How an artist-run Prairie printmaking shop changed the Canadian art landscape

Posted by Michelle Brownridge on March 9th, 2019

A new show at Regina's MacKenzie Art Gallery highlights the story of what the gallery hails as the Prairies' first artist-run centre — and one that changed the Canadian art world. The Grand Western Canadian Screen Shop started in Winnipeg in the late 1960s and celebrated community and political activism. It was opened as the Screen Shop in 1968 by Neepawa, Man.-born Bill Lobchuk, who had finished art school at the University of Manitoba and learned printmaking at a local company. He and partner Len Anthony decided to try their hand at it, and to provide a space for other artists to make their own prints. Read more...

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