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.

7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc.

May 10 to Sep 1, 2014
Winnipeg Art Gallery

7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. draws on both private and public art collections to bring together 85 works including recently uncovered masterworks. The exhibition focuses exclusively on that crucial decade during which the seven PNIAI artists were active as a group. The exhibition considers their collective artistic impact, as well as, the distinctive styles and experimentation of the individual artists.

7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc.

The Mennonite Heritage Village at 50

Feb 3 to Dec 31, 2014
Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach

The Mennonite Heritage Village at 50 explores the fifty years of the museum, with all its changes, thousands of volunteers, and hundreds of thousands of visitors. The Gerhard Ens Gallery will be packed with a pile of great pieces with fascinating stories.

The Mennonite Heritage Village at 50

Bog - High Art from Low Lands

May 2 to Jun 13, 2014
Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg

Taking a page from some cherished tomes, Winnipeg screenprinter Andrew Lodwick puts ink to paper in exploring what it is about all those inky squiggles, lines, and dots that can be just so darn compelling.

Bog - High Art From Low Lands

Exclusion Zone

April 3 to June 7, 2014
Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba

David McMillan has been traveling to Chernobyl and Pripyat, Ukraine, since 1994 to photograph the 30-kilometre contaminated zone around the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant after a reactor meltdown in 1986 left the city uninhabitable. McMillan’s haunting images depict a city simultaneously suspended in time and undergoing constant change.

Exclusion Zone

Lynne Cohen: Between Something and Nothing

April 12 to June 29, 2014
Winnipeg Art Gallery

This NGC@WAG partnership surveys the pioneering photography of Lynne Cohen. The exhibition traces the evolution of her photography of "readymade" spaces over the past 40 years. In addition to the 21 borrowed works from the NGC, the exhibition will be supplemented with Cohen holdings from the WAG’s collection as well as new work by the artist.

Lynne Cohen: Between Something and Nothing

Specimen Gardens

April 3 to June 7, 2014
Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba

Using a mixture of found materials and artifacts that trigger the process of rearranging, Flemington’s installation constructs an imagined space through specimen gardens of obsolete objects. The exhibition will consist of a site-specific installation that draws from Flemington's personal collections, as well as those found at the AGSM and other local institutions.

Specimen Gardens

Silent Transformation

April 4 to June 7, 2014
Urban Shaman

Silent Transformation is a video installation constructed of common materials. A black tarp is re-deployed as a screen to display an enigmatic text concerning the passage of time. This particular combination of elements is conceived as a deliberately ad hoc formation, informed by something other than a strict, defined utility.

Silent Transformation