EVENT: 20th Annual Wascana Art & Craft Show and Sale - May 7th thru 9th 2009 - meet the artists May 8th 6:30 to 8:30
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
For immediate release April 2, 200
20th Annual Wascana Art & Craft Show and Sale
The Wascana Rehabilitation Centre Volunteers Inc. presents the 20 Annual Art and Craft Show and Sale from Thursday, May 7th until Saturday, May 9th.
You can meet the artists on Friday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
All proceeds from sales go to the centre's volunteer programs that directly benefit people receiving treatment at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre.
The show and sale will feature crafts, literature and original artworks by local artists and members of the Prairie Artists Guild, and Aurora Artists Guild. There will be a progressive auction and a raffle.
The show and sale is open
Thursday, May 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Friday, May 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
and Saturday, May 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wascana Rehabilitation Centre is located on 23rd Avenue, between Hillsdale and Albert. Please enter through the Main South Entrance of the Centre. Admission is free, everyone is welcome.
For more information contact:
Manager of Volunteer Services at 766-521
WASCANA REHABILITATION CENTRE VOLUNTEER SERVICES DEPARTMENT
20th ANNUAL WASCANA ART & CRAFT SHOW & SALE FUND RAISING EVENT
Wascana Rehabilitation Centre is based around different programs of service, each reflecting the needs of those receiving care at the Centre. These programs are:
Long Term Care Program/Disabled Veteran's Program for those people who are permanent residents of the Centre. This program is designed for people whose disability is such that they require specialized care not obtainable at home or in nursing homes. Ages of residents varies from late teens to advanced age. This group forms the largest number of people staying at the Centre.
Active Rehabilitation Program for people whose disability is such that they, through treatment received at the Centre, will eventually be able to return to the community.
The Centre also features a Children's Program for both in-patients and out-patients.
The Wascana Rehabilitation Centre Volunteers Inc. is a non-profit group who:
Support and promote recreational & life enrichment programs implemented by Centre Staff.
Sponsor special fund raising projects in order to provide financial support for Resident programs and quality of life capital equipment purchases.
Last year, provided approximately 25,000 hours of active service working with and for the Residents of the Centre.
The 20th Annual Wascana Art & Craft Show & Sale:
Will be held:
Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, May 8, 2009 - 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. "Meet the Artist" from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2009 - 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Is one of our major fund raising projects of the year. It features community based artists whose work is created primarily for pleasure, not profit. This year's show will feature two guilds of painters. potters. Wascana Writer's, stain glass and much more.
The Wascana Art & Craft Show & Sale Allows people receiving treatment at the Centre to view quality artwork and crafts without having to leave the safety and comfort of Wascana.
Provides a two-way community contact benefit in that Residents meet and see new people while visitors to the Centre come to a better understanding as to who the disabled are and what life for a disabled person is like.
Funds raised from this Show & Sale are used for:
Special needs capital equipment purchases such as new wheelchairs, wheelchair van and other items which will enhance the quality of life of the Residents and Patients.
Maintenance and gas on the Wheelchair accessible van, birthday gifts and much more.
Resident Enrichment Program purchases such as clothes, toiletries, TV's, decorations for room, transportation expenses, little things that many residents can not afford.
Christmas Gift Program, seasonal celebrations and special occasions.
To attend the 20th Annual Wascana Art and Craft:
The Centre is located on 23rd Avenue between Hillsdale and Albert. Park on 23rd Avenue and enter through the Centre's Main South Entrance.
Admission is free, everyone is welcome.
Artists will be in attendance to assist people visiting the show.
Contact Person: Ray Brady Manager, Volunteer Services Office: (306)766-5218 Fax: (306) 766-5246 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE AURORA ARTISTS GUILD - REGINA
One day in 1982, approximately 26 years ago a group of ladies gathered at the home of Marci Wheatley to discuss the possibilities of breaking new ground and creating another art guild in Regina . At that particular time there were only two art guilds in operation...the Federation and the North Regina Art Guilds. By the end of the evening seven women: Pat Smith, Yvonne Kydd, Madeline Wall, Beth Gaffney, Verna Betker, Joyce Sotski and Marci Wheatley had become the founding members of Regina's third art guild. Each artist went home with the duty to bring six new manes forward in a recruiting process and to think of a name.
Joyce Sotski, a graphic designer is credited with the name choice. " Aurora " represents the rainbow of colour present in each artist's palette. Reflecting that the sun rises in the east (these seven founding ladies all resided in the east end of Regina at that time) and that the dancing colors of the aurora borealis highlight Saskatchewan skies at night, it was the perfect name! The following years brought growth and held great promise!
Meetings were held at many locations; Wilfred Walker School, the Quebec and Ontario rooms at the Centre of/the Arts, the artist's homes and for a number of years in the large basement of Beth Gaffney's home. The membership fee was $85 per year. The Aurora Guild put on art shows in many locations of the city even serving wine and cheese on opening day! It was an extremely successful working guild, providing its members with many hours of art instruction and education as well as creating lasting friendships and providing a venue for members to show and sell their paintings.
Many of these artists have gained national and international fame, moving on to create and place their own artistic mark on today's art world. Throughout the 1980's and 90's the Aurora Art Guild sported a waiting list of eager new artists and consistently held their membership limit to 30. In fact, the Prairie Artist's Guild is the "sister" guild of the Aurora , originating from the Aurora 's waiting list many years ago.
Today in 2008, the Aurora Art Guild is still flourishing with a very creative and talented group of Saskatchewan artists. Bouncing back from a declining membership of 14 in 2007, it now includes 18 men and women. It holds two major three-day shows per year, each November at Research Park, Innovation Place and then in May at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre.