Community Response: What does it mean to be the problem?


The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art and artist Fern Helfand are pleased to invite artists and community members to submit to its upcoming exhibition Community Response: What does it mean to be the problem?

Opening January 8th, the Okanagan arts community is invited to view the exhibition What does it mean to be the problem? and respond to the issues at hand with art of their own.

An exhibition of these submissions will be displayed in the Alternator Members’ Gallery from February 5th – 20th. This is an un-juried exhibition; all artworks that adhere to the gallery’s values of tolerance and inclusivity will be accepted for display.

There are no limitations in size, genre or medium. Submissions can be dropped off to the Alternator Tuesday Feb 2nd (11-5pm) and Wednesday Feb 3rd (11-5pm). Submissions should include clear identification of the title, artist, year and medium with a brief description (no more than 200 words) of their artwork.

The exhibition will open Feb 5th. A free public reception for the exhibition will be held Friday February 19th at 7pm featuring spoken word and musical performances.

For more information, artists and community members may contact exhibition coordinator Fern Helfand at fern.helfand@ubc.ca.