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

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Glass works by Tatiana Gregoryanz

Music at The Forks
The Forks Market
Johnston Terminal

The whimsical works of glass artist Tatiana Gregoryanz have been adorning the windows of Pulse Gallery for several  years and her most recent creations are truly a delight to behold!

This latest series of glass panels are 33" high by 25" wide. Each stained glass panel depicts a different place, and the viewer is able to pick out exactly where each scene is here at The Forks. Each panel is created in the traditional stained glass manner. The images are painted on hand cut glass and then kiln fired so that the painting becomes a permanent part of the glass.

The glass that Tatiana used for the border is glass she salvaged from an antique window that she found here at the antique mall in Johnston Terminal.

We have many new works in the gallery right now. Drop by and see us to see all the new art in person!



Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Splash of Bold

We are very pleased to present Anne Siciliano this month as our guest artist. Anne comes to us from Northwestern Ontario.

Anne's first love is water colours which she started working with in the mid 1990's. In early 2000 Anne started teaching art. Later, she discovered mixed medium and acrylics which opened doors for her to become a much more creative and experiential artist.  Even though Anne loves traditional painting her favorite is mixed medium with an abstract flavor.

We will be showcasing selected works from April 1 to 30 with many more on display on April 29, from 7 to 9 pm at the artist reception. We hope to see you then!

Monday, 7 March 2016

A Myriad of Impressions

Flatland, 12" x 48" oil on canvas by Gregor Awang

We are pleased to present Gregor Awang as our guest artist in March. We have selected works on display from March 1 to 31 with an artist reception on March 18 from 7 to 9 pm. 

"I’m Gregor Awang, a Winnipeg Artist and Scientist. This dichotomy has influenced my development as an artist, with both analytical and classical influences, as well as experimental approaches. I was drawn to art since I first held a pencil and saw that white pristine wall in my parents’ home as the perfect “canvas”. Mom & Dad gently encouraged me to draw instead on the reams of paper they bought for me. Throughout my life, art has continued to be an irresistible passion that urges me to improve my technique. I’ve learned a lot from other artists over the years and enjoy the sense of sharing and understanding that comes with exchanging concepts and techniques with them.  I like to paint for purely aesthetic reasons or to portray cultural, philosophical, spiritual, natural or scientific ideas. Often my ideas are a blend of what I see around me and what that image can represent. Though some of my work looks like Impressionism, I’m more about using those images to portray an idea. My influences range broadly from the Marvel Comics drawing style to Impressionism to Modernism & Abstract, as well as a fascination with aboriginal art forms from all over the world. In particular Van Gogh, Monet and Gustav Klimt have been big inspirations. I also work in wood and I’m interested in developing myself in the broad area of multi-media techniques. My goal is to become a full time artist in the future when I retire from the world of science. This is me dipping my toes into the artistic ocean!"-- Gregor Awang, Ph.D.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

New in the Gallery

We have so many new pieces in the gallery...too many to mention...
you'll have to drop by to see for yourself. Here are just a few new items.
A Young Dutch Hero by Jordan Van Sewell * Party Animals by Laurene Myrvold

Chicken Clock by Judy Reardon Smith * Diamond Willow Diva by Angus Braid

Secret Adventures of Tiny Toba by Linda Szyszkowski & Daniel Clement

Tree of Life by Peter Dumans

Friday, 29 January 2016

Symphony of Art

Pulse Gallery presents "Symphony of Art"

We are featuring the works of guest artist, Esther Hildebrand, from Feb 1 to 29, 2016 

Abstract art is my magnet. It permits an incredible freedom of expression:
no restrictions for specific shapes or recognizable forms. Instead, it’s more
about color, energy, shapes, lines and balance. As such, my paintings are
open to interpretation and they invariably evoke a variety of feelings within
the viewer.
It is always in hindsight, that when I look at some of my paintings and
remember what space I was in at the time, that I begin to realize how much
the subconscious affects how I paint. There is a definite difference in the
light, the use of defined lines instead of curves, choices of color and so
many other aspects that reflect and expression of an inner self emerging.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

In the Gallery

A little tour of the gallery today. But it's always changing...art goes out and new art comes in!