PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE

MARCH
Brings Creative Opportunites

MARCH 2021

The month of March brings warmer weather, crocuses and daffodils to bloom, more fresh air walks with our loved ones, and creativity of our minds awakening. Just in time for annual visual arts competitions.

Surrey Art Gallery and Arts Council of Surrey (ACS) are calling for artists to enter ARTS 2021, the annual juried competition of visual art. Be sure to check inside front cover for Arts 2021 call to entry poster. Accepted artists will be featured both online and artwork will be displayed at the Surrey Arts Gallery exhibition, running from June 5 – August 29. Deadline for entry is Friday May 7 at 1pm. Entry form will be posted on www.artscouncilofsurrey.ca, or you can contact us by email at info@artscouncilofsurrey.ca .

We are happy that the Surrey Festival of Dance will be returning this year and will be a virtual event which will be happening from April 7 to 28.

We welcome you to join us in the ACS GALLERY located in the Newton Cultural Centre [by appointment only] to view our March exhibition ‘Through Our Lenses’ by the Surrey Photography Club [SPC]. You can also view this exhibition virtually at artscouncilofsurrey.ca. Our popular ACS GALLERY TALKS © with members of SPC goes online March 12th. ‘JUST…BAGS’ ACS Juried show entry deadline is extended until Friday March 20th, 2pm.

We invite you to attend this year’s zoom ACS Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, March 23, 7:00pm. You will need to register by March 19th if you wish to attend. We will be presenting ACS grants and awards.

Other notable March dates to remember are: International Women’s Day [8], Crafts Month, Daylight Savings [14] World Poetry Day [21] and World Theatre Day [27]. Green is the new black for the month of March; remember to sport your green attire on March 17th for St. Patrick’s Day and again for the Spring Equinox on March 20th.

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