KAMLOOPS ARTS COUNCIL

Arts Directory

The Kamloops Music Collective
The Kamloops Music Collective
Kamloops, BC
  
The Kamloops Music Collective (KMC) is a non-profit organization that provides young musicians opportunities to learn, play and perform music through a variety of programs, and under the mentorship of teachers and performers in the community.
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The Society for Creative Anachronism
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The Ukulele Orchestra of Kamloops
BC
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The Vintage Spoon Studio
Kamloops, BC
metalwork
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The Worm Lord
Kamloops, BC
Acrylic
I'm an acrylic abstract artist from kamloops
art-teacher
galleries
mixed-media
murals
music
painting
print-making

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Theresa Tahara
Kamloops, BC
Photography
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Think1000HippieThoughts
Kamloops, BC
art-therapy
decor
glass
jewellery
murals
painting
specialty-products

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Thompson Nicola Regional Library
KAMLOOPS, BC
art-supporter
film
galleries
media-organization
mixed-media
theatre
writing

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Thompson-Nicola Regional District
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Tim Francis
Kamloops, BC
  
Painting
Tim was born at Hamilton, Ontario but his earliest memories of being immersed in artwork were in North Vancouver when, as a young child, his mother, renowned artist Dorothy Francis, used to sit him down at the dining room table with pastels and paper.

Later, attending the Applied Arts program at Capilano College in North Vancouver, he was awarded government bursaries and college scholarships as well as a place on The Dean’s List.

In the late 70’s and through the 80’s Francis worked as a newspaper executive in the areas of art direction, advertising, and marketing but continued to produce commissioned paintings and pencil portraits until he and his wife, Janice, moved from North Vancouver to East Barriere Lake. Here he took up painting full-time, exhibiting in galleries in Victoria, Vancouver, Kamloops, Chemainus, Calgary, Montreal and Cannon Beach, Oregon.

In 1990 an opportunity presented itself for the couple to purchase their local newspaper, which served BC’s North Thompson Valley. While the newspaper became a success financially for the couple, they decided to move on to other things and sold the paper in 1995.

In 2001 Francis was featured as a ‘Master Painter’ by International Artist Magazine.

Having moved to Kamloops in 2004, Tim continues to paint what he now describes as, “Magical landscapes. I’ve made a conscious decision to loosen up, both with the subject matter and with the technique. I’m trying to convey my personal feel for the region in these new paintings and I want viewers to recognize that magic exists behind every landscape, something we often forget as we go about our daily lives.”

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7 Seymour Street West (at 1st)
Kamloops, BC V2C 1E4

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Tuesday to Saturday,

10am - 12pm & 1 - 4pm

The Kamloops Arts Council office and KAC Main Gallery are located in the city-owned Old Courthouse Cultural Centre at 7 Seymour Street West. We share this wonderful century-old building with the Courthouse Gallery Cooperative and Theatre BC (Mainstage).

Visit us, our gallery and the rest of the amazing arts groups that are housed under one roof!

Please note: Kamloops Arts Council does not handle bookings for rentals of the Old Courthouse.  For information on rentals, please contact City of Kamloops Arts, Facility Booking, at [email protected] or (250) 828-3707.

KAC is situated on the traditional and unceded lands of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc within the ne Secwepemcúl’ecw

We acknowledge the financial support of our Core Supporters: The City of Kamloops and BC Arts Council