The Breastfeeding Art Expo is a community art project focused on influencing change through art. It is an exhibition of 15 community art projects, 65 independent artworks and 20 short videos by citizens of the Okanagan, Thompson Cariboo, and Kootenay regions. A collaborative five-year project between KCR-Community Resources and Interior Health, the Expo has been called a passionate comment and provocative display on the culture of breastfeeding in our communities, and worldwide.
This unique exhibit will open in Vernon with a free reception on Thursday July 27, 2017 at the Vernon Public Art Gallery (VPAG) and Gallery Vertigo. The times are staggered so people can visit both galleries, with opening speeches at the VPAG at 6:30 p.m. (open 6-8 p.m.) and opening speeches at Gallery Vertigo at 7:30 p.m. (open 7-9 p.m.). Snacks and beverages will be available.
Following opening night, the Breastfeeding Art Expo will be at the two galleries until Thursday, September 28. Please check gallery hours as they vary – Note both galleries are open Tuesday to Saturday 12-4 p.m. Guided tours will be available. In addition, a Teachers’ Guide and student tours offer a unique opportunity for youth to learn about breastfeeding.
Vernon is the second community to host the exhibit. The Expo is visiting a total of six communities within the Interior Health region of B.C. over the next year: Kelowna, Vernon, En’owkin Centre (Penticton Indian Band), Trail, Williams Lake, and Kamloops.