After five months of learning and working on their photos, participants of the Canada Caught on Camera project are ready to show their talents.
A small exhibit of 18 photos exploring the concept of inclusion and exclusion will open at Gallery 2 in Grand Forks on Saturday March 18 at 11 a.m.
Expect both literal and artistic explorations of the assigned themes. The exhibit includes everything from a photo of an ancient family orchard shrouded in a winter mist to the community gathering at the annual Christmas tree light up.
“I was really impressed and surprised with the creativity in our group – participants took things to a whole different level from what I expected,” said Shayna Jepsen, Columbia Basin for Alliance (CBAL) ESL Instructor and Settlement Worker.
Canada Caught on Camera is a multicultural photography project of the CBAL. The first workshop was hosted in the fall with Grand Forks photographer Erin Perkins. More than 30 participants attended. The final workshop, hosted a few weeks ago, allowed participants to share their work and select their top two images for the show.
The workshops, prints and frames were provided at no charge to participants through funding from the BC Ministry of International Trade which has responsibility for Multiculturalism. Participating communities included: Golden, Invermere, Kimberley, Cranbrook, Fernie, Creston, Nelson, Trail, Castlegar and the Boundary.
The Boundary Canada Caught on Camera exhibit will run from March 18 until April 1.
For more information about Gallery 2 please visit their website at www.gallery2grandforks.ca.