"And...": an Anniversary Exhibition
Start date: 20 January, 2017
End date: 2 April, 2017
Two Rivers Gallery has asked artists from across BC to respond to the 150th anniversary of the confederation of Canada, a solidifying moment in the history of this country and reflect upon the future of our country. “And...”: an Anniversary Exhibition will include a variety of expression including drawings, collage, paintings, sculptures, mixed media installations and First Nations carving produced by individuals from Vancouver to Fort St. John to Powel River to Prince George. The project and exhibition will open on January 19 with a community celebration and After Party with entertainment and refreshments.
Throughout the duration of the exhibition the community will be engaged through a variety of public programs. School groups will visit the exhibition, discuss the anniversary of confederation, reflect on Canada’s history and think about the future. The students will respond to the exhibition with a studio project. Similarly, all visitors to the Gallery will be guided through the exhibition with the Self-Guided Experience brochure developed for the project and be asked to head over to our make Art make Sense studio to create their own artwork in response to the exhibition. Over the course of the 10 weeks we will broadly engage the public.
Nature of the Project Reach
Two Rivers Gallery welcomes visitors from across Northern BC. We also attract tourists to the area who are visiting Prince George for work or recreations. The Gallery works closely with School District 57 and will share the "And..." exhibition and programming with many school children.
“And...”: an Anniversary Exhibition is an exhibition with a theme designed specifically to mark the anniversary of the confederation of Canada. Both a time for celebration and sober reflection, artists have responded to the call for submissions with explorations of both the accomplishments and failures of the last 150 years. The exhibition includes a Sun Mask by Cree artist Lenard Paquette which documents a history of our stories from the last 150 years and before that, to a series of inkjet prints by Clare Yow, exploring the Chinese immigrant experience in a colonial society. The great variety of speaks to themes of reconciliation, immigration, language and identity. The programming that accompanies the exhibition will include school tours, family programs, and studio activities that inspire a greater understanding of our complex history and help us work together to forge a stronger tomorrow.
Everyone is welcome to join us on March 2 for "Voices of Visions" a workshop (6:30pm) and poetry reading (7:30pm) inspired by "And...": an anniversary exhibition.