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Current Exhibition

150+ Creative Acts

June 16 – July 29

Six artists from the region responded to the theme of 150 Creative Acts. They include Susan Andrews Grace, Sarah Elizabeth Grimwood, Jane Merks, Natasha Smith, Deborah Thompson and Rachel Yoder.  The show promises to be both diverse and intriguing.

Everyone is welcome to the opening event.

Current  Community Project

150+ Creative Acts to Celebrate Canada

Join us for a summer full of fun and creativity. Artists from Stanley Humphries Secondary School and Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre have created public art projects. We are now looking to you, the public to create through any means you want – painting, drawing, building, sewing, baking, engineering – any means. Below you can find out some of the related activities that are happening.

Not sure what to do or how to begin? Feel like you don’t have the time? Look at our Resource Page to help you get started.

Art Exhibition

June 16 – July 29

Six artists from the region responded to the theme of 150 Creative Acts. They include Susan Andrews Grace, Sarah Elizabeth Grimwood, Jane Merks, Natasha Smith, Deborah Thompson and Rachel Yoder.  The show is both diverse and intriguing.

Traveling Community Workshop

We’ll be at community festivals this summer with a table of creative activities. Look for us at Canada Day at Millennium Park and the Kootenay Festival. If you would like us to bring activities to your community group, contact us and we’ll see what we can do.

Community Challenge

Now – July 29

We dare you to get creative! Join in on the challenge by undertaking one or more creative acts during the period of June 16 – July 29. For every 150 creative acts, we will light up a birthday candle. We will be posting photos and stories from you throughout the  challenge so be sure to follow along on social media (@150creativeacts).

Check out the project website for more information and photos.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.

Upcoming Exhibition

Remediating Curtis

Stephen Foster

June 17 from 10 am – 2 pm

In Remediating Curtis, Stephen Foster explores the legacy of the film and photographic work of ethnographer Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952), famous for his depictions of First Nations in the early 1900s, and
his influence on popular images of ‘Indianness’ in contemporary culture. The
wide-spread distribution of Curtis’ photographs in the 1920s and 30s, and later in the 1960s and 70s, and circulation of his film
In the Land of the Head Hunters helped to perpetuate a concept of a singular North American ‘Indian’ which persists in popular culture to this day, defying the reality of the diversity of indigenous cultures in North America.
The opening evening will be a special event with noted local poet, Griffin-award winner Jordan Abel on hand for a reading.
Opening
August 4 at 7:00 pm
Poetry Reading
August 4 at 7:45 pm

 The Gallery Lounge


We are continuing our conversation series called ‘The Gallery Lounge’ which features stories and interviews with our Board Directors, staff and volunteers. We are so lucky to have a group of visionary and committed people helping us govern and lead the work of the Gallery. This month we are showcasing our Curator, Maggie Shirley so you can get to know her better and understand the work she is involved with at the Gallery.  Read it here.

 

Past Interviews

Audrey Maxwell-Polovnikoff

Valentine Field

Denise Chernoff

Beth Hickey

We are looking for exhibition proposals by professional artists and curators who create critically engaging work. Read the Submission Procedures here.

If you are an artist or craftsperson who wants to sell your work in our Gift Shop, read about it on our Gift Shop page.

2017 Exhibition Schedule

The new exhibition schedule has been set and is available here.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.