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Our August Artist-in-Residence is in the Park!

Artist-in-Residence Geoff Phillips, working on his now-complete mural for the Maple Creek Heritage District (image from www.geoffphillips.com)

We are pleased to welcome our last Artist-in-Residence for Summer 2016 to the Park:  Geoff Phillips!

The first Artist-in-Residence in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park (Centre Block), SK, Geoff Phillips will once again be here painting and offering weekend workshops at our Artist's Cabin.

Geoff Phillips, born in Lumsden, SK, and now residing in nearby Maple Creek, completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Regina in 2005.  Since then, he has been an artist-in-residence for the Canadian Film Centre's Habitat New Media Lab, and worked independently as a visual artist at the Untitled Art Society and Art Central in Calgary, AB, where he met and married fellow artist Connie (Gibbens) Phillips.  For the last five years Geoff has served as Artist-in-Residence for the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, SK, where he provides art programming for park visitors and residents of Southwest Saskatchewan.  Geoff has also painted large-scale murals for the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, the town of Lacombe, AB, and the town of Maple Creek's Heritage District.  Most recently, a piece from Geoff's Cypress Collection titled "Loch Lomond," painted during his residency in the park, has been acquired by the Saskatchewan Arts Board for their permanent collection and is now hanging in the Legislature Building in Regina, SK.  Geoff has also been working on a new series of paintings, called "Plantscapes of the Southwest," which will be featured next fall in a solo show at the Swift Current Art Gallery, Swift Current, SK.

Come by the Artist's Cabin Fridays through Sundays in August, 10:00am to 4:00pm, to see Geoff painting and check out some of his work.  You can also take in a workshop on painting with acrylics on canvas, held every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm.

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Welcome to July's Artist-in-Residence!

Karlie King, mixed-media artist and potter/ceramics artist (image from www.liveartssaskatchewan.com)
 Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Karlie King has also lived and travelled around Canada and the globe.  She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Regina (2003), and a Master of Arts degree from Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador (2006).  In 2013/2014, Karlie served as a Cultural Animateur as part of SaskCulture's Culture Days celebrations.  She has received a variety of grants and awards, including a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant (2008-2010), as well as a Saskatchewan Arts Board Indigenous Pathways Initiative Grant (2010).  Karlie's work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including, most recently:  Walking with Our Sisters, First Nations University of Canada, Regina, SK (2013-2014); Allegorical Desktops, Void Gallery, Saskatoon, SK (2013); Around Home, Campbell River Art Gallery, Campbell River, BC (2013); Allegorical Desktops (aka An Education) Estevan Art Gallery, Estevan, SK (August to October, 2014); and PEST, Haida Gwaii Museum & Gallery, Haida Gwaii, BC (April 10 to May 31, 2015). Come drop in at the Artist's Cabin Friday to Monday, 10:00am to 4:00pm, to meet Karlie King and see what she's working on!
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New Artist-in-Residence has arrived!

We are pleased to welcome back Louise Perrin as our second Artist-in-Residence for Summer 2016!  She will be working in the Artist's Cabin from June 14th to June 28th.

Louise Perrin is a mixed-media fibre artist whose work has been exhibited in juried shows, art shows, and galleries at local, national, and international levels.  She's been a juried member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council for her fibre art since 2010, and in 2015 was also juried for her hand-dyed yarns and hand knitting.  Louise's home studio, Skyswept Designs, was started in 2009, the same year she began dying fibre materials, and she hasn't looked back since!  She is particularly known for her snow-dyed scarves, fabrics, and other materials, a process she developed herself.  Louise also offers a wide variety of workshops and classes through her studio.

Check out the Saskatchewan Events calendar for the workshops Louise will be offering on the weekends during her stay, and please drop in to the Artist's Cabin to meet Louise, see her artwork, and learn more about her process!

Note:  Louise is very sensitive to scents, including perfumes, colognes, body lotions, etc.  Please refrain from using scented products before coming to one of her workshops.

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