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Seeking: artists in the holiday spirit
Christmas is less than four weeks away and to help create a festive atmosphere along Village Stroll, the Whistler Arts Council is calling on artists to submit designs for a new set of cut-outs for their street entertainment program.
WAC works with the Resort Municipality of Whistler to create a roster of year-round street entertainment. Now they're looking for Sea to Sky visual artists to submit their sketches and designs for new wooden cutouts for the public to pose with. The pieces will be created and painted on location at the annual Whistler Holiday Experience, which takes place from Dec. 17 to 30.
For more information on the application process, visit www.artswhistler.com and check under the "Calls For Entry" heading. The deadline for application is Monday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m.
Early Christmas gift from Dendrite Studios
The Whistler-based Dendrite Studios have had great success with their debut film, Out of the Shadows, named the Best Big Mountain Movie of 2010 at the International FreeSki Film Festival.
The film, which was shot in British Columbia, features an impressive roster of athletes - PY Leblanc, Chris Turpin, Brett Crabtree, Jon Larsson - and a bunch of newcomers who have been "in the shadows" of the industry, so to speak, and are taking this opportunity to finally break out on film. They shred the mountains with uninhibited passion, and allow filmmakers access into their lives.
Now, Dendrite is offering up that film, online, at a "pay what you want" rate. The professional ski film is available in HD or iPod/SD format through Dendrite's brand-new web store at www.dendritestudios.com, alongside some sweet new gear (T-shirts, toques and more).
"This is nothing but a dream come true. We are extremely grateful to have the film shown around the world and bring smiles to countless people," co-director Athan Merrick said in a recent release.
"To see our first project come to fruition on pure passion is an amazing experience. It has been a lot of hard work and we are very excited to be moving forward," co-director and photographer, Nicolas Teichrob, added.
More movies, courtesy of the Troutsmen
One of Whistler's favourite community groups, the Troutsmen International Club of Leisure, are book ending all of the Whistler Film Festival action with a few more films, just in case you haven't had your fill by the end of the week.