Stanley Humphries students Shayla Workman and Jacinda working on a mural that will be on display on the fence at Mitchell’s Supply. (Submitted)

150+ Creative Acts to launch with youth art

The Kootenay Gallery of Art is launching their project 150+ Creative Acts on Friday, May 26.

The Kootenay Gallery of Art is launching their project 150+ Creative Acts on Friday, May 26 in Spirit Square, in front of Castlegar City Hall beginning at 11:00 with information on the project, cake and a chance to inspire and be inspired with a brainstorm of creative acts.

Youth will lead the way for the community with examples of their creativity. Students from Miss Barnes’s art class at Stanley Humphries Secondary School (SHSS) have created art that will be shared in town. Beginning at 12:15, a tour will start near Mitchell’s Supply Ltd. with a mural painted by Shayla Workman, Jacinda Fraser and Alex McBee.

The tour will continue via vehicle to view an art project by Janneh Verigin-Lee and another by Grace Miner on Zuckerberg Island. People who are taking part in the public art tour are encouraged to share rides with each other. Maps will be available at the opening and prior to the event on the Gallery and project web-site.

Crumbs Bakery will be the site of art created by Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre (KCLC) students. Many of the pieces of art are portraits created by the students digitally or by more traditional methods. These portraits will be up at the bakery from May 26, in time for I ♥ Downtown Castlegar, through the month of June. An opening for the KCLC students will happen on May 29 at 11:00 am.

With the launch of the project, everyone is encouraged to take part by doing something creative, reporting it to the project and sharing photos and details on social media with the community. There will also be opportunities to take part in creative activities at local festivals and to find inspiration at an art exhibition at the Gallery.

The project has received funding from the Government of Canada. We acknowledge this financial support. We are also grateful for the support of local businesses including Mitchell’s Supply and Crumbs Bakery.

To find out more, check out www.150creativeacts.com and follow the project on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @150creativeacts. Please contact the Kootenay Gallery at 250 365 3337 or email kootenaygallery@telus.net or 150creativeacts@gmail.com.