150+ Creative Acts

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Maggie Shirley

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Student artist Savonnah Baker

150+ Creative Acts was launched on May 26 with a gathering in Spirit Square, Castlegar. The launch was followed up with a tour of public art projects created by Stanley Humphries Secondary School students. Shayla Workman, Jacinda  Fraser and Alex McBee created a mural that is now visible on Columbia Avenue, thanks to  Mitchell Supply. Janneh Verigin-Lee created images around town on sidewalks that is visible only when it rains. The images can be found at Stephenville Square (next to the Wandering Greek Oven), Brandson Park (Kinnaird), Millennium Park, Kinsman Water Park and at the bus stop in front of the Recreation Complex. Grace Miner created five wooden feet that are posted on trees along paths on Zuckerberg Island, urging people to Find Your Sense of Wonder.

On May 29, students from Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre gathered at Crumbs Bakery to celebrate their art that is currently hanging there. Among the students were artists Savonnah Baker and Nick Herust. There is also art from Ashley, Reese, Bree Cummings and teacher Angela Duclos. 

150+ Creative Act urges everyone to follow their lead and do something creative. People can share photos or stories of their own creative acts to 150creativeacts@gmail.com or kootenaygallery@telus.net. 150+ Creative Acts is a project of the Kootenay Gallery of Art.