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Posted: March 3, 2014

Slapshot – Sport in Art all March at CDAC

Creating a bridge between Cranbrook’s art scene and sport scene, the Cranbrook and District Arts Council (CDAC) is holding an art exhibition for the month of March titled ‘Slapshot – Sport in Art.’

Local artists submitted their sport themed work to the Gallery to be on display from Tuesday March 4 to Friday March 28. Although the main focus of the exhibit was on hockey, artists were encouraged to submit pieces of any medium with a sport theme to it.

Image courtesy: Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History
Image courtesy: Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History

The Cranbrook and District Arts Council also worked with Executive Director Derryll White from the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History to create a ‘Kootenay Area – Hockey History Exhibit’ to run alongside the artwork for the month of March. Included in the Exhibit are interesting historical photos like: ‘The Fernie Swastikas all Women’s Team’ formed in 1922, Cranbrook’s ‘Rosebud women’s Hockey Team,’ ‘The Kimberley Dynamiters’ playing in Davos, Switzerland in 1937 and more.

SlapshotPosterCDAC also welcomes the public to stop by the Gallery and contribute to an ongoing interactive installation for the month of March. They can come into the Gallery and add their favorite hockey jersey(s) to ‘The Hockey Pride Wall’ and, if they choose, put up a ‘Post-it’ with a comment about how hockey or sports have impacted their lives.

All Jerseys can be dropped off at the Gallery Tuesdays – Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The jersey(s) must come with the name of person who is submitting and contact information to ensure the safe return of jersey(s) (contact information will not be shared).

The Opening Night Reception for Slapshot – Sport in Art will be held on Thursday March 6 from 7– 9 p.m. and is a fun, family-friendly event where the public can attend a ‘Meet and Greet’ with Kootenay ICE players and the artists of the exhibition.

There will be a Coloring Competition for kids, Face Painting, a Jersey Decorating Station, Drinks and ‘Game Night’ Snacks!

“We wanted to bring together two seemingly different worlds and create a form of sport/art blending… and seeing as how the Kootenay ICE are such an important part of Cranbrook’s hockey identity we wanted to bring their presence into this event too,” said Marisa Phillips, CDAC Administrator.

Upcoming March Workshops with CDAC

On Saturday March 8 there will be a second of Cindy Hagen’s well-attended Zentangle workshops. The Advanced Zentangle workshop will require the participants to have some experience with Zentangle (like Cindy’s Feb 1st workshop). This workshop has 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 registration fee and the workshop will run from 10 a.m. to noon.

On Saturday March 15 CDAC will be holding a ‘Beginners Belly Dance’ workshop with Kossene Foster of ‘Anadil’ and ‘Shimmy Sistas’ belly dance groups. In this fun-filled and energetic workshop, Kossene will take you through the basics of Belly Dance.
The beginning of the class will start off with a few gentle stretches to loosen you up, then follow with a fun and energetic series of Belly Dance movements and then a cool down to finish off the workshop. Bring water, a coin belt (if you have one and if you don’t that’s okay a few flowing scarves will work too), a yoga mat and your enthusiasm! No Previous experience required.
Workshop will run from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be a limit of eight spaces so sign up as soon as you can!

To register for a Workshop or for more information contact: Marisa Phillips, Administrator at The Cranbrook and District Arts Council: email [email protected]; phone 250-426-4223; or check out the CDAC’s website at

Lead image: Acrylic painting is ‘Marjorie’s Team’ by Artist Paula Cravens.

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