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The Kootenay Gallery Gift Shop is currently open 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Our exhibition schedule begins in March.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Plant Memory

Tsunkeo Kokubo

March 3 – April 15 (East Gallery)

Opens March 3 at 7:00 pm. Everyone welcome.

The inspiration for this exhibition of large size paintings is based on the artist’s own family history. Kokubo’s family spent time in the internment camps in the Slocan Valley.  The plants in her mother’s garden originated from BC Coastal communities and before that from Japan.  This realization led to an exploration of the connection between the origins of plants and the movement of immigrants as they came from Europe to eventually settle in the Kootenays. The paintings not only depict images of plants but also reference what historical or cultural story they may tell.

High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese

Fred Wah, Jin Zhang, Thomas Loh, Bessie Wapp, Nicola Harwood, Tomoyo Ihaya, Phillip Djwa, Hiromoto Ida, Patrice Leung

March 3 – April 15 (West Gallery)

Opens March 3 at 7:00 pm. Everyone welcome.

This interactive media installation explores the theme of Chinese immigration to British Columbia, both historical and contemporary and the tensions that exist between them. The exhibition is largely directed by the viewers who participate in an historical Chinese lottery game resulting in the projection of a fortune. The random nature of the fortune reflects the uncertainties faced by new immigrants and often echo the tradition of Chinese proverbs and fortune telling.

 Fundraiser

 

Soup for the Cultured Soul

February 25

The chefs return to the Gallery for another Soup for the Cultured Soul. Local chefs will compete to get your vote for favourite soup. You get a beautiful bowl, lots of delicious soup to taste, bread, chocolate and two tickets for wine. This year you also get a wine glass to take home, courtesy of Zellstoff Celgar.

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Tickets are $50 for non-members or $40 for members.

Tickets are now SOLD OUT and there is a long wait list. Watch for next year’s event.

Photo by Rachel Schmidt

Wet Felted Roses Workshop – Rescheduled

By Sarah Elizabeth

Bring summer into your winter with the creation of a bouquet of up to three roses using wet felting techniques.

February 28, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

$40 for Members plus $10 material fee, $45 for Non-members plus $10 material fee

To register, contact the Gallery at 250.365.3337 or email us at kootenaygallery@telus.net

Nuno Scarves Workshop

By Sarah Elizabeth

Nuno Felt Silk Scarves
Experience the magic of wool and silk. Create a one of a kind hand felted silk scarf from hand dyed silk and wool. Perfect for the absolute beginner or a great addition for those who have some experience felting.

March 11, 10 am – 2 pm

$40 for Members plus $15 material fee, $45 for Non-members plus $15 material fee

Hand made Copper Button – optional – additional $10… payable to the instructor if interested

To register, contact the Gallery at 250.365.3337 or email us at kootenaygallery@telus.net

Kids’ Art Camps Are Back!

 

March 14, 15, 16 and 21, 22, 23

We have a lot of fun planned for 8 – 12 year olds this year with two weeks of art and creativity. Week one has an Animal theme and in the second week, kids will create under the theme of Seasons.

Registration sheets will be sent out to public school students in early February. You can also view or download the class descriptions and registration sheet below.

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To register, contact the Gallery at 250.365.3337 or email us at kootenaygallery@telus.net

 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 Executive Director, Val Field 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

New Exhibition Submissions Procedures

Artists and curators! We have updated our Submissions Procedures. We are now accepting submissions via email. Read the new 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.