A few months ago, an idea for celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday was born. We are now a growing working group of volunteers and we are pleased to present our vision of our proposed project: A FULL PLATE. Our goal is to bring awareness to and to document the diversity and contribution of our local agriculture expressed through the arts.
Throughout 2017 from Yahk to Riondel we will help to bring together growers and producers with artists from many media. The resulting collaboration projects will be shared through a variety of media, social media, venues, events and local publications.
A FULL PLATE was the name chosen to acknowledge the bounty and diversity of food culture that we enjoy throughout our region. Bringing the arts and agriculture together is an opportunity to reveal our stories and make new connections especially with the growing interest in food security.
We picture a year long panorama to capture the seasons, the processes, the joys and challenges of growing food in our region. We hope people will be inspired to create videos, writings, music, installations, visual arts, performances, personal projects or public events.
Brenda Brucker, Maureen Cameron, Audrey Orosz, Joanna Wilson, Lou Knafla (Museum Rep), Frank Goodsir, Carmen Ditzler, Richard Murray, Brenna Murray.
To celebrate Canada 150, from Yahk to Riondel, A Full Plate will create the opportunity for agriculture and the arts to come together to celebrate the diverse cultures, geographies, ages and lifestyles of our region. This project will bring full season awareness about how food is produced.
Over the course of 2017, A Full Plate will celebrate being Canadian by encouraging artists and food producers to collaborate, create, nurture and spark projects and events that bring awareness to food and agriculture.
Organize Volunteers to help promote and aggregate Agriculture and artistic treasures of the Creston Valley
Create a website and social media presence to act as a home base for events and ideas.
Providing promotional support through networking and advertising.
Creating spaces where people can contribute and connect across regional and cultural diversity.
The end of 2017 marks the end of Canada's 150th, but agriculture and art continue to thrive.
2nd Wednesday of each month
This book club delves into the whys and hows of local sustainable food on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7pm in the library. Each month the club chooses a non-fiction locavore book to read and discuss.
April 14th and May 6th 9am-1pm
Cook St next to the Visitor Centre
Come visit us at the Full Plate Booth. https://www.crestonvalleyfarmersmarket.ca
April 22 and 23rd
Fields Forward is excited to welcome Bill and Laticia Chapman to our region for a two day workshop offering experience and technical support on how to improve crop production by creating healthy soil conditions
May 1-3 from 9am-5pm. May 4th from 9am-4pm
Creston Room, Community Complex.
Theme: Farms, Fields and Food
Artists Call for Entries: firstname.lastname@example.org... More info
May 13th 11-3
Dan McMurray Community Seed Bank will be selling heirloom and popular varieties of tomatoes, peppers, herbs, perennial flowers and a few surprises. Proceeds to the Seed Bank. Come early for the best selection.
What inspires you as an artist in any medium, or a food sector producer/grower as you check out these panels to tell a story about Life as a Canadian here in Creston..memories, family stories, experiences as a grower, the beauty, diversity, abundance, challenges? Contact Us if you have an idea, if you want to work with an artist or a grower to tell your story. Full Plate is a year long project to celebrate and bring awareness to our Food and Culture sector:
Thanks to Tammy Bradford of the Creston Museum for putting these together.
We're a museum that reflects the history of local agriculture.
You're an artist who has created something inspired by local agri-culture.
In conjuction with A FULL PLATE Canada 150 this is an invitation to artists to help celebrate and bring awareness to the diversity and bounty of agri-culture during 2017.
You want to show your work to the public. We have display space.
Seriously, is this a perfect match or what?
The Creston Museum is hosting an Art Meets Agriculture exhibit this summer.
It starts with half a dozen panels highlighting significant developments in local agricultural history, hung on the walls of an otherwise-empty room. Add in an eclectic mix of work from local artists, all revolving around the local-agriculture theme. Finally, put a table filled with art and craft supplies in the middle of the room and invite Museum visitors to add to the exhibit.
What could be more fun than that?
If you would like your work to be part of Art Meets Agriculture, here's what you need to know:
These events need you to participate
Focus on Youth and Creston Valley Arts Council 2017 Art Show Farms, Fields and Food
The Creston Valley Arts Council, in conjunction with Focus on Youth hosts an annual Art show in the first week of May at the Creston and District Recreation Complex 312 19 Ave N, Creston, BC.
This year's show is May 1st through May 4th and we are pleased to be celebrating Canada 150 through bringing awareness to the agricultural sector through our theme of Farms, Fields and Food.
Artists from Yahk to Riondel are invited submit artwork ( paintings, photos, textiles, fibres, sculptures, handcrafted tools or machinery, etc). This show is A Full Plate event and work should fit our theme of Farms,Fields and Food. Number of entries may be restricted dependent on the response.
Set up will be on Sunday, April 30 at 1:00 and take down is on Thursday, May 4 at 4:00
For further information please contact
Brenda Brucker. email@example.com
Audrey Orosz firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a skill? Have an Idea?
Reflecting on or depicting any aspect of the agriculture/food sector in the Creston Valley from Yahk to Riondel: Farm, Orchard, Market Gardening, Family Stories. Seasons, Art films, This can be footage you already have taken or something you are interested in doing to bring awareness to our local Agri-Culture. Share your passion and stories.
Send us a message at email@example.com with your interest, questions and for further information. Open timeframe
April and throughout the summer to mid September Creston Museum Opening and ongoing Exhibit 'Art Meets Agriculture' go to: http://www.crestonmuseum.ca/art-meets-agriculture for details Artists Call for Entries before April 27 and ongoing during summer to September.
We are very pleased to announce that the BC Association of Farmers' Markets has given two amazing awards to our Farmer's Market! The Market has been named 2016 Market of the Year for medium-sized markets, and Jen Comer has been awarded Market Manager of the Year!
Congratulations and many thanks to Jen! Our market is a wonderful place to shop local and contributes a huge amount to our local economy and culture, in great part because of her wonderful work and energy! Thank you to the supporters and vendors too!
This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada's 150th, a collaboration between A Full Plate, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.
Cette initiative est rendue possible gràce au Fonds communautaire pour le 150e anniversaire du Canada, qui est une collaboration entre A Full Plate, les fondations communautaires canadiennes, le gouvernement du Canada et des leaders extraordinaires de l'Atlantique au Pacifique à l'Arctique.