The changing exhibitions of Touchstones Nelson offer a diversity of topics and themes that reflect the broad interests and capabilities of people living in the region. From contemporary art and pop culture, to fine craft and design, to local architectural and human history, Touchstones Nelson exhibitions connect to this area’s creative energy and rich heritage.
Exhibition News and Guidelines
Found: The Art of Re-Use
Shyra De Souza, Mark Mizgala, Nate and Cedric Bomford, Brent Bukowski
February 8 to May 11, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 7-9pm (Member’s Preview at 6:30)
Shyra De Souza: Saturday, February 8, 1pm
Brent Bukowski: Thursday, April 3, 7pm
Curator’s Tour: Thursday, February 27, 5:30pm
Hmmmm. That looks familiar…..That’s one of the initial reactions that people can have to art created from reused or recycled material. In different ways and for different reasons, Brent Bukowski (Kaslo), Shyra De Souza (Calgary), Mark Mizgala (Vancouver) and brothers Cedric and Nate Bomford (Winnipeg and Vancouver Island, respectively) all make use of reused or recycled material in their work. Finding materials in back alleys, old houses, thrift shops and landfills, they look past an object’s original use to reinterpret both its function and meaning. Join us for this exciting exhibition of art that challenges preconceptions by offering a new take on old materials.
Good Medicine: Nelson’s Healthcare History
February 22 to May 18
Special programming in conjunction with the exhibit to be announced
Good Medicine is an exploration of the individual stories, images and artifacts that make up Nelson’s dynamic healthcare history. This eclectic exhibit will trace the both the development and decline of health services in our community up to the present.
Broader issues will also be touched upon, including the development of Medicare in Canada and the social determinants of health. Visitors will be invited to answer the question What is Good Medicine to you? on the chalkboard wall in the lobby.