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Date(s) - 21/04/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Mackenzie Art Gallery

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2018 Earth Day and Art Awards Presentation

Secondary students from across Saskatchewan will use visual art to observe Earth Day this year. Multi-Faith Saskatchewan is presenting the 7th Annual Earth Day and Arts Award event on the theme “Peace, Unity and Care of the Earth” on Saturday, April 21 2 p.m. in MacKenzie Art Gallery, second floor, 3475 Albert St, Regina.

The program will include a presentation by Dr. Roger Petry, Associate Professor of Philosophy  & Co‐ordinator, RCE Saskatchewan, on Sustainable Living. At the Earth Day event, 15 students will receive awards for their winning submissions to the Saskatchewan Youth Visual Arts Project. There will be a display of the 15 winning entries in the provincial contest.

Multi-Faith Saskatchewan started this project in 2010-2011 among Saskatchewan students in Grades 9 to 12. The contest is on the theme Saskatchewan Youth Working through Visual Art for Peace, Unity and Care of the Earth. This year the contest attracted entries from 28 students from high schools across Saskatchewan.

The art has been adjudicated by a panel of artists and the 15 entries has been selected for display at the Earth Day event that is open to the public and is free of charge.

The Visual Arts Project is organized by Multi-Faith Saskatchewan in partnership with Regina Multi-Faith Forum and other sponsors including SaskCulture, B’nai Brith Lodge 739, Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, Regina Eastview Rotary Club and Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission.  The entries in the provincial art project will tour various centres around the province in the coming months.

The winning entries will tour various centres around the province in the coming months.  Students and teachers interested in participating next year are encouraged to contact Multi-Faith Saskatchewan for entry information. Faith groups, interested organizations and individuals wishing to promote understanding and respect for all citizens and the environment are invited to contact MFS to book this inspiring collection of art.

For more information contact: Krishan Kapila, 306-789-6759 and David Katzman, 306-716-4128.

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