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Piqw exhibition at Salmon Arm Art Gallery

March 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 27, 2021

Salmon Arm Art Gallery is pleased to present Piqw: an open exhibition for Shuswap artists creating artwork in all media that measures 6” or less. Piqw (pek-wh) is a Secwepemc word meaning “to look,” and it was selected as the title for this exhibition in consultation with Neskonlith Knowledge-Keeper Louis Thomas. Among the goals of the Salmon Arm Arts Centre is to help Louis share the knowledge of Secwepemc culture. Learning words from the language that is part of this land is one of the ways settler cultures can improve their understanding of Indigenous ways.
The Piqw exhibition features 350 works by over 50 artists of all ages, and includes paintings, photographs, drawings and sculpture. The exhibition opens on Saturday, January 30 from 11am to 4pm. This opening day allows for small groups to visit the Art Gallery and enjoy the first look at the exhibition. Masks are mandatory in the Art Gallery, and visitors must use the front door to enter. The exhibition runs until March 27, 2021, and Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm. Gratitude is extended to Jeff Stacer and Richelle Stacer from the Stacer Team for sponsoring this community exhibition. A long-standing supporter of the Art Gallery, the Stacer Team is dedicated to exhibitions that reflect the many perspectives of Shuswap residents.
Piqw will continue to evolve and change, as a second intake on February 12 will allow for more artworks to be installed. In addition, Art from the Attic works are available for sale at the rear of the Art Gallery. Visitors are welcome to shop from a selection of previously loved artwork, generously donated to the Art Gallery by members and supporters. Admission to the Art Gallery is by donation.
(image: Preparator Eric Kutschker installs the first wall of the Piqw exhibition on January 22. Photograph by Kate Fagervik)

Details

Date:
March 27, 2021
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Website:
www.salmonarmartscentre.ca

Organizer

Salmon Arm Arts Centre
Phone:
250.832.1170
Email:
sdarts@telus.net
Website:
www.salmonarmartscentre.ca

Venue

Salmon Arm Arts Centre
70 Hudson Avenue NE
Salmon Arm, British Columbia V1E 4H8 Canada
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Phone:
250.832.1170
Website:
www.salmonarmartscentre.ca