The RAMP artists

Showcases and Exhibitions


  • August 8, 2019 – August 27, 2019
  • ArtsForward Centre, Neepawa

Rural Arts Mentorship Program (RAMP) Exhibition
Opening party Thursday, August 8, 2019, 6-8pm at ArtsForward Centre, Neepawa
Exhibition continues until Tuesday, August 27, 2019

This exhibition features work by artists Gwen Baryla, Yvette Cuthbert, Tara Leach, Lisa Lysack and Heather Martens Rempel, participants in the 2018-2019 Rural Artists Mentorship Program, co-produced by MAWA and Manitoba Arts Network. This group of Westman artists convened in Neepawa at ArtsForward under the guidance of mentor Elvira Finnigan.

The artwork in Inter5ections reflects the different approaches each artist uses to express a world view: as women and members of communities impacted by diverse physical and psychological factors. The five came together as strangers, unaware of each other’s work, and in the process have become artist-colleagues. Over the course of the RAMP program, they have challenged each other to examine their work with new eyes, expand their art practices through experimentation and develop bodies of work.