Westport’s Own Sesquicentennial Competition – Create the Westport Brand!
Canada is turning 150 in 2017 and Westport is planning events all year. And we want to make this our own, home grown celebration including our own 150th Branding – something that is unique to Westport.
The Mayor’s Sesquicentennial Task Force is holding a competition open to everyone, young and old, groups and individuals, school children, to create a brand that captures the uniqueness of Westport – our traditions, personality, geography, etc – as we celebrate Canada’s 150th.
Your entry must be suitable to be displayed in a variety of medium – i.e. paper, cloth, electronic and must include the Canada sesquicentennial flag somewhere in the design.
The deadline for submission is Friday, October 28 @ 4:00 p.m. and all entries become property of the Village. Entries can be dropped off at Town Hall or emailed to Niki Bresse – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judging will occur on November 1 by a panel of judges selected from the Mayor’s Sesquicentennial Task Force.
The Prize? – the Pride of recognition and having your design displayed throughout 2017.
Sand Lake Beach ▪ 4 July 2015 ▪ 10am-4pm
You are invited to participate in a new invitational juried art show, Art by the Lake. The show will take place at the Lions Club beach house by Sand Lake. The show will feature artists from the Westport and the surrounding areas.
The festivities will begin Friday evening with an indoor Gallery and Meet the Artist show in the beach house by invitation only. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served while enjoying entertainment by local musicians. We will also be featuring a silent art auction with the proceeds going to art in our local schools and Art by the Lake.
Our beautiful venue, Sand Lake.
The event will continue on Saturday with each artist setting up their individual white tents and exhibiting a larger selection of their work on the beach grounds of Sand Lake. Music will also be performed throughout the day by Westport area performing artists. Visitors will have an opportunity to meet and purchase art directly from the artists on Friday evening as well as throughout the day Saturday.
This show will truly be an event that highlights and accentuates the ARTS in WESTPORT and AREA. The backdrop of Sand Lake will serve as a reminder of the splendour of nature found in our area.
For more information, please visit ArtByTheLakeWestport.ca.
Thanks to our sponsors:
Totem Poles at Rideau Vista Public School
464 slabs of clay, 116 young artists, 8 totem poles
There is a new art installation at Rideau Vista Public School, actually there are 7. Guided by local artist Diane Black, the seven totem poles are the collective creativity of all 116 students at Rideau Vista.
Black spent the last week of May working directly with each selected class, from kindergarten all the way to the grade five students. Explaining the importance of the totem pole in Canadian history, the student were then invited to think about what symbols would best represent them on a totem pole.
Each student was then given four slabs of wet clay to carve out their chosen totems. Many students chosen family, sports, and nature symbols. When all four pieces of clay were designed, Black helped the students assemble the individual pieces together to form a box shape with no top or bottom.
Black collected all the carved clay boxes and took them home with her to dry. After firing all 116 pieces in her kiln, Black returned to Rideau Vista to slide each piece on seven 4×4 wooden posts, one post for each class.
Just before the end of the year, Black will return to the school and disassemble the clay totem poles so each student can take their piece home with them.