Nov 17-Dec 13,  2022

Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm.

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Visually Speaking,

Jo Smoley, Lydia Bartel, Roger Sutherland, Denise LeBlue.

A painting or photograph is a visual dance of the artist’s imagination. It is a universal language of self-expression which precedes oral language, making thoughts visible.

Speaking Visually” is the collaboration of visual expression from 4 Manitoba artists, Roger V. Sutherland (acrylic painter), Denise LeBleu (photographer), Lydia Bartel-Zobarich (acrylic painter) and Jo Smoley (Mixed Media artist).

This exquisite variety of pictorial communication will evoke a memory, an emotion, a story or even challenge your perception. Experience paintings when no words can adequately describe a moment or a photo to touch your emotions where words were unable.

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way —things I had no words for—Georgia O’Keeffe

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Lydia Bartels‘ creative endeavours began early in childhood with drawing and doodling.

She revisited art while convalescing from a difficult surgery and she used art as a method of distraction from pain and to pass the time. She discovered that she enjoys the creative side. In 2012 she began on her journey to create and has been hooked ever since.

As she continues on her journey of learning and experimentation with abstract, landscapes and animals, she drew strength and inspiration from other artists and the variety of mediums used. She continues to challenge herself to express art for the beauty it allows while faced with uncertainty such as the pandemic, climate change, or facets of social change experienced throughout our very complex world.