Garden Folk



Victor Cicansky, Donna Kriekle and Gerri-Ann Siwek with Myrna Tallon, I. M. Liminal, Mahaila Scott, Alida Scott, Chris Sait, Linda Sanftleben, Patrick Watson, William Dintu, Becky Canham, Candace Weimer, Philemena Sali, L. Joan Beirnes, Karen Herriot, Kate Herriot, Rick Leng, Melody Crick, Lenore Huber, Jennifer Hurford, Connie Baker, Ida Donovan, Desiree Vilness, Myrna Young, Susan Sametz, Linda Hebert, Terry Daly, Linda Smuk, Beverly Illauq, Rebecca Illauq, Sandra Greenough, Tom Chambers, Dorothea Schrader, Gloria Lisekynski, Valerie Monteyne, Mary Lou Koethler, Charlene Sullivan, Linda Bulmer, James Bulmer, Tom Ferrier, Barbara Macdonald, Joy Sallans, Glenda Nischuk, Susan Neden, Donna Oltean, Sandy Gulka, Trudy Sigmeth, Gwen Windsor from Pasqua Hospital led by Bonnie Chapman

Regina artists Victor Cicansky, Gerri Ann Siwek and Donna Kriekle, featuring the work of Artist-in-Residence Bonnie Chapman and 46 studio artists from her Creativity for Health Program at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina, SK, Canada.

Bonnie Chapman and the 46 artists collaborated to create a spectacular large mural entitled Prairie Breeze in the Garden, developed between March and June, 2008. The studio group includes oncology, palliative, mental health, and acquired brain injury patients and their families. Victor, Gerri Ann and Donna visited the artists in the Hospital in March and talked to them about how gardens inspired their visual art practices. A further component of this exhibition is the Garden Folk Healing Garden planted at the north entrance to the Sherwood Village Library. Home Depot Regina generously donated plants, shrubs, flowers, labour and technical expertise towards the planting of this garden. The garden-planting activity included the participation of artists Victor Cicansky and Gerri Ann Siwek, the Saskatchewan Candlelighters, and Bonnie Chapman and studio artists from the Creativity for Health program at Pasqua Hospital.


Dunlop Art Gallery

Regina Public Library, Regina, SK, Canada

July 19–September 28, 2008

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