Ashpa Naira Gallery Opens the Summer Season with a New Exhibition

By Staff Writer – Vernon Morning Star Kelowna’s Hannah Griffin is showing her abstract landscapes of Okanagan topography as part of the group exhibition now open at Ashpa Naira Gallery on Vernon’s westside. Kristin Froneman/Morning Star An oasis of contemporary art awaits those who visit the westside of Okanagan Lake this summer. Owned by local artist Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante, Ashpa Naira Gallery re-opened last weekend for its... Read More

writings from the wall – joan louis – international communities

People are by-passing traditional media forms to connect directly with people who share the same interests, passions and values, regardless of where they are from; isolated communities can communicate directly with other isolated communities. Yet the movement of people is still restricted by immigration policy and a passport and visa system that is so outdated that information and materials can now travel easier than people regardless of their cross-border... Read More

writings from the wall – the beginnings of golo

For Farron Lhasa  Golo started as an idea; a verb perhaps: to Golo, to do, to happen. So Farron did; she phoned the landlord of 419 Main St, Penticton the moment she saw a for-rent sign in the window.  Very quickly enough artists gathered together and Golo was born. Things started to happen; a person left a typewriter for her to use which we still use today to make our price tags and business cards; a desk was donated, a ladder, and a curtain for... Read More

writings from the wall – from inside the golo art project

We live in a world that informs us what we want, what we talk, what we dip, dive and crave. We reflect back. We push, crack and cave. We crawl, we run. Some swallow and hide. There is no formula here. We are running on empty just the way we have always done it; we are running on gut, on grit. We’ve stopped waiting for the search & rescue. We seek possibility. We seek building blocks. We seek inspiration because inspiration is the fire alarm... Read More