Flashback Friday :: Clear Energy

If you’ve been involved in the fine arts or craft community in Winnipeg, you’ve certainly met glass artist Jolanta Sokalska.  Her friendly and engaging spirit, her love for artists, and her passionate belief in the critical role of art in contemporary life are well known.  She’s always been an encouraging force at Manitoba Craft Council events, but I hadn’t realized how long she’s been associated with the MCC.  A look into her file in our archives gives a nice glimpse into a bit of that history…

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Jolanta and her partner Zbigniew at an opening of their work in the mid 1990’s.

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From the Winnipeg Free Press, January 27, 1996

Jolanta continues to be an active and prolific artist.  You can find more of her work here and here, as well as a video about her practice here.  Or you can meet Jolanta in person at her upcoming opening at the Small Works Gallery on Monday July 8, 7:30 pm, McNally Robinson, Grant Park, Prairie Ink Restaurant.  Seating is limited, so call 204-975-2659 to reserve a table.