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Posted: February 12, 2014

Goings on at The Gallery

It’s love all around

Laura Nelson with her painting ‘Current Directions'.
Laura Nelson with her painting ‘Current Directions’.

Building on the popularity of past Teas in The Gallery, a Valentine Tea will be held this coming Saturday, February 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 135, Tenth Avenue South.

Cranbrook and District Arts Council (CDAC) is proud to be showing the Flathead Wild Exhibit at this time and from the enthusiastic responses to the artwork on show, this beautiful scenery interpreted and painted by area artists will provide the perfect backdrop for a dainty sandwich and a sweet treat all for the sum of $5.  Tickets are available at the door but there is limited seating.

Three of ‘Flathead Wild’ artists, Simon Haiduk from Kimberley, Laura Nelson from Fernie and Joseph Cross from Cranbrook were in attendance at the Friday February 7 reception.

Simon Haiduk with his painting 'Roses Canyon Wild'.
Simon Haiduk with his painting ‘Roses Canyon Wild’.

Visitors were able to ask the artists more about their experience camping, hiking, sketching and painting ‘en plein air’ in this beautiful part of the province. A common theme of vastness and beauty of the area emerged as the artists talked about how it was impossible to see the whole area in such a short time.

In addition to teas and exhibits, a recent workshop by Cindy Hagen on the Art of Zentangle proved to be very popular and CDAC is considering running another in the near future.  Please let the Gallery know if interested.

Upcoming this month, on Saturday February 22 will be the second of Steve Bondy’s well-attended Intermediate Origami workshops, although it is not necessary to have taken the Beginner class to take part. These workshops have been fully registered in the past so we encourage anyone interested to phone the gallery as soon as possible. All supplies are included in the $25 registration fee and the workshop will run from 10 a.m. to noon.

Finally, get ready for our March Exhibit of ‘Slapshot.’  Following the Olympics we are calling for artist’s work related to sports. If interested in participating in the exhibit with any genre of work, please contact Marisa at The Gallery at 250-426-4223 or drop in Tuesday to Friday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

About Cranbrook and District Arts Council •
We support development of the visual, literary and performing arts in the Cranbrook & District area, and work to increase public awareness and opportunities for participation in arts and cultural events in the community.


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