Gallery Opening: Pause in Plight by Kerri Parnell
A study of the WWI national security fears and wartime prejudices that led to the internment of 8,579 men – among them, women and children – identified as ‘enemy aliens.’
This touring exhibit will be on display across Canada during 2020 – 2025 and will help bring awareness to this historical injustice. The exhibit includes a light installation and collections of oil and acrylic paintings: Old Eyes Series, Interpretation Series and To Hell with the Enemy Alien, along with interpretive panels and historical war posters.
OPENING RECEPTION | 7 PM, THURSDAY, MARCH 16TH.
Join the artist, Kerri Parnell, and Endowment Council member, Dr Joseph Patrouch, for a preview of the exhibit in the gallery, with drinks by donation and complimentary appetizers.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
PRESENTED WITH SUPPORT FROM:
The Endowment Council of the Canadian First World War Recognition Fund | Shevchenko Foundation
Kerri Parnell Art
City of Fernie
The Turyk Family
Visit the Fernie Museum website for more details.