Legacy of Hope – Traveling Exhibit

Greater Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is honoured to partner with School District 22 to bring a Legacy of Hope traveling exhibit to Vernon.

The exhibit is titled "Remembering, Honouring, & The Way Forward: 10 Years After the Residential School Apology." It was created to remember the Survivors who made it out of the schools, to honour those who did not, and to provide all Canadians with a unique opportunity to reflect on what Reconciliation means to them.

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Beairsto Anti-Racism Project

Vernon Public Art Gallery 3228 31st Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

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. Students created 715 self-portraits that form a rainbow mosaic of diversity that highlights the differences that make each one of us special.
Exhibition runs from July 29 – Oct 19, 2021. Click on event for more details.

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BODIES OF WATER by Emerald Holt and Sam Neal

Gallery Vertigo 102-3105 28th Ave, Vernon, British Columbia

BODIES OF WATER is a 2-dimensional installation that uses a series of cyanotypes, an alternative process in photography, that are displayed with multi-channel sound to create a collective audio ambiance in the gallery. The show runs from September 7 to October 2, with an opening reception to be held on September 9th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4:00pm.

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CMHA Awakening the Spirit Art Show & Sale

Vernon Community Arts Centre 2704A Highway 6, Vernon, British Columbia

The Vernon Community Arts Centre presents "Awakening the Spirit Art Show and Sale:".  Organized by the Canadian Mental Health Association, this exhibit is a celebration of the creative talents of people living with mental illness. It is a place for artists with lived experience with mental illness to showcase their work and it is a significant opportunity to educate the public about the lives, creativity, and abilities of individuals in our community who are affected by this often-stigmatized illness. There is no cost for admission.  Donations welcomed. Click on event for more details.

The World is Our Stage

Greater Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Celebrate Armstrong's iconic Caravan Farm Theatre, one of the world’s most esteemed outdoor theatre companies. The opening of the exhibit will happen September 28th from 6:30-8:30 Greater Vernon Museum where you will find hand-crafted masks and other set pieces. During the opening you will be able to watch a special viewing of Niall McNeil’s documentary film "The Originals" which was filmed on location at the Caravan Farm Theatre in 2021.  

The exhibit will be on display throughout all of Culture Days, September 24 to October 24, 2021.

Mini Artists – Culture Days

Vernon Public Art Gallery 3228 31st Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Vernon Public Art Gallery invites you to bring your little ones under the age of 5 to explore art making on the last Monday of every month. This month we are celebrating CULTURE DAYS and will start our session off by engaging with artworks in Shawn Serfas' exhibition titled This Kind of Wilderness. Inspired by his interesting approach to art-making, we will head to the classroom and play with different techniques and materials to create our own abstract paintings. Pre-register by emailing [email protected]
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The World is Our Stage: Exhibit Opening

Greater Vernon Museum & Archives 3009 32nd Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Celebrate Armstrong's iconic Caravan Farm Theatre, one of the world’s most esteemed outdoor theatre companies. View the opening of an exhibit at the Vernon Museum of original, hand-crafted masks and other set pieces. Then watch a special viewing of Niall McNeil’s documentary film "The Originals." Filmed on location at the Caravan Farm Theatre in 2021, and featuring interviews from Caravan Farm Theatre alumni spanning four decades, "The Originals" is an artist’s ode to his creative home.

The exhibit will be on display throughout all of Culture Days, September 24 to October 24, 2021.

Youth Focus – SPOTLIGHT’s FOCUS OnSTAGE Concert Series

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre 3800 - 33rd Street, Vernon, British Columbia

The FOCUS Youth OnSTAGE Concert features three acts from VDPACS inaugural FOCUS Online Series on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021, at 7:30pm.  Featuring internet sensation and singer- songwriter Justin Moore, funk-blues duo Jake O’Brien and Sedonia Borden and three piece rockabilly band the Dixie Fried Hep Katz. “We are building on the great connections made with emerging artists during the FOCUS Online Series. This performance is a first step in offering platforms to young local artists throughout the season,” says Artistic Director, Erin Kennedy. Click on event for more details.

UNDERTONES – by Nick Cote

Gallery Vertigo 102-3105 28th Ave, Vernon, British Columbia

Nick Cote’s exhibit derives from stream of consciousness drawing, and has mental health undertones. Using surrealism and human anatomy, he hopes his art lifts the stigma of mental illness, breaks down barriers, and speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves. This is Mr. Cote’s first exhibit. 

The show runs from October 5 to 30th, with an opening reception on October 7th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4:00pm.

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