Spend an afternoon or evening enjoying some of Manitoba’s diverse arts offerings. Here's our list of great exhibits you don’t want to miss this month.

Mélanie Rocan: Souvenir involontaire

Sep 28 to Nov 10, 2013 Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg Souvenir involontaire is a concept made prominent by Marcel Proust, and refers to ephemeral moments that arouse personal memories without deliberate, conscious effort. Rocan’s paintings offer the viewer opportunity to visit her dreamscapes and for the moment, leave the burden of conscious thought at the door.  Mélanie Rocan: Souvenir involontaire

Christian Marclay: The Clock

Oct 11, 2013 to Jan 5, 2014 Winnipeg Art Gallery The Clock is an ode to time and cinema made up of thousands of film clips compiled into a 24-hour single channel real time video. This ambitious project explores the wonderment and illusion of cinema through a dizzying chronology in which theatrical and real time fold into one. Christian Marclay: The Clock

Fall exhibitions

Sep 26 to Nov 16, 2013 Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon AGSM's fall exhibitions include works by two artists. In Decapitation and Other Conditions, Amy Buehler addresses limitation and constraint. Challenging both external and internal questions of power and powerlessness, her work evokes the processes of pattern-making. In Thoughts and Non-Thoughts, Derek Dunlop deals with the materiality of painting, creating oscillation and blurring between subject and object. It responds to traditions of abstraction, while subtly subverting them to ask complex questions about spirituality, utopia, and difference.  AGSM exhibits

Rough Terrain

Sep 10 to Oct 15, 2013 Watson Art Centre, Dauphin Rough Terrain, a stunning exhibit of acrylic abstracts and landscapes by Ottawa artist Marie Adam, is a must see. The title refers to the challenges facing the ordinary viewer in trying to understand and appreciate abstract art. It is rough terrain to cross when there is nothing obvious to guide the viewer in interpreting the art and finding meaning therein. Marie Adam: 'Rough Terrain' Art Exhibit

Art Expo

Oct 25 to 27, 2013 Assiniboia Downs, Winnipeg Art Expo is Manitoba’s most exciting art show and sale. View gallery quality, original Manitoban art by up to 50 artists, all under one roof. Art Expo

Eastern Beaches Art Expo

Oct 5, 2013 Grand Marais Community Central Check out the work of local artists at this art show and sale. From 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. artOctEasternBeaches

Storm and Spirit: The Eckhardt-Gramatté Collection of German Expressionist Art

Sep 20 to Dec 8, 2013 Winnipeg Art Gallery Storm and Spirit pays tribute to the heart of the Eckhardt-Gramatté Foundation’s generous, valuable, and unique gift—its holdings of German and Austrian Expressionist art. Of particular significance are paintings by Walter Gramatté; woodcuts by Erich Heckel, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, and Emil Nolde; lithographs by Oskar Kokoschka and George Grosz; and etchings by Käthe Kollwitz and Egon Schiele.  Storm and Spirit: The Eckhardt-Gramatté Collection of German Expressionist Art

Leo Mol Garden

Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to sunset Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg Combining artistic beauty with a natural setting, the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden offers a quiet retreat to view and enjoy the magnificent works of master sculptor, Dr. Leo Mol. The garden was created as a result of Dr. Mol’s generous gift of many of his wonderful bronze pieces and works of art to the community in which he lived. Leo Mol Garden in fall