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Meshing Cultural Diversity show starts Thursday 0

By Angela Brown, Portage Daily Graphic

Left to right: Local artists Lee Beaton, Micheline Berard,  and Gabriele Neuschwander are getting ready for the Meshing Cultural Diversity art show planned for July 19 to 22.

Left to right: Local artists Lee Beaton, Micheline Berard, and Gabriele Neuschwander are getting ready for the Meshing Cultural Diversity art show planned for July 19 to 22.

Artists, crafts people and creative people all around will be painting, drawing, dancing, and simply having fun to promote the arts in the area over the next few days.

Meshing Creative Diversity runs from Thursday to Sunday at MNP building at Island Park. It is a community art show where artists will be able to display their talents to the public.

People are invited to bring their work for the whole four days of the show.

"They can just show their talents," said Micheline Berard, one of the artists.

About 40 people have already indicated they will be taking part.

The show is supported by: Portage Credit Union, City of Portage, Portage Community Revitalization Corporation, and Portage and District Arts Centre.

"The ages of the participants run from about 7 years of age to 89 year old.

"There are different mediums," said Berard. "The Aboriginal School of Dance kids are going to be there, doing some bead work, and are making their own moccasins.

There is expected to be photography, pottery, and painting at the event.

"I think we'll be surprised by what's there," Berard said. "Art is so diverse - it means something to each individual. It will be interesting to see what people come and bring."

"It will be a smorgasbord of interesting things going on," she added.

"Overall, I think that it is very unique to Portage," Berard said.

angela.brown@sunmedia.ca


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