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‘Ugly and beautiful at the same time’

September
26
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2016
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Visitors to the weekend opening of Kamloops Art Gallery’s fall exhibition could be forgiven for momentarily thinking they’d stepped into a yoga centre. First, there were the pink yoga mats neatly rolled up near the entrance, then...

Art finds beauty and seduction in glitter

September
13
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2016
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Monica McGarry’s work uses pop culture, kitsch and humour to challenge how people perceive and engage with images in the world around them. A multi-disciplinary Kamloops artist, McGarry presents an exhibition entitled “Not quite sure...

Cruise or choose with KAG lottery prize

September
9
,
2016
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The winner of Kamloops Art Gallery’s Luxury Vacation Lottery doesn’t have to take the $10,000 European river cruise. That’s the fresh twist in the fifth annual fundraiser with sales of the $100 tickets launched Friday. ...

Sculpture much more than 'Swiss cheese'

September
7
,
2016
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Sigmund Freud might be impressed on first glance, though he’d no doubt want to give closer analysis to a newly installed sculpture adorning the Tournament Capital Centre. Freud’s Ceiling by B.C. artist Cameron Kerr is the City’s...

Peter Collins bursary applications due

August
26
,
2016
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Students with a passion for music are encouraged to apply for the new Peter Collins Memorial Fund Bursary by the end of August. In memory of Peter Collins, a beloved music teacher and tenor singer, the bursary was recently created to assist...

Saturday's free for families at KAG

August
23
,
2016
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Kamloops Art Gallery is offering Family Art Saturday, a free family event that includes tours and activities as well as innovative art studio workshops. The event runs from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 27. In the Central Galleries, visitors can find...

Help yourself to some harsh criticism

August
12
,
2016
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Ever want to speak your mind on artistic expression of one sort or another? Ever want to expose your own creative work to criticism? Two upcoming sessions of Harsh Crit at Kamloops Art Gallery might be just the chance you’ve been waiting...

Arts council holds AGM in fitting form

August
11
,
2016
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Kamloops Arts Council dressed up for its volunteer support night, donning the outfits of favourite artists. Between volunteer recognition, supporter appreciation and appointment of new board, Georgia O'Keeffe, Bruce Springsteen, Joni Mitchell...

Educational fund honours Jann Bailey

August
9
,
2016
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A permanent fund supporting arts education will provide a fitting legacy for the late Jann Bailey, a passionate advocate of teaching young children an appreciation of arts and culture. The fund is now more than halfway towards its goal of $28,000...

‘Boy, did we get talent’

August
5
,
2016
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A seasoned artist, administrator, educator and self-described Alberta boy, James MacDonald stepped up to the lectern Friday as Western Canada Theatre’s new artistic director. MacDonald was chosen from 22 candidates across the country who...