June 4, 7:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Small Works Gallery Opening: Showing Raw Elegance
Cindy Davidson sees the world as a bountiful color scheme with raw undercurrents of texture. She sees color and its connection to emotion and its healing energy. Experimenting with different techniques, she is excited about pushing each painting to a “higher level”. She invites you to connect with the feeling of each painting and gain some peace and understanding from its presentation.
Cindy was born and raised in Winnipeg, where she lives with her two teenage children.
June 5, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Mennonite is the Name, Evil and Deception are the Game: An Autobiography
Out of the darkness of secrets and lies – many years later – the truth emerged. This is the story of Wilhelm and Olga Loewen, their children (Willy, Vera, Walter, Heidi, Robert) and the family owned businesses (The Piano House Ltd., Yamaha Canada Music Ltd.) as told from the perspective of Heidi Loewen.
Meet the Composer featuring Glenn Buhr
June 5, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Glenn Buhr is a composer, music curator and producer, band leader, and improvisational pianist. He became known in Canada in the mid-80’s when the Toronto and Montreal Symphony Orchestras first championed his work, and in the mid-90s as front man, with conductor Bramwell Tovey, of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival.
He was Composer-in-Residence with the WSO and curator of the New Music Festival from 1990 to 1996. Buhr has received commissions from many important performers and ensembles worldwide.
He works with novelist/playwright/lyricist Margaret Sweatman as musical director of their group The Broken Songs Band. Sweatman and Buhr won a Genie Award for their song When Wintertime from the film Seven Times Lucky.
June 5, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Paddling in Peeptoes
Being a subscriber to Vanity Fair and Vogue and having a mild obsession with Lady Gaga, Allison Marinelli's love affair for the outdoors often got pushed to the side. She conducted her research in a canoe trip over the 20 km Mantario trail.
With Paddling in Peeptoes, Allison was able to marry her two great loves, and prove that you can wear stilettos and still enjoy a good old fashioned canoe trip.
Allison Marinelli is a Broadcast Journalist for Kidela Capital Group, a multimedia news company focused on sharing the stories of start-up businesses. She completed her degree in Creative Communications at Red River College. She majored in journalism with a diploma from Red River and a degree from the joint program with the University of Winnipeg.