Grade 10 Salmon Arm Secondary Jackson campus student Layla Kutschker created this poster as part of the Why I Love Canada multi-media exhibition which opens at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery on Friday, April 29. -Image credit: Photo contributed.

Young artists express love for Canada

New exhibition part of Canada 150 celebrations

Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents “Why I Love Canada,” a multi-media exhibition by artists aged 15 to 24 on a Canada 150 theme.

“Reasons to love one’s country can be many and diverse,” says art gallery curator Tracey Kutschker. “This exhibition challenges young artists to identify and communicate what parts of our Canadian identity are loved and appreciated, and what parts are neglected and need attention.”

The sesquicentennial is a time of reflection and of imagining. What young people value in our nation is what helps all of us plan for the future.

The opening reception is Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. and features refreshments and live music.

“It is a celebration of all those who put their thoughts, ideas and emotions into this visual form of communication,” Kutschker says.

Everyone is welcome to attend the opening of the exhibition that runs from April 29 to May 27, 2017.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is by donation.

The Coffee Break and Artist Talk take place on Thursday, May 18 at 2 p.m. and the gallery will be open that day until 7.

Family Saturdays runs every week from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Artist trading cards at Trader Tuesday is on May 9 from 3 to 4 p.m.