“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

Catching Up with Live Artist, Dancer, Choreographer Tanja Woloshen

by Brit Bachmann Tanja Woloshen is a live artist, dancer, choreographer and teacher from Winnipeg, currently based in the Okanagan. She is a UBCO MFA candidate, and Room for the Underdog marks the end of her degree. Although this weekend’s performance encompasses many themes, it is primarily an exploration of queer and gender studies. Tanja, being one of the most manically difficult women to pin down, agreed to an email interview: BB: It is impossible... 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

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

UBCO BFA SHOW + 3 More at VPAG

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

Controversial film coming to Kelowna on May 31

Controversial film coming to Kelowna on May 31 Here’s a group discussion that arose from a screening of this same film at Concordia. The Kelowna Art Gallery and The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC will present a film screening of Professor Norman Cornett: Since When Do We Divorce the Right Answer from an Honest Answer? The documentary, by acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, will show May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the art... Read More

Artists Amy Modahl & Julia Prudhomme – It was the Apple Juice that Brought them Here

by Kristin Burns During these few short weeks between semesters, many Master of Fine Arts students at The University of British Columbia – Okanagan are still hard at work in their studios – it seems like a never-ending semester. I was able to catch up with two amazing classmates of mine – Julia Prudhomme and Amy Modahl – to discuss their May shows in the FINA gallery on campus. After a tour of Prudhomme’s aptly named show “tippy-toe tippy-toe... Read More

Redbull, Timmy Ho’s and Wet Paint : Preview of Twenty Twelve (Part 2)

An installation by Jennifer Lauriault, highlighting the architecture of Kelowna's North End The Twenty Twelve BFA Graduation Exhibition is finally on display in the Fine Arts Building at UBCO! It is an impressive culmination of one school year’s worth of work, and a minimum of four years formal study. In the last few days especially, the tornado that was once littered the hallways has been replaced by gorgeous artworks representing a... Read More

Lamplight Campfires & Dirty Dust Drawings : Preview of Twenty Twelve (Part 1)

Fourth years, Lacia Vogel, Marissa Brown and Avery De Rousie around a makeshift campfire, and a snapshot of Avery's studio For many people in the community, the only excuse to visit the Fine Arts & Health Building at UBCO occurs annually at the Graduation Exhibition. Although the Grad Show is a crème de la crème exhibition of UBCO’s finest, its white washed walls and buffed floors are a little misleading;  the pristine condition of... Read More

Artist in Residence Guy Cools collaborates with UBC faculty and students

by Paul Marck Artist in Residence Guy Cools collaborates with UBC faculty and students Dance dramaturge Guy Cools is the 2012 Artist in Residence for UBC’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. The stage is set at UBC’s Okanagan campus for the creative and critical works of Belgian dance dramaturge Guy Cools. Cools, the 2012 Artist in Residence for the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS), brings a wealth of international experience... Read More

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