On Friday and Saturday I worked in the Winnipeg Art Gallery tent at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. The kids section of the festival is set up just beside Old Market Square. What a fun place it is to be. There are expert face painters on hand and there is a giant snakes and ladders game. You can play four-square, hang out and read books in the Winnipeg Public Library space or do a little movement and dancing and drama with talented and entertaining instructors. There are all kinds of tossing games to play and of course you can visit the Winnipeg Art Gallery tent and make some art. On Friday we made paper bag puppets and on Saturday the children were doing water-color paintings. One little girl did ten paintings in a row all so creative and colorful. It was great fun getting to know the children and helping them with their art. On Saturday my colleague Marion made a water-color painting of me.
Marion is from France but has been working at the Winnipeg Art Gallery for the last four months. In a few days she heads off to the Yukon on the next leg of her Canadian adventure I will miss her.
I had never visited the children’s area of the Fringe Festival before. I am glad I got to work there and see all the kids have such a great time.