Rambo-themed art exhibit planned for Hope’s First Blood anniversary – Hope Standard


The call is made to local artists for Rambo-related works.

As plans for the 40th anniversary celebration of Rambo: First Blood are revealed, it’s been confirmed that an art exhibit will be involved. The Hope Arts Gallery held a successful exhibition in 2017, for the 35th anniversary celebration. It was a huge hit with fans of the 1982 action movie.

“So yeah, we’re doing it again,” said Tracy Paynter of Tourism Hope: Waterfalls & Canyons. “It’s time to let your creativity run wild and come up with anything First Blood or Rambo themed.”

It can range from sewing to drawing, from clay to photography, from crocheting to painting.

“Anything you can think of that has something to do with the movie — a character or a filming location — it’s time to have fun,” Paynter said.

The 40th anniversary celebration of Rambo: First Blood, which was filmed locally in 1981, takes place over the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend, October 7-10, 2022. The planned exhibit is open to all local artisans.

Inventory and waiver forms can be picked up at the Tourism Hope: Cascades & Canyons Visitor Center (919 Water Avenue), seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The deadline for submitting a completed waiver and inventory sheet to the Hope Arts Gallery (349 Fort Street) is September 29.

The exhibition will run from October 5 to 9.

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