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The Allied Arts Council of Pincher Creek and The Pincher Creek Municipal Library invite the children and youth in our community to creatively illustrate what culture means and looks like to them.

 

As part of Alberta Culture Days 2021 The Allied Arts Council of Pincher Creek & The Pincher Creek Municipal Library will be sharing the creative perspectives of the younger generation of our community with an online and in person event, Illustrating Our Culture- Through Our Children’s Eyes. We invite children and youth to creatively share their family traditions, cultural values and stories creatively in any medium they choose. (Visual Art, digital art, video, audio, literary works and other forms of storytelling are all examples of possible submissions).

 

The Illustrating Our Culture project is one that will grow yearly, with the goal of giving the children in our community the opportunity to see themselves in the artwork that fills their local library and to learn and reflect upon the rich cultures of others in a creative, inclusive way.

 

All physical artwork will be displayed at the Pincher Creek Municipal Library for a special exhibit on September 23rd and 24th. Submissions will also be digitally displayed online at www.thelebel.ca and remain online year round.

 

Submission Deadline: Saturday, September 11th, 2021

 

Event Date: Thursday and Friday September 23rd & 24th, 2021

 

Time: Available for viewing during regular library hours of 10-5pm

 

Location: In person at Pincher Creek Municipal Library & online at www.thelebel.ca

 

Additional details: 2021 Physical Submissions may be dropped off at The Allied Arts Council of Pincher Creek Wednesday -Friday 10-5pm & Saturday 12-4pm. Digital submissions may be sent to lebel.programs@gmail.com

 

Illustrating Our Culture- Through Our Children’s Eyes is part of the celebrations occurring throughout the province during Alberta Culture Days 2021. Alberta Culture Days, September 1st- 30th, is about discovering, experiencing and celebrating our unique blend of peoples and passions, and the importance of culture to a healthy and vibrant province.

This project is funded by The Alberta Culture Days Grant Program. To learn more, visit www.AlbertaCultureDays.ca  

Need Some Ideas?

We know sometimes it's hard to get started on a creative project- so we have come up with a few prompts that you can use to help get you started thinking about what Culture means to you and how you would like to share and express it! 

  • What are some special events you celebrate in your home with your family?

    • Is there a history behind these celebrations?​

  • Does your family create their own traditions?
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  • What do you look forward to in the year? 

    • Does this relate to a certain time of year or follow a timeline that isn't marked on the calendar?​

  • What language do you speak at home?

    • Do you or anyone in your family speak more than one language? ​

  • What is your favourite holiday? 

    • What do you enjoy the most about this holiday?​

  • Do you celebrate a part of your culture that your family has brought from another part of the world? 

    • If so, how do you keep a tradition alive in your home in a new place? ​

  • What would you like to teach others about your traditions? 

  • Can you think back to an experience that you've had that allowed you to experience a different cultural event? 

    • What do you remember about that day? ​