A Celebration of Sheldon Oberman
May 7, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Join the family of Sheldon Oberman for The Wind That Wanted to Rest.
An old and tired winter wind is searching for a place to rest. Wherever he goes, the wind is turned away, until his pain fuels a raging storm. Then he meets a good-hearted child who offers him a place to stay, and in gratitude the old wind leaves the child a legacy.
A timeless tale about the good that flows from kindness and understanding.
Sheldon Oberman wrote two Sydney Taylor Honor Award-winning books, The Wisdom Bird and The Always Prayer Shawl, which also won a National Jewish Book Award.
Neil Waldman’s stunning art evokes the world of old Russia, where the story originated.
May 7, 7:30 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Small Works Gallery Opening & launch of Prairie & Beyond
In lush full colour, award-winning photographer Mike Grandmaison captures the vastness of sky and land with scenes of the elusive Northern Lights, misty fields at dawn, endless horizons, and the immense skies that define the prairie landscape.
This is also the opening of a gallery show, displaying prints of some of Grandmaison’s work.
Mike Grandmaison’s photography has been published worldwide. With a background in biology, he worked for the Canadian Forest Service for 17 years. Since he turned to photography full time in 1996, he has published five collections of his landscape photography.
Grandmaison has taught and lectured on photography and conducted nature-focused workshops for many years. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC), the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC), and the Society of Graphic Designers (SGD). In 2007 he was awarded second prize in the Northern Lights Awards Canada competition for Excellence in Travel Journalism.