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!

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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 Chris Bose’s new novella — incorporating elements of faux-memoir, film script and storyboards as well as historical documents, maps, and pictographs — explores the failure of a mine tailings dam from five perspectives in BC’s interior.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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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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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

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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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