Kanata at the Salmon Arm Arts Centre

October 7 to November 10, 2017


Kanata refers to the misinterpretation of the original word that we now know as Canada. This is but one example of the misunderstandings of colonial Canada in its encroachment on the land. By appropriating the words used for the land and making them into the English language, we can use this colonial act as a metaphor for relations in Canada in 2017. Kanata will hold space for First Nations artists working in this area to showcase how they are exploring and making new understandings of Canada and its relations. Curated by Splatsin artist Aaron Leon, the exhibition will feature works by Dion Kaszas, Tania Willard, David Wilson and Mary Thomas.

Co-curated by Aaron Leon, a selection of contemporary and traditional aboriginal work in dialogue with what it means to be Canadian at the 150th anniversary of confederation.

Opening Night: Friday, October 6 at 7pm

Coffee Break: Thursday, October 19 from 2pm to 4pm

Artist Trading Card Session: Tuesday, October 10 from 3pm to 4pm

Sponsored by Gail Dyer

Salmon Arm Art Gallery is located at 70 Hudson Avenue NE in beautiful downtown Salmon Arm, BC. Phone 250 832-1170. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 4pm. See “Exhibitions” for more information on the current exhibition. Please note the dates below to ensure your visit to our gallery is during an exhibition.


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