Congratulations to our grand prizes winners who are both taking home a Yamaha digital grand piano:
Wayne Manishen and Allan Beach
The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra would like to thank St. John’s Music and Yamaha for its sponsorship of the Yamaha Grand Piano Raffle. We would also like to thank Inn at the Forks and our artists, Shirley Elias, Ludolf Grollé, Pat McCullough, Manny Schulz and Kathrynne Koop for their generous support. And thank you to all our raffle buyers, we very much appreciate your support.
Fascinating Rhythm, Acrylic on canvas, gel medium, oil pen, 38 x 49, framed, 2019, value $4,150 – Shirley Elias
Artist statement: Artist Shirley Elias is known for delivering a vibrant palette, at the piano and on canvas. Her multi-faceted career has leapt from premiering piano concertos at the WSO’s New Music Festival, to now represented by galleries across Canada. Shirley’s artwork can be found in 8 countries, in private and corporate collections, and she is currently on piano faculty at Canadian Mennonite University.
The Livingstone Phenomenon
The Livingstone Phenomenon, Acrylic and mixed media on gallery canvas, unframed, 24”x24” – Value $2,250 – Ludolf Grollé
Artist statement: As visual artists, we are on an infinite adventure to pursue self-expression and step into the endless journey to find our unique creative process. Through this creative struggle, our personalities echo and it is inevitable that in each work of art that we strive to create, we invevitably leave a piece of ourselves.
Reflecting on Life 3 – Hello World
Reflecting on Life 3 – Hello World, Oil on canvas, 35″ x 27.5″, 2015, Value $ 995, Pat McCullough
Artist Statement – Life, like a reflection, is fragile. Our experiences change depending on our point of view, our attitude, how we see the world. Hard edges become organic, straight lines curve, reality becomes imagination. Life is softer, more gentle.
Springtime on Albert Street
Springtime on Albert Street – Sunshine after the Rain, limited edition print, 17/25, hand signed and embossed, archival inks on high quality paper and framed using conservation glass for additional UV protection – Value $575, Manny Schulz
Artist statement: The scene captures a view of Albert Street in Winnipeg’s historic Warehouse District. The painting, with the emergence of new green leaves, depicts the welcome return of spring to the urban landscape, along with the sunshine and reflections that follow a period of rain.
Kathrynne Koop – Flower Vase, Ceramic, Value $250
Artist Statement – Clay captivated my interest over 35 years ago. The act of taking a soft and malleable material and transforming it into something permanent has fueled my passion. Once the work is constructed and initially fired to set the clay, I apply layers of glaze which produce a richness and depth to the surface. When completed, each piece is ready to take on a life of its own, to be seen, to be felt, to be used, and to be contemplated.
Airfare for two to any major Canadian city – value $750