John V. Hicks (1907 – 1999)
was Prince Albert’s former Poet Laureate. Hicks left a legacy of contributions to the arts and culture of Canada, Saskatchewan and Prince Albert.
Although he never formally taught poetry or music, he participated in afternoon teas at the Prince Albert Arts Centre almost daily where he served as a mentor for aspiring artists.
Here, his ability to recognize talent drew many young people to him for a review (or a preview). It was Hicks who encouraged the tenor Jon Vickers to pursue a singing career. It is for these contributions that the art gallery at the Prince Albert Arts Centre was named in honor of John V. Hicks.
- January ~ Bonnie Conly, William Philpott, Crystal Rassi: Signposts
- March ~ A Rightful Place
- May ~ Cameron Forbes & Crystal Bueckert: Emma Lake Archive
- November ~ The Darkened Sky
- January ~ Cate Francis: Paper Wildlife Conservancy
- March ~ Otherworld
- May ~ Chaos, Flow, Meander
- December ~ Miriam Korner with Bernice Johnson- Laxdal: When the Trees Crackle with Cold: pisimwasinahikan
- March ~ Monique Martin - 365 days of coffee
- April ~ Boom
- July ~ Leah Marie Dorion: Being One with the Earth
- November ~ Joe Farfard: In Print/Imprimer
- December ~ Kathie Bird
- January 1 - 23 ~ Repetition, OSAC
- February ~ Local artist Cheryl Ring’s exhibition, the onion project: revealing layers of ourselves, shows her salt-fired clay work molded from the female figure. Ring’s intention is to create a conversation about women’s relationships with their bodies, opening a door to question the beliefs they have about themselves. She was inspired to form this project after meeting women who had breast cancer and learned about the hurdles that their bodies experienced. Ring found that it created community where women shared their individual experiences, loyalties, and interests in the quest to explore themselves. Cheryl Ring’s work is informed by her dedication to community and service. A passionate teacher and mentor, she instructs at the Prince Albert Arts Centre and through her private studio. Cheryl regularly shows and sells her work at local galleries. She belongs to the Aurora Art Group and in November 2015 she exhibited as a guest artist with the Kyla group in Prince Albert.
- March ~ Healing Journey- Opening reception Tuesday, March 1st, 4-6pm.
- April 1 - 23 ~ A sense of Place, OSAC
- May 1 -23 ~ Hello in there, Hello out there, OSAC
- June 1-23 ~ Riverside School Aboriginal Arts Festival
- July 1 - August 23 ~ My History, My Tradition, OSAC
- September 1 -28 ~ IPAC Show
- October 1 -28 ~ Studio 1010 Member Show
- November 1 -23 ~ Bert Pragnell, OSAC
- December ~ TBA
- July 1 - August 23 ~ Giant Bingo, OSAC- Giant Bingo uses the game as a neat metaphor for dating, but Harrow also employs beaver iconography to explore love and partnerships. Includes wall-mounted cards and landscape paintings. Arts on the Move, Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils Show hosted by the Prince Albert Council for the Arts
- September 1 -28 ~ IPAC Show
- October 1 - 28 ~ Studio 1010 Member Show
- November 1 - 28 ~ Linda Erhardt Show
- December ~ Repetition, OSAC
Prince Albert Arts Centre
1010 Central Ave.
Prince Albert, SK