Upcoming Community Gallery exhibition featuring emerging Brandon-based artists

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The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba is proud to host a new exhibition,
entitled In Process, featuring Brandon-based youth artists Angelica Campbell Elizalde, Catrina Onyshko, Anthony Conales, and Robyn E., all of whom are in the process of developing their professional art practices. The exhibition will be featured in the AGSM’s Community Gallery from Thursday, July 28th to August 19th, 2022.

Focused on the creative processes of emerging artists, In Process highlights their
personal approaches to artmaking, as well as the way in which each faces various social, political, and personal issues in their lives. From participation in the exhibition Before I Go To Bed Tonight (Winter 2022), to commissioned work in the AGSM’s gift shop, each artist demonstrated initiative in pursuing an arts-based career path by seeking out professional engagement with the AGSM. While the artists vary in their media, their works interweave to create an exhibition that highlights not only the final product, but also the process of their creativity. Finished acrylic paintings hang beside sketchbook drafts, which document each artist’s personal art practice.

This exhibition was curated by George Phillips, the AGSM c uratorial assistant.An
emerging artist himself, his primary goal was to highlight the talent of young artists in the Brandon arts community. “I was interested not just in the artist’s finished works, but also their development from an idea to the execution, and the parallels of that process to the development of the artists themselves. We chose young, enthusiastic artists specifically because of the initiative they have already shown at the AGSM, and it is an understatement to say it’s a pleasure to see what they’ve been doing with this platform.”

The opening reception will be held in-person on Thursday, July 28th at 5 PM. The public
is invited to an in-person tour of the exhibition each Wednesday afternoon between 1 P.M. and 2 P.M. Private tours may be arranged on Saturdays by contacting info@agsm.ca before noon on Tuesday.

The AGSM would like to thank the Kayes Family Fund, the City of Brandon, Young
Canada Works, the Manitoba Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts for their continued support of the AGSM’s exhibitions and programming.