Seeing Red & White Artists’ Exhibition 2011


October 14 to November 6, 2011 In recognition of the artists who have donated work for auction to Seeing Red & White, we are pleased to announce the Seeing Red & White Artists’ Exhibition, on view at the Gallery from October 14 to November 6, 2011. You’re invited to join …

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Studio Art Classes: Teachers’ Exhibition 2011


September 21 to October 11, 2011 The Kelowna Art Gallery proudly presents works of art created by the professional and talented teachers who lead classes at the Gallery. This exhibition showcases a range of art, reflecting the diverse classes we offer, such as oil painting, drawing, felting, acrylic painting, and …

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Daphne Odjig: Selected Works


September 6 to 17, 2011 The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to present this small but comprehensive selection of original works of art by Canada’s celebrated Daphne Odjig. Born in 1919 in Ontario, Odjig is of mixed Native and European descent. She has been making art since she was a …

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On the Path to Abstraction


Members’ Exhibition November 12, 2011 to January 15, 2012 The theme of this year’s members’ show is “abstraction,” and artists were challenged to think about their art in a new way. Abstraction is a term that indicates a departure from imagery in art. This could be removing any references to …

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Jim Kalnin: Pulse

Jim Kalnin: Pulse

November 14, 2011 to May 7, 2012 Oyama, BC-based artist Jim Kalnin is something of an institution in the Okanagan Valley. He arrived here from various peregrinations in the mid-1980s, and taught studio classes at Okanagan College beginning in 1987, until his retirement from UBCO in 2009. Kalnin is passionate …

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Steve Higgins: All Things Considered


Thoughts about Cities and History, War and Peace November 5 to December 31, 2011 Halifax-based artist Steve Higgins works in drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. Examples of his work in all these media will be included in this nationally touring show when it comes to Kelowna. His areas of concern centre …

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Rose Braun: Requiem


November 5, 2011 to January 8, 2012 Kelowna-based artist Rose Braun has created an installation of two-dimensional works in mixed-media drawing and painting exploring the notions of death and personal loss and mourning. Using both representational means and visual metaphor, Braun’s work is expressive and evocative. Images of children – …

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June 11 to July 10, 2011 Insights features the art work of students who took part in the Kelowna Art Gallery’s Youth inSights program. The Kelowna Art Gallery’s Youth inSights program is an exciting opportunity for teens, ages 16-18, to take part in an intensive nine-month art program. Through a series …

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The Point Is


Pierre Coupey || Landon Mackenzie || Bernadette Phan || Martin Pearce || Bryan Ryley August 20 to October 30, 2011 The Point Is exhibition brings together the work of five contemporary painters, all working in a large scale and in an energized zone that hovers between representation and pure abstraction. …

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Carolyn Wren: Searching for the Sublime


August 6 to October 30, 2011  Ontario-based artist Carolyn Wren approached her solo exhibition in our small gallery space as a site-specific installation. She had completed the preliminary work before her arrival, and the rest she worked while she was here to install. Using tissue paper dress patterns that have …

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Chad Pratch: Inanimate Phenotype


Dysfunctional Chairs seriesJune 18 to November 27, 2011 For his commission in our Dysfunctional Chairs series, Kelowna-based artist Chad Pratch has taken a socially-oriented route and has been adopting disregarded chairs from local individuals, and interviewing the donors about the chairs and their relationships with them. These discarded chairs will …

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Please Touch the Art: Art in the Public Space


July 16 to September 4, 2011 Public art is any work of art that is created by an artist for a specific public space. It is about more than beautification; public art can stimulate, entertain, or transform a city’s image by heightening our awareness, pushing us to question our assumptions, …

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Renay Egami: Piecework


May 16 to November 14, 2011 Kelowna-based artist Renay Egami is venturing into textile-related materials and processes for her piece to be installed in our airport art wall space. A long single curtain made up of many letterforms cut from fabric will be displayed hanging from a rod. The letters …

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Barbara Astman: Dancing with Che: Enter through the Gift Shop


May 7 to July 31, 2011 The Reynolds Gallery was transformed into a faux gift shop for the duration of this fascinating exhibition by Toronto-based artist Barbara Astman. Astman created her original Dancing with Che series in 2003, after a trip to Cuba where she was impressed by “Che chic,” that …

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Gabor Szilasi: The Eloquence of the Everyday


Organized by the Musée d’art de Joliette and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography May 14 to August 14, 2011 The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to be bringing this retrospective exhibition of photographs by the venerable Montreal-based photographer, Gabor Szilasi, to the Okanagan. The show has been curated by …

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Art in Action 2011


Time Frame March 11 – June 8, 2011 The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to host our 25th annual Art in Action exhibition titled Time Frame.  This exhibition features approximately 125 works of art created by students in Kelowna’s public and private high schools. Art in Action is a celebration …

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An exhibition of new work in film by emerging Indigenous artists Join us in celebrating the tenth year of this collaboration. February 12 to April 30, 2011 Back for its tenth year! The Kelowna Art Gallery has worked collaboratively with the En’owkin Centre in Penticton for nine previous years in …

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John Kissick: A Nervous Decade


Organized by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery in partnership with the Kelowna Art Gallery February 5 to May 8, 2011 Anyone in the Okanagan suffering from seasonal affective disorder this winter does not need to save up for a trip to Hawaii in order to cheer up. Just come to the …

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John Hall: Sweetness and Light


November 8, 2010 to May 16, 2011 Outbound passengers at the Kelowna International Airport this season may find themselves with mysterious food cravings once they have cleared security. We can explain the phenomenon: it is the power of art. Kelowna-based realist painter John Hall will be installing two large paintings …

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Printmaking at UBCO


January 15 to March 6, 2011 Printmaking at the Okanagan Campus of the University of British Columbia is a result of the vital partnership between the Kelowna Art Gallery and the University of British Columbia Okanagan. “The Kelowna Art Gallery and the University of British Columbia Okanagan collaborate as often …

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