Based on the popularity of our Meeting of the Creative Minds event last month, we decided to create an online social forum for our creative community. The Crowsnest Pass Creative Minds page is a virtual meeting place for creative-thinkers, visual artists, musicians, writers and ambassadors of the arts. Connecting our creative community means a greater artistic presence, a network of people capable of taking on creative projects and events, and a bulletin board for ideas and communication. Find us here and join in on the conversation!
Graffiti of the knitted variety is both strange and delightfully surprising – you don’t expect to see grandma’s crocheted blankets wrapped around bicycles, trees and park benches. Anything can be knitted or crocheted and is fair game for a yarn bombing.
So why do them? To draw attention to something, to warm up a cold and unfriendly space with that warm knitted touch, to bring colour to a space, to metaphorically wrap a space with an afghan hug....which is what we would like to do as a group of creatives in the Crowsnest Pass.
It’s a fun and friendly way to let our community know how much we love it! Yarn bombing is a temporary public installation. It will be deconstructed it a week or two later.
Here’s what you can do: start looking for afghans (the more colourful, the better), get yourself a large blunt darning needle, and meet us at the Artists’ Collective Studio at 2 pm, Sunday, October 25. Dress for the weather! We will celebrate with the traditional blueberry tea, post bomb.
*FREE*~*ARTIST*~*TALK*~! The Artist Collective Studio is hosting "Art in the Public Realm" with guest speaker/artist, Barbara Amos. She'll be presenting inspiration, images & ideas geared toward empowering our locals to make public art a reality for our small communities. Mark your calendars (and please RSVP).
Have you met Edmonton artist, Justina Smith?! She frequents the CNP (you may have seen her work at the CNP Gallery & Stones Throw). She is a prolific painter, designer, & traveler - she also happens to be one of those inspiring people you just want to sit down for coffee with ;) Justina is coming back to the Pass in November and will be teaching a one-day workshop at the Artist Collective Studio ~ this is gonna be good! See the poster for the full scoop.
OK Blog - let's do this! As our first post, I thought I'd go back in time and catch you up on the studio events so far. A little history on what we've gotten ourselves into! Our first event was, of course, our Grand Opening Party full of friends, food, and toasts to our new adventure. Since then we've hosted figure drawing evenings, a kombucha-making clinic, a women's empowerment workshop, kids art classes, a Meeting of the Creative Minds to connect our creative community, a totally free collage workshop, more figure drawing evenings, and more creative workshops. Our manpower consists of our resident artists - we create, we organize, we make it happen! And we invite you to join us :) Keep it creative ~Nichole
The Artist Collective Studio is a unique artists’ studio and collaborative workspace located in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada.