Feature Story: Artist and educator Jack Sures honoured by Governor General for excellence in fine arts

External Relations, University of Regina
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External Relations, University of Regina

There is a practical side to Jack Sures, the U of R’s famed ceramics artist and Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance.

When Jack needed the appropriate attire in which to meet the Governor General, a visit to the U of R’s theatre costume department provided the solution.

“He got this fabulous idea when he needed to find a shirt for his tuxedo. He visited the theatre department and they provided him with shirt, bowtie, cufflinks, and even the shoes. It was so Jack,” laughs Cara Driscoll, Sures’ wife. “We are all so proud of him for all that he has done and continues to accomplish.”

Jack Sures, Julie Payette, Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in Fine Crafts, Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Museum of History, Victor Cicansky, Order of Canada, Saskatchewan Order of Merit, Canada 125 Medal, Alumni Association Award for Excellence