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New Salmon Arm Art Gallery exhibit explores acts of healing amid climate crisis

Exhibit opens Saturday, July 8
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Kamloops PrintMakers Society, 2 Billion Trees, intaglio prints, 2023. (Photo contributed)

Salmon Arm Art Gallery is pleased to present Le7 Tmicw, an exhibition featuring 21 artists using a variety of mediums to explore acts of healing during this climate crisis.

Le7 Tmicw is a Secwépemc phrase that means “good earth,” and this exhibition aims to alleviate climate anxiety by providing hope that there are actions being carried out all over the world that are helping to heal the planet.

The exhibition opens on Saturday, July 8 at 11 a.m., and everyone is welcome to enjoy refreshments and conversation with the artists.

The Coffee Break and Artist Talk is on Thursday, July 20 at 2 p.m. Two special Family Saturdays featuring renowned Secwépemc storyteller Kenthen Thomas will be on Saturday, July 22 and Saturday, Aug. 12 at 1 p.m., with Thomas sharing Secwépemc stories about the earth.

Exhibiting artists are Leilani Ambrose, Lex Bryson, Jennifer Chernecki, Lisa Figueroa, Linda Franklin, Hop You Haskett, Sarah Hope, Frieda Martin, Jose Narbona, Clea Roddick, Valerie Rogers, Mary Thomas, Gordon Wallace and members of Kamloops PrintMakers Society.

Each installation identifies an act of healing somewhere in the world, helping us realize that it is these small acts that will collectively slow the climate catastrophe.

It is among the goals of the Art Gallery to reduce the impact art-making has on the planet, and artists were encouraged to use biodegradable, low carbon impact or upcycled materials in their art production.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and this exhibition runs until Sept. 9, 2023. Admission to the Gallery is by donation, and it is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible.

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