River West Artworks
Original Art, Artisan Works and Photographs by Jan Jenkins and Brian Erickson

Connected I

In April 2014 I was invited to take part in an art challenge called "More Than Just The Art" founded by Manitoba artist friends Audrey Lute and Pauline Braun. We were asked to keep this project secret and had until May 2015 to create our artworks using the criteria provided to us for incorporation into our artpieces. The concept for this challenge is explained on the website they developed which also now shows the creative results of all participating artists. Its an amazing story: "This is the culmination of a year - long project. We had some simple goals in mind. We wanted the project to be fun but more importantly we wanted to encourage fellow artists to stretch themselves creatively and to work outside their comfort zones. It was also about levelling the playing field between artists from different geographical areas, different lifestyles, and varying levels of art education and experience. Thank you for your trust and for taking this leap of faith with us. It has been an adventure and because of your participation we think it was a huge success!" To read more about this project and see the individual artists creative works please click here to visit the website and click here to visit my page and learn more about my "Connected I and II" diptychs there. Enjoy!!