Like most Mennonites, Margruite Krahn knew women on southern Manitoba farms once hand-painted their homes with lively and colourful designs. But it wasn’t until the Neubergthal artist became involved with a local housebarn preservation that she began to truly see these floors for herself. That was several years ago, while serving as chair of the
You know a place has become very special to you when you find yourself making art about it. That’s the position Colleen Granger, who lives on a farm south of Brandon with her husband and two teenage daughters, finds herself in. Over the past eight years, she’s been pursuing a degree in fine arts from
Over the past eight years, Colleen Granger has been pursuing a degree in fine arts from Brandon University, and her final thesis exhibit was inspired by her time on the family farm.
Some know a great artist grew up on a farm near here and was inspired by the Interlake landscape around them. But not many. Later this month, a small local citizens’ group hopes to begin to change that by unveiling a monument dedicated to Canadian artist William Kurelek. The site is at the corner of
You might say it was a uniquely Manitoba moment that brought together Jake Goertzen and a non-profit association helping artists. The sculptor from Horndean, Man., was hauling a nine-foot, 2,000-lb. metal bison on a flatdeck down Winnipeg’s Pembina Highway, when the marketing manager for Uniquely Manitoba caught up with him. Since 2004, the organization has