Cranbrook Arts Council welcomes new administrator

Helen Duckworth will organize workshops for all the art disciplines, receptions for the upcoming exhibitions and special events.

Helen Duckworth

Helen Duckworth

Cranbrook and District Arts Council (CDAC) is pleased to announce a new administrator, Helen Duckworth.

Duckworth comes to CDAC with a BA in History of Art and an impressive history of gallery experience, and event planning. And oh… if you would like to practice French or Japanese, come on down and try out your fluency.

Among the first things that Duckworth will be involved with is to assist with the lively variety show that is being prepared in celebration of CDAC’s 40th Anniversary. This event will take place on May 17 at the Ktunaxa gymnasium and is the kick-off for a fabulous exciting event that will take place later this summer.

Tickets are on sale now at the CDAC office and at Lotus Books. $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Children under 12 are free.

The next big event that Duckworth will undertake is CDAC’s annual Vis-Arts exhibition which is an adjudicated exhibition. This exhibition will open on May 7 with a reception on May 9 at 7p.m. Deadline for entries is Friday, May 3, at 3 p.m. For more information contact the CDAC office.

Once Duckworth is settled into her new position, we look forward to her organizing workshops for all the art disciplines, fabulous receptions for the upcoming exhibitions and special events like the exhibition for Sam Steele Days, including an update to our website.

Duckworth will take over the permanent position on April 30, replacing Lyndell Classon, and her assistant Anke Brander, both who carried CDAC through difficult changes that we experienced.

Brander will continue on as a resource person to provide relief coverage and assist where necessary. We will miss Classon, but we look forward to the excitement that Duckworth brings to CDAC.

Our office hours are Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We are located at #104 135 10th Ave S (corner of 10th Ave and 2nd Street S).

To contact us call 250-426-4223 or visit us at

Courtesy Louise Selby