60 submissions, only 10 chosen

Original artwork for book by TOSH artists-in-residence is for sale

A new children’s book containing art work by local residents and stories selected from an online contest will be presented at The Old School House Arts Centre Wednesday, Nov. 21.

The book is called The Memory Shop and was conceived by artists Jody Schneider and Patricia Carroll as an opportunity for writers and artists to collaborate and generate an original book for children with a strong local focus, complete with a range of contemporary artistic interpretations. The 10 stories in the book were selected from nearly 60 submissions to a contest run by David Fraser of Ascent Aspirations Publishing. The artwork for each story was created by artists in residence at TOSH.

All profits for the book will go back to TOSH. At the book launch on Wednesday, some of the authors will read excerpts from the book and the original artwork will be available to purchase. The launch takes place at 2 p.m.

The original paintings will be shown for sale at the gallery until Dec. 3. For more information visit www.theoldschoolhouse.org or call 250-752-6133.

 

— NEWS Staff