2021 Exhibitions

It's Never Too Late

January 8-29, 2021

Barry and Judy Danard

Opening Reception

January 8, 2021

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Teaching has always been a passion for Barry & Judy Danard but when retirement loomed, new opportunities presented themselves in the form of art. Barry started with oils, Judy with watercolour. The pieces often differ in style, media, and inspiration.

Barry’s paintings are representational and often feature the prairie skies. They also show the influence of the Group of Seven with color choice and style.

Judy’s paintings are usually representational, but she loves to experiment with different media. Watercolour and acrylic are her favorite media. Her paintings often feature animals.

Manitoba Moments

February 5-27, 2021

Textile & Fibre Artists of Manitoba

In any season, rural or urban, Manitoba is a beautiful province. TFAM members have recreated their special moment or memory of Manitoba in fibre. Which one will resonate with you?

Afterword - A Book Project

March 5-26, 2021

Drawn Together

Featuring the work of:

Katharine Bruce

Amy Buehler

Susana Danyliuk

Anne Fallis

Colleen Granger

Mary Lowe

Lisa Lysack

Gerry Oliver

Rosemarie Peloquin

Opening Reception

March 5, 2021

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Drawn Together is a collective of women artists in Manitoba working in diverse mediums. For this project each artist read a variety of books written by women authors from Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Based on connections discovered through these readings, a book or series was selected by each individual and visual artwork was created in response. The resulting pieces are an array of work that display the complexities of women's experience.

Blessings Buried in the

Broken Pieces

April 2—30, 2021

Jill and Reg Sawatzky

Opening Reception

April 2, 2021

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

An impressive partnering of these creative and talented artists will make this one of our must see exhibitions of the year. Jill’s attention to detail and expert use of charcoal and graphite bring her work to life. Reg’s unique photographic eye will pull you into his images and captivate your attention.

Prairie Days

May 7 to 28, 2021

Hélène Blanchet

This exhibition features a series of folk art quilts by Nova Scotia artist Hélène Blanchet. Each quilt features textile elements in hand sewing, embroidery and beading. The exhibit reflects the feelings and experiences of Blanchet’s recent move from Nova Scotia to Calgary. In keeping with the traditional arts, all her work is hand-made.

Love Letter to Myself

June 4-June 25, 2021

Jessie Jannuska

Opening Reception

June 4, 2021

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

This work is rooted in female Indigenous empowerment. Jannuska is looking at the female Indigenous form to de-eroticize it and help re-establish a respect for female bodies. A powerful exhibition revealing strength and healing through art.

Into the Wind

July 1-30, 2021

Jan Jenkins

Into the Wind is a series of artworks and poem that are based on the artists reoccurring dream. In the dream Jan rises from the ground and flies over land toward distant horizons. The dream is powerful and represents freedom from fears and anxiety, courage to experience unexplored new horizons, remaining calm and confident while faced with the unknown and hopeful of new beginnings. The “In The Wind” poem and art series explores her initial pen and ink zenwork “In The Wind”.

Jim Hawkins

Killarney, Manitoba

Just Shoot Me

The Photographic Talents of Our

Local & Regional Photographers

Featuring the work of Sandy Phillips, Stacey Shackel, Jim Hawkins, Hilda Reimer, Suzanne Paddock and Brenda Klassen

August 6-27, 2021

Opening reception August 6, 2021

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

We are pleased to have this unique opportunity to present the work of our local and regional photographers. The photographs will include a wide range of subject matter and photographic techniques. We are particularly honoured to present the work of Brenda Klassen (1955-2017) whose talents were taken from us far too soon.

Where My Brush Takes Me

September 3 - 24, 2021

Margaret Riddell

Margaret Riddell is a painter and a writer, and approaches painting as an opportunity to tell a story or provoke the imagination. Her favourite themes involve the use of perspective. Her paintings are characteristically bright and bold with careful attention to detail. Although she prefers realism, she enjoys the occasional piece of modern whimsy. She also experiments with the use of geometric planes and shapes incorporated into common objects.

Multi-Grains of Energy

October 1 - 29, 2021

Naomi Gerrard

For a number of years Naomi has been exploring the energy of the prairies while celebrating the importance of our prairie agriculture. She is inspired by the potential surging life of the individual grains planted annually in our prairies which change the vast prairie landscape annually from the planting season to the harvest season. She incorporates these grains in her mixed media art works using about 18 different grains that are grown in our prairies.

“In remembrance lies the secret of redemption."

- Baal Shem Tov

Community Art

November 5 - 26, 2021

There is no way to know where we will be in November 2021. But it is likely that many people in our communities will have been touched by tragedy, death, and grief in many different forms.

November is the month of remembrance. This year, we invite our community, through art, to share their memories and reflections about the losses they have experienced. Perhaps it is a loved one who has died, a loss of a tradition, or even a way of life that can no longer be sustained. It could be about those who have fought for us on the front lines during war time or during the pandemic. Or it could be for those who have marched for peace , justice or equality. For more information about how to be a part of this exhibition, please contact us at the Heritage Home for the Arts.

Soft Sculpture

December 3, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Rosemarie Péloquin

Rosemarie is an artist from Ste Rose-du-Lac Manitoba who sculpts wool – hand needle-felted figurative art. She is drawn to ordinary people, those who make up the wallpaper of everyday life.

You will most often find her surrounded by mounds of wool, using her barbed wands to sculpt faces and hands. She tries to be open and work with the will of the materials, allowing herself to be receptive to the push and pull of the wool, sculpting intuitively to give voice to the spiritual elements within. The creation feels like a collaboration.