Cochrane Integrated Arts Society
Creating - Connecting - Celebrating!
CIAS links Cochrane’s artists to the community to showcase and share their exceptional talents.
From online visual arts, writing and photography courses to outdoor festivals, CIAS generates opportunities for learning, creating and entertaining.
CIAS meets community needs by incubating new projects.
CIAS established Route 22 Artist Collective Gallery then passed it to the current artist ownership. CIAS ran online arts courses during the pandemic, then in-person courses for a short while.
Bridging Relationships between Cochrane and Stoney Nakoda people.
Future arts spaces for Cochrane are the vision. We're tackling the challenge!
In the Spotlight
This week the Spotlight is on Marla Blackwell. Although the prairie and the grain fields were her home as a child, she was drawn to the foothills and beautiful tree land west of Calgary, Alberta. Marla has a passion for the landscape and expresses it in her paintings. "There is endless inspiration and tranquility right here in this great land of ours".
Marla paints in a style which encompasses traditional to the abstract. Her desire is to pass on and impact the viewer with the same emotion she feels as she creates each piece of art.