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Posted: August 17, 2016

Local artists showcasing at CDAC upcoming events

The Cranbrook & District Arts Council (CDAC) is proud to present several upcoming events.

CDAC Steeling the show picture 1We are calling local artists and ‘wannabe’ artists to ‘Unbe-leaf-able Art’, a class given by our featured artist, Heidi Brookes. On Friday, August 26 starting at 7 p.m., Heidi will lead a class on incorporating a blend of leaves and acrylic on canvas.

The art created in this class will be presented at the Art in the Park event the following day. Come out to have some creative fun, and showcase your artistic talents at Art in the Park. This class will be limited to eight so early registration is advisable.

On Saturday, August 27, at Rotary Park, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine) we are having the ‘Art in the Park’ event. We will be presenting children’s art activities – artwork that has been created by the children who attended our workshops, and entertainment by local singer/songwriter Douglas Francis Mitchell (pictured above), who will be launching his new CD this fall. We invite children and the young at heart to take part in the interactive art activities. Come out for some family fun as we celebrate the arts in Cranbrook.

For our September exhibit and in keeping with ‘back to school’ we are calling for entries for the ‘Back to the Books’ event. We are looking for work associated with books.

Have you produced book illustrations such as photography, paintings or drawings that could be displayed? Or Calligraphy work? Have you designed a poster or advertisement for books? Do you have a treasured schoolbook project? Book binding projects and handmade books are welcome. This exhibit will run from September 6 to 30.

CDAC Steeling the Show picture 2We will take up to three pieces from each artist, which should be brought into the CDAC Gallery at 1013 Baker St, during the week prior to September 3.   Drop by and share with us your unique and beautiful bookwork.

Currently we are having the ‘Steeling the Show’ exhibit that is running until August 31. This exhibit comprises of art made of metal. They are all local artists, so we are inviting members of the public to come to the gallery and support the work of these local artists.

We would like to remind the public that our Writers’ Group led by Norma Kroeger meets at The Gallery on the fourth Monday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. All those interested in the art of writing are welcome.

The last Tuesday of every month, our administrator Tais Lintz will be hosting a poetry group, Poetry Moments, at the Gallery, from 7 to 9 p.m.

For any of the upcoming events above, you can contact the CDAC Gallery at 250-426-4223, or drop by the Gallery, at 1013 Baker St. Our office hours are Tuesday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come and support your local artists, or share with us your artistic talents. We hope to see you there!

Lead image by Chris Newel

Cranbrook & District Arts Council


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