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SaskScapes – Breathing life into the past: The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society

Join Kevin Power and members of the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society at their 53rd annual gathering.  We all have archeology – it’s what connects us.  You’ll be amazed at just how far back Saskatchewan’s history has been traced through the discovery of artifacts. But you’ll also hear some great conversations about engaging youth through the work being done by the Society, and the importance of telling the STORY behind the objects found.

THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY SASKCULTURE

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SaskScapes is a podcast featuring the stories of arts, culture and heritage in Saskatchewan. The series is produced and hosted by Kevin Power.  To sponsor your own episodes contact SaskScapes via twitter, Facebook or by email for more information.

Host: Kevin Power www.kevinpower.net

Music provided by Jeffery Straker www.jefferystraker.com

SaskScapes is also available through the iTunes Store on Stitcher Radio and TuneIn RadioSaskScapes now has its own app for both apple and android devices available in the iTunes store and Google Play.

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SaskScapes – Urban Canvas

Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming (SCYAP) offers a unique employment experience known as URBAN CANVAS. After an hiatus period, Urban Canvas is back with massive support from the city of Saskatoon and the province of Saskatchewan. At-risk youth learn the vital skills to propel them forward in life using art and culture as a tool. Kevin Power is joined by past participants who are now instructors at SCYAP, as well as current participants. Together they share the personal impact this program has on their lives. At  the end of the podcast you’ll hear part of a speech given by SCYAP’s executive director Darrell Lechman (heard last season in Episode 30). Darrell spoke at the opening exhibit and media launch of Urban Canvas held at the SCYAP gallery on November 20, 2015. An impressive crowd including Saskatoon Mayor Don Aitchison, members of the Saskatoon Fire Department, Police Department, and many more.

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SaskScapes is a podcast featuring the stories of arts, culture and heritage in Saskatchewan. The series is produced and hosted by Kevin Power.  Visit www.iheartculture.ca. Click on the Community Engagement Animateur link to view the work being done by all three of the SaskCulture CEA’s.

Host: Kevin Power www.kevinpower.net

Music provided by Jeffery Straker www.jefferystraker.com

SaskScapes is also available through the iTunes Store on Stitcher Radio and TuneIn RadioSaskScapes now has its own app for both apple and android devices available in the iTunes store and Google Play.

Follow SaskScapes on Twitter @saskscapes

Follow Kevin Power on Twitter @kevinpowerlive

SaskScapes – The 60’s Scoop – with guest Dr. Raven Sinclair

Kevin Power brings voice to the “60’s Scoop” as a feature story in the SaskScapes season. The “60’s Scoop” is a dark chapter in our Canadian and First Nations history and culture. There are four episodes in total which were recorded over the past few months. These are the stories of a few…there are thousands more. Thank you sincerely, to these four guests, for being generous enough to share this part of your story. We all have much to learn from you. 

In this episode Kevin is joined by Dr. Raven Sinclair

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SaskScapes is a podcast featuring the stories of arts, culture and heritage in Saskatchewan Visit www.iheartculture.ca. Click on the Community Engagement Animateur link to view the work being done by all three of the SaskCulture CEA’s.

Host: Kevin Power www.kevinpower.net

Music provided by Jeffery Straker www.jefferystraker.com

SaskScapes is also available through the iTunes Store and on Stitcher RadioSaskScapes now has its own app for both apple and android devices available in the iTunes store and Google Play.

Follow SaskScapes on Twitter @saskscapes

SaskScapes – with guest Lynda Haverstock

Season two has launched and it’s great to be back! It promises to be another great season traveling Saskatchewan and sharing your stories.  I can’t think of a better way to start this season than with my guest Lynda Haverstock.  Lynda shares stories from her younger life, musical life, public life, and yes, personal life. Named in 2000 as Saskatchewan’s 19th Lieutenant Governor, Lynda is arguably one of the most influential people in this province. This episode has all of the humor, humilty, passion, integrity and honesty that I’ve come to expect from Lynda. And we wouldn’t want her any other way!

 

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SaskScapes is a podcast featuring the stories of arts, culture and heritage in Saskatchewan Visit www.iheartculture.ca. Click on the Community Engagement Animateur link to view the work being done by all three of the SaskCulture CEA’s.

Host: Kevin Power www.kevinpower.net

Music provided by Jeffery Straker www.jefferystraker.com

SaskScapes is also available through the iTunes Store and on Stitcher Radio

Evacuee relief concerts with guest Sheryl Kimbley

This is a special bonus edition of SaskScapes being posted during a time when the northern communities of Saskatchewan are facing a very difficult situation. Over 100 forest fires continue to burn and have forced thousands of residents out of their homes. The evacuees have moved swiftly to various locations across the province without a great deal of time to take all of their belongings.  Sheryl Kimbley has put a call out to local musicians in the Saskatoon, Regina, and Prince Albert areas to come together in a show of support and hold benefit concerts to raise funds. The support so far has been overwhelming. This podcast was recorded in Saskatoon on June 30, 2015. If you are in the Regina area on July 4, 2015 or Prince Albert on July 5th, come by the venues announced in this podcast and show your support.

Stay tuned…Season two of SaskScapes is about to launch with a great new line up of guests and a very exciting announcment to follow!

SaskScapes – The Rosebud Burlesque Club

Saskatoon’s “Rosebud Burlesque Club” has been setting fire to the wheat fields and steaming up the landscape! Headmistress Cheripop Purr has been the driving force behind the neo-burlesque movement in Saskatchewan. A few members of the troupe join us in what an eye-opening, brave, and very fun look into this art form. The neo-burlesque movement is putting the “tease” back in striptease – making a bold statement, sometimes political, and is a unifying force between people of all genders.  A truly fun way to welcome in our 40th episode!

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Making Mixed Media Sculpture at the SCC

Typically, when I facilitate a workshop there is some structure. There is an example of what we are going to make. There are pre made parts.  There are steps to the process that I go through (one by one)…. There is an end goal.

But, this time, at the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s Mixed Media Sculpture Workshop, which was held in conjunction with the Broadway Street Festival on September 6, there was none of that.

When people entered the Affinity Gallery and approached the table, they were invited to create whatever they liked.  I would list all the fun materials they could play with (beads, wire, yarn, feathers, etc.), and I would list some potential possibilities (jewellery, architectural sculptures, wall hangings, etc.).  But, in the end people were encourage to “just create.”

And what a success that was.  People did just that.  They created.

Perhaps it was the inspirational artwork in the gallery, or the excitement of the festival, or maybe it was just people’s inherent creative nature that came through, but I didn’t hear once (out of approximately 120 participants) “I don’t know what to make.”

Considering that creativity is one of the ‘tag lines’ of Culture Days (“Create, Participate, & Celebrate”) I think more credence needs to be given to this type of ‘creation.’  True, it’s comfortable to go to a workshop where there is structure and an expected end result.  But, it is also extremely important to “Create for Creation’s Sake.”  It’s important to trust the process of uninhibited creativity.  Some of the most important inventions have come out of this kind of play and experimentation.  So I was happy to see us engage in and practice this type of creativity. photo-83 photo-84 photo-85 photo-80 photo-81

SaskScapes – Grilledcheesapolooza

From humble beginnings in 2010 with a single metal band called Quetzalcoatl performing a backyard show and barbecuing grilled cheeses with friends in Kindersley, SK. Ever since this original backyard show, attendees and the number of grilled cheese sandwiches consumed at the Kindersley based festival have been doubling each year. With two stages, over twenty musical acts and a large art exhibition, the festival is now expecting attendance in the thousands.  In the coming years Grilledcheesapolooza will strive to grow and achieve its mission while staying true to the roots and core philosophies that gave birth to this festival. ALL HAIL THE CHEESE! 

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SaskScapes – with guest Weldon Gray

Weldon Gray is a luthier, a wizard, and has kept company with greats like Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble! Enough said…Weldon defines the term a “Renaissance man”.

Visit: www.graylorelutes.com  and www.thewackywizard.net