The Saskatchewan Arts Alliance and Common Weal Community Arts presented very successful free workshops in Saskatoon on February 2nd and in Regina on February 5th. Nadine Bloch (seen in the photograph) and Juman Abujbara from Beautiful Trouble were the inspiring facilitators for the Creative Activism for Artists workshops. Special thanks to all our participants and to our venues – Saskatoon’s AKA Artist-Run and the Art Gallery of Regina. Nadine Bloch - Beautiful Trouble workshop leader


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Reflections
  • I've always hid behind the music despite the fact that I have a huge personality. I'm thrilled that the music is bigger than me and will outlive and outlast me. It frees me up to take risks.

    Measha Brueggergosman

  • Music brings people together. So my function in anything I do is to help bring people closer in."

    Gord Downie

  • I sing my sorrow and I paint my joy.

    Joni Mitchell

  • I feel strongly that the visual arts are of vast and incalculable importance. Of course I could be prejudiced. I am a visual art.

    Kermit the Frog

  • Life is short, art is long...

    Hippocrates

  • Dancing is the way I can express the things that cannot be said.

    Veronica Tennant

  • Well-written words are music.

    William Shatner

  • If you are creative, you get busier as you get older.

    Tony Bennett

  • Just write.

    Dave Margoshes

  • Our brains are organized by stories and images, not statistics.

    Gloria Steinem

  • I’ve found that a song can be more effective than a 400-page textbook

    Buffy Sainte-Marie

  • I see music as fluid architecture.

    Joni Mitchell

  • Every work of art which really moves us is in some degree a revelation.

    Lawren Harris

  • I know how demanding the process of creation is.

    Karen Kain

  • Making a living in the arts, though, creates so many jobs for other people.

    Maureen Forrester

  • The real function of artists is to give fresh vision to their own generation.

    Doris McCarthy

  • Creativity is contagious, pass it on.

    Albert Einstein

  • Creativity takes courage.

    Henri Matisse

  • Writing is an act of faith. I believe it's also an act of hope, the hope that things can get better than they are.

    Margaret Atwood