BEGINS TODAY!!! mispon is here.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 to Friday, November 19, 2010 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
*For the exception of Thursday, the exhibit will be open from 2:30-4:00.
[Please come walk through the Filmpool at 301-Scarth Street, Regina, SK to see this great exhibit]
PATHFINDERS write up by Tricia Martin
There are many paths in life. This project was created to be able to give young people tools for expression. These young artists were taught how to use digital cameras and the basics of prose for a means of communication. With just the basics conveyed to the students, they were able to tap-into the most basic means of human expression in language and were then asked to capture the essence of their words in a photo. The result: this exhibition, and the birth of a new generation of young artists with their own voices, stories and individually unique perspectives.
The Pathfinders Project is a grade-12 project based learning environment at Scott
Collegiate. Headed up by Sherrie Kuntz, Barry McKay and Jori Cachene, students are engaged in experiential learning and community related projects that help them complete their grade 12 credits. The Pathfinders are happy to have a relationship with the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative and are very excited to be working with them for the Every Path Begins with Self, photography and poetry project.
Yvonne Abusow is a newly graduated Fine Arts student from the University of Regina’s Media Production Studies program. Her most latest video and film projects are “Je Reve De Paris” (I dream of Paris)a silent black and white film and music video “Goodbye Beauties” performed by local musician Julia McDougall. She just recently presented her academic paper on Jean-Luc Godard at the Son Image conference held at the University of Regina, and has spent the last two summers instructing and working with youth during the SaskFilm Summer Film Camp. She is a co-facilitator/ instructor for the 48 hour filmmaking frenzy and basic filmmaking workshop at the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, as well as working there as the Member Services/Production Assistant.
Kelly-Anne Riess is a poet based in Moose Jaw. She is the author of the poetry collection To End a Conversation, which has been featured on CBC Radio and on The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. Her work has been published in literary journals across Canada, and, recently, she was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Award, a YWCA Young Woman of Distinction Award and a Regina Mayor’s Art Award. Riess also works as a freelance journalist, having written for many newspapers and magazines, including the Globe and Mail and Canadian Geographic. She has traveled across North America, working on documentaries that have aired worldwide on networks such as the A&E Biography Channel, History Television and CBC. Riess was the lead writer on the bestselling Saskatchewan Book of Everything.
Tricia Martin is a writer and filmmaker, currently working as the Programming Coordinator at the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative. Martin earned her BFA in Film and Video Production in 2003 from the University of Regina and has showcased her super-8 film work at the One Take Super 8 event in Regina since 2007. Tricia was also commissioned by 8 Fest in Toronto in 2010 for Golden the Polyphonic Aural Experience, curated by Milada Kovacova. Martin gratefully received a travel grant from the Saskatchewan Arts Board to travel to 8 Fest in January 2010 and was honored to collaborate with 5 audio artists (Sym Corrigan, Ken Gregory, Darsha Hewitt, Taimaz Moslemian and Steve Reinke) and 4 other Super 8 filmmakers (Deco Dawson, John Kneller, Nicholas Kovats and Midi Onodera.) Tricia is currently enjoying writing her second feature length screenplay.
The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative (aka Filmpool) would like to say a very special thank you to all the students and teachers at Scott Collegiate School for participating in this project and exhibition. Also, thank you to Common Weal Artist Collective for additional technical support.