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The Lonely

  Rock.It Boy Entertainment proudly presents THE LONELY – A TRIBUTE TO ROY ORBISON on Friday, October 2 at the Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street, Kelowna.  Tickets are only $34.50 (Plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) at the Prospera Place Box Office, 1223 Water Street.  Charge by phone at 250-762-5050 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com. […]

Nathan Hare

When not in high school or playing Sonic Adventure, Nathan likes to write. His live show is becoming increasingly more popular as he mixes his spoken word poetry with quirky humor. This year he performed L(Y)earning, a show where he “taught” the audience about certain topics, combining his love of poetry and Microsoft PowerPoint. Now […]

Kristin Burns

Kristin just finished her first year of the MFA creative writing program at UBCO and she is the summer student coordinator for the Platypus House MFA studios. Kristin has duel custody of her cat, Tsuki, and enjoys snuggling up on the couch with a romantic movie and gouda. She grew up in the Okanagan and […]

Drew Pihlainen

Drew is passionate about good food and drink. When he’s not busy enjoying food, he’s hunting it down in farmer’s markets and shops across Kelowna and the Okanagan. He writes about food and wine on Oook and on his personal blog, okdrew.tumblr.com. He also grows his own vegetables, enjoys a good road trip, and obsesses over […]

Kevin McPherson

  Kevin McPherson kevin can be seen some Wednesday nights at O’Flanningan’s Pub in Kelowna performing stund op, and some months he teaches pooetry at Okanagan College in Vernon, yet each morning he somehow wakes up in Armstrong.   Kevin and his BFF Jake Kennedy are G’morning, Poetry: A Late-Night Humour Talk Show Live!; which brings […]

Shauna Oddleifson

  Shauna Oddleifson graduated from UBC Okanagan (previously OUC) in 1998 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, graduating with distinction. Since graduating, Shauna has been involved with the arts community in Kelowna working in galleries as well as volunteering with various organizations and special events. Shauna has a studio practice, both art and craft-based, and […]

Nico Boesten

Nico is a husband, father, producer, singer-guy, drummer, supporter of indie artists, soccer lover, and least importantly a novice land kiteboarder. All of which he loves and is working on becoming awesomer at. During most days you can find him staring at some sort of an electronic device helping to build connections, tools, and and […]

Sarah Fahey

Originally from Ontario, Sarah Fahey has lived in the Okanagan/Similkameen area for over 10 years. A student of life, she has explored art making with many materials from puppets to alternative building techniques and from clay to metal to paint. Recently Sarah completed a diploma in Writing & Publishing at Okanagan College in Vernon. Returning […]

Hanss Lujan

Hanss Lujan is a young photographer living in Kelowna. Currently completing a Fine Arts Degree at UBCO. Hanss finds little time to sleep, but devotes his all his energy towards the arts and contributing to the artistic community. Hanss works primarily with portraiture and has photographed various events in the Okanagan. He looks forward to […]

Brit Bachmann

Brit Bachmann is an artist/curator, currently in her fourth-year of Fine Art at UBCO. In 2010, she moved to Paris for an exchange at L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, where she developed an obsession with “social archiving” and documentation. This obsession fuels both her drawing practice and her curatorial ambitions. In addition to curating […]

Johann Wessels

Johann Wessels is a one time fireman, history of art professor, illustrator and fine artist now living in the Okanagan Valley with his beautiful wife after spending 10 years in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. After leaving the film and TV industry, he got a grant from the Sask Arts Board and created art for a solo […]

Joanne Gervais

Joanne Gervais is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, mixed media, installation, and photography. Her practice has included documentaries, promotional videos and performance collaborations. Her recent art explores cultural identity through nostalgic constructs of the past. Joanne holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from UBC.

Katie Brennan

Katie Brennan is an artist and the main force behind oook.ca. She relocated to the Okanagan in 2009, after pursuing her education in the visual arts in Ontario and Vancouver. She has exhibited work across Canada, including Halifax, Toronto, Guelph, Vancouver, Vernon and Wells, BC. She has always been involved in the art communities around […]

Aaron Gordon

Romantic, but energetic acoustic folk pop… Moody humorous intimate “Feel-Good” music – these may seem unlikely combinations of words to describe a musician, but they fit Aaron Gordon’s sound and style perfectly. The Canadian-based acoustic pop singer/songwriter has honed his craft to forge a unique blend of adult contemporary pop that runs the musical gamut […]

Mike Pedersen

An Okanagan resident for 6 years, Mike Pedersen is a passionate supporter of the local music scene. With a background as an Audio Engineer and working musician, Mike opened the Okanagan’s newest and most affordable music studio, Music City Studio. It is Mike’s vision to have the Okanagan reach its cultural potential with a lively, […]

Beth Haggerty

Beth Haggerty A Summerland resident, originally from Vancouver, Beth is a technical and marketing communications management professional, most recently in software and wireless technology.  She has taken traditional fine arts courses at the University of BC, exhibited paintings in local galleries and was very involved in set design for community theatre. As a graphic designer […]

Jayme McKillop

Raised in Okanagan in all its abundance has shaped Jayme McKillop to be ridiculously indulgent and obsessively curious. A passionate foodie fiend and  a wanna-be-musician with a big mouth, you can often catch Jayme  promoting the community she loves by eating good food, drinking good wine and shaking some moves loose to good music! Based […]

Shelly Vida

Shelly Vida has been the Performing Arts Coordinator at the beautiful Rotary Centre for the Arts for the past six years. With a passion in event management, promotion and coordination,  her job is well suited having her plan and promote a season of 12 of Canada’s finest touring artists annually. She has also been able […]

Heather Leier

Heather Leier a fourth year fine arts student at UBCO. She works mainly in silkscreen printmaking and has a particular fondness for humor in art. Heather has volunteered and worked for many arts organizations in the Okanagan and looks forwards to writing about emerging artists at UBCO and in the community.  

Nicole Ensing

Nicole Ensing was born and raised in the Okanagan. She has recently completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at University of British Columbia – Okanagan focusing on installation art and photography. She is currently in her third year pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Art History and Culture. During the summer months […]

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