ART – A Rebellious Tour (premiere episode)
Monday, October 18, 2021 | 7 pm
A Year From Now
Don’t miss your fabulous hosts Ella Lamoureux and Tory Braun for the live premiere episode of ART: A Rebellious Tour. Ella and Tory will chat gallery etiquette, expectations, and explore A Year from Now to check out some of the works from the permanent collection. Don’t expect a stuffy or serious experience. Do expect flair and fabulousness. Be sure to tune into the live stream on Unicorns.LIVE.
To watch, you’ll need to create a Unicorns.LIVE account. Select “ART Promo” option, complete the form, and you’re ready.
About A Year from Now
A Year from Now presents sixty-three works drawn from the Kelowna Art Gallery’s permanent art collection that explore the passage of time and the cycles in our lives through five thematic sections: Love is blind, Home is where the heart is, Best Laid Plans, When you crop a photo, you tell a lie, and To everything, there is a season. It includes notable work by Landon Mackenzie, Norval Morrisseau, Susan Point, Gathie Falk, Carl Beam, and Wanda Koop, among others.
About the Hosts
Ella Lamoureux and Dustin Dufault, one in the same yet boldly different.
Dustin Dufault is a two-spirited person from the Yukon Territory. A proud Kaska Dena First Nations individual. Growing up in small northern towns he’s had to suppress her individuality and learn to express himself in a multitude of alternative ways. Art and performing were her outlets. Learning to love the journey was the first step in their happiness. Dustin became enamoured with Drag and later developed her drag personality Ella Lamoureux.
Expressing himself in an extreme feminine way taught him that femininity is not to be avoided but embraced. Through drag she’s realized that Dustin and Ella are not separate people but one person. Just shown with a different light. Growing up fabulous in the North has many tough lessons but s/he would not be the person they are today without those lessons.
Ella Lamoureux is one of the founding queens of the Kelowna drag scene. From Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar drag competition, to Embodiment, to #2muffs1collr and everything in between, Ella has carved out her place as one of the most influential and stunning queens in Kelowna. A makeup artist by trade, Ella will eternally tease you with her beauty which is why she created Basically Ella in 2020. In 2021 she co-created Two-Spirit Tea. Both series are available exclusively on Unicorns.LIVE. A true charmer, Ella Lamoureux is Kelowna’s Sweetheart.
Tory is an enthusiastic, resourceful natural leader with extensive experience in project management, communications and non-profit organizations. Talent for quickly mastering tasks, building positive work environments & developing enduring client relationships. Thrives in roles that demand creativity & adaptability.
A tea enthusiast, bookworm, history buff, adventure junkie, pug mother, rookie computer coder, art appreciator and recreational sports superstar. Tory embraces her inner nerd and outer social velociraptor with the enthusiasm and spunk of a twelve year old and the soul and sensibility of an octogenarian.