Ian McWilliams joins the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance as our part-time Research Officer. Ian has almost completed his Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Canadian Plains Studies at the University of Regina. Ian’s thesis research focuses on Town Hall/Opera Houses and related performative events within early Saskatchewan communities.
For the past decade, he has been variously employed as an actor, broadcaster, student, and educator. McWilliams earned both his B.F.A. and M.A. at the University of Saskatchewan. He is excited to work as the SAA’s Research Officer and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, 306-780-9835.
Friday, November 15, 2013
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Man will begin to recover the moment he takes art as seriously as physics, chemistry or money.
Life is short, art is long...
Line is a force....it takes its force from the energy of the person who has drawn it.
Henry van de Velde
The actor is an athlete of the heart.
Antonin Artaud, The Theatre and Its Double
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Henry Ward Beecher
Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future.
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh.
What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
Creativity is contagious, pass it on.
Our brains are organized by stories and images, not statistics.