Jan 24 2020


7:00 pm

Opening Reception at The Estevan Art Gallery & Museum

The Estevan Art Gallery & Museum invites the public to our upcoming Opening Reception.   This Opening Reception will be held on Friday, January 24th at 7pm.  This event is free to attend and all ages are welcome. Artists Janet Shaw-Russell and Karina Bergmans will be in attendance.

We have two new shows that will be featured at this opening. They are:

Sheltered – Janet Shaw-Russell

Ligaments and Ligatures – Karina Bergmans

January 24 – March 20, 2020

Janet Shaw-Russell examines the desire for permanence in an ephemeral world. Her current focus is the art of ageing. With graphite or coloured pencils in hand, Janet draws on the translucent membrane of vellum or the delicate tissue of sewing patterns. Home and the body are metaphors for fragility and resilience. Her multi-media art practice includes drawing, printmaking and sculpture. Janet works from her 1906 heritage home in Brandon. She has lived in south-western Manitoba since 1983.

Her work has been exhibited at venues throughout Manitoba including the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Martha Street Studio and the Wasagaming Community Arts Centre. Her current show at Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery will be followed by an exhibition at the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum in 2020.

Janet is a founder of the women’s art collective, Drawn Together, a Manitoba Arts Council Creation Grant recipient, a Brandon Arts Council Grant recipient and a MAWA Mentorship mentee.


The intersection between art and science is the crux of Karina Bergmans’ art practice. By converging the themes of communication and the body, she creates cross disciplinary installations merging art and science. Karina Bergmans works in sculpture, installation, performance, public art and public interventions.  Exhibitions include Airborne Allergens/Allergènes Aéroportés at Art-Image in Gatineau in 2016, Ligaments and Ligatures at Ottawa’s City Hall Art Gallery (2013) and Edmonton’s Harcourt House (2013). Bergmans’ work has been exhibited at the Ontario Science Centre, Toronto (2014), Fieldwork, Perth, ON (Fall 2011-Spring 2012), the Mississippi Mills Textile Museum, Almonte, ON (2010), Stride Gallery +15 Window Space, Calgary (2010), Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles (2009), the Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, (2009) and the Toronto Alternative Fashion Show (2006, 2007). Karina has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre (2011) and Moon Rain Textile Bienniel,

Val-des-Monts, QC, (2013). She has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa. Bergmans’ work has been featured in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, November 2013 and Ottawa Magazine Art of Fashion issue, October 2015. Karina resides in Ottawa, Ontario.

For more information, please contact Amber Andersen, Director/Curator at or call 306 634 7644.