Artbeat – Arts & Culture from the Edge – July 30, 2021
A beautiful wooden bowl crafted by Dennis Schafer

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 world wide show 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.

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

MAC will also be sponsering three demonstrations featuring fibre 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.

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