Essence of The Moment
August 1st, 2013 to August 30th, 2013
Opening: August 1st, 5-8 pm
Artist Talk Thursday August 15th, 7pm
This August, Martha Street Studio presents an exhibition of the work of Winnipeg- based Betty Dimock. At 97, Betty is Manitoba's Elder stateswoman for the arts, with a rich and diverse career. Artist and nurse, Betty served in World War II. She trained at the Pratt Institute in New York City in her late teens, and later served in the military during World War 11. Betty later graduated with a B.F.A. from the School of Art, University of Manitoba, at age 63, taking summer sessions in printmaking and studying printmaking in Japan.
Betty Dimock has had exhibitions across Canada, including: The Winnipeg Art Gallery (1981 and 2007); Manitoba Printmakers Association (1987); National Gallery of Canada, Manitoba Archives, Winnipeg Centennial Library, Fleet Galleries, Ken Segal Gallery, Confederation Centre, (PEI): Gallery Restigouche (NB) and else where. Her work was selected for the International Juried Print exhibition in 1986. Dimock has been active as an artist with the Forum Art Institute in Winnipeg, where she taught adults and children, and also in arts administration as Chair of the Manitoba Society of Artists from 1971-1974. She was a member of MPA in the 1970s. Today, she maintains an artist’s studio and a studio practice at her home in downtown Winnipeg.