Art and Mental Health: an Artist Talk with Cathie Ugrin

Image: Freefall or Flight, Cathie Ugrin

Living with mental illness is a journey and a process. An emotional and physical roller-coaster that includes and involves loved ones, family and friends. In this artist talk, local fabric artist Cathie Ugrin presents her own experiences as a case study and talks about how the creation of her solo fibre art exhibit Feeling from Without and Within uses art as a release and a means to understanding.


January 30 is Bell Let’s Talk Day, a day designed to break the silence around mental health.


This talk is free.  All welcome.

This event is presented by the Manitoba Craft Council and the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library.






Cathie Ugrin is a Winnipeg based fabric artist whose work is characterized by a rich and inventive use of colour and a unique approach to geometrical design. Cathie has studied with numerous international fabric and quilt artists, continually expanding her technique and approach while advancing her growth as an artist.  Her work has been accepted into many international juried exhibitions.  She is one of the founding members of the newly formed Textile and Fibre Artists of Manitoba established in the fall of 2017.