The RAMP artists
Rural Arts Mentorship Program (RAMP) Exhibition
Opening party: Thursday, September 19, 2019, 7-9pm at Community Gallery, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon
Exhibition continues Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm until Saturday, November 9, 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 the 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.