We are now accepting registrations for our Winter Session of classes. See below for all schedule and registration information
Exhibition: Martha Street Studio’s Annual Members’ Exhibition + Sale
December 15th, 2017 to December 21st, 2017
Opening: December 15th, 7-10pm
Longtime volunteer Gary Styrchak nominated for WAC Arts Award
Martha Street Studio is pleased to have nominated Gary Styrchak for the Winnipeg Arts Council's Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Outstading Volunteer Arts Award for his long history of volunteer service to Martha Street Studio and his many contributions to the Winnipeg arts and culture community.
Gary is Martha Street Studio's longest serving board member, having served since the reorganization of MSS in 2001. He has acted as secretary to the board with consistent attendance and is a solid team player and contributor to all matters of the board. It is acknowledged by the former and current membership of MSS that without the sustained effort by Gary and other volunteers, involving countless hours, the current MSS facility would not have been developed or become operational.
Aside from being a valued board member and volunteer, Gary is an artist, graphic designer, exhibit designer, instructor, and woodcarver who holds a diploma in Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba.
Winners for the WAC Arts Awards will be announced at the Mayor's Luncheon for the Arts on June 8th, 2017.
Remembering Former Winnipeg City Councillor Harvey Smith
Martha Street Studio wouldn't be the same without former Winnipeg City Councillor Harvey Smith. Smith was a proud supporter of the arts. From advocating for the Manitoba Printmakers Association Inc. in early days, through print workshops organized at the Daniel MacIntyre School Division through to being the driver in our first ever Steamroller Print Festival (as pictured above). We will miss you Harvey!
New Studio Edition by Simon Hughes
John Graham’s Mural 'Northern Lights' (1963, mosaic tile, aluminum and acrylic) at the Winnipeg International Airport (now destroyed)
by Simon Hughes
New folio of prints by Denis Lessard
h_éros by Denis Lessard
Folio of three screen printed images in folder, edition of ten
printed by Andrew Lodwick
Image size: 12 x 9 inches on 21 x 15 inch paper
Each print presents a pairing of images in two vibrant colours : historical artworks in printmaking by Crispijn van de Passe and Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem, superimposed with figures from vintage and current advertising.
As suggested in the project’s title, the idea is to put forward the homoreoticism in the mythological or advertising hero figure. The project was triggered especially by my discovery of the very sexy works by 16th century Dutch printmaker and painter, Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem. As well, h_éros is a continuation of my earlier printmaking projects such as L’Air/Maillol and La cuisine, which I have developed in the 1990s (printed by Peter Braune at New Leaf Editions in Vancouver) and Tendresses in the early 2000s (printed by Francine Turcotte at Atelier Presse Papier in Trois-Rivières).