2018 Arts Congress: Making Art in Dangerous Times.

The Saskatchewan Arts Alliance would like to give thanks to all the presenters, panelists, delegates, and to the SAA board, staff and Congress Commitee. It was two days of thought provoking presentations, performances, conversations, and workshops. 

We would encourage you to share your thoughts about this years Arts Congress by emailing us at outreach@artsalliance.sk.ca  

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Reflections
  • Life is short, art is long...

    Hippocrates

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

    Veronica Tennant

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

    Pablo Picasso

  • 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

  • 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

  • I see music as fluid architecture.

    Joni Mitchell

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

    Aldous Huxley

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

    Lawren Harris

  • Well-written words are music.

    William Shatner

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

    Maureen Forrester

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

    Gloria Steinem

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

    Tony Bennett

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

    Gord Downie

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

    Buffy Sainte-Marie

  • 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

  • I know how demanding the process of creation is.

    Karen Kain

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

    Doris McCarthy

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

    Bertolt Brecht