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THE COWRIE and WHARF STREET BANNER PROJECT
The Cowrie Street Banner Project began in 1994 as a joint venture between the Sechelt Chamber of Commerce and the Sunshine Coast Arts Council. Every fall, students are asked to submit designs for the banners, which are then hung on Cowrie Street the following spring. In approximately 2003, the priorities of the Chamber of Commerce changed, and the project is now sponsored entirely by the Sunshine Coast Arts Council. In 2007 more banners were added to include Wharf Street.
After the theme for the current year is chosen, elementary school students are asked to submit a design on a 4.25 x 11 sheet of paper.
After all the entries are received, they are put on exhibition in the gallery of the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre for three weeks, in conjunction with the Young Artists Awards exhibition. A committee selects the 19 finalists, and those selected are honoured at an awards ceremony on the final day of the exhibition. They are presented with a certificate of appreciation and a T-shirt.
Each of the chosen designs is then projected and traced, and hand painted onto a 6-foot length of fabric by volunteer artists, being careful to match the original paint colours, and replicate the young artist's designs as carefully as possible. About 150 hours goes into this part of the project.
The following spring, the district of Sechelt's Engineering Department hangs the completed banners from the light posts on Cowrie Street for the summer months.
Theme for 2013 is Work and Play in the Woods
and will be held in conjunction with the Young Artists Exhibition
November 28 to December 16 2012
Reception for the selected banner artists
Sunday, December 16, 1:00 p.m.
at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt.
We also have a wonderful volunteer opportunity for adults to participate in this project. Please join us in painting these colourful banners. The studio at the Arts Centre is reserved for this purpose the first 2 weeks of January. Be part of putting the selected banners up on the streets of Sechelt next spring.
Questions? 604 885 5412 or email@example.com
YOUNG ARTISTS AWARDS AND EXHIBITION
Young Artists Awards and Exhibition features young artists who are working on their art independently of school. They are open to aged 5 – 18 and love to be creative at home. The Young Artists Awards are judged by a panel of working artists who feel passionate about encouraging creativity in young people Gift cards for art supplies are supplied for selected works in 4 age categories
Ages 5-8: Chime Peterson, Brianna Yellowley, Maren Yellowley,
Abby Sparrow, Gravity Guignard, Clara Dyson.
Ages 9-12: Jonah and Niyah Peterson, Makayla Nelson, Isaac Oka, Asha Wareham
Ages 13-15: Zoey Schutz
Ages 16-18: Elora Peterson
for recipients of the Spring 2008 awards,