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Artist Trading Cards to Celebrate Persons' Day

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Old Hastings Mill Store Museum

1575 Alma Street

Vancouver, BC V6R 3P3

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Make Your Mark – Claim Your Place

Celebrate Persons Day at the Old Hastings Mill Store Museum.

On October 18, 1929, women were proclaimed as “persons” and therefore able to vote in Canada.

Learn about the suffragette interest of the Native Daughters of BC and make one or more Artist Trading cards to mark the day.

The Museum will provide a talk about the material in the archives related to women’s voting rights and some photocopies of memorabilia—newspaper clippings, photos etc—related to the theme.

Artist Trading Cards are 2.5 x 3.5 inch cards created for trading. Any medium can be used.

You always trade one for one, and never for money.

Everyone signs, dates and notes the location where it was created on the back.

A one-hour workshop to create Artist Trading Cards (ATC) using collage, markers and pencil crayons.

The introduction will start promptly at 1pm. As space (and time) is limited, only those there promptly may be able to get a seat and join us, so do please get there a bit early.

The theme is: Women as Persons – but, really, anything goes where ATCs are involved.

Mary Bennett is a mixed-media artist, a regular part of the Westside Art Walk (Artists in Our Midst). She has a degree in Art Education and loves inspiring people who are afraid to make art, to just try it out. She has long been interested in engaging people of all ages in making art and sharing it. Lots of materials will be provided.

She (as well as some of the Kitsilano Artist Trading Card group) will bring some ATCs around the theme of women. So trades can happen. You never have to trade, but if you want to, we're ready.

Following the one-hour workshop, there will be a trade session and drop-in time to continue making cards.

More including some examples at: marybennett.net/atc

Note: It’s recommended you don’t spend more than 15 minutes on one ATC – the idea is to create something to trade and we don’t want you to get attached to your art piece.

That said, it’s OK to have ATCs that are not for trade, whether your own or special ones that were traded with you.

Mary received a neighbourhood small grant this year from Vancouver Foundation and Kits House and hopes we will collectively start a regular ATC group in Kitsilano. We have a facebook group and email group. If you want to be part of it, after you attend an event, just ask.

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1575 Alma Street

Vancouver, BC V6R 3P3

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