2022 Parts For The Arts: Artworking
For our next Parts for the Arts event, the Prince Albert Arts Board is returning to the format from 2020: an opportunity for artists to network with each other and special guests from various art industries to offer their expertise and advice. As guests are confirmed we will tell you about them right here!
The event will take place Saturday, June 18th, 2022 at the EA Rawlinson Centre for the Arts, from 1 to 4:30pm. The event is entirely free to attend, and you can stay for a portion of event or the entire afternoon! There will also be live entertainment : at 2pm join us to hear Katelyn Lehner perform a short acoustic set, and then Dillon Gazandlare will perform at 3pm!
Carol Greyeyes: Sask Arts Board
Calling all artists and arts organizations in the Prince Albert area! Are you interested in learning more about funding opportunities? Join SK Arts Program Consultant Carol Greyeyes for a chat and Q&A session to learn more about SK Arts’ granting programs.
Carol Greyeyes (Cree), from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, is a Program Consultant at SK Arts and was the first Indigenous Arts Advisor for the agency. Carol is very proud to have been the project leader and producer of ArtsLink, an on-line research project for the federal government’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She holds a BFA and BEd from the University of Saskatchewan and an MFA from York University. Carol was on the faculty of the Aboriginal Screenwriters at the Banff Centre and has taught theatre for
First Nations University of Canada, University of Regina, and the University of
Saskatchewan. As an assistant professor in the Department of Drama at the University of Saskatchewan, she established the wîchêhtowin: Aboriginal Theatre Program, and became the first program coordinator.
John Brady McDonald: Author
John Brady McDonald is a Nehiyawak-Metis writer, artist, historian, musician, playwright, actor and activist born and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He is from the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation and the Mistawasis Nehiyawak. The great-great-great grandson of Chief Mistawasis of the Plains Cree, as well as the grandson of famed Metis leader Jim Brady, John’s writings and artwork have been displayed in various publications, private and permanent collections and galleries around the world, including the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. John is one of the founding members of the P.A. Lowbrow art movement, and served as Vice President of the Indigenous Peoples Artists Collective for nearly a decade. John also served a term as vice-chair of the Board of Directors for Spark Theatre, and as a Senator with the Indigenous Council Committee of CUPE Saskatchewan.
John is the author of several books, and has had his written works published and presented around the globe.
John has studied at England’s prestigious University of Cambridge, where in July 2000 he made international headlines by symbolically ‘discovering’ and ‘claiming’ England for the First Peoples of the Americas. John is also an acclaimed public speaker, who has presented in venues across the globe, such as the Anskohk Aboriginal Literature Festival, the Black Hills Seminars on Reclaiming Youth, The Appalachian Mountain Seminars, the Edmonton and Fort McMurray Literary Festival, the Eden Mills Writers Festival and at the Ottawa International Writers Festival. John was honoured with the opportunity to speak in Australia in April of 2001. John was also included in the Aboriginal Artists and Performers Inventory for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, BC.
John’s artwork and writing have been nominated for several awards, including the 2001 Saskatchewan Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award. John was awarded the 2017 BOB Award for Best Artist. He has been honoured with several grants from the Saskatchewan Arts Board.
A noted polymath, John lives in Northern Saskatchewan.
Andrea Martineau: Creative Saskatchewan
Andrea is one of Creative Saskatchewan’s Program Officers. She assists interested applicants in navigating Creative Saskatchewan’s programs, from setting up an account to apply for programs, to final reporting for successful applicants. Andrea and the Program Team are also responsible for developing and adjusting programming year over year and attending industry events to network with stakeholders. Andrea is the main point of contact between Creative Saskatchewan, SaskBooks, and the Saskatchewan Craft Council. A true bookworm herself, Andrea is a skilled proofreader and editor, volunteering for the Saskatchewan Book Awards, Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, and The Malahat Review. Andrea holds a BA in English and certificate in Public Relations from the University of Regina, a certificate in Entertainment Law from the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, and is in the process of completing her certificate in Publishing from the Toronto Metropolitan University. In her spare time, Andrea can be found tending to her many houseplants and garden, reading, crafting with her daughter, and caring for Nugget the tortoise.
Judy McNaughton: Common Weal Community Arts
Common Weal Community Arts creates programming in collaboration with socially-engaged artists and Saskatchewan communities in pursuit of an equitable and just society. Since 1992, Common Weal has connected artists with communities on Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10 to promote social change through creative expression. We strive to inspire ideas and empower people to tell their stories in their own voices by presenting projects that are diverse in artistic discipline and approach. We are a bridge between the artist and the community; the link that forges partnership and a legacy of social change. You can find out more about our work at www.commonweal.ca.
Judy McNaughton (Scottish/ Irish/Norwegian) is a cultural animateur and visual artist living in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Throughout her career she has been socially motivated, which has manifested in cultural activism and socially engaged projects. Her programs strive to enrich our cultural ecosystem while highlighting the strengths and beauty that already exist. She serves on numerous panels, juries, boards, and consultation engagements. Her studio practice, including public installations and gallery exhibits, reconsiders notions of discrete separation between the things and beings in the world, and our connection to the world around us. She received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Regina and a Master of Fine Arts degree through Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Judy has been Northern Artistic Director with Common Weal since 2004.
Michel Boutin: Visual Artist
Michel Boutin is an interdisciplinary artist, arts educator and cultural animator based in Prince Albert Sask. He graduated from the University of Regina in 1995 with a B.F.A. in Drawing and Sculpture. His work has been actively exhibited since 1990. His most recent solo exhibition of paintings was in 2018, “Afterglow” Art Placement, Saskatoon Sask. Michel has recently completed a 10 month performance/sound residency with the Remai Modern, Saskatoon.
Michel’s cultural impact extends to his involvement for over two decades with Arts advocacy organizations and artist-run centres. He has been a board member for many organizations over the years including Neutral Ground Regina, PAVED Arts Saskatoon. and ARCA, the Artist Run Centres and Collectives Conference of Canada. He has been a mentor and workshop presenter for CARFAC Sk. He was the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Indigenous People’s Artist Collective of Prince Albert (IPAC) from 2005 - 2021. In 2017 he was the recipient of the Sask. Arts award for Individual leadership in the Arts.
Katelyn Lehner: Musician
She may be a new name to the country music scene, but the SCMA award winning, Billboard charting singer-songwriter is already proving herself as a rising talent.
Katelyn’s third single “Matter of Wine” is first up in a collection of new music to be released this year recorded by CCMA winning producer, Bart McKay. After opening for Dean Brody, George Canyon, and Corb Lund, her live shows are starting to perk ears and turn heads. Her previous single "Without You" become the 2nd most downloaded single to Canadian country radio, and her first Billboard charting single to reach the Top
80. Katelyn was awarded SCMA Emerging Artist of the Year, after her debut single “Red” garnered radio play across Canada and became a #1 song on SiriusXM CBC
Country for 3 weeks. The former Team Canada Track & Field athlete was a 2022 nominee for SCMA Female Artist of the Year.
Jaron Francis: Theatre
A professional actor on and off for twenty years, mostly in theatre but also in television, Jaron has performed at Persephone Theatre, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, the Station Arts Centre, Live Five, the Port Stanley Festival, on the Fringe and with a great many other companies. There were periods when he was working full-time and others when he was more of a "dabbler" who was earning his living outside the arts. What never changed was his passion for storytelling.
In addition to acting, Jaron has a love for other aspects of theatre-making, having produced or co-produced ten indie stagings since 2011, some of which he also wrote or directed. He attended the University of Saskatchewan and the Canadian Screen Training Centre, served on the boards of Live Five Independent Theatre and the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre, and has been nominated for 6 Saskatoon Area Theatre Awards.
We will be subject to the health and safety restrictions of the EA Rawlinson Centre for the Arts. Guidelines are updated regularly at www.earc.ca/safety.
We do ask that all interested people fill out our REGISTRATION FORM so we can anticipate numbers.