Everyone is invited! On Friday, August 9 the Biggar Museum & Gallery volunteers and board will be firing up the BBQ and serving juicy burgers for the public. All proceeds go to the museum, Bringing the World to Biggar! At the same time Biggar Bites Catering Truck will be parked nearby, serving Beaver Tails and Ice Cream Sandwiches! A complete feast for everyone!!
China Through Canadian Eyes features photographs taken by Evelyn Potter, from Biggar, Saskatchewan (then Women’s President of the National Farmers’ Union) in 1971 as part of a ground-breaking visit by a Canadian delegation to China.
In early 1971, a mere thirteen weeks after Canada formally recognized the People’s Republic of China, and before the United States opened formal diplomatic relations with the PRC, an academic from UBC was working to arrange a delegation of Canadian professionals and educators to visit China to promote cultural exchange and understanding. A month before its scheduled departure in July the Chinese government notified the organizers that unless a peasant was added to the Canadian delegation to represent Canada’s agricultural sector, the exchange would not be approved.
Organizers turned to the recently created National Farmers Union, and in particular to Evelyn Potter, the Saskatchewan farmer who had been elected the Union’s first Women’s President. She consented. During her month-long visit Evelyn Potter took more than 1,200 photographs of life in China.
Donated books are sold at rock bottom prices, all proceeds go to the Biggar Museum & Gallery
Artists from the local area are invited to show a body of work, on exhibit for the Biggar public for the month of May and then on May 24, this year's adjudicator, Rolf Krohn will judge the best of the show. This artist will have an opportunity to compete in the provincial adjudication. Winner of the the provincials will have an opportunity to have their art travelling to arts councils across all of Saskatchewan.
Artist Rolf Krohn will be this year's adjudicator. He will also be facilitating a workshop on May 24 from 6-9 and continuing it on Saturday May 25 from 9:00 - 12:00. His focus on the workshop will be watercolour. For more information please contact Biggar Museum & Gallery, 306-948-3451, email@example.com
We appreciate our volunteers! They bake cookies and pies for us; they flip burgers and pancakes! They clear snow, they are there whenever we need extra hands. So, every year, during Canada Volunteer Week, we put on a brunch for all of them!
Paige Mortensen from Saskatoon will be displaying a body of work in our gallery for the month of March. She combines batik (wax resistance) with watercolours to create unique landscapes of Saskatchewan!
Have a whole, freshly baked delivered to your office or home for only $13 OR buy a slice of homemade pie at the museum, and enjoy it with your Valentine from 2-4, for only $5. all proceeds are funds to run our museum year long! All our pies will be baked by the best bakers in town!