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Friday, November 23, 2012

Local Artist, Joseph Cross Appointed to the BC Arts Council

 Joseph Cross at Mt. Assiniboine
 
Cranbrook artist Joseph Cross is being appointed to the BC Arts Council. A self-taught artist, Joseph Cross is an active member of the Cranbrook community and has taught art locally. He is known for blending cultural heritage and natural wonder in his works, which include oil paintings, pastels, and pen-and-ink drawings.

 
Born in Saskatchewan, Cross moved to Cranbrook in 1974 and began his career in the arts four years later. He has received numerous international recognitions throughout his career, and was chosen as ‘Artist of the Year’ by Trout Unlimited Canada in 2007. He has been commissioned to produce portraits, paintings, and presentations by various individuals, organizations, and corporations, including the Ktunaxa Tribal Council.
 
As a member of the BC Arts Council, Cross will work towards fulfilling the Council’s mandate of supporting the arts and cultural community.
 
“Joseph Cross is a well-respected artist with a keen sense of community and regional identity. His long history as a resident of Cranbrook and the East Kootenay region give him a great perspective on the role played by the arts in B.C.’s smaller and rural communities. I welcome him to the service of arts and culture in British Columbia,” said BC Arts Council Chair Stan Hamilton.
 
Quick Facts:
·         The mission of the BC Arts Council is to engage all British Columbians in a healthy arts and cultural community that is recognized for excellence.
·         The Council consults with artists, arts and cultural organizations, governments, and other interested communities.
·         The BC Arts Council’s $16.831-million 2012-13 budget consists of $7.931 million from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, $2.150 million from the BC150 Cultural Fund (a $150-million interest-generating endowment fund) and $6.75 million from the 2010 Sport and Arts Legacy.
 
Learn More:

To learn more about Joseph Cross and his work, please visit: 

 
To learn more about the BC Arts Council, please visit http://www.bcartscouncil.ca/about/whatwedo.htm
 

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Joseph Cross. An excellent choice.

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  2. Well deserved!!

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