Salmon Arm youths are preparing works of art for the upcoming Kids These Days exhibition at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery. (Photo contributed)

Art gallery exhibition features work of youth artists

Salmon Arm Art Gallery gives young creatives artistic exposur

What are kids up to these day.

To find out what young artists in the Shuswap are up to, see the “Kids These Days” exhibition at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery.

The exhibition features art work by youths aged 15 to 24, and includes “all forms of exciting media,” said art gallery curator Trace Kutschker.

“This bi-annual exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to see into the minds of young artists,” Kutschker said, noting more than 100 works in painting, drawing, digital/audio, sculpture and installation are featured. “Young people have a different outlook on the world, and a unique perspective on current affairs.”

Kutschker called the exhibition a gift to the wider community, helping people to relate to each other using the language of visual art.

Related: Salmon Arm Art Gallery hosts climate-focused exhibit

“We continue to enjoy enthusiastic participation from high school students, and it’s also exciting that college and university students will connect back to Salmon Arm by submitting artwork for this show,” she added.

The exhibition will open with a reception at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, featuring live music and refreshments. It will run to April 6.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family Saturdays, an open drop-in art-making time for families with children aged 2 to 12, run weekly from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Coffee Break and Artist Talk will be on Thursday, March 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., a time to enjoy locally-roasted organic coffee and fresh baked cookies while discussing the works with some of the exhibiting artists.

Admission to the gallery is by donation.


@SalmonArm
barb.brouwer@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

In photos: The 27th Annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival

Images from Friday evening and Saturday at the festival grounds.

Summerland cannabis shop receives approval in principle

Inspection now required before Green Gaia may sell cannabis

North Okanagan-Shuswap Liberal candidate responds to Trudeau ethics report

Prime Minister’s immediate response to commissioner’s findings appreciated

Shuswap tow truck operator sees high number of collisions this summer

Drivers encouraged to “loosen up behind the wheel, smarten up and read the road”

VIDEO: Langley Ribfest met with protesters

Groups that oppose the event for various reasons plan to be on site each of the three days.

Canadians killed in Afghanistan honoured during emotional dedication ceremony

One-hundred-fifty-eight Canadian soldiers died during the mission

It’s snow joke: Up to 30 cm of snow expected to fall in northeastern B.C.

Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson to be hit with August snowstorm, according to Environment Canada

‘I’m just absolutely disgusted’: Husband furious after B.C. Mountie’s killer gets day parole

Kenneth Fenton was sentenced to prison after he fatally struck Const. Sarah Beckett’s cruiser

Sea-to-Sky Gondola in B.C. likely out of commission until 2020

Sea to Sky Gondola carries between 1,500 and 3,000 people every day during the summer season

Helicopter-riding dog Mr. Bentley now featured on cans of new B.C.-made beer

Partial proceeds from every pack go to Children’s Wish

PHOTOS: Weapons seized at Portland right-wing rally, counterprotests

Not all who gathered Saturday were with right-wing groups or antifa

Retrieved body from Okanagan Lake identified as missing kayaker

Zygmunt Janiewicz had been missing since May and was recovered Aug. 10

Paddleboard festival coming soon to Kalamalka Lake

Wildfire smoke got in the way of last year’s event, but conditions look better this summer

Most Read