Winnipeg Arts Council

ART TALK/ART WALK: ‘Defying Conformity, Discovery through Painting’

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May 3

'Defying Conformity, Discovery through Painting'

With Artist Derek Bassey. Moderated by Susan Freig.

5:30pm: Doors open

2nd floor, The Output at Artspace, 100 Arthur St.

Free entry/cash bar/snacks

6pm: Art Talk

Derek Bassey is a self-teaching, emerging artist, born and raised in Nigeria and now living in Canada.

His artwork explores identity, death, legacy, and love, and draws inspiration from visions, music lyrics, and his favorite photos.

Working primarily in oils on canvas, each brush stroke is both question and answer to the endless mysteries of life, self, and other.

Derek sees something of himself in everything he paints, welcoming all the dimensions of his identity.

7:15-9pm: Guided Art Walk to a selection of Exchange District Galleries and Studios

ART TALK/ART WALK will also be streamed live on Instagram.

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ART TALK/ART WALK is presented by First Fridays in the Exchange with the generous support of The Winnipeg Art Council and The Manitoba Arts Council.