Kids check out Gallery 2’s current exhibit, Wackem Sackem. (Tina Bryan/Submitted)

Dinner winner announced, summer shows opening

What’s coming up at Gallery 2.

By Tina Bryan

Congratulations to Mary Sebastian, the winner of the Gallery 2 Starlight Dinner raffle! Mary and seven of her closest friends will soon be enjoying a custom eight-course meal for eight, complete with wine pairings. Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket, your support directly helps Gallery 2 programs.

Summer Programs

The team at Gallery 2 has a great summer program planned for kids age 5-12! Taking place Thursdays throughout the summer from 1 to 3 p.m., Adventures in Art will be jam packed with fun games and crafts. Make amazing crafts like egg painting, glitter slime, moving hockey players, artist trading cards, and flip books! Interact with the kinetic Wackem Sackem hockey exhibit, and experience personalized interpretation of the summer exhibitions at Gallery 2. Blow off some steam on the gallery grounds with fun games like giant jenga and octopus tag.

Drop-ins are welcome, however space is limited. To secure your place, register by stopping by Gallery 2, emailing info@g2gf.ca, or calling 250-442-2211. $12 for members $15 for non-members.

Continuing Exhibitions

There are less than two weeks left until our exhibitions change, so now is your chance to get out of the heat an enjoy some art. In the Reid Gallery, Glenn Clark’s kinetic, interactive works in Wackem Sackem question the rules of the gallery and invite viewers to participate (and make some noise!) In the Fogg Gallery, Don Mabie’s drawings and artist trading cards will convince you to prefer drawing pictures while in the West Gallery, Wendy Toogood’s meticulous Nakusp Narratives will delight you with their subtle detail and approachability.

There will be an exhibit closing reception with all three artists in attendance on July 14 from 1 to 3 p.m., admission is free.

Coming Up

Join us for the opening reception of our summer exhibitions on July 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. New work by Lou Lynn, Willa Downing, and printmakers from the Alberta Printmakers Society will be installed. It will be another interesting and though provoking series of exhibitions.

Taps and Tapas 3 is back by popular demand. This year on Friday, August 17, expect a casual summer evening of beer tasting, delicious food, and great music. Tickets are on sale at the Farmers Market and Gallery 2 gift shop.

Just Posted

Castlegar’s Waterline property purchased; owners to protect it for rock climbers

New owners plan to subdivide, sell bluffs to recreational climbing group

Grand Forks daycare now part of universal childcare program

The spaces will now cost a maximum of $200 per month.

Josie Hotel will be ready on opening day, says management

West Kootenay’s first ski-in, ski-out boutique hotel to open this month

Children’s books needed for Christmas hampers

Considering donating some books this Christmas.

Good fencing makes good neighbours— especially when your neighbours are bears

Workshop in Pass Creek this weekend to promote benefits of proper protection for livestock

Extreme Education and Career Fair helps give back to the community

It’s estimated that there will be one million job vacancies in the next nine years in B.C.

Hunter who saved B.C. man pinned inside smashed truck says ‘God was sending me to him’

Sayward man describes chance discovery of Duncan Moffat, 23, in northern Vancouver Island woods

Road-weary Canucks thumped 6-2 by Wild

Vancouver hosts the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday

Toronto private school didn’t report alleged sexual assault to police

Police say a sexual assault at an all-boys Catholic institution was not reported to them

China says butt out; Canada calls for release of “arbitrarily” detained Muslims

A Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman accused Canada’s envoy of going beyond their diplomatic roles

Dead Saskatoon tattoo artist’s skin removed and preserved

The skin was removed in honour of the well known artist’s work

B.C. Realtor suspended after helping intern forge note about sick grandma

Vancouver real estate agent Jaideep Singh Puri has to pay fine, take ethics course

Offensive Facebook post by Okanagan Conservative riding sparks outrage

Post taken down after Conservative MP in neighbouring riding condemns it and demands removal

Judge rules against ALC on rural B.C. subdivision

The ALC can’t change the definition of an acre, the judge ruled.

Most Read