LUGO has affirmed my belief in our creative community! This event has brought together hundreds of curious and engaged folks to share an art experience and celebrate the creative pursuits of our city. My social media feeds have been lighting up with LUGO buzz. Tag your LUGO related posts with #goLUGO and follow the gallery on facebook, twitter and instagram.
Once again, I’d like to thanks Dan Canfield and his skilled crew, the Mendel staff and volunteers who worked extremely hard to make LUGO a success. A special shout out to the artists and participants who lent their time and energy to make this such a special event. I hope LUGO will continue to build creative networks and stimulate audiences. All the best in the coming months.
LUGO presents a sneak peak of Comfort. Matthew Burgess and Heather Morrison star in this a sweet, sorrowful, funny look at one couple’s relationship from end to beginning. Written by prairie playwright Gordon Portman and presented by Know Tomorrow Theatre.
Check out Young Benjamins rockin’ a house concert!
A sneak preview from poet Simon Wourms, from Saskatoon’s beloved weekly spoken word series, Tonight It’s Poetry.
This weekend, get acquainted with the delicious offerings of LUGO’s eateries. Tonight, try the amazing chili squid at Sushiro, then cross the street and sip on an Alhambra and sample the local organic lamb meatballs at Duck Duck Goose. It’s a short walk to Weczeria Food & Wine for a beautiful entree or decadent dessert. Sleep in late and visit The Hollows for a breakfast poutine or swing by Souleilo for a smoked beef sandwich!
Clark Ferguson’s imaginative and funny short film follows a small town rural police force as they try to uncover a series of nonsensical suicides caused by single older men drowning within shallow sloughs. Presented by PAVED Arts, Toon’s Kitchen Screening Series.
Matt Burgess, Ian Nelson, Rob Roy, Bruce Mckay, David Granger, Jennifer Sparrowhawk, Jane McMurtry, and Neil Mckinnon.
Director/producer – Clark Ferguson
Director of Photography – Darryl Kesslar
Assistant Camera – Devin Coppens
Assistant Director – Raj Padmanabh
Key Grip – Jason Grant
Location Sound – Jordan Poniatowski
Boom Operator – Gilles Zolty
Make-up – Pamela Warden
Catering – Laura Margita
Production Assistant – Les Ferguson, Dan Richert, Mike Farnan
Script-breakdown – Ken Chaplin, Raj Padmanabh
Set Decoration/Production Design – Neil Mckinnon and Clark Ferguson
Carpenters – Mike Farnan, David Granger, Clint Neufeld
Costumes – Jennifer Sparrowhawk and Linda Ferguson
Equipment – The Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, Paved Arts, and Downstream Pictures
Editors – Paul Neudorf and Clark Ferguson
Online Editor – Paul Neudorf
Broadcast Engineer – Luke Van Dyk
Motion Graphics – Sasha Stanojevic and Price Morgan
Story Editor Consultants – Morgan Brown, Holly luhning, Kerry Stauffer
Editing and VFX – Digital Film and Media Production at the Banff Centre.
Musical Scoring – Gilles Zolty at Frog Happy Studios
Musicians – Gilles Zolty and Chris Flower
Foley – Jordan Poniatowski
Dialogue Editor – Brent T-Bone Blazeiko – The Sound Lounge
Special thanks to Les and Linda Ferguson, Clint and Rachael Neufelt, Gord and Jane McMurtry, Francis and Ellen Kinsey, the Rural Municipality of Vanscoy, the Staff at the Banff Centre, Ken Chaplin, Tony Hrynchuk, Biliana Velkova, Leah Taylor, Barbara Carleton, jS Gautier, Ian Campbell, Laura Margita, Plan 9 Films, Actra Saskatchewan, FAVA, Paved Arts, Berny Hi, Neil Mckinnon, Mike Farnan, The Saskatchewan Arts Board, The Saskatchewan Film Pool, and distributer, The Winnipeg Film Group.
LUGO is excited to present the gut punching, instrumental metal psych sounds of Shooting Guns. Check out their video directed by LUGO alumni, Tyler Baptist of Bad Monster Films.
LUGO is working with local music and culture blog extrordinaire, Ominocity to create a playlist for the event. Head on over to Ominocity.com to contribute your suggestions!
Saskatoon photographer Brad Proudlove returns to document the fun and mayhem at the LUGO 2013 photobooth. Tickets are now available online. Put your lipstick on and join us on the 12th!
LUGO is seeking artists for a new performance series to take place during this year’s event. Performing from a small elevate platform, the “soap box” series is well suited for buskers, performance artists, actors, orators and street performers. To apply, email a brief description of the proposed activity, and video or audio links. The deadline for submissions is January 2nd.
To submit a proposal or for more information, contact Troy Gronsdahl: email@example.com
A limited number of advance tickets are now available to Mendel Art Gallery members. LUGO tickets make a great gift – pick up a membership and grab those tickets! General ticket sales will commence January 2nd online at pic-a-tic and at the gallery shop. Advance tickets are $20. A small number of tickets will be available at the door for $25.
Things are taking shape for the 2013 edition of LUGO. Given the uncertainty of these times, LUGO prepares for two scenarios:
1. The citizens of planet Earth brave the cataclysm and step out from their makeshift shelters to celebrate the vestiges of bygone humanity.
2. The citizens of planet Earth take a collective sigh of relief and gather to celebrate creativity and revel in all the best parts of being alive.
Share in the LUGO experience on Saturday, January 12 at 8 p.m. Stay tuned for important program updates and survival tips in the coming weeks.
The gallery was filled to capacity once again with an audience of enthusiastic revelers. LUGO brought together hundreds of people to experience diverse art, share beautiful food and celebrate our community.
I’d like to acknowledge the efforts of Dan Canfield and his skilled crew, who transformed an empty white cube into a great performance venue. I’d also like to thank the Mendel staff and volunteers who worked extremely hard to make this event a success.
LUGO presented a program that I am very, very proud of – the roster of artists reflects the vibrancy of our city’s cultural life and I am honored to be a part of it! I hope this event kicks off another productive and creative year for everyone.
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