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A Community Creation Project

 

Sign Up for the Canada 150 Mural Mosaic Project
Paint one of 500 tiles and make your mark for the future!
 
This year Canada turned 150 years old and as a country, over the years we have welcomed the world through our borders. To celebrate this birthday, the City of Yorkton is taking part in a mural project that includes all provinces and territories, creating over 80,000 individual paintings and 150 murals that when complete will form one gigantic cross-Canada mural mosaic.
 
Click here to register for FREE painting workshops to create your own tile:
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Everyone is welcome, all ages and skill levels. Everything is provided at the FREE painting workshops. The mural artists travelling across the country will help guide you if you're a beginner, and accomplished artists can go ahead and make their signature tile to contribute to the finished image.
 
Godfrey Dean Art Gallery and the City of Yorkton are proud to support the creation of the mural by hosting painting sessions and would like to invite you, your class and your friends, family and partners to participate. Everyone is invited to create their own painted tile. All the materials are provided and there is no charge. Beginners and experienced artists, all are welcome!
 
This portrayal of Yorkton will consist of over 500 individual tiles painted with designs that visually depict what living in Yorkton means to each of us as individuals. The tiles will form a 24 by 24 mural that will link us to the rest of Canada.
 
Please join us at the Land Titles Building (next to Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre 49 Smith St. E ) for a FREE one hour painting workshop on:
•    September 21, 2017 - Start times from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
•    September 22, 2017 - Start times from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
•    September 23, 2017 - One workshop 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
 
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CANADA 150 MURAL PROJECT VISIT THIS PAGE:
 
If it were ever to be connected, the entire mural would be over 365 meters wide (4 footballfields) and 2.5 meters high (8 ft.) The mural will represent a cultural mosaic, a time capsule, a visual portrayal of history, an art masterpiece from the soul of the nation. Fifty years from now, this art project may inspire another generation, who will in turn be able to celebrate through the mural, and maybe take it upon themselves to add to this memory!

WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US AND TAKE PART IN THIS EXCITING AND INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY CREATION PROJECT!

 


 

Landscape and Memory
 
It's too late to enter ... the exhibition was in June 2017!

 

Exhibition: June 1 to 30
Artist Reception: 2pm Sunday, June 4

ENTRY FORM CLICK HERE ...

• Up to 5 works in any medium can be entered.
• Bring your work to the gallery or call to let us know you're interested 
• All pieces must be framed or ready to present (Unframed canvas on a stretcher is fine.)
• Work ideally made within the past 3 years. First time entrants may include earlier work.
• Work entered in previous Landscape and Memory exhibitions is not eligible.
• Ensure each piece is identifiable with title and artist name.

Looking forward to next year's exhibition already! The call for artists will go out sometime in February-March 2018
 

For the ENTRY FORM CLICK HERE ...  or call the gallery and we can mail you one!

Farm to Fork Feast
Fine Dining Event in Yorkton - Sold Out!
September, 2015
 
From Sicily to Saskatchewan: a five-course meal at a private country home
Regional ingredients selected and prepared by a restaurant chef
 
Only 20 tickets were available for this event and they quickly sold out.
 
This special event tantalized and enticed you to enjoy the bounties of Saskatchewan in the fall. Haley Polinsky, originally from Theodore, SK trained at the Pacific Culinary Institute (Vancouver) and is a food designer and chef now based in Toronto. The gallery exhibited her food photography from September 13 to October 29, 2015 and we took advantage of the opportunity to feature and enjoy Haley's talents.
 
Haley had recently returned from 3 months in northern Italy and Sicily, soaking up local food culture and cooking styles. The fine dining menu she prepared was inspired by these rustic regional traditions.
 
Tickets were $75 and only 20 were sold. We hope that Haley returns to Saskatchewan in 2016 so we can have another dinner event!
 

Crosswalk Art

Crosswalk Art in Yorkton!Crosswalk Art in Yorkton, SK
by the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery

Video click HERE

Crosswalk Art 2012 was designed to raise awareness of pedestrian and traffic safety issues. Traffic in Yorkton is well-managed, but density is increasing as newcomers, temporary workers and long time residents navigate the streets. This clash of driving cultures adds to the pressure and the challenges faced by drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

The City of Yorkton works to ensure that we continue to thrive as a vibrant community, one that encourages an active and healthy lifestyle.

Crosswalk art was immediately recognized by the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery as an opportunity for an innovative, whimsical and useful public art project. Working with Yorkton designer Kelly Litzenberger of MEEP Creative Agency, three designs were created and approved for the first crosswalks: cutlery, piano keys, and neckties. Eight intersections with 32 crosswalks were done in the first round.

"Our primary concern is pedestrian safety, both encouraging people to use the crosswalks and drivers to be more aware of them. Once we see how drivers respond, the crosswalk art program can be shaped to be even more effective. Other designs and locations are being developed based on what we learn with this first stage," according to Donald Stein, executive director of the Godfrey Dean Gallery.

Arts, Business and Community working together
Sponsored by the Yorkton Business Improvement District, Crosswalk Art also benefits from a unique public-private sector partnership called artsVest, a  matching program established by Business for the Arts with the Government of Saskatchewan. artsVest provides matching funding for arts and culture organizations that raise new sponsorship dollars from the business community. Resources from artsVest and the Yorkton Business Improvement District are enabling the gallery to deliver this playful, but practical, community art project.

"We enjoy a safe and healthy community, and the Business Improvement District wants everyone to walk freely downtown and take advantage of the many businesses and services available. Sponsoring a public art initiative to raise awareness of traffic safety is an ideal course to further both goals," says YBID Chairman Ken Chyz.