Travelling Exhibit Showcasing Prairie Artists

Travelling Exhibit Showcasing Prairie Artists

Winnipeg artist Grace Nickel will be showcasing her pieces at Prairie Excellence beginning today. (HANDOUT)

An art exhibit travelling across the prairies will open up in Winnipeg today, featuring the works of 35 craft artists from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Prairie Excellence showcases the best of contemporary fine craft artists from across the three Canadian provinces.

The exhibit includes jury-selected work by emerging, mid-career and established Manitoba artists including Grace Nickel, Kathryne Koop, Robert Wilson, and others.

A reception from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. tonight will officially open the exhibit, where the Manitoba Hydro Best in Manitoba Award will also be announced.

Prairie Excellence will run from April 28 to May 28, 2011 in Gallery 1C03 at 515 Portage Avenue. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.