Arts council celebrates 35 years

The Boundary District Arts Council and Grand Forks Gallery 2 combined their efforts to celebrate the arts council’s 35th year and to make this a most successful event for Boundary residents.

Josh Caron

Josh Caron

The Boundary District Arts Council and Grand Forks Gallery 2 combined their efforts to celebrate the arts council’s 35th year and to make this a most successful event for Boundary residents.

The event took place between April 11 to 23, and 96 items of all kinds of arts and crafts were on display.

In Gallery 2, there were school tours for students as well as demos by the dance group, The Hip Sisters, storytime and art lessons.

A reception on Saturday, organized by The Hip Sisters, followed the play Strawberry Fields by Rivers’ Edge Theatre which were awarded a plaque for 20 years of volunteer service. There was entertainment by talented students; Nicole Del Aguillara, Josh Caron, Carter Nothieisz, the Hip Sisters and Joan Enquist.

Erna Gobbett, organizer for 12 years, received a bouquet of flowers from Gallery 2 staff Wendy Butterfield and Ted Fogg.

A Performance Arts Gala featured the performing member groups of the arts council in piano, voice, violin, dance, poetry and band.

The Grand Forks Pipes and Drums received a plaque for 20 years of volunteer service in the Boundary and many other

communities.

The Fusion and Fibre groups in Woodwork and Spinning and Weaving also held an open house on Donaldson Drive, organized by Mary Cadman.

The Kootenay Music Festival was held in Trail last week. Josh Caron was the only Grand Forks student entering.

He entered the concert piano class, where he played three pieces and a Canadian composer class.

He was awarded a Certificate of Merit for each class, a mark of 89, an invitation to the Honours Concert and to the B.C. Provincial Competition in Kamloops.

At the Honours Concert Josh played Chopin’s Etude, one of his ARCT Degree selections.

 

Boundary District Arts Council

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