About

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Michelle Lynn Harazny
Email: michelle.harazny@gmail.com

My strong creative artistic background, industry connections, and extensive arts programming experience led me to launch Regina’s first ever Nuit Blanche arts festival in 2018. I’m inspired by the talents of the incredible artists, dedication from fantastic volunteers and support from local businesses, media and community, and I look forward to another successful Nuit Blanche Regina in September 2019.

I am an experienced Project Coordinator with a history of planning events in arts and academic communities in Regina and Montreal over the past 12 years. I have a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Regina and a Master of Arts in Education and Society from McGill University. While at McGill, I organized local and international conferences in the Participatory Cultures Lab, and coordinated a major mural installation project at the Faculty of Education.

Projects
2018-present Artistic Director at Nuit Blanche Regina – Regina, SK
2016 Coordinator of Education Mural Project at McGill University – Montreal, QC

Exhibitions Curated
2018-2019 Curator at Nuit Blanche Regina,– Regina, SK
2019 Curator at Saskatchewan Fashion Week after parties, featuring artworks by Nuit Blanche Regina artists – Regina, SK
2019 Curator at Cathedral Village Arts Festival, featuring artworks by Nuit Blanche Regina artists – Regina, SK

Artwork in Group Exhibitions
2017 “Bees in the City” Traffic Control Box Art (Painting) for Regina Downtown Business Improvement District – Regina, SK
2017 “A Bee Story” (Shadow puppet show performance) at 3rd International Puppet Underground Festival’s PuppetSLAM Cabaret – Regina, SK
2009 “Variations” (Ceramics) at Gaia Céamique – Montreal, QC
2008 “Prefab Happiness” (Ceramics) at Galerie Pos-Art – Montreal, QC
2007 “Bridging the Gap (Ceramics) at Fifth Parallel Gallery – Regina, SK

Teaching
2019 Guest Lecturer, Faculty of Education undergraduate program at University of Regina – Regina, SK
2017 Artist in Residence, Generating Momentum Camp – Manitou Beach, SK
2017 Instructor, Sofs Papercraft Workshop – Regina, SK
2012 Guest Lecturer, Faculty of Education undergraduate program at McGill University – Montreal, QC
2007 Clay for Kids Instructor, Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery – Moose Jaw, SK
2006 Gallery Facilitator, MacKenzie Art Gallery – Regina, SK

Press
2019 Arts festival to light up the night – CTV Morning Live
2019 Nuit Blanche contemporary art festival reflects on land in Regina – Regina Leader-Post
2019 Nuit Blanche: Connection, poetry, artworks light up Regina and Saskatoon – CBC News Saskatchewan
2019 Snow doesn’t stop Nuit Blanche – The Carillon
2018 After-dark festivals popped up over Canada this weekend and here’s what you missed – CBC Arts
2018 Nuit Blanche in pictures – Regina Leader-Post
2018 Nighttime art festival coming to Regina for first time – Regina Leader-Post
2017 Puppet workshop shows off magic in Regina’s arts community – Regina Leader-Post

Writing
2014 Reclaiming Our Public Spaces: Wall of Femmes as a Grassroots, Feminist, Social Action Project in Critical Youth Studies Reader