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nevermore

Location: Prince Albert

Carri McKinnon & Corinne Trebick-Gibson
April 4 – May 25, 2014
Reception:  Friday, April 4, 2014 | 7:00pm


 
Curated by: Griffith Aaron Baker
 
Carri McKinnon, silken, sad, uncertain, rustling, 2010 | 18" x 18" | Mixed Media on Panel
 
The exhibition, ‘nevermore’ is influenced by the writings of Edgar Allan Poe, however do not illustrate Poe’s writing in any way.  Instead McKinnon and Trebick-Gibson’s pieces are based on potential imagined visual imagery with concentration on allusions to broader themes of mythology, history, memory, and the unknown.  A sense of atmosphere, mystery and mood paired with meticulous surface preparation and mixed media allow the viewer to experience the psychology of timelessness in improbable environments.  These places do not exist in reality and are not defined by time. Instead they are the remnants of emotion, desire and uncertainty.
 
Carri McKinnon (Regina, SK)
Carri spent her teen and university years in Thunder Bay, Ontario and moved to Saskatchewan in 1991.  For the past ten years her ‘day job’ has been to teach Arts to students in grades six to twelve in the public school system, first in Oxbow and now in Regina.  When not creating her own art or teaching Carri spends time acting in live theatre and belly dancing, among other artistic interests.
Carri has participated in OSAC and Visions Art Guild group exhibitions, and has had solo shows in Regina, Estevan and a touring show with OSAC.
 
Corrine Trebick-Gibson (Estevan, SK)
Largely a self-taught artist, Corinne Trebick-Gibson grew up on a  farm near Canora, Saskatchewan.  She has been working as an Emergency Medical Technician in Estevan, SK since 1991.
She has continued to refine her art training over the years by attending numerous art retreats and workshop sessions with instruction by professional artist facilitators.  Although her primary medium is oil paint, she often incorporates encaustic, charcoal and other media.

Make and learn with our upcoming workshops and talks

Location: Estevan

Family Art
Come create, explore, learn and engage with your little one! For ages 8 months and up (all children must be accompanied by an adult)
April 3rd, 10th, 17th, from 10-10:45am. $5 per family, per month

Art History Coffeehouse
Stop by for a coffee as our Curator, Alex King, walks us through the history of art, with a focus on the Nude, Action and the Body.
Monday, April 7th, at 7pm (free)

Jewellery-Making
Make your own beautiful bracelets, necklaces and earrings.
April 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th (4 weeks)
$100 per person (includes supplies). Register at galleryed@sasktel.net

Art in Bloom

Location: Regina

Tickets on sale

Members $55 | Regular $60 | Available in the Gallery Shop
A spectacular fundraising event hosted by the MacKenzie Gallery Volunteers and proudly presented by SaskPower . This year Art in Bloom will feature fashion designs and floral interpretations inspired by works from the Permanent Collection.

For more information visit mackenzieartgallery.ca

Planned Events for Dysart & District Museum

Location: Dysart

June 11, Sport Nite: Official opening of new display, guest speaker Al Dumba, refreshments. All are welcome. Starts at 7 pm.
July 11, Afternoon High Tea: Women from surrounding areas invited to attend for tea and entertainment. Starts at 2pm
August 10, Annual Musuem Day: Regina Antique Car Club, barbeque, face painting, homemade bread and jam. Starts at 1:30pm

SSHF unveils new interactive experience for visitors

Location: Regina

Through the generosity of the SSHF’s newest All Star sponsors – Command Base Creative Design and Information Services Corporation (ISC)– three interactive stations are being installed at the SSHF. Two stations will be located in the Hall of Fame Gallery, while the third interactive station will be installed in the Feature Exhibit Gallery. For more information, please visit sasksportshalloffame.com.

What's On at the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame

Location: 2205 Victoria Avenue, Regina

The Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games presented by McDougall Gauley

Athletes:
Colette Bourgonie - Para-Nordic Cross Country Ski
Brittany Hudak - Para-Nordic Cross Country Ski
Kurt Oatway - Para-Alpine
 
Guide:
Andrea Bundon, Guide Gorbounova, Para-Nordic
 
Coaches:
Kaspar Wirz – Para-Nordic
Curtis Hunt – Sledge Hockey
 
Skating….Saskatchewan Style
 
Skating….Saskatchewan Style showcases three of Saskatchewan’s top skaters, Olympians Paige Lawrence & Rudi Swiegers, and Garrett Gosselin alongside the figure skating inductees of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.  These inductees – Bert Penfold, Werner “Vern” Friebel, Douglas Steele, Herbert R. Larson, and Margaret “Margie” Sandison – helped to build the sport and develop the passion and dedication that today’s skaters hold towards their sport.
 
Both exhibits will stay on public view until April 30, 2014.
Check out the website http://sasksportshalloffame.com/exhibits/ for a virtual tour.

Rocanville & District Museum - Market at the Museum

Location: Qu'Appelle Avenue & St. Albert Street, Rocanville

Rocanville & District Museum is excited to be hosting monthly market. Hopefully you can visit the museum the third Saturday of every month beginning:

May 17th 10am-4pm

June 21st 10am-4pm

July 19th 10am-4pm

August 16th 10am-4pm

September 20th 10am-4pm

The Rocanville & District Museum is looking for vendors, small businesses, crafters, artisans and market type entertainment (musicians, performers, presentations) and VOLUNTEERS!

Come for a fun filled Saturday, showing off your home made business, talent, craft and artistic expressions and tour the museum.

The museum will be hosting the first information session on Monday March 17th at the Rocanville Museum at 7:30pm.

Please contact by email :rocanvillemusem@gmail.com

facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/RocanvilleMuseum  

twitter:RocanvilleMuse

call 306 645 2116 .

Our Museum Events Page!

Location: Museums All Over Saskatchewan!

There are so many events coming up at museums all over Saskatchewan. Be sure to browse through the museum events to see which exhibitions, festivals and concerts are happening now in your area! 

Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame - New Exhibit

Location: 2205 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to announce our newest exhibit.....

Winter Olympic

This one of a kind exhibit features past and present Saskatchewan Olympians and showcase treasures from our permanent collection celebrating the quest for gold. Some of the highlights include:

  • Inductee W. Beattie Ramsay's replica gold medal from the 1924 Olympics for hockey
  • Inductee Craig Mackay's extensive speed skating collection from the 1952 Olympics
  • A participation medal from the 1964 Innsbruck Olympics
  • Hudson Bay Company (HBC) striped blanket coat and hat from the 1964 Innsbruck Olympics. 
  • A poster collection depicting Inductee "Jungle" Jim Hunter's (1972 & 1976 Olympics) unique training methods for alpine skiing 
  • Torches used in the 1988 (Calgary) and 2010 (Vancouver) Olympic Torch Runs
  • An extensive collection from the 1998 Nagano Olympics including Hayley Wickenheiser's hockey jersey, and a plaque commemorating the gold medal of the inducted Sandra Schmirler Curling Team.

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame is open Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Admission rates apply

For more information please contact:
Sheila Kelly, Executive Director 306-780-9233

Celebrating 65 Years at the WDM

Location: 2935 Lorne Avenue, Saskatoon, SK

The Saskatchewan Western Development Museum celebrates 65 years in 2014

To help celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Western Development Museum, we encourage people to visit their local WDM this year.  Those celebrating their 65th birthday in 2014 will receive free admission on their birth date, as well as a birthday present from the Museum!  On April 6, 2014 (the Sunday after the actual anniversary date of April 2nd), admission to the four WDMs will be only 65 cents.

So much has changed in the world since the Western Development Museum began serving as the keeper of Saskatchewan's collective heritage 65 years ago.  When it was officially created in 1949 by provincial legislation, the WDM was inspired in part by the need to preserve large numbers of abandoned farm machinery before it was scavenged for scrap metal recycling after the Second World War.  Can you imagine how different the Museum would look if it was being founded today?
 
Like most organizations, the WDM is affected by both global and regional trends, as well as by changes within our own organization.  External trends include globalization, changing demographics (aging population, influx of newcomers to Saskatchewan, growing First Nations and Metis populations), and new technologies.
 
With the pace of change accelerating, how will the WDM look even a decade from now? For one thing, the Museum is changing its focus for collecting artifacts. The WDM is now seeking items that reflect the culture, social life, innovation, and economy of post-Second World War Saskatchewan, particularly during the 1950s, 1960s, and beyond.
 
"People are visiting and supporting WDM in droves, and our staff and volunteers are working really hard to keep the Museum vibrant and exciting," said Joan Champ, Executive Director.  "As a result, our attendance has increased; we have opened exciting new permanent and travelling exhibits throughout the system; we have forged some terrific new partnerships; and more and more new Canadians are visiting the four WDMs."
 
The WDM has so many achievements to celebrate and so much to look forward to.  Thanks to all our visitors for supporting the Western Development Museum in the past, present, and future!

Youth Engagement Workshop

Involving young people in your museum isn't just a nice thing to do: being relevant and engaging for upcoming generations is vital for your museum's long-term survival. But sometimes it's hard to know where to begin.

This workshop will help. We'll explore questions such as:
What makes young people want to get, and stay, involved?
What kinds of youth engagement are possible and desirable?
How can we build youth participation into our planning?
And more …

Register now! Phone 1-866-568-7386, or go to http://saskmuseums.org/includes/edu-reg-form.php to register online.

Youth Engagement Workshop
Prince Albert Museum on Friday, April 11, 2014, starting at 9:30 AM.
$80 for members, $100 for non-members, and $60 for students w/ ID.