Artist Bios

ALEKS KLEMM
DEMON
STRATION ARTIST AND MINI ART LESSONS

 

 

 

Aleks Klemm became a self taught artist when he started doing art as a form of rehab and hasn’t stopped since. The art mediums he mostly works in are oils and pastels. Art has become a driving force in his life.


ROANNE PLETT
ABORIGINAL BEADING & DREAM CATCHERS

Roanne is an Aboriginal Arts instructor at the Steinbach Arts Council, teaching workshops on dream catchers to adults, teens, and our Arts4Tots Preschool Program. Look for Roanne in the artist’s tent, demonstrating her craft!

 

CAROLYN DYCK – DEMONSTRATION ARTIST

Carolyn Dyck is currently in her third year of studying Fine Arts at the University of Manitoba. Her goal is to infuse as much light, colour, and life into her illustrations as she can, and it is this passion that has led her to develop an interest in children’s book illustration. She has found that a combination of watercolour and coloured pencils works best to bring her illustrations to life, and has also recently begun to paint digitally. In recent years she has found joy in making portraits of the people close to her to celebrate special moments in their lives, and she plans to continue and expand this in the future.

LEAH SUDERMAN – DEMONSTRATION ARTIST

Leah is 9 years old and has lived in Steinbach since she was 2. There was not a time in Leah’s life when she did not enjoy art. She enjoyed painting on the walls and carpet at 10 months old and has not stopped since.

Her passion is acrylics but has recently started experimenting with different mediums which has been a great joy for her. She won Honorable Mention in this year’s Southeast Open Judge Exhibit and is eager to share her talents with the community.

CHLOE DYCK – DEMONSTRATION ARTIST

As a self-taught artist, Chloe has grown up in Steinbach. She enjoys hanging out with family and friends. Chloe also finds much inspiration from Asian culture.

EUNJI JUNG – DEMONSTRATION ARTIST

Eunji was born in South Korea and has been living in Canada since 2008. She graduated in graphic design from Humber College in Toronto, Ontario in 2013 and worked as a graphic designer for 5 years. Currently, she lives in Steinbach, Manitoba and works as a freelance illustrator. Types of work that she does includes graphics and illustrations for commercial and marketing purposes; such as children’s books, surface designs, packaging, promotional materials, editorial etc. She specializes in drawing children-related subject matters in a pensive and whimsical mood, and capturing the innocent emotions and imaginary worlds.

BEV UNGER – DEMONSTRATION ARTIST

Bev Unger has loved creating art forever and was able to check an item off her bucket list when she and Olivia Peters had a joint exhibition at SAC in 2015 (Art & Soul). Bev has taken oil painting lessons in the past, but her work with paper collage, acrylics and mixed mediums is total experimentation.  “It is hard to put down on canvas what is in my head, but that is the fun of creating. It might start as one idea but morph into something completed different

DAYNA LEPP – MINI ART LESSONS

Dayna Lepp is a graphic designer, photographer and hand letterer. When not working on her computer, she enjoys brush calligraphy and watercolour painting. Her art style is loose and minimal.

 

DAWN SCHMIDT – BANNER ARTIST

Dawn Schmidt is a local painter who is looking forward to being a Banner Artist at Summer in the City 2019. Dawn was the featured live artist at the WSO Hydro Holiday Tour and is a member of the Southeast Artists Group.

GEORGE KLASSEN – DEMONSTRATION ARTIST

Returning to Steinbach after many years, George is a retired engineer who operates a small home-based glass art business.  He designs and builds small sculptures from upcycled glass.  The sculptures are used for gifts and awards, usually for organizations and businesses but also for individuals.  He is encouraged by comments from people who unexpectedly experience beauty in simple glass constructions.  George has also produced several art pieces expressing his views on national and global issues.

ANGIE GAUTHIER – DEMONSTRATION ARTIST

Angie Gauthier has loved making art since she was a kid. She loves keeping sketchbooks of drawings from everyday life, with her three boys being her favorite subject matter.  Angie also enjoys doing commissioned work of everything from portraits to landscapes and everything in between.

 

RAY HEIDINGER
CAR ARTIST

Art has been an important part of Ray’s life since grade school.  Like every child, he started out with drawing, using crayons and pencil crayons, but over time evolved using many different mediums.  He has started to work with acrylic paint and will eventually progress to oil and water colour. He is currently enjoying different art forms with the use of Sharpie markers, as well as working with window markers on glass.  Since 2010, Ray has been tattooing as another art form.  He also enjoys playing music (accordion and guitar).

DREWCILLA UNRAU – DEMONSTRATION ARTIST

Drewcilla always had an interest for art, but at the age of 14 painting became an emotional outlet for her. She didn’t think much of it at the time, but with the encouragement of teachers and family she began to work at her art a lot more. She rarely create a piece that isn’t meaningful to her, nearly every piece is created in the moment and has a story to tell.

 

KAYLA HIEBERT – DEMONSTRATION ARTIST

Kayla Hiebert is an abstract painter and graphic designer based in Steinbach, Manitoba. She works primarily in acrylics.

Kayla is a graduate of the Fine Arts program at the University of Manitoba, having been a creative person for most of her life, she developed her knowledge and skills through art and design courses which challenged her to think in new ways, have fun with the medium, and not be afraid of “wrecking” a painting.

She likes to create work that pairs loose, messy brushstrokes with detailed, precise lines which creates a visual chaos that is both intriguing, busy, and exciting. Most of her work includes the use of high-contrast colours (most often blue and orange) and strives to convey what our emotions and senses (other than sight) might look like.

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SWETLANA STANG – MINI ART LESSONS

Swetlana Stang is mostly a self taught artist apart from a year of art classes in her late twenties in Germany! She enjoys painting landscapes and still life, and she takes inspiration from the world around her. She is very glad she found the South East Artists group and hopes to spend many more years with them!

LEONA CARNEGIE – MINI ART LESSONS

Leona has painted what feels like forever, at least 35 years. She has tried many mediums; oil, acrylics, watercolour, pastels, coloured and graphite pencils. Her favorites right now are oils and oil pastel. Her favourite subjects are landscapes with wildflowers and birds. She would love to do more “plein-air” painting and might try doing some abstract painting. The opportunities are endless and that is what keeps her interested in doing art is all its forms.

 

JASMINE BEAUCAGE – MINI ART LESSONS

Jasmine Beaucage is 17 years old. She mainly works in pencil but for some complicated drawings she has used charcoal. In middle school she created a character, the girl in a hat. She expresses stories through her. She loves challenging herself with complicated pieces.

 

 

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