Art History Happy Hour
November 9 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Learn something new while enjoying your after-work drink. Every month offers a new topic on diverse aspects of art history presented by local artists, educators and researchers. A cash bar is available.
Over the Horizon of Tomorrow
November 30 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
$3-5 // FREE for members
Curated in response to Since Then, on exhibition at the Kamloops Art Gallery until December 30, 2017, Over the Horizon of Tomorrow brings together leading International contemporary Indigenous performance artists and further extends the exhibition themes of alternate senses of time, sound and bodily connections to both the ancestral and notions of futurity.
Through culturally specific and broadly contemporary approaches Jeneen Frei Njootli, Demian Dinéyazhi’ and Peter Morin bring dynamic and embodied performative experiences to the gallery.
Addressing non-binary gender, ancestral echoes, the impact of colonial violence and the strength of visioning the future, these three artists perform cultural translation, time travel and ancestral resonance as a form of reciprocity grounded in lived experience and Indigenous lands.
Jeneen Frei Njootli
Thursday, November 30
Jeneen Frei Njootli is a Vuntut Gwitchin artist and a co-creator of the ReMatriate Collective, currently based on unceded Coast Salish Territory in Vancouver.
Frei Njootli’s practice concerns itself with Indigeneity in politics, community engagement and productive disruptions. An alumna of the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, she has worked as a performance artist, workshop facilitator, crime prevention youth coordinator and has exhibited across Canada. She obtained her BFA from Emily Carr University in 2012 after working as a curatorial assistant on Rita Wong’s Downstream: Reimagining Water Project. She received the William & Meredith Saunderson Prize for Emerging Canadian Artist from the Hnatyshyn Foundation in 2016. In 2017, she received her MFA from the University of British Columbia. Currently, Frei Njootli is working on a research project centered on performance and the land.Demian Dinéyazhi’
Saturday, December 2
Demian DinéYazhi’ is a Portland-based transdisciplinary warrior born to the clans Tódích'íí'nii (Bitter Water) and Naasht'ézhí Táb??há (Zuni Clan Water's Edge) of the Diné (Navajo). Whether he is broaching topics adjacent to Decolonization, Survivance, and Queerness in written or visual language, Demian is caught in a narrative that is informed by romanticized notions of belonging and the alienation experienced through centuries of forced assimilation to white patriarchal capitalist supremacy.Peter Morin
Saturday, December 9
Peter Morin is a Tahltan Nation artist, curator, and writer. In his artistic practice and curatorial work, Morin’s practice-based research investigates the impact zones that occur when indigenous cultural-based practices and western settler colonialism collide. This work is shaped by Tahltan Nation epistemological production and often takes on the form of performance interventions. In addition to his object making and performance-based practice, Morin has curated exhibitions at the Museum of Anthropology, Western Front, Bill Reid Gallery and Burnaby Art Gallery. In 2014, Morin was long-listed for the Sobey Art Prize. Morin recently relocated to join the Visual and Aboriginal Arts Faculty at Brandon University.
January 19 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
January 19 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm