Opening Reception & Book Signing for Rita Winkler: My Art, My World

by Shelby Smith

Image advertising guided tours of the exhibition, "Ruth Cuthand: Beads of Truth" taking place on November 13 & 23 at 2pm. Cost of admission is regular admission plus $2. Black background with white and light green text. Featured artworks include a beaded depiction of a MRI brain scan and a bundle of folded grey blankets with red ribbon and beaded patches representing smallpox.
My Art, My World is an exhibition featuring 28 colourful watercolour paintings by Rita Winkler, a young woman with Down syndrome.
 
We invite you to join us for the opening celebration on June 16th from 4-6pm. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
 
Rita, along with her mother Helen and uncle Mark, will be in attendance. The three have recently released a children’s book titled My Art, My World and will be signing copies at the reception. Copies of the book can be purchased from the Douglas Family Art Centre for $19.95.
 
This exhibition is also a fundraiser for the Kenora Association for Community Living. Rita’s framed paintings, calendar, notecards, and more will be available to purchase with all proceeds going to support KACL.

Did you know?

Kenora was once claimed by Ontario and by Manitoba. Both provinces claimed the area between 1878 and 1884. The case was resolved in 1884 by Queen Victoria’s Privy Council, the highest court in the world at the time.

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