Paintings by Randy Bone on at Streaming Cafe

from Streaming Cafe Blog by Michael D We are very happy to be displaying some amazing Acrylic paintings on our walls by talented local artist Randy Bone. The art will be showcased for the next month at the cafe, so come down and take them in.  Randy Bone – Biography & Artist Statement  Randy grew up in the North Okanagan and resides in Kelowna. He spent his childhood among nature, and lived on a spacious corner lot fitted with... Read More

Just because someone makes art, does that make them an artist?

Wanda in her studio, May 2012 After finishing art school at Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1992, Wanda moved back to Kelowna and became the manager of Opus Framing and Art Supplies, where she worked for 12 years.  In 2006, Wanda decided to work on being an artist full time and left her job to work in her studio.  Wanda noticed that in the environment of the art supply store, people would call themselves artists all the time, and there was... Read More

A jailbird set free: an interview with Corie Waugh

  Corie Waugh is by no means an average art student; she is a big city lioness trapped in a small town. She is charismatic, sarcastic, unpredictable and delightfully provocative. In September, she will be entering her final year at UBCO. For now, however, Corie is based out of Habitat, a venue in downtown Kelowna. Awarding Corie the first ever Jail Bird Artist Residency at Habitat was one of the most rewarding experiences of my young curatorial... Read More

Artist Nick Dawson – With Age Comes Beauty

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Summerland Art Gallery Artist in Residence: Barbara Wellborn

by Brandy Lynn Maslowski – A refreshing addition to the Summerland Art Gallery as the new Artist in Residence, Barbara Wellborn adds an element of fine art steeped in tradition and deep with vision and story. As a professional fibre artist she has been honored to engage the public in the Summerland Art Gallery studio as well as through a series of classes and other seasonal events. After a successful art career in Dallas,... Read More

Visiting Toronto Artist to Teach Printmaking Workshop at the Vernon Community Art Centre

VISITING ARTIST! Ortansa Moraru Teaching at the VCAC   We are so excited to announce that the extraordinarily talented Ortansa Moraru, visiting artist from Toronto, will be teaching a one-day printmaking workshop here at the VCAC on Thursday, March 22. She will be in the Okanagan in conjunction with her exhibit at the Headbones Gallery.   This is going to be a super fantastic class, and is likely to fill up quickly, so register now! The... Read More

South Okanagan Artist Kindrie Grove Heads to Spain on an Art Making Adventure

By Steve Kidd – Penticton Western News When Okanagan artist and art instructor Kindrie Grove heads to Spain in May, she will be joining a very select list of artists. Grove has been chosen to lead an art workshop in Andalusia, part of a series of culinary and art workshop vacations that have featured the likes of Nick Bantock, the author of the Griffin and Sabine series, who had recently had a major retrospective at the Penticton Art Gallery. “Nick... Read More

Writings from the Wall – Tumbleweed Gallery – On the Move

I recently had an opportunity to spend three days with Prema Harris of Tumbleweed Gallery in Penticton – why I was there for three days is another story but what I experienced was a wall-fly’s dream of observation. As Prema navigated a day of framing with interruptions of visitors, phone calls, and further framing requests I watched miscellaneous pieces of mat, glass and photographs be a catalyst for a gathering place of minds that was created... Read More

Writings from the Wall. Penticton Art Gallery – First Fridays

While local and world events indicate that our government, in conjunction with corporations,  are moving further away from the minds of the people, individuals and communities and are persistently moving towards sustainability, diversity, and collaborations that create new systems and organizational structures that push against the fabric of that larger spread. As those threads are unraveled the existing fabric cannot hold the weight of its own construction.... Read More

Interview with artist, educator, artisan Rena Warren – part 2

Back in December oook contributor Joanne Gervais had a conversation with artist, educator and artisan Rena Warren. Their conversation covered so much ground we decided we should run the full interview. So if you missed part one, here it is. Now, PART 2! Joanne Gervais: When did you start making art work? Rena Warren: My mother said I’ve been drawing since I was big enough to hold a pencil. My grade 10 art teacher Mr. Lloyd gave me the senior... Read More

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