Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Portraiture of Cranbrook's Historic Figures

The Sam Steele Society and the Cranbrook and District Arts Council are sponsoring the first Historic Figure Portrait Contest for Sam Steele Days 2015. We would like  you to use your talents to produce an original portrait of one of the local historic figures from the nineteenth century. It could be Sam Steele or Kootenay Brown or Chief Isadore or any of the other famous people who helped to develop our area.

Pick your favourite character from the rich history of the Kootenays and illustrate him or her in the visual medium of your choice. 
There will be prizes offered for the best portraits in four categories: 
Junior, Secondary, College and Adult.

Entry forms will be available at the CDAC office located at: 135 - 10th Avenue South.  Entries close and should be brought in to the Arts Council on Friday June 12th at 5pm. There will be a display of entries in the CDAC gallery during the week of Sam Steele Days (June 16th – 19th) and then in Rotary Park on Saturday, June 20th.

Elementary school pupils can be involved, too. There will be T-shirt painting on a Sam Steele theme in Rotary Park on Saturday June 20th starting at noon. Kids can apply at the CDAC booth for a free T-shirt and spend part of their morning doing their best illustration of Sam Steele on their own shirt. There will be a limit on entries depending on the time and number of shirts available. So sign up early!

Marisa Phillips
CDAC Administrator

Cranbrook & District Arts Council
P0 Box 861, Cranbrook, BC V1C 4J6
Tel: (250) 426-4223

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