The Witness Blanket

Carey Newman January 15 to April 10, 2022 The Front Project Space Detail from a panel of The Witness Blanket travelling exhibition, Kelowna Art Gallery, 2022. The Witness Blanket is a large-scale installation by artist and master carver Carey Newman, inspired by a woven blanket. The Kelowna Art Gallery is…

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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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BRINK

Angela Hansen October 5, 2021, to January 31, 2022 The Glass Gallery The final site-specific installation for 2021 in The Glass Gallery is by Lake Country-based artist, Angela Hansen. BRINK is made entirely using encaustic medium and natural, biodegradable materials. These biomorphic wall sculptures are sometimes whimsical, curious, or strange,…

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A Story in Three Parts: Ashevak, Pootoogook, Isuma

December 4, 2021 to May 8, 2022 A Story in Three Parts brings together three distinct but connected narratives which explore the past and present of Inuit creative expression. Kenojuak Ashevak (1927–2013) and Sharni Pootoogook (1922–2003) were early generation Kinngait (formerly Cape Dorset) artists who became two of the first…

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Grizzly Bears: Teachers of the Land

September 18, 2021 to January 9, 2022 The Front Project Space Grizzly Bears: Teachers of the Land is a partnership between the Bateman Foundation and the Grizzly Bear Foundation. This unique exhibition explores the lessons that we can learn from this majestic creature. Building a greater understanding of the Grizzly…

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Shoreline

Christina McGovern July 12 to October 3, 2021 The Glass Gallery The second featured site-specific installation in The Glass Gallery is by Kelowna-based artist and interior designer, Christina McGovern. Her work plays with the contrast between straight lines, the natural flow of watercolour paints, and the many textures inherent in…

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The Circle of Life

Annabel Stanley September 4, 2021 to September 11, 2022 In the Gallery’s Rotary Courtyard Annabel Stanley explores the form of the circle, how it shapes our environment, and is reflected in the flora and fauna that surround us. This site-specific installation was inspired by her recent discovery of sacred geometry…

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A Year From Now

Works from the Permanent Collection July 31 to November 21, 2021 Photography by Yuri Akuney, Digital Perfections   A Year From Now is an introspective look at works from the Kelowna Art Gallery’s permanent collection that were hand-picked by local artist and curator Wanda Lock. Divided into five poetic groupings,…

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Social Distancing Portraits

Adad Hannah July 17, 2021 to January 23, 2022 Mosaic of still images from Social Distancing Portraits, 2020. Courtesy of Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, and Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal. Photos: Courtesy of the artist.   In Social Distancing Portraits artist Adad Hannah presents a series of more than 200 portraits…

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Onyx Creek

Jane Everett June 23, 2021 to April 12, 2022 Installation at the satellite space in the Kelowna International Airport (YLW) Jane Everett celebrates the astonishing diversity of life in riparian areas and along our waterways in this series of oil paintings. Influenced by the work of American abstract expressionist Helen Frankenthaler, Everett…

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Between You and Me

Pip Dryden April 12 to July 5, 2021 Installation in The Glass Gallery The Glass Gallery is a new exhibition space that the Gallery is piloting this year, It celebrates the work of local emerging artists and will rotate through three featured installations each year. It is situated adjacent to…

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A decaying fort and a lack of guidance

Ericka Walker April 10 to July 11, 2021 Ericka Walker, Gentle (detail), 2021, graphite rubbing and screenprint on handmade paper, 20 x 8 in. Courtesy of the artist. In A decaying fort and a lack of guidance, Walker explores the language of public monuments — taking inspiration from her home…

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Dreaming Forward

Indigenous First Nations’ Teachings Through Visual Art February 6 to April 11, 2021 Untitled work by KLO Middle School grade 9 student, Sarah. Dreaming Forward showcases 75 works of art created by students from fifteen different Central Okanagan Public Schools that have participated in the Indigenous Art Lesson Project since…

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Bright New World

Art in Action 35 April 17 to June 13, 2021 Bright New World features artworks by young artists from across the Okanagan and marks the 35th anniversary of our annual Art in Action student exhibition. For this year’s presentation, students were encouraged to explore a brighter future and consider the…

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Members Exhibition: Undressed

June 19 to September 12, 2021 Kato Rempel, Luminous (detail), 2020, oil on canvas. Courtesy of the Artist.   Undressed features the work of sixty-three members who support the ongoing work of the Gallery by being a part of our growing membership.   For thousands of years, the human form has fascinated visual artists and…

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Storytellers

Organized by the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan (ARTSCO) Through to April 11, 2021 We are all storytellers. Whether we encounter stories in books, newspapers, conversations, or on social media; we are confronted by many overlapping narratives in our daily lives. However, it is our own inner narrative that…

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BOMBHEAD

March 20 to July 18, 2021 Guest Curator: John O’Brian BOMBHEAD is organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery Bruce Conner, Bombhead, 1989/2002, pigment on RC photo paper, acrylic. Private Collection © 2021 Conner Family Trust, San Francisco / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOCAN, Montreal  …

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FIFTEEN

UBC Okanagan Alumni – Fine Arts September 19 to November 15, 2020 FIFTEEN features the art of University of British Columbia Okanagan alumni from the Fine Arts program in celebration of the campus’ 15th anniversary. The exhibition showcases work from 2007 until now, and demonstrates how the artists, who all received formal training…

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Northern Pine

Watercolours and Drawings by the Group of Seven from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection Guest Curator: Ian Thom October 24, 2020 to March 7, 2021 Franklin Carmichael, Lake Superior, 1926, watercolour on paper, 28.5 x 34.2 cm Gift of Mrs. R.G. Mastin. McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Celebrating the 100th anniversary…

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Goin’ Where the Climate Suits My Clothes

Melanie Daniel November 14, 2020 to April 4, 2021 Melanie Daniel, Only Four Degrees, 2019, oil on canvas, 77 x 120 in. Courtesy of Asya Geisberg Gallery, NY. Melanie Daniel relates her fear for humankind’s unhealthy relationship with the natural world in Goin’ Where the Climate Suits My Clothes. Through…

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