Nude Cariboo History Calendar

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Nude Cariboo History Calendar

35.00

IMA still has a limited number of the 2006 calendar and we realized that in 2017 the dates all line up again!

The price includes shipping and will be mailed as soon as the purchase is made.

 

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IMA still has a limited number of the 2006 calendar and we realized that in 2017 the dates all line up again!

The price includes shipping and will be mailed as soon as the purchase is made.

Created and designed by Bill Horne of Amazing Space Studio, this was the second fundraising nude calendar created for IMA after the huge success of the 2004 one.

This is your chance to own one of the original calendars filled with historic Caribooty!

From the original Press Release:

NAKED DEFIANCE IN RURAL BC: 
TOWNSPEOPLE DROP THEIR DRAWERS TO SUPPORT THE ARTS

WELLS, B.C., October 26, 2005: Back (and front) by popular demand, Island Mountain Arts in Wells, British Columbia, Canada is proud to announce the publication of the 2006 Nude BC Gold Rush History Calendar. The 2006 edition is hot off the press! It features a whole new set of historic tongue-in-cheek gold rush poses, and reveals the naked truth about our often over-looked history.

The non-profit art gallery and school in the historic northern Cariboo town sold over 1400 Nude Cariboo History Calendars in 2004, and commissioned local artist, Bill Horne of Amazing Space Studio, to produce another nude calendar for 2006.

“Requests have been coming from across North America for us to make another calendar. Wells may only be a town of 200 people, but with its rich history associated with Barkerville and the search for gold, thousands of people have lived or visited our small town over the years and have great nostalgia for the place,” says Artistic Director of Island Mountain Arts, Julie Fowler.

Not afraid to ‘bare all’ to support the arts, the good folks of Wells, including local celebrities like the mayor, a “blacksmith” and renowned artists, tastefully dropped their drawers in a variety of historic gold rush locations. From Barkerville and Stanley, to the 1930’s Wells Community Hall and the tailings of the Cariboo Gold Quartz Mine, the sepia-toned never-before-seen photographs reveal a lot more than just a window into our Canadian heritage. With its diverse range of ages, cultures and body types, the calendar gives a glimpse of some of the intimate details of the lives of the miners, merchants and entertainers who flocked to the gold fields.

“What distinguishes this calendar from others is its historic and satirical nature. I doubt there are many other calendars that have the kind of gender role reversals found in this one. Our intent has been to create a humorous visual challenge to the sexist stereotypes that usually depict women in submissive roles and poses. At the same time, we wanted to pay tribute to a history that's easily forgotten in today's consumerist, techno world. It is a history in which women, as well as men, played significant roles,” explains calendar creator Bill Horne.