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GALLERY BALL 2017 On October 14, the WAG sparkled with nearly 400 people at the annual Gallery Ball. It was a stunning night with new and old friends connecting while discovering diverse colours, flowers, and textures reflecting this year’s Haute Couture theme. The best part of the Ball is that all funds raised ensure young people have the opportunity to explore their creativity through the WAG’s education and outreach programs. Thank you to all who attended — you make it possible for children in our community to broaden their horizons through art.

clockwise from top left (l-r): INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE (IR) artist Hannah Claus’ Cloudscape (2012) above guests at the champagne reception; Dr. Stephen Borys (WAG Director & CEO) with Hazel Borys and Denise Zaporzan (Gallery Ball 2017 Chair) with Michael Zaporzan; Dr. Ernest Cholakis (WAG Board Chair), Shawna Radke, and John C. MacAulay (Senior Vice President of BMO Bank of Montreal representing Gallery Ball Title Sponsor: BMO Financial Group); Gallery Ball 2017 committee members Colleen McFadden, Kristi Cumming, Raffi Fiorentino, Aveeve McLaughlin, Denise Zaporzan (Chair), Renée Lemieux Howard, and Maria Mitousis; Fresh floral displays create a stunning haute couture atmosphere; Dr. Julie Nagam (Chair in the History of Indigenous Art in North America, WAG/U of W), KC Adams (IR artist), Dawn Isaac, Dee Barsy (IR artist), Jaimie Isaac (WAG Curator of Indigenous and Contemporary Art), and Jarita Greyeyes; Alexia Cholakis, Dr. Anastasia Cholakis, Dr. Ernest Cholakis (WAG Board Chair), and Penelope Cholakis, sitting: Dr. Stephan Kosowski, Lillie Cholakis, Colby Ferbers, and Christiana Cholakis. photos: Jason Halstead


DIALOGUE THROUGH ART Thank you for your support of the WAG through your membership, visits, and donations. This is your gallery. The WAG exists for you and the community as a place that encourages important conversations, opening minds and promoting understanding through art. INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE (IR) is but one entry point for dialogue. The largest contemporary Indigenous art exhibition in the WAG’s history, IR heralds innovative curatorial practices, new museum templates, and modes of representation that reflect Indigenous ways of interpretation. In a vast exhibition space of over 17,000 square feet, IR documents a renaissance of Indigenous art that is affirmative and forward thinking. The focus is on hope, self-determination, renewal, and a re-visioning of Canada. Within IR, a range of current issues is explored: the environment and land politics, gender and health, language revitalization, and more.

Pitaloosie Saila takes the conversation North to Cape Dorset through her stunning drawings and remarkable life. A Personal Journey is the master Inuit artist's first retrospective exhibition in a public gallery. In-Between Days: Teva Harrison challenges us to see hope in darkness and take back the power when faced with disease. Sculptor David Altmejd drives the dialogue toward transformation and visual metaphors with his work The Vessel. Next summer's French Moderns: Monet to Matisse will shed light on artists who went against the establishment, inviting you to consider how the Impressionists changed the art world forever. All this takes place as we continue to talk with our Northern partners and work to build the Inuit Art Centre. The opportunities for discussion are all around you at the Gallery.

Dr. Stephen Borys Director & CEO Winnipeg Art Gallery @stephenborys top-bottom: Destiny Seymour, INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE exhibition designer, explores the interactive area with her daughters; Dr. Stephen Borys, photo: ruth bonneville / winnipeg free press

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IN-BETWEEN DAYS: TEVA HARRISON

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n-Between Days: Teva Harrison is redemptive and uplifting, reminding each one of us of how beautiful, and what a gift, life is. For centuries art has been the cultural expression of humankind central to our survival and wellbeing. Beyond the idea of beauty, meaning, or even truth — art is an expression of the human spirit. Harrison's bright spirit comes out in 40 ink drawings from her inspiring graphic memoir, which documents through comic illustration what it means to live with cancer. The artist and writer shares with you some of her empowering story: I was 37 when I was diagnosed with metastatic, stage four, breast cancer. It turned my world upside down. Treatment and side effects, both physical and mental, meant that I had to step away from the job I loved. I had to learn to accept that boardrooms were replaced by exam rooms and meetings were about a different kind of long-term forecast. As a cancer patient, I spend a significant amount of time in liminal spaces. Waiting rooms, scans,

clinician’s offices — they offer an enforced space for reflection. The depth of these thoughts can be dizzying, and the material I was dredging up needed an outlet. I am grateful that when I came home, it was to my studio where I could process the tangle of these thoughts by drawing and writing. When I couldn’t quiet my churning thoughts, I would sit in my studio, pen in hand, looking for a way forward. I found myself drawing the primitive, rough, raw comics that evolved into the work in my book, In-Between Days. I’ve always been an artist, but comics were a new form to me. This narrative and visual form felt like the most direct way available to communicate the changes in my life as a person living, the best I could, with cancer. By shining light in the darkest corners of my experience, I have been able to diminish my own fear and anxiety, and see the humour and hope that make living with cancer manageable.

On now until January 13, 2018 Mezzanine Gallery

Curated by Dr. Stephen Borys

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Teva Harrison. Trying on small talk, 2016. Ink on paper. Collection of the artist.

Like the book itself, I hope the art and experience I am sharing in this exhibition provide an opportunity for people to talk more deeply about what matters in life. — Teva Harrison

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IN CONVERSATION: The WAG’s largest-ever contemporary Indigenous art exhibition, INSURGENCE/ RESURGENCE reflects the pulse of today. Curators Jaimie Isaac and Dr. Julie Nagam bring together some of the best contemporary artists in Canada to demonstrate the breadth of work that is happening and motivating production across the country. Chances are, this powerful show will challenge your assumptions about what Indigenous art is.

On now until April 22, 2018 Galleries 6, 7, 8, 9

Co-curated by Jaimie Isaac and Dr. Julie Nagam

Lines between traditional and contemporary are blurred with works that span media, including tufting, tattooing, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, sound, beading, performance, and 12 new commissions. How did the curators select the artists to be featured? In the Q&A below, Isaac and Nagam give you the inside scoop.

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Q: What role did geography or place play in the exhibition planning? A: We really wanted to select artists from different regions of Turtle Island. We focused specifically on the directions of North, South, East, and West within Canada. Although it was difficult to select only 29 artists, we attempted to demonstrate the vastness of Indigenous nations, identities, locations, and media of work. We selected writers and scholars who critically engage with their own Indigenous nation-based knowledge, and their own relationship to where they are geographically located.

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Beyond geography, gender balance was considered with the inclusion of men, women, and members of the LGBTQ2S community, as well as inter-generations of artists, emerging to established, to ensure a multiplicity of voices reflecting the complexities of work produced based on who the artist is. Q: How significant is building community, education, outreach, and partnerships for INSURGENCE/ RESURGENCE? A: This exhibition would not be possible without the network of people and organizations that were involved to make this show in its entirety. Our curatorial methodology was about political action and collaboration with each other, the artists, our partner organizations, and the WAG staff. We think it’s important to expand on the communities and partnerships fostered. There are so many people involved in building strong relationships with outreach and programing and this is something we worked hard at achieving. Our hope is that it makes a strong impact locally and nationally. We are excited to host Indigenous curators from New Zealand, Norway, and Australia to continue our networks to Indigenous nations across the globe. We were interested in pushing for more programming, outreach, and opportunities to bring new demographics into the Gallery. At the same time we wanted to radically shift the space and build new opportunities for emerging and established artists to showcase their work and create new work.

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29 ARTISTS WHO ARE PUSHING BOUNDARIES WITH THEIR WORK BARRY ACE • KC ADAMS • JOI T. ARCAND • DEE BARSY • SCOTT BENESIINAABANDAN • JORDAN BENNETT HEATHER CAMPBELL • BRUNO CANADIEN • HANNAH CLAUS • DANA CLAXTON • DAYNA DANGER EARTHLINE TATTOO COLLECTIVE • BRACKEN HANUSE CORLETT • TSEMA IGHARAS • URSULA JOHNSON CASEY KOYCZAN • KENNETH LAVALLEE • DUANE LINKLATER • TANYA LUKIN LINKLATER • AMY MALBEUF KENT MONKMAN • CAROLINE MONNET • TIFFANY SHAW-COLLINGE • FRANK SHEBAGEGET • AMANDA STRONG JOSEPH TISIGA • COUZYN VAN HEUVELEN • ISABELLA WEETALUKTUK • LINUS WOOD

Q: How do the ideas of political insurgency and resurgence resonate within the exhibition? A: INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE asserts the current insurgency and resurgence towards political, cultural, and environmental engagements. Ideas of cultural expressions that have continued to be present before and since contact, play out differently in each region, nation, and artist’s work. Reading through the artist statements, you can see that the moment of contact with settlers and then the supremacy of Canadian legislation affected Indigenous people, places, and communities differently; some have had less contact and others more. Therefore it was important to showcase artists from different generations and regions to demonstrate this range. However, the exhibition isn’t about colonization, it’s about strength and resiliency of nations. Issues around cultural survivance play out in the narrative of the curatorial theme, because each artist reveals their own community knowledge and their own experience. Some artists take this head on and others are nuanced.

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Joi T. Arcand’s LED and neon light installation, ᓂᓄᐦᑌ ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐘᐣ (ninohtē-nēhiyawān) (2017), during Nuit Blanche. (GREG GALLINGER / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

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IN CONVERSATION CONTINUED Q: How is the WAG interacting with the exhibition or the reclaiming of space? MEDIA SPONNSORS

A: This is a political show, we were interested in taking up space in the WAG, which has always been on Native territory. Winnipeg and Manitoba will always be an important place for Indigenous people and we wanted to showcase this by focusing on architecture and land, specifically the work on the outside and the inside of the building, on the stairs, in the elevators, skylight, main entrance, and of course in the galleries. We will have a permanent work on the ramp of the building and it will continue to mark the WAG as a Native space.

Dayna Danger. Kandace's Mask, Danger's Mask, Adrienne's Mask, 2016. Leather, leather, beads. Collection of the artist.

FROM THE ARTISTS Q: Is your geographic location and culture important in the creation of your work? A: My hometown of Rigolet, Nunatsiavut and my Inuit culture profoundly influence my work. It is the foundation of everything that I create. It shaped my worldview and it's from that which all of my work stems. But my current location of Ottawa, Ontario also influences me because it makes me much more aware of issues around Indigenous politics. I think I have a greater sense of who I am because of the contrasts between here and where I grew up. — Heather Campbell A: Yes, every area is different and the geographic location of my harvesting results in a mixture of materials from that specific area; when all the materials are present, a collective smell of the installation usually fills the gallery. My culture is important to my work, although it is usually a vague interpretation; I harvest natural materials from the land, and to further respect the land, I do not physically disconnect materials in order to use them. In other words, I do not chop down trees or cut off branches; I collect materials that are already disconnected from the earth. As a finishing touch for my installations, I like to surround the area or perimeter of the space with sage; not only does this provide an amazing smell, but it is also a plant that is used for smudging. — Casey Koyczan

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A: Living in Los Angeles, I was thinking often about Alberta when I created the original three trapline cabins for Migrating Landscapes (Canada's official entry to the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture). As a way to feel settled I thought about how the women in my family used their hands to create items for others. I thought not only of the women in my family but also about the heritage of the trapline. For INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE I created three additional cabins that further reference materials, methodologies, and heritage. I married floral patterns created by my great-grandmother to paper and reflective surfaces in order to indicate technological approaches and a way of physically seeing ourselves in the work. The birch was foraged locally in Edmonton from a sacred area that Indigenous people have used from time immemorial for locating minerals and dyes, while the corner details reference log cabin construction techniques Métis people used during the fort era. — Tiffany Shaw-Collinge A: Each piece I create reflects on the landscape, because everything we know about our identities is informed by the land on which we live and depend, we record it through utilizing its rich natural resources such as the colours it produces and the patterns that are present in nature. In my work for INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE in particular, I contemplate my time spent as a visitor in Treaty 1 territory and the Métis homeland now known as Winnipeg through Mi’kmaq visual design and colour. — Jordan Bennett

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top to bottom (l-r): Caroline Monnet. SHIELD, 2017. Concrete, copper dust, copper pipe. Collection of the artist. Kent Monkman's painting Death of the Female (2014) (GREG GALLINGER / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Casey Koyczan. Gone but not Forgotten (detail), 2017. Natural materials. Collection of the artist.

is activating the Gallery like never before with thematic monthly programs featuring the artists and curators. Check out what’s coming up on page 16 or wag.ca/events.

Earthline Tattoo Collective: Jordan Bennett, Dion Kaszas, Amy Malbeuf. Tattoo performance, 2017. Collection of the artists.

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PITALOOSIE SAILA: A PERSONAL JOURNEY

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On now until Spring 2018 Gallery 4

Curated by Susan Gustavison and Darlene Coward Wight

Pitaloosie Saila. Bird in Morning Mist, 1984. Lithograph on paper. Printmaker: Pootoogook. Winnipeg Art Gallery, Gift of Indian & Northern Affairs, Canada, G-89-1188

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italoosie Saila is the only remaining active artist from the earliest days of printmaking in Cape Dorset. Since 1960, she has produced approximately 1,450 drawings and close to 190 prints for the community’s printmaking program at Kinngait Studios. Her work has been shown in nearly 150 exhibitions to date, in museums and art galleries worldwide. Pitaloosie Saila: A Personal Journey is her first retrospective in a public gallery. Through her celebrated work, you can catch a glimpse into her remarkable life. Saila’s mother died when she was two and the artist broke her back in a climbing accident when she was eight. She spent the next seven years in southern hospitals. When she returned to her

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home on south Baffin Island in 1957, she learned that several beloved family members had passed away. Her belief in the importance of family and her admiration for the extraordinary strength of her female forebears became the focus of her artistic expression. Pitaloosie Saila: A Personal Journey features 32 prints and drawings centred on themes of women and family, shamans and spirits, birds, and life experiences. Saila’s works are innovative in size and technique, conveying depth and texture through her use of subtle shading, and drawing directly onto lithographic stones and plates. The artist was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2004, along with her late husband Pauta Saila, a distinguished sculptor.


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he work of the Montreal-born, New York-based artist David Altmejd plays on natural cycles of transformation, growth, and decay. His sculptures and installations often serve as visual metaphors for the interconnection between large and small wonders.

The Vessel (2011) incorporates a range of unusual materials, including Plexiglas, crystals, minerals, and plaster casts of the artist’s hands. In this monumental sculpture you will find countless elements in suspended animation that together evoke tension and dramatic movement. It is difficult to distinguish The Vessel in its parts, from the work as a whole. Strictly speaking, there is no front or back to the object, no beginning or ending. The various elements that comprise the work — modeled

limbs, primordial strands, architectural planes — swirl and explode with life energy in an endless cycle of birth, destruction, and rejuvenation. Through an intuitive working process, Altmejd endeavours to “…build an object that is complex enough, has enough layers, enough references and energy that it starts feeling like it is alive, that it’s developing the capacity to generate its own meaning — then [you] can look at it from a distance and learn from it.” The internationally renowned artist has had work exhibited at prominent venues including The New Museum of Contemporary Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and Tate Liverpool. In 2007 Altmejd represented Canada at the 52nd Venice Biennale and in 2009 he was the recipient of the Sobey Art Award.

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On now until April 15, 2018 Gallery 5

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada

David Altmejd. The Vessel (detail), 2011. Plexiglas, chain, plaster, wood, thread, wire, acrylic paint, epoxy resin, epoxy clay, acrylic gel, granular medium, quartz, pyrite, assorted minerals, adhesive, wire, pins, and needles. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa © David Altmejd. photos: NGC

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Ningiukulu Teevee. Sea Goddess, 2010. Coloured pencil, black ink on paper. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Acquired with funds from the Estate of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Naylor, funds administered by The Winnipeg Foundation, 2011-93.

Drop by the Pavilion at Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) for rotating exhibitions curated by the WAG. Art is drawn primarily from the APC collection, as well as from the WAG collection. With free entry to the galleries, the partnership increases access to the work of living and historical Canadian artists. Learn more at wag.ca/art

Competing Natures: W. J. Phillips and Marcel Dzama Until Dec 16, 2017 John P. Crabb Gallery • The Pavilion, 2nd floor Curated by Andrew Kear

Ningiukulu Teevee: Kinngait Stories Jan 13–July 22, 2018 John P. Crabb Gallery • The Pavilion, 2nd floor Curated by Darlene Coward Wight Celebrating the Cape Dorset artist's work that was recently on view at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC.

Pairing work by Manitoba artists W. J. Phillips and Marcel Dzama to highlight subtle, and not so subtle differences in the way they each conceive and represent nature.

Phillips in Winter

Wasteland Dreamland: Early Works by Ivan Eyre, 1957-1969

Jan 13–July 22, 2018 John P. Crabb Gallery • The Pavilion, 2nd floor Curated by Andrew Kear

Until Jan 15, 2018 Ivan Eyre Gallery • The Pavilion, 3rd floor Curated by Andrew Kear Showcasing the largest collection of artwork by one of Canada’s most esteemed contemporary artists.

From images of the wind-carved prairie to leisure pursuits, such as downhill skiing.

Eyre + Burtynsky: Vistas Feb 3–Aug 12, 2018 Ivan Eyre Gallery • The Pavilion, 3rd floor Curated by Andrew Kear Large-scale works by each artist bringing into focus two versions of the landscape vista.

Through the Eyes of a Child exhibition Mar–May, 2018 Annual exhibition celebrating the artwork created by young artists enrolled in WAG Studio classes.

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UPCOMING@WAG NEW CONTEMPORARY Spring 2018 • Curated by Jaimie Isaac A new exhibition series that responds to timely discourse and current social, political, cultural, and aesthetic issues. This ongoing series will present contemporary artwork and projects reflecting interdisciplinary practices with inclusive content that gives voice to a broad range of identities and perspectives from across Canada, with a special focus on featuring local and Manitoban artists and content.

SAKKIJÂJUK: ART AND CRAFT FROM NUNATSIAVUT May 26−Sept 30, 2018 • Gallery 5, 6 • Curated by Dr. Heather Igloliorte SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut brings together multigenerational artists from Nunatsiavut for the first time ever. The exhibition will offer you a visual history of contemporary artistic production in the Inuit territory in Newfoundland and Labrador. A vast range of work is introduced that adopts, explores, and reinterprets the unique creative traditions of this distinctive region, including sculpture, basketry, textile, drawings, paintings, clothing, photography, and new media. Chesley Flowers. The George River Herd, 1995-1996. Wood and antler. The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, Memorial University Collection. photo: Ned Pratt Photography.

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“Scandalous” “Radical” “Revolutionary” “Refused” THE OUTSIDERS WHO ROCKED THE ART WORLD When Claude Monet was asked why he had given the title Impression, Sunrise, to his celebrated picture at the 1874 group exhibition, he replied: “because it really couldn’t pass as a view of the Harbour at Le Havre.” It was an impression of the view, and Monet was very much aware of what an “impression” ought to look like.

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Paul Cézanne. The Village of Gardanne (detail), 1885-1886. Oil and conté crayon on canvas. Brooklyn Museum. Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund and Alfred T. White Fund, 23.105. photo: Brooklyn Museum

FRENCH MODERNS: MONET TO MATISSE, 1850-1950 Opens June 15, 2018 • Curated by Richard Aste and Lisa Small

The story of Impressionism is intimately tied to the career of Claude Monet, its most famous and perhaps most innovative practitioner. Closely linked to Monet was his friend and colleague, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, who often shared the spotlight. Both these painters, along with many other French artists who came before and followed the Impressionists, are featured in the WAG’s summer exhibition, French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950. Many were friends, having met at the academies, studios, salons, and cafés in Paris. By the mid-19th century, they were painting outdoors — en plein air — in the city and countryside, using bright pigments often applied in short, broken brushstrokes. As they explored the relationship between colour and light, they sought to capture an immediate impression of their subject. Through their pioneering vision, the Impressionists had brought about a revolution.

While we are now used to their flickering brushwork, bold colours and heavy impasto, and scenes of contemporary life, these radical changes in their day were brought about through great personal and artistic struggle. One of my favourite pieces in next summer’s exhibition is Paul Cézanne’s The Village of Gardanne (1885). You can feel that it was painted on the spot, out of doors. The scene is rendered in small, sketchy brushstrokes, which appear vivid and spontaneous. In places, the bare canvas shows through and the artist's pencil sketches can be seen. Some writers criticized the Impressionists for exhibiting paintings that looked unfinished — even messy. Luckily these critiques didn’t stop Cézanne from continuing and becoming one of the most beloved artists of his day.

Next summer you’re in for a treat with a luminous exhibition celebrating the advent and development of modern art in France. French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950 showcases more than 60 major paintings and sculptures from the Brooklyn Museum, New York, as well as a selection of French works from the WAG permanent collection. Together they demonstrate France’s key role in the development of international Modernism from 1850 to 1950. The exhibition reflects the creative output of the era’s leading artists, including Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Auguste Rodin, among many others.

— Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG Director & CEO

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ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖅ ᓂᐱᓕᒃ I make prints so the next generations would know of who I was and what I have gone through. — ELISAPEE ISHULUTAQ | KANIRTERJUAK, NU Inuit, their land, and their art are inextricably tied. For millennia, Inuit artists have spoken through art, using materials drawn from the land. Today, the WAG holds in trust more than 13,000 pieces of contemporary and traditional artworks that commemorate lifetimes of experience; a culture expressed through stories and beliefs, and passed on through art, be it printmaking, carving, drawing, textile work, ceramics, performance, or new media. The newly launched Inuit Art Centre website features masters like Elisapee Ishulutaq, whose work is in the WAG collection. The artist records the intimate details of everyday life as she has lived it. In 2014, she was named a Member of the Order of Canada “for her progressive artwork and for her contributions to the cultural and economic health of her community as role model and mentor.” Read more about Ishulutaq and her work, view updated Inuit Art Centre renderings, get the latest news, and make a donation to the Centre by visiting inuit.wag.ca.

Thank You! Your generosity is building Canada's Inuit Art Centre “We were overwhelmed with the response! It just goes to show how generous and giving people are when they believe in a worthwhile project.” — Lila Goodspeed, a longtime WAG supporter In June, the Everett Family with Lila Goodspeed announced their drive to match all gifts and pledges made to help build the Inuit Art Centre, up to $100,000, by the end of September. You accepted the challenge and before the end of September, the match was complete. Thank you. Your support will allow the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art on earth to be shared to promote understanding, enhance education, and build bridges. The Centre will provide more opportunities for us all to share and experience first-hand the stories of Inuit. There will be larger exhibition spaces, a glass-enclosed visible art vault, a conservation facility, art studios, a two-level interactive presentation theatre, and classrooms. Your donations are making the Centre a reality. Thank you! Elisapee Ishulutaq. Yesterday and Today (detail), 2014. Oil stick, graphite on Stonehenge paper. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Acquired with funds from the Department of Culture & Heritage, Government of Nunavut, and the Estate of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Naylor, funds administered by The Winnipeg Foundation, 2015-4

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The Associates are Growing: Join the Excitement! Our numbers are growing and so are the amazing benefits of being a member of the Associates! There are many ways for you to become involved at the WAG as an Associate. Established in 1948 our group: acts as ambassadors of the WAG; provides volunteer support to the WAG; offers members a wide variety of private tours, art study groups, and social events; and raises funds for the WAG with fabulous events such as our Wine4Art and our signature Home Tour.

Wine4Art Following the sold-out success of last year’s inaugural event, the Associates of the Winnipeg Art Gallery are once again hosting a Wine4Art raffle. This time proceeds are going to support art exhibitions at the WAG. The raffle will feature 100 bottles of wine selected by local wine lovers. Two lucky winners will take home 50 premium wines at a minimum value of $2,500. • An early bird draw will be held Dec 15 for a bottle worth $1,000 • Two draws of 50 bottles − each package with a minimum value of $2,500; five draws of one bottle with a minimum value of $50 each • Attendance not required to win

Join us as we support the WAG in making art accessible to the community.

• Tickets $100 – only 100 tickets to be sold

For more information or to join the Associates, contact associates@wag.ca or call 204.786.6641 ext 286

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WAG TRAVEL TOURS

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Tour cities and countries around the globe, stay in the finest hotels, and visit world-famous galleries and museums. Indonesia • Oct 18–Nov 4, 2018 This captivating journey is the perfect sampling of Indonesia’s rich cultural and scenic diversity. Start on the island of Java with the wealth of classical arts that reaches its apex at Borobudur. On the island of Sulawesi, you'll find elaborately painted houses dotting terraced rice paddies, and life-sized wooden effigies guarding the beautiful cliff cemeteries. From here, you’ll fly to Bali for three nights in Ubud. A short flight whisks you

to Labuan Bajo and to Komodo National Park to locate fabled creatures, throwbacks to the Jurassic Age. Your exploration tops off with a deluxe stay on a gorgeous beach in Bali. For more information please contact: Associates of the WAG tour host: Bill Glanville at sbglanville@shaw.ca A fundraising project of the Associates of the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

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ADULT PROGRAMS Details and tickets: wag.ca/events

INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE PROGRAMMING Bruno Canadien. Hustle & Bustle/Downriver House (detail), 2016. Acrylic, graphite, coloured pencil, found images, flagging tape, satin ribbon, on panel. Collection of the artist. photo: Erica Urias

Weekend Drop-In Tours Saturdays and Sundays, 2pm • Included with Gallery admission. Join one of our gallery guides for a 60-minute tour highlighting works from the WAG collection and other featured exhibitions. Dec 16, 17 • Jan 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 • Feb 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 • Mar 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 • Apr 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 18, 29

Art for Lunch Wednesdays, 12pm • Bite-sized talks and tours are included with Gallery admission; videos are FREE. Jan 24 • Tour: David Altmejd with WAG Chief Curator, Andrew Kear Feb 7 • Video: Art21-Boundaries featuring artists David Altmejd, Tabaimo, and Lynda Benglis Mar 7 • Talk: Botanicals in Art with WAG Collections Manager, Nicole Fletcher Apr 18 • VIDEO: The Integral Man in collaboration with the 2017 Architecture + Design Film Festival.

NEW! Books & Brushes @ WAG Tuesdays & Fridays • Included with Gallery admission; become a WAG member to attend the entire year of programs for FREE! A collaboration with McNally Robinson Booksellers, visit the WAG to participate in lively discussions of artworks related to popular reads. Jan 23, 11:30am-1pm & Jan 26, 7:30-9pm • The Legacy by Waubgeshig Rice: Space is limited and registration is required for each event. Sign up via email to education@ wag.ca. For dates and details of upcoming books, visit wag.ca/ events.

Valentine’s Day Singles Meet & Greet Feb 15, 7pm; doors open at 6:30pm • $30/person (includes a complimentary drink); 18+ cash bar.

Nelson Tagoona Dec 19, 7pm • $15/person. Throat boxer Nelson Tagoona in concert, presented in partnership with Manitoba Inuit Association.

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Join us for a super sweet Valentine’s Day edition for 20s-40s. Enjoy an introductory mixer game and drinks in the Skylight Lounge before moving into the galleries for group activities designed to encourage new friendships! Buy tickets and watch for upcoming dates at wag.ca/events.

PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Friday Night Conversational Tours

FEB: Language & Storytelling

Jan 5, Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6, 7:30pm • Included with Gallery admission.

Feb 8, 7pm; doors open at 6pm • FREE • Decolonizing Lens film screening. For more information check wag.ca/events.

Take a guided tour of the INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE exhibition.

MONTHLY THEMES INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE is activating the WAG like never before with thematic monthly programs featuring the artists and curators.

JAN: Space & Place Jan 16, 6-7:30pm; doors open at 5pm • FREE; cash bar and snacks. • Architects & Design Panel with Destiny Seymour, Tiffany ShawCollinge, David Thomas, Ryan Gorrie, Sebastien Aubin, and Michael Robertson. Followed by Q & A. Jan 20, 1-3pm • Beading Workshop with KC Adams and Jennine Krauchi. Included with Gallery admission; 18+. RSVP required at education@wag.ca.

Feb 11, 3pm • Artist Tour & Talk with Joi T. Arcand on the revitalization of Cree syllabics. Included with Gallery admission. Feb 21, 12-1pm • FREE • Art for Lunch Screening: Enjoy a collection of NFB shorts exploring Indigenous language and identity: My Indian Name, Marie’s Dictionary, and Writing the Land.

MAR/APR: Selfdetermination, Land, Body, Politics & the Environment Mar 18, 7pm; doors open at 6pm • FREE • Decolonizing Lens film screening. For more information check wag.ca/events.


FAMILY FUN

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*2 adults and up to 4 children under 18. For more information, visit wag.ca/family.

Details: wag.ca/schools

Franco-WAG Célébration de la semaine national de la francophonie National Francophone Week Celebration Arctic Chill Out Jan 28, 1-4pm • $20/family*; $10 for WAG members. Build a snow fort on the WAG rooftop, learn about life in the Arctic, and create a piece of artwork to take home. Enjoy a family tour of the galleries.

Family Fusion Drop-in between 1-3pm • $20/ family*; $10 for WAG members. Spend some creative time together! Join us every month for an afternoon of family fun. Jan 3 • Paint a Winter Landscape Jan 4 • Perfect Prints Mar 27 • Soap Stone Carving Mar 29 • Tape Cities Apr 2 • Blooming with Art May 13 • Mother’s Day Hooray June 17 • Father’s Day Fun

Family Memberships For only $95, your family can become members of the WAG. Receive discounts on classes, camps, birthday pARTies, and more! Sign-up at wag.ca/membership.

Tous les niveaux de français sont bienvenue • 20$ par famille; 10$ pour les membres (entrée au musée incluse). All levels of French welcome • $20 per family; $10 for WAG members (includes Gallery admission). 18 mars, 13h à 15h • Participez à un atelier de création familiale, des jeux dans le musée, et anticipez une visite spéciale des danseurs francophones. Amusons-nous en français. Mar 18, 1-3pm • Participate in an art making workshop and fun games in the Gallery. Keep an eye out for a special visit from francophone dancers!

Spring Break Day Camp Mar 26-29, 9am-4pm (early drop off from 8:30am and pick up until 5pm) • $50/day; $45 for WAG members; ages 6-12. Come for a day or enroll for the entire week! Exciting themes change daily as campers explore the Gallery, play games, and of course, make art! Visit wag.ca/ studio for registration details.

Group Tours for Kids Fridays, 5-9pm; Saturdays & Sundays, 11am-5pm Choose from an array of interactive tours and workshops to spark your group’s creative spirit. Daycares, sports teams, home schoolers, or any youth

group will be inspired at the Gallery. 90-min. Tour: $60/group of ten 90-min. Workshop: $60/group of ten Reserve at wag.ca/bookatour.

Birthday pARTies Celebrate your child’s birthday in style at the WAG! Select the theme that best suits your guests and let the fun begin: Magic Carpet Ride (ages 4-6), Art Detective (ages 4-6), or try one or our Maker pARTies like Crazy Creatures Paint and Collage (ages 4-15) and Mini Pots Clay (ages 7-15). Fridays, 5-9pm; Saturdays & Sundays 11am-4pm • $225; $200 for WAG members. Check out our birthday brochure at wag.ca/birthdayparties. Email education@wag.ca to book today.

Family E-news Want to be the first to know about the WAG’s family and children’s programs? Send an email to education@wag.ca and start receiving our seasonal newsletter.

Stroller Tours Offered monthly, 11am12pm • Included with Gallery admission; FREE for WAG members. Take stroller-friendly tours that allow you to engage in conversations on art with other adults while being mindful of your little ones. Jan 11 • INSURGENCE/ RESURGENCE Feb 8 • Pitaloosie Saila

Teacher Workshops Let us help you develop ways to integrate art into your classroom. 1-3:30pm • $50/person Feb 2 • An Afternoon of Art and Activism Mar 2 • Art Museums 101 Apr 27 • Felt Wall-Hanging Workshop Find details and register at wag.ca/learn.

Customized Professional Development Are you interested in trying a new art project in your class? Do you want to know more about visual literacy or understanding contemporary art? We can design a professional development experience that’s right for you. Email youth-programs@wag.ca for more information.

Teacher E-News Email education@wag.ca to sign up for our teacher e-newsletter with our latest opportunities for schools and educators.

Mar 8 • Music and Art PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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Enjoy quality instruction from professional artists, exciting workshops with local crafters, and fun-filled paint parties. Whatever your interest or skill-level, we've got courses that’ll get your creativity flowing!

Winter + Spring Art Classes

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Registration is on now for winter art classes starting in January. Choose from painting, drawing, pottery, and more, for children, teens, and adults. You can also sign up for spring and summer classes starting Mar 6 with early bird pricing until Mar 22. Classes begin Apr 7 and include special weeklong summer workshops! For details visit wag.ca/studio or call 204.789.1766.

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MakerLab Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm • All supplies and tools provided; ages 14 and up (participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). Feb 14 • TERRARIUMS with Department of Floristry Candace Fempel will show you step-by-step how to create your own succulent and cacti habitat. $75/person; $70 for WAG members or when you buy 2+ tickets. Mar 14 • WOVEN WALL HANGINGS with Le Petit Point Chantal Alary demonstrates how to use a lap loom frame to create your own wall-hanging. Cost includes lap loom frame to take home. $100/person; $95 for WAG member or when you buy 2+ tickets. Sign up at wag.ca/diy.

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Paint Party Mix + Match Mini Paintings Feb 22, 6:30-9:30pm • $50/ person; $45 for WAG members or 2+ tickets; 18+ cash bar Music, painting, and fun! Try out a bunch of different painting styles with works inspired by Joi T. Arcand’s Cree syllabics, plus Mark Rothko and Gabby O’Connor. For tickets and more paint parties see wag.ca/diy.


SAVE THE DATE DEC 14–29

PREMIERE

THE WORLD’S BEST COMMERCIALS 2017

Muriel Richardson Auditorium Evening and matinée screenings. Snacks and cash bar. Tickets $13-$15 • available at the WAG or online at wag.ca/events

GIVE the GIFT of ART

55th Annual Stamp Sale April 13–15, 2018

Give your loved ones a full-year of experiences, featuring the WAG collection, travelling shows, and special exhibitions. WAG members receive exclusive opening invites, discounts on WAG Studio art classes and at the Gallery Shop, plus more! Visit wag.ca/membership or contact 204.789.1764/membership@wag.ca.

The sale features worldwide stamps for all collectors. Attend and view a great selection of stamps and postcards during this annual fundraiser.

Watch

Prairie Musicians online at

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THANK YOU WAG SUPPORTERS! $25,000+ 1832 Asset Management Investors Group Financial Services Inc. Johnston Group Inc. Eric and Vizma Sprott TD Bank Group Anonymous (1) $10,000–$24,999 Barry Appleton and the Appleton Charitable Foundation Cholakis Dental Group Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Hazel Borys The Dorothy Strelsin Foundation George Warren Keates Memorial Fund Locher Evers International Mary Lou Albrechtsen Montrose Mortgage Corporation Ltd. TD Private Wealth Management The Winnipeg Foundation Travel Manitoba $5,000–$9,999 Akman Construction Ltd. Asper Family Foundation Birchwood Lexus Bison Transport CariLyn Buller Burns Foundation Fund Cisco Systems Canada Co. Hennie and Rick Corrin Edge Corp EQ3 Gail Asper Family Foundation Brian Hastings Mrs. Elizabeth Ruth Hastings KPMG LLP Ladco Company Limited Joanne Lee Leon A. Brown Ltd. Michael Maltzan Architecture Inc. Price Family Foundation Ms. Ahava Halpern and Mr. Frank Lavitt Leney Richardson Terracon Development Ltd. The Paterson Foundation WAG Legacy Fund Waterside Development Corp Welders Supplies Ltd. Dayna Spiring $2,500–$4,999 Christine Skene and Nick Logan Cibinel Architecture Ltd. Dr. Kenneth Murray Medical Corp. Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman

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The Winnipeg Art Gallery is grateful to the individuals, families, businesses, and foundations that support the WAG’s many exhibitions, special events, education programs, and fundraising initiatives as donors and sponsors. The following list recognizes contributions received from Jan 1 to Oct 15, 2017, as well as our ongoing government support.

Graham C. Lount Family Foundation Inc. Ivan Eyre The Leonard Foundation Manitoba Public Insurance Pavilion Investment House Raymond S.C. Wan Architecture Ten Spa The Border Group of Companies Inc. Trevor Chin Fook

Peter S. and Margaret Morse Catherine Murray Johanna Murray John Murray Michael Nesbitt Judith Marie Nichol and Jim Skinner Dr. Brian Postl Ken and Lesley Powell Youth in Philanthropy Committee Anonymous (1)

$1,000–$2,499 Hans and Karen Andersen David T. Anderson Jeff Baigrie Maxine and John Bock Marilyn and Jim Burt The Chipman Family Foundation Fund Irena Cohen Herbert Enns and Maem Slater-Enns Fred Ford and Gela Stach Barbara Goldberg Dr. Percy Goldberg Evelyn Jacks Hillaine Kroft Katarina Kupca Lawton Partners David and Alison Loch Nick Logan Barry and Carol McArton Linda McGarva-Cohen McGowan Russell Group Lisa and Andrew Paterson Pitblado LLP Gerry and Barbara Price Shirley A. Richardson Allana and Ross Robinson Anthony and Mary Urquhart Pauline Williams Denise and Michael Zaporzan Anonymous (1)

$100–$499 Carole Abbott Joanne Abbott Patricia Allen Linda Armbruster Artists Emporium Lloyd Axworthy and Denise Ommanney Lisa Ayow Rachel Baerg and Art Kingma Janet and John Bailey Sean Baker Lynda Balneaves Jennine Barc Earl J. and Cheryl Barish Dianne Jane Beaven Shaun Becker and Michelle Shmyr-Becker Steve and Nanci Bell Ken Berg and Eva Quan Diane Bezdikian Sandra Bignell David and Gillian Bird Marjorie Blankstein CM, OM, LLD Marcus and Erika Blouw Tom Blumberg Janet Bootherstone Bryan Boyer and Cynthia Stasila Joan and Jack Braun Jerome Breslaw David and Sheila Brodovsky Doneta and Harry Brotchie Ellen and George Bruce Heather Brydon Carol Budnick John Burrows Gillian Burton Ms. Claire and Mr. Len Chackowsky David Chadwick and Georgina Garrett Jennifer Chandler Haderra and Mark Chisick Thor and Chrystyna Choptiany C. H. Coltart Kathryn Condra Sarah Corley Meribeth Coyne Marilyn Craggs Heather Cram Bradley J Curran Ellen Curtis Paul and Monica Daeninck Robert G. and Alison Darling

$500–$999 Robert and Nancy Adkins The Brian and Sheila Akins Fund Heidi and Rennie Balciunas William and Beverley Brennan Gaylene Chesnut and Brian Chestnut Shelley Chochinov Ken and Lynn Cooper CoreNICHE Consulting Gerry and Chris Couture John P. Crabb Lynn and Deborah Dalziel Dr. Singh Plastic Surgery Medical Corp. Drs. Mary Lynn and Harry Duckworth William H. and Sherry Glanville Sarah Gurevich Patricia Guy Harvard Developments Inc. McLaughlin Family SUPPORT

Lynn Davis Iain Day and Vivian Sullivan Heather De Smedt and Jeff Hartry Tara and Kris Debreuil Franca Degrazia Lisa Desilets and Gisèle Laflèche Ben and Shari Diamond M. Jane Dick and Adriano Valentin Marty Dolin and Cheryl O'Neill Kevin and Sharon Donnelly Leomark and Ravi Dookeran Karen Dyck George Dyker and Shauna Crawford John and Marilyn Ekins Bill and Meggin Elliott Beverley Emes-Macklin Joanne Epp and Ryan Rempel Barry and Daniela Evenson Tracy Fehr and Grant Anderson Dr. Steven Feldgaier and Ms. Sharon Shaydak Miriam Fliegel and Ron Steigerwald Donna Fontaine Dwayne and Kelly Fournel Kelly Francis and Rylan Reed Till Freihammer and Pascale Altes Donalda Fridfinnson and Micheal Gillis Curwin Friesen and Jill Weber Friesen Laurence and Dorothy Friesen Alice Funk Randi Gage Ken and Carla Goldstein Lila Goodspeed Dona Gould Gilbert Grenier Steven Greyeyes and Ashley Kowalchuck Karen Guenther Rachel Guttman Judith Hall Bruce and Judy Harris Jeanette and Quinn Hatherly Heart & Stroke Foundation Wolfgang Heidenreich Leona Herzog James Hickerson and Donna Fletcher Denise Hildebrand Hilda and Elmer Hildebrand Brian Hirsch Candace Hodgins Seema and Daniel Hollenberg Carol Holub Mary Horodyski and Alexander Shewchuk Richard and Karen Howell Charles Huband Audrey and Frederick Hubbard

Analee Hyslop Robert Jackson Jacquie and R. A. James Matt Johnston and Jane MacAngus Sheryl Kapitz and Aaron London Adrienne Katz Maggie Keller Joan Kennedy Jessica King and Raymond Frogner Daniel and Georgia Klass Katherine Klassen Louise Klassen Paul and Nyoman Klassen Michael Koch-Schulte Christina Kovacs and Daniel Ciekiewicz Gail Kozun Raymond Kreitzer and Donald Henry Timothy and Wanda Kretchmer Lois Kristjanson Joseph and Barbara Krolik Ernest Gar-Ho Kwan and Jin Mei Li Andrew Lane and Carmen Kazakoff-Lane Rolf and Alana Langelotz Chris and Cathy Laver-Wright Dr. G. Herbert Lawler Candice Lawson and Lawrence Legrange Francis F. W. Lee Medical Corporation Rick Lee and Laurie Shapiro Victoria Lehman Christopher Leo Jeff Liba and Julie Rempel Mike and Mona Linton Christy Little Dr. Ganpat and Mrs. Manju Lodha Sylvia Loewen and Kirk Cook Laureen Lu Elizabeth and Calum Lunn Mr. and Mrs. E. R. MacDonald Leona MacDonald and Douglas Riske Joe and Carole Mackintosh Evelyn and Lauchie MacLellan Rebecca MacLeod and Anna Valdron Carol A. Macoomb Myra Macoomb and German Osuna Liza Maheu and Richard Chartier Mike and Shelley Malyk Elaine Margolis Audrey Mark Carol and Jeff McNaughton Marilou McPhedran and Darryl Peck John and Robyn Milligan Maria Mitousis and Barry Gorlick Peter and Irene Moodie


Vera Moroz Margret Morrison Grange Morrow and Dr. Linda Hamilton Bev Morton and Robert MacLellan Roger Mussard Bronagh Nazarko and Thomas Janzen Paul and Elaine Neelon Duane Nicol Sandra Oakley and Wayne Guenther Joanne Olchowecki Amanda Onchulenko Carla and Kimber Osiowy Conrad Padilla and Karin Collins Grace Parson and Joan Bailey Kathleen V. Parums Jennifer and Bob Peters Nettie Peters Donna and Ian Plant Jennifer and Calvin Polet Vernie Price Gordon Pullan Hazel Quinton Linda and Michael Radcliffe Dianna Rasing and Richard Thomas Juta Rathke Anthony and Terrie Redekopp Mark Reid Iris Reimer Louise RenĂŠe and Pierre Aquin Joyce E. Rich Joan Richardson Dean Richert and Rhonda Wiebe Amy Richmond and James Hanley Nichole Riese Ms. Ann and Mr. Ray Rivera Jacqueline T. Romanow Marjorie Russell and Roger Rigelhof Bonnie Russo Sheila and Dave Sachvie J. Timothy and Eleanor Samson Kevin Sanders Fred Schaeffer Dr. Robert Schroth Charlene Scouten Sylvia Segal Jon and Marilyn Seguire Carol Sharp Barbara Sharp Drs. Majid and Moti Shojania Helga Sickert and Gary Hewitt Christina Sikorsky and Thomas Steur Robert Sim and Catherine Lee Pam Simmons Frederick and Edith Simpson

Murray Sinclair and Katherine MorrisseauSinclair Kimberley Slugoski Allen and Virginia Snyder Graeme Spafford and Kazuko Nomura Grant and Darya Stefanyshen Lori Stewart and Paul Hagerman Hartley and Margaret Stinson Judith Strachan Ms. P. Colleen Suche Teresa Sztaba and Bruce Tefft Margot Tass Bette Jayne Taylor Lois Tessier and James Currie Jeannine Theoret Mr. Harlyn and Mrs. Audrey Thompson Susan A. Thompson Charles and Roine Thomsen Susan Glass, C.M. and Arni Thorsteinson Hugo and Aleida Veldhuis Eric Violago John G. and Marilyn Wade Marlene Waldron and Ward Christianson Garnet Ward Greg Wiebe Raymond and Shirley Wiest Dennis and Gustine Wilton Adele and Arthur Wortzman Carole Wright Vicki and Graham Young Donn K. Yuen Diane Zack Brad Zander Henrietta Zhanet Anonymous (7) Media & Event Sponsors (In-kind) Arlan Group CBC Indigenous CBC Manitoba Classic 107 CTV Winnipeg Florist Supply HTFC Planning & Design Initiative for Indigenous Futures Locher Evers International M3 Planning Pattison Outdoor Advertising Petals West Inc. Prairie Public Broadcasting Wall-to-Wall Mural Festival and Synonym Arts Consultation Winnipeg Airports Authority Winnipeg Free Press

Creative Partners Build Films Doowah Design Inc. Esdale Printing Company Ltd. Visual Lizard Tribute & Memorial Gifts In honour of Diane Biehl Marilyn and John Wade In honour of Cecil Blankstein and Morley Blankstein Ken and Arthur Blankstein-Ure In honour of Stephen and Hazel Borys Ken Blankstein-Ure In honour of Hennie Corrin Cathy Moser and Jeff Itzkow In honour of Meribeth Coyne Honourable Douglas D. Everett and Lila Goodspeed Gregg and Mary Hanson In Honour of Sherry and Bill Glanville Aubie and Esther Rose Angel Lila Goodspeed Renate and Bill Schulz Sylvia Segal In Honour of Carla Goldstein Art Club Members In Honour of Lila Goodspeed and Doug Everett Irene Boehm Lilly and John Hanke Sandra and Hans Hasenack Dave and Deanne MacMillan In Honour of Tannis Mindell Dick and Minnie Bell In Honour of David Roberts Mike and Shelley Malyk In Honour of Betty Ann Searle Molly Anisman David Myhre Gloria Pollock In Honour of Betty and Sam Searle Sheila and David Brodovsky Sharon and Sid Wolchock In Memory of Barbara Ann Barber Agnes M. Hall Virginia Martin David Walker In Memory of Eleanor Gibson Barbara Aldous, Ruth Bredin, Lesley Iredale Antique Arts Club

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THANK YOU WAG SUPPORTERS! CONTINUED CIBC The Everett Family with Lila Goodspeed Great-West Life In memory of Dr. Fran Steinberg by her husband Lewis Rosenberg Shirley Liba Silver Jeans The Asper Foundation The Pollard Family Foundation The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company Arni Thorsteinson and Susan Glass Bob and Heather Williams

In Memory of Barbara Joan Inglis Anonymous Vivian M. Bruce Linda C. Craig and Gerry Kwasnycia Hilde Ilmer Marjorie L. Law Constance Murphy Brent Myers Lily E. Popp In Memory of Wayne Kay, Adam Keech In Memory of Julie McInnis, Thorlein Mitchell INUIT ART CENTRE

$75,000–$99,999 Anonymous (2)

$2,000,000+ The Richardson Foundation Anonymous $1,000,000–$1,999,999 BMO Financial Group Michael Sydney Gray Doug and Louise Leatherdale George and Tannis Richardson $750,000–$999,999 The Winnipeg Foundation $500,000–$749,999 David and Diane Johnston/ Johnston Group Inc Mauro Family Foundation Power Corporation of Canada RBC Foundation H Sanford and Deborah Riley J. Derek Riley C.M. TD Bank Group $250,000–$499,999 Associates of the Winnipeg Art Gallery Chipman Family Foundation Doug Harvey and Janice Shute Investors Group The Winnipeg Art Gallery Foundation $100,000–$249,999 Dr. Bruce and Mrs. Lesley Campbell Drs. Ernest & Anastasia Cholakis, Cholakis Dental Corp.

$50,000–$74,999 Akman Construction Ltd. Friesens Corporation Golden West Broadcasting Bernice Kleysen New Flyer and Motor Coach Industries The McLean Foundation $25,000–$49,999 Dick and Elaine Archer Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Hazel Borys Richard W. Brownscombe David and Catherine Filmon Mr. and Mrs. R. M. (Bob) Kozminski Nick Logan and Christine Skene The Margolis Family–Neil and Elaine, Myles & Jodi, Aubrey & Kim, Evan & Elaine National Leasing Sandra and Harvey Secter Charles and Dayna Spiring The Duha Family $10,000–$24,999 Carol Bellringer and Greg Doyle Ken and Arthur Blankstein Ure Patricia Bovey, FRSA, FCMA Harry and Doneta Brotchie Dr. Raymond F. Currie and Dr. Charlene Thacker Currie Alison and Robert Darling Evelyn and David Friesen

Curwin Friesen and Jill Weber Friesen Lisa Gould and Richard Leicht John and Johanna Kassenaar Kevin and Els Kavanagh In Honour of Etela and Stefan Kupca John C. MacAulay Manitoba Blue Cross Carol and Barry McArton Ron and Sandi Mielitz Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited Edward J. Ransby Barry and Janice Rempel George and Pam Sigurdson Pamela Simmons Jennie Sylvia Squire Mrs. Faye Warren Richard L Yaffe and John Statham $5,000–$9,999 Bruce Bennett and Shawna Cook Diane Biehl Ken and Lynn Cooper Kevin and Sharon Donnelly Gary and Janice Filmon Gregg and Mary Hanson Leon A. Brown Ltd. Naomi Z. Levine McFadden Benefits & Pension Ltd. Drs. Bill Pope and Elizabeth Tippett-Pope James Ripley and Diane Jones Alex Robinson Samuel and Esther Sarick TD Wealth Christine Van Cauwenburghe and Christopher Mainella $1,000–$4,999 Maxine and John Bock Tom and Louise Carson Hennie and Rick Corrin James and Ruth Dean Derksen Plumbing & Heating Ltd. Herbert Enns and Maem Slater-Enns Robert Enright Agnes M. Hall Jackman Foundation Judith Kaprowy and Family José Koes

Bernard Léveillé and Moira Swinton Dwight MacAulay Scott McCulloch and Elizabeth Ling The Honourable Peter and Mrs. Margaret Morse Margaret Newall Bob and Cindy Newfield A. Richmond and J. Hanley Drs. Majid and Moti Shojania Swift Telecom Services Marvin and Barbara Tiller Ginny Twomey and Terry Johnston Janet Walker Kathryn and Robert Young Anonymous Up to $999 Rick and Linda Abbott Jean Altemeyer Esther-Rose and Aubie Angel Bonnie Antel Don and Darlene Bass Irene Boehm Randal Boiteau Brian and Tracy Bowman Christopher Bredt and Jamie Cameron Vivian Bruce Carol Budnick The Burns Family Marian and Lloyd Campbell Cathy Campbell Haderra and Mark Chisick Rick Chopp Cathy Collins Michael and Sandra Cox Maxine Cristall DMCI Social Committee Christine Dewar Aganetha and Peter Dyck Elvira and Harry Finnigan Melanie Foubert Marilyn Gadsby Rebecca Gibson Sherry and William H. Glanville Randee Goldman William and Catherine Gordon Susan Gottheil and Leonard Prepas Judith Hall Lilly and John Hanke Sandra and Hans Hasenack Carol Heppenstall Elsie Hughes

Lesley Iredale Diane Jones and James Ripley Artists' Emporium Christine Kalicinsky David and Lorraine Kaplan Dr and Mrs. Philip Katz Harry and Barbara Kaplan Sheila and Ken Katz Gordon Keatch Adam Keech Karin and Richard Klassen Jessie H. Lang Laura Potts Ms. Huguette Le Gall Francois Lentz Jeff Liba and Family Karen Lischka Cathy Litman Ganpat and Manju Lodha Tri and Kitty Mai Leona MacDonald and Douglas Riske Dave and Deanne MacMillan Gayle Marcu Pat McCullough Shirley Muir Kevin O'Connell Paula Parks John and Janine Pennington S. E. Pettigrew Ginette Poirier Polo Park Hearing Centre Betti Port Margaret Redmond Patricia F. Reinart Mark and Judy Rigby Helen Ritchot J. Timothy and Eleanor Samson Rebecca Schacter Ingrid Schilling Dr. Robert Schroth Renate and Bill Schulz Sam and Betty Ann Searle Laura Sevenhuysen Valerie Shantz Sally Shuckett Karen Strobel Estelle Sures Camille Sylvester Dr. Emöke J.E. Szathmáry Diane Tetley Pam and Harold Tonsaker Herb and Judy Weil Raymond and Shirley Wiest Anonymous (4)

My husband and I donate to the WAG because we appreciate having such a world-class art gallery in our own backyard. We have enjoyed many exhibits over the years, including a number that we have taken our son to, and we can’t – Christine Van Cauwenberghe wait to visit the new Inuit Art Centre when it opens.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR Ernest Cholakis Dentist, Cholakis Dental Group

VICE-CHAIR

CHAIR, HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE Dwight MacAulay

PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATES COMMITTEE

Nick Logan

Esme Scarlett

CHAIR, DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Hennie Corrin

CHAIR, WORKS OF ART COMMITTEE

CHAIR, FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE

Fred Ford President/Board Chair, Manitoba Inuit Association

Hans Andersen Partner, Assurance PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

EX OFFICIO WAG DIRECTOR & CEO

CHAIR, BUILDING COMMITTEE Alex Robinson Business Development Manager, Graham Construction

Stephen D. Borys

EX OFFICIO WAG DEPUTY DIRECTOR Bill Elliott

CHAIR, GOVERNANCE AND NOMINATING COMMITTEE

MEMBERS AT LARGE Kevin Donnelly Senior Vice President & General Manager, Bell MTS Place, True North Sports & Entertainment Ltd. Herbert Enns Professor of Architecture, U. Manitoba & Director, CISCO Innovation Centre, U. Winnipeg Evelyn Jacks President, Knowledge Bureau Shane Paterson Corporate Development Officer, Paterson GlobalFoods Inc. H. Sanford Riley CEO, Richardson Financial Group Limited

WINNIPEG ART GALLERY FOUNDATION INC. APPOINTMENT Ken Cooper

PROVINCE OF MANITOBA APPOINTMENT Sarah Gurevich PR & Communications Coordinator, ArtMoi Manju Lodha Artist, Creative Writer, and Multicultural/Multifaith Educator and Learner

CITY OF WINNIPEG APPOINTMENT Russ Wyatt City Councillor for Transcona Ward

Denise Zaporzan President, Denise Zaporzan & Associates

Nick Logan

Proud Supporter of the Winnipeg Art Gallery Inuit Art Centre PLANNING regional ∞ community ∞ environmental DESIGN landscape ∞ urban ∞ interpretive

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All decked out for the holidays Shop both locations for unique, handmade gifts by Manitoban and Canadian artists. Complimentary wrapping.

Winnipeg Art Gallery Gallery Shop 300 Memorial Blvd Dec Hours: Mon-Sun, 11am-5pm Fri, 11am-9pm • Dec 24, 11am-2pm Dec 25, closed • Dec 26, 11am-5pm

Johnston Terminal Dec Hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-9pm Sun, 10am-6pm • Dec 24, 10am-2pm Dec 25, closed • Dec 26, 10am-9pm

@shopwag; shopwag.ca

left: Branch Place Mats & Table Runners from Design Ideas, $22-$76; Beaded Figure by Raymond Arviyut of Arviat, NU, $160; above: Narwhal Corkscrew from Kikkerland, available in gold + silver, $30; Mini Alarm Clocks from Kikkerland, available in rose gold, gold + silver, $16; Walking in the T Jungle framed collage by Takashi Iwasaki of Winnipeg, MB, $395; Opal Tree Ring by Alexandra Tumanov of Winnipeg, MB, opal and rose gold, $450; Soda fired porcelain bowls by Terry Hildebrand of Winkler, MB, $45

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for Handmade the Holidays

The Artful Baker, Extraordinary Desserts From an Obsessive Home Baker by Cenk Sรถnmezsoy, $62.50; Assorted Solid Wood Rolling Pins from Scanwood, $18 ea; Peppermint Chocolate Lollis from Saxon Chocolates, $7.25; Chocolate + Salted Caramel Pop Sensation from Saxon Chocolates, $12; Hot Chocolate + Marshmallow on a stick from Saxon Chocolates, $5.75 (available in Peppermint and Salted Caramel)

DIY Critter Wind-up Toy from Kikkerland, $22.50; Dancing Bear Carving by Abraham Simeonie of Cape Dorset, NU, $110; Nordic Trees from Design Ideas, $35-45; Alpine Moose from Design Ideas, $6.25-$24; Mice Skating written by Annie Silvestro, illustrated by Teagan White, $19.95

Coptic Bound Wooden Sketch Books by Debra Frances of Winnipeg, MB, starting at $43; Belom Earrings by Anne-Marie Chagnon of Montreal, QC, $31; Yayoi Kusama from Phaidon, $95; Wood fired stoneware teapot by Chris Pancoe of Winnipeg, MB, $225

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Tsēma Igharas. Ejinda-Push it!, 2017. Caribou hide, rope, contact microphone, video projection. Collection of the artist.

Proud supporter of the arts.

At BMO, we take pride in our local communities. Through various sponsorships and support for culture and the arts, we are committed to helping. BMO is proud to support the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE exhibit.

Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to:

Open throughout the holidays! Join us for special

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Winnipeg Art Gallery 300 Memorial Boulevard Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1

Profile for Winnipeg Art Gallery

myWAG Winter 2017  

28 pages about the latest exhibitions, events, programming and news of the Winnipeg Art Gallery

myWAG Winter 2017  

28 pages about the latest exhibitions, events, programming and news of the Winnipeg Art Gallery

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