Graffiti Gallery: GRAFFITI GALLERY SET TO HOST THE COLLAGE PARTY - SERIES OF COLLAGE PARTIES CREATED BY PAUL BUTLER; LED BY LOCAL ARTISTS, November 28 - February 16

SERIES OF COLLAGE PARTIES CREATED BY PAUL BUTLER; LED BY LOCAL ARTISTS

Touring collage pavilion The Collage Party created by Paul Butler exhibiting in Graffiti Gallery; three collage parties set to be led by artists, musicians, dancers.

The Collage Party invites the community to create, chat, and collage in this series of parties held at Graffiti Gallery. Collages made during these parties will be exhibited at the gallery throughout the show run.

As Paul Butler, creator of The Collage Party will not be in attendance, we invited local artists to lead the parties in Paul's place. These artists will lead the group in a fun evening of collage and friends. Our artist lineup includes Meganelizabeth Diamond (Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, photo, collage), Todd Kowalski (bassist of Propagandhi, charcoal, oils), and The Weather Parade Dance Theatre. Each artist will bring elements of their own practice into the party, incorporating music, moving images, and dance. All of the artwork featured in the exhibition will be made throughout the run of the show, which will give community members a chance to exhibit their own work as well as build an evolving community voice into the show's foundation.

Launch Party: Friday, 6 December, 2019. 7 – 11 PM.

Exhibition Run: 28 November 2019 (soft opening) – 14 February 2020

Following Party Dates: 6 December 2019, 9 January 2020, 23 January 2020

Admission is free with donation of a non-perishable food item.

About the Artist: Considered multi-disciplinary, Butler's practice is focused around community, collaboration and artist-run activity. Butler has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; White Columns, New York City; Creative Growth Art Centre, Oakland; and La Maison Rouge, Paris. @the_other_paul_butler , @the_collage_party

Graffiti Art Programming Inc. is a not-for-profit community art centre dedicated to celebrating the many roles that the arts play in the lives of all Manitobans and is committed to enhancing the cultural well-being of communities and neighbourhoods.