WAVE Interlake Artist’s Studio Tour, Aug 31 2013

Winnipeg Beach ART & CULTURE Co-op Inc.
Is excited to present their annual ~ Self-Guided Artists Studio Tour
Saturday & Sunday 10 am ~ 6 pm
The public is invited to tour the studios and participating artists of the Interlake, eager & pleased to welcome you. The tour focuses on the art & culture of their communities, essentially a self-guided tour enabling visitors to speak with the artists and view their work in very picturesque locations.


North of Winnipeg, take the scenic route through cottage country along Lake Winnipeg’s western shore, experience the vastness of Netley Creek and Oak Hammock Marshes, leave the beaten path for charming country lanes, take a trip inland to Stonewall.

Cover the whole tour in a round trip loop, make it a day or a weekend adventure. Great restaurants, picnic sites, sandy beaches, a refreshing dip, inspiring historic sites, first class accommodations, and of course, an art experience close up and personal!


Heading North towards Gimli on Highway 8





Heidi Hunter’s Interlake Studio

 Watch out!  Award-winnning artist Heidi Hunter runs with scissors!  Always on the cutting edge of inspiration, Heidi produces colourful arts quilts to warm your walls, gorgeous hand-dyed silk and cotton garments, and one-of a kind cotton fabric for quilters.

The Runs with Scissors Studio is also filled with her photography, print-making, and painting.  It’s a visual feast and an oasis of colour and creativity.

Visit her full website at: www.runswithscissors.ca



Heidi Hunter (left)


C. F. Casey Guitars

Fred studied classical guitar at the renowned Conservatorio Nacional de Musica in Mexico City from 1970-74, earning a Performer’s Diploma.

In 1980 he studied guitar making under master luthier Božo Podunavac, and in 1997 received a Manitoba Arts Council grant to take a master class in archtop guitar construction from luthier Tom Ribbecke.

In 2006 Fred was a guest speaker at the “Movimiento del Tiple Puertorriqueño” (the Puerto Rican Tiple Movement) conference in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and one of his travel guitars was added to the Tiple museum’s collection of small stringed instruments.

For 30 years he exhibited his instruments in the Winnipeg Folk Festival’s Hand Made Village, and in 2008 the Festival commissioned him to build a guitar for world-renowned guitarist Richard Thompson.

In 2011 Fred served on the organizing committee and contributed two instruments for “The Art of the Guitar”, an exhibit of Manitoba Luthiers.

Fred has instruments in Australia, Germany, Norway, Puerto Rico, England, the United States and Canada.



Luthier Fred Casey


Ukuleles and Luthier tools





The Paper Fifrildi – Papermaking

A graduate of Gimli High School,  Milli only discovered her interest in papermaking during the fall of 2007 when she began experimenting with some shredded paper.  Her interest and ability have grown to produce some very interesting pieces.  The recycled paper reflects her creativity and ultimately her personality.  The final sheet of paper is unique each time.

All the paper used is in its original colour, nothing else is added, except for the occasional embellishment.  Even those embellishments are pieces of paper left over from previous papermaking projects.  Hardly anything is wasted. With some help from creative collaborators, the various products produced from the paper are also unique and beautiful.

Besides papermaking, Milli also enjoys sports, music, games shows and a fine glass of wine.  Milli has been able to show many people over the years that having an extra chromosome (Down syndrome) and autism should not limit your abilities.

See more of her work at: www.thepaperfifrildi.com

Handmade paper by Milli



How to make paper. Mulch it in a blender



Manitoba Landscape and Cloudscape


The Arnes Farmers Market north of Gimli has really expanded in three years!


Chad of Flatlander Coffee Roasters does a pour over



South Beach at Gimli


Art by Kathy Hastie

Kathy was born in Arden, Manitoba and spent her eary years in Transcona.  She sang in choirs and as a soloist.

Moving to Gimli in 1969 where she raised her 3 children.  Kathy was a early member of the ‘Gimli Art Club’ and served as president in 1973 and was also involved in the building commitee, making possible the GAC as a gallery.  She sat on the board of the Manitoba Arts Council for over four years to encourage their outreach beyond the Winnipeg perimeter.

Kathy taught many workshops for over 25 years at the ‘Gimli Art Club’ and also as part of the ‘Artist in Residence’ program throughout Manitoba.

She has received and won many awards for her creations over the last four decades.

Having worked in most mediums, acrylic, watercolour, oil, she especially likes working in the ‘multi-media’ style of creativity. Learning, moving forward, thinking outside the box and making life an adventure.

KATHLEEN YVONNE HASTIE On August 20, 2013, at her home, Kathleen (Kathy) Yvonne Hastie, suddenly passed away. She was born January 21, 1935. She leaves to mourn three children, Michael (Eleanor), Matthew (Erica) and Eric; her grandchildren, Christopher, Robert and Andrew. She is survived by her sister Betty Halas (Winnipeg) and brother Bruce Ball (B.C.); former husband Bob Hastie; and many nieces and nephews and long time friends. Kathy was born in Arden, Manitoba, and has made her home in Gimli, Manitoba, since 1969. Her younger years were spent in Transcona where she pursued her first love of music and solo singing. A member of the Gimli Art Club since 1973, she served as president for three years and was the chairperson in charge of the Building Committee for the present gallery. Kathy served as a member of the Manitoba Arts Council on the Visual Literary Committee and was the first chairperson for the Manitoba Arts Council, Visual Arts Bank. She was a member of the Manitoba Society of Artists. Kathy taught many workshops for over 25 years at the Gimli Art Club and also as part of the Artist in Residence program throughout Manitoba. She has received and won many awards for her creations over the last four decades. Having worked in most mediums; acrylic, water colour and oil. She especially liked working with multi-media, learning, moving forward, thinking outside the box and making life an adventure. Funeral service will be held on Monday, August 26, 2013, in Gilbart Funeral Chapel, Gimli, Manitoba, at 1:00 p.m. with viewing one hour prior to. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gimli Art Club, Box 1998, Gimli, MB R0C 1B0. Gilbart Funeral Home, Gimli, in care of arrangements. www.gilbartfuneralhome.com


Collage by Kathy Hastie



Kirk Creed’s Pottery house

Kirk Creed has been a studio potter since 1970, was a founding partner of Winnipeg’s Mostly Stoneware and ran a rural pottery near Woodlands Manitoba for 25 years.

  Mr Creed spent 3 years building an experimental pottery in Swaziland Africa in the 80’s and, as a journeyman, travelled to Denmark and throughout the UK.

  Active in the promotion and teaching of his craft he has trained apprentices and given workshops in schools and at colleges, travelled to remote First Nation communities and given many public demonstrations at festivals and art fairs all over North America.

  His work has been exhibited and collected Internationally and is included in the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s permanent collection.  Creed received the Lt Governor’s Medallion in 1992 for his contributions to the crafts.

  Now residing on 80 forested acres north of Gimli, Kirk Creed harvests fuel for his wood burning kiln from his own managed woodlot.

  Kirk makes functional and decorative stoneware that reflects his interest in Medieval European wares, most of it salt glazed.

A pioneer log home in Manitoba. Built at least 100 years ago by first generation immigrants.





Pottery by Kirk Creed, Manitoba


Kirk and his wood fired kiln


Inside the kiln










Inside Veronica’s studio

As a self taught painter Veronica Green tries to bring meaning by finding and expanding the drawn line through colour and illusion of space.  All aspects of Nature and the human condition are important elements to her work.


 – studied drawing, printmaking and photography at University of Manitoba

 – set designer for Haystack Theater Beausejour  Manitoba 1997-9

  – member of Selkirk Community Art Center for 8 years

 – founded Edward Schreyer High School Art Club

   (1998) which stimulated the return of art classes to the curriculum.



Kirk and Veronica’s Dog Misty, poses for the camera



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