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Vestigial Trail with Jim Holyoak – Opening Night

June 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jim Holyoak is a Nelson-based artist with a national and international career. The Kootenay Gallery of Art in Castlegar is fortunate to welcome Holyoak in an exhibition called Vestigial Trail that will run from June 23rd until August 20th. This exhibition will feature works collected during Holyoak’s travels, as well as new works reflecting the shapes of the monstrous today as it relates to our lives in the Kootenays. […]

Holyoak’s drawings examine both the mountains and the monsters we live with. […]

Jim Holyoak will create a large-scale, location-specific drawing during a residency between June 23rd and July 8th. 

There are several public events, including an opening on June 23 at 7 pm. The next evening, June 24 from 5 pm – 9 pm, there will be a Live Music & Drawing event with Nelson musician Jesse Lee and Jim Holyoak. Guests can draw or watch Jim draw and listen to Jesse’s music created on guitar, keyboard, loopers and percussion. On Saturday, June 25 at 1 pm, there is an all ages, all levels monster drawing workshop. Participants can register for this free workshop through Eventbrite. A link can be found at www.kootenaygallery.com.  

Holyoak’s residency wraps up on July 8 and the next day, July 9 at 11 am, Jim will talk with curator Maggie Shirley about his art, his residency and much more. 

All events for this exhibition and residency are free to Kootenay Gallery members or by donation for non-members. The Kootenay Gallery is located at 120 Heritage Way, Castlegar. Our hours of operation are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm .For more information, go to the webpage at www.kootenaygallery.com, call the gallery at 250-365-3337 or email kootenaygallery@telus.net

Both the Kootenay Gallery and the artist are grateful for funding received for this exhibition from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Columbia Basin Trust through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance. 


June 23, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kootenay Gallery of Art
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Kootenay Gallery of Art
120 Heritage Way
Castlegar, BC V1N 4M5 Canada
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