A collection of works created by the Kamloops Arts Council's Crossing Bridges art instructors, past and present.
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, woodworking, 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 artists / 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.
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)