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Posted: September 17, 2021

Cranbrook Arts update

There is something for nearly everyone at Cranbrook Arts this fall and if the shoe fits come and join us.

Cranbrook Arts would like to thank all those people who visited the first exhibit in the new 1401 Gallery.

Approximately 250 people came through with many from out of town. It was exciting to see how well this ‘ Kootenays’ Best Exhibit’ was received and how many pieces were purchased.

Our Grand Opening has been twice planned and twice cancelled but we will keep trying. The Gallery is now preparing for a travelling exhibit entitled ‘Aging Art and the Modern Elder’. It will open September 24 and contains the work of almost thirty members of the North Okanagan Chapter of the Canadian Federation of Artists.

All works are by artists over 55 years of age and they explore the third age of adulthood also known as Elderhood.

Joel Robison’s Photography classes run for the next two weekends and there are still spaces in both ‘Selfies and Portraits’ aimed at teens, as well as ‘Seeing Beyond Ordinary’ aimed at 16+. As a concept photographer Joel is internationally known for his innovative photography work.

We are pleased to let the public know that our pottery classes are now up and running for all ages.

Registration is on line on our website. The introductory classes being offered now, are a prerequisite to the wheel classes and more advanced classes after Christmas. They are also a prerequisite for new potters to become an Open Studio Member.

Shyre Cupples-Pinchak is leading a Teen Drawing Class beginning October 6. As a recent Grade 12 graduate Shyre knows what drawing skills students find frustrating and she wishes to make it easier. Her summer camp sessions were especially fun so we have no doubt teens will have fun in these classes learning new techniques and skills. This course runs on Wednesdays for ten sessions.

Shyre and Kaleigh are also leading an Art After School Class on Thursdays after school. Kaori Fletcher is leading a Painting Class for six to 12 years after school on Mondays. These classes are filling up and have limited spaces so early registration is recommended.

Little Artists starts up again September 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. Melissa always has special crafts and activities ready for the preschoolers. This time is a great time for caregivers to meet and chat while little ones paint and glue. A drop in fee of $5 helps us recover cost of materials and operating costs.

Cranbrook Art’s AGM is on September 27, 7 p.m. at 1401 5 th St N. both face to face and live stream. We welcome everyone and hope to see the curious there.

Our Christmas Square Foot Show is now seeking submissions. Applications on the website.

More classes are on the way and we look forward to meeting more of the public, both in our shop on Baker St where Lyndell Classon continues to be our featured artist until the end of September and in our 1401 ArtSpace at 1401 5 th St. N. Website: cranbrookarts.com

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