A Portrait With Your Pet- last ever!

Saturday 13 May 2017
For one last photoshoot, A Portrait With Your Pet fundraiser for ace is back, this time in a new location, above Parlour Coffee, 468 Main Street
 
You don’t have to have a pet to get your photo taken- bring your family, your friends, your favourite rock, etc. and have your photo taken in a specially designed set by some of Winnipeg’s finest artists:
 
Set #1: DISCO GARDEN PARTY
DESIGNED by LIAM ZARILLO & NICOLE FLYNN
PHOTOGRAPHY 10am-2pm by MADELINE RAE
PHOTOGRAPHY 2pm-6pm by KAREN ASHER
 
Set #2: SPACE THEME
designed by TOBY GILLIES
Photography 10am-2pm by MIKE PETERS
Photography 2pm-6pm by MICHELLE PANTING
 
Special thanks to Parlour Coffee for making this event possible!

BOOK HERE: www.eventbrite.com

 
Ticket Details:
1) Select your time slot
2) Select your ticket (determines which set you’ll be photographed in). If both tickets say sold out, choose a different time slot.
3) Bring yourself and your pet to 468 Main St. at your ticket time. A volunteer will greet you and walk you to your appointed set. Please note that if you’d like photographs at both sets, you’ll need 2 tickets at 2 separate times. Your photos will be emailed to you after the event.
 
We are doing the event on the same day as Videopool’s plant sale fundraiser; they’re just down the road: two happy-making things in one day!
 
Promo design: Shawn Jordan

Young Lungs Community Works-In-Progress Showing

YL Dance Exchange is holding another Works-in-Progress showing this May while we have Katie Lyle and Shelby Wright in town doing a performance project at aceartinc. and a movement workshop with YLDE. For information on the workshop see this link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/489687084488878/

May 1st – Community Works-in-progress Showing
7pm
Pay What You Can

with works by:
Katie Lyle and Shelby Wright
Adrianna Kollar, Leah O’Hara, Marcus Merasty, Victoria HIll, and Emily Solstice
Rachelle Bourget
Treasure Waddell

Katie Lyle and Shelby Wright:
A Pair of Blue Jeans explores a close relationship between two figures, with movements designed to portray a sense of mirroring and deflection, extension and superimposition. There is a fated cat and mouse chase or twinning that occurs when the dancers’ bodies attempt to replicate and inevitably fail. The props in the work extend the ideas of duality as ubiquitous shapes ever transforming, providing new information that undercuts our assumptions.

———
Adrianna Kollar, Leah O’Hara, Marcus Merasty, Victoria HIll, and Emily Solstice:
This creation process is the first time these multidisciplinary artists have gathered together. Adrianna Kollar, Leah O’Hara, Marcus Merasty, Victoria HIll, and Emily Solstice, bring their collective backgrounds of Acting, Clowning, Singing, Devised Theatre, Art Modelling, Yoga, Metis Jigging, and Contemporary Dance to their exploration of the way that experiences of change affects each of their lives.

———–
Rachelle Bourget:
Rachelle Bourget is a contemporary dance artist residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with an affinity for vinyl and the common houseplant. A 2012 graduate of The School of Contemporary Dancers, she has performed with many choreographers, nationally and internationally, including Zorya Arrow (Winnipeg), Riley Sims (Toronto), Treasure Waddell (Winnipeg), Odette Hyen (Winnipeg), Brent Lott (Winnipeg) and Christina Medina (Vienna). In 2014, she participated in the audition for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch in Wuppertal, Germany. She has appeared for Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers emerging company VERGE for three seasons, and has toured with WCD performing in Toward Light, the tribute tour for Rachel Browne. She has been commissioned to create and perform with núna (now) Canadian Icelandic Arts Convergence, presenting solo works springtrap (2011) and of dystopia (2014). She has participated in Young Lungs Dance Exchange Research Series for two sessions, creating two solo works of dystopia (2013) and ..this is happiness (2016). She has appeared in the music video 10,000 Floors for Winnipeg based band The Treble, and collaborated with Vancouver based film-maker Sarah Blondin for the short film Wise.Wild.Wonderous. Rachelle is a founding and ongoing member of Nova Dance Collective; a Winnipeg based contemporary dance company, which presented their first self full-length show Not Potatoes and Judy and the Reckless for two seasons in 2015/2016. Currently, she is preparing for her first solo show “AFTER THE CAUSE”, premiering in the 2017 Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. In addition to her dance education, she holds a 200 hr YTT in Transformational Hatha Yoga, and is a member of an all vinyl DJ collective called The Vinyl Salon.
We will be organizing more works-in-progress showings over the next season. Stay tuned for information about how to get involved.
If you are dancer/artist working on movement and have something 10-20 minutes in length that you’d like to show at this May 1st evening, email younglungs.wpg@gmail.com. There is room for more.

———-
Treasure Waddell:
Treasure is a Winnipeg based Independant Dance Artist, Choreographer, Pranassage Practitioner and Teacher of Dance, Yoga & Pilates. Treasure has been a dance educator for many years in the Winnipeg Community. As a dance artist, Treasure has performed with Winnipeg Based Ruth Cansfield Dance Company as well as Rachel Browne, Brent Lott, Christina Medina for @tendance, Ali Robson, Brianna Stark, Peggy Baker for Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers and in her own choreography which includes Ordinary Acts and Pippi Longstocking,-A Story in Dance. The summer of 2014, Treasure was Apprentice Choreographer with Winnipeg’s Rainbow Stage. Treasure has increased her love and knowledge of dance studying in Vienna, Toronto, California, Montreal, North Carolina, New York City and Germany.

—–
Special thanks to:
Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers for hosting this event at Rachel Browne Theatre.
aceartinc. for bringing in Katie Lyle and Shebly Wright

Image Credit:
Original Photograph by Jessy Kitch
Photo Collage by Leigh Anne Parry

A Performed response to ‘You Can Never Go Home Again’ | Shelby Wright & Katie Lyle

7pm, Friday 5 May 2017, free

Shelby Wright & Katie Lyle (TO) will be presenting their Critical Distance performance in response to Matthew Gardiner’s painting exhibition, ‘You Can Never Go Home Again’.

Gardiner’s paintings involve ambiguous interiors and exteriors that point towards the complex processes invovled in contemproary experiences of place, time, and space.

Given Gardiner’s themes, an embodied response seemed to be an exciting means of reflection.

Katie Lyle and Shelby Wright make movement based work combining their artistic backgrounds in dance, film and visual art. Together their collaborative practice focuses on the development of a shared language of movements and phrases. This system acts as a generative source for creation, problem solving and sharing of experience with each other and an audience.

Critical Distance is a program of aceartinc.’s that invovles commissioning artists and writers to respond to exhibits in our Regular Program. The essays are usually in the form of a text. aceart.org/category/critical-distance-essays

Info about the artists:

Katie Lyle works in painting, drawing and performance. Her work uses layering and the residual accumulation of paint to portray the unfixed nature of portraiture and narratives. Selected projects include: The Loon, Toronto (March 2017); G Gallery with Bridget Moser, Toronto; Evans Contemporary, Peterborough; Forest City Gallery with Shelby Wright, London ON (all 2016); Erin Stump Projects, Toronto; Model Project Space, Vancouver; Garden Gallery with Shelby Wright, Toronto; and The Nanaimo Art Gallery (all 2015). Lyle received her MFA from the University of Victoria (2009) and her BFA from Concordia University (2005). She has taught Painting and Drawing at the University of Toronto and the University of Victoria.

Shelby Wright is a dancer and choreographer based in Toronto. Wright’s work explores themes of memory, archive and transference through the body. She has received training from Canada’s National Ballet School, Ecole de danse contemporaine de Montréal, the Limón Institute of New York, and holds a BA from the University of Toronto in Cinema Studies and History. She has presented her choreography in Montréal and Toronto, and has performed professionally in these two cities as well as New York. Wright is certified as Associate Teacher of the Vaganova syllabus from the Society of Russian Ballet.

Born in Montreal, Matthew Gardiner obtained his Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Manitoba in 2008. Since obtaining his Master’s of Fine Art degree from York University in 2012 Matthew has lived in Montreal QC, Winnipeg MB, Victoria BC and Toronto ON while continuing his studio practice. He is the recipient of provincial and federal grants and art awards. Matthew has recently attended a self-directed studio residency. His paintings have been showcased in publications and included in exhibitions across Canada and the United States. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Movements For A Room – workshop

May 2nd at 6-8pm

Young Lungs Dance Exchange with support from aceartinc. is pleased to present a workshop by Katie Lyle and Shelby Wright.

Katie Lyle and Shelby Wright make movement based work combining their artistic backgrounds in dance, film and visual art. Together their collaborative practice focuses on the development of a shared language of movements and phrases. This system acts as a generative source for creation, problem solving and sharing of experience with each other and an audience.

Lyle and Wright will present an interdisciplinary workshop combining movement and discussion, with an emphasis on collaboration, revision and choreography. Posing the question of how our movements change in relation to another person? How we experience duality in our bodies, exploring the process of watching versus feeling movement.

The workshop will consider the character or role of an artist in the studio, how we might move and work in a space that is both private and public. Enacting the moment right before deciding to make something. Movement as a visual embodiment of the agency of ‘doing something’, of thinking, revising, starting over. Moving to the language of drawing and looking.

Why dance now? Why the body now?

To make something full of mistakes that is also perfect, or that combines both.

To make something that appears unsure about every aspect of something.

To create a performance or series of movements that show indecision.

To create something that values indecision.

Open to everyone interested in movement, body-awareness, choreography and dance. $10 at the door or at younglungs.ca/tickets

 

info about the artists:


Katie Lyle works in painting, drawing and performance. Her work uses layering and the residual accumulation of paint to portray the unfixed nature of portraiture and narratives. Selected projects include: The Loon, Toronto (March 2017); G Gallery with Bridget Moser, Toronto; Evans Contemporary, Peterborough; Forest City Gallery with Shelby Wright, London ON (all 2016); Erin Stump Projects, Toronto; Model Project Space, Vancouver; Garden Gallery with Shelby Wright, Toronto; and The Nanaimo Art Gallery (all 2015). Lyle received her MFA from the University of Victoria (2009) and her BFA from Concordia University (2005). She has taught Painting and Drawing at the University of Toronto and the University of Victoria.

Shelby Wright is a dancer and choreographer based in Toronto. Wright’s work explores themes of memory, archive and transference through the body. She has received training from Canada’s National Ballet School, Ecole de danse contemporaine de Montréal, the Limón Institute of New York, and holds a BA from the University of Toronto in Cinema Studies and History. She has presented her choreography in Montréal and Toronto, and has performed professionally in these two cities as well as New York. Wright is certified as Associate Teacher of the Vaganova syllabus from the Society of Russian Ballet.

Born in Montreal, Matthew Gardiner obtained his Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Manitoba in 2008. Since obtaining his Master’s of Fine Art degree from York University in 2012 Matthew has lived in Montreal QC, Winnipeg MB, Victoria BC and Toronto ON while continuing his studio practice. He is the recipient of provincial and federal grants and art awards. Matthew has recently attended a self-directed studio residency. His paintings have been showcased in publications and included in exhibitions across Canada and the United States. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

Performances

By students of Professor Sharon Alward’s Performance Art class at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art

7pm, Wednesday 8 February 2017

Kelly Campbell
Danielle Fenn
Kristin Flattery
Julian Kirchmann
Madeline Rae
Kelsey Smith
Keegan Steele
Bryn Vargas

MCed by Sharon Alward

 

Image: Julian Kirchmann

CARTE BLANCHE: members’ exhibition & hullabaloo

event-poster-rgb

aceartinc.’s members’ exhibition and performances.
Proudly sponsored by Assiniboine Credit Union

 8 – 11 pm, Friday 30 September 2016

This is also a fundraiser for the gallery. Get your membership online!

__________

8.30pm

Performances by members of aceartinc.:

Kegan McFadden, Freya Olafson, Madeline Rae, Letch Kinloch

(sponsored by Parlour Coffee, Waterfront Massage Therapy, and The Tallest Poppy, Oak & Lily Florists ).


9.30pm

Artists Bingo hosted by Tracy Admin

(AKA Courtney R. Thompson)


All night

The selling of a limited edition print

ace2016fundraiser-edit_final-sml

collaboratively created by

Suzie Smith, Toby Gillies, Irene Bindi, Dany Reede, & Kenneth Lavallee.

$200. Edition of 42. Pre-order a print through PayPal using the button below.





There will also be the opportunity to take a selfie with Andy Warhol.

ace subs insta

Apply to The Cartae Open School

cartae banner

The Cartae Open School | 2017 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Cartae is an alternative learning space for the exploration of contemporary art modes, ideas and criticality, and their applications to individual practices. It is a site of experimentation, dialogue, creation, and research. Cartae is an initiative of aceartinc.

The Cartae Open School provides opportunities in the form of peer to peer and sel-directed learning, studio visits/workshops from ace’s exhibiting artists, screenings, artist talks, free access to all events that occur at ace during the Cartae year, and input from our sister Artist-Run Centres.

 

The inaugural 2014/15 Cartae participants, or Cartaers, were Emily Sirota, shimby, Shelley Vanderbyl, and Reza Rezai.

The 2015/16 Cartaers were Talia Shaaked, Madeline Rae, Carol Ann Bohrn, Beth Schellenberg, and Jaz Papadopoulos. Some images from their studio can be seen here.

The 2016/17 Cartaers are: Jennifer Ilse Black, Briar Boyko, Kelly Campbell, Sarah Epp, and Danielle Fenn. Their exhibition launches on Friday 2 June 2017.


Apply

The Cartae Open School | 2017 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Cartae is an alternative learning space for the exploration of contemporary art modes, ideas and criticality, and their applications to individual practices. It is a site of experimentation, dialogue, creation, and research. Cartae is an initiative of aceartinc.

The Cartae Open School provides opportunities in the form of peer to peer and sel-directed learning, studio visits/workshops from ace’s exhibiting artists, screenings, artist talks, free access to all events that occur at ace during the Cartae year, and input from our sister Artist-Run Centres.

School starts 3 October 2017 and finishes on the 30th June 2018. There are 5 places available.

Deadline for applications: 4pm, 26 May 2017.

 

Activities

Each Cartaer will design, organize, and facilitate one workshop.

Cartaers are strongly encouraged to participate in all events provided for/by them including workshops, talks, screenings and talks, and studio visits from visiting artists.

aceartinc. already has several activities in place. However, Cartaers can program as many or as few activities as they wish (in consultation with the committee) in addition to their individual workshops.

Much of what you do will be self-directed- whether it is working on your practice in the shared studio, arranging studio visits for yourself, or choosing people to give artist talks.

Each Cartaer will attend a monthly meeting with the group and members of the Cartae Committee.

Additional communication with fellow members and/or committee members is the responsibility of each participant.

You are invited to contribute a short text to aceartinc.’s annual publication, PaperWait.

You will mount a year-end exhibition.

 

Logistics

Cartaers will share a 500 sqft studio from 20 October 2015 – June 2016.

The fee is $500 per student and contributes to the cost of the studio and artist fees.

 

To apply please submit the following:

  1. Why do you want to be part of Cartae? What will you bring to it? What do you hope to gain from it? 500 words.
  1. Describe a workshop you would run. Topics can be wide ranging and should encompass an element of skill-sharing. For example how best to make stop frame animation or the ways of applying post-modernist theory to your practice.
  1. Please provide a portfolio of up to 10 images and/or up to 2000 words.
  1. Artist statement up to 500 words.

Optional

  1. Please provide a visual or written description of the potential you see in the studio. We welcome imaginative interpretations of this.

 

Formatting

Email digital submissions in PDF format only to: cartae@aceart.org.

Create two separate PDF files: one consisting of parts 1, 2, 4, and 5. The other file will consist of your support materials (part 3). Label the files with your full name. Put your name, email, and phone number at the top of every page.

 

Support Material

aceartinc. is MAC compatible only.

You may include up to 10 images presented as one PDF document.

Individual images must be jpegs 72dpi, 1024 x 768 pixel, 500k (.5 MB) RGB or SRGB only. Images that are larger than this will not be viewed.

No PowerPoint please.

Video may be submitted through a link to Vimeo, YouTube or any other easily accessed website. See below for additional clarification regarding each part of the submission package.

Audio is accepted in MP3, WAV or AIFF format only.

At this time we can only accept submissions in English.

 

 

Important application dates

26 May 2017             Deadline (5 pm.)

28 July                        Successful applicants notified

3 October                   Orientation, move into studios

1-29 June 2018         Cartae exhibition

29 June 2018             Final text submitted for PaperWait

30 June                        clean, patch, and paint studio

30 June                       End of Cartae 2017/18

 

The Scott Wachal Memorial Bursary Artist Talk: Carolyn Kroeker

The Scott Wachal Memorial Bursary was awarded to Carolyn Kroeker last summer.

The recipient is a student who has been curated into aceart’s annual student exhibition which then makes him/her/them eligible to apply for this bursary.  $500 is awarded for a project and an artist talk about it is delivered in the following spring. Carolyn Kroeker will deliver a talk with Kira Koop, about the multi media project I AM HERE.

Apply to the 2016 call for submissions from students.

I AM HERE project

7 pm, Wednesday, 30 March 2016

I AM HERE, a multimedia series by Caro LaFlamme and Kira Koop, challenges the disparity between physical and intellectual space allotted to men and womyn in public spaces. The photographic series shares the stories of four consenting participants posing in locations where they were harassed. White capes draped over their shoulders bear two separate but connected statements: I AM HERE and (I AM NOT FOR YOU), challenging the viewer’s gaze.

Koop’s photographic quartet DEMAND/DECLARE documents locations of events and interactions where Koop was denied full personhood. The series mixes interior and exterior spaces, exploring both the public and the private. SEE ME becomes a mantra, repeated as a plea and a command.