June 16, 2012

Connecting the Dots at TRU Art Gallery

Thompson Rivers University Art Gallery
June 16 - July 13, 2012
Opening Reception: Fri June 15th 5:30-7:00pm  
Opening remarks by Adrian Conradri from TRU World

The exhibition features local artists and the international Transart Collective and presents artworks in contemporary forms including video, installation, painting, printmaking, sound art, photography, digital media, basketry, performance, and sculpture. International pieces are from Iceland, China, Austria, Germany, Egypt, and the Philipines. 

Connecting the Dots reflects the notion that artists either locally or globally are able to come together, connect and thus give voice on different ideas, issues and themes. This notion becomes increasingly apparent when today, we are not only connected through digital media and technology but also seem to rely on this digital and social phenomena in our everyday lives.
Coordinated by Kamloops artist Tricia Sellmer, member of the Transarts Collective.


Kamloops Art Gallery’s The Cube & BMO Open Gallery
March 24 – June 9, 2012
Doug Buis (Kamloops) and Astrid Menze (Berlin)

Arnica Artist Run Centre
June 16- July 20, 2012
Opening Reception: Fri June 15th 7-9pm
Readings by Alex Forbes and Marlene Wildeman.
Refreshments and live music, free to the public 
Gallery Hours: Tues through Sat. 10-5

June 16 - July 13, 2012
Opening Reception: Fri June 15th 5:30-7:00pm
Opening remarks by Adrian Conradri from TRU World


Arnica Artist Run Centre Members (all from Kamloops area)

Marnie Blair (TRU Faculty), Doug Buis (TRU Faculty), Ila Crawford (TRU Faculty), Libby Denbigh, Alexander Forbes, Lidys Garcia, Kathy Grieve, Laura Hargrave (TRU Faculty), Linda Jules, Ernie Kroeger (TRU Faculty), Eileen Leier (TRU Faculty), Kelly Perry, Pay Perreault, Harmony Ráine, Janet Waterhouse, Wendy Weseen, Marlene Wildeman, Jacquie Ziehe.

Transart Collective Artists:

Kristin Blöndal (Reykjavik, Iceland), Emily Cappa (Hartford, Connecticut, USA), Leah Decter (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), Christopher van Donkelaar (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), Simon Donovan (Tucson, Arizona, USA), Aganetha Dyck and Richard Dyck (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), Nina Goldnagal (Vienna, Austria), Carolyn Guertin and Katherine Jin (Texas, USA and Toronto, Ontario, USA), Khaled Hafez (Cairo, Egypt), Nicki Hampton, (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA), Jayne Holsinger (New York, New York, USA), Renee Kildow, (New York, New York, USA), Karen Marshall (New York, New York, USA), Astrid Menze (Berlin, Germany), Zoran Poposki (Hong Kong, China), Heidi Russell (New York, New York, USA), Tricia Sellmer (Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada), Heather Thomas (Comox, British Columbia, Canada), Josephine Turalba (Manila, Philippines).

Support provided by, and gratefully acknowledged:

TRU World; Arnica Artist Run Centre and its volunteers; Department and Faculty of Visual Art, Thompson Rivers University; City of Kamloops, Arts Commission; City of Kamloops, BC Festival of the Arts Legacy Fund; Kamloops Art Gallery.