GALLERY 2: Connections materialized at exhibition opening

By Contributor
August 8th, 2011

A celebration of contemporary craft and art created by 24 artists who teach and work at the Kootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College in Nelson is the upcoming exhibition at Gallery 2.

The curriculum at the Kootenay School of the Arts includes four areas of study- metal, clay, fibre, jewelry and small object design along with studies of drawing, design and professional practices.

This important exhibition reveals the diversity of ideas and materials found in the work of these art educators and the quality of art and craft produced and taught in the West Kootenay. It will also explore the traditions behind each artist’s practice and how they transform the traditional into the contemporary. The artists share their relationship to materials, tools and techniques, as well as the collaborative relationship that develops between mentor and student.

The faculty and staff have dedicated this exhibition to a former colleague and friend Tom Lynn. Tom was involved in the early developmental stages of the school and was instrumental in the establishment of the school’s Metal Program.

This exhibition entitled, Connections Materialized, will open with a reception on Saturday, Aug. 13, from1-3 p.m., with an opportunity for the public to meet the artists and learn about their diverse disciplines.

The exhibition will run until Oct. 9. Gallery 2 is located at 524 Central Avenue and is open from Monday to Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. during August and Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. during September.