Saskatooning: Ladies Night
We all need time with friends! In the past two years, covid has restricted us. I decided I wanted to have a lady’s night and to experience a live play at the Persephone Theatre.
We started off our evening at the Remai Modern. I’m an Art Program Guide at the Remai on the weekend and decided I wanted to view the Art installments in the evening with friends. It’s always great to see local talent such as Zachari Logans “Ghost meadows” in the Connect gallery.
Did you know that the connect gallery on the first floor is always free for the public to view?! All you need to do is walk up to the front desk and let them know that you are going to see the connect gallery.
We enjoyed the Post commodity art installments. Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary arts collective, currently comprised of Cristóbal Martínez and Kade L. Twist. They create works of art that personify a shared Indigenous lens and voice, examining aspects of 21st-century life to inspire a uniquely Indigenous futurism. Using provocation as a tool, they spark constructive conversations that challenge the social, political and economic processes that destabilize communities and geographies.
We then viewed the Guernica Remastered piece. Guernica Remastered positions Picasso’s art as an inspiration for contemporary artists. By taking Picasso’s 1937 work Guernica — a symbol of antiwar sentiment and political action — as their starting point, the artists in the exhibition produce works that emulate Picasso’s composition while speaking to present-day concerns.
The Riverview balcony and windows on the third floor offer an exceptional view of the Saskatchewan River.
We then had a delicious meal at Shift restaurant. Shift is located within the Remai Modern. I had the Cornish hen; the flavor was just perfect! We had some hand made drinks that were as tasty as they were aesthetically pleasing. The atmosphere was calm and relaxing. The view from the shift restaurant is beautiful as the sun sets.
After an amazing visit and meal, we headed over to the Persephone, which is about 40 steps away. It was my first time at the Persephone, and I felt like I was in a different city. We had box seats and the view was just perfect. The play Cottagers and Indians by Drew Hayden Taylor, explores the relationship between recreational cottagers and Indigenous residents living on the same lake, based on a true story. The play is a powerful dramatization of contemporary confrontations taking place between environmentalism and consumerism. The playwright mixed conflict and comedy, which is very thought provoking. Amazing play You don’t want to miss! Cottagers and Indians is at the Persephone theatre until November 13th.
After the show we walked around the outside of the Art gallery, what a beautiful feeling with the lights and all the beautiful buildings and riverfront. It was a perfect Saskatooning evening!