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Local artist Joseph Cross new addition to the BC Arts Council

Joseph Cross at Mt. Assiniboine. - Photo submitted
Joseph Cross at Mt. Assiniboine.
— image credit: Photo submitted

 

Cranbrook artist Joseph Cross is being appointed to the BC Arts Council. A self-taught artist, Joseph Cross is an active member of the Cranbrook community and has taught art locally. He is known for blending cultural heritage and natural wonder in his works, which include oil paintings, pastels, and pen-and-ink drawings.

“I’d like to congratulate Joe on his appointment to the BC Arts Council. Through his art work and his community involvement, he has made a huge contribution to the City of Cranbrook, and I can’t think of someone more deserving of this position,” said Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett.

Born in Saskatchewan, Cross moved to Cranbrook in 1974 and began his career in the arts four years later. He has received numerous international recognitions throughout his career, and was chosen as ‘Artist of the Year’ by Trout Unlimited Canada in 2007. He has been commissioned to produce portraits, paintings, and presentations by various individuals, organizations, and corporations, including the Ktunaxa Tribal Council.

As a member of the BC Arts Council, Cross will work towards fulfilling the Council’s mandate of supporting the arts and cultural community.

To learn more about Joseph Cross and his work, please visit josephcrossart.com.

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