Artist Wanda Lock hired as curator at Lake Country Art Gallery

Member of Lake Country public art commission, Lock will replace Katie Brennan as the gallery curator

The Lake Country Art Gallery is pleased to announce that Wanda Lock will serve as the gallery’s new Curator. This position was vacated by Katie Brennan, who, after three years of developing exhibitions at Lake Country Art Gallery, has moved to other opportunities within the local arts community.

“We are extremely grateful for the high quality work Katie did for the Lake Country Art Gallery,” stated Sharon McCoubrey, president of the Lake Country Art Gallery Society. “And now we look forward to the future exhibitions that Wanda will produce, anticipating that she will bring creative and intriguing art shows to the gallery.”

Lock is a Lake Country resident, a practicing artist, serves on the Public Art Commission, and is active in the arts community within the Valley. After graduating from Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Wanda returned to the Okanagan in 1992, where she served as manager of Opus Framing & Art Supplies, taught art classes at the Kelowna Art Gallery, and developed her own art practice, participating in many art projects and special events over the years.

“I am looking forward to working with artists throughout the Okanagan,” said Lock, “and I plan to build on the already impressive reputation that the Lake Country Art Gallery has.”

Petrina McNeil, Manager of the Art Gallery said Lock is a perfect fit for the gallery.

“Wanda has clearly demonstrated her understanding of the leadership role of a curator,” said McNeil. “The ideas Wanda brings with her have the potential to immediately interest and excite the wider community yet each idea also contains deeper levels of curiosity and inquiry that will engage and challenge visitors to consider new and different ways of seeing.”

McNeil anticipates an exciting line-up of future exhibitions for the gallery. “Wanda will add her own flair, and easily slip into stories of film, music and other shared cultural experiences as a segway into contemporary visual art.”

Lock begins her role as curator immediately with her first exhibition being the upcoming, highly popular Under 100 Show, which opens on November 21st. You can be part of the special premier event starting at 3 p.m. on the 21st, be among the first to see and buy from the display of over 600 small, original artworks. More information soon on www.lakecountryartgallery.ca

You can meet the new curator in the Art Gallery on Sunday, November the 8th, between 11:00 and 3:00 pm. Drop by any time for an informal chat. You will also be able to have one more look at the current exhibition, “WildMen”.

Events At a Glance:

Nov 1st, 2015 Wanda Lock appointed as new Curator at Lake Country Art Gallery

November 8th 11am-3pm, Informal drop-in, meet the Curator Wanda Lock and see the current exhibition ‘Wild Men’ during the last week of exhibition.

November 11th from 7pm Cook Street Bailers (from Victoria) play music live in the gallery

November 21st, 3pm-6pm. Special Event 1st-pick buy from the 2015 Under 100 Exhibition. Get your name on the VIP list call 250-766-1299

November 22nd Under 100 opens to the Public 11am-3pm