Last summer, 14 artists from across Canada travelled to the Muskwa-Kechika in the northern Rockies to take part in the first Muskwa-Kechika Artist Exploration Camp. On Friday February 9th, an art exhibition displaying work inspired by the camp will open at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery. From sculptures to video art, poetry to paintings, this is an exhibit not to be missed. The evening event will also acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the Canada Council for the Arts, a supporter of the Muskwa-Kechika Art Camp as well as a long time supporter of the Writing on the Ridge Reading Series. Since its inception in 2000, the Writing on the Ridge Readings Series has hosted 50 author readings in communities throughout the Peace Liard region – that?s one reading for every year the Canada Council for the Arts has been around! Geneviève Landreville, Special Events Coordinator with the Canada Council for the Arts, will be travelling from Ottawa to take part in the celebrations. So be sure to come out on February 9th and enjoy the wonderful work of the Muskwa-Kechika artists and a slice or two of cake in celebration of the Canada Council for the Arts and its valuable support to arts and culture in northern BC. The festivities kick off at 7 pm. Support for the Muskwa-Kechika Artist Exploration Camp was also generously provided by Arts Now, the Northern Lights College Foundation, the Peace Liard Regional Arts Council, the Chetwynd Environmental Society and the Dawson Creek Art Gallery.
In 2007, the Canada Council for the Arts dedicates its 50th anniversary to Canadian artists past, present and future. Our lives, our communities, our country and the world are enriched by their creativity.