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Artbeat – Arts & Culture from the Edge – February 9, 2024

Happening Now – Time·worn /’timwôrn/

From rust to the patina of copper on the roofs the things some may see as broken are beautiful in this show. 

When you look up the term ‘Timeworn’ in a dictionary you will be faced with words such as damaged, hackneyed, impaired and overused. Yet there is beauty in these things, they are comfortable and familiar. From the worn sway of stone steps after generations of people walking over them, the silvering of exposed woodgrain.

In a place and time that values philosophies like Mend and Make do, Wabi Sabi and honours vintage methods or items, they are our heirlooms and antiques. They are beautiful in all its frayed, eroded, bleached, thinned, faded, used, hand-me-down, worn-out beauty! 

February 5 – March 1st at the Village Gallery

MAC Local Arts and Culture Community Grants

It’s that time again! MAC is excited to be putting out the call for applications for the 2024 MAC Local Arts and Culture grants.

Application forms and guidelines will be available at the office and via email. Deadline: April 6/2024

Kid and Youth Art classes – Art to Grow by

Humans play. Creative play is uniquely human and is essential to our well-being. With this as our foundation, the Monashee Arts Council is pleased to launch its art programs for children and youth. Thanks to funding from a BC Gaming Grant, MAC will be offering a pilot program of a series of four classes for each of two age ranges: 6 to 11 and 12 to 15.

The classes are affordable ($5 each or all four for $18) All materials are supplied and instruction takes place in the convenient, red-roofed OAP Hall, across the street from the Lumby Village Office. Classes will run from 3:15 to 4:30 PM.

Three talented instructors will be sharing their skills: Ted Glabush (whose eclectic education took him to Australia, Montreal, Saskatchewan and Alberta); Sharon Storms (who is currently teaching in the local Home Schooling community) and Heather Smith (who conducts paint and sit classes for all ages). All have had experience teaching. Both 2D and 3D projects will be offered to students. Students will be encouraged to explore their own interests with knowledgeable assistance or take part in a guided, non-competitive project.

Registration can be done in person at the Village Gallery (Monashee Arts Council office) 1975 Vernon Street, Lumby or by phone, 778-473-3029. Spaces are limited so register soon. The youth program (12-15) starts on Wed. February 14th the children’s program (6-11) starts Thurs. Feb 15th

Winter Art Social –Drop in and get creative!

Join other artists for MAC’s Winter Art Social drop-in days! 

This drop-in event is for artists of all disciplines to get together and work on their own individual works new or in progress around like-minded creatives. So be it painting, fibre arts or even story writing join us for this self-guided time of creativity.

Drop-in fees are $5/day, this fee helps to cover the space and snacks

Starting Monday, January 15th, 5 pm-8 pm or during the day on Wednesday, January 17th, 1 pm-3 pm

For those who would like to pay for multiple drop-ins, there will be punch cards available at the Village Gallery $25 gets you 6 drop-ins!

Located at the Lumby OAP Hall at 1737 Glencaird Avenue, Lumby.