Celebrate 10+ Years of YOP!!!
Since 2006, the Youth Outreach Program at Martha Street Studio has been creating community and providing support for young people searching for ways to express themselves creatively.
This summer we are celebrating the 10+ years of YOP with a series of collaborative workshops, free to YOP graduates and a series of lectures, free to all. All the work from the collaborative workshops will be exhibited in our gallery in an exhibition that changes each week as the artwork is created.
A free public reception will mark the end of the exhibition and celebration on Thursday August 10, from 5-8pm.
Free and open to the public Thursdays 7–8 p.m., from June 29 – August 3
Michael Mogatas is an artist often working between the realms of photography and painting. Recent exhibitions of his work include "Recent Works" at Flux Gallery and "Épuiser la batterie / Draining the Battery" at Le Studio in 2016. Michael was one of the co-directors of the now defunct C Space gallery. He completed the Youth Outreach Program in 2017.
Michael will be presenting an artist talk on June 29th from 7-8pm.
Chloe Chafe is the Creative Director and Co-Founder of Synonym Art Consultation and Wall-to-Wall Mural & Culture Festival. She has worked in many capacities and at many levels of Manitoba’s arts and culture sector, including as the Assistant Manager of Studio 393, youth arts programming with Graffiti Art Programming, as well as as the Event Coordinator for Arts & Disability Network. She is currently completing her undergraduate degree in Art History at The University of Manitoba. Chloe also has a career as a professional visual artist in many different mediums and has shown work at The Graffiti Gallery, The Frame Arts Warehouse, the REEL PRIDE Film Festival, Rip/Torn Magazine and currently performs with the all-female vinyl collective The Vinyl Salon. She completed the Youth Outreach Program in 2012.
Chloe will be presenting an artist talk on July 6th, from 7-8 pm.
Luther Konadu is a content creator for Public Parking publication -- an online community journal for discussing and engaging in the working practices of emerging creatives. He also has a studio practice that has been realized through a photographic print media process as well as painting and sculptural processes. He currently lives and works in Winnipeg and completed the Youth Outreach Program in 2016.
Luther will be presenting an artist talk on July 13th from 7-8pm.
Letch Kinloch is a Winnipeg-based writer, artist, and arts administrator. She is the founder of Also As Well Too Artist Book Library, a free and accessible space that celebrates, expands ideas around, and gives opportunities to people working with the artist book genre. Letch completed the Youth Outreach Program in 2009.
Letch Kinloch will be presenting an artist talk on July 20th from 7-8 pm.
Abigail Auld is an architectural researcher interested in social histories of urbanization. She is currently writing Moving Matter, a book about Tyndall stone for the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation. Since completing the Youth Outreach Program in 2006, Abi continues to engage with print media as a member of the risograph collective Parameter Press. Along with ad-hoc work for artists and arts organizations, PP’s main output is Quarterly – a series that invites four artists or artist collectives to produce risograph editions delivered by mail over the course of one year.
Abi Auld will be presenting a talk on July 27th, from 7-8 pm.
Lissie will be participating in a panel discussion on August 3rd from 7-8 pm.
Calvin Lee Joseph
Calvin Joseph is a conceptual thinker, who specializes in Fine Art, Design, and Photography. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Calvin seeks to create collaborative relationships with his team and clients. Calvin’s mission is to produce professional artwork that has a unique style for each project. Calvin is a former Fine Arts student at the University of Manitoba. He is now completing the Digital Media Design program at Red River College, and completed the Youth Outreach Program at Martha Street Studio in 2015.
Calvin will be participating in a panel discussion on August 3rd from 7-8 pm.
Jean will be participating in a panel discussion on August 3rd from 7-8 pm.
Free and open to YOP graduates Tuesdays 6–9 p.m., from June 27 – August 1. Art made in the workshops will be displayed in the gallery over the summer.
Mariana Muñoz Gomez
Mariana Muñoz Gomez is an interdisciplinary artist whose current practice focuses on social and ethical issues as they relate to marginalization in the West. Her practice touches on topics of identity, language, and otherness. She completed Martha Street Studio’s Youth Outreach Program in 2012, and has been volunteering and teaching there since.
Mariana will be facilitating an Exquisite Corpse Linocut workshop on June 27th from 6-9 pm.
Natalie Baird is a visual artist and graduate student at the University of Manitoba, where she brings her community arts practice to social-ecological research. Natalie completed her bachelor of environmental sciences degree at the University of Manitoba in 2014. She is an artist-in-residence at the Misericordia Health Centre, as well as the film photography instructor at Art City, facilitating high-quality art programming to people of all ages and abilities. Her diverse personal and immersive community-led work explores concepts of memory, self-expression, orality, and the desire to connect. In 2016, Natalie began her master of environment degree at the University of Manitoba, exploring participatory visual methods to document and communicate Inuit traditional knowledge of changing ocean dynamics. She completed the Youth Outreach Program in 2010.
Natalie Baird will be facilitating a Pinhole Camera Workshop on July 4th from 6-9 pm.
Kelly Campbell is a multidisciplinary artist who works in sculpture, sound, installation, and graphic arts. They completed the YOP and INKubator programs in 2013.
Kelly will be facilitating a Screenprinted Pennant Flag Workshop on July 11th, from 6-9 pm.
Natalie Elizabeth grew up in treaty one territory on a second generation family homestead. At a young age, her imagination was captured by the beauty she witnessed in the natural world around her: in the mysteries of soil, botany and the relationships that humans form with their surroundings. Over the past decade, Natalie has followed this curiosity across the world from dense urban areas to remote locations. She founded a fermentation and art project called Edible Alchemy CoLaboratory, joined an edible landscaping cooperative called Urban Eatin Landscapes, completed an honours undergrad and research project about Seed Sovereignty in the Red River Bioregion and continues to fill her life with teachers and projects that bring humans into deeper connection with the natural world. Natalie completed the Youth Outreach Program at Martha Street Studio in 2015 and has used the mediums she learned in the program to add an artistic dimension to her analysis and outreach in earth care and food sovereignty.
Natalie Elizabeth will be facilitating a chine collé Disappearance of the Tall Grass Prairie workshop on July 18th from 6-9 pm.
Callen Froese is a multimedia artist based out of Winnipeg. She was the creator of Nayo Design, an organic line of responsible clothing. Continuing to explore and incorporate ethics of equality and sustainability into her work, she has recently been focusing on illustration and ceramics.
Callen will be facilitating a workshop on July 25th from 6-9 pm.