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Robert J. Sweeney presentation in Flin Flon

Portraits of Winnipeg Tours Rural Manitoba

Portraits of Winnipeg: The River City in Pen and Ink

Prints by Robert J. Sweeney

NORVA Centre

177 Green St.

Flin Flon MB R8A 0G5

April 4 - April 27, 2012

Artist, Robert Sweeney will give a presentation and reading (via Skype from Winnipeg) at NORVA Centre on Monday, April 16, 2012, 7:00 PM

A Manitoba Arts Network Touring Exhibition produced in collaboration with Turnstone Press

Winnipeg artist, author and designer, Robert J. Sweeney, captures Winnipeg’s urban landscape in this remarkable collection of prints. Each portrait brings to life in brilliant colour, the many faces of Manitoba’s “River City.”

The exhibition includes sixteen framed limited edition prints and a single original pencil study. The artist selected the images for these prints from the over forty full colour illustrations of Winnipeg’s most loved locations which appear in his book, Portraits of Winnipeg: The River City in Pen and Ink.

The prints capture the true spirit of the city. From Portage and Main, to the Forks, to Kildonan Park’s “Witch’s Hut” Sweeney’s keen eye captures the familiar sights of Winnipeg and its surrounding suburban areas with extraordinary detail and precision. Over forty images along with texts by the artist are also collected in the book Portraits of Winnipeg: The River City in Pen and Ink published by Turnstone Press, This is a delightful book for any lover of architecture and urban landscapes. Copies will be available for sale during the exhibition or may be ordered directly from Turnstone Press.

Robert J. Sweeney is an award-winning building and industrial designer who has practiced in both Europe and North America. Having studied art and design, he has worked as an industrial design consultant in England, and has won awards for industrial and environmental design. He has previously collaborated with author Murray Peterson on two volumes of Winnipeg Landmarks (Watson & Dwyer) featuring his sketches of famous Winnipeg buildings. He currently lives in Winnipeg.

Limited collector's edition prints are available through Turnstone Press. Each print is a full size replica (11X17) of the originals. Only 15 prints of each image were created using the highest quality offset press process on forest friendly, 100% recycled archival paper.

For further details or Press Ready images please contact Tim Schouten Visual Arts Program Coordinator, Manitoba Arts Network at 1 (866) 919-2787 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. " data-mce-href="mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Margie Gibson, NORVA Centre, at (204) 687-4237 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ." data-mce-href="mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Turnstone Press acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, and the Province of Manitoba through Manitoba Culture Heritage, Tourism and Sport.

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