It was a pleasure being at the Golden Prairie Arts Council gallery in Carman, Manitoba on Thursday July 4th to open 'Prairie & Beyond ll'. I enjoyed discussing the works with the folks who came out to celebrate, as well as sign a few copies of the accompanying book, 'Prairie and Beyond' (published by Turnstone Press). The event coincided with a 'renovation celebration' filled with wonderful local music featuring, amongst others, the 'Train Gang' which also boasts as one of its members the Golden Prairie Arts Council's Director, Brenda Major. A ribbon cutting ceremony signified the beginnning of renovations to the 100-year old train station now serving as the home for the Golden Prairie Arts Council. The exhibition, sponsored by the Manitoba Arts Network, consists of 12 large format photographs and runs from July 3 to July 28.
Check out more photos of the exhibition as well as the courtyard murals by clicking on the photo!
Reporter Tara Krzysztofik of PortageOnline.com published the following story about Mike's exhibition 'Prairie and Beyond' currently showing at the 'Portage and District Arts Centre' in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. The exhibition is sponsored by the Manitoba Arts Network and based on Mike's latest book of the same name, published by Turnstone Press.
Svjetlana Mlinarevic of The Portage Daily Graphic talks about Mike Grandmaison's photographs of 'Prairie & Beyond' I Traveling Exhibition currently showing in Portage La Prairie at the Portage and District Arts Central Gallery until June 26, 2013. A number of the prints in the exhibition 'Prairie & Beyond' can be found in Mike's coffee table book 'Mike Grandmaison' Prairie & Beyond' published by Tursntone Press.
Mike Grandmaison's 'Golden Light' is currently showing at 'La Maison des Artistes' in St. Boniface (Winnipeg), Manitoba. Mike is a member of the centre for francophone visual artists which features some of its artists' artwork in an outdoor display called LA BOITE LUMINEUSE. 'Golden Light' will be on display from May through October, 2013.
A tour of the print exhibition 'Prairie and Beyond' is currently traveling through December 2014. Two shows have been created from the collection of 39 large-scale photographs which launched at Winnipeg's Pixels 2.1 Gallery: a smaller show (SS) of 12 photographs and a larger show (LS) of 26 photographs. Each show consists of different photographs.