The 3rd annual Lille Gard Festival – THIS WEEKEND!

The 3rd annual Lille Gard (June 30 — July 1, 2012) is a family friendly festival organized by TribeHouse Artist Collective ( which will feature visual arts, spoken word, thinkers & speakers and of course all the music your ears can handle with a theme of Arts, Faith, and Justice. CREDITS: Artwork created by Carrie Harper at The Pear Workshop: Narration & banjo by Jesse Padgett: Camera... Read More

“Photographing Lake Country” PHOTO CAMP

The Lake Country Art Gallery is pleased to be offering a very special summer camp for youth this July called: “Photographing Lake Country”. The week-long camp is open for youth between the ages of 8 and 14 and commences July 9th. Camp hours are from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Participants will receive instruction on the basics of photography and other associated mediums, in between different field trips to explore diverse sections of 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

Vernon Public Art Gallery Expands Its Programming

By Staff Writer – Vernon Morning Star   The Vernon Public Art Gallery is expanding its public programming for both artists and those wishing to explore their inner artist.     The sunny weather not only brings tourists to the gallery, but it also inspires art enthusiasts to learn a new medium, art practice or be inspired by other local, national and international artists, said VPAG executive director Dauna Kennedy Grant.     “The... 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

Art by the Outma Sqilx’w Cultural School at the Penticton Art Gallery

By Steve Waldner – Penticton Western News Students from the Outma Sqilx’w Cultural School will be sharing their artwork with the area in an exhibition at the Penticton Art Gallery opening on Friday.   While the school is a stones-throw away from Penticton, there are greater divisions between the reserve and the city than just the Parkway Channel, said Paul Crawford, curator and director of the Penticton Art Gallery.   “I would... Read More

Lake Magazine Seeks Entries for Next Issue

by Paul Marck   Lake: A Journal of Arts and Environment, published by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus, is staging a contest seeking literary entries for its next issue. Non-fiction stories including personal, lyric and narrative essays and memoirs are eligible. The contest, sponsored by Meiklejohn Architects Inc., awards a $250 prize and publication in issue #8 of Lake. Deadline for entries is July 15, 2012.... 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

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

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