FEATURE: Kootenay Studio Arts – Textiles
Textile students prepare for upcoming Year End Show & Sale
Kootenay Studio Arts (KSA) at Selkirk College’s Victoria Street campus will be putting on it’s annual Year End Show and Sale on June 22nd and 23rd this year.
The Sentinel asked Textiles Instructor, Marilyn Lee to explain the event,
“The year end show and sale is a fantastic venue for the community to come and support our upcoming artisans working in various mediums: Textiles, Jewelry, Ceramics and Metal. Our 10 month certificate program and our 2 year diploma program have given our graduates a well rounded and comprehensive education that will launch them into whatever future endeavours they may choose. Some students go on to be working practicing artists selling their work through various retail shows, markets and stores, while others may go on to further their education. The year end show gives the students a wonderful opportunity to sell their work in a professional manner in a retail show like environment. Each student sets up their own booth, accepts payment and markets themselves under their own name or brand. I urge everyone to come support and celebrate all their hard work. They are our future makers, entrepreneurs and educators.”
Last week, the Selkirk Sentinel visited the textiles studio at KSA in Nelson. We chatted with students about what it means to be an art student, the textiles program, and the upcoming year end show and sale.
Watch for features of other KSA studios leading up to their Year End Show and Sale.