All upcoming programs are below.
Young Peoples' Drawing Club
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Next Date:
February 18 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Following Dates:
March 10
Ages:
5+ (younger siblings welcome)
Admission:
$5 per child // $7 per family // FREE for members
Join us in our studios for a lively student-centered adventure in art-making. Each month, our instructor will guide the group through an exploration of a new theme and technique using storytelling, music and mark-making and then give your young artists time and support to work on their own. Shortly before the end of class, we will all gather to share our artwork and talk about what we learned. Parents, guardians and younger siblings are welcome to join in, too!

All materials are provided.
No registration required.

Young Peoples' Drawing Club is offered as one of our new School Programs for Homeschoolers and Alternative Learners. These programs are informed by the new BC Curriculum and encourage student-led, inquiry-based learning.

Does your child enjoy teaching? Encourage them to sign up as a Special Helper! Every month, we invite one of our Special Helpers to join our instructor to assist in leading the group. Special Helpers of all skill levels and abilities are welcome.
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Art on 5th
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Next Date:
February 19 - 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Following Dates:
March 4
,
March 11
Ages:
13 to 23
Admission:
FREE
Join us Wednesday afternoons to make art and be creative with a rad group of youths!
Each week, participants have the opportunity to learn about new mediums and techniques. Guided by one of our art instructors and our teen intern, participants will be encouraged to become more comfortable with various materials and styles to open new doors of creativity.

We are a safe space that welcomes EVERYONE aged 13 to 23.

This program was created by the KAG Summer Interns and is generously sponsored by the Edwina and Paul Heller Memorial Fund with the Vancouver Foundation.
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Wikipedia Editing 101
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Next Date:
February 20 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Following Dates:
March 4
,
March 7
Ages:
All ages
On March 21, the Gallery will partner with the Library to offer an all-day Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon towards improving content on cis and trans women, the arts and feminism on Wikipedia.

If you are new to editing, or just want to get a head start, join us for a drop-in learn-to-edit session. No registration is required, just bring your laptop or tablet and your enthusiasm!

CC image courtesy of RyanMinkoff on Wikimedia Commons, 2019
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Art Nerds Book Club
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Next Date:
February 25 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Ages:
All ages
Admission:
FREE
Location:
Bright Eye Brewing, 292 Tranquille Road
Drawing from the strategies of feminism, science fiction, and social utopianism, Feminist Land Art Retreat’s exhibition Free Rein proposes an alternate world in which land and gender relations exist without ownership or hierarchies. To engage more deeply with these ideas, we will spend this season reading the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future.

Register at the Gallery or by phone at 250.377.2400. Early registration is encouraged and rewarded: the first 4 participants to register will receive a free copy of the book.
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N'shaytkin Book Launch and Performance
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Next Date:
February 29 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Ages:
All ages
Admission:
FREE
Join us in our studios to celebrate the launch of Chris Bose's newest novella N'shaytkin with live music, art making and performances. Everyone is welcome.

In N?e?kepmxcin — the language of the Nlaka’pamux First Nations — N’shaytkin means “a relation that has passed on, or those that came before us.” Chris Bose’s new novella — incorporating elements of faux-memoir, film script and storyboards as well as historical documents, maps, and pictographs — explores the failure of a mine tailings dam from five perspectives in BC’s interior. Set in and around the reserve of Nkemci’n outside Spences Bridge, Bose’s interwoven narratives tackle the impact of colonialism, environment disaster, and indigenous mythology told with subtle humour and deft introspection.

Written by Chris Bose. Drawn by Chris and Jayda Bose. Edited by David McIntosh. Dramaturgy by DD Kugler. Published by battery opera books.

Chris Bose is a writer, multi-disciplinary artist, musician, curator and filmmaker. He is Nlaka’pamux/Secwepemc and currently spends his time in Kamloops, BC. He is a published poet with Kegedonce Press. The drawings in N’shaytkin were created in combination with his daughter Jayda Bose.

Copies of N'shaytkin are available for purchase in The Gallery Store and online at battery opera books.

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Young Interpreters
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Next Date:
March 3 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Ages:
5+ (younger siblings welcome)
Admission:
$5 per child // $7 per family // FREE for members
Join us as we explore the exhibitions, engage with interactive activities in the Gallery and create artwork inspired by the exhibitions in our studios. Parents, guardians and younger siblings are welcome to join in, too!

Young Interpreters is offered as one of our School Programs for Homeschoolers and Alternative Learners. These programs are informed by the new BC Curriculum and encourage student-led, inquiry-based learning.

Does your child enjoy teaching? Encourage them to sign up as a Special Helper! Every month, we invite one of our Special Helpers to join our instructor to assist in leading the group. Special Helpers of all skill levels and abilities are welcome.
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Film Screening // Status Quo?
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Next Date:
March 7 - 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Ages:
All ages
STATUS QUO? THE UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF FEMINISM IN CANADA

Feminism has shaped the society we live in. But just how far has it brought us? How relevant is it today? In this documentary award winning filmmaker Karen Cho focuses on key concerns such as violence against women, access to abortion and universal childcare, asking how much progress we have truly made on these issues. Rich with archival material and startling current stories, Status Quo? is thought provoking and moving.
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Harsh Crit
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Next Date:
March 12 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Ages:
16+
Admission:
FREE
Bring your half-baked ideas, in-progress artwork and freshly finalized artist statements to get honest and critical feedback from your peers. If your work is too big to transport, digital images are okay too.

A cash bar and popcorn will be available. No registration is required.
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A Visionary Space: Youth Artist's Residency
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Next Date:
March 16 to March 20 - 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Ages:
12+
Admission:
FREE
This March break, Toronto-based artist and educator Nadijah Robinson joins us at the Kamloops Art Gallery to lead a residency program for youth called, A Visionary Space.

Throughout the week, participating youth will work together with Robinson to create a collaborative mixed-media artwork, incorporating their individual and shared utopian visions. They will use sewing, collage and printmaking to create images of a space where everything we need is tangible and available.

Artwork created during A Visionary Space will be presented in an exhibition April 9 to June 27, 2020 and in a small publication created in collaboration with the artists.

No previous art-making experience is required and all materials will be provided. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited to 10 participants.

Register online or by phone at 250.377.2400
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Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
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Next Date:
March 21 - 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Ages:
All ages
Admission:
FREE
Art+Feminism is a global do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign teaching people of all gender identities and expressions to edit Wikipedia with the goal of improving content on cis and trans women, the arts and feminism on Wikipedia. Join us at the downtown branch of the Kamloops Library for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art and feminism.

We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, childcare and refreshments. Bring your own laptop—or borrow one of ours—and your ideas for entries that need updating or creating. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support.

RSVP in advance for childcare. Please stop by the Gallery or contact us by phone at 250.377.2400.

We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to participate, particularly transgender and cisgender women.

Want to get started early? Join us for one of our drop-in learn-to-edit sessions. No registration is required, just bring your laptop or tablet and your enthusiasm! Please note, we will not have laptops available for loan at these sessions.

Thursday, February 20 // 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Wednesday, March 4 // 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 7 // 1:00 to 3:00 pm

CC image courtesy of RyanMinkoff on Wikimedia Commons, 2019
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Art & Conversation
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Next Date:
April 28 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages:
50+
Join us for an engaging conversation and guided tour of our current exhibitions with other adult learners. Free for Kamloops Adult Leaners Society members. Register online at kals.ca
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