Steinbach Arts Council was pleased to welcome Honourable Flor Marcelino, Minister of Culture, Heritage & Tourism, and her assistant Elizabeth Parsons on November 7th. The women were given a tour of the Cultural Arts Centre and were introduced to Board Members, staff and some of the visual artists from the Southeast Artists Group, as well as some local media. Minister Marcelino was excited to see a painting of a place she recognized - Lieutenant Governor Philip Lee's home, which is located near the Legislative buildings in Winnipeg. The piece was done by local artist Arlene Rattai, who paints on an uncommon kind of canvas, porcelain.
The women also enjoyed some sandwiches and refreshments.