Some of the RAMP:Central team! From left to right: Tammy Hendrickx, Wanda Friesen, Barb Flemington, Bonnah Rachul, Robert Greenlay, Sharon Loeppky, Annette Henderson. Missing from photo: Lee Beaton and Vance Reed.
Rural Arts Mentorship Program: Central
- Dates: October 2014 – March 2015
The participants of the Rural Artists Mentorship Program (RAMP), based at the Tiger Hills Art Association in Holland, Manitoba, under the leadership of mentor Barb Flemington, are pleased to announce they will be exhibiting their work at the Pembina Hills Art Gallery in Morden, September-November 2015. Details to follow.
MAWA partnered with Manitoba Arts Network (MAN) on a mentorship serving the needs of artists in western Manitoba. Thanks to special funding from the Manitoba Arts Council, mentor Barb Flemington worked with eight rural artists of all genders, in a program based at the Tiger Hills Art Association in Holland, Manitoba, from October 2014 – March 2015. MAWA welcomed program participants Lee Beaton, Wanda Friesen, Robert Greenlay, Annette Henderson, Tammy Hendricx, Sharon Loeppky, Bonnie Rachul and Vance Reed.
Barb Flemington is a rural artist herself, living just south of Brandon. She works in mixed media and installation, and has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally, most recently in a solo show at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba. She has been an art educator at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, an instructor at Brandon University and a Mentor for MAWA in the Foundation Mentorship Program. Having lived in rural Manitoba, she has experienced the isolation rural artists can face and can share the strategies she has used to build and develop a professional art practice.