and always offering what felt true. Traditionalists might balk at the lack of formal evidence, but the silence was the language of trust…

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September 2021

Tailings Pool, a temporary public art project by Tsēmā Igharas

September 17 - October 3
87 Higgins Ave Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B0B3 Canada + Google Map
Free

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art’s STAGES 2021 biennial is pleased to present Tailings Pool, a temporary public art project by Tsēmā Igharas, which will take place offsite at 87 Higgins Ave from September 17 to October 3, 2021. An inviting, shimmery turquoise pool of water or a festering cesspool of toxicity? That is the question being offered by Tsēmā, whose work satirizes our insatiable consumption of natural resources. Hiding in plain sight, making it all seem safe, are bodies…

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Musical Cities: New York

September 22 - September 29
$50

“Musical Cities” returns this fall with a journey to one of the most vibrant and exciting cultural destinations in North America, New York City. New York started to grow as an artistic centre in the 1830s with the rise of musical societies and concert series. The New York Philharmonic was formed in 1842, and the Metropolitan Opera House opened in the late 1880s with performances of Italian opera, followed soon after by Carnegie Hall. The first renowned classical composers to…

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VP Learning Laboratories: Making Environmental Data Meaningful

September 23 at7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Unit 300-100 Arthur Street + Google Map
$25

Environmental Data is often an abstract concept, detached from the complexities of the space or situation it describes. Using citizen science, coding and making, Michael creates narratives for environment data that produce an emotional and relatable dimension. Working with a variety of coding languages, data is brought to life through performance and interactive sculptures. Michael will give an overview of his practice, focusing on works that involve environmental data and will highlight some tools and techniques he uses to transcribe…

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Within Otherness Glodi Bahati Curated by Mahlet Cuff

September 27 - October 28
Take Home BIPOC Arts House, 622-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Canada
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Free

Within Otherness serves as a visual quest, grappling with the fact that I could not escape the feeling of loneliness no matter how hard I tried, this void was a shapeshifter, it changed and revised itself. Lonesomeness is simply a part of the human experience, I instead had to find beauty in it, cohabitate with it and find some semblance of joy through it. To paraphrase the words of Solange, this is me lifting the veil, I'm ready to be…

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StudioWorks Musical Theatre Academy

September 30, 2021 - May 31, 2022
Zoom, https://zoom.us/ + Google Map
Free

We are excited to focus on several showcase performance opportunities including a tribute concert, cabaret night, fundraising performances, and community outreach shows. The highlight this coming year is the continuation of Broadway Without Borders. This special program connects our company with another international musical theatre young company. This past year we joined forces with a theatre company in Riverside, California and the project was a huge success. We are currently in talks with Operation Triple Threat from Barbados to create an original collaborative project. The Academy is specifically geared…

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Dancing in the Streets: The Motown Records Story

September 30 at7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$25

The music of Motown played an instrumental part in popular music’s history. Find out how an African-American entrepreneur and a collection of Detroit singers and musicians transformed popular music. Sit back and relax with your favourite snacks and invite friends from anywhere to join in on the fun!

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October 2021

Mothering a solo exhibition by L. Zastre

October 1 at7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
329 Cumberland ave, 329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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Free

AANM is proud to present Mothering a solo exhibition by L. Zastre. L. Zastre is a self-educated artist, social justice and mental health advocate, survivor and mother living with a disability on Treaty 1 Land. Through the use of pencil, ink and paper, L.Zastre explores themes of motherhood from a diverse perspective. This exhibition will be available to view online at https://aanm.ca/online-exhibitions/ after October 1, 2021. On October 1, 2021 join AANM for the opening reception which will be an…

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Family Music Mornings

October 7 - October 28
$60

Introduce your children to early musical concepts such as keeping time and matching pitch using familiar nursery rhymes and silly songs. We will sing, groove, and play along to music in a space where each child can participate at their own level. This group is a great option for siblings and caregivers to explore music together. FAMILY MUSIC MORNINGS AGES 1-4 YRS VIRTUAL THURSDAYS: 9:30 am – 10:15 am | October 7 – 28 COST: $60 | INSTRUCTOR: McKenna Ogg…

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Indigenous Arts | Write Over Here – Fall 2021

October 11 - October 29
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Box 1020 Box 1020
Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5 Canada
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Free

This 3-week self-directed Indigenous Arts residency will invite writers to engage in an active writing program, both in their community and on the Banff Centre campus. Online gatherings during the community phase will be scheduled to bring everyone together to connect and share. Participants will be able to choose to participate either online from their community or on campus for the first two weeks. The final week will see all participants meeting on campus to share readings and have deeper…

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Musical Storytime

October 16 - October 20
Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts, 515 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3E9 Canada
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$90

What can we find as we tiptoe through the forest, fly through space, or zoom around in a car? This group will explore a new theme each week through singing, movement, crafts, and books. This hands-on group is a fun and engaging place to introduce your children to early musical concepts such as basic rhythms and matching pitch. **Please note that since this is an in-person class, all children participating must be accompanied by a fully-vaccinated adult. Proof of vaccination…

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VP Learning Laboratories – Creating Virtual Worlds

October 20 at7:00 pm
Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Unit 300-100 Arthur Street + Google Map
Free

Having spent time in and out of virtual worlds for over 20 years, this past year of relative isolation led me back in. Through this period I have realized the incredible potential for art making within user generated avatar based virtual worlds. I have been performing live sound with an exact replica of my loom built by a friend who I met in world. I've also been DJing, building immersive installations and filming short films as part of a genre…

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Adventure Filmmakers Workshop

October 30 - November 8
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Box 1020 Box 1020
Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5 Canada
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Free

The Adventure Filmmakers Workshop is an exceptional chance for independent and emerging filmmakers to advance their skills under the guidance of two of the world’s premier and proven adventure filmmakers, Keith Partridge and Michael Brown. During a jam-packed 10 days in the fall, participants will hone their craft, strengthen their skills, and network with fellow filmmakers, industry insiders, and decision-makers. This all takes place in the scenic mountains of Banff National Park on Treaty 7 Territory within the core of…

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November 2021

Literary Arts | Fall Writers Session Online 2021

November 29 - December 6
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Box 1020 Box 1020
Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5 Canada
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$25.00

Overview This 7-day online residency provides thematic teaching from faculty members, Q&A sessions and one-on-one workshopping. Instructors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that participants may be encountering with their writing across genre. What does the program offer? This program session will allow writers across genre to explore craft, voice and workshop their manuscripts with exceptional faculty Farzana Doctor and Orlando White. Faculty will share their own work, present talks and field questions about craft, and work with writers to…

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December 2021

Dance Artist in Residence 2021 | In-person

December 6 - December 17
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Box 1020 Box 1020
Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5 Canada
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Free

The Dance Artist in Residence program is offered specifically for dance artists and companies of all genres to have focused time for the creation and development of new works. The residency is designed for artists in the creation phase of new works, with minimal in-house technical support in Banff Centre’s studio spaces. This program is designed to bring a number of dance companies to Banff Centre’s campus at the same time, to work on their respective projects and enjoy the…

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