Art on the Fringe: All Ages Poetry/Art Workshops & Spoken Word Performances

Gallery 1C03


Image: Craig Stuart Love, ovid, archival ink rubberstamped on paper, 14" x 17". Photo: William Eakin.

Gallery 1C03 at The University of Winnipeg in partnership with Contemporary Verse 2: The Canadian Journal of Poetry & Critical Writing proudly present

All ages poetry/art workshops & spoken word performances

Workshops: July 22 – 23, 2015 from 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Spoken Word Performances: July 22 at 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.

Location: Albert Street at Bannatyne Avenue
Part of the Manitoba Artist-Run Centres Coalition’s “Art on the Fringe”

In association with the Manitoba Artist-Run Centres Coalition (MARCC), Gallery 1C03 and Contemporary Verse 2 are pleased to present free, drop-in, all ages poetry/art workshops and spoken word performances. The activities will take place during the Winnipeg Fringe Festival in MARCC’s pop up gallery shipping container, located at the corner of Albert Street and Bannatyne Avenue (just southeast of Old Market Square). 

Join us July 22 & 23 for your chance to be creative! We are offering two workshops this year. On both days, try “poetry doodle” with art educator Sarah Brereton and poets Hannah Green and Eileen Holowka. Use calligraphy pens and markers to craft an original poem or drawing and either take it home with you or pin it to the gallery wall for all to see. An array of objects and artwork reproductions will be available to serve as points of inspiration for your creative process. Kids can even read their compositions at our open poetry mic!

On July 22, there will be three sessions of readings by local spoken word artists. Performance times are 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. Afternoon sessions are for all ages and the evening session is geared to young adults and up. Participating poets include Hannah Green, Eileen Holowka, Steve Locke, Rob Malo, Larysa Musick, Amber O’Reilly, Davis Plett, Chimwemwe Undi, and Joshua Whitehead.

On July 23, visual artist Craig Love will lead a second all ages workshop, “The Printed Word, Seen and Heard”, which will consist of creating rubberstamp prints on paper that will concentrate on both visual and textual qualities. Letterforms will be used as compositional elements that are not only legible, but also may be seen as a kind of drawing that will enhance or compliment the sense and/or sound of the participant’s written text. The adaptation and flexibility of typography will be one of the many elements up for grabs!

Sarah Brereton is a History of Art major at The University of Winnipeg with an interest in curatorial practices. Hannah Green lives and writes in a small apartment. Her cat is dead. Her poetry has appeared in filling Station, Juice, Lemon Hound, and Poetry Lives Here. Eileen Mary Holowka is a graduate student, writer, and editor. She tweets and writes music under the name @elmahka.

Craig Love is an artist whose practice involves painting, drawing, bookmaking, poetics, and quirky publishing. He has studied Fine Arts at both the University of Manitoba School of Art and Parson’s School of Design at the New School for Social Research. His work has been exhibited in Winnipeg, Toronto, New York, Istanbul, Cuba, Germany, and Australia. 

The production of this event has been made possible in part through a contribution from the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program, Department of Canadian Heritage.

For further information contact:
Sarah Brereton, Summer Intern
Gallery 1C03, The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3B 2E9