Heart & Courage: Art in Public Spaces with Western Canada Theatre
This installation is special for a lot of reasons. Everything has a story. Even installing the gallery has a story! It was very fitting that like-minded employees and volunteers ‘gathered’ to do intake and installation of the show. Our KAC staff met some amazing WCT volunteers and things felt almost normal again. So many artists and volunteers got to know each other through this period, and it’s exciting to think about the future possibilities of conversation over this gallery.
A thrilling part of this show is that regular theatre-goers view another form of art when they wait in the lobby; they can really contemplate the connection of the visual arts pieces to the performing arts pieces. Talk about double feature! You can find Western Canada’s 2021/2022 season here, and we encourage you to keep all the shows in mind when viewing the lobby gallery.
Western Canada Theatre’s 2021/2022 season is themed “A season of heart. A season of courage. There’s no place like Western Canada Theatre”. This is of course exemplified in their upcoming shows like A Broad’s Way Cabaret, The Wizard of Oz, or Echoes of the Homesick Heart. As mentioned, the idea of “home” or “returning to home” was an important theme that Western Canada Theatre requested of the submissions. This presents an interesting addition to Art in Public Spaces as the first time a theme was requested from an organization. This also presents an energizing challenge (or perhaps an advantage) to artists that work in a certain style.
As is true for all forms of art, whether theatric or visual, Mathiole said it best when he suggested, “art speaks where words are unable to explain.”
So the next time you see a Western Canada Theatre production, or anything happening at the Sagebrush Theatre, take a moment to admire the thematic works around the lobby and realize that in the arts… you’re home.
Sun, May 15, 2022 at 8:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Six Mile Thrice – Kamloops Trails
Sat, May 14, 2022 at 6:10 pm - Bill Sundhu posted on their blog: There is no Peace without Justice! »
Thu, May 12, 2022 at 10:13 am - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Green living is good for you — and the planet
Tue, May 10, 2022 at 7:45 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Early Hiking in the Frederick Bluffs
Sat, May 7, 2022 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Up the NE Mara Route
Thu, May 5, 2022 at 11:18 am - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Suppressed science shows fish farms endanger wild salmon
Tue, May 3, 2022 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: A Moderate Hike on the Uplands Trails
Sun, May 1, 2022 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Hiking the Battle Creek Hills
Sun, May 1, 2022 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Hiking the Abbey Road Hills
Sat Apr 23 to Sat Jun 18 Sailing Pretty Close to the Wind
Sat May 7 to Sat May 21 Barb’s Used Book & Music Sale
Thu May 12 to Sat May 28 WCT: The Wizard of Oz
Thu May 12 to Sat May 28 The Wizard of Oz
Tue May 17 Tuesday Night Trivia at Carlos O’Bryan’s
Wed May 18 Wednesday Night Trivia at Fox’N Hounds Pub
Thu May 19 Thursday Night Trivia at Tumbleweeds Pub
Thu May 19 Thursday Night Trivia at Rick’n Firkin Pub
Fri May 20 to Sat May 21 Paule Kype & Texas Flood
Fri May 20 Eric Johnston Run With The Bull Comedy Tour
Fri May 20 Film: The Last Tourist
Fri May 20 Film: Bootlegger
Fri May 20 The Olivia Show: A Tribute to Olivia Newton-John
Sat May 21 Eamon McGrath and his Electric Band with St.Arnaud