Arts Whistler’s Art on the Lake workshops have been tapping into artists who work in lesser-known mediums this season. Take Nina Moore for example. The body paint artist (and local teacher) recently travelled to Austria where she competed in the World Body Painting Festival. Out of a pool of 240 artists from 40 countries, she came in 10th place on one day of the three-day competition and 18th overall.
The Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council (SSISC) has been on the lookout recently for a menacing invader. This summer, the organization received funding from the Ministry of the Environment to take part in a province-wide initiative to ensure that invasive mussels haven’t been transported into local lakes. The organization has been surveying Alta, Alpha, Nita and Lost Lakes as well as Anderson Lake and, potentially, One Mile Lake if timing allows.
Some of the athletes competing in this year’s Dirt Diaries might have spread the work of shooting a short film over two months, but organizer Jill Young suspects that many let panic fuel their creativity. “The really prepared ones take the two months and take advantage of it. The rest let July hit and maybe get into panic mode a bit. Sometimes that’s where the best ideas come from,” Young said. In their defence, “they all have other jobs and are filming other projects,” she added.
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Selecting a term
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