Young artists make their mark at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art

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For Immediate Release: 18 October 2016, Kelowna, British ColumbiaExhibition: Young 2016Date: November 4 –12, 2016 (Opening Reception November 4, 7pm)Location: Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art Young artists make their mark at the AlternatorThe work of up and coming art students will be on show at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art from November 4 – 12.Part of the Intermission series, Young 2016 is a visual reflection of youth undefined by age. It features the work of UBCO Visual Arts students exploring themes of memory, nostalgia, and adolescence. Visitors can expect to see painting, sculpture and photography in this exhibition curated by fellow UBCO students Shayla Ritchie, Victoria Moore and Addison Oberg.In a unique twist, the foundation for Young 2016 was laid three years ago as an exhibition where the French Cultural Centre designed show off the works of then-freshman UBCO students. Now in their final year of studies at UBCO, some of those same artists will be on show at the Alternator, giving the public an opportunity to see the growth these students have achieved in the past three years of their studies.This exhibition is co-presented by the UBCO Visual Arts Course Union who act as a liaison between students and the vibrant Okanagan community. The Visual Arts Course Union organizes events such as art markets, artist talks, and the annual Art on the Line gala.The Alternator will host an opening reception for Young 2016 on November 4, from 7 to 9pm. The event is free and open to the public.

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