Wolves: The Art of Dempsey Bob | October 14, 2023 to February 18, 2024

Dempsey Bob, Wolf Chief’s Hat, c. 1993. Red cedar, acrylic paint, operculum, horse hair, leather, ermine.
Collection of Eric Savics. Rachel Topham Photography.

Art Activity: Collage

This exhibition offers students an encounter with the work of Dempsey Bob, one of the leading carvers of British Columbia’s Northwest Coast, and an immersive experience of the Tahltan and Tlingit mainland cultures. The wolf and other animal representations permeate the exhibition in many different ways, through storytelling, sculpture, masks, regalia, and totems. This exhibition surveys the artist’s development from his early days as a student of legendary female carver Freda Diesing through to his late career masterworks, which advance the traditions of carving in the 21st century.

Art Activity: Students will be inspired by natural themes to create their own collage mask.


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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