The RAMP artists

Showcases and Exhibitions


  • September 26, 2019 – November 8, 2019
  • Community Gallery, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon

Rural Arts Mentorship Program (RAMP) Exhibition

Opening party: Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7:30pm at Community Gallery, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon
Exhibition continues Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm until Friday, November 8, 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.