Artist Dominique Rey to Speak at the WAG as Arts Ambassador

Local artist Dominique Rey will be speaking at the Winnipeg Art Gallery at 7pm on Thursday, March 10. As the Cultural Capital of Canada for 2010, Winnipeg is enjoying a stimulating year of arts events organized by the Winnipeg Arts Council under the Cultural Capital theme of Arts for All. Five Arts Ambassadors have been designated to create legacy projects, each representing a different artistic discipline. Rey is the Visual Arts Ambassador. Her talk is included with Gallery admission.

Dominique Rey graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.F.A., Honors, in painting. She has an M.F.A. in New Media from the Transart Institute at Donau University Krems, in Berlin. Her work has appeared in group and solo exhibitions across Canada, including the WAG exhibition She Works Hard in 2009. She is the recipient of several Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council awards.

Rey’s legacy project as Arts Ambassador is DO LESS, SLOWLY, a series of billboards throughout the city, encouraging Winnipeggers to do less and do it slower. “My project is an action, invitation and call that was conceived as a way for people to experience the benefits of slowness firsthand, and to act as a catalyst for integrating this practice in people’s everyday life,” says Rey. “The Slow Movement has become a worldwide phenomenon. From food production to food consumption, to health, sex, work, leisure, education, transportation, childrearing, urban planning, and the environment, the radical idea of slowness is transforming cities everywhere.”
 

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