Enriching the Arts

History
In 1933 Augustus (Gus) Kenderdine, an artist from England,  was hired by the University of Saskatchewan to teach painting and drawing. After several summers in and around Prince Albert , Kenderdine was hired by the University to teach a summer program at Emma Lake. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary has a collection of Kenderdine’s work. Ernest Lindner, from Austria, was a student of Augustus Kenderdine and became Head of Art at the University of Saskatchewan. His summer home and painting place was on Fairy Island on Emma Lake. The National Gallery has a collection of Lindner’s work. Both artists were instrumental in making the Emma Lake campus a vital destination for artists. Emma Lake is north of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and stands in the boreal forest.

Emma Lake and the ASA
ASA members have a long history at Emma Lake; artists attended the campus in many capacities and had rich and stimulating experiences. All of the artists credit the Emma experience to their continuing professional growth as artists. Friendships were made and all agree that there is a certain magic at Emma Lake.

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Crossroads Art Centre
#305 - 1235 26th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1R7
ASA Phone: (403) 265-0012
TREX Phone: (403) 262-4669

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