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​Call for Entries


Parkland Association of Disc Golf

July 5 - August 30,  2019


In the summer on 2019 pARTners Art Gallery in the Yorkton Public Library will be home to a multi-artist, multi-media show with a sport theme thanks to a partnership with the Parkland Association of Disc Golf, (PADG).

It will be open to paintings, photography, fibre art (quilts, etc.), even small sculptures. With the advance notice being provided, artists have all summer to get out to the courses in the area to find inspiration.
 
Deadline for entry is June 27, 2019 with artwork to be dropped of the Community pARTners Gallery in the Yorkton Public Library from June 27 to  29. 


Entry forms are available from the Yorkton Arts Council office, the Yorkton Public Library, PDGA and below.

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When the Trees Crackle with Cold: pisimwasinahikan

Exhibition on display until Feb. 23


Miriam Korner and Bernice Johnson-Laxdal have collaborated to bring us a series of watercolour paintings depicting the Cree moon calendar through Johnson-Laxdal’s childhood memories. The original paintings that were printed in a children’s book of the same title make up this fascinating exhibition. 

Bernice Johnson-Laxdal grew up in a family of thirteen siblings in Ile-a-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan’s second oldest community. Miriam Korner grew up in the bustling city life of Germany. 

Miriam fell in love with northern Saskatchewan fourteen years ago during a dog sled race that led across wind-swept Bigstone Lake. Little did she know then that the unforgiving vast wilderness of northern Saskatchewan would become her intimately known backyard or Bernice her neighbour. 

Bernice showed Miriam the traditional Cree moon calendar and told her stories of her family’s traditional activities. Although Bernice and Miriam grew up worlds apart they found a connection through their understanding of nature and a deep respect for the people whose life-style followed the natural cycle of nature.

This exhibition celebrates northern Saskatchewan and its people. It is an homage to a unique place, where we can all learn important lessons about respect for the land and each other and move towards a common understanding of northern Saskatchewan’s history and our place within it. Growing up in Germany Miriam felt disconnected to the natural world. Now, living in northern Saskatchewan helps her to find the lost connection. She is still learning.


An exhibition presented by the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council’s Arts on the Move touring program.​

Public Reading
Saturday, February 9 at 1:30 pm

A bear sleeping safely in her den, Kohkom telling a story by the fire, the trees crackling with cold – we are all connected to the seasons and the cycle of nature. 

Bernice Johnson-Laxdal and Miriam Körner will read from their award winning picture book and take you into the far reaches of Northern Saskatchewan with their vivid storytelling. All ages welcome. 

Workshop
Saturday, February 9, 4:00 – 6:30 pm

From Story Idea to Picture Book – Creating Picture Book Dummies 
Award winning illustrator and writer Miriam Körner will share the secrets of creating a compelling picture book and guide participants through the process of creating a book dummy that will bring your story to life. If you already have a story you would like to illustrate, bring it along. If not: No worries – Miriam will provide prompts that challenge your imagination. 

  • Cost $25
  • Pre-registration required: complete this form and send or deliver it to the Arts Council office together with payment.
  • Materials required: pencils, drawing paper (scrap paper will do).

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​Sandra MacColl was a visionary and had a quiet way of making her visions come to life.  In 2006 one of her visions came to life in the creation of the Community pARTners Gallery, a small public gallery space in the Yorkton Public Library.

The space is the result of a partnership of the City of Yorkton, the Yorkton Public Library and the Yorkton Arts Council.It is a wonderful creative space that welcomes all. In her vision SandraMacColl saw beyond her own life and continues in her support of the arts even after passing away. Her generosity will ensure the continuation of the programming and maintenance of the Community pARTners Gallery for years to come.​​