Art for Change: Crossing Bridges Outreach in the KAC Main & Hallway Galleries

Art for Change: Crossing Bridges Outreach in the KAC Main & Hallway Galleries

Wednesday November 1, 2017  to Saturday November 18, 2017
Kamloops Courthouse Gallery

Crossing Bridges is an interactive multidisciplinary collaboration among the arts community and social service agencies. The program delivers high quality arts workshops at no cost to children, youth, families, adults and seniors in the Kamloops area who may be facing challenges or in crisis.

Artists work alongside staff at local social service agencies to deliver visual arts workshops in a variety of mediums – including painting, photo-transfer, drawing, collage, mirror-etching, wood working, fibre art and more. Crossing Bridges helps participants express realities, fears, hopes and dreams, providing them with the chance to connect with others, build self esteem and share their voice with the community. Further, these workshops keep individuals returning to the agencies that can link them up to help when they need it.

Art for Change showcases the immense talent of the local visual / art instructors that the Crossing Bridges program has had the honour of working with, including Chris Bose, Donna Vanderlip, and Jewell Shaw. Our hope is that their work, informed by their own experiences as well the Crossing Bridges program and participants themselves, will inspire even more art for change.

All are welcome. Admission is free.
OPENING RECEPTION Wednesday November 1, 6 – 8 pm.

What: Art for Change: A Crossing Bridges Outreach Exhibition
When: Exhibit runs Wed. Nov. 1 to Sat. Nov. 18; opening reception Wed. Nov. 1, 6-8pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5 | Sat 10-4

Where: Kamloops Arts Council Main Gallery and Hallway, Old Courthouse Cultural Centre (7 Seymour Street West, Kamloops)

Location Information: Kamloops Courthouse Gallery

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City Centre

7 West Seymour Street,
Kamloops, BC,
V2C 1E4

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.