Artist Presentations

Interesting topics for your next agenda!

WAVE artists can deliver art-based presentations at meetings, conferences, retreats and community gatherings.  A variety of options exist to meet client needs.  Upon review of the presentations listed below, please call the artists directly to discuss your needs.  Or, if you need assistance, call our Coordinator at 204-642-9597 or write to her at: mvanheld@gmail.com

Monday Mornings with Milli Flaig-Hooper

Paper Artist

Milli can usually be found in her studio making creative, hand-made paper out of recycled paper.  She invites you to join her in this adventure for a period of 2 to 3 hours.  During this time, you will be her assistant in the working process.  This option is available to individuals who want to learn more about this age-old art.  Please call Rose at 204-771-3218 to make arrangements.  Cost is free, however, donations are gratefully accepted.

Lake Winnipeg by Gayle Halliwell - 

an Artist working in a variety of media

This artist has lake water in her veins!

 

As a seasoned keynote speaker, she will capture audiences at community and

business/corporate events with presentations inspired by the Interlake. 

From 20 to 90 minutes, these can be paired with a hands-on art experience or

action-oriented activity if desired. Suggested presentations below; more topics

can be customized to your event.  

Please call Gayle at 204-389-3832 to discuss details and fees. 

Vibrant Canola Watercolour on Canvas

Yes, luminous watercolours are possible on canvas! Gayle will let you in on the secret that makes these possible. Change your mind? That’s easy with watercolour on canvas. This is a demonstration that can be done at your event, conference, gathering—and customized for you from 10-30 minutes in length. Also possible to format this as a 2-hour workshop; contact for details. Audience: Adult; minimum 6/maximum 10 for workshop.

 

Algae Blooms in Acrylic Inks

Gayle has lake water in her veins, and she loves exploring Lake Winnipeg’s ever-changing beauty and challenges. She will share with you her technique for creating award-winning paintings of algae blooms that threaten the Lake.

This is a demonstration that can be done at your event, conference, gathering - and customized for you from 10-30 minutes in length. 

Audience 12 years to adult; fee negotiable; no maximum. 

Also possible to format this as a 2-hour workshop; contact for details.

 

Smooshing – Encaustic in Action 

No, it’s not really a technical term but Gayle uses smooshing to create fabulous

fantasy compositions in wax and oil pigment. You have to see it to believe it. This

is a demonstration that can be done at your event, conference, gathering—and

customized for you from 10-30 minutes in length. 

Audience 12 years to adult; fee negotiable; no maximum. 

Also possible to format this as a 2-hour workshop; contact for details.

Barn Quilts – A Road Trip Worth Taking 

See Pelican’s Pouch, a barn quilt by Gayle Halliwell, and the Interlake Barn Quilt Trail in a short visual presentation that will be a feast for the eyes. This presentation requires a/v equipment, can be customized for you from 10 to 30 minutes in length. 

Audience 12 years to adult; fee negotiable; no maximum. 

Also possible is a 4-hour barn quilt painting workshop; call for details

 

Lake Winnipeg Under Siege

Living on her boat in the summer, Gayle has seen up close and uncomfortably the results of threats to Lake Winnipeg. Stunning visuals will lead you into the world of challenges faced by our great prairie ocean. This presentation requires a/v equipment, can be customized for you from 20 to 40 minutes in length. 

Audience 12 years to adult; fee negotiable; no maximum. 

Also possible is an accompanying Algae Bloom in Ink workshop (1.5 to 2 hours); contact for details.

Lake Winnipeg Imagined 

Using vibrant acrylic, squishy clay, and soft watercolour paintings, Gayle will talk about the inspiration behind her creative works and the reasons for her passion. This presentation can be customized for you from 20 to 30 minutes in length, and may require a/v equipment. 

Audience 12 years to adult; fee negotiable; no maximum. 

This can also be an on-location, 2-hour harbour experience, audience for on-location is adult only.

The Lighthouses of Lake Winnipeg 

A touch of beauty, a bit of history, and a lot of interest form this visual presentation

about the lighthouses that once dotted the shores of our lake. Some remain, and

Gayle will reveal their locations and secrets. This presentation can be customized

for you from 20 to 30 minutes. 

Audience 12 to adult; fee negotiable; no maximum. 

An accompanying workshop option is available for presentations in Winnipeg Beach,

and can include a guided visit to the Winnipeg Beach lighthouse nearby for guided

photographing, sketching, or plein air painting. Workshop option is also 12 years

to adult; fee depending upon details.

 

Lake Winnipeg – An Amazing Muse 

Dive into Lake Winnipeg with Gayle as she shares decades of images taken of the lake from her floating summer home and her land-locked winter shore. Swim in the beauty of our great prairie ocean. This presentation can be customized for you from 20 to 30 minutes in length, and may require a/v equipment. 

Audience 12 to adult; fee negotiable; no maximum. 

This can also be an on-location, 2-hour harbour experience. Harbour experience is adult only; fee depending upon details.