Takao Tanabe: Printmaker | July 1 to October 1, 2023

Takao Tanabe, Nootka Afternoon, 1993, woodcut on paper, Collection of Vancouver Art Gallery

Art Activity: Printmaking

Students will have an opportunity to view over sixty prints spanning the career of renowned Japanese-Canadian artist Takao Tanabe and will learn about the artist’s prints, life, and art technique. Tanabe is among Canada’s most celebrated painters and printmakers, recognized for his landscapes that bridge the gap between abstraction and realism. This exhibition is organized by the Kelowna Art Gallery with guest Curator Ian Thom. Many works, on loan from the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Winnipeg Art Gallery collections, have never been exhibited until now.

Art Activity: Students will have an opportunity to create their own print inspired by Tanabe’s work.


In-Person School Tours:

Cost: $5 per student
Tour time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Capacity: Up to 30 students


Virtual School Tours:

Cost per tour: $65.00 flat rate
Tour time: 45 minutes
Capacity: Up to 40 participants


All school tours are booked online. Once your online form has been submitted you will receive an email confirmation within 5 business days. Tours are not booked until a date and time slot have been confirmed via email by Kelowna Art Gallery staff. All requests will be handled on a first come, first serve basis.

We require 48 hours notice should you need to cancel your tour. A fee of $45 will be required for any cancellations after this time.

Payment: We will require the exact number of students on the day of the field trip and will email an invoice to your school within two weeks following the field trip.

Exhibition dates may be subject to change. If this occurs, you will be contacted ahead of time and provided with alternate tour options.

For additional information please contact:
Sumi Ali
Education Coordinator of Children’s and Family Programming
Phone: 250-762-2226 ext. 307
Email: sumi@kelownaartgallery.com

Want to book a full day field trip?
Other school tour programs are available nearby through the Rotary Centre for the Arts and Kelowna Museums. Please refer to the contact information below for additional details.

Rotary Centre for the Arts
Angela Roy
Phone: 250-717-5304
Email: programs@rotarycentreforthearts.com
Website: https://rotarycentreforthearts.com/learn/arts-discovery-program/

Kelowna Museums
Phone: 250-868-4836
Email: education@kelownamuseums.ca
Website: https://www.kelownamuseums.ca/education/

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