SASKATCHEWAN BOOK AWARDS WINNERS’ READINGS
Saskatchewan Book Awards continues the celebration of its 20th Anniversary with readings by three of this year’s winning authors at the Legislative Library on Wednesday, May 8.
The authors will be: Candace Savage, author of A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape (Greystone Books), winner of the University of Regina Book of the Year Award, the College of Arts & Science University of Saskatchewan Non-Fiction Award and the City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award; Felix Hoehn, author of Reconciling Sovereignties: Aboriginal Nations and Canada (Native Law Centre), winner of the Luther and University of Regina Arts Award for Scholarly Writing; and Blair Stonechild, author of Buffy Sainte-Marie: It’s My Way (Fifth House Publishers), winner of the Rasmussen, Rasmussen and Charowsky Aboriginal Peoples’ Writing Award.
The readings will be held at the Legislative Library, in the Legislative Building in Regina, on Wednesday, May 8 from 12:00-1:00 pm. A light lunch will be served. There is no charge for the event, but please RSVP to email@example.com to ensure correct arrangements are made for the lunch.
Saskatchewan Book Awards, established in 1993, is the only provincially-focused book awards program. Each year it celebrates the achievements of Saskatchewan authors and publishers through the presentation of more than a dozen awards.
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Regina introducing cultural plan for the city
City officials are trying to develop ways to strengthen the arts community and improve Regina’s cultural resources.
“Ultimately a cultural plan is about attracting and retaining labour and investment. It’s about quality of life, it’s about quality of place, it’s about economic diversification, and so we’ve needed one always – why not now,” said Jeff Erbach Coordinator of Cultural Development… read full feature @ globalnews.ca/news
City of Regina Cultural Plan: View PDF >>
Keep Kenderdine Campaign
Last November, the University of Saskatchewan announced it would close the Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus for three years and then assess its future. Not everyone was pleased. Over its 70 year history, the Emma Lake artist complex has gained a wide reputation for its roll in developing Saskatchewan artists over all disciplines – even biologists and other earth study scientists. So, Keep Kenderdine, a group intent on sustaining the campus and its programming, was launched two months later.
Encouraged by the response, the group has now launched a support campaign by the same name to broaden public appeal. For more information on Keep Kenderdine and how you can help, visit their website at:
Carmela Laganse "Spread" - Dunlop Exhibition
March 23 at 1:00pm until May 23 at 6:00pm
Dunlop Art Gallery - Sherwood Village Branch
6121 Rochdale Boulevard
Curated by: Wendy Peart
Organised by the Dunlop Art Gallery
March 23 – May 23, 2013
Reception & Artist Talk: Saturday, March 23 at 1pm
This exhibition features the witty sculptures of Carmela Laganse, sculptor and ceramic artist. Laganse’s work takes a sardonic look at vampirism, how it has permeated popular culture and how we can readily connect with the macabre of the pain/pleasure dynamic. These sculptures, made of wood, textiles and ceramics, take the form of regal furniture designed to poise the body for physical purging − perfectly designed for comfort and elegance, whilst one is emitting blood, vomit or otherwise. Each sculpture is unsettlingly named after food. Grenadine, for instance, is designed for draining and collecting blood, and Sweetbreads allows the victim’s thymus gland prone and exposed, thus referring to our infatuation with consumption and elimination.
Originally from Winnipeg, Carmela Laganse currently resides in Regina. She holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba and a MFA from Ohio University and has exhibited widely throughout Canada, the USA and internationally. Her has an active teaching record and has extensive experience working in the studios of Canadian Universities and residency centres.
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Great Canadian bands meet great Canadian art!
April 13 to November 24, 2013
MacKenzie Art Gallery
3475 Albert St, Regina, SK
The MacKenzie Art Gallery is partnering with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and the 2013 JUNO Awards to bring the JUNO Tour of Canadian Art to Regina. The exhibition, Greatest Hits: The JUNO Tour of Canadian Art, will be on display at the MacKenzie from April 13 to November 24, 2013 featuring works selected by past JUNO winners and nominees and current nominees. A full line-up of artists participating in the project will be announced at a later date. For more information on the MacKenzie Art Gallery please visit mackenzieartgallery.ca
For more information on the 41st Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ (CARAS) please visit junoawards.ca or carasonline.ca
BELINDA HARROW: Giant Bingo
April 10 - May 13, 2013
Art Gallery of Regina
Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre
In this exhibition, artist Belinda Harrow delves into the complex world of Internet dating. Combining printmaking, drawing, sculpture and painting, this installation explores the role of chance and luck when searching for love. The world of Internet dating is a challenging one. It takes patience, effort and a lot of courage to wade through hundreds, even thousands of pictures, headlines, and profiles. Emails, chats and first dates all lead to the possibility of a potential connection. Giant Bingo is about keeping fingers crossed as you play the ultimate game, while maintaining faith that you may eventually beat the odds and win big!
Curated by Karen Schoonover
OPENING: Wednesday, April 17 7-9 pm
ARTIST TALK: Monday, May 13, 7:30 pm
Creative Industries Marketing Funding is Available Now!
The Saskatchewan Government plans to establish Creative Saskatchewan - a new agency to assist in bringing the province's creative talent to market. But while the agency is still a few months from an official launch, assistance is available now through a $1 million transition fund provided and administered by the Saskatchewan Arts Board. This money will support Saskatchewan projects until the new Creative Saskatchewan agency is launched later in 2013.
Creation of the new marketing agency follows from the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport consultations with stakeholders from arts disciplines. SaskMusic, a participant, is pleased to see a commitment made specifically to the marketing of Saskatchewan creative products.
JP Ellson, CEO of SaskMusic, feels the initiative is long overdue:
“What we see, on a national and international scale, is that in order to compete with the tremendous supply of product out there you need to be bigger. We need to bring the marketing under one umbrella because that way we can access professional marketing people and be more visible and competitive,” said Ellson.
In other provinces, he said, similar agencies are long-established and have had proven success. Ellson says that legislation is still needed to confirm the new agency. “We hope that will happen by September 1st,” he said.
Group and individual artists can apply. The first round of assessment is February 22nd, with others to follow. For more information, check the Saskatchewan Arts Board FAQ sheet about interim marketing funding at citf-faqs.htm