For 10 days in June, the Glacier Grannies are proud to host a multi-media touring art show, produced by the Royal City GoGo’s of New Westminster.
The 40 juried pieces have been created by artists in the Comox Valley, elsewhere in Canada, the USA and Europe.
This multi-media show illustrates the small triumphs and moments of hope in the lives of African grandmothers and their grandchildren which light the way to victory over the AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa.
On June 13 from 7 to 9 p.m., the community is welcome to attend the opening reception at the Muir Gallery at 440 Anderton Ave. in Courtenay. The gallery will be open daily from June 14 to 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission by donation.
All donations are forwarded to the Grandmothers’ Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation which funds grassroots projects in Africa.
June 15 will be a festive day of art, food and exercise as the Glacier Grannies combine with other grandmother groups across Canada in a national walk, Stride to Turn the Tide of HIV/AIDS. As the walkers return, lunch will be served by the Merville Grand Mothers.
The public is welcome to attend either of these events. Participation in the walk will be by donation, and all food and drink items will be individually priced for take-out or eat-in.
10 a.m. — Registration, coffee and scones, Evergreen Lounge, Filberg Centre.
10:30 a.m. — Walk starts at Courtenay Riverside Park.
11:30 a.m. — Lunch, Evergreen Lounge, Filberg Centre.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Art exhibit, Muir Gallery.
June 19, 2 to 4 p.m. — Stories Told in Textiles will feature local artists as they talk about the inspiration behind their pieces.
Heartfelt thanks go to our sponsors Mason Walker Real Estate, for covering transportation costs and gallery rental, and to Daryl Robbins, CGA for providing assistance with the walk.
Come and meet them as well as some of the artists and Grannies at the opening reception on the evening of June 13 and view what has been described as beautiful and thought-provoking.
For more information go to www.glaciergrannies.org and click on Events, or phone Maybeth Hoagland at 250-339-5597.
— Glacier Grannies