The Kamloops Arts Council presents three new exciting exhibits at the Old Courthouse

April 19, 2022 at 12:01 am  Entertainment, The Arts

What: Three new exciting exhibitions
When: Exhibits run from April 22 to May 7, 2022
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 10 – 4
Where: Kamloops Arts Council Galleries, Old Courthouse Cultural Centre (7 Seymour Street West, Kamloops)

“Playing with Glass” by Shiela Dunn in the KAC Main Gallery

Shiela Dunn lived a good portion of her life in Kamloops but her current home is in the rural area south of Pritchard. Shiela took an introductory course in stained glass when she was 42 and for the last 28 years has been hooked on glass. There have been many failures along the way but she believes she learns more from those failures than the successes.

When she saw a demonstration of fusing at a Glass Exposition in Las Vegas she knew she’d found the enduring love of her life. The best known example of Shiela’s stained glass work is in the windows of St. Andrews on the Square in Kamloops. Those windows accomplished everything she had hoped they would. They add colour and liveliness to the light coming into the space and soften the hard edged views of Seymour Street.

“Inspirations and Insights” by Linda Scarfo in the KAC Alcove Gallery
A World of Wonders

Linda Scarfo has enjoyed drawing and painting for many years with her first formal training in the Visual Arts Program at Northern Lights College in the 1980s. She finds motivation in depicting the wide variety of wildlife and scenery of BC. Constantly striving to improve her technique and mastery of acrylic painting, she has attended workshops led by Michael O’Toole, Terry Isaacs, Perry Haddock, and Debbie Milner-Lively among many others. She is an active member of the Kamloops Arts & Crafts Club and Kamloops Artists and recently joined Artzone at Sun Peaks. Participating in sales and markets, the main product she sells consists of photo art cards of her work.

“If your surroundings don’t inspire you, change them” by Jenna Cotter in the KAC Vault Gallery

Jenna Cotter is mostly self-taught but enjoys taking any art classes offered when they pop up. She has been doing painting, drawing, photography and other forms of creativity since she was a child. She attended BCIT in Burnaby BC in 2012 for Graphic Design which was for the purpose of her clothing line Diamonds And Dirt, started in 2010. She is an outdoor enthusiast that spends most of her time in the mountains or by the water adventuring and taking in all this beautiful world has to offer. She is passionate about putting the things she sees or dreams onto canvas with a pop of colour and twist of whimsical. Jenna loves seeing people smile and feel happy. She wants her art to spark happiness, colour, optimism, life, peace, and good energy. Her home is covered in colourful paintings and photos of adventures. She and her son call it their “happy home”. Jenna wants to spread those feelings of joy & happiness to other people’s homes.

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