Kent- Harrison Arts Council 40th anniversary celebrations continue

Young at Art show highlights work of Agassiz and Harrison students at Ranger Station

It’s that time of year again! The annual Young at Art show has begun at the Ranger Station Art Gallery, and continues until April 29.

Young artists from the Kent-Harrison area have submitted a fabulous array of artwork for the show, and community judging starts now. Come out to the gallery and vote for your favourites in three categories: Junior, Intermediate, and Senior. On April 22, votes will be tallied and prizes will be awarded, with a special award going to the ‘greenest’ art work.

Young at Art is timed to coincide with British Columbia’s Arts and Culture Week.

“This B.C. wide celebration of all things arts and culture turns the spotlight on the vital contribution that they make in learning and in life. Hundreds of arts councils, communities and schools across the province will be joining the fun by presenting a dazzling range of events and activities from pop-up dance performances to art crawls, exhibitions, open mics and more,” say organizers.

BC Arts and Culture Week is funded by the Province of British Columbia, BC Arts Council, Assembly of British Columbia Arts Councils, artstarts, and the Community Newspapers Association.

The Kent Harrison Arts Council hosted a large crowd of friends and family of Isa Taylor at the Ranger Station last month. Everyone enjoyed the retrospective show of this gifted Agassiz painter’s work, and were happy to gather together in celebration of her life and work. A few speeches were made, much wonderful food was consumed, local women’s quartet eViva performed and a good time was had by all. Our 40th Anniversary display will remain on view throughout the year, and many familiar faces can be seen in the historical photos and articles from our many years as an active organization in the community.

In May, local First Nation students work will grace the walls of the Ranger Station, and again, locals and visitors to the gallery will be invited to vote for their favourites. Prizes will be awarded to the winning students at a reception with everyone being invited.

In June, Ranger Station Art Gallery Artist in Residence, Aaron Moran, will present a solo show of his work, much of which was produced while in residence at the gallery. It promises to be a fascinating show of work by Aaron Moran, a young artist truly on the rise in his career.

The Ranger Station is open from 9-4 on weekdays and 1-5 on weekends. For up to date news, photos and more, visit our website at http://kentharrisonartscouncil.com/ , or see us on Facebook.  The executive can be reached by calling 604-796-8604 or by emailing kentharrisonartscouncil@shaw.ca.

-Submitted by Rebecca Schram

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