Living Pictures 2013I posted on the entry deadline  (Aug. 15) for this annual competition in late July. It’s hosted by the Dunlop Art Gallery, and this is the fifth year it’s been held. Recreating famous art works as living tableaux is the general theme, and each year there’s a special sub-theme.

Last year it was famous album covers (pictured above is Charis Muir’s interpretation of a 1967 album cover by artist Don Punchatz), and this year it’s Character Craze which refers to prominent characters from video games and other types of animation. With the growing popularity of comic culture in the city/province, there should be some pretty fertile ground for entrants to explore.

Living Pictures 5 will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 19 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Victoria Park. In case of rain, the event will shift to nearby Knox Metropolitan Church. Over $1750 in gift certificates and other prizes are up for grabs in various categories so it should be a fun event.

For more information visit the Dunlop’s website (scroll down to last item) or call 306-777-6044.