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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

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

ArtMart: Cool Arts Launch

6:00 pm - Fri, Nov 8th, 2019 to Sat, Jan 4th, 2020
at Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art

Kelowna’s favourite (and only) art vending machine is back for its final edition of 2019! This time we’re doing something special: a partnership with Cool Arts! The incredible members of the Cool Arts Society have been working for months to create colourful sculptures and objects for the ArtMart. Every piece is one of a kind. Read more

GO Party! 13: Superstition

7:00 pm - Sat, Nov 23rd, 2019
at Kelowna Art Gallery

One night only: Under a full moon on Black Friday, our 13th GO Party offers guests the chance to escape for an evening inspired by the eerie, exciting, and unexpected world of superstition. To set the tone, guests will enter through the side-door of the Gallery, stepping through the legs of an open ladder (if they dare). After that, all bets are off… Read more

Festive Wreath Workshop

12:00 pm - Sun, Nov 24th, 2019
at The Vibrant Vine

Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of fun and creativity. Students will choose from a lush variety of fresh seasonal foliage and decorating accessories. Read more

Family Sundays

12:00 pm - Sun, Nov 24th, 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. Exploring Watercolour Resists: Based on the bold black lines and vibrant colour used by the late artist Daphne Odjig, participants will use oil pastels and watercolour paints with a resist painting technique to create a frame worthy masterpiece. Read more

Watercolour Workshop With Janice – Christmas Cards

6:00 pm - Fri, Nov 29th, 2019 to Tue, Aug 20th, 2019
at The Vibrant Vine

Get in the holiday spirit by painting Christmas cards in watercolour. Read more

Sovereign Acts

6:00 pm - Fri, Nov 29th, 2019
at Kelowna Art Gallery

Guest curator Wanda Nanibush’s touring exhibition will showcase photography, video, and installation works by eight well known Indigenous contemporary artists: Rebecca Belmore, Lori Blondeau, Dayna Danger, Robert Houle, James Luna, Shelley Niro, Adrian Stimson, and Jeff Thomas. Sovereign Acts is curated by Wanda Nanibush and is organized and circulated by the Art Museum at the University of Toronto with the financial support of the Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts. Read more

Creative Growth Centre for Spiritual Nourishment

6:00 pm - Fri, Nov 29th, 2019
at Kelowna Art Gallery

This autumn our Rotary Courtyard gallery will be taken over by two exciting, young, local artists—Lucas and Mat Glenn. Creative Growth Centre for Spiritual Nourishment will be a site specific installation that will invite visitors to enter a living / working space that is self-contained and aims to sustain human life as an ‘eco-utopian’ space. Visitors are welcome to enter the room, sit, work and play—using the space as they would a scaled-down, shared co-operative work space. The artwork references the dreams of startup and DIY (do it yourself) culture and questions the actual sustainability of such ideas. Read more

Festive Wreath Workshop

12:00 pm - Sun, Dec 1st, 2019
at The Vibrant Vine

Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of fun and creativity. Students will choose from a lush variety of fresh seasonal foliage and decorating accessories. Read more