Join us on Saturday, September 28, 2013, for a full day of FREE indoor and outdoor art activities, behind-the-scenes tours, and guided exhibition tours as part of the national Culture Days celebrations!
The Kelowna Art Gallery will be FREE and open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm.
What is Culture Days?
Culture Days raises the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities through free participatory public activities that take place in hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country over the last weekend of September each year. “Culture Days is committed to reaching the goal of having all Canadians in every community declaring “I Love Culture” and making culture a daily habit.”
Join us this year for a cubist-inspired series of indoor and outdoor art activities! Come down and paint a mural, or draw a cuby, wacky still life at the easel! Fold an origami bouquet, build an outlandish structure out of everyday materials, or paint your own face, Picasso-style! Instructors will be on hand to help guide participants through the activities.
Image credit: Pablo Picasso, The Weeping Woman, 1937, o/c, 23 5/8 x 19 ¼ in, Tate Modern, London.
Considered the most influential art movement of the 20th century, cubism was pioneered by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. They moved away from traditional perspective and approached their subjects from multiple, differing points of view.
Yarn bombing, is an international public art phenomenon, practiced around the globe. Join in the yarn bombing of the Arts Common Space, located between the KAG and the RCA, from 11 am to 3 pm, as we transform the trees with knitted, crocheted, and woven cozies.
In preparation, join us for a Knit ‘n Sip, on September 11, from 9 am to 12 pm, in the courtyard garden. No experience necessary! Bring your knitting, crochet needles and yarn! Giobean’s yummy coffee will be served. Also, be sure to join the Cool Arts Society for their Woolly Wednesdays and Fibre Fridays, from 1 to 3 pm at Studio 111, in the Rotary Centre for the Arts.
Visitors will be given FREE guided tours of the two captivating exhibitions on view. Join a knowledgeable guide as you explore the gigantic works in Douglas Walker: Other Worlds and 3-D photos in Stephen Foster: Re-Mediating Curtis: Toy Portraits.
Tours begin at 11 am, and continue on the hour until 3 pm; No reservation is required. Walk-ins welcome!
BEHIND-THE-SCENES VAULT TOURS
Visitors will be given a FREE behind-the-scenes tour of our permanent collection storage area and will interact with curatorial staff. This area is generally off limits to the public so it will be a fascinating look at what goes on at a Gallery beyond the exhibitions!
Tours begin at 11:30 am, and continue once an hour, on the half-hour until 2:30 pm; max. 5 people per tour; reservations not required.
OKANAGAN LIFE CELEBRATION OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Okanagan Life magazine is celebrating 25 years with a showcase of photography from their archives. Since 1988, Okanagan Life photographers have captured the essence of lifestyle in the Okanagan Valley, showcased cultural, community and business leaders, and documented milestones – such as the 2003 Okanagan Mountain Fire. Photographers will be on hand to share the stories behind the iconic images they captured.