“Off the Wall” A Tribute Exhibit in Memory of Willi Richardson

Exhibit Dates: Mar 1 – Apr 5, 2024 | 📥 Artwork Information

Willi’s artistic journey began at a young age, driven by a passion for creativity that led her to explore techniques not commonly used by traditional artists. Her resourcefulness shone through as she utilized graphite powder and shavings as paint, demonstrating a remarkable ability to adapt and create despite limited access to conventional art supplies during her teenage years.

Having relocated from Morden to Steinbach in 2021, Willi found solace and community through her art, immersing herself in the welcoming artistic scene of her new home. Beyond her many contributions to The Steinbach Arts Council, she generously shared her knowledge and skills by offering private lessons in her cozy studio near Giroux. Willi’s dedication to nurturing young talent was exemplified through her creation and teaching of the ‘Skills 4 Life’ program, which garnered recognition from ‘The General Authority of Manitoba’.

Her involvement with the Steinbach Arts Council, Pembina Hills Arts Council in Morden and the Winkler Arts and Culture Center demonstrated her commitment to enriching the arts community through workshops, art events, and fundraising initiatives that held a special place in her heart. Willi Richardson’s legacy as an artist, mentor and friend will continue to inspire all who had the privilege of knowing her.