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Sunday, April 20, 2014
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ERNEST LINDNER STUDIO HERITAGE PLAQUE UNVEILED

A renowned landmark of Saskatchewan arts history received official recognition as a provincial heritage property today in a plaque unveiling ceremony at the University of Saskatchewan Kenderdine Campus, on the shores of Emma Lake. The ceremony named the Ernest Lindner Studio as a provincial heritage property.

"Ernest Lindner made an indelible impression on the development of Saskatchewan arts and culture," Regional Economic and Co-operative Development Minister Lon Borgerson said on behalf of Culture, Youth and Recreation Minister Sandra Morin. "Some of his best-known works were created at the Lindner Studio. This is an important addition to our provincial heritage properties."

The Lindner Studio is one of 47 provincially designated heritage sites. Saskatchewan's Heritage Property Act ensures that the province's irreplaceable and non-renewable heritage is protected and preserved for the benefit of Saskatchewan residents.

Ernest Lindner was born in Vienna in 1897 and came to Canada in the 1920s. Although he had no formal training as an artist, he became a frequent participant at the Emma Lake Artists' Workshop throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 1979. Today his works appear in galleries around the world.

For information on nominating properties that may have provincial heritage significance, please contact the Heritage Resource Branch at 306-787-1588 or 306-787-5777.

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For more information, contact:

Aidan Morgan
Culture, Youth and Recreation
Regina
Phone: 306-787-9087
Email: amorgan@cyr.gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-592-0754

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