This year, we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Kamloops Art Gallery.
This is 40 years of sharing art, supporting artists and engaging our community in the importance of visual art in our lives.
We have so appreciated that YOU also care about art and its role in connecting us as people and communities.
To help us celebrate, we ask that you consider:
1. Become a member of the Kamloops Art Gallery (if you aren't already!) and/or
2. Make a special donation of $40 to the Gallery in recognition of our 40 year history.
This critical support will help us continue to bring the artwork of world-class artists to our community and offer high-quality programs in an affordable manner to people of all ages.
Your support truly matters and we greatly value every contribution.
Together we can look forward to seeing a flourishing cultural community for many, many decades to come.
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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.
Ronan McGrath - sound, visual, creative direction Jennifer Winters - vocal Raeli Wolfram - stage performance A sound and performance installation exploring the emotional fabric of coping with place and time. Juxtaposing body and voice with synthetic soundscapes and treatments, Medium/Fugue is an ardent physical expression of human temporality extrapolated from the entangled works of Emma Hauck, Karlheinz Stockhausen and the Brothers Quay.
Douse (New Westminister) Jared Jacket's Bad Vibrations (Penticton) At Mission Dolores (Kamloops)Doors 8:00 pm // Music 8:30 pm
Curated by Julija Rukanskaite and Emily Dundas Oke
Artist as a Digital Archivist is an international curatorial project that explores how narratives are constructed based on the model of digital archiving, questioning the potential of archives as an act of memory making in relation to the wider social outcome they imply. Initiated as an open call for video works that address themes ranging from time and memory to the politics of public narratives, it has become a collage in which the non-continuity, open-endedness and grounding in previous artistic and non-artistic practices make up the project itself.
Martin Marier and Émilie Payeur
The sponge is a digital musical instrument that looks like a cushion. The sensors in it detect when it is twisted, bent or tapped, and allow the performers to intuitively play with a fancy synthesizer. Origami is a partially improvised work about folding, unfolding and fold-over. It was composed by Montreal artists Martin Marier and Myriam Bleau during improvisation sessions in 2013, slowly fixing a structure while exploring the possibilities of the instrument. Marier will perform Origami with special guest, Émilie Payeur, for Kamloops audiences.
The Prettys (Vancouver) Did You Die (Victoria) Groceries (Victoria)Door 8:00 pm // Music 8:30 pm
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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