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Third Annual Upcycle Books Creation Day and Exhibition
November 3, 2018 to January 6, 2019
Where: Yorkton Public Library, 93 Broadway Street West
When: Saturday , November 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm.
Why: Fun! Bring your old books and creative energy. We are going to tear into those books and create something new! (Shhh...don’t tell the librarians).
All ideas, scissors and glue guns welcome! Don’t have time to join us? Create something on your own and drop it off with an entry form anytime the week of November 3 during Yorkton Public Library hours.
Works created during this fun filled afternoon will remain on display at the Community pARTners Gallery until January 6, 2019.
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.
Kyle Zurevinski, vVIBEZz, Digital print, 2016.
community pARTners gallery
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.
Open during regular library hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday 9 am to 6 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 9 am to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm.
June 4 to July 23
Surveying diverse emerging practices across Saskatchewan, Futures brings together Simon Fuh (Regina/Toronto), Todd Gronsdahl (Saskatoon), Andie Palynchuk (Saskatoon), Gerry Potié (Saskatoon), Colby Richardson (Regina/Winnipeg), Yonina Rollack (Saskatoon), David Stonhouse (Saskatoon) and Kyle Zurevinski (Saskatoon). The presentation of these artists together examines the past to create real and imagined futures. Creating new from the anterior.
Each artist explores the theme through varied means; Fuh, Palynchuk, Potié and Rollack utilize introspection as an origin point for their practices. Considering childhood and personal histories to create other worlds; storytelling and constructing future realities to explore the self. Richardson and Zurevinski investigate out-dated technologies and their contemporary function and place; creating work by referencing and manipulating the past to instigate unfamiliar ideas and potentials for the antiquated. Gronsdahl and Stonhouse look to history to inform and direct their work. Gronsdahl creates myths and future narratives from official histories, while Stonhouse makes reference to the canon of painting and utilizes materials to experiment and challenge the medium.
Through these individual approaches a strong aesthetic parallel emerges fashioned from colour, pattern and whimsy. Minimalist and lavish imagery coalesce in divergent depictions of personal, mythological and technological futures.
Made possible through a special partnership with AKA artist-run and the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils. This exhibition is curated by Derek Sandbeck.
Call for entries
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