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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  • The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

    Pablo Picasso

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

    Gord Downie

  • 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

  • Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.

    Bertolt Brecht

  • I know how demanding the process of creation is.

    Karen Kain

  • 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

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

    Buffy Sainte-Marie

  • After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

    Aldous Huxley

  • Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

    Edgar Degas

  • 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

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

    Lawren Harris

  • Well-written words are music.

    William Shatner

  • I sing my sorrow and I paint my joy.

    Joni Mitchell

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

    Gloria Steinem

  • Life is short, art is long...


  • 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

  • I see music as fluid architecture.

    Joni Mitchell

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

    Tony Bennett