Campbell River Art Gallery
Contact: Manon Staiger (250-287-2261)
Next Art Trading Card Event - Thursday, February 26th from 7-8pm
Come down to the Campbell River Art Gallery on February 26th and join a group of people who love to make and trade “art cards”. What’s it all about? This is a fun, social and creative program that meets on a Thursday of every third month to swap trading cards. The only difference between these and sports trading cards is that you create your own homemade 2 ½ x 3 ½ inch trading card. Your cards can be painted, collaged, mixed media, photographs, three dimensional shapes, or found objects. There are no rules. It's up to you what you want to make. Sign the back as you would any art work and add contact info if you wish. Bring along about 20 cards to trade on a one-to-one basis with other participants. Artist trading cards are unique in that they cannot be sold only traded. People are trading them worldwide. Drop in to see what the fun is all about. All ages are encouraged to participate.
Back in 2002, the Campbell River Art Gallery was the first location in British Columbia to start the art trading card program. Originally, the concept was started in 1996 in Zurich, Switzerland . The first Canadian artist trading card session, lead by Chuck Stake (aka artist Don Mabie), took place at The New Gallery in Calgary, followed by sessions at the Alberta College of Art and Design. His partner, Wendy Toogood, introduced the program during her exhibition at the Campbell River Art Gallery and our Art Trading Card program began. Come out for the next event on Thursday, February 26th from 7-8pm and see what the fun is all about. The Gallery is located at 1235 Shoppers Row (same building as the Visitor Info Centre). For more info call 250-287-2261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
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