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Séwllkwe exhibition opens at Salmon Arm Art Gallery

November 5, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Salmon Arm Art Gallery is pleased to present Séwllkwe (Secwepemctsin for water), an open exhibition featuring 2D works by artists of all ages on the theme of water. The exhibition opens on Saturday November 5 at 11am with refreshments and snacks, and continues until December 10, 2022.

Special to the exhibition is UninterruptedVR. This 360° cinematic spectacle immerses audiences in the waters of the Adams River. Filmed during the salmon run, the 24-minute piece was originally projected across Vancouver’s Cambie Bridge. Now a VR experience, four headsets will be included in the exhibition from November 8th to December 10th.

Water is sacred. In Canada, and especially in the Secwepemc region, water is plentiful and we rarely consider its value as an integral part of all life. We can be wasteful, we dump toxins into it, we drain it from springs and marshes, we use it to maintain colonial lawns and flower gardens. Yet we recognize that without it, all of earth’s inhabitants would cease to exist. Artists of all ages are featured in this exhibition, and will share their views on how essential this polar molecule is to our health and our culture.

Art Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm, and Thursdays until 7pm. Admission is by donation. Showings of Uninterrupted will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Neskonlith Councillor and Knowledge-Sharer Louis Thomas, photograph by Kristal Burgess Photography.


November 5, 2022
11:00 am - 4:00 pm



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