Ranch artists will be exhibiting their original creations at the Cathedral Village Arts Festival!

Written by Leslie Charlton, supervisor, Paper Crane expressive arts services.

I Belong is a group show created by artists in the Paper Crane expressive arts services at Ranch Ehrlo Society. The exhibition explores identity and examines how each unique individual brings strengths to the layered canvas that is community.  

This show will be presented as part of the 2023 Cathedral Village Arts Festival and will be on display in the hallway gallery of the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre (2420 Elphinstone Street, Regina) from May 16th to June 14th. The Cathedral Village Arts Festival runs May 22nd to 27th.  

Over a two-month period, more than 50 participants ranging in age from two years to adult took part in creating collages for I Belong. They made art either as individuals or as family groups creating pieces together. Participants from Group Living Services [link], Supported Living Services [link], and the Family Treatment Program [link] were involved in the initiative.

The process was fun, lively, and produced much discussion and reflection.

Although all the artists in this show are currently residing on Treaty 4 territory and taking part in Ranch Ehrlo programming, they come from all across Canada and call many wonderful parts of Turtle Island home.   

The collage seen here was made by Elissa, a youth in the Family Treatment Program.

Stop by and see all the incredible artwork by our very talented artists.