This printmaking collective started at the University of Regina’s Fine Arts program, when four print-making students decided to continue working together after the conclusion of their undergrad studies. Michelle Brownridge, Amber Dalton, Karli Jessup and Caitlin Mullan are the nucleus of the Articulate Ink collective. Their mission as a print collective is to provide the public, local artists and recent graduates with an accessible, environmentally conscious printmaking studio fostering a contemporary, active print culture in Regina. By providing educational programs, community access and collaborative editioning opportunities, Articulate Ink exists to encourage and support the appreciation of printmaking arts and hand-made products. www.articulateink.ca
Carol Cairns was born in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Canada at a young age. She attended high school in Rockglen, Saskatchewan where she developed a love for the peaceful way of rural life while still retaining her hunger for the energy of the city. Today, she enjoys a balance between her life in Regina where she works for OSAC (the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils, and is on the Board of Directors for CARFAC; and her home in Bengough, where she is actively involved in the arts as the Artistic Director of the Bengough Municipal Arts Council’s Annual Gateway Music Festival, and Socoko Art Gallery and Studios.
Carol convocated from the University of Regina in 2007, receiving a BFA with great distinction in the Visual Arts. Her passion for life is expressed predominately through painting and clay sculpture. www.carolcairns.ca
Artist in Residence: Terri Fidelak
The Creative City Centre has committed one artist studio space to an Artist in Residence program, enabling us to offer a variety of programming to the community at large. The inaugural artist in residence at the Creative City Centre is Terri Fidelak. In 2011, Terri will be working on two permanent installations in the Creative City Centre, as well as developing community based programs that will be available in the near future.
Terri Fidelak was born on the prairie and spent her childhood trundled up in rumbling grain trucks and deciphering the whispers of northern lights. She completed her BA in English Literature in 2003, closely followed in 2004 by her BFA in printmaking, both at the University of Regina. By then wanderlust had settled firmly, and trying her hand at teaching, she followed her feet to Quebec and then further far flung to Japan. There, she became a contributor to the local art scene and soaked up the ancient aesthetic. After years abroad, imbued with lush green, zen and culture shock, she returned to Saskatchewan and her true love: art. She began working with Joe Fafard in 2008 and continues to do so today. In 2009, she delved into the realm of set and costume design, working with the Globe Theatre and Fada Dance. Currently, she is developing her art practice, with a penchant for installation at heart, and is building bodies of work toward exhibitions to be held this year. Stay tuned to Regina’s Creative City Centre for more to come from this vibrant artist.