Garden and Art Tour 2019
When: Sunday, July 21, 2019 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
What: A self-guided tour of properties, gorgeous gardens, and unique artwork found in Selkirk, St. Andrews, and St. Clements.
Where: 1394 Breezy Point Rd
Tickets: Early bird: $25.00 until June 30, 2019, or $30.00 after June 30.
A fundraising event organized by the Red River North Tourism group, in only its second year, This event partners public and private gardens with local artists, authors and musicians. Join us and celebrate spring with a generous community spirit in the lovingly tended, participating landscapes.
I will be attending with my book “wisdom at the crossroads” as well as some garden inspired paintings, boxed art cards and of course bookmarks to the enhance your reading pleasure at this art and literary event.
Find me here with copies of my book “Wisdom at the Crossroads” available for purchase and signing as well as “Quilt Gems”, bookmarks and greeting cards.
Amanda Onchulenko is a Canadian and Australian citizen, a painter and textile artist and now, new author. Amanda has maintained a studio practice in Winnipeg’s Historic Exchange District since 2001, where she spends school hours in a 100 plus year old building painting in words and colour. Colour provides the vehicle for a journey beginning with landscape that evolves through process to become a suggestion of place. A document of where one is informed by where one is from.
The relationships and reactions of colour within a composition, regardless of media, are the focus of all production. Amanda says the remnants of her Australian accent can often be a challenge to communication in conversation; however, she is never misunderstood as a colourist.
“Colour quiets me, colour lets me sing. It is my language, in all its affectations, of nuance, of syntax, of pronunciation. My voice is most clear in colour.”
Amanda Onchulenko is a Winnipeg artist who spends school hours in a century-old studio, in our historic Exchange District, painting with words and colour.
In a world filled with constant distraction, endless to-do lists and our often unrealistic expectations, this colourful little book shares the artwork and insightful words of Amanda Onchulenko. “Wisdom at the Crossroad” by Amanda Onchulenko has been described as weightier than its small stature, (Pam L.) and colour therapy for the soul (Dona W.) Amanda describes her book as a picture book for adults, or yoga for the mind. Images from her painting practice provide the illustrations for the text that comes from being mindful and attentive to intuitive details in the everyday. Wisdom at the Crossroads is Amanda Onchulenko’s first book. It evolved out of a personal healing journey that turned adversity to insight and led her to take the time and space necessary to gather a new perspective.
Amanda hopes it will inspire you, to carve out a little peace, as you navigate the winds of change in your own life. May it…
(To quote the back cover) “Encourage your soul’s expansion, into its fullest expression, its brightest light, and its most beautiful song.”
Other voices share their thoughts….
“We have long known the unique perspective and beauty inherent in your work. Your book reveals insights, and, dare I say-wisdom-underlying the creativity. It’s a Great book!” (Martin T.)
“Blending colour, words, nature and light, Amanda weaves inspiration on a relatable and human level” (Angela McB.)