13 to 18, FREE
What does it mean to be a youth? How are youth perceived and represented in our society? Join KAG Teen Intern Emma Thibault and Art Instructor Anyssa Gill to explore these ideas and make art. Visit Programs for more details.
Based on the hugely successful Ladies’ Drawing Nights started in New York City by artists Leah Goren, Julia Rothman and Rachel Cole, the Ladies’ Afternoon Drawing Club is for women who want to drink tea (and coffee), make friends and develop their art-making skills. Each week, KAG Art Instructor Elizabeth Pattie will lead a workshop exploring a selected topic, ranging from pencil shading techniques to gouache painting methods. In addition to learning new art-making techniques, you will also explore the work of contemporary and historical female artists to inspire your own artwork. Visit Programs for more details.
12 to 24, FREE
Previously known as The Graphic Novel Club, this program began as a joint initiative with the Kamloops Art Gallery and the Kamloops Library to create a collaborative public art project. Out of this has developed Logograph, a youth-directed club that meets weekly at the Gallery and Library. Led by our Teen Intern, this program offers space for creative youth to make art and generate ideas for future projects. New members are always welcome. Visit Programs for more details.
Join us on for a guided tour of our exhibitions followed by a lively Kitchen Conversation in our studios. Many of the artworks in Becoming Animal/Becoming Landscape explore politically and socially charged issues. Through these Kitchen Conversations, we hope to open the dialogue up to you—our community—so that we
can come together and share perspectives. Light refreshments will be provided. Visit Programs for more details.
Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
Come together for the arts event of the season. This year's theme is the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.
The Mayor’s Gala for the Arts is a fundraiser for Western Canada Theatre, the Kamloops Symphony and the Kamloops Art Gallery. Hosted by the Mayor, the evening includes fine dining, entertainment and presentations of the annual Mayor’s Award for the Arts. Tickets are available through Kamloops Live Box Office or by calling the Gallery at 250-377-2400. Visit the Mayor's Gala for the Arts web site for full details.
Join us in our studios for coffee and conversation followed by a hands-on art workshop. Coffee (and tea) is served at 10:00; the workshop begins at 10:30.
Art can be messy—please wear something you won’t mind getting a bit of paint on. This program is offered in collaboration with the Kamloops Adult Learners’ Society. Registration is encouraged as space is limited. Please visit Kamloops Adult Learners' Society web site for registration forms and office hours to register in person. Visit Programs for more details.
Children three and under with their parents or guardians, FREE (older siblings welcome)
Join us in our studios for songs, stories and puppets with Kathy from the Kamloops Library, followed by baby-friendly art making at 11:00. Visit Programs for more details.
All ages, FREE
Zack's Coffee / 377 Victoria Street
Join us at Zack’s Coffee on the last Monday of every month to contribute to large-scale collaborative drawings, play Surrealist drawing games and enjoy some of Kamloops’ best coffee and tea. No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided. Visit Programs for more details.
Arbour Collective provides opportunities for youth and adults to create art, learn new creative methods and exhibit or perform in the Kamloops area. Collective members will be working in KAG studios on the first Thursday of most months, February through June. Youth and adults of all nationalities are invited to drop in to participate. No registration required. No experience necessary. All supplies are provided. Visit Programs for more details.
Vancouver-based artist Marina Roy's cross-disciplinary art practice investigates the intersection between materials, history, language and ideology. Acting as a bridge between clture adn nature, ethics and drive, Roy's work is based on research into psychoanalysis, bio politics, human-animal distinction, feminism, allegory, art history and linguistics. In her artist talk, Roy will speak about her practice and to the works on view until March 25 as part of the exhibition Becoming Animal/Becoming Landscape.
Red Collar Brewing Co. / 355 Lansdowne Street
Join us at Red Collar Brewing Co. on the second Wednesday of every month to contribute to large-scale collaborative drawings, play Surrealist drawing games and enjoy some of Kamloops’ best local beer. No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided. Minors are welcome with an accompanying parent or guardian. Visit Programs for more details.
Learn something new while enjoying your after-work drink. Every month will offer a new topic on diverse aspects of art history presented by local artists, educators and researchers. A cash bar is available. Visit Programs for more information.
Drop in to DIY Thursdays to learn new skills from talented local artists. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided (and some snacks). Visit Programs for more details.
Join artist Laura Findlay in our studios to learn more about her research and painting practice. Findlay’s exhibition in The Cube, Moving While Looking at Things That Do Not Move, includes an array of objects with cylindrical imagery and textures meant to be observed from all sides, revealing the static but shifting landscape of vessels.
Through these works, Findlay questions the current role of history painting through notions of narrative, empathy and the sublime. Following her talk, Laura Findlay will lead a hands-on workshop in our studios.
Drop into Family Art Saturdays, a FREE family event that includes tours and activities in our galleries as well as innovative art workshops in our studios. Be inspired by the artwork in Becoming Animal/ Becoming Landscape and Laura Findlay: Moving While
Looking at Things That Do Not Move, and then join us in our studios for a hands-on workshop with artist Laura Findlay. No registration required. All supplies are provided.
Join us for our fourth annual blindfolded face-off! Drawing on the theme of transformation, contestants will be assigned two random subjects (say, a dishwasher and an elephant) and tasked with creating a drawing of one transforming into the other in 60 seconds or less—while blindfolded. Yes, we know this task is nearly impossible. That’s the point (and what makes these events fun). Participants will be judged on their costumes, performances and their completed drawing. The winner will be awarded a solo exhibition on our BMO Open Gallery in October 2017.
Not interested in participating? Join the Art Duel Peanut Gallery! Heckle contestants as they fumble through their tasks, cheer for your friends and dance to the live DJ set. Free snacks and a cash bar will be open throughout the event.
Art Duel has space for 16 competitors. Register early to ensure your place in the competition. Visit the Gallery or call 250-377-2400.
16+, $25 members / $30 public (class)
Learn the basics of acrylic painting with local artist and educator Anyssa Gill. Covering everything from colour theory to landscape painting, this workshop offers something for everyone. Visit Programs for more details.
Join artist Attila Richard Lukacs in our studios to learn more about his painting practice. One of the most renowned Canadian Painters of his generation, Lukacs has lived and worked as an artist in Berlin, New York, and Vancouver. His paintings frequently reference the historical compositions and themes of David and Caravaggio as well as the compositional devices of the miniature painters and illustrators of India and the Middle East. Best known for works that depict exaggerated male figures, such as gay skinheads and military cadets, Lukacs has also developed an extensive and critical body of abstract work. Lukacs' work is on view in Becoming Animal/Becoming Landscape until March 25.
4 to 6, $20 members / $24 public (half day)
7 to 12, $38 members / $44 public (full day)
Inspired by our current exhibitions, KAG day camps engage children in a variety of artistic media using high quality materials. Visit Spring Art Camp for more details.
Join guest curator Zoë Chan for a tour of Kids these days and superyoung. Chan will provide background on the artists and discuss key ideas and works in the exhibition.
Let’s come together to celebrate the opening of Kids these days and superyoung in the Central Galleries and Matt MacIntosh: falsevoid in The Cube. Meet the artists and curators, mix with other art supporters, get creative at the Kids Table and enjoy live music and appetizers. Everyone welcome. Memberships are 25% off.
Join us on the third Thursday of the month for a tour of our exhibitions led by our Teen Interns, followed by a lively conversation in our studios. What issues are important to Kamloops youth? What was it like to be a teen when you were young? What has changed— what should change? We want to hear perspectives from all generations. Light refreshments will be provided. Visit Programs for more details.
4 to 6, $20 members / $24 public
7 to 12, $38 members / $44 public
Inspired by our current exhibitions, KAG day camps engage children in a variety of artistic media using high quality materials. Led by our art instructors, KAG tours and interactive activities take place in our gallery spaces, while our studios provide a space for creation, expression and discovery. We provide a variety of fine art materials for experimentation, enabling participants to create art projects using varied techniques and media, including painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture.
Extended care is available 8:30 to 9:00 and 3:00 to 3:30 pm.
For more information about any of our events and activities, feel free to give us a call at 250-377-2400.
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