To the editor:
On behalf of the board of directors and staff at the Kelowna Art Gallery, I wish to express sincere gratitude to all who supported our recent world record attempt art project.
According to the website recordsetter.com, the Kelowna Art Gallery now holds the world record for the Highest Number of 4 x 6 Inch Works of Art Displayed in a Gallery. We also have begun the application process with the more widely-known Guinness World Records group.
Due to the incredible level of involvement from our members, as well as community groups, local artists, media outlets, media personalities, schools and other eager fans, we surpassed our goal to receive a minimum of 2,500 submissions and ultimately collected 4,154 original works of art on paper.
While most of the 4 x 6 inch-sized works arrived from Kelowna and the Okanagan region, the gallery also received submissions from the Lower Mainland of B.C., from Texas and from as far away as India.
Watching this project grow was both fascinating and inspiring, and it became far more than the sum of its parts. While setting this record is exciting, what was most uplifting was the level of engagement and spirit of cooperation that was displayed by all participants and supporters to create art.
I truly hope our project inspires other museums, galleries and cultural organizations to challenge our record and undertake projects such as this of their own accord.
Kelowna Art Gallery