September 22/16: Pick Up Sticks, exhibition by Bonnie Conly

  • Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7 pm to 9 pm
  • Opening reception, no charge to attend, cash bar
  • Exhibition runs from September 15 to October 22, 2016

 

15_untitled-no-7Join us for the first visual art exhibition of our 2016-2017 season, as we present a series of 20 works by Saskatoon artist Bonnie Conly.
With a Bachelor of Education degree (1983), a BA (1997) and an Honours Degree in Art Studio and Art History (2011) all from the University of Saskatchewan, Conly’s work involves a variety of mediums and approaches, including painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, video and sound installation.  The works presented in this exhibition are a series of drawings of water towers primarily using water soluble ink on Arches paper.

Recently, Conly has participated in artist residencies in Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia, studied sculpture with Leslie Potter at the Emma Lake retreat, and undertaken a CARFAC mentorship with artist Alison Norlen. In 2015 Conly was Artist in Residence at Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan.

Our opening reception will be on Thursday, September 22 from 7 pm to 9 pm.  The artist will be here, so come by to meet Bonnie and view this incredible series of drawings.  Click the “Read More” button to read the artist statement and discover the inspiration behind the art!

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Sept 23 – Regina Word Up Youth presents Saskatoon Slam Team

 

Admission is $5 + GST or PWYC (No one turned away.)
Doors at 7:30
Show around 8
All ages/+19 Cash Bar

 

Regina Word Up Youth is Regina’s only youth-specific spoken word performance series.

A Youth Stage is an opportunity to share work with our peers and greater community. No scores and all support, this event is a great opportunity for youth (14-22) who want more exposure or practice, or want to share something that doesn’t usually fit within our regular poetry slams. Rants, stories, jokes (the punnier, the better!) songs, or poems are all welcome on our stage.

Have something you want to share that we didn’t list? We love creativity, and we would probably let you perform…just ask us! Regina Word Up Youth Stage is for youth of all skill levels interested in sharing stories – of any kind. We celebrate all styles of writing and voices, and encourage our community to support these very important vessels of truth.

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Season 2 – Week #20: An Empty Room with Rugged Little Thing – “Rocks and Shield”

Rugged Little Thing’s performance of “Rocks and Shield” is the newest addition to our Empty Room series!  Born out of kitchen jams and late nights by campfires in Canada’s north, this dynamic duo blends together a perfect cocktail of Old Time, Bluegrass, and Folk Music that feels like home.  This is the 20th video in the series, meaning there are only 4 more to go and there are 19 other Empty Room videos currently on our YouTube channel (not to mention all the videos from last season)!  Go to www.ruggedlittlething.com for the latest information on Rugged Little Thing and stay tuned for another 4 weeks of new content.

Season 2 – Week #17: An Empty Room with Eileen Laverty – “State Of Mind”

Today Eileen Laverty returns to the Empty Room for a performance of her song “State Of Mind”!  Saskatoon’s Eileen Laverty has performed across Canada and Ireland entertaining all ages with her upbeat messages, strong vocals, and heartfelt lyrics. She has toured with internationally renowned artists Mary Black, John McDermott, and Kenny Rogers.  For more on Eileen go to:www.eileenlaverty.com.

If you missed her first Empty Room video, be sure to check out “Wildest Dreams” from week #5 on our YouTube channel.

17 down with 7 more to go – stay tuned for a new video every Monday for the next 7 weeks!

Sept 16 – Regina Word Up ft Compact Disk

Welcome back!! Regina Word Up is held on the first and third Friday’s of every month. Regularly, the first Friday is a community stage, and our third Friday is a poetry slam.
Admission is $10 + GST or PWYC (No one turned away.)
Doors at 7:30
Show around 8
All ages
+19 Cash Bar with Valid ID

A poetry slam is a dialogue between audience and performer. It is a competitive event wherein spoken word artists share their work in a high-spirited, fast-paced environment to an often uproarious crowd.
Slammers should come prepared with three original pieces of less than 3 minutes and 10 seconds each. No props, no nudity, no hate speech. Sign-up starts at the door at 7:30, with a maximum of 12 competing poets — first come, first served!
Five judges will be chosen at random from the audience. Each judge will provide a score between 1-10 for each poem, of the five scores, the high and low will be dropped leaving a total score out of 30. [Read more…]

Season 2 – Week #14: An Empty Room with Eric Taylor – “Castle”

Eric Taylor returns to the Empty Room this week with a performance of his song “Castle”.  Eric is one of Canada’s newest up and coming alternative rock projects. His strength in songwriting has found him an audience with Grammy Award winning producer Garth Richardson (RATM, RHCP, Rise Against) and a project at his personal studio resulting in the first single from his debut album “Dreams in Colour” released this past spring.   For more information on Eric go to www.erictaylormusic.ca.

If you missed his first video “Dreams In Colour”, check it out on youtube!  With still 10 weeks to go in this season, subscribe to our YouTube channel (if you haven’t already) and keep tuning in to CBC Radio every Monday morning at 8:15am to hear each Empty Room track on the Morning Edition with Sheila Coles!

Season 2 – Week #13: An Empty Room with Allyson Reigh – “Strange”

This week brings Allyson Reigh back to the Empty Room for a performance of her song “Strange”!  Allyson Reigh is an award-winning singer-songwriter whose original compositions have been sung by choirs internationally, received endorsement from 3-time Grammy winning conductor, Charles Bruffy, and continue to be played across Canada via CBC Radio One and Radio 2.  She is also a member of the vintage-inspired band, Rosie & the Riveters, and has shared the stage with Canadian favourites Fred Penner, The Bros. Landreth, and Jeffery Straker.  Allyson is currently on tour with Rosie & the Riveters, playing summer festivals in Canada and the USA. More information can be found on their website, www.rosieandtheriveters.com/tour

This video kicks off the second half of the series, so there are 12 other Empty Room performances currently on our YouTube channel and another 11 more to come!

Since this is a long weekend, “Strange” will be aired on CBC Radio Tuesday morning at 8:15am (instead of Monday).  Next week The Morning Edition with Sheila Coles will resume playing the audio on Monday mornings as usual.

Season 2 – Week #8: An Empty Room with Rugged Little Thing – “Take A Number”

The banjo makes its second appearance in the second season this week with Rugged Little Thing’s performance of their song “Take A Number”!  Born out of kitchen jams and late nights by campfires in Canada’s north, Saskatoon’s Rugged Little Thing blends together a perfect cocktail of Old Time, Bluegrass, and Folk Music that feels like home. They will be playing a number of festivals in Saskatchewan this summer- including Jazz Fest, Ness Creek, All Folked Up, Taste of Saskatchewan, The Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival, and the Napatak Ramble.  With the release of a new album, a summer full of festivals AND their upcoming wedding, 2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year for this ambitious duo.  For more details on all of Rugged Little Thing’s upcoming events, go to www.ruggedlittlething.com.

To see more videos from the series, go to our youtube channel (and click subscribe so you don’t miss any upcoming episodes – this is only week 8 of 24).

Listen to CBC Radio’s Morning Edition with Sheila Coles every Monday morning at 8:15am to hear the audio track for each song!

Season 2 – Week #5: An Empty Room with Eileen Laverty – “Wildest Dreams”

Saskatoon’s Eileen Laverty is our 5th featured artist this season, performing her song “Wildest Dreams” to an empty room at the Creative City Centre.  Known for delivering heart-rending ballads and her comfortable repartee, Eileen Laverty has performed across Canada and Ireland entertaining all ages with her upbeat messages, strong vocals, and heartfelt lyrics. She has toured with internationally renowned artists Mary Black, John McDermott, and Kenny Rogers.  For more on Eileen go to: www.eileenlaverty.com

To see more videos from the series, go to our youtube channel (and click subscribe so you don’t miss any upcoming episodes – this is only week 5 of 24).

Listen to CBC Radio’s Morning Edition with Sheila Coles every Monday morning at 8:15am to hear the debut of each Empty Room track before you see it!

Season 2 – Week #2: An Empty Room with Eric Taylor – “Dreams in Colour”

Saskatoon’s Eric Taylor is our 2nd feature artist this season, performing his song “Dreams In Colour” to an empty room at the Creative City Centre.  Eric is one of Canada’s newest up and coming alternative rock projects. His strength in songwriting has found him an audience with Grammy Award winning producer Garth Richardson (RATM, RHCP, Rise Against) and a project at his personal studio resulting in the first single from his debut album “Dreams in Colour” titled “Caught Me”.  Hear that song along with the title track and many others when Eric’s debut EP comes out on May 24.   For more information Eric Taylor and his upcoming album release, go to www.erictaylormusic.ca.

To see more videos from the series, go to our youtube channel (and click subscribe so you don’t miss any upcoming episodes – this is only week 2 of 24).

Listen to CBC Radio’s Morning Edition with Sheila Coles every Monday morning at 8:15am to hear the debut of each Empty Room track before you see it!