Celebrating Success

Air Ronge artist Donna Langhorne is not one to shy away from difficult topics. Her recent body of work, a series of seven large paintings, addresses contemporary issues facing Indigenous peoples. Topics include addiction, missing and murdered Indigenous women and residential school experiences.

Wally Dion’s Star Blanket has put on a lot of kilometres since it was purchased by the Saskatchewan Arts Board for its Permanent Collection in 2006. The unique piece, a First Nations star blanket fashioned from computer circuit boards, has been loaned to numerous galleries across Saskatchewan and Canada.

Kaley Evans has been an avid collector of vinyl records for more than a decade. Recently, he has turned his attention to the vast number of homemade-style recordings produced in Saskatchewan.  Evans received an Independent Artists grant to complete interviews and research for an archival compilation album of Saskatchewan music covering the mid-1960s to late-1970s. The album will be the first of its kind.

Saskatoon actor Anna Mazurik received a scholarship from the Arts Board to follow her dream.

Eleanor Cook brought together peopline in the community of Cumberland House Cree Nation through traditional Indigenous beadwork and quilt-making classes.

Ramses Calderon incorporates traditional instruments and rhythms into his music and compositions. The result of his creation process is a unique fusion of classical, traditional and popular music.

The Indigenous Peoples Artist Collective of Prince Albertis dedicated to sharing interdisciplinary contemporary Aboriginal and urban art practices with northern audiences. 

Singer/songwriter Megan Nash strongly believes that “you can base yourself out of rural Saskatchewan and be a full-time artist.” 

Sylvia Legris, the only Saskatchewan writer who has won the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize, is drawn to poetry because of its musicality and attention to language. 

Baroque music ensembles are popping up in major cities across Canada. Regina’s Per Sonatori brings this historical music to audiences in Southern Saskatchewan.