Thank you for a successful 2016 Arts Congress in Regina!

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From a pile of lovely wool fibres to handbag works of art in one day. Instructor Dianne Murphy. Station Arts Centre Co-Operative ‪#‎ArtsEverywhere‬

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#ArtsEverywhere: Making plays with Angus Ferguson and the wonderful festival cast at SPC Spring Festival of New Plays at University of Saskatchewan.

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Friends of Foes, Capitol Music Club Saskatoon. Celeste Nicholson, writer, vocals, percussion; Matt Stinn, writer, guitar, vocals; Keegan Stretch, drums, vocals; Enver Hampton, bass. Currently on Eastern Canadian Tour) #ArtsEverywhere

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Record Numbers: Arts Congress

The 2016 Arts Congress marked 30 years for the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance. To celebrate, the Congress hosted over a hundred local, federal, and international artists, arts administrators, economists, researchers, and much more!

Speakers included Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts; John Holden, cultural expert from the UK who has written extensively on the value of culture and its relationship to society; and Tracey Lindberg, award-winning academic writer and teacher of Indigenous studies and law as well as the author of Birdie recently shortlisted for Canada Reads. 2016 Arts Congress Program.

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Op-Ed/Living the Arts

Into the Future Wild: Taking Charge of Change

Friday, April 15, 2016

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Gloria Steinem

  • We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents.

    Bob Ross

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

    Bertolt Brecht

  • Imagination rules the world.

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • Man will begin to recover the moment he takes art as seriously as physics, chemistry or money.

    Ernst Levy

  • Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music

    William Edgar Stafford

  • Life is short, art is long...

    Hippocrates

  • The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.

    Anton Chekhov

  • How important are the visual arts in our society? 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

  • If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.

    Emile Zola

  • If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing...

    Yann Martel

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

    Edgar Degas

  • Creativity takes courage.

    Henri Matisse