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


It's here! "More Than Just The Art....." opening show! I am so pleased to be part of this group exhibit now touring Manitoba. My diptychs "Connections I and II" are amongst 50+ artist works being showcased by this touring exhibition. This project, driven by Pauline Braun and Audrey Lute, invited over 60 artists to secretly participate and be challenged by creating work within structured guidelines, not knowing who else was involved. A 'hand' of creative cards were pulled for each artist, the cards' instructions used for inspiration and incorporating into their artwork. With much imaginative interpretation and artistic license of course!!

Here's the creative guidelines I was assigned:

Technique: Collage
Layout: In the form of a diagram, chart or map
Text: Abstract, non-verbal, gibberish
Paper: Pre-treated (crumpled, dipped, textured, decorative, etc)
Colour: Favourite
Image: Found Image
Adjectives: Quiet or subtle, encyclopedic, non-sequential, monotonous, ordinary or mundane.

So happy I was invited to particpate in this group project, the result of which is now touring Manitoba! This exhibit will be on display at The Watson Art Centre here in Dauphin a year from now and I can't wait to see in person the other pieces created from the randomly drawn creative instructions we were each assigned!