FHQTC Mural Project 2016

Example of Lloyd Dubois' work.  Artist will be working with First Nations Youth from May  - Sept. 2016

Example of Lloyd Dubois’ work. Artist will be working with First Nations Youth from May – Sept. 2016

The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange is pleased to announce it’s partnership with the File Hills Qu’Appelle Health Region for the creation of a new mural by artist Lloyd Dubois.

This project spans across 11 First Nations communities in Southern Saskatchewan who are apart of the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council.  The aim of the project is to give First Nations Youth in these communities an opportunity to explore their history and their culture through visual arts, and work closely with a local community Elder and First Nations artist Lloyd Dubois.

Students participating are currently taking part in workshops, leading to the September installation of a new mural inspired by the students art work.  Experienced mural artist Josh Goff will be assisting Lloyd during the conception and installation of this artwork.

The mural will be installed in September 2016, during the annual Treaty 4 Gathering Pow-Wow.


Printmaking Workshop at the SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival

JUNE 25th & 26th, 2016

Stop by the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange art van to learn about block printing on fabric from artist Jillian Cyca.  Carve your own images, or use our pre-cut designs to decorate fabric and kites!

This come and go workshop is for all ages – 12 to 4 pm, Saturday & Sunday.
An adult must accompany children under 12.




Beading Workshop in Leask

April 5th, 2016

Contemporary artist Catherine Blackburn lead participants through an Introduction to Beading Workshop in Leask, SK.  Catherine is a tremendous Saskatchewan talent and the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange was very please to have an opportunity to work with her on this project. Thank you to everyone that came out!

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National Fiddling Day Is Coming Up

Fiddlers in Regina and area –– rosin up your bow and join the celebration of National Fiddling Day with a great evening of fiddle music.

This year’s event takes place Saturday, May 21st at the Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre at 2900 13th Avenue. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The evening of fiddle music will begin with an “open mic” session allowing established or pick-up groups of fiddlers to showcase their music. For the rest of the evening there will be a wide-open fiddle jam for players of all ages and skill levels to enjoy group fiddling and maybe even learn some new tunes.

Admission is free of charge and the public is invited.

“Fiddle music is growing in popularity,” said Malcolm McLeod, a fiddler for more than 40 years and the organiser of the event. “This is a great chance for local fiddlers to share tunes and their love for the many genres of fiddle music.”

Two years ago, the Parliament of Canada passed a bill to proclaim the third Saturday in May as National Fiddling Day. Fiddling has a rich history in Canada and has roots throughout our entire nation. Scottish, French, Irish, Slavic, Nordic, and Métis music have all influenced Canadian fiddling. Fiddle music connects all regions of Canada and is a delight to all those who play and listen.

The event is sponsored by the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange. The organization’s support for fiddling goes back to 1985, when they started the Emma Lake Fiddle Camp. For 10 years it was the only fiddle camp east of Ontario and it sparked a movement for the preservation of the fiddle music and playing in Saskatchewan and across western Canada.

For more information please contact the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange at (306) 780-9494 or Malcolm McLeod at (306) 527-6547 or visit the event on our website.


Recently Announced: Northcote in the Exchange

The Exchange is proud to announce that Northcote will be playing the Exchange on June 22 as part of the New West Concert Series.

The last time we saw the group in the venue was a big event. The group, featuring Saskatchewan born-and-raised Matt Goud, were touring with Ontario rock group the Glorious Sons, and together they played a sold-out show in the Exchange this past fall. Goud and his bandmates have had their fair share of big touring opportunities lately, from the Sons to Frank Turner to a string of U.S. dates with the Gaslight Anthem.

Now, coming back through on their first big headlining tour in years, and bringing along some great artists with them. Vancouver, B.C.’s Jordan Klassen –– who played recently in Regina with Library Voices –– will be performing as a duo, while Josiah of Morristown, TN’s Josia and the Bonnevilles will also be around for an opening set.

Ticket details and more will be announced shortly. Keep your eye on the event page for information as it’s confirmed.


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Calling All Artists! The 2016 Workshop Tour Awaits

The Cultural Exchange is looking for personable, passionate, and talented artists to join the 2016 Workshop Tour. Every year for the past three decades, the troupe has travelled for a month-plus to deliver artistic workshops at elementary and high schools across Saskatchewan.

The 2016 tour runs from September 24 to October 30, 2016. Applications are due April 25, 2016.

The troupe requires artists intimately familiar with drama, visual arts, music, or dance. They need to be comfortable working with students and should be bondable.

Artists in the troupe will each need to develop a workshop that they can modify for students of various ages. They will make themselves available prior to the tour to meet with the tour manager. Then, in the fall of 2016, they will travel with the troupe, delivering the workshop multiple times a day. Overnight trips to Saskatchewan communities will be required.

This is an exciting opportunity to practice your craft and meet who will be the next generation of Saskatchewan artists.

Go to the Cultural Exchange’s website for more information on the Workshop Tour. Contact Outreach Coordinator Rowan Pantel via email at rowan@culturalexchange.ca for further details. Those applying must include:

  • a résumé;
  • a lesson plan appropriate for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12; and
  • a budget for materials.

Applications are due Monday, April 25.

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Recently Announced: Old Man Canyon

The New West Concert Series presents Old Man Canyon in the Club on May 14.

Vancouver, B.C.’s Jett Pace has been helming this project since 2012. His songs start out intimate, personal, acoustic, like what you might see from solo artists out there. But from that point, he builds them out with vintage synths and electronic instruments, turning them into lush, psychedelic-tinged bits of alternative pop music. That’s what you’ll hear on the act’s latest full length, Delirium, which came out this passed January.

Doors open at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 plus services charges, are available online at Ticketfly, and will be available in stores at Vintage Vinyl and Madame Yes. Tickets available at the door barring a sell-out. All ages and licensed.


Recently Announced: the Pack A.D.

The Exchange is proud to present the Pack A.D. in the Exchange on May 28.

The Vancouver, B.C. garage-rock duo are no strangers to the Exchange –– music fans might remember them crushing our room back when they played here for JunoFest, with Ominocity saying they “put on a brilliant albeit furious live performance”.

Since then, a lot’s changed for singer/guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller. They’ve got a new label in Cadence Music, and they just released a new single, “So What”, to celebrate. Regardless, you can expect them to bring the same raw intensity that they’ve brought with them every time they’ve taken the stage.

Doors are 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 plus service charges. They’re currently available online on Ticketfly. They will be available in stores at Vintage Vinyl and Madame Yes; we’ll update at a later date. Tickets available at the door barring a sell-out. All ages and licensed.


Miriam Körner

About Miriam Körner

Miriam is available for readings and presentations as well as hands-on workshops in writing/storytelling, printmaking (lino and silkscreen), watercolour and acrylic painting, and photography, open to the host’s expectations, ideas, and skill levels. One of her favourite workshops is to write and illustrate stories with children K to 12. She also offers artists retreats in Northern Saskatchewan by canoe.

She discovered her passion about sharing her artistic skills during a Cultural Exchange Workshop Tour nearly a decade ago now. She is an award winning writer (children’s books, YA and creative non-fiction), photographer and visual artist living near La Ronge in Northern Saskatchewan.

Contact: pawsandpaddles@sasktel.net
Website: miriamkoerner.blogspot.ca
Genres: picture books, YA novels, creative non-fiction, painting, printmaking, illustration, photography


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/miriam.korner.92


Jordan Welbourne

About Jordan Welbourne

Jordan Welbourne is guitarist, vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist born and raised in the Canadian prairie city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Jordan’s career has taken him across North America and Europe and is he now working towards his debut solo release titled Reach Out, an EP featuring Jordan’s own material performed by the Jordan Welbourne Trio. In support of the first single “Rattlesnake Jake”, the trio embarked on a Western Canadian Tour in November 2015 and will be touring the Columbia Valley in February 2016, Western Canada again in May 2016, and Eastern Canada in June 2016.

Jordan’s style has been described as “blending the soulful melodies of blues with the attack and attitude of the guitar heroes of the ’70s and 80s”. Coupled with his vigorous stage presence and powerful voice, Jordan Welbourne delivers a show full of improvisation and homages to the blues and hard rock.

Jordan has collaborated, recorded and performed with numerous groups including: The Sarah Farthing Band, Misterfire, Paul Kuzbik, Chad Reynolds and The Sex, Zhyto, and Autopilot.

Jordan offers Music Education for Guitar, Voice, Bass Guitar and Music Theory. He also gives clinics on “blues improvisation”, “band leading”, and “working in a rhythm section”.

Contact: info@jordanwelbourne.com
Website: www.jordanwelbourne.com
Genres: Rock, Blues, Blues-Rock, Music Theory, Jam


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordanwelbourne/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanwelbourne
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO1fYECMYuacg5QKJAPHsww
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jordan-welbourne-1
Bandcamp: https://jordanwelbournemusic.bandcamp.com/releases
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jd_wlbrn/
Other: https://www.sonicbids.com/band/jordan-welbourne/