Old Courthouse Cultural Centre
7 Seymour St West
Kamloops, B.C.
V2C 1E4

Tuesday - Friday
10am-5pm
Saturday
10am-4pm
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CURRENT EXHIBITION

   MEMOIR ON THE WALL AND SUMMERVAULT SERIES 2014 - JULY 25 TO SEPTEMBER 6, 2014

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

News

June 26th, 2014

For immediate release:

Arnica Artist Run Centre is looking for members of the arts community to volunteer on our Board. Currently, we are seeking a new Secretary + Treasurer. Artist run centres are largely volunteer driven and participating on the Board of Directors is an excellent way to contribute to the local arts community while gaining professional experience. Plus, we’re a pretty great team!

If you, or someone you know, might interested in either of these positions, please let us know on or before July 07, 2014. For more information check here + here or contact arnicaarc@gmail.com

We look forward to working with you! 



 

May 25th, 2014

It was so much fun, let's do it again!

The Corkscrew Road
Guided Walk with Ernie Kroeger

When: Sunday, May 25th at 10:00 am

Where: Meet at the Old Courthouse steps (Corner of Seymour St. West and First Avenue.

The Corkscrew Road is both real and imaginary; real because it once ran between Kamloops and Knutsford; imaginary because so much of it has disappeared. This walk will lead you to a few abandoned sections of the Corkscrew Road and share with you some of its history. Today the road exists in a strange limbo between remembering and forgetting. This in between state allows for both historic speculation and creative reconstruction. Come re-experience and re- imagine the Corkscrew Road. The walk will take about two hours.

 


May 4th, 2014

The Corkscrew Road
Guided Walk with Ernie Kroeger

When: Sunday, May 4th at 10:00 am

Where: Meet at the Old Courthouse steps (Corner of Seymour St. West and First Avenue)

The Corkscrew Road is both real and imaginary; real because it once ran between Kamloops and Knutsford; imaginary because so much of it has disappeared. This walk will lead you to a few abandoned sections of the Corkscrew Road and share with you some of its history. Today the road exists in a strange limbo between remembering and forgetting. This in between state allows for both historic speculation and creative reconstruction. Come re-experience and re- imagine the Corkscrew Road. The walk will take about two hours.
 


May 1, 2014

For immediate release:

Arnica Artist-Run Centre is pleased to announce that our organization has once again been awarded BCLC Community Gaming Grant. This grant has been essential to our continued operation as a non-profit arts centre in Kamloops. We are proud to continue providing exhibitions of new projects by contemporary artists from across Canada, as well as our new Summer Vault series of members' shows. 

Following the Annual General Meeting April 12th, Arnica would like to congratulate the new members of the board of Directors, as well as our new Gallery Coordinator, Lea Bucknell. We are looking forward to working with Lea, whose vision and commitment will no doubt continue to advance Arnica’s mandate in the years to come.

Lea Bucknell is a multidisciplinary artist teaching drawing at Thompson Rivers University. She has participated in projects with Broken City Lab, the McIntosh Gallery, New Gallery, Vermont Studio Centre and the Banff Centre. She has previously served on the board of directors at TRUCK in Calgary, and worked as programming coordinator at Berlin Glas in Germany. Bucknell completed her undergraduate degrees at Thompson Rivers University and received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2011.

The newly elected Board of Directors includes:

Andrea Kastner, president
Colin Lyons, vice-president
Emily Hope, secretary
Alysa Deshima, treasurer
Finn Modder, student representative
Donald Lawrence
Terryl Atkins
Christine Beaton
Jaime Anderson

We look forward to seeing you at Arnica. The Corkscrew Road, a guided walk with Ernie Kroeger, will be meeting on the steps of the Old Courthouse at 10:00 am this Sunday May 4th. It promises to be a fascinating journey through the secrets of Kamloops past and present. Stories of Vanished Archaeologies with Daniel Anhorn, Ernie Kroeger and Nicole Kelly Westman continues until May 31st.
 


April 1, 2014

SummerVault Series

Application Deadline: May 1, 2014

The SummerVault Series is Arnica Artist-Run Centre's summer programming in the Vault space, open to members only. Three exhibitions running two weeks each, including install and take-down time, are scheduled for:

July 29 to August 9
August 12 to August 23
August 26 to September 6 

Become a member today and apply!

Applications should include a maximum of 15 images (or 2 minutes of video/audio) and a one page proposal and artists statement. Submitted materials should be able to be read by both Mac and PC. Contact Arnica for details regarding hanging restrictions in the Vault space due to the historic nature of the Courthouse building.

The three selected proposals will be announced on Arnica's website, June 1.

Applications can be sent electronically to arnicaarc@gmail.com or by mailed to:

Arnica Artist-Run Centre
SummerVault Series
7 Seymour St West
Old Courthouse Cultural Centre
Kamloops, B.C.
V2C 1E4

*Must include a self-addressed stamped envelope for materials to be returned. Envelopes including CDs, flash drives, or other non-flexible materials should be marked "Do Not Bend" and "Non-Machinable"



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