Creative Space: Remai Modern
Remai Modern recently opened it's doors and our local arts culture is forever changed. This exquisite and sprawling museum of modern and contemporary art is something to behold. If you haven't had the opportunity to visit, please do - you won't be disappointed. I promise you'll be mesmerized and in awe by the sleek architectural surroundings and detailed works in every gallery you view.
It seems like just yesterday, we (the OCM girls) were being introduced to the idea of Remai Modern during a linocut evening hosted by Alison and Robin. They told us of the big plans, but somehow, from my first few steps through the door, I could tell it was so much more than what I had initially anticipated.
And within only moments of our visit, my son was requesting to return each day. I'm all for it, I could easily visit the gallery daily - in fact, I could write a dedicated post about every, single amazing detail this institution of art offers the public. The art, architecture, community, and programs make for the most memorable and thoroughly enriching experiences ... but for now, I'm focusing on my son's top spot (and one that I was eager to participate with him in ever since Alison of Remai Modern had shared the news)
We visited Remai Modern to tour the gallery AND to participate in some art-making ourselves. We walked through the gallery, appreciated the lovely and thought-provoking works, reflected over the sprawling Saskatoon views from oversized, light filled windows, and explored each corner of the incredible building.
Eventually, we made our way to the Cameco Learning Studio where we were encouraged to let our creativity flow. Surrounded by a vast selection of mediums, Noah took his time and worked on the most detailed and intricate book utilizing geometric pieces, cartography, and our favourite - glue stick and markers :) Scotiabank Something on Sundays is intergenerational drop-in art making with a new theme each week. This free, no registration required program is every Sunday from 1 - 4pm. Mark it on your calendars, get your kids, and make something wonderful.
xo Karyn & Noah