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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Postcards of Courage


Drawing Interdisciplinary Painting Visual arts
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Kamloops Art Gallery (Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc Territory)


Kamloops, BC

Directions: If you are already in the vicinity or exploring downtown Kamloops, the art gallery is within walking distance from various landmarks like the Paramount Theatre and the Sandman Centre. In the same building as the Kamloops Public Library, you'll find the gallery and its studio space, just across the hallway!.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


This unique experience aims to support survivors and victims of violence and crime, offering a space for healing, empowerment, and raising awareness within our community.

Postcards of Courage will encourage a creative journey that allows you to express yourself, connect with others, and make a positive impact. Engage in the art of postcard-making, crafting messages of healing and hope for survivors. Each postcard symbolizes support, reminding survivors that they are not alone and that their stories matter. Each postcard will be given to a survivor in a time of need through a local organization supporting survivors and their needs.

Under the mentorship of acclaimed artist Miriam Libicki, this event takes inspiration from the evocative works of Lynda Barry. Through a combination of words, collage, painting, and drawing, you will explore diverse artistic mediums, creating a transformative and personal outcome. Miriam's guidance ensures that the artistic direction of Postcards of Courage resonates profoundly and inspires participants to express themselves authentically.

In addition to the artistic experience, the event fosters connections with local organizations that support survivors and victims. The Kamloops Sexual Assault Counseling Centre will be present, providing vital resources and educational materials. Moreover, a therapist/counsellor will be on-site to provide any emotional support.

Postcards of Courage welcomes individuals of all ages and backgrounds without any admission requirements or prior artistic experience. This event is an opportunity for the community to come together, embrace the power of art, and make a tangible difference in the lives of survivors and victims.

This event was made possible with local support from: Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre, Kamloops Art Gallery, and Kamloops District Elizabeth Fry Society



Lindsey Tyne Johnson — BC Culture Days Ambassador

Lindsey is a digital artist and printmaker living and working on the unceded territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc. As a trauma survivor, Lindsey creates art that reflects the struggles and triumphs of healing and recovering from personal and intergenerational trauma. Her latest solo show, Hebrew Spelled Backwards, speaks to discovering and healing ancestral and family wounds. After attending the Yukon School of Visual Arts, Lindsey has shown work in various galleries and festivals and is currently an aspiring graphic novelist. It’s a great desire for Lindsey to raise awareness of the pervasive effects of trauma and to garner more awareness and support for survivors and victims of violent crime. She is also finishing her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and is the mother of a rabbit, Bunbun, who is her heart and soul.

This event is part of a hub:

A/I/R Ambassador Series

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