Peak Year will display unusual installations honouring the Adams River salmon run in a multi-artist travelling exhibition displayed throughout the month of September.
The Old Courthouse Gallery at 7 Seymour St. W. will host nine pieces by Shuswap/Thompson artists who were inspired by the prolific sockeye run in 2010.
The show will run, no pun intended, from Aug. 30 to Sept. 22, and opening night will be held Friday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m.
In October 2010, residents of the B.C. Interior were treated to an unusually high return of sockeye salmon through its rivers and streams. The phenomenon was unmatched by any other in recent memory, although old-timers say that in the early 1900s the waterways were similarly clogged. Many wonder if this is the recovery, or the signal that the end is nigh.
Featured artists will include Ray Perreault, Karen Hanna, Cindy Hayden, Janelle Norman, Karen Figueroa, Eric Kutschker, Otto Pfannschmidt, Lynn Erin and Patrick Hughes, four of whom are from Kamloops.
The exhibition is sponsored in part by the Adams River Salmon Society, a group who honoured and managed the return of people and salmon to Roderick Haig-Brown Park.
The gallery is run by the not-for-profit Kamloops Arts Council, and is open from Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is by donation.