January 14, 2012


Please join us for the opening reception of Hovercraft 
on January 19 at 7:30 pm 
at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, 710 Rosser Avenue, Brandon. 
There will be snacks, a thematic cake, and a musical performance by Shotgun Jimmie. 

The exhibition will remain open to the public, with various workshops and events, until March 30.  Everybody is welcome to attend workshops, or come during regular gallery hours to work on their own projects. 

Hovercraft is an exhibition of work by Manitoba’s new wave of craft-utilizing artists, 
co-curated by Jenny Western and Kerri-Lynn Reeves.

The exhibition challenges traditional notions of craft and art by hovering just above 
their presumed boundaries. Hovercraft showcases some of the most exciting new work 
being made by emerging artists: Takashi Iwasaki, Jeanette Johns, Heather Komus, 
Chantel Mierau, Kristin Nelson, Jennie O’Keefe, and Suzie Smith.

Bringing together elements of embroidery, woodworking, paper-making, weaving, 
doll making, performance, video, and multi-media, these dynamic artists demonstrate 
fresh perspectives on the relationship of art and craft.

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