Who: UBC’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (visual and performance arts) students
What: Art exhibition and dramatic performances to present year-end projects
When: Opening reception April 16, 6 to 10 p.m.; exhibition open daily April 17 to 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; April 21 and 22, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; April 23 and 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: UBC’s Creative & Critical Studies Building, 1148 Research Road, Kelowna
Graduating students in UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) are hosting their final showcase of art and performances, titled ‘Stranger in Your Pocket.’
The exhibition showcases the work of 15 fourth-year visual arts students and nine fourth-year interdisciplinary performance students. Visual arts students will present works in a number of areas, including drawing, sculpture, photography, installation, digital imaging, and painting are disciplines in this striking exhibition.
The graduating students of the Interdisciplinary Performance program will showcase their fourth-year thesis projects that they have been developing since September 2015. Each student has their own project, and the types of performances vary from durational pieces happening throughout the night to more stage-focused pieces. Scheduled performances take place the night of the opening gala as well as during the week of the exhibition. Volunteers selling catalogues will be able to provide the details of these performances.
At the gala, the $2,500 Wilden Creativity Award will be presented to a graduating FCCS student—Bachelor of Fine Arts or Master of Fine Arts—whose work reflects a high level of passion, expertise and accomplishment. The recipient and two runners-up will also be featured at Wilden for a one-month exhibition.
The exhibition gala/reception takes places Saturday, April 16, from 6 to 10 p.m. Performances will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Food is provided by Aramark, refreshments by Volcanic Hills Winery, and entertainment by Jared Jackel and Speak Easy.
Admission is free and pay parking is available on campus.