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40th Anniversary of the Craft Council of British Columbia is to be celebrated at the Kootenay Gallery as of Friday

On Friday, September 20 the Kootenay Gallery will join in the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Craft Council of British Columbia with an exhibition of contemporary craft.  The 11 artists chosen to participate in this exhibition live and work in the Columbia Basin and represent the practices of woodworking, jewelry, metalwork, glass and ceramics.

The exhibition is titled Invested: 10,000 Hours as this concept is seen as a marker for attaining expertise or mastery in a particular practice.  Curator Helen Sebelius has built an exhibition that will celebrate and demonstrate the artists’ dedication to their creative process, their approach to their chosen medium and the wide range of traditional and non- traditional uses of these mediums.

At the opening reception at 7 p.m, Sebelius will engage in a discussion with the participating artists and the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions.

The gallery would like to thank the Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia Power Corporation for their support through the exhibition sponsorship program.  Funding was also received from the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.

This exhibit will run from September 20 to November 9. The gallery is located across from the West Kootenay Regional Airport adjacent to the Doukhobor Discovery Centre and is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10-5 p.m.

For more information visit the gallery website or phone 250-365-3337.

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