Uprising photographers revealed 

Arts news: bids close on art auction; felt art workshop lives on after the holidays

click to enlarge Erin Hogue’s photo won first place in the X Games Zoom contest in 2018. This year, she’s one of the photographers featured in the new Uprising photo event, set to take place on Feb. 22. Photo by Erin Hogue
  • Erin Hogue’s photo won first place in the X Games Zoom contest in 2018. This year, she’s one of the photographers featured in the new Uprising photo event, set to take place on Feb. 22. Photo by Erin Hogue

The brand new photography event Uprising has revealed its photography teams.

Origin, a local creative agency, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, and Tourism Whistler banded together to put on the event after Whistler Blackcomb announced it would not be running the Deep Winter photography contest this year.

The new spin on the tried-and-true slideshow format: the teams will be made up of one established and one up-and-coming photographer.

They include:

• Reuben Krabbe and Duncan Sadava

• Mitch Winton and Matt Sylvestre

• Erin Hogue and Vincent Emond

• Scott Serfas and Rob Lemay

• Mason Mashon and Tyler Ravelle

The teams will capture athletes in action and show the resulting images at an event at the Fairmont on Feb. 22. Attendees will have the chance to choose who takes home the Best in Show People's Choice award.

A portion of each $25 ticket will also go to Protect Our Winters Canada.

For more information or tickets visit https://www.originoutside.com/uprising.

ART FOR A CAUSE

Five pieces of art rasied thousands of dollars for The Spearhead Huts Society last Wednesday, Feb. 5.

As part of last month's Winterstoke Backcountry Festival, put on by Altus Mountain Guides, five artists were taken up to the new Kees and Claire Hut to glean artistic inspiration—and enjoy a day of backcountry skiing. Participating artists included Andy Anissimoff, Kyle Chambers, Lucas Kratochwil, Nevada Christianson, and Zoe Pawlak.

When they returned back to the valley, they put brush to canvas to paint their impression of the scenery.

Those paintings were then posted as part of an online auction until Feb. 5 (at 32auctions.com/organizations/38759/auctions/76015), raising over $8,000 by press time.

Get poking

The holiday crafting season might be long over, but felt art doesn't have to be relegated to December.

To that end, Knitty Gritty Textiles will be hosting a Whistler-themed felted accessories class on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Maury Young Arts Centre.

Participants will learn how to make a key chain or magnet in the design of mountains, hearts, dogs, and maple leafs, to name a few of their suggestions.

"We'll explore basic needle felting and embellishment techniques such as embroidery to create your one-of-a-kind accessory and set you up with the fundamentals needed to continue your felting journey," the description reads.

All materials will be provided in the $35 fee, but you can bring your own wool roving.

Participants must be 16 and over, but no experience is required. For more information or to sign up visit showpass.com/needlefeltfeb/.

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