Cre8ery Gallery & Studio and Bhavni Bhakoo: Anmol Zeyvar 'Precious Jewels', January 6 - February 1

Announcing our next show, the first for 2022: Anmol Zeyvar by Bhavni Bhakoo reflects on artist's East Indian culture and heritage, January 6 to February 1, 2022 @cre8ery in Winnipeg's Exchange District at 125 Adelaide on the Second floor. For artist bio and statement please review this link here: Anmol Zeyvar "Precious Jewels" | cre8ery

Introducing Our New Gallery Hours for 2022-2023:

Tuesday to Saturday, 11-5pm. we will continue to be open "by appointment made in advance before or after hours on those days of the week as well".

**cre8ery will be closed for a holiday break from December 22 to January 6th at 11am; however I will be checking my emails every few days for high priority items such as this!

"Anmol Zeyvar" (Precious Jewels) started as a series of women adorned in traditional East Indian jewelry. While Bhavni Bhakoo was recovering from surgery, unable to paint, she was inspired by the beauty of Northern Manitoba nature and landscapes. Awed by what she calls 'God's palette and art, she decided to include these photographs into the exhibition to honour her culture and the adornment of Mother Nature's incredible display of seasons.

Each face she painted is reminiscent of women in her life and she has labelled them with their actual names. The jewelry used in each painting hers that she has worn. She has been influenced by the 'Madhubani' style of village folk art from India.

The specific style calls for patterns, nature, and certain creatures symbolic in my culture, like the peacock, outlining most elements with a black line and framing them in ostentatious fabric used in East Indian clothing.

Bhavni is a Winnipeg based multi-media artist. She mainly works with acrylics on canvas with her subject matter reflecting her East Indian heritage. She is a filmmaker which inspired her to delve in photography. She is a grandmother of two and shares her time between downtown Winnipeg and her lake home in Hnausa (a small community in the Interlake). This is her fourth solo exhibition at cre8ery.