Oct 7 - Dec 22
Embodied Ecologies is a traveling Retrospective survey of the work of Saskatchewan artist, Marsha Kennedy. Drawn from 25 public and private collections throughout Western Canada, this exhibition explores the conceptual basis and evolution of Kennedy's art practice through multiple bodies of work that engage concepts pertaining to the body, motherhood, feminism, spirituality, nature, museology, ecology, environmental sustainability, and colonial impacts on the land, spanning Kennedy's prolifix four decade career. This survey brings together over one hundred works in printmaking, painting, mixed media, installation and sculpture to present a richly layered picture of the diversity and yet unifying conceptual threads of Kennedy's practice.
Beairsto anti-racist project
Students at Beairsto School
July 29 - DEC 22 - exhibition extended
As a peaceful protest against the racist propaganda which was distributed around schools in the community in the fall of 2020, École Beairsto and the Vernon Public Art Gallery are excited to present a collaborative social justice project as a way to speak up against hate. In the fall of 2020, hundreds of flyers on pieces of white paper with the headline ‘Wake Up’ along with a list of several web pages that promote racism and Nazism, were found scattered outside several Vernon schools, leaving many parents and staff seriously concerned, shocked and saddened. The 715 self-portraits will form a rainbow mosaic of diversity that highlights the differences that make each one of us special. The project will not only feature 715 canvases with a self-portrait of each student; but also an anti-racist banner that will be hung outside the school; and a special mini-documentary. The workshop portion and the mini-documentary portions of the project are sponsored by the Social Planning Council North Okanagan and funded by a provincial government grant through the Resilience BC program.