Rossland residents are invited to participate in the Columbia Basin Craft Symposium to be held Oct. 25-27 in Nelson.
This event will focus on the professional development of contemporary craft artists with a variety of workshops, discussions and presentations by some of the most influential artists in the field of craft today.
This weekend-long symposium will touch upon many aspects that contemporary craft faces today: creativity; sustainability; globalization; technology; and business issues such as marketing, pricing and social media.
The symposium is an opportunity for Columbia Basin residents who are in a creative field to learn, share and get feedback from artists across the country who are visionaries in their respective fields.
There is also an opportunity to sign up for individual portfolio reviews and to have your work photographed by a professional photographer.
The keynote speaker will be Greg Payce: artist, potter, and winner of the 2013 Saidye Bronfman Award (Canada’s foremost distinction for excellence in the fine crafts).
Payce has been making ceramics for over 35 years. He has exhibited and given numerous lectures, workshops, and presentations on his practice, both in Canada and internationally.
Registration for this event will open in early October and space is limited. Travel subsidies will be available for the weekend event of Oct. 25-27 for residents of the Columbia Basin who live further away from Nelson.
For more information visit www.columbiabasincraftsymposium.com or contact the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council at 250-352-2421 or toll free at 1-800-850-2787.