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Summer art camps, new exhibition coming to Kamloops Art Gallery later this month

The Kamloops Art Gallery is hosting several youth art camps and welcoming two new exhibitions this summer.

The summer camps will run from July 18 to Aug. 19 and from 9 am to 3 pm.

According to the KAG, there will be three programs which are designed to engage youth aged five to 12 with ideas, new materials and art techniques.

Many of the techniques will be inspired by the KAG summer exhibition, Reading the Land.

All classes will take place at the KAG, located at 101–465 Victoria St. For more information, including prices, visit this link.

Here is a look at this summer’s art camp schedule:

  • Experimentation Station: July 18 to 22 and July 25 to 29 – ages 8 to 12

  • Experimentation Station: Aug. 2 to 5 – ages 5 to 8

  • Focus on Printmaking: Aug. 8 to 12 – ages 8 to 12

  • Focus on Painting: Aug. 15 to 19 – ages 8 to 12

<who> Photo Credit: Courtesy of Kamloops Art Gallery.

In addition, the public can attend the opening of a new exhibition, Reading the Land: Ten Years of Collecting, on Saturday, July 16 at 5:30 pm.

This new exhibition, which is meant to share the artists and artworks that have come into the gallery’s care since 2012, will run until Sept. 17.

“The selection of works centres on a range of approaches to representing the landscape and critically exploring the idea of land,” explains the KAG website.

“Spanning wide-ranging art-historical epochs and diverse approaches, this exhibition offers a view into artmaking over the past 100 years in the context of shifting worldviews and conversations about land use and cultural implications.”

The opening will include a tour of the exhibition followed by a reception in the KAG studios and atrium. For more information, click here.

<who> Photo Credit: Courtesy of KAG website </who> Rodney Konopaki and Rhonda Neufeld Along Mission Flats Road, November 8, 2013.

Finally, Terrance Houle: Ghost Days is now on display until Sept. 10.

"Initiated in 2015 by Terrance Houle, a Calgary-based artist, this project conjures the spirits and ghosts of colonial and non-colonial history that exist in the light of night as well as in the darkness of the day," explains KAG.

Additionally, Houle will work collaboratively with Indigenous youth through programs at the Kamloops Art Gallery this summer to expand on this earlier project and incorporate other voices and approaches.

<who> Photo Creidt: Courtesy of KAG website </who> Terrance Houle, Ghost Days, 2015. Digital Photo.

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