Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Made in Manitoba Christmas Ornaments

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Just some of the wonderful handmade gift items for the holiday season. Starting at only $10!

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

New works by Peter Dumans

Red Rock Lake, 16" x 20" acrylic by Peter Dumans

We are pleased to present paintings in addition to metal works by Peter Dumans now in the gallery.
Please visit his page to read more.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

A Pause in the Routine, Cindy Dyson

Lunch on Broadway, 42" x 48" acrylic on canvas

A Pause in the Routine

Selected works from October 1-31. 
Many more works and artist in attendance October 14, from 7-9 pm.

My fascination with everyday street scenes reflects my hope and struggle to believe that the most beautiful moments in life are not always as expected. Perhaps these precious times are all at once – mundane and frenzied, fragile and strong, peaceful and painful, sunny and dark.
I work with acrylic paint and palette knives. I find that the endlessness to the variety of mark I can make with these tools challenges and fascinates me. I love the physicality and range of the knife – aggressive slices, delicate dabs, focused scrapes and thick bold swaths of colour. The paint is so flexible - I can spray, splatter, blob and pour it. These qualities enable me to express a wide range of emotion in each piece.

I am greatly influenced by the European Impressionists. Their sensitive offerings physically and emotionally connect me to their 19th century world. My application of paint does not result in realistic representation. Rather, I am satisfied with a rough familiarity and mood of subject. My goal is to present an intriguing balance of roughness and tenderness; boldness and vulnerability, representation and expression.
Cindy Dyson 2016

Mid Day 42" x 48" acrylic on canvas

Friday, 2 September 2016

Countdown to Culture Days

We know it's a whole month away...but we are so excited...we wanted to make sure you put this event into your calendars!

Culture Days, October 1 & 2, we will be having demos from 1-4 pm.
Flaming Car, ceramic sculpture
Jordan Van Sewell

Organic Elements II
Leslie Franklin

Saturday, October 1st 1-4pm. 
Leslie Franklin shows us the magic of alcohol inks.
Jordan Van Sewell sculpts one of his quirky characters.

Moments of Grace
Genevie Henderson

            Sunday, October 2nd 1-4 pm.
Barb McCluskey demonstrates time honoured oil painting with a contemporary twist.
Genevie Henderson creates a tapestry of colour with acrylic paints.

Beyond the Deepwoods
Barb McCluskey

Monday, 29 August 2016

Poppy Series by Dale Turner in Brazil

Art from Pulse Gallery travels to Brazil.

Warrant Officer Stephanie Abdon and Riccardo Savone
Warrant Officer, Stephanie Abdon presenting her gift, painted by Dale Turner, to Canadian Ambassador, Riccardo Savone in Brazil.
"When I was in Manitoba for my house hunting trip, I recently visited the Pulse Gallery at the Forks on Canada Day and came across one of your pieces that I admired. At that instant I decided to purchase your Poppy Series piece as I was looking for a work of art to give to the Canadian Embassy as a token of tremendous gratitude and appreciation of the support I received during my tenure as the Canadian Defence Attaché Assistant in Brazil."
Canadian Defence Attaché, Captain(Navy) Real Brisson, Stephanie Abdon & Riccardo Savone
We love to see your photographs of what happens with the art work once it leaves our gallery!
Thanks for the photos, Stephanie.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Bill Shoup

Bill Shoup at Culture Days 2013

We were so sorry to hear about the passing of one of our beloved artists, Bill Shoup last month. Every year during Culture Days Bill would come and demonstrate his clay sculpting techniques. His audience so loved to watch him sculpt and chat with him. One of his pieces that were so popular were his bears. Bill was a talented artist, a wonderful teacher and a lovely man. We will miss him greatly.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Bear, soapstone carving by Béla Szajcz

It is with deep sadness that we tell you of the passing of one our artists, Bela Szajcz, earlier this year. For more than twenty years Béla had created beautiful soapstone sculptures. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends .Béla’s Inukshuks are very popular here in the gallery, being purchased by visitors from all around the globe. He will be missed.

Bison, soapstone carving by Béla Szajcz

Inukshuk, soapstone carving by Béla Szajcz