Seniors’ art on show at gallery

An opening reception will be held Thursday, April 25 for the Art Group 75 exhibit

To celebrate B.C. Arts and Culture Week, Cranbrook and District Arts Council is holding an artists’ reception for the Art Group 75 exhibit.

On show until May 2, Art Group 75 is a group of seniors who get together to share a passion for painting.

“Art Group 75 is a seniors’ painting group that exhibits with us annually,” said Linda Holmes, president of the arts council.

“This reception will recognize both their value in the artistic community and also celebrate arts and culture week.

“We thank ArtsBC and the province of British Columbia for their support for this event.”

This week, communities across B.C. are putting the spotlight on the contribution arts and culture make to learning and life.

“Arts and Cultural Week is an opportunity to showcase a unique Cranbrook art group and celebrate their achievements.  As Cranbrook has a large population of retirees, it is important to include them in this week’s celebration and show that there is a vibrancy to this sector, and to showcase how they live their lives and pursue fun and dreams,” said Holmes.

An opening reception for Art Group 75 will be held Thursday, April 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at arts council HQ, #104, 135 – 10th Avenue South, Cranbrook.