There’s no doubt most people have been spending a lot more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and surely some folks have been more artistic while in isolation.
The Chilliwack Museum and Archives is now looking for artwork from some of those creative people, including children, for an upcoming display.
The Creative in Quarantine exhibition will feature “imaginative works that the community of Chilliwack created at home during the COVID-19 economic shutdown,” the museum said in a press release.
“During the pandemic, creativity has been flourishing at home, often as a method of expressing how we feel in these unprecedented times,” said Sarah Belley, education and engagement co-ordinator with the Chilliwack Museum. “Our goal is to bring multiple demographics of our community together to highlight the talent and experiences of Chilliwack.”
The three-month-long show will open on Sept. 25, 2020 to coincide with Culture Days, a national celebration of arts, culture, and heritage.
This year’s Culture Days theme, Unexpected Intersections, is meant to encourage creative and outside-the-box thinking to reveal new avenues of discovery, learning, and expression.
There are minimal specifications on what can be submitted and there is no age requirement. There is no limit to how many pieces can be submitted, however, the number of pieces displayed will be dependent on total submission and display space.
Submissions may be of any medium including, but not limited to: crochet, textiles, polymer clay, ceramics, felting, paint, drawing etc. Wall mounted submissions must be submitted in a frame with a hanging mechanism.
Submissions are being accepted at the Chilliwack Museum from Sept. 8 to Sept. 18 and must be accompanied by a submission form, which can be picked up at the museum or printed ahead of time from chilliwackmuseum.ca.
Creative in Quarantine runs from Sept. 25, 2020 to Dec. 23.