August 20 – 23, 10am – 4pm
EXHIBITION OPENING: Friday, August 24 from 5-8pm
with Taco Pop-Up by Tacos Oscar and Music by DJ Lloyd Cargo

Join us as we take over the Creative Growth Gallery with collage! Organized by Winnipeg artist and curator Paul Butler, The Collage Party is a participatory studio where everyone is invited to cut, paste, and create alongside Creative Growth artists and guest artists. The week of collage making culminates in a celebration and exhibition of the week’s creations from 5-8pm on Friday, August 24. We are thrilled to bring this popular and historic event back to our space for the third time.

The Collage Party is free and open to everyone to participate. Stop by the Creative Growth Gallery anytime Monday, August 20 through Thursday, August 23 from 10am-4pm to join in the collage making. Live music, DJ sets, and a spin-your-own record table will be on throughout the week to inspire music-themed collage on album covers. When the week of collective art making comes to a close, Paul Butler will install a one-night-only exhibition of selected work made during the week. All proceeds from the evening will go to support Creative Growth and the 160+ artist who call the studio home.

The Collage Party is a nomadic, participatory studio produced by Paul Butler since 1997. Paul Butler’s multi-disciplinary practice is rooted community, collaboration and artist-run activity. In addition to his longstanding studio practice, Butler has also produced projects that include: The Other Gallery (2001-2011) – a nomadic commercial gallery with a focus on overlooked artists; and Reverse Pedagogy (est. 2008)– a touring, collectively directed residency. Butler has served as the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the director of 2/edition in Toronto. He has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; White Columns, New York City; Creative Growth Art Center; Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong; and La Maison Rouge, Paris. He has contributed his writing to the books The Life and Times of Bill Callahan, and Decentre: Concerning Artist-run Culture as well as publications including Border Crossings and Canadian Art. Butler’s work is held in numerous private and public collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Bank of Montreal, the Royal Bank of Canada, and TD Canada Trust.

Materials, refreshments, and food for The Collage Party generously donated by Contact Records, the Creative Growth community, Temescal Brewing, and Dough & Co.

John Hiltunen, JHi 154, 2013, 6.75 x 12 inches