Dragons, Unicorns, and Magic Carpets Delight in Annual Exhibition of Youth Art

WAG@ThePark features children and teen artists from across the city

Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 8, 2018: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to mount its annual exhibition of work by young artists enrolled in WAG Studio programs. Through the Eyes of a Child opens March 24 at WAG@ThePark located in the Assiniboine Park Pavilion, and runs until May 13.

Every fall, winter, and spring, hundreds of children and teens enjoy the challenge and delight of creating art at WAG Studio. This year’s Through the Eyes of a Child exhibit features 2D and ceramic work inspired by tapestries.

Through the Eyes of a Child is presented at WAG@ThePark in the Assiniboine Park Pavilion, 55 Pavilion Crescent. The galleries are open daily from 9am to 4pm (5pm starting Easter weekend). Admission is free.

Registration is now open for child and adult spring and summer art classes and art camps for kids. Campers will spend this summer with the Impressionists—Cassatt, Degas, Picasso, Monet, Renoir, Rodin, van Gogh and more! Children will see and learn about the art, create masterpieces with professional artists, go on exciting field trips, and stage their own mini-exhibition at the end of the week. Visit wag.ca for more information or call 204.789.1766.

Quick Facts:
• Ranging from age 5 to 14, the young artists come from all across the city.
• Exhibit features work by 193 kids in a variety of media.
• WAG Studio opened its doors in 1936 and is one of the longest running, gallery-led studio programs in Canada.
• Over 30 years old, Through the Eyes of a Child first launched in 1986.
• The WAG is Canada’s oldest civic art gallery and is home to over 27,000 artworks spanning centuries, media, and cultures, including the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art on earth.

Art classes offer children and teens an incredible platform to express their creativity and imagination while voicing their thoughts and emotions, and developing an appreciation for art and culture. To celebrate their creativity with an exhibition in a WAG gallery space further validates their work, and is always fun for visitors!
--Diane Lafournaise, Manager of WAG Studio

The WAG thanks Leon A. Brown Ltd. for supporting the Through the Eyes of a Child exhibition.

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For more information or to prearrange interviews, please contact:
Catherine Maksymiuk
Manager, Media & Marketing
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Tammy Sawatzky
Public Relations Coordinator
Winnipeg Art Gallery

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is a cultural advocate using art to connect, inspire, and inform. Playing a dynamic role in the community, we are a place for learning, dialogue, and enjoyment through art. The WAG holds in trust the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art on earth. To celebrate the art and to honour the Inuit, the WAG is building the Inuit Art Centre, the first of its kind in the world. Breaking ground in 2018, the Centre will bridge Canada’s North and South through exhibitions, research, education, and art making. To learn more visit wag.ca



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