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Celebrate 40 with 40
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January 1 to December 31

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.
Kind regards,
Margaret Chrumka
Executive Director
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Time to Nominate Artists and Supporters
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October 5 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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.

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Curator's Tour - Luminocity
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October 12 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
Kamloops Art Gallery
Age:
All ages
Starting at the Kamloops Art Gallery @ 465 Victoria Street, Curator Charo Neville will lead a public walking tour of all the Luminocity projects, following the map and ending at the Rotary Bandshell for an evening of performance and refreshments starting at 9:00 pm. Bring comfortable walking shoes and water.
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Medium/Fugue Performance - Luminocity
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October 12 - 9:00 pm to 1:00 am
Location:
Rotary Bandshell at Riverside Park
Age:
All ages

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.

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Brewloops & Factotum Present an evening of beer and music - Luminocity
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October 13 - 8:00 pm to 1:00 am
Location:
Rotary Bandshell at Riverside Park
Age:
All ages

Douse (New Westminister)
Jared Jacket's Bad Vibrations (Penticton)
At Mission Dolores (Kamloops)

Doors 8:00 pm // Music 8:30 pm
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Office of Surrealist Investigations // Collaborative Corpse Live Projected Drawing - Luminocity
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October 14 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location:
135 Victoria Street
Age:
All ages
Collaborative Corpse is a series of projected exquisite corpse drawings on the windows of the Office of Surrealist Investigations. Office of Surrealist Investigations is a collaborative art studio taking the form of a film noir private investigator’s office within which participants are invited to collaborate in Surrealist activities. For this project, multiple participants will work simultaneously to create drawings inspired by the surrealist drawing game of Exquisite Corpse. The Office of Surrealist Investigations will host a public drawing night where visitors can contribute to live projected drawings. The drawings will be projected windows each evening throughout the week of Luminocity.
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TRU Shorts - Luminocity
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October 16 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location:
Rotary Bandshell at Riverside Park
Age:
All ages
Join us for an evening of video screenings by Thompson Rivers University Students.
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Artist as a Digital Archivist - Luminocity
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October 17 - 10:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location:
Rotary Bandshell at Riverside Park
Age:
All ages

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.

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Dark Duel // Costumed art-making contest - Luminocity
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October 18 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Age:
All ages
Location:
Rotary Bandshell at Riverside Park
The KAG’s fifth annual blindfolded face-off—this time in the dark! Inspired by Luminocity, this year’s duel challenges contestants to create their objects using glow sticks, LED lights and modelling clay in under 60 seconds, while blindfolded. Participants will be judged on their costumes, performances and their completed sculpture. The winner will be awarded an exhibition on our Open Gallery in January 2019. Not interested in participating? Join the Dark Duel Peanut Gallery! Heckle contestants as they fumble through their tasks, cheer for your friends and dance to the live DJ set. Dark Duel has space for 8 competitors. Register early to ensure your place in the competition. Visit the Gallery or call 250-377-2400.
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Origami and More Music for Sponges - Luminocity
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October 19 - 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location:
Rotary Bandshell at Riverside Park
Age:
All ages

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.

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Factotum Presents an evening of beer and music - Luminocity
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October 20 - 8:00 pm to 1:00 am
Location:
Rotary Bandshell at Riverside Park
Age:
All ages

The Prettys (Vancouver)
Did You Die (Victoria)
Groceries (Victoria)

Door 8:00 pm // Music 8:30 pm
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Artwork Scavenger Hunt
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November 1 to December 31
Artworks from the Kamloops Art Gallery permanent collection are on display throughout Kamloops. Can you find them all? To participate, take a photograph of yourself with (not on) each artwork and either post to Instagram with the hashtag #KAGPC or show the photos to a Gallery Attendant at the Kamloops Art Gallery. The first 25 people to successfully complete the scavenger hunt will receive a limited edition 40th Anniversary Kamloops Art Gallery mug.
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Mayor's Gala for the Arts
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January 19 - 6:00 pm to 10:00 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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