Escape Artists

Spring 2016 to spring 2017

Every spring, the Kelowna Art Gallery launches a new Artist’s Garden Project in our Rotary Courtyard space. The two artists’ vision this year involves a built structure that looks old and abandoned, and is now overgrown with plants. Visitors will have the sense that the structure was once an enclosure of some kind, perhaps for a creature that eventually escaped. The plants selected will not only be those suited to the growing conditions in the courtyard, but for their associations with magical practices and mythology.

Wanda Lock grew up in the Okanagan and studied art at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver. Rena Warren has a BFA from the University of Victoria and has been exhibiting her work and teaching art in the Okanagan since 1995.