The Brandon University Fine Arts Students Association (BUFASA) put together the “In The
(K)now” show at the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art on the 11th to an enthusiastic crowd of
art lovers. The show featured works from current BU visual art students and featured
ceramics, acrylic, photography, and various other mediums. Melanie Barnett, the GPS
Gallery coordinator, described the show as a presentation of current concepts and themes
the exhibited students are working on. She says “the show explores how and why the
students are making art at the moment and is in a sense a contemporary snippet of the
About fifty guests gathered in the locally run and beloved space for two hours
appreciating the art through wine, cheese, and cheerful conversation. Albyn Carias, a recent
BU fine arts graduate, displayed his gratitude to the show by saying how grateful he is
students keep exhibiting art at an increasing rate and with more and more guests each year.
My favourites from the show include Brittany Burch’s painting of prescription Cannabis that
explores her diagnoses with Fibromyalgia, Melanie Barnett’s dialectal paintings of what art is
and what it is “not” and my own, not to be conceited, of 35mm photographs I took of my
friends and colleagues in my home in Winnipeg.
The exhibition is up till the 26th and is open to the public till 6:00pm weekdays.