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Public Art Talks with Bunkhouse Project Artists Lenore Maier and Muveddet Al-Katib on Saturday, February 1

For immediate release: January 16, 2020 - 9:00am
CY20-968

Two free public talks from Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project artists Lenore Maier and Muveddet Al-Katib will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at PAVED Arts (424 20th Street W.) in Saskatoon.

Public Art Talk:  “Physical Captivity" by Lenore Maier
In conjunction with Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project
Saturday, February 1, 2020
1 p.m., PAVED Arts 424 20th Street W.
Free to the public

Lenore Maier is a musician and organizer based in Saskatoon. She plays drums and sings in Saskatoon surf pop band The Garrys and also produces ambient electronic works as Ursa. Lenore has worked in the realms of film score composition and live performance, as well as live theatre sound design. Through various musical endeavours, Lenore has been nominated for a Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award in Outstanding Sound Design (2018), Sask Music’s Top Ten Albums of the year (The Garrys - 2017, 2018) and a Sask Music Award for Alternative Artist of the Year (The Garrys - 2018).

During her residency at the Bunkhouse, Lenore has been working in the realms of ambient electronic music creation, field recording, video post-production, found 16mm footage harvesting and digitization, repurposed analog photography, and coordinating musical performances in alternative public spaces. In her talk, Lenore will share and discuss the various projects that she has developed during her time at the Bunkhouse and the unintentional recurring themes that emerged during their creation.

Public Art Talk: “East & West – The Bridging of Cultures and Art" by Muveddet Al-Katib
In conjunction with Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project
Saturday, February 1, 2020
2 p.m., PAVED Arts 424 20th Street W.
Free to the public

As an emerging newcomer artist to Canada, Muveddet experienced the impact of borders of all types – from her formative years in Turkey as well as in her new surroundings in Canada. She is seeking a way to share an artistic path with others who are also experiencing the borders of life in a new country. Muveddet has created a body of work entitled Creating Bridges: East and West that’s included in the Saskatchewan Arts Board Permanent Collection, the University of Saskatchewan Permanent Collection, the Embassy of Turkey in Ottawa Permanent Collection, as well as numerous private collections. Creating Bridges: East and West reflects the bridging of cultures, done in mixed media on canvas with coins, metallic leaf and rich textural additions. The theme of the series is a way of sharing the story of the diversity of peoples and cultures in our community as a result of immigration – crossing borders to a new place, a new community and new way of life.

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.