Transcona

The name “Transcona” is an amalgam of Transcontinental and Strathcona.

Artist: Annie Bergen

Located in the center of the country, it was where Canada’s  second railway housed its maintenance shops, in order to service east and west.

Artist: Annie Bergen

It was built by the Grand Trunk Pacific and the National Transcontinental Railway. The project  began in 1908.

Artist: Annie Bergen
Artist: Annie Bergen

Transcona became an official town in 1912.

Artist: Annie Bergen

Transcona became a suburb of Winnipeg in 1972.

Artist: Annie Bergen
Artist: Annie Bergen
Artist: Annie Bergen
Artist: Annie Bergen
Artist: Annie Bergen
Artist: Annie Bergen

Although not involved in the project, Lord Strathcona was heavily involved in building the first railway, the CPR. He drove the last spike into the rails in 1885.

Artist: Annie Bergen

Pics taken by Resa – October 26, 2016

Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Artist:

Jackson Beardy

Jackson Beardy – July 24, 1944 – December 8, 1984

Jackson Beardy (rendered posthumously by Jerry Johnson’s Graphics Art Class at R.B. Russell)

Raised early on by his Ojibway grandparents, Jackson was removed from his home as a child and placed in the government’s controversial “Residential Schools” program.

Jackson Beardy (rendered posthumously by Jerry Johnson’s Graphics Art Class at R.B. Russell)

In 1970, Jackson and his family were forbidden entrance to the National Arts Centre gala in Ottawa. The show, commemorating Manitoba’s centennial, featured Jackson’s work.

Jackson Beardy (rendered posthumously by Jerry Johnson’s Graphics Art Class at R.B. Russell)

In 1972 Jackson and six more native artists formed the “Professional Native Artist Association”. This has come to be known as “The Indian Group Of Seven”.

Jackson Beardy (rendered posthumously by Jerry Johnson’s Graphics Art Class at R.B. Russell)

In 1985, the year after his death, 2 murals were painted in his honor. Based on prints of Jackson’s, they have since been restored and repainted. Read all about the Jackson Beardy Mural

Jackson Beardy (rendered posthumously by Jerry Johnson’s Graphics Art Class at R.B. Russell)

You can read about Jackson’s life on the “Native Art in Canada” website.

Jackson Beardy (rendered posthumously by Jerry Johnson’s Graphics Art Class at R.B. Russell)

Pics taken by Resa, November 28, 2014

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

I would like to take an appropriate moment to thank J. Walters for the posts of hers I used for Kids’ Month. Her blog Canadian Art Junkie not only features Canadian artists, but is running a special this year featuring 150 Canadian Artists to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

J Walters also features world wide art on her blog Global Art Junkie and if you like photography, check out The Photo Junkie

Jackson Beardy (rendered posthumously by Jerry Johnson’s Graphics Art Class at R.B. Russell)

1st Nations + Street Art = Kids

Cash Akoza has taken First Nations style art to a new horizon.

Artist: Cash Akoza

In an older, drab area of Winnipeg, Cash has added color and theme & brightened it up for all the kids who live there.

Artist: Cash Akoza

There are 5 painted walls, all in small area between a street and an alley. It’s a place where a lot of kids live. This one of the walls.

Artist: Cash Akoza

Click on the above pic to see the mural in all its glory, and it is glorious!

Artist: Cash Akoza
Artist: Cash Akoza

 

Artist: Cash Akoza

 

Pics taken by Resa – October 30, 2016

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Artist: Cash Akoza
Artist: Cash Akoza

 

KIDS’ MONTH 2017

I sent a book in!

Winter Butterflies

From my spring 2014 visit to Winnipeg…

Artist: Tiff Seymour
Artist: Tiff Seymour

… are these butterflies painted on a heavily stuccoed building.

Artist: Tiff Seymour
Artist: Tiff Seymour

To me, they are a reprieve from the cold and snow.

Artist: Tiff Seymour
Artist: Tiff Seymour
Artist: Tiff Seymour
Artist: Tiff Seymour
Artist: Tiff Seymour
Artist: Tiff Seymour
Artist: Tiff Seymour
Artist: Tiff Seymour
Artist: Tiff Seymour
Artist: Tiff Seymour

Pics taken by Resa – April, 2014 

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Artist: Tiff Seymour

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Whiskey Music

On the side of a bar on Rue Archibald…

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Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Sonja Wiebe, Manny Wiebe

…is this fab mural that looks like Jack Daniels paid for.

Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Sonja Wiebe, Manny Wiebe Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Sonja Wiebe, Manny Wiebe Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Sonja Wiebe, Manny Wiebe Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Sonja Wiebe, Manny Wiebe
Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Sonja Wiebe, Manny Wiebe

I don’t drink the big “W”, but I sure listen to music.

Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Sonja Wiebe, Manny Wiebe
Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Sonja Wiebe, Manny Wiebe

Blow up the above pic, & see the biggest shot I was able to take. That was due to a very narrow sidewalk, and very heavy traffic.

Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Sonja Wiebe, Manny Wiebe
Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Sonja Wiebe, Manny Wiebe
Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Sonja Wiebe, Manny Wiebe
Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Sonja Wiebe, Manny Wiebe
Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Sonja Wiebe, Manny Wiebe
Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Sonja Wiebe, Manny Wiebe

Special thanks to Sherrie for getting me to this mural on my last day in Winnipeg!

Pics taken by Resa – November 1, 2016

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Murals of Winnipeg

Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Sonja Wiebe, Manny Wiebe
Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Sonja Wiebe, Manny Wiebe

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Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Sonja Wiebe, Manny Wiebe
Artist(s): Sarah Collard (Collard Creations), Sonja Wiebe, Manny Wiebe

A Women’s Parliament

On January 28, 1914, Nellie McClung starred as Manitoba’s suspender snapping and cigar smoking Premier, in a mock parliament at the Walker Theater in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen

This is Post two of “Nellie week” presented by Christy Birmingham of When Women Inspire & I.

The previous day, January 27, 1914, Nellie and many women of the Political Equality League met with Premier Roblin and the legislative body to request the vote for women.

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Artist: Mandy van Lueewen

Premier Roblin condescended. He said, “I believe woman suffrage would break up the home and send women to mix up in political meetings.”

Artist: Mandy van Lueewen
Artist: Mandy van Lueewen

This prompted a guerilla “mock parliament” wherein women had the vote, but not men. It was added to that night’s showing of  How They Won The Vote“, a play originally produced in London. It was adapted to fit Winnipeg in 1914.

Artist: Mandy van Lueewen
Artist: Mandy van Lueewen

Vis-a-vis  this amazing mural in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Christy and I take a look at the mock parliament that changed women’s voting rights of yesterday into women’s voting rights of today, in Canada.

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Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen

It featured: Nellie as  a female Premier Roblin, and her daughter Florence,  as a parliamentary page. As well, it showcased 2 other mother and daughter pairs.

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Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen

There was Harriet Walker (Minister of Public Works) and her daughter Ruth (a parliamentary page). I am not sure which image is Mrs. Walker.  Mrs. Francis Graham, below,  portrayed Speaker of the House. Her daughter, Miss Alma Graham, was a Clerk.

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Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen

The following text does not necessarily reflect the ensuing photographs. Dr. Mary Crawford played the Minister of Health and Education…

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Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen

… Miss Kenneth Haig { Attorney General), Mrs. Lipsett-Skinner (Minister of Agriculture), Miss Francis Beynon (Leader of the Opposition) and Dorothy Milne.

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Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen

Mrs. Lipsett-Skinner, pleasantly satirical, rejected a bill introducing labor-saving devices. The thought was, if men had spare time on their hands, they could start educating themselves. Next thing, they’d be petitioning for the vote.

 
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Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen

Many men were in support of the Suffrage movement, and took part in the play. A delegation of men, headed by R.C. Skinner, came seeking suffrage privileges for the male sex. They had a slogan “We have the brains. Why not let us vote?”

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Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen
 
The men’s case was ardently presented. The bill was effectively thwarted by Premier McClung, in the same vein (but with comedic overtone) that she and the Women’s Equality League had been dissed the day before.
The audience howled in delight.
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Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen

To read the transcripts of the awesome “Winnipeg Free Press” review of that hilarious and historic night’s play about a mock parliament published on January 29, 1914 go to:

The Nellie McClung Foundation – Primary Sources Page – “Women Score in Drama and Debate” (4th article down) Apologies for the indirect link.

Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen

In the CBC archives from 1974 , is a video narrated by Beatrice Brighton who as a young girl  attended “A Woman’s Pariament” with  her mother. This is definitely worth a watch!

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Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen
Although Nellie and her family had moved to Edmonton, she returned to Manitoba to campaign for Liberal leader T. C. Norris in the August 1915 election. He defeated Premier Roblin. On January 28, 1916 Norris delivered his promise, granting full suffrage to the women of Manitoba.

 The third and final installment of “Nellie Week” will be posted on When Women Inspire in 2 days, on December 16.

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Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen – Photo & adjustment by Resa

 Pics taken by Resa – October 30 , 2016

Winnipeg, Manitoba
 

The Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen

⭐ Special thanks to: Jen Mosienko, Sari Habiluk & Sharon Jonson ⭐

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The Nellie McClung Foundation supports and celebrates equal rights for all human  beings, regardless of sex, race or creed.

Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen

This mural at 560 Sargent Avenue is to celebrate 100 years of women voting in Manitoba

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It is sponsored by: Crestview Pharmacy, Cindy Gilroy, Province of Manitoba/Sports, Culture & Heritage, Winnipeg Building and Decorating, University of Winnipeg,  North American Lumber, West End BIZ, Nellie McLung Foundation, Take Pride Winnipeg, and Winnipeg Foundation

My Funny Afterthoughts

Women had bigger and better hats than men. No wonder men were threatened. (Wink!)

Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen

So many issues! It’s a wonder men ever got the vote! (Wink!)

Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen

100 years later, women still do not have pay equity to men, in Canada! (No wink)

Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen
Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen

Lastly, if you love poetry and stories visit Christy on her other blog Poetic Parfait

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Artist: Mandy van Leeuwen

Chapeau: Part 2

 Top hats are very classy. Je les adore!

Artist: Stephanie Trudeau
Artist: Danielle Trudeau

Here is the toque, a Canadian top hat.

Artist: Stephanie Trudeau
Artist: Danielle Trudeau

This artist has a flair painting hats!

Artist: Danielle Trudeau
Artist: Danielle Trudeau
Artist: Danielle Trudeau
Artist: Danielle Trudeau

I present the second half of this mural right to left. It will meet up in the center with the previous post, which was presented left to right.

Artist: Danielle Trudeau
Artist: Danielle Trudeau

Bowlers, boaters, fedoras…

Artist: Danielle Trudeau
Artist: Danielle Trudeau

…and more adorn the men’s hats shelves behind the window.

Artist: Danielle Trudeau
Artist: Danielle Trudeau

Here we are back in the center window!

Artist: Danielle Trudeau
Artist: Danielle Trudeau

 Fascinated? I know I am.

Artist: Danielle Trudeau
Artist: Danielle Trudeau
Artist: Danielle Trudeau
Artist: Danielle Trudeau
 Pics taken by Resa – October 30 , 2016
Winnipeg Manitoba
 

The Artist: Danielle Trudeau

It’s worth clicking on the pic to see what she did!

Artist: Danielle Trudeau
Artist: Danielle Trudeau