Tea & Tales 2019

Tea & Tales 2019

Tea & Tales is a museum program that runs for seven weeks each summer.  Every Tuesday from 2-4pm during July and August the museum hosts an afternoon tea and local residents and special visitors present a tale on various topics relating to Pemberton's History.  This year our theme is "Local Art: Past & Present" and will feature local presenters.  Admission is $2.

So what is Art? Art is defined as the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. Art also includes the various branches of creative activity, such as painting, music, literature, and dance.

Why is Art is important? Art reflects and informs the culture from which it emerges. Art created reflects a time and a place and the values and beliefs of that place. Art can be considered a mirror that is held up to inspire reflection on what is, and what was.
In the past, local art wasn't the exception, it was the reality. Communicating and growing beyond local borders was largely impossible. Today we can communicate with nearly anyone, anywhere. However it is Local Art that gives a community meaning and a sense of place and so it remains an important aspect of any community. Art has the ability to share common values and beliefs between different groups of people. This type of communication is important for society.

Creativity is a beautiful experience that brings people and communities together, regardless of race, gender, age or religion. Integrating the arts more fully into our lives enriches each of us and because engaging in the arts brings individuals together, and it fosters community.

The following videos are edited versions of each talk.  For a copy of these or any of our Tea & Tales presentations please Contact Us.