Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Change is ongoing at the gallery!

Your faithful blogger has been away from Pulse for the summer, and I'm now back in the Gallery enjoying discovering all the changes that have occurred during my sabbatical!  

We are delighted to welcome Wendy Kroeker as a talented artist new to the gallery.  She has a few new pieces at the gallery now, and will be bringing more in the near future.

The Beach Comber Restaurant

And as always, new art and artisan items are coming in daily.  It's worthwhile to stop in whenever you are at the Forks, or are looking for a unique made-in-Manitoba gift item.  The talent in this province is indeed something to be proud of, and something to promote.

Raku sculptures by Gary McKague

"It's a New Day", Anthony Steffes, wood turnings by Ted Van Den Heuvel,
"Comfortably Forgotten" metalwork by Chris Spilak (center), and
wood turnings by Ted Van Den Heuvel (left and right)

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Pulse artist Dale Turner spotlighted in "Artarama" press coverage

This article was in the Winnipeg Free Press supplements today (Link:  http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/souwester/Support-local-artists-at-Artarama--143540146.html):

Support local artists at Artarama
Fundraising event will showcase 45 artists
By: Simon Fuller
Posted: 03/21/2012 1:10 AM

Dale Turner seen showcasing some of her paintings at a previous exhibition.
Dale Turner seen showcasing some of her paintings at a previous exhibition
   The Knights of Columbus will hold an upcoming art exhibit and sale to help brush up support for Winnipeg organizations in need.
   Artarama will be held at Mary Mother of the Church at 85 Kirkbridge Dr. on Fri., March 23 from 5 to 9 p.m., Sat., March 24 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Sun., March 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
Organized by Our Lady of the Prairie KC Council, the annual charity show will give 45 Manitoban artists the chance to showcase more than 3,000 items in two galleries.
   Artists come from across the city, including St. James, St. Boniface, East Kildonan and West Kildonan.
The first gallery will sell a broad mix of framed art, while the second will contain unframed works and thousands of cards.
   There will also be a café serving sandwiches and home baking, art demos and a raffle featuring more than 25 pieces of framed art donated by participating artists.
   Artarama’s chair, Al Borys, said the annual event is the council’s primary fundraiser and is set to benefit organizations including Rossbrook House, Habitat for Humanity and the Christmas Cheer Board.
   Borys said the number of artists is only capped by the capacity of the galleries — which means plenty of depth when it comes to artistic talent.
   "The list of artists waiting for space to exhibit at Artarama is quite long, so we can be very selective in choosing new exhibitors," said Borys, who lives in Fort Richmond. "The result is high quality art."
   Among the established exhibiting artists is St. Norbert resident Dale Turner, who said she believes in giving back to the community through the "language" of art.
   "Art really has no borders. Art really has no language barriers," said Turner, who exhibits and sells most of her work through the Pulse Gallery at The Forks. "It doesn’t matter where you come from, the art will speak back to you in your own language.
   "The event is also good for the artists, as it’s a wonderful venue to promote local artwork," added Turner, who works primarily in acrylic and watercolour with jazz music, cityscapes and flowers being her main focus.
   For years, Turner has provided art donations to organizations such as CNIB, CancerCare Manitoba, the Manitoba Lung Association and the Jubilee Fund for different fundraising events.

For more information, email alborys@mts.net.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Fine Artisan items available

Our approach to art is multi-media!  Pulse Gallery offers fine handmade items in a range of materials to enhance your home in a variety of ways.
Sandra Wiebe of the Loom Room creates colorful hand-woven scarves and wall hangings.
Hand-woven scarves, Sandra Wiebe
Wall-hanging, Sandra Wiebe
Bill Shoup creates charming polar bear figurines in clay to remind visitors of their visit to our diverse province.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

A selection of works available at the Gallery

Here is a selection of art and artisan items currently available at our Gallery.  Many other items are available, and new works are submitted for your consideration on a daily basis--please contact us for further details, or with questions or comments!  Better yet, stop in and spend some time browsing the fine works of these exceptional Manitoban artists.
"Paris Street", acrylic, Cindy Dyson 

"Seize the Day", acrylic, Kathleen Crosby

"Double Passion", acrylic,  Lisa Funk

"Manhattan Skyline", acrylic, Dale Turner

"Natural Flow", acrylic, Kathleen Crosby

"Portage and Garfield", acrylic, Kathleen Black

acrylic, Anthony Steffes

"To Keep Post", Acrylic, Kathleen Black

"Flower Power", acrylic, Amanda Philipson Graham

Ceramic, Judy Reardon Smith

GSG Chain, necklace with natural stone pendant;
Turkish Round Chain, bracelet with forged clasp,
both from patinaed copper, Wendy Seversen

"Mermaid with her Pilot Fish", wood, Angus Braid

Hand-turned Shubert Cherry bowl, Steve Hanchuk

Candle shelter, pottery, Ken Chernovich

Pebble bowl, glass powders, Wendy Seversen

Bison bowl, fused glass, Lucinda Doran

Teapot, pottery, Steve Jorgenson

Multi-coloured bowl, fused glass, June Derksen

"Deep in the Forest", Acrylic, Anthony Steffes