A couple dozen of images were entered in the annual juried competition, won this year by visual artist Ryan Broderick. His acrylic-on-canvas work, of a pair of snowmen, graces the cover of the arts council’s 2018 Christmas card, with verse created by Helga Parekh:
Your smile and a greeting
As you pass a stranger by
Might be the only reason
For them to smile that day
Let’s give it a try.
“Hello, Merry Christmas”
“Bonjour, Joyeux Noel”
Contest entries will be showcased at Newton Cultural Centre until Dec. 16, with a reception planned for Saturday, Dec. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m., at 13530 72nd Ave., Surrey.
“The multi-media images and verses captured the holiday spirit in all of us,” according to a story in this month’s Spotlight newsletter, published by the arts council.
“This year the jury selected something fun and nostalgic as the visual winner with a beautiful verse to match.”