Carl Stromquist demonstrates how to hold a carving knife during Arts and Culture Week last year. Hope has many events planned for the upcoming celebration.

A week of arts and culture in Hope

Annual provincial celebration is marked by several community events

Along with warmer weather and new spring growth, April brings with it the provincial celebration of Arts and Culture Week sponsored by ArtsBC and the BC Arts Council.

The Hope and District Arts Council is presenting a series of free events for children and adults in partnership with the Hope branch of the Fraser Valley Regional Library, the Fuse Box Youth Centre and the Hope Arts Gallery April 22-28.

Throughout the week, the gallery is showcasing a special exhibit of hand built Raku pottery created by the Katimavik volunteers currently living in Hope. Other events include:

• April 22 – The Art Machine hosts a “Altered This & That” workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day using, re-using, embellishing, painting and playing. Children are welcome accompanied by adults.

• April 24 – Excell Student Art Exhibit at the Fuse Box Youth Centre from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. View new works created by students. Refreshments will be served.

• April 25 – Little Readers Theatre runs from 10-10:45 a.m. at the Hope Library. Interactive pre-school story time using props, puppets & books to “tell and act” stories.

Art and Serendipity – Beautiful Oops! takes place at the library starting at 3 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by The Art Machine and is based on based on the book.

Ila France Porcher will be also be sharing her shark story and reading from her latest book “My Sunset Rendezvous” at the Hope Arts Gallery from 7-9 p.m.

• April 26 – “Poetry on the Edge of the Vortex” at the Hope Library from 7-8 p.m. Anyone who’s ever been on the verge of being sucked into a vortex or felt themselves clinging tenuously to their sanity will respond to these poems presented by Marianne Hyland.  Adults only.

• April 28 – The Art Machine hosts an open house from 12-4 p.m. on the final day of Arts and Culture Week. Work on a community painting and/or partner with others to create an “Exquisite Corpse.” The Art Machine will also be creating and trading art trading cards. View altered artwork created on Earth Day at the “Altered This & That” workshop, as well as children’s paintings from the “Beautiful Oops” event held at the Hope Library.

For information on these events, contact Hope and District Arts Council at 604-869-3400 or email hopearts@telus.net.

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