Celebrating Success

After reading all of the non-adult books in her small-town library, Emily Garland decided that if she still wanted to read, she would just have to write books.

The Saskatchewan Motion Picture Industry Association (SMPIA) was in Los Angeles last week to market Saskatchewan's Media Production Industry thanks to a Government of Saskatchewan funded program at the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

A rough idea sketched on a napkin a few years ago has led to the creation of Saskatchewan's first recording arts school. The Recording Arts Institute of Saskatoon (RAIS) is supported by the first Small Business Loan from the Flexible Loan Program, administered by the Arts Board.

Alejandro Romero, who worked as artist-in-residence at King George Community School in Saskatoon from 2008 to 2009, says having artists work with members of the community changes people's lives and brings them closer together.

Saskatchewan musician Jeffery Straker partnered with Regina graphic designer Taron Cochrane to create an innovative t-shirt design that taps into smart phone technology.

Saskatoon artist Barbara L. Reimer will travel to Nicaragua on February 11, 2011 to present her Finding a Green Photo project, based on an organically derived solution for developing film and the ecologically responsible photograph.

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When it came to the celebration of their community's centennial, Zenon Park's artists wanted more than a big party. They wanted to celebrate their town with a multidisciplinary performance that showcased not only the diverse talent of local artists, but also the community's rich francophone culture and history.

La Troupe du Jour officially opened its new production centre in Saskatoon on Friday, December 17, 2010.

Saskatoon's Allan Casey is the winner of the 2010 Governor General's Literary Award in Non-Fiction; Regina's Dianne Warren is the winner of the Fiction Award; and Coteau Books' publication, Fishtailing by Wendy Phillips, is the winner of the Children's Literature (Text) Award.