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Public Art Talk: “Blue Sky, Big Dreams: A Love Letter to the Land” with Marcel Petit and Wendy Sharpe on Tuesday, August 27 at 2pm

For immediate release: August 13, 2019 - 9:00am
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In this free public talk from the Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project, artists Marcel Petit and Wendy Sharpe will talk about their individual practices and then interview each other about how they make their collaboration work and the importance of artistically honouring the connection to the spaces where people have lived, loved and created memories.

Public Art Talk: “Blue Sky, Big Dreams: A Love Letter to the Land” with Marcel Petit and Wendy Sharpe
In conjunction with Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
2 p.m.
Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo - Hall, 1903 Forestry Farm Park Drive
Free to the public (parking fees apply)

Métis artist, Marcel Petit, is an independent producer, filmmaker, actor, photographer and playwright from Saskatoon. Marcel has several film and video works to his name including short dramatic pieces to feature documentaries. Recent theatre work includes Salt BabyReckoning and Blow Wind (where he was finally able to sing). In addition to his professional creative practice, Marcel runs the Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op, which is an amazing youth centre in Saskatoon. 

Wendy Sharpe is a painter, fibre artist and filmmaker living and working in Saskatoon. Wendy’s acrylic paintings on canvas portray Saskatoon alleys. Recent paintings were included in a group exhibition at 330g, Saskatoon, and Gallery 1313, Toronto, and will be included in forthcoming exhibitions at the St. Thomas Moore Gallery and Frances Morrison Library Gallery in 2019. Wendy’s fibre work has been exhibited at the Saskatchewan Craft Council and featured in the One Take Super 8, 2017 film festival. Wendy was a mentee in CARFAC Saskatchewan’s 2017-2018 mentorship program.

Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project is an artist-in-residence pilot program sponsored by the City of Saskatoon, with a grant from the Saskatchewan Arts Board’s Artists in Communities program.

For more information, visit saskatoon.ca/bunkhouse.