Launching the Fernie Museum's summer gallery exhibition studying the Elk River, a glacial water source and a place of inspiration and relaxation.
The Elk River has multiple identities – it is a mountain river fed by glaciers; it is a river that provides water and recreation for residents and visitors of the Elk Valley alike; it offers some of the best fly fishing in North America.
This innovative multi-disciplinary exhibition explores the importance of water as a critical topic of the 21st century and encourages visitors learn how this precious resource has helped shape and define our region.
Through artworks by local artists and interactive interpretive panels and activities, the exhibit explores five themes:
Related programming delivered in partnership with the Elk River Alliance will include:
The Currents exhibit will be on display in the upper gallery (wheelchair accessible) until August 28th and is free to visitors during regular Museum hours.