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Stegner House Dinner and Art Exhibit

Posted by on 27. February 2015 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | Comments Off on Stegner House Dinner and Art Exhibit

Stegner House Dinner and Art Exhibit

If you happen to be near Eastend, Saskatchewan on Saturday, February 28th, do not miss the 28th Annual Stegner House Dinner and Art Exhibit. This event is a fundraiser put together every year by the Eastend Arts Council in efforts to to keep the Stegner House Artist Residency up and going. The Stegner House residency program is available to writers, visual and performing artists from around the world. Follow the link if you are interested in spending some time in Eastend to explore and photograph this unique part of the Canadian Prairies. The 2015 residency schedule is completely booked up, so do not delay with your application for 2016.     One of my large canvas prints will be on display and sale during the fundraising dinner. This canvas was part of the Visions of Eastend Travelling Exhibition that toured around Saskatchewan and Alberta over the last few months. Image of the sunset over rolling prairie hills was captured at the Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation Area, the Nature Conservancy of Canada property near Claydon. OMB is about 45 km south-west of Eastend. This shot of canvas on display is by Saskatchewan artist Petrea Jensen. Trea put an incredible amount of work in organizing the traveling exhibit and I would like to express my gratitude for all of her efforts and dedication.     Bring the wallet with you  – this will be a perfect opportunity to support a good cause and take home a great art piece (in my not-so-humble opinion). And if you decide not to purchase any of the art pieces on display, you will have a chance to win a copy of the Great Sand Hills book as a door prize. The dinner will take place at the Eastend Memorial Hall, 135 Oak Street N. Cocktails start at 5:30 p.m. Main dinner is at 6:30 p.m., followed by the performance by singer & songwriter Catherine Lewans. Check out this cool video of her singing Amazing Grace inside an empty grain bin. I newer new that graineries could have stunning acoustic properties. Well, having a singer with great voice helps too. Guest artists, Saskatchewan poets Doris Bircham and Anne Slade will read some of their works. Doris is a wonderful lady who lives on a ranch just east of Maple Creek. I was fortunate to be able to contribute to Doris’ book of poetry Where Blue Grama Grows. My image of a prairie landscape in Cypress Hills close to her home graces the book cover. I also took the artist’s portrait.     Hope you can make it to the Stegner House Dinner and Art Exhibit. It will be a great evening....

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Book launch: Sleeping with Rhinos by Robin and Arlene Karpan

Posted by on 3. December 2013 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | Comments Off on Book launch: Sleeping with Rhinos by Robin and Arlene Karpan

Book launch: Sleeping with Rhinos by Robin and Arlene Karpan

Saskatchewan photographers and good friends Robin and Arlene Karpan are launching their latest book Sleeping with Rhinos – Journeys to Wild Places, featuring twelve of the  world’s most spectacular wilderness areas; from Africa to Patagonia, from the Arctic to Antarctica, and even north Saskatchewan. The Karpans’ adventures range from white-out blizzards while living in an igloo in the Arctic, a flash flood in the Kalahari Desert, an attack by a bad-tempered moose, and waking up to five rhinos having a scuffle outside their small tent. Along the way, they find wild places relatively untouched by our rapidly changing world, and others teetering on the brink. When: Monday, December 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Where: McNally Robinson Booksellers (in the Travel Alcove), 3130 8th Street East in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Robin and Arlene Karpan have worked as freelance writers and photographers, contributing to more than 100 publications around the world. Their books include The Great Saskatchewan Bucket List and Saskatchewan’s Best Hikes & Nature Walks. Everyone is invited to the book launch at McNally Robinson next week. Sample some of the goodies from the Prairie Ink restaurant and enjoy the stories and images from these extraordinary...

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Great Sand Hills book among top 30 best-sellers in Saskatchewan

Posted by on 25. December 2012 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | Comments Off on Great Sand Hills book among top 30 best-sellers in Saskatchewan

Great Sand Hills book among top 30 best-sellers in Saskatchewan

A happy news that I am proud to share with you: the Saskatchewan Publishers Group has compiled a list of their top 30 best sellers for 2012. The top-ranking list includes ‘The Great Sand Hills, A Prairie Oasis’ book in 13th place. If you have not picked up a copy, check them out and order a copy. Or two. Here is an excerpt from the book review by Dr. Bram Noble, a University of Saskatchewan professor who was involved in the GSH Regional Environmental Study. The review was published in the Great Plains Research journal, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. “The Great Sand Hills region of southwestern Saskatchewan is among the largest and, unfortunately, last intact native prairie ecosystems in the Great Plains. The Great Sand Hills: A Prairie Oasis is thus a fitting title. Filled with spectacular photography alongside narrative text telling the story of the prairie’s past, present, and future, this 124-page book was a finalist for the 2007 Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award as well as in the nonfiction and scholarly writing categories. Rebecca Grambo covers a lot of ground, eloquently telling the region’s history from its first cultural inhabitants and the rise and fall of the Plains bison, to the emergence of a ranchinglifestyle and the cultivation of the surrounding mixed-prairie landscape. The text is interspersed with stories and narratives of homesteaders extracted from personal memoirs.”    ...

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