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Maker Jen and her family ranch on the edge of Empress, and creativity is a family affair. Jen has many talents; from photography to creating beautiful one of a kind jewelry pieces. She also does one of a kind pictures and signs, and embellishing clothes and bags with a western

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Potter Fran Francis resides with husband Dean, East of Empress, Alta, at Sagebrush Studios. She took Fine Arts through U of S extension classes and opened her art studio in 1993, painting and working in clay, doing shows and teaching local Art classes. She also

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PAINTER That’s Empressive art gallery is home to Nokomis, an Ojibwa grandmother who paints memories of growing up in the bush north of Lake Superior seventy years ago. Her original works hang on the walls, but she also has limited and open edition prints available

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Crafter Kenzie is one of our youngest Entrepreneurs and is very creative. She does create hair accessories for herself and others, however most of her designs involve wearables for animals, whether that is bow jewelry for horses, or collars for pets. She was very excited

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AUTHOR Alban Goulden was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He has published one previous book of short stories, In the Wilderness and two sci-fi novels: HOME 1: Departure and HOME 2: Journey. His current book is entitled As If. Alban has published stories, essays, and poems

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Orchardist/Photographer Cathy and her husband Barry have been working with the University of Saskatoon for many years to develop new varieties of fruit trees that are hardy to the prairies. Their orchard is fully organic, a real wonder to see and is operated as a

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PAINTER In 1996 Dean & Fran began developing Sagebrush Studios, a Home/Studio set within 20 acres of Landscaped Prairie. This has grown to include 3 old restored churches: one seasonal gallery in 2001, one working studio in 2006, and another gallery completed in 2009. Each

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Costume Jewelry Artist Pat is the owner of That’s Empressive Gallery and besides bringing in work from her artistic friends from across the country, she herself makes and sells jewelry. There’s a definite emphasis on the bold and the chunky as opposed to the delicate

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Quilter Bev has been sewing and quilting all her life. Everything from the heaviest of denim quilts to the finest of baby quilts, and from small wall hangings to large quilts. She has also been asked to do custom sewing for matching children and doll

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WOODWORKER What started as a hobby for Don has turned into a passion. Don loves to work with wood,- whether he is restoring something old to bring it back to life, or repurposing old wood from buildings or posts, to create something new and give

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