Martha Street Studio — News


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Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1A2

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Martha Street Studio & Centre [3] Residency Exchange Artist Talks: Sept. 22 + Oct. 6 (postponed)

images left to right: Hide & Seek by Laine Groeneweg, mezzotint, 2016 | GARGOYLE (work in progress), Scar Tissue Series by Susan Aydan Abbott, digital photograph of silicone and foam sculpture cast, 2017

Martha Street Studio has teamed up with Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts in Hamilton, Ontario, on a Residency Exchange program. Laine Groeneweg and Susan Aydan Abbott are the inaugural recipients of the residency. Join us at Martha Street Studio on September 22nd from 7-8pm for an artist talk with Groeneweg, and on October 6th from 7-8pm for an artist talk with Abbott. **Due to unforeseen circumstances, Abbott's talk is being postponed**

Both events are free and open to the public.

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Exhibition: Waterfront

Blackfriars, etching on Kurotani and Taiwanese papers, foamcore, acrylic, 2013

Yael Brotman

September 8th, 2017 to October 21st, 2017
Opening: September 8th, 5-8pm

Artist Talk: Saturday September 9, 3pm

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Registration now open for Fall Classes!!

We are now accepting registrations for our Fall Session of Classes and Workshops!     Class sizes are small so call now to save your spot!

See below for a full listing of times, dates and course descriptions. 

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Thank you to our Folk Festival Volunteers!!

We just concluded another wonderful One Stop Print Shop weekend at the Winnipeg International Folk Festival!!    Huge thanks to our staff and volunteers: Kristin, Jenny, Peter, Sarah, Lisa, Bram, Mariana, Talula and Chanelle!!   As you can see Peter got quite carried away!

Longtime volunteer Gary Styrchak nominated for WAC Arts Award

Martha Street Studio is pleased to have nominated Gary Styrchak for the Winnipeg Arts Council's Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Outstading Volunteer Arts Award for his long history of volunteer service to Martha Street Studio and his many contributions to the Winnipeg arts and culture community.  

Gary is Martha Street Studio's longest serving board member, having served since the reorganization of MSS in 2001. He has acted as secretary to the board with consistent attendance and is a solid team player and contributor to all matters of the board. It is acknowledged by the former and current membership of MSS that without the sustained effort by Gary and other volunteers, involving countless hours, the current MSS facility would not have been developed or become operational.

Aside from being a valued board member and volunteer, Gary is an artist, graphic designer, exhibit designer, instructor, and woodcarver who holds a diploma in Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba.

Winners for the WAC Arts Awards will be announced at the Mayor's Luncheon for the Arts on June 8th, 2017.

Remembering Former Winnipeg City Councillor Harvey Smith

Martha Street Studio wouldn't be the same without former Winnipeg City Councillor Harvey Smith. Smith was a proud supporter of the arts. From advocating for the Manitoba Printmakers Association Inc. in early days, through print workshops organized at the Daniel MacIntyre School Division through to being the driver in our first ever Steamroller Print Festival (as pictured above). We will miss you Harvey!

New Studio Edition by Simon Hughes

work in progress

John Graham’s Mural 'Northern Lights' (1963, mosaic tile, aluminum and acrylic) at the Winnipeg International Airport (now destroyed)

by Simon Hughes

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New folio of prints by Denis Lessard

h_éros by Denis Lessard

h_éros by Denis Lessard

Folio of three screen printed images in folder, edition of ten

printed by Andrew Lodwick

Image size: 12 x 9 inches on 21 x 15 inch paper



Each print presents a pairing of images in two vibrant colours : historical artworks in printmaking by Crispijn van de Passe and Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem, superimposed with figures from vintage and current advertising.

As suggested in the project’s title, the idea is to put forward the homoreoticism in the mythological or advertising hero figure. The project was triggered especially by my discovery of the very sexy works by 16th century Dutch printmaker and painter, Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem. As well, h_éros is a continuation of my earlier printmaking projects such as L’Air/Maillol and La cuisine, which I have developed in the 1990s (printed by Peter Braune at New Leaf Editions in Vancouver) and Tendresses in the early 2000s (printed by Francine Turcotte at Atelier Presse Papier in Trois-Rivières).