Rupture / Recuperation

Judith Schwarz June 2024 to June 2025 Satellite space at the Kelowna International Airport (YLW) Judith Schwarz, Folding, 2011. Waterjet cut aluminum sculpture. Courtesy of the artist. Rupture / Recuperation is a meditation on the destabilized era which our world is currently facing. Through three large-scale aluminum artworks, Kelowna-based artist…

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Stories that animate us

June 22 to September 22, 2024 Stories that animate us highlights a diverse selection of works on paper and animations from a wide range of collectively shared oral histories, knowledge systems, and cosmologies, as well as personal memories, imaginings, and dreams. Whether evoking the spirit world, creating fictional tales, or…

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Sand Castles

Jackie McLaughlin April 8 to September 15, 2024   Jackie McLaughlin, Sand Castles, 2024, Moss, sand, metal, and stone.   Artist Jackie McLaughlin’s new installation Sand Castles is an exploration of ecological consciousness and environmental awareness. Rooted deeply within these themes, McLaughlin delves into the dynamics of creation, industrialism, and the inherent…

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What is Fragile?

Victoria Verge and zev tiefenbach April 20 to July 12, 2024 What is Fragile? is an exploration into the delicate interplay of memory, movement, and resilience through the lens of Kelowna-based artist Victoria Verge and Salmon Arm-based artist zev tiefenbach. Through their distinct yet complementary artistic inquiries, Verge and tiefenbach…

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Art in Action: Inspiring Awe

March 16 to May 5, 2024 Young artists from across the Central Okanagan School District are invited to participate in the 38th annual Art in Action student exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery. This year the exhibition’s theme is Inspiring Awe, which promises a visually stimulating experience for all art…

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Poppies

Amanda McCavour March to October 2024 Amanda McCavour is a Toronto-based artist who uses a sewing machine to create “thread drawings” that are part of her large-scale embroidered installations. This unique approach allows her to transform two-dimensional sketches into three-dimensional installations, resembling familiar settings such as a vibrant garden. In…

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Significant Forms

March 2 to June 9, 2024 Significant Forms pushes the boundaries of the traditional gallery, offering an immersive journey into the minds of seven influential contemporary Canadian artists whose work allows visitors to experience an unexpected, reimagined art space. Referencing the art and aesthetics theory introduced by twentieth-century critic and…

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Bloom

Simone King November 27, 2023 to April 17, 2024 Kelowna-based artist Simone King utilizes needle-felted wool, assorted textiles, and clay to create Bloom, a powerful narrative that unfolds across the Glass Gallery space. This work features a mesmerizing “wool painting” alongside sculptural fantasy creatures, each a manifestation of the artist’s…

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Celebration: Pride in Every Colour

Members’ Exhibition 2024 May 11 to July 12, 2024 This year’s Members Exhibition embraces the spirit of Pride Month, inviting artists to imbue their work with a lively array of colours symbolizing diversity and love. Pride season, marked by parades and festivities, stands as a celebration of human rights—affirming the…

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Okanagan Print Triennial 2024

July 20 to October 27, 2024 The Okanagan Print Triennial offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into the global printmaking community. This open, juried show is dedicated to showcasing the creative forays made in printmaking across Canada and beyond, at a time when experimentation dominates and traditional practices and processes are…

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The General Store

Ben Evely and Nahanni McKay January 13 to April 14, 2024   The General Store is a project that surveys the commodification of the natural world through the lens of outdoor recreation and tourism culture. This initiative was started by artists Nahanni McKay and Ben Evely in their hometown of…

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All the Stars We Cannot See

Megan Smith and Gao Yujie October 28, 2023 to March 10, 2024 All the Stars We Cannot See is an immersive installation that explores the boundless expanse of satellite activity in space featuring a virtual sky with over 25,500 orbiting satellites. Created by Kelowna-based artists Dr. Megan Smith and Dr.…

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Display Case

Adad Hannah September 30, 2023 to September 2024 Display Case is a sculptural installation located in the Rotary Courtyard at the Kelowna Art Gallery. The installation features a large greenhouse containing armatures that can only be viewed through the greenhouse’s glass walls. The ad-hoc structure within the greenhouse creates a…

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Wolves: The Art of Dempsey Bob

October 14, 2023 to February 19, 2024 This exhibition offers a personal encounter with one of the leading carvers of British Columbia’s Northwest Coast, and an immersive experience of the Tahltan and Tlingit mainland cultures. The show surveys the artist’s development from his early days as a student of legendary…

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As Above, So Below

Mary Smith McCulloch August 26, 2023 to January 7, 2024 Born in the coastal village of Ardrishaig, Scotland, Mary Smith McCulloch explores Intaglio printmaking as a communicative medium that documents the human impact on both the Okanagan and European landscapes. As Above, So Below presents work that touches on historical…

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Semiotically Speaking

Steve Mennie June 8, 2023 to June 2024 Satellite space in the Kelowna International Airport (YLW) This new installation at the Kelowna International Airport will feature large-scale paintings by Okanagan artist Steve Mennie. This series of work highlights the artist’s interest in semiotics, or the study of signs and symbols.…

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Sheldon Pierre Louis

SwiĆm – digging roots July 1, 2023 to February 11, 2024 Sheldon Pierre Louis, swic’m – digging roots, 2023, acrylic on canvas, 4 x 8 feet. This 4 x 8-foot painting by local artist Sheldon Pierre Louis references Syilx laws found in captikwɬ (oral stories). Here, the depiction of spíƛ…

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ArtMart

Various Artists Ongoing The ArtMart vending machine offers original artworks for purchase by local artists including; Ashleigh Green, Charlize Bailey, Clare Thiessen, Coralee Miller, Faith Bye, Melissa Menzies, Sandra Kochan, Shauna Oddleifson, and Simone King. Artworks start at just $6.00 and proceeds support the participating artists. The ArtMart is organized in collaboration…

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