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Posted: January 10, 2022

The New Year at Cranbrook Arts

‘In This Together,’ an exhibit from Mike Hepher, begins the year at the 1401 Gallery. This dynamic exhibit opens Friday, January 14 and runs to February 19. This is a perfect title for all our experiences over the last two years and is a great reminder to us for 2022.

Many in Cranbrook will know Mike and his wife Anie from their days in Cranbrook. They are both multi-talented and musical artists.

‘As the Crow Flies’, ‘Redgirl’, Clawhammer Press are all names that will resonate. Mike and family moved to Fernie in 2011, where they still live, to found Clawhammer Press (a historic printmaking studio). Mike’s painting and unique prints can be found all over the world.  We are delighted that Mike will also be teaching a print making workshop coming up in February, using our new printing press, in the 1401 Workshop. You can find Michael on InstagramFacebook or twitter and in the 1401 Gallery for the next six weekends.

Cranbrook Arts has begun the year cautiously by postponing the start of classes due to the latest wave of COVID-19.

Of course, we are disappointed and will get going again as soon as we are comfortable doing so. We have many full classes anxious to get started so will not postpone too long. Those registered will receive an email when classes begin.

There are also new classes coming up, so keep checking the website, cranbrookarts.com. Felting, Watercolour, Gel Plate Print Photo Album, kid and teen classes of all sorts, Pottery and Mike’s Print Making are all on the menu. Tessa continues to meet with the new Fibre Arts Guild, first Wednesday of every month on the upper mezzanine at 1401.

The shop will be reopening January 19 after a repaint and refresh. We and our artists thank all those customers and volunteers who made our Christmas such a successful one.

Please email [email protected] or [email protected] for more information.

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