For Immediate Release
April 13, 2023
Artists for Kids invites the community
to the opening of the exhibition Endless Summer
Artists for Kids (AFK) invites the community to the opening of the exhibition, Endless Summer, on Saturday, April 15, 2 to 4 p.m.
Endless Summer is an exhibition and series of public programs that features the collaborative works of artists Katie Kozak and Lucien Durey, which contemplate lineage, ancestry, queerness, sustainability, and healing within a context of reimagining place-based relations that serve the social and cultural landscape of their shared communities.
“Artists for Kids and the Gordon Smith Gallery have brought connection and care to our community through the arts for over three decades,” said Allison Kerr, District Principal of Arts Education and Director, Artists for Kids. “Kozak and Durey's collaborative exhibit Endless Summer intentionally invites each of us to consider how we care for one another and how we show gratitude toward the places where we spend time.”
Endless Summer runs from April 15 to June 17, 2023, at the Gordon Smith Gallery.
About Artists for Kids (AFK)
Artist for Kids is a unique, self-sustaining art education venture supported by the North Vancouver School District. In partnership with more than 50 of Canada's most prominent artists, Artists for Kids brings together educators and the community at large, to provide inspiring, relevant educational enrichment for thousands of young people annually, encouraging students to pursue and share their own artistic voice and narrative.
Through the Gordon Smith Gallery, which opened its doors in 2012, Artists for Kids has created a space for young audiences and the community to experience the narrative of Canadian Art through significant exhibitions of visual art.
Artists for Kids original prints are published in partnership with Canadian artists to support children and youth, their art education and their future. For more information on Artists for Kids and its Print Program, please visit the Artists for Kids website.
About the North Vancouver School District
The North Vancouver School District provides world-class instruction and a rich diversity of engaging programs to inspire success for every student and bring communities together to learn, share and grow. As a school district with over 16,000 students, their parents and caregivers, and more than 2,500 staff, there is a strong sense of community. Visit
the North Vancouver School District to learn more.
Lisa Dalla Vecchia
North Vancouver School District