Wanuskewin adds new Indigenous art program thanks to generous local donors – CTV News
March 23, 2023
Wanuskewin heritage park got a financial gift from a Saskatoon couple Wednesday, which will expand the Indigenous art program and make it more accessible to more people into the future.
A donation of $675,000 was made by Olivia and Greg Yuel, which funded two new galleries at the park, as well as an artist-in-residence program. Greg Yuel says he and his wife Olivia want to support Indigenous artists through the donation, and help Wanuskewin’s bid to be a UNESCO world heritage site with the added programming.
Greg Yuel is President of PIC Investment Group, and this Yuel family business has a long history of supporting growth in Saskatchewan.
“Our appreciation for the arts in general is rooted from within the process itself,” Greg Yuel explained. “That a person can express themselves and share who they are or what they are thinking, so others may understand it and relate to that expression is incredible.”
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