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 September 18, 2019 David Wilson, Great Blue Heron Dance (detail), 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…

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Understory

Jane Everett March 9 to June 16, 2019 Jane Everett, Understory (detail), in studio, 2018, charcoal on drafting film. 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,…

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The Poetics of Space

February 2 to May 5, 2019 Annie Pootoogook, Listening to the Radio, 2005–06, pencil crayon, ink on paper, 41.6 x 51.0 cm, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft. Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery. The Poetics of Space presents a range of historical and…

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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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