zink-poster“What does it feel like to be here?” Please join us for the final artist residency of the season, with Valerie Zink on Saturday, September 24, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, when she offers a photography workshop called Capturing a Sense of Place, focusing on the streets, surfaces, and histories of Val Marie, gateway to Grasslands National Park. Using a lively blend of in-class instruction, practical tips and techniques, and in-the-field assignments, this workshop will challenge participants to expand their notion of photography and create images with emotional and narrative weight, while taking control of their camera’s capabilities. All kinds of digital cameras, from SLR to point-and-shoot to camera phone, are welcome. Registration is available at prairiewind.silversage@gmail.com or 308-298-7782. The fee is $20 with proceeds to Prairie Wind & Silver Sage. For more information click here.

Raised on a dairy farm in the foothills of Alberta, Valerie Zink now lives and works in Saskatoon. She has studied at Dalhousie University and the International Centre of Photography in New York and is currently working on Fault Lines: Life and Landscape in Saskatchewan’s Oil Economy, a collaborative book of photography and text with Emily Eaton (University of Manitoba Press, Fall 2016). While Valerie Zink is photographer in residence she is also available for workshops with schools.

Valerie Zink is the fourth and last resident artist of the 2016 season, in a program that has brought visual artists and photographers, musicians and songwriters, and writers of all kinds to Val Marie and the Grasslands since 2014, offering a wide range of unique and unforgettable multidisciplinary arts experiences to visitors and residents alike. While they are in residence, the artists spend 50{8966a670093f83c9464b8ae52b3ce656760b4fe5b607ea593a95702f606c23fa} of their time on their own work and 50{8966a670093f83c9464b8ae52b3ce656760b4fe5b607ea593a95702f606c23fa} on projects in the community. The PWSS artist residency program is cosponsored with Grasslands National Park and funded by the Saskatchewan Arts Board and SaskCulture/Saskatchewan Lotteries.