Greg Hill and Chris Rubens

Greg Hill and Chris Rubens

Three Kootenay Gallery of Art events look to our mountains and the future of snow

What will our mountains look like in 2050?

What will our mountains look like in 2050?

The Kootenay Gallery is showing a ski documentary, The Curve of Time, which looks at the question and documents what two Revelstoke skiers did in response to the question. Greg Hill and Chris Rubens made significant changes to their lives to help ensure that there is plenty of snow and skiing well into their old age.

The film is part of an all-ages evening event called Snow Longer on April 6 from 7 – 8 p.m. In addition to the film, there will be a kid’s room with stories and art-making, information about local climate change actions and initiatives and a mini-mart where people can buy goodies and other things. Proceeds from the mini-mart will go to the Citizen’s Climate Lobby.

This free public event coincides with two exhibitions currently showing at the Kootenay Gallery. Alaska Variations by Paul Walde is a video and sound installation shot on location in Alaska. Jill Pelto’s Glaciogenic features a series of watercolour paintings and prints that creatively illustrate trends in climate change.

The exhibition run will finish on April 14 with two special events. Artist Jill Pelto’s brother, Ben, will be in attendanzng for his PhD with research in our local mountains. The talk begins at 1 p.m. on April 14. Following this, we have an uplifting workshop to round out the series. You are welcome to come to either free event or both.

The Citizen’s Climate Lobby is offering a workshop at the Gallery from 2 – 4 p.m. The workshop, titled Climate Change: Reframing from Despair to Opportunity will explore three critical questions: must we change, can we change, and will we change?

Participants won’t get stuck in the paralyzing space of despair. Instead, we will explore solutions to make our world a better place.

The workshop leader, Laura Sacks was recently trained by Al Gore and team as a Climate Reality Leader, the only one in the West Kootenay. She has a background as a water scientist and organic farmer and currently spends her time on climate advocacy. All three events are free to attend.

To find out more or to register for the workshop on April 14th, contact the Gallery at 250-365-3337 or email us at kootenaygallery@telus.com.