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Artist Sandra Semchuk leans toward a plant with hands gently placed on the ground.
Image courtesy of the artist.

Free Workshop
Thursday, March 16, 6-9 pm

Governor General award-winning artist Sandra Semchuk, one of the founders of The Photographers Gallery, will guide a story-telling workshop in conjunction with the 20/50 Double Anniversary events at PAVED Arts. Participants are invited to share stories in any medium “with high hopes for the oral.” Sandra elaborates that, “We will share individually and then together we will initiate a group collaboration.” Don’t miss this opportunity to work in a safe space alongside of members of your community and a most highly esteemed artist whose contributions to our artistic community are intergenerational and profound.

Tools and materials needed

Please bring a story in any medium: visual, oral, sound or performance– any story that is easy to relate and of a length appropriate to share in this brief workshop. Participants are asked to contemplate the workshop theme and think of stories that “bring your audience into relationship to the wider than human.”

Space is limited so sign up soon!
Contact Rachel Broussard at or 306-652-5502, ext.3.
Inquiries may be addressed to David LaRiviere, or call 306-652-5532.


Sandra Semchuk

One of the founders of the Photographers Gallery, Sandra Semchuk, asks herself the question: what leads towards deeper recognition across generations, cultures and species? Photographer and scholar, Semchuk is a second generation Ukrainian Canadian. In 2018, Sandra received the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. She has focused her often collaborative photographic and video works on relationships between herself, her family, and her community. She collaborated with her late husband James Nicholas, Rock Cree writer and orator, on photographic, text and video works to disrupt myths that have shaped settler relations to First Nations. Ithin-eh-wuk – We Place Ourselves at the Centre: James Nicholas and Sandra Semchuk, is a traveling collaborative exhibition produced by the Mackenzie Art Gallery. She is the author of The Stories Were Not Told, Canada’s First World War Internment Camps, the University of Alberta Press.