A new mural in Kamloops brings to life a wall on the North West corner of the TNRD Civic Building which houses the Kamloops Art Gallery. Designed by Monica McGarry and Robin Hodgson, and realized by Hodgson, Jennilee Fraser and Jack Morris, the mural titled Juicebox, 1998 references the lines and patterns of the building and brings an exuberant combination of colour to the space. Our thanks to the members of the REpublic Community Arts Project and Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association's Back Alley Art Gallery for supporting artists and bringing art to unexpected places in Kamloops.
The Mayor’s Awards for the Arts committee is accepting nominations for the annual Mayor's Award for the Arts that recognize and celebrate artists and arts supporters in Kamloops and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. For 2019, awards will be given for each of the following categories: Emerging Artist, Community Impact and Corporate Champion. Emerging Artist: Recognizes an emerging Kamloops artist/musician/performer (age 18-35) working in the visual and/or performing arts for their current accomplishments and future potential. The recipient of the Emerging Artist award will also receive a $500.00 cash prize sponsored by the Kamloops Arts Council. Community Impact: Recognizes outstanding Kamloops individuals and/or small businesses that have made a significant contribution supporting local arts and culture through donations (cash or in-kind), sponsorships and/or volunteer services in support of a local arts organization and/or Kamloops artist. Corporate Champion: Recognizes outstanding Kamloops business leaders and/or medium to large businesses/corporations that have made a significant contribution supporting local arts and culture through donations (cash or in-kind), sponsorships and/or volunteer services in support of a local arts organization and/or Kamloops artist. Nomination forms can be found on the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts website.
Thank you to all who attended the January 20, 2018 Mayor's Gala for the Arts. Congratulations to Mayor's Awards for the Arts recipients
Business in Support of the Arts - Royal Bank of Canada
Emerging Artist of the Year - Andrew G. Cooper
Artist of the Year: Visual Arts - Donald Lawrence
The 2019 Mayor's Gala for the Arts is set for Saturday, January 19, 2019, please make note to join us then. Details to come.
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