Vernon band AMISTAD at Polson Park TODAY – click to see them play!

By Staff Writer – Vernon Morning Star Vernon band Amistad hosts a concert in the Polson Park bandshell on May 26 at 2 p.m. to raise money for the Jessica Eaman Scholarship Fund. A group of young musicians are playing for a special cause in a concert planned for Polson Park on May 26.   Local band Amistad, who won best stage performance at this year’s Our Kids Have Talent musical competition, is hosting the concert to raise money for... Read More

Youth Summer Art Camps at the VCAC

Your Vernon Community Arts Centre has released our Youth Summer Art Camps ahead of schedule! 7 1-week-long camps (starting each week from July 3-August 17) for ages 4-14, all creating fun and functional art projects in a number of different mediums! Projects include painting, drawing, sculpture, fibre art, puppetry, printmaking, collage and mixed media. The class will hold an art exhibition on the last day of camp for family and friends. Our camps... Read More

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Cara Luft Returns Home for Concert at the Hub

By Staff Writer – Vernon Morning Star It’s been five years since award-winning singer/songwriter Cara Luft released her critically acclaimed album, The Light Fantastic, and also appeared in her former hometown.   After plenty of hard work and many months spent on the road touring North America and abroad,  the former Vernon resident is back with a new album, and show.   Luft is independently releasing her third solo album... Read More

Spidey Poet – from G’morning, Poetry: A Late-Night Humour Talk Show Live!

Kevin Hartford: So, you do the poetry? Jaroslaw Ilya McPherson Eckhoff: First of all, that’s none of your business. Secondly, yes… I do do poetry. KH: You said “do do poetry.” JIME: Are we done yet? KH: Can you tell me a bit about this new literary cabaret in Vernon? JIME: Okay, yes please, of course! G’morning, Poetry: A Late-Night Humour Talk Show Live! brings together all kinds of peeps for a community block party of the goofing and the... Read More

Vernon Artist Deborah Wilson Takes on Jade Carving Masters

Vernon artist takes on jade carving masters By Staff Writer – Vernon Morning Star A Vernon artist is taking on the male dominated world of Chinese jade carving. Sculptor Deborah Wilson has just registered to take part in an inaugural worldwide jade carving competition that will pit her skills against the master carvers from the home of jade, China. Last year, the World Jade Symposium attracted participants from Europe, Thailand, New Zealand,... Read More

Grafitti as ART at the Vernon Public Art Gallery

Artist is taking it back to the streets By Kristin Froneman – Vernon Morning Star Benny Hannya stares at the wall in front of him. Shaking a can, he triggers the nozzle, emitting a stream of crimson that erupts against the stark, white surface. There’s no thought-out plan, as he reaches for more cans, their hiss bringing the wall to life, streaking it with colourful lines, lettering, squiggles that resemble symbols, and even smiley-faced... Read More

Vernon Commmunity Art Centre Empty Bowl Fundraiser – mmm!

St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser is in the bowl Buck Striegel trims one of his many empty bowls for the St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser at the Vernon Community Arts Centre. Photo submitted By Staff Writer – Vernon Morning Star Even the bowls will look good enough to eat when the Vernon Community Arts Centre returns with its third annual St. Patrick’s Day Empty Bowl Fundraiser. On Saturday, March 17, the public can purchase a one-of-a-kind ... Read More

Photo Exhibition by José Larochelle at the Hub

Photographer offers his perspective of the world By Staff Writer – Vernon Morning Star A well travelled explorer is finding himself and his photographic journey in “The Hub” of Vernon. Photographer José Larochelle is inviting guests to venture through some of his experiences, via his images, when he holds a photography exhibition at The Hub Arts Collective for the month of March. Larochelle has lived in Vernon for three years with his... Read More

Vernon Community Music School presents Revered Russian pianist Tomorrow

By Staff Writer – Vernon Morning Star A heralded concert pianist in his native Russia, Pavel Egorov returns to Vernon to give an intimate performance at the Vernon Community Music School Friday. “Pavel is arguably the most popular pianist in his hometown of St. Petersburg, where his concerts usually sell out,” said Alexei Doudkine, a family friend of Egorov’s living in Kamloops. “This is his second appearance in Vernon. He played... Read More

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