Wellness@WAG: Art to Inspire
Thursday, September 19 to Thursday, November 28
Art to Inspire is a program designed to creatively engage people living with dementia, and their care partners, with visual art. Developed in partnership by the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, and University of Manitoba College of Rehabilitation Sciences.
Led by specially trained art educators and artists, Art to Inspire offers six afternoon sessions in the Gallery where participants can enjoy conversations, works of art, and artmaking in a supportive setting. Each session will explore a different theme, and engage participants in different ways that celebrate present-moment awareness and meaningful creative expression.
Six Week Sessions: Alternate Thursdays, 2-3:30pm
- Session Dates: Sept 19; Oct 3, 17, 31; Nov 14, 28
- $90 per pair (includes care partner)
- Pre-registration is required. Space is limited! For questions or to sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Developed in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba and University of Manitoba Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences.
Featured artwork: Hannah Claus. cloudscape (detail), 2012.
Film Night: The Decolonizing Lens
Tuesday November 5 at 6:30pm
The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to host the Decolonizing Lens film and discussion series, featuring free screenings of work by Indigenous filmmakers. Organized by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) and the University of Manitoba, this year's first screening at the WAG features 6 shorts presented in support of ImagiNATIVE Film + Media Arts FestivaL.
Film screenings will be followed by a discussion with film director, Gail Maurice and producer, Mélanie Bray
6:30 pm • Doors open & reception
7pm • Screening
Discussion to follow
November 5 • Shoal Lake Freedom Road
Freedom Road is a five-part documentary series that tells the inspiring story of Shoal Lake 40 Anishinaabe First Nation and their battle to build a road, after their community was forcibly relocated and cut off from the mainland over 100 years ago, so that water could be diverted to the city of Winnipeg. Director and Shoal Lake 40 member Angelina McLeod uses an innovative, community-driven approach to storytelling that highlights the community's dignity, strength, and perseverance, as they take back control of their narrative and their future in the process of building Freedom Road.
Film screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Angelina McLeod, Shoal Lake 40 band members Daryl Redsky and Roxanne Greene, Friends of Shoal Lake 40 member Adele Perry
In partnership with Friends of Shoal Lake 40