Art show and workshops encompass Alberta Culture Days

After receiving a grant for Alberta Culture Days, the Ponoka Municipal Library is stepping up its activities and celebrations on offer.

After receiving a grant for Alberta Culture Days, the Ponoka Jubilee [corrected] Library is stepping up its activities and celebrations on offer.

“This year the library was awarded $500 [corrected] to put on the events and pay for the artists,” said library manager David Tremblay.

From 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, the library is offering the Thru My Eyes Art Exhibition and Sale, featuring three artists from central Alberta and interactive art classes.

An art demonstration, copic marker workshop and polymer clay workshop are all offered free from 1 to 2:20 p.m on the same day. “It takes place right in the library,” said Tremblay.

There are only ten available spots per workshop and those wishing to register are encouraged to visit, call, email or fax Tremblay at the library. However, participants must be a minimum of 12 years old.

Sheldon Wheatly of Ponoka, Deborah Torrance of Sylvan Lake and Wilson Harrowby of Red Deer were offered to share their talent as part of Alberta Culture Days after Wheatly contacted Tremblay about holding a show at the library.

“Basically these are artists which are identified as having special needs,” said Tremblay.

“They wanted it to be a kind of showcase for the community . . . I think it’s a good way to put them forward and show off their talents,” he added.

Correction: In the Sept. 24 issue of Ponoka News, the story titled “Art show and workshops encompass Alberta Culture Days” on page 26 states the Ponoka Municipal Library was given a $5,100 grant for Alberta Culture Days. However, the grant was $500 and given to the Ponoka Jubilee Library. We apologize for the error.