Honouring the memory of alumna Michele Sereda

By Costa Maragos Posted: May 3, 2015 9:30 a.m.

Michele Sereda.
Michele Sereda. Photo: Curtain Razors Theatre

The Faculty of Fine Arts is honouring the memory of Michele Sereda. The Faculty is setting up the ‘Artist in Residence for Socially Engaged Practices’ and is seeking applicants.

Sereda was killed in a highway crash in Saskatchewan that also took the lives of four others February 10. She was in a vehicle with three people including Lacy Morin-Desjarlais, an artist who taught powwow class at the U of R.

Sereda graduated from the University of Regina in 1990 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in theatre. She made immense contributions to the arts community. Sereda was the co-founder and artistic director of Curtain Razors Theatre in Regina.  She received the U of R Theatre Department's Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011.

“She was a dynamic artist who bridged all the disciplines that we represent in the Faculty,” says Professor Rae Staseson, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the U of R.

“Furthermore she was a dear friend and collaborator of many in the faculty and at the university and we believe this will create a lasting legacy that will have local and national impact.”

The residency will offer an artist the opportunity to create engagements between artists, organizations and students around socially relevant issues.

“We have a small pool of funding to kick start this initiative but we’ve also  received a couple of generous donations,” says Dean Staseson. “We hope we can manage to spark the interest of the community. Supporting this residency will truly help it become a success and establish a legacy of a very talented and generous artist as was Michele Sereda.”

What:       Artist in Residence in memory of Michele Sereda

Contact:   Kathleen.irwin@uregina.ca

Deadline:  May 15, 2015