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Raku benefit for Port Moody Arts Centre

Sylvia making beautiful flowers for Raku-U!


Sashay down to the
Port Moody Arts Centre this Sunday to take part in Raku-U, part of Art 4 U Day at the Port Moody Festival of the Arts 2012! Visit the City of the Arts to take part in a fun event for your whole family…. Artists have been hard at work making things for you! Choose your pieces, pay a small amount, decorate your artwork and watch it be fired in a dramatic outdoor kiln firing. Think creativity and come join others in downtown Port Moody!


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Raku-U at Art 4 U Day

Port Moody Arts Centre

Sunday, September 23rd

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

2425 St. Johns Street
(corner of St. Johns and Kyle Streets)
Port Moody, BC

 

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Lily made some fun fish for you!


Otto showed me the zippy VW bugs he made for Raku-U!

There will be giraffes and other animals made by Gary!

 


 

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Raku U, an art event for my community

Yesterday was Raku U at Art 4 U Day, one of the many events taking place this year at the Port Moody Festival of the Arts. We had our usual spot in the parking lot behind the Port Moody Arts Centre. Our town is designated the City of the Arts and we do not disappoint. This was also a fundraiser for the Ceramics Department. Night before last, I was concerned because a wind warning is in effect. Also, though I slept right through it, we evidently had two thundering downpours. Luckily, when I arrived at the arts centre for setup at 9 a.m., the heavens smiled on us. It didn’t start raining heavily till later on. Yes, people got wet, but we’re part geoduck here. While rain doesn’t bother us much, a respite early in the day was helpful, as we zoomed back and forth with trolleys and tables, setting up our various events. Ceramics was among the mediums represented. There was a stage for music, a catering truck, and things were hopping inside and outside the art centre. When I returned to help ‘strike set,’ I got there a little early so I could take these pics for you. Enjoy!

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Raku-U at Port Moody Festival of the Arts

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Who: You and your family

What: Raku-U at Port Moody’s Art 4 U Day *

When: Sunday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Parking lot behind the Port Moody Arts Centre, 2425 Saint Johns Street, Port Moody, BC

Why: Decorate your own pottery and help celebrate Port Moody Festival of the Arts‘ Art 4 U Day!

* At Raku-U, families and individuals can take part in an outside pottery firing. Raku is a type of pottery that was originally made in Japan. It can have a crackle effect, be brightly colored or pearly or metallic. It’s very beautiful and fun to do!! Starting at 11 a.m., small to medium-sized ceramic pieces will be sold for $5-10 in the Raku Area (parking lot behind the Arts Centre). After choosing your pieces, you glaze them for firing. They will be fired in special kilns that are set up outside. (The kilns are roped off and the area is safe for family members.) After your piece has cooled, you can take it home to enjoy! Arts Centre volunteers are on hand to help you each step of the way. Many people have been making figurines that will appeal to children for the event and I know they will be sure to please… Come on down!

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