Artbeat – Arts & Culture from the Edge – August 6, 2021

Weaving Demo

The Monashee Weavers will be holding a demonstration on processing fiber at Arbor park gazebo on Saturday August 7th from 10am to 3pm. Be sure to join us in this amazing learning experience

Home Arts

The Monashee Arts Council is excited to invite the public to our upcoming show ‘Home Arts’ which will be running from August 2nd to 28th. Join us in delving into the wonders of the applied arts.

The lockdowns of the previous year have busied us with finding new ways of keeping ourselves busy thus allowing many to either hone skills they already possessed in a craft or for some explore new ones. MAC has invited these artisans to show their usable arts.

From weaving, felting, quilting, pottery and jewelry making to wood working, and metal ‘Home Arts’ or applied arts, applies to hand crafted works that serve a functional purpose in addition to being attractive.

Historically the applied arts were created at home to beautify the home, often (but not exclusively by any means) they were done by women. Consequently they were usually excluded from galleries and exhibitions for much of European art history.

Times have changed. Exposure to other cultures broke that artificial separation wide open. Now major galleries worldwide have shows exclusively for pottery, quilting, wood working, furniture making and so on.

Be sure to come down and find the various ways Artist add beauty to our everyday lives. 

The Village Gallery is located at 1975 Vernon St. (Hwy.6), and opens Monday-Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

MAC will also be sponsoring three demonstrations featuring fiber arts of the Monashee Weavers at the Arbor park gazebo on August 7th , 21st and 29th be sure to join us in this amazing learning experience.

Call for Artists

Works of art often tell stories. Artists can present the narrative in many ways—by using a series of images representing moments in a story, or by selecting a central moment to stand for the whole story.

Since pre-history Storytelling has been an integral part of human expression in every culture across the world. From the 30,000 year old cave murals at Lascaux that depicted a history of rituals and hunting, to when the idea of fairy tales came out of France in the 17th century and even to our modern storytelling such as comics or storyboarding for the big screen.

 Storytelling has become a way of conveying events in words and images as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation and to instill moral values into future generations.

Almost all Storytelling has been conveyed through or accompanied by some form of art, from the illustrations in a children’s book of fairy tales, to the Bayeux Tapestry which tells the depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England in an embroidered cloth nearly 70meters in length detailing a historic event.

We invite you to explore the expression of Storytelling in any of its many forms and share it through the gallery.

Submissions are limited to three (3) pieces per artist and need to be delivered to the gallery with application form by August 30th. 

Art Supplies

MAC will once again be putting in an order for Art Supplies at the end of September, so now is the time to think about that special gift for the artist in your life! Our catalogue is available to view in the gallery with and orders can be done via email or in person on Wednesday and Thursday.