What’s up at the Arts Council

Upcoming in April, the Cranbrook and District Arts Council will be happy to present the Art Group 75 Exhibition. This show features work from a local seniors painting group and includes beautiful landscapes and still life pieces. The artwork will decorate the Gallery walls from Tuesday April 1st to Friday May 2nd.

The reception for this exhibit will be held on Friday April 4th from 6pm to 8 p.m. at the CDAC Gallery.

On Saturday April 5th, CDAC will be hosting a FREE workshop for all professional and amateur artists, arts organizations, cultural workers, community organizers and anyone interested in hosting an event for BC Culture Days in September.  Culture Days is a collaborative movement to encourage awareness, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of communities. This workshop will provide information to:

• Learn how to register an activity and participate in BC Culture Days;

• Learn about the many online tips and tools available for planning your activity;

• Connect and share ideas with other local activity organizers;

• Learn how to make Culture Days a success in your community.

On Saturday April 26th, CDAC will be putting on a Beginners Henna Workshop by local Artist Raylene. The Art of Henna has been practiced for over 5000 years in countries such as: Pakistan, India, Africa and the Middle East.

In this 2 hour workshop, Raylene will be going over some of the history behind this ancient body art form, how to create your own Henna designs, and the techniques for application of Henna. Price for this workshop is: $35/person (all supplies included).

To register for either of these workshops, please phone 426-4223 and talk to Marisa. Both workshops will be held at the CDAC Gallery, located at: Room #104, 135 10th Avenue South, Cranbrook.

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