Vertigo receives funding for youth engagement program

Vernon's Gallery Vertigo is launching its new young artists engagement program thanks to funding from the B.C. Winter Games Legacy Fund.

  • Apr. 26, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Vernon’s artist-run gallery, Gallery Vertigo is launching its new young artists engagement program thanks to funding from the B.C. Winter Games Legacy Fund.

The gallery is hosting a reception Thursday, May 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. to introduce local youth, teachers and parents on how schools and students can get involved in the program.

“Some exciting features of this program include a youth studio available to any students beginning May 1, and opportunities for artist mentors in literary arts, visual arts, performing arts, and music,” said Markella Mildenberger, a director with Gallery Vertigo and program facilitator. “There are also opportunities to participate on gallery committees: forming community partnerships, collaboration and more.”

The evening will include a brief description of the program, information for  students to take to their schools, and how Gallery Vertigo intends to involve youth in its programming and ventures.

Those interested in attending can RSVP  to markellamildenberger@yahoo.ca.