Vital Community Conversations

The Saskatchewan Arts Alliance, in partnership with the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC), will host a Vital Community Conversation in Weyburn and Shaunavon that will focus on the local arts community including artists, arts administrators, arts educators, and those simply interested in the arts. The facilitated questions will pinpoint the community's key needs/priorities, and critical issues.

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Reflections
  • 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

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

    Gloria Steinem

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

    Edgar Degas

  • 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

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

    Tony Bennett

  • I see music as fluid architecture.

    Joni Mitchell

  • Well-written words are music.

    William Shatner

  • I know how demanding the process of creation is.

    Karen Kain

  • Life is short, art is long...

    Hippocrates

  • 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

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Gord Downie

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

    Veronica Tennant

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

    Bertolt Brecht

  • I sing my sorrow and I paint my joy.

    Joni Mitchell

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

    Buffy Sainte-Marie

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

    Pablo Picasso

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

    Doris McCarthy

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

    Maureen Forrester