Northern Artist Honoured For Work On Mural

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 16:09



A northern painter was awarded the Lieutenant-Governor’s Celebration of the Arts Pin today in a ceremony honoring Saskatchewan artists.


The Saskatchewan Arts Board and the Lieutenant-Governor’s office officially launched the awards program today by honouring and recognizing Saskatchewan artists for their accomplisments.


Saskatchewan Arts Board spokesperson Amy Thibodeau says Roger Jerome earned the award for his work on the 2005 Saskatchewan Centennial Mural and for his work over the years.


Jerome, a Metis man from Air Ronge, has been a life-long painter.


Because of his strong ties to the North, his work often reflects the natural beauty of the region and includes portraits of traditional Aboriginal events.


The 2005 Saskatchewan Centennial Mural will be unveiled in the Legislative Building by the Queen in a special ceremony on May 18th.