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Water Travels a Cycle

10:00 am - Fri, Mar 1st, 2019 to Thu, Jan 30th, 2020
at Kelowna Art Gallery

In his combination of linear forms and vibrant colours, David Wilson creates circular compositions that draw from the symbols and stories of his Okanagan First Nations heritage. Exploring traditional narratives and using pictographs based on those found on sites in the Okanagan region, he reinterprets the stories of his people. In this series, the story of water’s social life—from the rain of the clouds, through snowy peaks of mountains, to Spotted Lake where it evaporates—is told in images. Read more

Through Her Eyes: Works from Our Permanent Collection

10:00 am - Sat, Aug 24th, 2019 to Sun, Nov 17th, 2019
at Kelowna Art Gallery

Through Her Eyes: Works from Our Permanent Collection August 24 to November 17, 2019 Through Her Eyes traces a long history of landscape, and how ‘landscape’ has evolved into painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, the analogue and the digital. It highlights the particular vision that women artists bring to their environment, one that is filled with awe and appreciation as well as criticality, introspection and reflection. The exhibition focuses on women artists in the Kelowna Art Gallery’s collection and includes works ranging from the 1930s to the present. Read more

Daphne Odjig 100

10:00 am - Sat, Sep 14th, 2019 to Sun, Jan 5th, 2020
at Kelowna Art Gallery

Daphne Odjig 100 is a capsule retrospective of the late artist Daphne Odjig that opens the week of what would have been her 100th birthday. Odjig is one of Canada’s most celebrated Indigenous painters and printmakers, and has often been referred to as “the grandmother of Canadian Indigenous art”. Read more

HOLLY WARD: HUMYNATUR3

12:00 am - Fri, Sep 20th, 2019 to Sat, Nov 2nd, 2019
at Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art

humynatur3 explores the dissolution of Nature/Culture distinctions as emergent in the Anthropocene, a new geological era wherein human activity has influenced the course of all non-human systems, towards unprecedented outcomes. Read more

Artists Among Us: Celebrating the Circle

10:00 am - Sat, Sep 21st, 2019 to Sun, Nov 3rd, 2019
at Kelowna Art Gallery

Artists Among Us is an annual exhibition that celebrates recovery and wellness for people with lived experience of mental health challenges. This year’s show features a collection of works created by artists from the ArtWorks Studio. The ArtWorks Studio is part of the Kelowna Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s complement of wellness programs. Read more

Draw by Night

6:00 pm - Thu, Oct 24th, 2019
at Kelowna Art Gallery

This event will be a Halloween-themed drawing party, open to everyone! Come armed with your favourite drawing utensils or just bring your creative self. Draw By Night is a collaborative experience, where like-minded individuals come together, listen, and converse visually through drawing. Halloween candies available, while supplies last! Read more

Family Sundays

12:00 pm - Sun, Oct 27th, 2019
at Kelowna Art Gallery

Welcome to Family Sundays, our weekly art making program designed for children and their families to explore the world of art hands-on at the Kelowna Art Gallery. Trick or Treat Bags: Everyone’s favorite Halloween treat is back for another year! Using a selection of professional printmaking supplies, a traditional press and spooky embellishments, little artists will create a custom cotton tote bag perfect for collecting treats. Read more

Family Sundays

12:00 pm - Sun, Nov 3rd, 2019
at Kelowna Art Gallery

Welcome to Family Sundays, our weekly art making program designed for children and their families to explore the world of art hands-on at the Kelowna Art Gallery. Zen Patterned Landscapes: Learn a whole new approach to drawing landscapes, inspired by the artists featured in the exhibition Through Her Eyes. Participants will use black outlining pens and dry media to create a unique take on scenery featuring intricate patterned designs. Read more

November Open Mic/Open Slam

7:00 pm - Thu, Nov 7th, 2019
at Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art

Join IWC at our November open mic/open slam of the season! 5 open mic spots. 8 open slam spots. Sign-up is at 6:30pm (no earlier) and is first come, first signed-up. All genres, styles, forms welcome. Max 5 minutes per person! To compete in the slam, you must come prepared with minimum 2 ORIGINAL poems. Prize money for first, second, and third place. Read more

Alberto Azzi: Living in a Colourful World Reception

6:00 pm - Fri, Nov 8th, 2019 to Sat, Nov 9th, 2019
at Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art

Kelowna based artist Alberto Azzi's paintings are characterized by an intersection of realism and fantasy. He is a self taught artist with no formal art education. Azzi developed his unique and recognizable style of extreme details, brilliant colours, and precise techniques through the years, after retirement from a forty year career as a dentist. He paints with oils and acrylics on both canvas and masonite. Read more