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Free fun at Family Art Saturdays at the KAG

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August 18, 2016 - 2:44 PM

KAMLOOPS - Drop into Family Art Saturdays, a free family event that includes tours and activities in our galleries as well as innovative art workshops in our studios.

In the Central Galleries, get inspired by the large, holographic and multi-layered art work in Jerry Pethick: Shooting the Sun/Splitting the Pie.

Over the course of a career that spanned almost five decades, Jerry Pethick (1935–2003) produced a complex and multifaceted body of work that is difficult to classify. Making use of the world-class recycling facility on Hornby Island, where he lived from 1975 until his death in 2003, Pethick built mostly large, sculptural art works that explore and challenge the way that we look at the world and understand our own place within it. He was an inventor, a researcher and an artist—a rare, contemporary polymath—whose work has influenced and inspired a generation of young Canadian artists.

In The Cube, experience Ryland Fortie’s exhibition, Chatroom Paranoia. Featuring the first pond and fountain to be built in our gallery space, Chatroom Paranoia explores concerns about oversaturation from too much screen time and a lack of face-to-face engagement, and considers whether these concerns are relevant or simply the way in which people engage socially now, using the technology of the day. In this new work, Fortie questions how meaning and identity are constructed within all social spaces, whether in-person or virtual, and invites the viewer to question notions of authenticity.

In our studios, get messy and try your hand at found object sculpture, collage and more!

Family Art Saturday
Saturday, August 27, 2016
1:00 to 3:00 pm
All ages, FREE
No registration required, free for all ages.

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