Bunkhouse Project artists hosting an exhibition of their work Saturday, August 28
Four artists who participated in the Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project from September 1, 2020 to April 27, 2021 are hosting a come-and-go exhibition of their work on Saturday, August 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The work of visual artists Kas Rea and Julia Million will be on display in the Friends of the Forestry Farm House at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo, and Wonder City Collective theatre artists Drew Mantyka and Sammy Ramsay will be presenting their work nearby on the park grounds.
Kas Rea, a student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program at the University of Saskatchewan, will be featuring her acrylic portrait paintings of animals that are endangered or at risk of being endangered in Saskatchewan and Canada. Rea chose to paint the animals not in their enclosures but out in the wild in their natural habitats. Her hope is to build awareness about preserving these animals and their habitats so they can live in the wild for generations to come.
Julia Million, an emerging artist currently residing in Saskatoon, will be sharing her watercolour and magazine collages, which beautifully portray the various animals at the zoo through rich colors, elements of nature, the living skies and a little charm. Her work is inspired by the unique and individual stories of each animal at the zoo as shared by the staff at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo who provide care to the animals.
Drew Mantyka and Sammy Ramsay’s new theatrical work uses verbatim transcripts and other forms of theatrical storytelling to share the story of the people, work and animals that make the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo what it is today. Drew and Sammy will be showing pieces from three different sections of the play that explore different themes related to their work in the Bunkhouse. Both Drew and Sammy are Saskatoon-based theatre artists with a BFA Honours in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan.
The exhibition will also include a sneak peek of the work being created by the artists currently in residency at the Bunkhouse – Peace Akintade, Micah Jane, Cristine Andrew-Stuckel, Diana Roelens, Jane Reväe McWhirter and Ania Ślusarczyk.
Having been delayed due to the pandemic, the artists are looking forward to hosting this event where they can share their work with the local community. We hope you partake in what is sure to be an inspiring and creative afternoon in one of the most picturesque and relaxing locations in Saskatoon.
Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project is an artist-in-residence program sponsored by the City of Saskatoon. For more information, visit saskatoon.ca/bunkhouse.