Kootenay Gallery News

Koot Gall Concert series - Daichun

TD Canada Trust Sunday Concert Series

Sunday,  February 1, 2015 at 1:30pm @ Kootenay Gallery of Art

Daichun-Swanson-Fahie Trio

Two recent musical imports team up with one of the Kootenay’s most well-known performers

Vocalist Melody Diachun, saxophonist Clinton Swanson and bassist Rob Fahie team up to present an afternoon of jazz at the Kootenay Gallery in Castlegar. These three musicians have performed throughout the Kootenays i various configurations, but never in this intimate trio setting, without drums or a harmony instrument. Melody Diachun is a busy performer and educator, having recently taken the role as vocal instructor at Selkirk College. Fahie (otherwise known as Little Miss Gelato), also new to the Kootenays, has toured the world as music director to jazz prodigy Nicky Yanofsky. Clinton Swanson, a perennial favourite and local Kootenay boy, continues to stimulate audiences with his innovative performances. From standards by Thelonious Monk and Bill Evans to classics from the American Songbook as well as original works, the event is not to be missed!

Admission $15, Gallery members $12

The Kootenay Gallery Concert Series wishes to thank its  generous sponsors for the season, TD Bank, Columbia Basin Trust, Castlegar News and the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.

View the 2014-15 Concert Series

KG Soup

Kootenay Gallery Fundraiser

Soup for the Cultured Soul

February 21, 2015

The Kootenay Gallery is offering a return of its popular fundraiser, Soup for the Cultured Soul

Your evening includes:
• A hand crafted pottery bowl, chosen by you.
• A sampling of soups created by our local chefs.
• Specialty breads to accompany your meal.
• Two free drink tickets.
• One ticket for the door prizes.
• A recipe booklet of the soups sampled.
• A vote for your favourite soup of the evening.
• 20% off giftshop items that evening.

Tickets, priced at $50 for non-members and $40 for Kootenay Gallery members, will be available January 30th and must be reserved ahead of time. Contact the Gallery staff  at 250-365-3337 or email tokootenaygallery@telus.net for more information.

Your chance for input into our future!

Tentatively scheduled for February 26 at 7 pm – watch for confirmation


Kootenay Gallery
Public Engagement Roundtable

The Board and staff of the Kootenay Gallery invite you to help us identify the possible challenges and opportunities of  relocating  the Kootenay Gallery facilities to a more visible and accessible location within the City of Castlegar. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Upcoming Exhibition

March 6 – April 18,  2015

Internal Landscapes

Koot Gall - Internal landscapes
Julie Elliot. Curated by Jane Ritchie

Kelowna based artist, Julie Elliot has developed a style that is marked by strong flat shapes, line and pattern within a richly textured surface. Her working process has evolved to encompass, separately and in combination: painting, print making and drawing. She tests and manipulates a medium in order to better express the ideas that challenge and delight her. It is this push and pull, the paradox of opposites both in content and process, that brings her to her current series of paintings.

The curator and artist will discuss the challenges of being a working artist and how it directs her work at the opening reception, March 6 at 7:00 pm at the Kootenay Gallery of Art.

Also an educator, Elliot will conduct a paper collage workshop incorporating mixed media to explore the concepts of chaos and control.

Save the date for this up-coming workshop

Saturday, April 11 from 9:00 to 12:30 pm at the Kootenay Gallery of Art

Acrylic Painting with Julie Elliot

Participants will create acrylic paintings using techniques that explorecontrol and chaos within one artwork.  The control end of the spectrum will be explored with black and white collage experiments.  We’ll bring awareness to shape, scale and positive/negative space in a relaxed and playful way.  The collage explorations will inform the painting’s composition.  Chaos will be explored using mixed media in an intuitive way. Julie will demonstrate techniques for allowing colours, patterns and textures to emerge on the artwork.  Participants will be encouraged to find their own imagery as they move back and forth between control and chaos, achieving a balance that feels right to them.

Minimum of 8 and maximum of 16 participants.

$50 + material fee for non-members. $45 + material fee for members.

Time:  3 1/2 hours: last 30 minutes for brown bag lunch discussion and integration.

To register or inquire please contact us at 250-365-3337 orkootenaygallery@telus.net



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