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WAG Symposium Highlighting Women Artists

January 16, 2011 7:25 AM | Entertainment

By Sarah Klein

The first symposium focused on the cultural work by women artists will be presented in an upcoming exhibit at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) is partnering with the WAG to put on the display January 20 to 22 in the Muriel Richardson Auditorium.

“The WAG is leading the way in providing this exciting opportunity to bring together women sculptural practitioners from across Canada to network, to discuss issues pertaining to three dimensional work, and to share professional experiences and strategies,” said WAG Director Stephen Borys.

The keynote speaker on opening night will be Canadian-American sculptor Catherine Widgery, whose work depicting the bison and wheat torches on the St. Norbert bridge would be most familiar to Winnipeggers. The Saturday speaker is Mexican artist Yolanda Paulsen. Paulsen’s work explores themes of unity and the interconnectedness of animate and inanimate objects.

The cost for the full three-day symposium is $200. Tickets for only the keynote speakers can be purchased separately. The Thursday speaker tickets are $25 with the reception included, or $15 without the reception. Tickets are $30 for the Saturday keynote speaker.

A registration form and further information is available at WAG.ca.