Special events for WAG Members.
Pitaloosie Saila A Personal Journey
Members’ Preview: Pitaloosie Saila: A Personal Journey
Friday, October 27, 2017 from 3pm to 5pm
Join us for an exclusive first look at our newest exhibition Pitaloosie Saila: A Personal Journey. Members are invited to bring guests (paid admission required for guests).
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Friday, October 27, 3-5pm
WAG Members’ Preview
3:30pm & 4:30pm • Tours with the curators
Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Blvd
A Personal Journey features 32 prints by Pitaloosie Saila, centred around the themes of women and family, shamans, birds, and life experiences. After 60 extraordinary years Saila continues to produce art in her hometown, having contributed drawings to the prestigious Cape Dorset Print Collection numerous times. She is the sole remaining active artist since the earliest years of printmaking in the community. Saila fearlessly explores the subjects and creative style that make her work unique. Her steadfast belief in the importance of family in the broadest sense and her admiration of female strength are the framework of her artistic expression. The artist has mastered the nuances of various media—be it pencil, felt-tip pen, watercolour, or acrylic paint. Saila’s drawings and prints are represented in every major public art collection in Canada and her work is exhibited extensively nationally and internationally.
Friday, September 22, 7-10pm • Free Public Opening of Pitaloosie Saila: A Personal Journey.
Visit the WAG on Saturday, October 28 for a rare opportunity to hear Saila’s amazing story first-hand at an artist talk in the exhibition space (3-4pm). Entry is included with Gallery admission, free for WAG members.