Outside of the Box

Julia Penny

September 5 to 24, 2024

Interweaving imageries from the Interlake, a melding of the art of JoAnne Gullachesen, Julia Penny & Helma Rogge Rehders.

Regular Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm, evenings by appointment. First Friday September 6, 11-9pm.

Meet the Artist Times:

Opening day: Sept 5 – 2-5 pm

First Friday: Sept 6 – 3-9 pm

JoAnne Gullachesen

Joanne & Julia 2-5 pm: Saturday, Sept 7 & 14, & Wednesdays, Sept, 11 & 18, Friday, September 13, Thursday, Sept 19, Times TBA

Helma: 11-5pm Thursday, September 12 & Friday & Saturday, Sept 20, TBA Saturday, Sept 21, 11-5 pm

For evening appointments to see the gallery please contact: 204-944-0809 or jordan@cre8ery.com

Go down memory lane with JoAnne’s paintings, influenced by her Icelandic heritage and life on a dairy farm in the fifties. She is very connected to nature which determines her choice of subject matter.

Julia’s championing of women artists through the ages comes from her feeling of their sparse representation in the art world. That’s why they are created in the form of portraits. She came to know their stories while she painted them in her studio that is surrounded by her companion trees.

Helma Rogge

Helma shelved her early career’s work. Her imagery in the past twenty years was dedicated to the water landscape and the large water birds. In the blink of an eye she began to explore the universe and left her representational art style behind.

JoAnne Gullachsen’s interest in art at a young age led her to entering into The Interlake Juried Art Show later in life where she obtained a first and second place award. Her work was then featured at the National Gallery in Ottawa in 1988 and a solo exhibition at Mayberry gallery in Winnipeg in 2011. Her show was written about in the arts section of the Winnipeg Free Press, “Never too Late to Paint”.

Julia Penny creates in her studio daily as a trained graphic designer artist. Her subjects are portraits – even as landscapes, still life, faces and figures. She is collected nationally and internationally with her portrait commissions being a mainstay of her art practice. She has participated in the WAVE Art Tour and numerous solo and duo shows in Selkirk, Winnipeg, and Regina. She has published a book of portraits and biographies called “From All Walks of Life”.

Helma immigrated to Winnipeg in 1966 from Germany. She moved to Winnipeg Beach in the Manitoba Interlake over 20 years ago. She creates, in the lee of the prevailing lake gusts, visuals of the marsh and lake landscape and writes poems and stories. She has undertaken many projects, one of which was the ambitious documentation of large waterbirds in the Interlake landscape with a Manitoba Arts Council major arts grant. She is also an award winning poet.