Still from Luella

Farandole Opening Reception

September 22, 2011 – 9:30pm to 11:45pm

As part of the exhibition Farandole, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art will host a reception on Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 9:30 p.m.following the opening reception at La Maison des artistes.

Farandole is a partnership project between Plug In ICA and La Maison des artistes visuels francophone. Plug In ICA hosts clothing pieces by French designer Pascal Jaouen alongside Calgary-based artist Sarah Houle’s multimedia offering “Luella” while La Maison des artistes presents new work by Franco-Manitoban artist Colette Balcaen in conjunction with further work by Jaouen. Shown together, the artwork of Farandole addresses cultural identity and affirmation through renewed and adapted traditions in Métis and francophone cultures, as well as shedding light on new innovations within contemporary Métis culture.

This exhibition is curated by Jenny Western.

A series of workshops will be presented by l’Alliance française September 23-25th. Please contact Odette Lours (204) 477-1515 for more info.

The exhibition at Plug In ICA runs from September 10 to October 9, 2011with a reception on Thursday, September 22 from 9:30 p.m.

The exhibition at La Maison des artistes runs from September 22 to November 10, 2011 with an opening reception and artist talk at la Maison des artistes on Thursday, September 22 from 7 p.m.

This event is free for all and all are welcome.