Arts Council doing a Pysanka night and more

Callie Hermanson
Lakeside Leader

The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council (RAC) is bringing the Ukraine to Slave Lake at its upcoming ladies craft night on March 23.

Attendees will be creating their own Ukrainian Easter eggs, also known as “Pysanka.” The cost of $25 is being charged for tickets, which covers instruction, supplies, and snacks. In addition, there will be a cash bar.

RAC says local egg-painter Alexis Mitchell is coming in to teach the lesson, which will only be open to 20 ladies and registration is needed to be done beforehand at the local Multi-Rec Centre.

The workshop will start at 7:00 p.m. and run until 10:00 p.m. at the curling rink.

For more information call 780-849-4380 during office hours.

At the March 13 meeting, the RAC’s newest recruits, secretary Jordan Kanzig and treasurer Mercedes Berger and President Megan McNeil, former secretary for the RAC, were hard at work brainstorming and organizing new art classes and programs.

One of the upcoming events the council is working on is a Mothers’ Day tea.

The evening will include seed planting a silent auction, snacks and of course tea.

The RAC is also gearing up for this year’s annual trade show. The council will be at the event in May promoting upcoming events.

McNeil said the council will also be holding a giveaway in efforts to obtain more likes on the RAC’s Facebook page.

The page is currently at 379 likes and once it hits 450 likes the council will be doing a draw for win a free ladies night and a paint set.

The RAC will be looking for volunteers, artists, a camp coordinator and camp host for a youth art camp the council is organizing for the summer.

McNeil has planned a meeting for 6:00 p.m. April 11, right before the council’s regular monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Muti-Rec Centre, If anyone would like to be a part of the camp they can attend the meeting to find out more information.

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