The Fort St. John Community Arts Council is currently renting a new space, called ArtsPost Too (10320 94 Ave), that we are working on getting up and running this summer. We are in need of volunteers to help with painting and general clean up of the building. If you are interested in getting involved/voluteering, please call 787-2781 or email email@example.com for more information.
PROGRESSING BUT NOT DONE YET....UPDATE ON JULY 14 WORK BEE
Saturday went very well at the Artspost Too. We cleaned all the walls and filled many of the holes. BUT we did not get to the painting. So, EVERYONE, please take note that this Saturday, July 21 will be painting day and we need many people to help paint. We can do it in one day if we get lots of help. Home Hardware has donated 15 gallons of paint (vanilla sugar, now there is a name for paint colour) so we hope this is enough to do the job. We start at 8:30am and we have many rollers and paint brushes. Please ask your friends, relatives and co-workers to spare a few hours of volunteer time. We can even put children to work. Thanks for your help.
Last Saturday, we realized that the washing prior to painting would take longer than anticipated. Louise Framst and James and Rosemary Landry of the Potters washed walls. Alice Daoust, Amber Polson and Annette from the Belly Dance Group took turns washing walls at the higher level thanks to the electrical lift from the School District. Dennis Szalai of Stage North transported the lift for us on Friday. Mary Telford, also of Stage North, helped clean walls and removing staples from the walls. Lisa Bush, Arts Council President, spent lots of time patching the holes in the walls and removing staples. Sue Popesku supervised the entire operation and did a bit of work too. Ladders have been supplied by the Clemens and the Popeskus. We worked from 8:30am to 2pm and decided that was enough for the day.
Dean May, the owner, came by and started to replace the weather stripping on the garage doors. He will be having the parking lot paved and we hope to find 3 or 4 huge rocks to deter neighbourhood traffic from cutting through the property instead of going to the corner.
If we can get all the work done this weekend, the potters will be able to set up their studio in August. September begins a whole new season for all arts groups and the potters will be able to start serious pottery classes.