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New Vernon Museum executive director to meet-and-greet at exhibition opening

Steve Fleck stands with his original art piece that will be on display at the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives on April 11, 2019.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Steve Fleck
March 31, 2019 - 5:30 PM

VERNON — A new face at a new temporary exhibit will be at the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives next week.

Steve Fleck, who took hold of the reigns as the museums new executive director on March 18, will be at the official opening of "Exploring Social Justice;" an exhibit of human rights topics that have affected the Vernon area.

The exhibit will showcase four main themes in Vernon's history; internment camps, home children, First Nations displacement, and immigration.  

Attendees will also get to speak to Fleck about his vision for the museum.

"Our plan as the museum moves forward— and starts to become a culture centre in Vernon— is to make more current connections, and especially try to engage young people," Fleck says. "We’re not going to shy away from being a little controversial from time to time."

The opening event is happening Thursday, April 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the museum. A museum media release says the exhibit combines technology, hands-on activities, archival material and even memes.

The installment will be at the museum from April through May, 2019.

It will include one of the new executive director's own original works.

"I worked with respect to the World War I internment camp," Fleck says. "I worked with the curator, and built an original photo display—made of aluminum and metal— to look like a broken old-style fence." 

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