Friday, April 12, 2013

April and May Events

As spring is slowly but surely arriving, the Museum has a few events on the go for the months of April and May:

Val Palmer is our Artist of the Peace for April! Come enjoy her selection of her etchings and drawings.

CIBC celebrates 100 years of continuous operation in the Town of Peace River this year. Until April 27, the Museum has a small exhibit in our foyer featuring a model of the first incarnation of the CIBC building, it's log cabin home from 1913.

Thursday, April 18: This month's travelog will feature select countries in the continent of Africa with Larry and Jeanette Kaytor. It will be at 7 pm at the Library.

Friday, April 19‘A retrospective of Art in the Peace’ – in this exhibit, the Museum and Peace of Art (formally known as the Peace River Art Club)  have collaborated to celebrate the club’s 25th anniversary. Works featured include some very early ones, right up to contemporary pieces. You can meet many of the artists whose works are on display and enjoy the incredible variety of art that makes up this exhibit during the opening reception on April 19th from 6:30 - 8 pm.
'A Retrospective of Art in the Peace'

PEACE Project students will be displaying artwork for during the month of May, coordinated by Sue Johnson.

Saturday, May 11: Culture Trail - Explore the art on exhibit in Peace River, Berwyn and Grimshaw through a self-driving tour of galleries, shops and museums. Car pooling is encouraged, as we travel to several locations to view the art and enjoy refreshments. Check back on our blog for more information as we get closer to this artistically inspired tour.

Thursday, May 16: The last Travel series will be held May 16th at the Library, 7pm, with traveller Pauline Spinney and her trip to China.

Monday, May 27: Lucie Heins from the Royal Alberta Museum will be set up at the Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre to photograph and document local quilts and quilters for the Quilt Index project ( between 1 and 4:30pm. She would like quilters to bring their quilts for this documentation. Lucie will present a public session “Quilts and the Settlement of Canada” the same evening from 7-8pm at the Museum.

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