Doug Smarch Jr.: Lucinations


November 26, 2005 to January 15, 2006 Lucinations is based on a legend from my community that comes from a time before the arrival of the Alaska Highway. According to this legend, a man was looking for a lost relation and went to ask the help of a medicine man. …

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Robert Davidson: The Abstract Edge


November 26, 2005 to January 29, 2006 The Kelowna Art Gallery is proud to be the only western Canadian venue for the National Gallery of Canada’s tour of the exhibition Robert Davidson: The Abstract Edge. This exhibition brings a major selection of paintings and sculpture by this nationally renowned, Vancouver-based, …

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Digging Deep from Memory


January 21 to March 26, 2006 The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to be a host venue for Digging Deep from Memory, an exhibition highlighting the strength and diversity of film and video work by Indigenous filmmakers across Canada. The film and video makers are Duane Ghastant’ Aucoin (Tlingit); Gil …

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three rivers | wild waters, sacred places


February 4 to April 2, 2006 Organized and circulated by the Yukon Arts Centre Curated by Scott Marsden three rivers: wild waters, sacred places is situated within a current exploration of the culture of landscape and water and within the context of ecological concerns. This exhibition explores the landscape and …

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All Fired Up!


April 1 to June 11, 2006 The Okanagan Valley is a region rich in creativity so it is not surprising that this area is also ripe with accomplished potters and clay artists who are experimenting with a variety of techniques and exploring diverse subject matter. The objects produced range from …

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Regina Clay: Worlds in the Making


April 8 to June 11, 2006 Organized and circulated by the MacKenzie Art Gallery with the support of the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. Curated by Timothy Long The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to present the nationally exhibition Regina Clay: Worlds in the Making. This …

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Road Runner


June 17 to September 10, 2006 Curated by Linda Sawchyn summertime family vacations hotels motels cars congestion road trips road rage watching the world go by through a car windshield… Summertime in the Okanagan means road trip time, and those of us who live in the Valley expect the population …

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Tomoyo Ihaya: Drawing Water


June 17 to September 10, 2006 Vancouver-based artist Tomoyo Ihaya produces prints, drawings and installations inspired by the artist’s experiences of the interconnectedness of the material and spiritual worlds. In recent work, Ihaya has explored the symbolic and physical importance of water. For her new installations in the Reynolds Gallery …

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Re-Mediations: Stephen Foster and James Gillespie


September 16 to November 26, 2006 Curator by Janet Jones RE-MEDIATIONS features photo-media works and video projections by Stephen Foster (Kelowna) and James Gillespie (Toronto) that comment on how the media represents us. Using the form of media spectacle to comment on itself, Stephen Foster, a Haida Metis, and James …

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Farheen HAQ


September 16 to November 26, 2006 Farheen HAQ is a Victoria-based artist who works with photography, performance and video. In her work she examines societal and cultural codes of dress and gesture with simple yet powerful imagery and explores issues of gender and ethnicity from her position as a young …

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Sarah Fuller: Culls


December 2, 2006 to January 28, 2007 Culls features the work of Canmore, Alberta based artist Sarah Fuller.  This mixed media installation features Fuller’s photo-based work which explores the artist’s experiences as a tree planter in B.C. for a period spanning seven years. As Fuller states, to many young Canadians …

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Dawn: Sketches by the Group of Seven


December 2, 2006 to February 18, 2007 THE GROUP OF SEVEN The Group of Seven had great ambitions when they officially formed in May 1920. Challenging what Canadian artists had done before them, they declared that “an Art must grow and flower in the land before the country will be …

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