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.
May 1-3 from 9am-5pm. May 4th from 9am-4pm
Creston Room, Community Complex.
Theme: Farms, Fields and Food
Artists Call for Entries: email@example.com
March 31-April 1
Wynndel Hall www.kootenayfibrefest.com mini workshops, vendors, demos and more. Sign up early for the mini workshops.
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
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.
These events need you to participate
Friday March 24 - Doors at 6:30
If you are interested in readin your favourite poetry (your own or others), please register by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 250-428-4141
Have a skill? Have an Idea?
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.