River West Artworks
Original Art, Artisan Works and Photographs by Jan Jenkins and Brian Erickson


(posted on 8 Dec 2016)

I was invited by Bev Morton to participate in Wayne Arthur Gallery's annual December group show, the theme this year was "How Does Your Garden Grow?" with 50 artists participating. Set-up was scheduled for December 1st with the show opening reception on December 4th. The Wayne Arthur Gallery is located at 186 Provencher Blvd. in the historic St. Boniface district of Winnipeg, a quaint gallery with beautiful original art, hand-made original prints, pottery, glasswork, and more. Wayne Arthur Gallery also carries some of my unframed original linocuts and artcards.

The drive into Winnipeg from Dauphin can be very iffy in wintertime with unexpected snowstorms closing highways. As some of you know, I don't drive a car as I'm unable to multi-task as required for safe driving. Me darlin' B was very supportive and said he would drive me in and we lucked out on good road conditions. I and others assisted Robert with the show set up, and I enjoyed chatting with artists and others during the reception. I met some wonderful people and while at the gallery I couldn't resist buying a beautiful glass dish hand-crafted by glass artist Angel Calnek.

While in Winnipeg we stayed with family and visited with them and other Winnipeg friends - a big thanks to those who hosted our stay and invited us for suppers. A dear friend also gifted me a beautiful eternity scarf she knitted. Our return home was just right as the day after we returned home a storm closed the highways from Winnipeg to the Saskatchewan Border. I am so fortunate and very grateful!