Creative Growth Centre for Spiritual Nourishment

Lucas Glenn and Mat Glenn October 19, 2019 to October 2020 Two Men Carrying Steel Plate by Ricardo Gomez Angel, 2019, CC BY-SA.   We’re Solarpunk because the only other options are denial or despair. —Adam Flynn This autumn our Rotary Courtyard gallery will be taken over by two exciting, young,…

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Daphne Odjig 100

September 14, 2019 to January 5, 2020 Daphne Odjig, Messenger of Peace, 1991. Daphne Odjig 100 is a capsule retrospective of the late artist Daphne Odjig that opens the week of what would have been her 100th birthday. Odjig is one of Canada’s most celebrated Indigenous painters and printmakers, and…

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Sovereign Acts

November 30, 2019 to March 1, 2020   Jeff Thomas, Amos Keye, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), 1982. Pigment print on archival paper. Courtesy of the artist. Jeff Thomas, Richard Poafpybitty (Pink Panther), Comanche/Omaha, 1983. Pigment print on archival paper. Courtesy of the artist. Guest curator Wanda Nanibush’s touring exhibition will showcase photography,…

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Through Her Eyes: Works from Our Permanent Collection

August 24 to November 17, 2019 Through Her Eyes traces a long history of landscape, and how ‘landscape’ has evolved into painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, the analogue and the digital. It highlights the particular vision that women artists bring to their environment, one that is filled with awe and appreciation…

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tukʷtniɬxʷ

Mariel Belanger June 22 to October 6, 2019 This June visitors to the Kelowna Art Gallery will have the chance to experience a traditional tule mat house created by artist Mariel Belanger of the Syilx—Okanagan Nation. The new immersive installation piece tukʷtniɬxʷ will be constructed in our open air gallery…

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Her Body Will Remember

Mariel Belanger, Tsēmā Igharas, and Tiffany Shaw-Collinge June 22 to September 8, 2019 She’s always going to remember this You are rebellion, resistance, re-imagination Her body will remember – Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, 2013 In her poem “Leaks,” Leanne Betasamosake Simpson writes that the process of remembering within the body is…

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Susan Point: Spindle Whorl

May 18 to August 18, 2019 Over the past three and a half decades, Musqueam artist Susan Point has received wide acclaim for her accomplished and remarkably wide-ranging oeuvre that forcefully asserts the vitality of Coast Salish culture, both past and present. During this time she has produced an extensive…

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Art in Action: Community

April 20 to September 15, 2019 For this year’s 33rd Art in Action student exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery, young artists were asked to create artworks inspired by their community. Middle- and high-school students throughout the Central Okanagan Region were encouraged to use artistic expression to illustrate their thoughts…

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Water Travels a Cycle

David Wilson Sookinakin Satellite Space at the Kelowna International Airport March 13 to January 2020 David Wilson, Great Blue Heron Dance, acrylic on canvas. In his combination of linear forms and vibrant colours, David Wilson creates circular compositions that draw from the symbols and stories of his Okanagan First Nations…

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Understory

Jane Everett March 9 to June 16, 2019 Understory is an immersive mixed media installation that evokes the feeling of standing amongst the grand forests of the British Columbian interior. The installation includes large-scale charcoal drawings of Lodgepole Pine, Ponderosa, and Douglas Fir trees. The works sway slightly in response…

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The Poetics of Space

February 2 to May 5, 2019 The Poetics of Space presents a range of historical and contemporary works by 29 artists that together communicate some of the countless ways artists have contemplated space—from its optical perceptions, to its emotional impact and finally, its geographical or topographical limits. Featuring works from…

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Our Lives Through Our Eyes: Nk’Mip Children’s Art

January 19 to April 14, 2019 Our Lives Through Our Eyes: Nk’Mip Children’s Art brings together over 75 works of art created by children and youth who attended the Inkameep Day School during the era of World War II. Under the tutelage of Mr. Anthony Walsh the school, which was located…

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Okanagan Log Pile

Fern Helfand Satellite Space at the Kelowna International Airport August 2018 to February 2019 Fern Helfand, Okanagan Log Pile (detail), 2018. Photo montage on Sintra board. Collection of the artist. Okanagan Log Pile embodies the duplicity of forestry in British Columbia. While it represents the province’s forests as a potentially…

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Bring Out Your Best: Members’ Exhibition

November 3, 2018 to January 13, 2019 The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to host our annual members’ show this November. Our members play a very important role in the Gallery’s continued success, and this is our opportunity to recognize and celebrate the talented artists in our community. This year…

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The Rossi Collection: A Circle of Friends

November 10, 2018 to January 20, 2019 Dr. Luigi Rossi, a radiologist who practiced in Grande Prairie, Alberta, for 30 years, found his true passion in collecting Canadian art. An early patron of contemporary Indigenous art, Dr. Rossi acquired works by artists such as Alex Janvier, Norval Morrisseau, and Daphne…

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Aleksandra Dulic and Miles Thorogood: Journey of a Pod

October 20, 2018 to February 24, 2019 Installation view: Aleksandra Dulic and Miles Thorogood: Journey of a Pod, 2018. In this interactive and immersive installation, artists Aleksandra Dulic and Miles Thorogood invite visitors to engage with the wandering of a seed pod within Okanagan creek systems. Expressed through the interplay of…

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Tania Willard’s Gut Instincts

A lasting component of Woven Together, an exhibition guest curated by Jaimie Isaac Summer 2018 to summer 2019 Gut Instincts, 2018, Digital mural on adhesive textile, laser cut silk and satin ribbon, copper welding rods, wood stumps. Courtesy of the Artist. Gut Instincts is an affirmation of women’s intuition, gut instinct and…

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