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Events for February 23, 2013

  • Date: February 23, 2013

    Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Venue: Old Courthouse Cultural Centre

    Join us Friday, February 15th for the opening reception of the 3rd Annual Juried Art Show & Sale. Enjoy a fabulous evening bursting with beautiful local artwork, delicious treats and the opportunity to meet the artists behind the work - a soirée not to be missed!

    Looking for that special piece of art to showcase in your home? The majority of artwork being exhibited at the Juried Art Show & Sale is AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE; Visa, Mastercard and debit accepted. With prices starting at $40, there is a wonderful piece of art to match any budget!

    The KAC Juried Art Show runs Feb. 16 to 24, 2013 at the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, daily from 10am to 5pm. Admission is by donation.

    This year's Juried Show features more than 65 local-area artists, including two youth artists under 13: Elena Compton and Emily Earl. Over 100 works of art -- in painting, drawing, fibre art, carving, clay, photography, glass and more -- will be on display and for sale. The Juried Art Show & Sale also features the People's Choice Award ~ vote for your favourite piece!

    AWARDS: $600 in cash prizes will be awarded by the jurors on Opening Night.

    First Place: $300 | Second Place: $200 | Third Place: $100
    People's Choice Award: $100 | PLUS Honourable Mentions

    Photos of last year's event:

    City of Kamloops | BC Arts Council
    Echo Newspapers | Electrictree Yarns | Fratelli Foods | Opus Art Supplies | Starbucks Coffee | The Art We Are | Wendy Weseen
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  • Date: February 23, 2013

    Time: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
    Venue: Lotus Inn Restaurant

    Kamloops Chinese Cultural Association is celebrating Chinese New Year – the Year of the Snake with a sumptuous Chinese New Year dinner at the Lotus Inn Restaurant. Tickets are $30.00 each, children 11 and under: $10.00. The ticket includes: 10 course dinner, live entertainment, and door prizes. Tickets are available at the Lotus Inn Restaurant or call/email 250-554-1082/ Website:

  • Date: February 23, 2013

    Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Venue: Parkview Activity Centre

    $45 ($40 for KAC members)
    To Register:
    ~Call 250.828.3500 (Current KAC members call 250.828.3611)
    ~Online at
    ~In person at TCC, Interior Savings Centre, Kamloops Museum & Archives, or Westsyde Pool

    Course #204028

    In this short workshop we will delve into the wonderful world of painting pictures. We will be using acrylic paints, which are water soluble, non-allergenic, are fast drying and low odour, and which come in a wealth of colours. We will learn about how to handle this versatile medium, how to mix colours, and how to put them down on the canvas or painting panel. There will be lots of hands-on fun.

    All materials will be supplied -- paints, brushes (to use), paper, and painting panels, so you can get a feel for painting with very little (or no) outlay. Feel free to bring whatever supplies you have, and a water container and paper towels. Wear an apron or smock that you don't mind getting dirty.

    Come and try painting. You might find that it is a delightful addition to your life.

    Judy Mackenzie has been painting in acrylics for about 20 years. She is primarily a landscape painter, but has ventured into adding wildlife to her paintings, and has even done some abstracts. She has been featured in several galleries in the past, but now exhibits her work at her own home based gallery in Chase. She regularly submits her work to the Calgary Stampede Art Auction, the Federation of Canadian Artist shows, the Shuswap Festival in Sorrento, and Artwalk in Winfield. You can see her work at, or visit Art in the Park on Canada Day.

  • Date: February 23, 2013

    Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
    Venue: Wilson House Gallery

    GALLERY HOURS: Monday - Friday, 1;30pm-5pm

    "My desire is to creatively showcase the world around me using photography to tell a compelling story that creates an emotional reaction. Many times that means producing a photograph that illustrates the magnificence of animals or the grandeur of nature.

    Passion motivates me to head out before sunrise and stay out after dark to capture the best light. It also drives me to continually learn and experiment. Many of my shots are a blend of photography with the strokes of a paintbrush in post production to create dreamlike, ethereal imagery.

    Providing a fresh view of everyday life while discarding the labels requires being very observant. To convey a clear vision and simplicity in every image is my goal.

    Photography allows me to see beauty everywhere - in everything.

    I have always been a visual person. Photography became my passion back in high school while developing film and producing the school annuals. Once moving to Kamloops, I became a founding member of the Kamloops Photo Arts Club. In 2003, the switch was made from shooting slides to the new world of digital. That expanded my creativity with the use of software to process an image. While owning a newspaper for 26 years, I honed my skill for composition and scale through years of typesetting display ads.

    My work has been featured in PhotoLife Magazine, Home for the Holidays, MLS Listings, cookbooks, SPCA, calendars and juried exhibitions like Artwalk in Lake Country. These days my primary focus is pushing the limits of photography and continuing to develop my vision."

  • Date: February 23, 2013

    Venue: Afternoon Auxiliry to RIH

    The Afternoon Auxiliary is looking for Volunteers to join their organization. If you enjoy working with people, have experience handling cash, like to organize or fix electronics and other household items, we are interested in having you connect with us. Applications can be picked up at the Thrift Seller, 146 Victoria St. or at the Gift Shop, 2nd floor RIH. Meetings are help first monday of the month at Calavry Temple on Hugh Allen. We look forward to hearing from you.

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