With a background of twinkling lights and exquisite hand blown glass pieces by local artist Bob McLeod, Friends of the Campbell River Art Gallery recently hosted an evening gathering at the gallery to welcome new Executive Director & Chief Curator, Vicky Chainey Gagnon.
Gagnon brings to Campbell River a wealth of experience in the art world. She shared her vision of our community art gallery that is inclusive, exciting and inspirational and also presented information to us on her role as executive director and chief curator. In her address she gave all those present a clearer understanding of what the term “Contemporary Art” implies.
Friends of CRAG membership funds go toward supporting school tours and the very popular and well-attended Super Saturday Programs. There were 123 classes this past year for children and their families. Money generated by Friends is also used for adult classes, led this fall by well-known local artists, Mary Deveau, Caren Heine and Glenn Chambers.
As the Art Gallery moves forward under the new executive director and chief curator’s vibrant leadership, all art lovers are invited to become members of Friends.
Increasing membership to Friends of CRAG would give the gallery funding for new initiatives and would enhance the growth of present day programming.
Single Memberships are $150 annually, $250 per couple, $75 for local artists and $50 for students. With the Holiday Season upon us, what a perfect gift for the art lover on your Christmas List. For more: firstname.lastname@example.org