In Praise of Crafts - 1979/1981/1983/1985/1988

C2 Centre for Craft
1-329 Cumberland Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 1T2
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A Manitoba Retrospective 39 years in the making!

Names engraved in the history of Manitoba craft and design like Koop, Nickel, Rice, Thorkelsson, Van Sewell and more, come together to celebrate 39 years of Craft support and exhibition in Manitoba and their own connection to it.

In 1979, the Crafts Guild of Manitoba held their first “In Praise of Crafts” juried exhibit to belatedly celebrate their 50th Anniversary. The fifth and last “In Praise of Crafts” exhibit was held in 1988, to celebrate their 60th “Diamond Jubilee” Anniversary. Over the course of these five shows, almost 700 works were exhibited, representing hundreds of artists. It was ground breaking at the time as a juried venue for artists practicing in craft media to showcase their work in Manitoba. It raised the profile and credibility of craft to a new level.

Featured Artists:

• Lee Anderson

• Anne Ayre

• Karen Dahl

• James Doran

• Kathryne Koop

• Grace Nickel

• Duane Perkins

• David Rice

• Elaine Rounds

• David Square & Penny Jones Square

• Gerdine Strong

• Marilyn Stothers

• Ione Thorkelsson

• Shirley Tyderkie 

• Jordan Van Sewell


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