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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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Old Man on His Back – prairie with golden bean at dawn

Posted by on 10. November 2012 in Saskatchewan | Comments Off on Old Man on His Back – prairie with golden bean at dawn

Old Man on His Back – prairie with golden bean at dawn

Lush prairie with golden bean in bloom. Just a short walk north of the interpretative centre at Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation Area west of Claydon, Saskatchewan. Return to the Saskatchewan photo...

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Old Man on His Back ranch buildings

Posted by on 9. November 2012 in Saskatchewan | Comments Off on Old Man on His Back ranch buildings

Old Man on His Back ranch buildings

Ranch buildings at the Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation Area. Photographed one calm evening in June. One of the buildings houses a beautiful interpretive centre with stories on history of the ranch and information about wildlife that can be found on the Northern Great Plains of southern Saskatchewan. Nature Conservancy of Canada is managing this 13,135 acre (5,316 hectare) property in effort to protect a piece of fragile mixed prairie grasslands. In 2003 NCC introduced a herd of plains bison on the property and animals can be often seen from road passing through the ranch. Return to the Saskatchewan photo...

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