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KSO book and music sale up and running

November
7
,
2015
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 Kamloops Symphony’s semi-annual Barb’s Used Book & Music Sale returns to Sahali Mall November 7 – 21. This has been their largest fundraiser, held twice a year for over 20 years. The success is due to their...

Marchand among arts council appointments

November
7
,
2015
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Lori Marchand, general manger of Western Canada Theatre, is among new appointments to the B.C. Arts Council. Merla Beckerman, originally appointed to the council in October 2010, takes up the reins from retiring chair Stanley Hamilton. ...

DIY way up in the sky

November
3
,
2015
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Artist Kevin Schmidt, whose exhibition The Commons is showing at Kamloops Art Gallery through the fall, returns to the gallery Thursday, Nov. 5, to tell of his highest achievement, so to speak. Schmidt, a Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist,...

Chefs in the City fights child hunger

November
1
,
2015
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Chefs in the City, billed as kamloops’ culinary event of the year, takes place Monday night at TRU’s Campus Activity Centre, but anyone who waited until the last minute to buy tickets may be disappointed. The Rotary Club of...

Creating A Sign in the North West Passage

October
25
,
2015
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Getting a “Sign in the North West Passage” to the Northwest Passage was a journey-and-a-half, never mind what happened to the sign after that, whatever that may have been. For Kevin Schmidt — the Vancouver-based artist...

Artist speaks on North West Passage project

October
19
,
2015
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Kevin Schmidt likes to send his artwork to some rather unusual locations — way up there. The B.C. artist has an exhibition of his work showing in Kamloops Art Gallery’s central galleries this fall and early winter. On Thursday, he...

Reception set for Piece of Mind exhibition

October
16
,
2015
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Piece of Mind, a national art exhibition that promotes psychological health, continues through to mid-November at Kamloops Arts Council’s Main Gallery. An opening reception takes place Friday, Oct. 16, starting at 6:30 p.m.  For the...

Arts award nominations due by Oct. 26

October
13
,
2015
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Nominations for the 2016 Mayor’s Award for the Arts will be accepted until Oct. 26. The awards honour outstanding achievement in three categories — Emerging Artist, Business in Support of the Arts, and Craft & Design. Any resident...

Celebrated authors support local festival

September
29
,
2015
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Two well known B.C. authors are coming to the aid of the Kamloops Writers Festival with a fundraising evening at the Old Courthouse. Governor-General's award winner Lorna Crozier and Ian Weir, who grew up in Kamloops, will provide an evening...

CULTURE DAYS: Little gallery makes big strides

September
26
,
2015
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The arts abound all over town Saturday and Sunday, including some surprises. One of the most popular events is sure to be Saturday’s public discussion at TRU on the proposed performing arts centre, set for 2-4 p.m. in the International...