All ages, FREE
Join Kamloops Art Gallery Curator, Charo Neville, for a tour of All membranes are porous. Neville will provide background on the artists and discuss key ideas and works in the exhibition.
Join us to celebrate the opening of All membranes are porous in the Central Gallery, Monica McGarry: Not quite sure about the glitter though in The Cube and an exhibition by the winner of our annual Art Duel on the BMO Open Gallery. Meet the artists and curators, mix with other art supporters, get creative at the Kids Table and enjoy live music and appetizers. Everyone is welcome. Memberships are 25% off.
Organized by the City of Kamloops, World Rivers Day is a free, family event to celebrate the rivers and culture in our community. Enjoy multiple entertainers, live music and arts and crafts as you learn about our rivers, watershed stewardship and other sustainability issues. Look for the KAG booth to find out about our programs and to participate in fun river-related art activities.
Join artist Zoe Kreye for an immersive workshop where participants work with her installation of ceramic sculptures to develop a narrative and movement sequence, something Kreye calls an “embodied score.”
Kreye made these sculptures as a way of exploring the loss of her mother and the physical void that this detachment left behind. Through this workshop, which Kreye thinks of as a collectively developed performance ritual, participants are invited to develop a connection with one or more of these sculptures and interpret their own series of movements that describe the narrative they imagine accompanies the object.
The session begins with a series of embodiment exercises, followed by some preliminary movement sequences that invite participants to encounter the sculptures. From these initial encounters, participants will co-develop narratives and movements based on participants’ attractions, sensations and interpretations—all of which unfolds together with the sculptures. Participants will also draw and write down the narratives that unfold over the course of the workshop.
Our Missing Bodies draws on experiences of loss, embodiment and elemental connection. The workshop employs techniques from contact improv, performance art, visualization, ecstatic dance and authentic movement. Its process attempts to make sense of an objects’ origin and meaning, the participants’ actions and roles, and our collective embedded histories—the necessary relevance of bodies, objects and space coming together.
Early registration is encouraged as space is limited. Call the Gallery at 250-377-2400 to reserve your space. Light refreshments will be provided, participants are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch.
Zoe Kreye is one of six artists included in All membranes are porous, on view September 24 to December 31, 2016 in the Central Gallery. See more of her work at zoekreye.com.
Zack's Coffee, 377 Victoria Street
Join us at Zack's Coffee on the last Monday of the month to contribute to large-scale collaborative drawings, play Surrealist drawing games and enjoy some of Kamloops' best coffee and tea. No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided.
Denny's, 570 Columbia Street
Join us on the last Tuesday of the month to contribute to large-scale collaborative drawings, play Surrealist drawing games and feast on Denny’s delicious treats. Kids eat free! No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided.
Learn the basics of acrylic painting. In this two hour lesson, participants will learn about the science behind colour and how to create a harmonious palette by mixing their own colours. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided. This program is offered in collaboration with the Kamloops Adult Learners’ Society. Registration for KALS fall programs starts September 2016. Please visit kals.ca for registration forms and office hours.
12 to 24, FREE
Previously known as The Graphic Novel Club, this program began as a joint initiative with the Kamloops Art Gallery and the Kamloops Library to create a collaborative public art project. Out of this has developed Logograph, a youth-directed club that meets weekly at the Gallery and Library. Led by our Teen Intern, this program offers space for creative youth to make art and generate ideas for future projects. New members are always welcome.
Children three and under with parents or guardians, FREE (older siblings welcome)
The Gallery and the Kamloops Library partner to combine two of your favourite baby to preschooler programs: Family Storytime and Baby & Me. Join us in the KAG studios at 10:30 for songs, stories and puppets with the librarians from the Kamloops Library, followed by baby-friendly art making at 11:00. All of our art materials are safe for small children who want to put everything in their mouths. Art can be messy! Dress your child in something you won’t mind getting dirty. No registration required.
Generously sponsored by 3-D Line Locating Inc.
19+, $5 Members / $10 Public
Join us in the KAG studios on select Thursdays for three hours of pizza, beer and art criticism. Bring in your half-baked ideas, in-process exhibition proposals and newly completed art works to get honest and critical feedback from your peers. If your work is too big to transport, digital images are okay, too.
Fee includes one beer and a slice of pizza. Those who bring a work to be critiqued will receive a second beer and a high five.
Harsh Crit has space for 15 participants. To register in advance, go online or call 250-377-2400.
Generously sponsored by Red Collar Brewing Co.
All ages, FREE
Join us to celebrate the vibrant culture of our community! Enjoy free admission to our gallery spaces and engage in exciting art and culture activities.
Led by experienced sound healer Terese Laforge, this workshop invites participants to become immersed in a full body sensory experience in the midst of our current exhibition, All membranes are porous. Crystal bowl meditations are relaxing and restorative, allowing the sound vibrations to assist in letting go of all that is no longer required. Dress comfortably and in layers. Bring a blanket and a water bottle.
To learn more about Terese Laforge and her meditation courses, visit thereselaforge.com.
Space is limited, early registration is encouraged. Register online at Eventbrite.ca
Barnacle Records, 290 3rd Avenue
On select Fridays, the KAG joins Barnacle Records to offer a night of hands-on art and music making. KAG art instructors will bring P.A.T., our Portable Art Trailer, and Barnacle Records will provide turntables and mixers for amateur and pro DJs to experiment. Meld your senses and try your hand at DJing, printmaking and drawing. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided. DJs, please bring your own music.
All ages, FREE with Gallery admission
Join us on the first Saturday of the month for a guided tour of our current exhibitions. These tours are free with admission and open to all ages.
Learn the basics of acrylic painting. In this two-hour lesson, participants will learn how to create a realistic rendering of their favourite furry friend using acrylic paint. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided. This program is offered in collaboration with the Kamloops Adult Learners’ Society. Registration for KALS fall programs starts September 2016. Please visit kals.ca for registration forms and office hours.
Arbour Collective provides opportunities for youth and adults to create art, learn new creative methods and exhibit or perform in the Kamloops area. By supporting work that confronts and challenges stereotypes, hidden histories and stolen voices, the Arbour Collective seeks to inspire and empower through creativity. Collective members will be working in the studios on select Thursdays. Youth and adults of all nationalities are invited to drop in to participate. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided.
Learn the basics of still life painting and create your own realistic rendering of a lively floral arrangement. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided. This program is offered in collaboration with the Kamloops Adult Learners’ Society. Registration for KALS fall programs starts September 2016. Please visit kals.ca for registration forms and office hours.
Join us at Red Collar Brewing Co. to contribute to large-scale collaborative drawings, play Surrealist drawing games and enjoy some of Kamloops’ best local beer. No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided.
Learn something new while enjoying your after-work drink. This month, join local artist Monica McGarry to learn more about her artistic practice. Monica McGarry’s work uses pop culture, kitsch and humour to challenge how people perceive and engage with images in the world around them. Her choice of material recalls a childhood fascination with glossy and shiny objects and materials. As we mature into adulthood, a fascination with eye-catching material remains, though perhaps our desire to interact with them lessens. The artist delves into how this perception changes as we get older and how we can be drawn back into an investigation of our surroundings, beyond appearances.
A cash bar will be available.
Join local artist Monica McGarry for a hands-on workshop. All materials (and some snacks) will be provided. No experience is necessary.
As we move into winter, downtown Kamloops will feature light and liveliness. Be sure to head downtown after dark for the festivities. Luminocity is a week-long, public art project featuring video projection, new media works and events in public spaces throughout the downtown core of Kamloops. Be sure to pick up a map at the Gallery to identify the locations of site-specific projects and visit the Luminocity web site for updates.
Meet at the Kamloops Art Gallery for a walking tour of Luminocity, our week-long, public art project featuring video projection, new media works and events in public spaces. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Visit the Luminocity web site for updates.
The Gallery Store doubles in size to offer even more distinct and handmade items including cards, children’s activities and art supplies, along with one-of a-kind pottery, jewellery, and home accents from regional and national artists and artisans. Find unique and thoughtful gifts here to suit all tastes and budgets! Members receive a discount. Join today for yours!
The Kamloops Art Gallery and the University of Margaret Dragu present Embodiment, Narrative and Liminal Histories as Sources Toward Transdisciplinary Knowledge. Adults interested in art, cultural theory, feminism, performance and pedagogy are invited to join us for a morning of art aktions, workshops and performance led by Governor General Award winning interdisciplinary artist Margaret Dragu. Coffee, tea, snacks and graduation certificates will be provided for all participants.
The Gallery Store
Join the annual Lights in the Night shopping event in downtown Kamloops to celebrate the holiday season and the beauty of a winter’s night. Come see us at the Gallery Store on this special night for refreshments and free gift wrapping. Members receive a discount.
Drop in to Family Art Saturdays, a free family event that includes tours and activities in our galleries as well as innovative art workshops in our studios. Explore All membranes are porous and participate in workshops related to the exhibition.
See Studio Programs for more details.
For more information about any of our events and activities, feel free to give us a call at 250-377-2400.
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