Banner, banner painted bright…

By David F. Rooney

The annual Community Banner Program is in full swing at the Visual Arts Centre and, says Centre Director Jacquie Pendergast, while the children’s banner spots are all filled, there’s still room in the adult program for creatively driven men and women.

“The enthusiasm and joy if working with such a variety of personalities is, as always, the main reason Jackie (James) and I love it so much,” Pendergast said Saturday. “We’ve got some tremendous designs this year.”

About 100 banners, featuring the theme of silhouettes, will be produced by adults and children by the end of February and in March business banners will be produced and hung from city light standards in May.

Here are some images of various people working on their banners on Saturday:

Laurie Jones and her young friend Alex are silhouetted against the stretched banner and frame on which Alex was working at the Visual Arts Centre on Saturday. David F. Rooney photo
Gderry Johnstone of Galena Bay works on a colourful banner of a bear in reverse silhouette. David F. Rooney photo
Donna Dyck (left) helps young Hannah Lund produce a banner featuring her cat, Charlie. David F. Rooney photo
Cats and dogs are the main features of Karen Keating's banner, which she was making for the Revelstoke and District Humane Society's Animal Shelter. David F. Rooney photo
With careful, precise strokes Haidi Muhlemann paints the silhouette of an elk on her banner. David F. Rooney photo
Travis Coley uses a hair drier to hurry the drying process on his banner of two faces in silhouette. David F. Rooney photo