WAG Announces New Dinner & Art Program
Forget the usual dinner and a movie. The Winnipeg Art Gallery is introducing a new program—Art Eats—which features dinner at Storm Bistro followed by an exhibition tour.
The evening begins at 6pm with a tantalizing three-course dinner prepared by Storm Bistro’s new executive chef. This will be followed at 7:30 by a tour of one of the Gallery’s featured exhibitions, either Precise: Craft Refined (November 18) or William Kurelek: The Messenger (December 15). Cost is $30 for WAG members and $35 for non-members. To book, call 789-0516.
“We are very excited about this new initiative,” says Anna Wiebe, Head of Education. “Storm Bistro, located on our penthouse level, has a lovely ambience and their chef will be creating special menus just for Art Eats. And during the tour our guides will encourage you to ask questions and engage in lively discussions with your fellow visitors. Where else can you feed both your stomach and your soul!”
Precise: Craft Refined • Friday, November 18 • Iron wheelbarrows as delicate as lace. Sterling silver spun into fairy-like fragility. This exhibition brings together five contemporary artists who integrate wool, thread, clay, silver, and industrial metals into works of art that go far beyond the idea of craft.
William Kurelek: The Messenger • Thursday, December 15 • Widely recognized as a painter of childhood reminiscences and prairie fields, William Kurelek conjured up a sense of a timeless and innocent past. But he was also a tortured man who spent two years in mental hospitals, the anguished prophet of a modern apocalypse whose art is an indictment of the secular age and a testament to his unwavering Roman Catholic faith.
Approaching its centenary in 2012, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is Canada’s oldest civic art gallery and Manitoba’s leading visual arts institution. With a collection of over 24,000 objects spanning many centuries and cultures—including the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit art—the WAG is constantly moving between the historical and the contemporary in an effort to engage a growing public with the power of art in our lives.
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