Artists use innovative program to create

Arts Alive is in its 10th year this year. A project of the North Thompson Arts Council,

This photo by Doris Laner is the basis for Arts Alive 2015.

This photo by Doris Laner is the basis for Arts Alive 2015.

Arts Alive is in its 10th year this year. A project of the North Thompson Arts Council, it was co-founded by Joanne Wright and Pat Sabiston in 2005.

Their vision was to have several local artists create artworks based on a single photograph.

In the first year nine artists created nine artworks inspired by a photograph by Sabiston called “Lichen on Seaward Rocks.”

This year 10 artists chose different media to give their interpretations of a photograph by Doris Laner.

The 10 included five members of Wells Gray Writers Circle.

The creations ranged from finger painting to mixed media to free verse and a short story.

Darlene Cowie, Noelle McCorriston and the arts council are credited with keeping Arts Alive going over the 10 years.

Cofounder Pat Sabiston unfortunately passed away in 2009.