A Canadian art gallery is seeking submissions for an upcoming exhibit looking at modern marijuana culture.
No, hanging a tie-dye shirt over your lava lamp doesn’t count as “art.”
The Penticton Art Gallery is planning to open the “Grassland” exhibit in March, in anticipation of Canadian legislators introducing a bill to legalize marijuana. Curator Paul Crawford tells CBC News that he was first inspired to do a cannabis-related art show when he was living in Grand Forks, B.C, where marijuana “was such a large part of the culture. It was something that really fascinated me.”
The exhibition, showcasing cannabis-inspired art from around the world, opens on March 17 and runs through May 14. Crawford said he had already collected some pieces for the show, including political cartoons, blown glass and art made from rolling papers. The exhibition will include weekly forums with various experts discussing marijuana culture and more.
Artists can respond to the public call for submissions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by March 3.
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