Kamloops art page

Welcome to the weekly Kamloops Art Page.

With the COVID-19 pandemic upending society — socially and economically and dominating news for the foreseeable future — we understand pandemic fatigue can set in for even the most ardent followers of current events.

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While continuing to cover all pandemic and non-pandemic-related news, KTW has also worked hard at featuring positive stories from the crisis, tales that capture the essence of humanity, be it volunteers sewing thousands of masks for health-care workers or musicians offering up weekly free concerts online.

This page is an attempt by KTW to bring some colour into the lives of our readers via artwork created locally.

We hope to, on a weekly basis, use this page to showcase works by various Kamloops artists, with between one and three pieces displayed.

Thanks for reading Kamloops This Week and we hope this page can help ease the stress of this uncertain era in which we are living.

Email editor@kamloopsthisweek.com if you have any questions or suggestions relating to this page.

SCHOOL DISTRICT 73 YOUNG ARTISTS

The Young Artists’ Conference is an annual event for aspiring artists in elementary schools to showcase their artwork and take part in a series of workshops. 

Due to COVID-19, students participated in a series of virtual workshops. SD73 has offered this unique opportunity to students since 1987. Each year, more than 120 students from grades 4 through 7 are selected to participate.

Each school has a selection committee that reviews a variety of two-dimensional artwork submitted by students. The selection committee chose between two and six students (depending on school enrolment numbers) from each school.

This year, there were 15 winners from 109 artists’ submissions.

After being presented to the school board, the top artwork will be mounted, framed and then displayed on the walls of the school distrcit office.

Each winner receives an artist smock with the Young Artists’ logo on it, an art kit (which includes a sketch book, professional pencils, micro-felt pens and a shader for pencil work) and a copy of the 2021 Young Artists’ booklet, containing all art submissions this from this year.

Go online to bit.ly/3nSNJhe to view the students’ artwork.

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