On October 11th hundreds of people headed out to the Legislative Building to celebrate it's 100th anniversary. There was so much going on including live music performances and displays throughout the building. The other artists and I worked with school groups during the day (reconnected with a young woman that I used to babysit when I was in university), attended the chamber ceremony and chatted with the public about our legacy projects in the evening. The day was capped off with fireworks over the Wascana. A very nice birthday party indeed!
This past weekend I spent working with different women's groups on creating the backdrops that will be used in my Legacy Artwork performance. They put in a lot of time, energy and creativity and with the help of designer, Rebecca Donison, and set construction guru, Steve Martin, they've created some really beautiful pieces. A special thank you to the Legion Auxiliary, the Canadian Federation of University Women, the U of R Women's Centre, and Chelsa for jumping in with both feet.
U of R Women's Centre's Mary "Bonnie" Baker backdrop in the works
Sharon and Beth of the CFUW standing by their Violet McNaughton backdrop
The Buffy Sainte-Marie backdrop created with Chelsa Riel, Rebecca Donison, and Drop-in Helpers
Legion Auxiliary members pose with Rebecca Donison and Steve Martin by the Gladys Arnold backdrop
Tonight, rehearsals begin for a very special performance that I am creating with women from the community. I can't give away too many details, but I can tell you that it is going to be a lot of fun! More to follow...