Maggie Shirley Want You to Hear What Mountains Sounds Like

by Kristin Burns The things I had once known about Maggie Shirley were the following: she’s always at the studio; she has a very recognizable laugh; and she could magically appear for lunch breaks covered head-to-toe in sawdust. So I lured with her wine in return for some of her free time to chat about her thesis and her upcoming show: Scale InSight at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, located in the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna. She... Read More

Hot Summer Exhibitions at the Vernon Public Art Gallery

  Hot Summer Exhibitions at the Vernon Public Art Gallery Alistair Rance, Everett Series #2, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches, 2012   Where: Vernon Public Art Gallery, 3228 31st Ave. Vernon BC, V1T 2H3 250-545-3173 When: Thursday, August 2, 2012 Why: Opening Reception, Four New Exhibitions Who: Vernon Public Art Gallery   There is no break for summer at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. Two weeks following a hugely successful annual Fundraising... Read More

Ross Muirhead Exhibition Opens at Penticton Art Gallery

By Kristi Patton – Penticton Western News Artist Ross Muirhead looks over The Shores of his works during set up at the Penticton Art Gallery Wednesday. His exhibition opens today at the gallery starting at 7 p.m. and the artist talk takes place on Saturday at 2 p.m. Mark Brett/Western News Ross Muirhead wants you to rethink the definition of art.   His Photo-Video series showing at the Penticton Art gallery until Sept. 9 integrates... Read More

“Photographing Lake Country” A new exhibition in the FINA gallery at UBCO

The Lake Country Art Gallery is proud to present  “Photographing Lake Country” a new exhibition resulting from The Lake Country Art Gallery’s first ever summer camp! The Lake Country Art Gallery’s summer camp consisted of young residents of Lake Country ranging from seven to thirteen years old. The kids were set loose in the community in a series of facilitated photo-field trips in and around Lake Country. These field trips allowed the... Read More

Robert and Sangito Bigelow – Father & Son – at Headbones Gallery

By Staff Writer – Vernon Morning Star Former Vernon resident Robert Bigelow is proof that artistry does get passed down through genes.   Known for his detailed pen and ink drawings, Bigelow’s son, Sangito, is also a renowned artist in his own right. Robert Bigelow, 35A – 2011, ink pen, 10”x7 A recorded musician, he is currently studying at Emily Carr University, and has developed a visual language that is clear, hip and technically... Read More

New Fibre Art Exhibition at Gallery Vertigo

By Staff Writer – Vernon Morning Star   A Pittsburgh artist is about to share an inside joke with a Vernon audience. And that is no joke. Amy DiPlacido’s exhibition, Please Let Me Know if You’ve Heard This One Before, is currently on view at Gallery Vertigo.   Her work explores language, and perception through non-traditional fibre techniques.   “DiPlacido’s exhibition at Gallery Vertigo cannot help but create associations... Read More

Briar Craig on the Okanagan Print Triennial

There are few more days before the Okanagan Print Triennial (OPT) closes at the Kelowna Art Gallery on June 17th. I had a chance to chat with one of the OPT instigators, artist and UBCO prof Briar Craig, to learn more about how the show came to be, what to expect in the show, and what’s happening in printmaking right now. Here’s our chat:   KB: So what can people expect to see this year? And what are you particularly tickled by?   BC:... Read More

Rhonda Neufeld and Rodney Konopaki – New Exhibition

Here’s a peak at the work of Rhonda Neufled and Rodney Konopaki, who recently showed their work at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. If you missed the show, then you’re in luck, as a different show of their work “Chance Operations” is currently up at the Penticton Art Gallery. For most traditional visual artists, the process of making art is a solitary affair. So, it is intriguing to see what happens when one artist suggests... Read More

Interview with Artist Dylan Ranney

I have the privilege of sitting down with Dylan at Starbucks and talk about his art, life and what he’s up up. Here is our conversation. oook: What got you started in art. Dylan: As a kid my mom encouraged me to be creative and my older brother Lucas is an accomplished ameteur painter. I remember looking at his art and being inspired by it. Later on, being in highschool, taking my first art class in my grad year, never persuing art outside... Read More


By Kristin Froneman – Vernon Morning Star For Marissa Brown and Heather Leier, 2012 not only marks the Mayan calendar’s supposed end of the world, but the year they wrapped up their schooling at UBC Okanagan.   Both recent graduates of the bachelor of fine arts (BFA) degree program, housed in the university’s department of creative and critical studies, the women are hoping the doomsday prophesy will wait just a little while longer... Read More

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