MERAKI

Helene Girard

April 4 to April 16, 2024

Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm, First Friday, April 5, 11am to 9pm evenings by appointment, call 204-944-0809.

Meet the Artist Times: First Friday, April 5, 11-9pm; Saturdays, 2-4pm.

Through art and creativity, the use of different techniques, transparencies and acrylic flow, Helene expresses the depth of her soul.

Bio:

A Francophone Winnipeg artist; was born in an ambulance on her way to the hospital in St-Ludger de Milot in the Province of Québec in 1961.

Her parents affectionately nicked named her Lenie, a signature and label that stuck and clearly identifies her artwork today. Hélène studied Interior design in Saguenay Lac St-Jean and Art in Montréal. She discovered Manitoba through a self-fulfilling and rewarding youth program called KATIMAVIK.

Hélène has taught after school art programs in Québec as well as in Manitoba. She had the privilege to be a guest artist at rural events in Manitoba as well as fund raising event such as “Jazz for child heath BC” for Nanaimo General Hospital. Hélène appeared in published articles such as Hope from tragedy from Muskoka Magazine in Ontario. Her artwork has also been featured on the cover of Uniquely Manitoba.

Hélène expressed herself on highway billboards, restaurant menus, murals, portraitures, commission works, logos and on old cream cans. Art is in her heart and soul. Her favorite medium is acrylic. Hélène is inspired by emotions and immerses herself in her subject to let out more feelings.

She likes to simplify the complicated; There is a noticeable attention to texture and colors in her work. Somehow, the overall result of her paintings leaves us with a touch of curiosity. If her paintings come alive or touch people, in some ways, she feels she has done her job as an artist.

BIOGRAPHIE: Hélène Jeanne Girard (Lenie) Une artiste francophone de Winnipeg ; née en 1961 à bord d’une ambulance à St-Ludger de Milot au Québec, en chemin pour l’hôpital.

Ses parents l’ont affectueusement surnommée Lenie, un sobriquet et une signature qui sont restés et identifient clairement ses œuvres aujourd’hui. Hélène a étudié le design d’intérieur au Saguenay Lac St-Jean et l’Art à Montréal. Elle a découvert le Manitoba grâce à un programme jeunesse épanouissant et enrichissant appelé KATIMAVIK.

Hélène a enseigné des programmes d’art parascolaires au Québec ainsi qu’au Manitoba. Elle a eu le privilège d’être artiste invitée lors d’événements ruraux au Manitoba ainsi que lors d’événements de collecte de fonds tels que « Jazz for Child Heath BC » pour l’hôpital général de Nanaimo. Hélène est apparue dans des articles publiés tels que « Hope from tragedy » de la revue Muskoka en Ontario. Ses œuvres ont également figuré sur la couverture de « Uniquely Manitoba ». Hélène a laissé ses empreintes sur certains panneaux d’affichage d’autoroutes, des menus pour restaurants, des murales, des portraits, des vieilles cannes à lait. Elle a créé des logos, des chandails, bref… L’art est dans son âme, l’art est dans son cœur. Aujourd’hui, son médium est principalement l’acrylique. Hélène s’inspire d’émotions. Elle se met dans les chaussures de son sujet pour que son œuvre laisse échapper davantage d’émotions. Elle aime simplifier le compliqué. Ses toiles portent une attention particulière à la texture et aux couleurs. D’une manière ou d’une autre, le résultat global de ses œuvres nous laisse avec un soupçon de curiosité. Si ses toiles touchent les gens, d’une certaine manière, elle a le sentiment d’avoir fait son travail comme artiste.

A Tale as Old as Lime

Tyler Barrett, Praire Plaster

Gallery Hours April 18 to April 30, 2024

Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm, evenings by appointment

Meet the Artist times: Saturdays, 11am to 5pm.

Inspired by old world architecture, Tyler Barrett explores the diversity and the versatility of lime and gypsum based plasters with a modern approach.

Step into the captivating art show, “A Tale as Old as Lime,” where the versatile essence of lime is brought to life, bridging the gap between art and architecture across diverse social strata and geographical boundaries.

Lime as a decorative medium has graced the palaces of royalty and the humble abodes of common folk alike for centuries. This exhibition explores the fascinating history, versatility, and symbolism of lime, an ancient material that has played a significant role in the cultural tapestry of humanity.

Tyler Barrett, a seasoned plasterer in the trades, discovered his artistic calling by transcending the ordinary. After mastering the fundamentals of plastering, Tyler ventured into the world of fine art, specifically exploring the ancient allure of Venetian plaster. His journey took a transformative turn as he transitioned from coating walls to crafting wall art. Tyler’s creative vision infused traditional plastering techniques with a contemporary aesthetic, resulting in unique and captivating pieces. By embracing the tactile nature of Venetian plaster, he brought life to walls, turning them into canvases for his expressive creations. Tyler’s innovative approach not only elevated his career but also redefined the intersection of craftsmanship and artistic expression in the world of fine art plastering.

Fine Craft Auxiliary Gallery

various jewelry: bracelets, earrings, necklaces available year-around by Debra Glenn.

Last update April 7, 2024, 11pm. More works available in person.

To May 4: Monika Hansen (small paintings in our cabinet display) Bazil & Carol Stocki

Carol Stocki, Centre piece, $75 (includes taxes)
Carol Stocki, Round Trays, $25 each (includes taxes)
Carol Stocki, 9″ x 11″, $45 each (includes taxes)
Carol Stocki, $35 each (includes taxes) these are samples of 2 that we have/had, more available. Please contact Jordan for images of what is available or visit in person.

May 4 to June 8: Tanis Bannister, Mariam Daien Zipursky & Shona Helgastrom.

June 8 to July 13: Lois Hogg, Marcella Poirier & another TBA.

July 13 to September 7: Don Gobin, 2 more TBA

September 7 to October 19: Sonia Rothenmund & more TBA

October 19 to November 26: Noella Hanan & Ana MRC

December 17 drop off: TBA Exhibition dates January to April TBD.

Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am-5pm, evenings by appointment, open later, 11am to 9pm for First Fridays of each Month (May 4).

Monika Hansen, Fall at Birds Hill Park, 8″ x 9″, $84 (includes taxes)

Call 204-944-0809 or email jordan@cre8ery.com Please review our 2D auxiliary gallery page for samples of what we have for paintings, drawings, photography etc. Curbside pick-up available before or after hours. 

We have many more pieces in the gallery than what is available for previewing online.

Monika Hansen, Single Daisy, 6″ x 6″, $59 (includes taxes)
Monika Hansen, The Blues, 8″ x 8″, $79 (includes taxes)
Monika Hansen, Free & Happy Daisy, 7″ x 7″, $74 (includes taxes)
Monika Hansen, Quiet 1, 6″ x 9″, $74 (includes taxes)
Bazil, Heracles, 9″, Ceramic Sculpture, $60 (includes taxes)
Bazil, Delilah, 9″ Ceramic Sculpture, $60 (includes taxes)
Bazil, Apollo, 9″ Ceramic Sculpture, $60 (includes taxes)
Bazil, 9″, Ceramic Sculpture, $60 (includes taxes)
Bazil, Panacea, 9″, Ceramic Sculpture, $60 (includes taxes)

Auxiliary Gallery

S Joyal

To April 13: Jacqueline Trudeau, Cassandra Wolfe, Renay Taylor Bessant, Karis Funk, Helen Harper, Darci Madlung, Chelsea Gerstanhoffer, Smiley Craig.

To April 20: Liv Valmestad, Robert Allan Courtney, Genevie Henderson, Lydia Bartel, Qian Ding, Dione Christa Art, Elowen Megan.

This page is currently being updated with new works arriving on April 13th. Please scroll down to view works available – Please check back in a few days for more updates.

Mike Schoofs arriving April 13
Mike Schoofs
S. Joyal

Artists have 3-5 works available at the gallery, 2 samples of what is available are posted online. Visit us or contact for more! Last update April 10, 2:43pm Public Gallery Hours: Tues to Sat, 11-5, evenings by appointment; First Friday, 11-9pm (May 3). Open by appointment in the evenings.

Linda Olzewski
Linda Olzewski, arriving April 13.
Andrew Ross, Searching the Valley, Photograph, $60 (includes taxes)
Andrew Ross, Continental Drift, $60 (includes taxes)
Denise LeBleu, After the Storm, Acrylic on canvas, 16″ x 20″, $175 (includes taxes)
Denise LeBleu, Ocean Breeze, Acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 24″, $200 (includes taxes)
Murray Toews, Dark Hour Visitation
Murray Toews, Rejection of Truth, more Tba arriving april 13.
Nick Card, Natural Mystic, arriving April 13.
Nick Card, Secrets, arriving April 13
Drew Perry, arriving April 13. more tba
Drew Perry, Arriving April 13.
Stephanie Westdal, Collage Print, Arriving April 13
Stephanie Westdal, Collage Print. Arriving April 13
Jennifer LaBella, The Surface of Dreams, Watercolour on Paper, 24″ x 36″, $325 (includes taxes)
Jennifer LaBella, Dreaming of Gold, 11″ x 15″, Watercolour (framed), $180 (includes taxes)
Dione Chrysa Art, The Joy, Charcoal, 17″ x 23″, framed, $850 (includes taxes)
Dione Chrysa Art, The Invitation, Charcoal, 17″ x 23″, framed, $850 (includes taxes)
Daisy Qian Ding, Ice cream, Oil paint, embroidery and Craft beads on canvas, 12’x24’, $200 (includes taxes)
Daisy Qian Ding, Geese, Oil on canvas, 18″x24″, $300 (includes taxes)
Robert Allan Courtney, Shakespeare & Co, 24″ x 30″, $500 (includes taxes)
Robert Allan Courtney, Winnipeg Circa 1900, Acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 40″, $750 (includes taxes)
Genevie Henderson, Life Interrupted, 36″ x 36″, acrylic on canvas, $850 (includes taxes)

Call 204-944-0809 / email jordan@cre8ery.com to purchase online for pick up or shipping. For 3D artwork, jewelry, ceramics, etc. please view our fine craft page.

Masks, strongly Recommended & provided due to only staff being immune compromised. For full screen viewing, click image, click the back browser button to return to the list.

March 22 to April 27: Jennifer LaBella

April 13 to May 18: Denise LeBleu, Linda Olzewski, Drew Ross, Murray Toews, Nick Card, Mike Schoofs, Stephanie Westdal, Sonya Joyal, Drew Perry.

April 20 to May 25: Heather Gillespie, Olivia Leader, Erin C, Shirley Myren, Polina, Ruth Kamenev, C.Foster, Audrey Dagger and Dmitry Kirshner.

Gen Henderson, Toucan Fish, Acrylic on Canvas, 36″ x 25″, $600 (includes taxes)
Liv Valmestad, Polarlys, Acrylic on Canvas, Acrylic on Canvas, $1,100 (includes taxes)
Liv Valmestad, Zoom, acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 48″, 2024, $1400 (includes taxes)
Lydia Bartel, The Phenomenon of Crop Circles, 12″ x 36″, $300 (includes taxes)
Lydia Bartel, The Weave, Mounted on Graphite Canvas, 36″ x 12″, $300 (includes taxes)
Elowen Megan, Dream of Sheep, needle felted wood, 8″ x 6″, $60 (includes taxes)
Elowen Megan, Scottie Sheep, Needle felted Wood, 8″ x 6″, $60 (includes taxes)
Karis Funk, In the Deep, I found my Peace, 30″ x40″, mixed media, and oil on gallery wrapped canvas, $1200 (includes taxes)
Karis Funk, Dancing for Freedom, 24″ x 24″, mixed media and oil on gallery wrapped canvas, $576 (includes taxes)
Darci Madlung, Colour Pools 1, 6″ x 6″, $65 (includes taxes)
Darci Madlung, Colour Pools 2, 6″ x 6″, Acrylic Paint and Ink on canvas, $65 (includes taxes)
Renay Taylor Besant, Sunset Ridge, Alcohol Ink, 16″ x 20″ plus frame, Alcohol Ink, $250 (includes taxes)
Renay Taylor Besant, Hidden Mysteries, 24″ x 24″, Acrylic Pouring Medium, $400 (includes taxes)
Jackie Turnbull, 3 Tulips, Acrylic and Acrylic Marker on Canvas, 8″ x 8″ x 1.5″, Acrylic on Canvas, $50 (includes taxes)
Jackie Turnbull, My Moonstruck Petunias, Acrylic and Acrylic ink, 8″ x 8″, 1.5″, $50 (includes taxes).
Jacqueline Trudeau, Thunderbird, beadwork on velvet, 13″ x 11″, $125 (includes taxes)

May 18 to June 22: Elaine Clerc, George Tanner, Lynda Gilchuck, Ellen Hatley, Patricia Garrod, Haily Hildebrand, Jamie Plummer, Earl Rina, Timothy Peters.

May 25 to July 6: Dean Richert, Dodie Mitchell, Denis Cote, Annemarie Layman, Zoria Noad, Liz Leones, Nora Kobrinsky, Dodie Mitchell, Cathie Urgin, Corinne Flaws & Sandra Dorbo.

June 22 to July 27: Mar Desmet, Anneli Epp, Ana Azevedo, Sandra Proulx, Andrew Hiebert, Tanis Gray, with 3 more TBA.

July 6 to August 10: Jessica Masinda (7 more names TBA)

July 27 to September 21 TBA (closed from August 21, 5pm to September 5, 11am)

August 10 to September 28 (closed from August 21, 5pm to September 5, 11am): Drew Perry with 8 more TBA.

September 21 to October 26: Ana A, Jackie K, Lauren Z, Jackie T, Diana H, with 7 more TBA.

September 28 to November 2, TBA

October 26 to November 30, TBA.

November 30 to January 25 (closed from December 18 to January 9), 2026: TBA.

November 2 to December 7, TBA

Jacqueline Trudeau, Good Dog, Watercolour, 17″ x 20″, $200 (includes taxes)
Cassandra Wolfe, King of Trash Mountain, framed Collage Print, 8″ x 8″, 2023, $100 (includes taxes)

December 7 to February 1, 2026: closed from December 18 to January 9: TBA.

Cassandra Wolfe, Blue, White, Yellow, Acrylic on Canvas, 12″ x 12″, framed, $60 (includes taxes).
Smiley Craig, Love shines through, 8″ x 10″, $100 (includes taxes)
Smiley Craig, Division, 5″ x 7″, art markers on canvas, $150 (includes taxes)
Chelsea Gerstenhofer, Fall in Manitoba no. 3, Acryoic on Paper, 5″ x 7″ framed, 8″ x 10″, $60 (includes taxes)
Chelsea Gerstenhofer, Duckpond at St. Vital Park, oil on linen, 14″ x 11″, framed 17.5″ x 14.5″, $240 (includes taxes)
Helen Harper, Cedric, 12″ x 12″, Gallery wrapped canvas, acrylic pour, fluid art, $210 (includes taxes)