Kamloops Crossing Bridges Outreach ExhibitFri January 24, 2020 to Fri February 21, 2020
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Kamloops Courthouse Gallery
Arts & Culture, Galleries & Exhibits, Kamloops Arts Council
The Crossing Bridges project pairs art with social service groups to promote healing and expression through art. A selection of the artwork will be on display in the Alcove Gallery and Vault Gallery of the Old Courthouse at 7 W Seymour Street from January 24 to Feb 21, and the opening reception will feature works from numerous agencies in the community. Some of the participating agencies include: 4 Directions, Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family & Community, the Mustard Seed, Kamloops Brain Injury Association, Kamloops Immigrant Services, Phoenix Centre, Osprey House, STLR, and Alzheimers Society.
This year’s theme is Crossing Cultures – Connecting Communities Through the Arts and this exhibition celebrates the lived experiences of our diverse community through art. We are very proud of the work that has gone into the displays and are excited to share the day with you. The artists and participants are invited, and we encourage you to join us in congratulating them on the work they have created for this show. The use of art within our cultures and everyday lives is important to keeping a balanced lifestyle.
This art programming has touched the lives of many within our community. It helps many to see there is a creative and constructive outlet that may help to offset day to day challenges we all face. Please join us to view the amazing work that our groups have put together thanks to your participation.
About Kamloops Courthouse Gallery
The Kamloops Courthouse Gallery is a non-profit, co-operative art gallery which was founded in 2007 by a small group of dedicated artists from the Kamloops area. Today, the Gallery and Gift Shop are managed by a growing group of artists offering a wide range of talents and skills.
The purpose of the gallery is to provide a venue for member artists to sell their work while offering the community an opportunity to experience different forms of visual and functional art. Our objectives are to provide continuing support for the co-op and its membership through the gift shop and by organizing artisan fairs in the Old Courthouse.
Another objective is to provide education by offering demonstrations and workshops for those interested in learning a new art form.
We are dedicated to creating an enriching and cultural experience for both residents and visitors of Kamloops, as well as the people of British Columbia. Culture, Art, Community and Prosperity all become a reality as a result of this initiative. We are located in the historic “Old Kamloops Courthouse” which we share with the Kamloops Community Arts Council and Arnica.
The Kamloops Courthouse Gallery Gift Shop boasts an unmatched selection of media and styles including pottery, jewelry, glass art, paintings, scupture and fibre art to suit the tastes of casual shoppers as well as serious collectors.