News and Events
Home Routes Concert Series Announced
The Mann Art Gallery is pleased to
announce that we will be carrying on the tradition of the Home Routes
'House' concerts during the 2013 - 14 season with six award winning
musicians from across the country as well as the United States.
For concert dates, ticket prices, venue details and
information about the performers of the 2013 - 2014 Home Routes Concert
series, Click HERE
operates 14 house concert touring circuits across Canada, from YT to PE. House
concerts are a North American tradition
that developed within the folk-roots milieu to introduce artists to
wider audiences. During the 1950’s “folk boom” a significant number of
young people began to choose “folk singing” as their profession. With
the number of talented performers by far exceeding the number of places
to play, house concerts remain a significant part of the music scene.
Home Routes brings
small communities professional artists of exceptional talent who would
otherwise perform only in theatres, concert halls and folk festivals in
urban markets. With almost no physical separation between artist and
audience, a house concert is an intimate experience for everyone.
Casual, comfortable and unpretentious, house concerts are fun and very
often, inspirational events that create lasting memories.
10th Annual Reel Rave International Film
September 7th and 8th at the Twin Pines Cinema in Waskesiu, SK
Now entering its 10th year, the Reel Rave Film Festival has
been a successful fundraising endeavour for the gallery by providing the
people of northern Saskatchewan with a venue that caters to the
moviegoer in all of us. As part of the Toronto International Film
Festivals Film Circuit (founded in 1989), the organization provides a
transformative experience to filmgoers in under-served communities
through access to Canadian and international films.
For film synopsis', show times, events, sponsors and
general details about the 10th Annual Reel Rave Film Festival, Click
With over 800 visitor this year, the 10th Annual Reel
Rave International Film Festival proved to be more successful than any
other film festival in Waskesiu, SK. A special thanks to our many
volunteers and the Reel rave Committee for putting on an excellent
The “People Choice” was
awarded to the Australian film The Sapphires. Inspired by a
true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented
Australian Aboriginal girls as they learn about love, friendship and war
when their all-girl group "The Sapphires" entertains the U.S. troops in
Vietnam in 1968. Cynthia, Gail, Julie and Kay are discovered by Dave, a
good-humored talent scout with a kind heart and very little rhythm, but
a great knowledge of soul music. As their manager, Dave gets the sisters
their first gig and their first taste of stardom when he sends them to
sing for the troops.
We were also very pleased to include a Short Film Festival screening large and small production
“shorts” from across Canada, which were featured throughout the weekend
at the Evergreen Café. There were three awards handed out for the
event with Joshua Vogt’s My Younger Parents taking home the
‘People’s Choice’ award while Regina-based Laura Pettigrew Productions,
The Sky Came Down, won the ‘Best Overall Production’ award and
Mark Wihak’s Cinephile winning the ‘Best Small Scale Production’
Call for Submissions - Relative Connections
Relative-Connections is an exploration of collaborative art production between artists
couples. The Mann Art Gallery is putting out a call for
submissions for this curated group exhibition taking place in the
our Main Gallery space from April 4th - May 25th,
HERE for theme, details and submission procedures.
Deadline Extended: December 13th, 2013 (postmarked)
Annual General Meeting
The Mann Art Gallery held its 2013 Annual General Meeting on
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 7:00pm
in accordance with the Saskatchewan Not For Profit Act (1995).
Copies of the Annual Report can be accessed
Copies of the Audited Financial Statements can be
You can find all of our regular meeting minutes as well as policies,
by-laws and governance structure from the "Board" section of our website
by clicking HERE.
New Sponsor for iMAGine Arts Education
It is with great please to announce our new sponsor for
the education programs at the Mann Art Gallery. Local compounding
pharmacist Roses Stewart (Owner and Operator of the
Victoria Square Compounding Pharmacy) will be
sponsoring the bulk of our education program over the 2012-13 years.
As part of the Business for the Arts - ArtsVest granting program, $9,000
will be contributed to the program with an additional $9,000 matching
contribution by Mrs. Stewart. The addition in funds will see a new
community satellite space gallery at the Victoria Square Compounding
Pharmacy with concentration on youth, senior and community art as well
as new initiatives with the Herb Basset Seniors Home.
New Facebook Account
Well... we've finally done it. We've joined onto the social
networking phenomenon. One of our staff members is happy because
she has been granted licence to Facebook at work. Follow us with
up to date announcements, pictures, and events!
to go directly to our page!
The MAG hosts receptions for exhibiting artists
whenever possible. Events such as these allow visitors to meet artists
and learn more about their work. The artists give a brief talk about
their art practice and answer questions from those present. The gallery
provides free refreshments. Artist Receptions last about 2 hours, but it
is not necessary to stay the whole time. There is no dress code and
everyone is invited to attend. Children are also welcome to come with
their families. The next reception will take place on
Friday, February 7th, 2014 for the Winter Festival Juried Art Show &
more information on our current exhibitions click HERE.
Call for Proposals
The MAG will be having two annual general calls for
submissions for solo and curated exhibitions taking place on October
15th and April 15th. The next submission deadline is
April 15th, 2014.
We are currently programming the 2016 year. Click
HERE for more information!