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iN PHOTOS: Kamloops outdoor light exhibit brightens up dark nights

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Kelowna Art Gallery
October 28, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Kamloops residents are uniting under the dark skies to experience Luminocity, the week-long Kamloops Art Gallery exhibit that lights up the night.

The art exhibit takes viewers on a journey around the Kamloops downtown and Riverside Park, using projections, videos and light to transform the downtown.

READ MORE: Outdoor video art exhibit 'Luminocity' returning to Kamloops

The exhibit, which has returned to Kamloops for the third time, wraps up Oct. 31 and will be broadcast each night from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The art gallery is offering nightly tours at Riverside Park as pre-registered events with restricted capacity.

Charo Neville, curator for the art gallery, said the curator tours so far have been operating at max capacity.

“I’m kind of amazed, given the weather, how popular it has been and how many people are out and about. It feels like in COVID-19 times, everyone is used to staying home and there hasn’t been that opportunity to do anything outside so I wasn’t sure when it snowed and it's been so cold but... it seems like people checking it out as usual.”

Two curator tours the gallery is offering have been fully booked, with a 50-person cap on each, she said.

One structure, called Cinerama was created by a TRU alumni, Levi Glass, which allows viewers to step inside a projected 15th century Florence baptistry. Outside shows groups of tourists around Florence. She calls it “uncanny” comparing the tourist times to COVID-19.

"It's like crowds we don't see anymore, tourists gathering outside the site."

For more information about the event and the artists, visit the Luminocity website.

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Kelowna Art Gallery

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