Spring has sprung and the banners are hung! The launch of the tenth annual Banner Project has arrived and it’s all happeningThursday night at The Arts Station.
From painting, quilting, photography, pottery and glass, local artists entered dozens of different pieces into this year’s contest. It was a tough decision for the team of adjudicators, but they have managed to narrow it down to 34 works of art.
The completed banners will be displayed at The Arts Station tonight starting at 7 p.m., before being hung along Victoria Avenue in downtown Fernie. Anyone can choose to sponsor a banner for $100. After being on display for one year on Victoria Avenue, the banners will spend another year lining the highway, before becoming the permanent property of their sponsors. Although the Banner Project is possible thanks to the City of Fernie and the Fernie Arts Council, sponsorship from the community is what makes it sustainable.
The Banner Project highlights the diversity in the Elk Valley’s many artists. Come out to The Arts Station tonight to celebrate the big reveal, and don’t forget to act quickly if you spot a banner you would like to sponsor.
Here are the chosen artists that made the cut for 2013:
Florence Baturin – Blooming
Summer Breeze – Ode to Ullr
Pamm Ciupa – Earnng the Turns
Alicia Clark – A Top A Totem
Marla DeBoon – Wisdom Keeper
Graham Fowler – Red Splash
Alison Gagne – Blue Mountain Morning
Dryden Gris – Birches
Tara Higgins – Give Me Shelter
Kerri Holmes – Vessel
Lisa Holst – Lost Yet
Justin Hula – Moon Glow
Slavka Kolesar – Jack Rabbit
Marie Claude Lemire – Blush
Linda Livsey – Red Onion
Melanie Macvoy – Mountain Snag
Patrick Markle – South Country
Helen McAllister – What Lies Between
Mary Menduk – Loon Lake Waterhole
Donna Miller – Canadian Prairie
Pat Moore – Sunny Day Feelings
Angela Morgan – A Heroine of His Liking
Laura Nelson – Prelude to Power
Dave O’Haire – Northern Flicker Eh!
Clyde Platt – Swimming in Her Dreams
MaKenzy Pratt – Trees in Winter
Stephanie Rogers – Four Season Pines
Katherine Russell – Lamp Posts
Brina Schenk – Koi City
Donna Sheppard – Fallen Trees
Karen Sims – Reflecting the Connection
Heidi Stevens – Friendly Snowman
Leanne Stothert – Running to the Water
Ilona Webster – Summer Magic