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Dakota Ray Hebert - Saskatchewan artist and Indigenous woman in a retro-styled photo sitting in a yellow couch with checkered white and yellow blanket hanging on the back. The woman in wearing a short yellow dress with, sheer/whiet pantyhose, white socks and converse sneakers, black on her left foot and red on her right foot. Her elbows are resting on the back of the couch. Photo on SK Arts website courtesy of the artist.

Dakota Ray Hebert: Big smile, bigger moves, biggest dreams

Saskatchewan-born, multifaceted Dene artist Dakota Ray Hebert has burned a trail of her talent across North America in the last few years. She is an actor, comedian, painter, and writer. In 2023 alone, Hebert appeared in the first season of the original CTV workplace sitcom Shelved as Jacqueline 'Jaq' Bedard and on Netflix's Unicorn Academy. This 2023 release spent two weeks on the streaming giant's global top 10, racking up over 40 million hours in watchtime, voice-acting as Ms. Rosemary. Hebert also appeared on numerous comedy shows, including a tour by a group of Indigenous artists funded through a SK Arts' Indigenous Peoples Art and Artists grant.

Photo on on SK Arts - Arts funding agency website showing and Artisan market inside a chapel in progress

Arts of Celebration - EXPERIENCES 2024 a Success

On Monday, May 27, 2024, the Saskatchewan arts community convened at Darke Hall in Regina to celebrate the artists, arts leaders and arts organizations recognized in the agency's introductory installment of Arts of Celebration. Performances in different art forms throughout the evening and the hosting of MC Dakota Ray Hebert made for a vibrant evening, and the diversity of guests added to the excitement of the event.


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Black and white photo of Victor Sawa, older Asian man with glasses wearing a black ling sleeve shirt and maestro conductor of the Regina Symphony Orchestra mid-conducting performance. Photo courtesy of the RSO posted on SK Arts website, www.sk-arts.ca

Classical Music Maestro, Victor Sawa Passes

SK Arts is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of renowned conductor Victor Sawa. Victor worked with the Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) for almost twenty years and spent time with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra (SSO) between 2010 and 2015. Victor's passion for classical music and dedication touched many lives and will not be soon forgotten. We are thinking about his family, friends, and colleagues during this challenging time. Victor's legacy will continue to inspire and resonate with all who had the privilege of experiencing his gifts.