Art Farm Legacy to support and grow art community

By Sabrina Kraft

The Art Farm committee celebrated a five-year legacy by announcing a $10,000 partnership with the RM of Weyburn to continue supporting a strong and growing art community with an art scholarship. The announcement was made during a Legacy Party celebration, held at Pumpjacks on May 10.

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The evening featured entertainment by Tylan Charlton, Richard Beach and 7th Avenue.

The funds will be distributed over the next five years, the same amount of time that Art Farm was held at the Heather and Abraham van der Breggen farm. The scholarship is open to anyone who wants to further their artistic abilities. It can be used for workshops, classes, and more.

“The spirit of the people (at Art Farm) have made Weyburn rich by sharing their talents,” said Rickee Lee, who emceed the Art Farm announcement. “The Art Farm wanted the art community to continue to learn and to share their gifts. We teamed up with the RM of Weyburn, who had supported us throughout the years, to create this scholarship.”

“This scholarship is open to anyone in Weyburn who wants to learn more about the arts, or to be more creative. This community is so full and rich with heart and creativity and we want to make sure that continues on.”

Rickee Lee also noted that one major life lesson she learned from Heather and Abraham during the past five years was to “share everything that you have. Share the table, share the land, share your heart, your laughter and your tears. Share.”

Carmen Sterling, reeve of the RM of Weyburn, also spoke about the success that Art Farm had for the entire community. “Art Farm was a great showcase for local talent. It was also an opportunity for the general public to see what goes into a group working together, the way that the Art Farm committee did.”

“It was a pleasure for the RM to contribute funding over the years, to broaden the reach of Art Farm and allow them to offer free rides and transportation to their annual event.”

“We are really happy to partner with Art Farm with this scholarship, and are looking forward to seeing those applications to start coming in,” said Sterling.

Application forms for the new scholarship will be available at the RM of Weyburn office in January, 2019. More details on how to apply will be released at a later date.

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