23 Jun 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
I am a wanderer in my neighbourhood. I follow the paths, the creeks, and the field roads and rarely walk far from home. But the completeness of this small world astounds me. There is really nothing more needed in my travel. Here I see a creation that never ends, a world which is constantly being made new.
As an artist, this act of renewal or re-creation is also my task. At time the work seems exhausting and unending, but this search for the new as it emerges from the old pulls me on. My work is a connection to the creator God, One in whose image I am also created.
As in the natural world, my re-creations are also a remaking of the old. A pieces of a broken teapot, a tile from a rubbish heap, or a treasure found in a thrift store remains recognisable as part of that past creation and brings its own story to become part of the new.
Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery
600 Shaftsbury Blvd.
June 23 - Sept. 15 2017
Opening June 23 7:30 pm
Pembina Hills Art Council
352 Stephen St.
October 3-31 2017
Opening October 6 7-9pm
1894 Art Centre
402 South Railway Street
November 18 2017- January 8 2018
Opening November 18 2-4pm.
2 Sep 2015 - 13 Nov 2015
RAMP (Rural Artists Mentorship Program) Show
Several new pieces will be shown at the Pembina Hills Art Centre, 325 Stephen Street Morden, Manitoba in the RAMP (Rural Artists Mentorship Program) Show from Sept 2 to Nov 13.
This show also coincides with the Pembina Valley Studio Tour which runs Sept 12 - 13.
For more information on hours and directions, see pembinavalleystudiotour.com or pembinahillsarts.com
6 Jun 2014 - 27 Jun 2014
Featured Artist in June at the Manitoba Craft Council
My work will be featured at the Manitoba Craft Council office in the Winnipeg Exchange District, 553 -70 Arthur Street for the month of June. The show opens on Friday, June 6 from 5 - 9pm as part of the First Fridays event.
For more information about the Manitoba Craft Council, see http://manitobacraft.ca/ (Please note office hours if you are planning to stop by during the month.)
For more information about the First Fridays in the Exchange, see http://www.firstfridayswinnipeg.org/
26 May 2014
First Friday opening at the Manitoba Craft Council
Jun 6 - Jun 27
Authored by Manitoba Craft Council
MCC Presents :: First Fridays in the Exchange
Featuring Sharon Loeppky
Opening on Friday, June 6, 5-9 pm
Manitoba Craft Council office – 553-70 Arthur St.
Work on display until June 27, 2014.
About her art practice, Sharon writes:
Both my home and workshop are on the bank of a small creek that cuts down through the escarpment and heads east on the prairie south of Morden MB. The quiet of the woods and fields helps remove the clutter from my mind and keeps me focused on my work. Most of this work is ceramic mosaic, and at the moment I am concentrating on landscape.
My art springs from the urges in my life. I have a compulsion to save scraps. I am preoccupied with puzzles. I need to wander, and I search for God in the open spaces. These landscapes document the world immediately around me – the view I see from a doorway, from the path behind our house, or from the road leading up the escarpment. Like the many colorful scraps they are composed of, they are glimpses of color, light and pattern to be quietly savored.
First Fridays in the Exchange is dedicated to bringing together artists, artist run centres, galleries, businesses and the public for a greater understanding, appreciation and promotion of the arts and the further development of a vital Exchange Area community. See the full listings here.
2 Jul 2013 - 6 Oct 2013
Gallery in the Park Summer Show
If you missed my work at the Craft Council in June, I will have 2 of these pieces in a show of Manitoban artists upstairs at the Gallery in the Park (Altona, MB) from Aug. 10 - Oct. 6 2013. Here is a link for directions and hours for the gallery. Unfortunately the website has no information up about shows beginning in August.
7 Jun 2013 - 28 Jun 2013
First Friday Opening
MCC Presents: First Fridays in the Exchange, Featuring Sharon Loeppky
Opening: Friday, June 7, 2013 5-9 pm
Work on display until June 28, 2013. Click here for office hours.
Manitoba Craft Council – 553-70 Arthur st
Working from her home just south of Morden, MB, Sharon creates ceramic mosaic landscapes inspired by her surroundings. Of her work Sharon writes, “These ceramic landscapes document the world immediately around me – the view I see from a doorway, from the path behind our house, or from the road leading up the escarpment. Like the many colorful scraps they are composed of, they are glimpses of color, light and pattern to be quietly savored.”
First Fridays in the Exchange is dedicated to bringing together artists, artist run centres, galleries, businesses and the public for a greater understanding, appreciation and promotion of the arts and the further development of a vital Exchange Area community.