...connecting our community to the arts!
A dedicated board member of both the Yorkton Arts Council and the Yorkton Public Library, another 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 Sandra MacColl saw beyond her own life and continues in her support of the arts even after passing away. Her nephew, Shawn Hall, made a special donation from her estate to the Community pARTners Gallery of $42,143. Her generosity will ensure the continuation of the programming and maintenance of the Community pARTners Gallery for years to come.
Members of the Yorkton Arts Council, The Yorkton Public Library’s Board of director and members of City Council along with friends and family of the late Sandra MacColl gathered at the Community pARTners Gallery, located in the Yorkton Public Library, on May 16. 2017. The gathering was to celebrate the life and gifts that Sandra MacColl brought to the arts and to our community.
Sandra MacColl was a visionary and had a quiet way of making her visions come to life. She was a driving force in Renaissance Yorkton endeavouring to bring outdoor art to enliven and invigorate downtown Yorkton. She worked hard to bring about the works of art bordering City Park.
All community projects rely on different people or groups working closely together toward common goals. A good partnership is one that shares the same vision, goals and values as the other partners.
The Yorkton Arts Council and the Yorkton Public Library had an opportunity to form such a new partnership, and establish a community gallery space in the newly renovated Public Library. There was a need in the community to provide a space for local and area artists to display their work, and the Library was in need of some art to enhance their new space. The community pARTners gallery was established.
Co-chairs of the committee are Lori Glauser representing the Yorkton Arts Council Board, and a representative of the Yorkton Public Library Board, currently vacant. Committee members are Shirley Huziak and Margaret Phillips.
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