TRU Student and Former KFS Employee Gives voice to Indigenous Art Overseas – The Kamloops Film Society
July 4, 2023
Art has long been an important part of Shoshana Wilson’s life. Guided by her father, well-known Haisla artist Barry Wilson, the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Indigenous student (and former KFS employee) found her voice — and her way — through drawing.
When Wilson was recently given the opportunity to share her work in Japan, through TRU’s Field Course in Geography (GEOG 3700) course, she was excited.
“My classmates and I were looking for gifts to give to people while we were over there and then one of the student’s suggested we gift First Nations art,” says Wilson. “I told them I’m a First Nations artist, so then my teacher, Tom Waldichuk, was all over it.”
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Kamloops Film Society
The Kamloops Film Society is the umbrella organization that operates the Paramount Theatre and runs two main events: The Thursday Film Series and the annual March Kamloops Film Festival, which includes the Kamloops Independent Short Shorts Festival. The KFS has been operating for over 45 years and was officially incorporated under the BC Societies Act on August 17, 1994. In the spring of 2019, The Kelson Group purchased the Paramount Theatre and leased the venue to the KFS. The support of The Kelson Group and Ron Fawcett has made the venture possible as The KFS continues to make the theatre a cultural venue.My Blog Posts Visit My Website