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What: Leo Mol Sunday Series
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When: June 4, 2006 until August 27, 2006 ::PAST EVENT::
Organization:   Partners In The Park
 Where: Leo Mol Sculpture Gardens in Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, MB
 More Info:   Come and meander amongst the sculptures of one of Canada's most revered artists and breathe in the fresh, fragrant scent in the garden. Listen carefully as the sounds of live jazz music begin!
Phone 888-5466
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What: Funny Papers
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When: May 27, 2006 until September 10, 2006 ::PAST EVENT::
Organization:   Winnipeg Art Gallery
 Where: 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB
 More Info:   Marvel Comics, Canadian Political Cartoons, & Contemporary Art
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Phone 786-6641
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What: Aesthetics and Design: Decorative Arts 1870-1930 (Winnipeg)
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When: April 1, 2006 until August 27, 2006 ::PAST EVENT::
Organization:   Winnipeg Art Gallery
 Where: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB
 More Info:   April 1 to August 20, 2006

The last decades of the 19th century and the early decades of the 20th century witnessed the introduction of several key design movements still wildly popular today. Aesthetic Movement, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco are all nomenclature from those eras denoting design periods which followed and built upon each other, spreading internationally in their impact.

The WAG’s Mezzanine Gallery will showcase decorative arts of various media: glass, metal, ceramic, and textile dating from the 1870s through the 1930s. Works on display will include those by such prominent designers and artists as Georg Jensen, Archibald Knox, Galle, Tiffany, Susie Cooper, Clarice Cliff, Lalique, William de Morgan, Steuben, C. R. Ashbee and the Guild of Handicraft, and Wiener Werkstatte among others. The diversity of works exhibited is testament to the brilliant and creative visual energies of the period, responsible for some of the most recognizable design motifs/elements of recent history.
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What: Funny Papers: Marvel Comics, Cdn Political Cartoons, and Art
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When: May 27, 2006 until September 10, 2006 ::PAST EVENT::
Organization:   The Winnipeg Art Gallery
 Where: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB
 More Info:   Funny Papers: Marvel Comics, Canadian Political Cartoons, and Contemporary Art?
May 27 to September 10, 2006

Original artwork and storyboards featuring Marvel Comics Superhero characters, along with political cartoons from the Winnipeg Free Press and the Toronto Star "poke a finger" at politics, humour, production, pop culture, and nostalgia.

In the 1970s, The Winnipeg Art Gallery began an initiative to push the boundaries by asking the question “is this Art?” in relation to objects such as comic books, quilts, pinball machines(!), editorial cartoons, craft, and even photography.

One of the first groundbreaking exhibitions of this period was The Structure of the Comic Book (1973) which sought to investigate the techniques of storytelling used by comic book artists with a secondary motive to address the debate between notions of high and low forms of art. An impressive and exhaustive exhibition, approximately 50 works were borrowed directly from Marvel Comics in New York City.

The loan comprised original inked drawings, panels, progressive proofs, and final prints by these award winning artists and their infamous characters: Rich Buckler: The Avengers; Sal Buscema: Captain America and the Falcon; Gil Kane: The Invincible Iron Man; Gil Kane and Tom Palmer: The Daredevil and the Black Widow; Gil Kane and Joe Sinnott: The Mighty Thor; John Romita: The Amazing Spiderman; and Barry Smith: Conan the Barbarian.

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At Art for Lunch, 12:10pm on Wednesday, June 14, Mary Reid, Curator of Contemporary Art and Photography, Designer Stephanie Whitehouse, Preparator Dan Dell’Agnese, and artist Andrew Lodwick discuss the power of the comic.
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What: Situation Comedy: Humour in Recent Art
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When: June 10, 2006 until September 3, 2006 ::PAST EVENT::
Organization:   Winnipeg Art Gallery
 Where: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB
 More Info:   June 10 to September 3, 2006

The human condition has been the subject of comedy for eons, from ancient Greek theatre to the daily comic strip. During the past five to ten years, however, humour has turned up with increasing frequency in contemporary art, perhaps satisfying an urgent need among artists and audiences alike to reflect upon the absurdity of daily existence.

Situation Comedy presents more than sixty works—video and sound installations, paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs—by both younger and more established contemporary artists working primarily in North America and Europe. These artists employ parody and satire, slapstick, and practical jokes to establish an immediate rapport with their viewers, to encourage laughter in museum environments that are too often considered sacrosanct and austere.

Situation Comedy is a traveling exhibition organized and circulated by Independent Curators International (iCI), New York. The exhibition was curated by Dominic Molon and Michael Rooks. The exhibition, tour, and catalogue are made possible, in part, by grants from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, with additional support from the iCI International Associates and the iCI independents. The Winnipeg Art Gallery acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
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What: Ciao! Winnipeg: Taste the World for Lunch
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When: August 1, 2006 until August 31, 2006 ::PAST EVENT::
 Where: Various restaurants throughout Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB
 More Info:   August 1 - 31
During the entire month of August, ten of Winnipeg's best restaurants invite you to taste the city's ethnic diversity, every day, for lunch.

Only $8 per person at each participating restaurant (does not include tax or tip).
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