Here and Now, part of the Art for Life workshop series through Remai Modern, high lights the work of a group of dynamic and eclectic students from E.D Feehan Catholic High School, whose art plays with the idea of connection to place, to community and with notions of self-identity. One class of students focused on landscapes of Saskatchewan while pushing the boundaries of representation vs. abstraction by taking a minimalist approach to representing place. The other class created kinetic marionettes based on each student’s personal. By using these interests as a starting point, they created everyday characters unique to each individual.
The Art for Life program partners Saskatoon Community Schools with the Remai Modern to make personal connections with art and to foster life long learning, while building community relationships. Each partnership is a three year collaboration. The activities for the students are designed to meet the needs of the specific school and classroom. Programs take place at the school, at the Remai Modern and in the community in places like the SCYAP Art Centre. City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Arts board, Canada Council for the Arts and SaskCulture are all funding partners for the Art for Life program.