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"We want to ensure that somebody else's opportunity doesn't become your nightmare."
- Kevin Robins, CAO  


This year, the Crowsnest Pass Allied Arts Association and Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery celebrates its 25th year.
The gallery will celebrate its anniversary on Saturday, July 9th in conjunction with the opening of the juried two-month summer exhibition, The Big Picture.
The opening reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., with the anniversary ceremony beginning at 1:15 p.m.
The celebration also coincides with the departure of Managing Director and Gallery Curator Belinda Belseck, who is moving on to a position with the Municipality after serving for 18 years.
During Belseck’s years of service, the gallery acquired public status, charitable status with Revenue Canada, extended hours to weekends and holidays through the work of volunteers, and was renovated through grant, all projects which Belseck was heavily involved in.
The Allied Arts Association was formed on July 29th, 1986 and was housed in the basement of the Blairmore Public Library, and has since grown to attract an array of talented and unique artists from all over Alberta and Canada to the large gallery in Frank.

The gallery features a handful of exhibitions every year, as well as offering art classes for children and adults.
The Allied Arts Association attributes much of this success to the work of Belseck to secure the gallery a reputation in the arts world beyond provincial borders.
Taking over for Belseck is Burmis artist Krisztina Wood, who is regularly featured in exhibits, and has been serving as a casual administrative assistant to Belseck.
Wood has several years of post-secondary fine arts education under her belt, including courses in Modern Art Practices and Debates, Art and its Histories, and Precious Metalwork and Pottery.
Her personal work is show in galleries in both Canada and England, and has served as acting curator for the gallery’s exhibits in the Stone’s Throw Café in Blairmore.
The office hours will shorten slightly as a result of this transition, but hours for the gallery itself will remain the same, and it will be open all day on Saturdays with summer student Sarah Fabro at work.
For more information on the anniversary celebration, or any exhibits or classes, contact the gallery at 403-562-2218, or email cnpaaa@shaw.ca.
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