Seeking visual artists works for upcoming arts and culture week displays
The Boundary District Arts Council and the Grand Forks Art Gallery are once again participating in BC’s Arts and Culture Week, Apr. 19 -24, with exhibits on display until May 1. For the past ten years they have invited Boundary residents and adjoining American neighbours to bring in their art and craft creations for everyone to admire and be inspired.
Just about every art form imaginable, from plastic bag holders to totem poles, eagles, quilts, glassware, beading, carved bowls, walking canes, weaving, spinning, blown glass, metal work, painting and much more have been displayed. The talent is astonishing, and all artists and artisans are now invited to enter their works for this year’s exhibition. The theme this year is “Green Forks”.
The visual arts will be displayed in the Grand Forks Art Gallery, located in the Heritage and Arts Centre. Each person may enter up to three items. Entry forms are available at the Art Gallery and must be returned by Saturday, Apr. 10. The artworks are to be brought in on Wednesday and Thursday, Apr. 15 and 16. A small fee of $2.00 per item is required. Works may also be for sale. The entry application has all the information.
Activities during BC Arts and Culture Week include demos and school tours in dance, spinning and weaving, and drama. Admission to the Grand Forks Art Gallery is by donation. A reception for all artists and the public will be held on Saturday, Apr. 24 from 1-3 pm.
The Boundary District Arts Council has 18 member groups, eleven of which are performing groups. Along with the visual display at the gallery, the Performance Gala will take place on Monday, Apr. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Grand Forks Senior Secondary auditorium. Performing groups will be choirs, dancers, Grand Forks Pipes and Drums, and instrumental and voice students – all local talent. Tickets will be available at the door only; adults $7 and youth $2.
BDAC’s final Performance Series concert for the current season, HOJA, is on Thursday, April 22, at 7:30 pm, also at GFSS. This three-man comedy and a cappella group is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Come and help celebrate BC Arts and Culture Week!
For more information, please call Erna Gobbett at 250-442-8569.