The Renaissance Man
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo da Vinci
The opening day of the 17th Annual Arts & Culture Week is Leonoardo da Vinci’s birthday born on April 15, 1452. Most will remember his work because of the famous “Mona Lisa” or the “Last Supper” painting.
“Born on April 15, 1452, in Vinci, Italy, Leonardo da Vinci was the epitome of a “Renaissance man.” Possessor of a curious mind and keen intellect, da Vinci studied the laws of science and nature, which greatly informed his work as a painter, sculptor, architect, inventor, military engineer and draftsman. His ideas and body of work—which includes “Virgin of the Rocks,” “The Last Supper” and “Mona Lisa”—have influenced countless artists and made da Vinci a leading light of the Italian Renaissance. A&E Television Networks
Please join us as 43 artists presenting up to 75 pieces have entered their best work. We have many talented artists throughout the Boundary area, some who will be showing their work for the first time in a large gallery. The exhibition will open Friday, April 15th to Saturday, April 30th. A reception will be held at gallery 2 on Saturday, April 23rd from 1-3pm. Come meet the artists and enjoy some refreshments. Hosted by Boundary District Arts Council and Gallery 2
“The history of this event goes back to June 1979 called ‘Spring Thing’ when the Grand Forks Arts Society had a display in conjunction with Canada Week. In March 1981 it continued in Perley School as the ‘Spring Arts Festival’ along with an evening concert. In May ‘84 ‘Spring Thing’ was expanded and held in the Boundary Mall with over 200 displays. This encouraged the Society to hold Spring Thing events in the Art Gallery in 1985, 1986 and 1987 but due to a lack of a coordinator and funding the last one was held in 1991.
In 1999 the Assembly of BC Arts Councils announced they would help fund local Arts Councils if they participated in an Arts Week during their specified time, the last week in April. The Grand Forks Arts Council with the help from the Grand Forks Art Gallery revived the event and has continued annually with changes in names and buildings.” Erna Gobbett
A Gala Performance of BDAC musicians and dancers will be held on Thursday, April 21st in the Grand Forks Secondary School auditorium.
We are inviting everyone to participate, enjoy and celebrate the ‘ARTS’ in Learning and in Life.