Arts and culture

Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish artist Maynard Johnny Jr. beside the unveiled design of the Salish Heron vessel. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

BC Ferries unveils Indigenous design for next Salish Class vessel

Including Island artist Maynard Johnny Jr.’s artwork seen as meaningful act towards reconciliation

 

(Contributed by Michelle Malan)

Sparwood seniors pose as firefighters in fundraising calendar

Funds raised will go towards the supported living facility

 

A concept rendering of the proposed 13 storey tower at 350 Doyle Avenue in downtown Kelowna. (Rise Commercial Developments/Contributed)

Kelowna city council moves forward with creative hub plans at former RCMP detatchment

This concludes phase one of the feasibility study

 

Renovation work has been completed at the George Ryga Arts and Cultural Centre in Summerland. The work at the building on Wharton Street cost just under $600,000. (Contributed)

Summerland arts centre now has a new look and name

Facility has been named George Ryga Arts and Cultural Centre

Renovation work has been completed at the George Ryga Arts and Cultural Centre in Summerland. The work at the building on Wharton Street cost just under $600,000. (Contributed)
Marsha Kennedy’s exhibition Embodied Ecologies is on display at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. (VPAG photo)

Trio of exhibitions close out 2021 for Vernon Art Gallery

First opening reception tonight, Thursday Oct. 7, with retrospective survey of Saskatchewan artist

Marsha Kennedy’s exhibition Embodied Ecologies is on display at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. (VPAG photo)
Okanagan Artists of Canada display painting from more than 35 local artists at the Village Green Shopping Centre Oct. 8-29. (Morning Star file photo)

Fall mall show features North Okanagan artists

Vernon shopping centre puts 35 local talents on display

Okanagan Artists of Canada display painting from more than 35 local artists at the Village Green Shopping Centre Oct. 8-29. (Morning Star file photo)
Vernon’s Deborah Wilson created a giant jade sculpture at a Victoria complex, which took 16 months to create. (Contributed)

Vernon artist unfolds giant art sculpture in Victoria

Lotus Unfolding took 16 months to create in the Wade courtyard

Vernon’s Deborah Wilson created a giant jade sculpture at a Victoria complex, which took 16 months to create. (Contributed)
Instructor Patricia Doyle will show participants about glass beadmaking at a Sept. 25 class at the Vernon Arts Centre as part of BC Culture Days. (Arts Council of the North Okanagan photo)

North Okanagan fired up for BC Culture Days

Museum and Arts Council hosting events Sept. 24-Oct. 24

Instructor Patricia Doyle will show participants about glass beadmaking at a Sept. 25 class at the Vernon Arts Centre as part of BC Culture Days. (Arts Council of the North Okanagan photo)
Syilx artist Sheldon Pierre Louis works on his “We Are Medicine” mural on the wall of Kelowna’s Gospel Misson on Sept. 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

We Are Medicine: The Syilx-designed mural on Kelowna’s Gospel Mission

‘kʷu mr̓imstn - we are medicine’ pays tribute to Syilx artist Sheldon Pierre Louis’s culture and heritage

Syilx artist Sheldon Pierre Louis works on his “We Are Medicine” mural on the wall of Kelowna’s Gospel Misson on Sept. 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Lake Country Artwalk 2021 presents Taking it Outdoors, inviting the public to view artists creating, displaying and selling their work at 12 outdoor sites around town Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Lake Country Artwalk photo)

Lake Country Artwalk 2021 heads outdoors this weekend

A free self-guided tour of 12 artist sites will take place Sept. 11

Lake Country Artwalk 2021 presents Taking it Outdoors, inviting the public to view artists creating, displaying and selling their work at 12 outdoor sites around town Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Lake Country Artwalk photo)
Many Culture Days performances will be held at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. (Rotary Centre for the Arts/Contributed)

B.C. Culture Days invites Okanagan to reimagine community after COVID-19

This year will feature a mix of online and in-person events throughout the city

Many Culture Days performances will be held at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. (Rotary Centre for the Arts/Contributed)
Splash of Red board members AJ Jaeger, Kathy Parton, Karen Winsor Geatros, president Sherry Price, and Denise Tambellini (Kristin Froneman missing) have put together an online art auction for the 40 works of art donated in support of the Caetani Centre. (Contributed)

Vernon’s Caetani House makes a splash with art auction

Online fundraiser now live in support of gallery expansion for Sveva Caetani series

Splash of Red board members AJ Jaeger, Kathy Parton, Karen Winsor Geatros, president Sherry Price, and Denise Tambellini (Kristin Froneman missing) have put together an online art auction for the 40 works of art donated in support of the Caetani Centre. (Contributed)
Vernon Public Art Gallery executive director Dauna Kennedy and VPAG board president Andrew Powell at the Midsummer's Eve of the Arts fundraiser July 21. (VPAG photo)
Vernon Public Art Gallery executive director Dauna Kennedy and VPAG board president Andrew Powell at the Midsummer's Eve of the Arts fundraiser July 21. (VPAG photo)
Plenty of people showed up as Canadian folk musician Valdy took to the Grist Mill stage as one of the first major concerts since COVID-19 began to spread. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Valdy opens first live concert in Similkameen Valley since pandemic

From village council to the local Legion, things are getting back to normal

Plenty of people showed up as Canadian folk musician Valdy took to the Grist Mill stage as one of the first major concerts since COVID-19 began to spread. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
A new $5 million fundraising campaign for the downtown Greater Vernon Cultural Centre is set to launch. (Morning Star - file photo)

$5M fundraiser for Vernon cultural centre to launch this fall

Volunteers busy behind the scenes prepping Together4Culture campaign

A new $5 million fundraising campaign for the downtown Greater Vernon Cultural Centre is set to launch. (Morning Star - file photo)
Soldiers crawling through a trench filled with mud and water at the Canadian Battle Drill School at the Coldstream Ranch. In the background, instructors watch over the proceedings. (1944 GVMA #11805)

Field trips dig into North Okanagan history

Museum hosting summer events at historically-significant locations

Soldiers crawling through a trench filled with mud and water at the Canadian Battle Drill School at the Coldstream Ranch. In the background, instructors watch over the proceedings. (1944 GVMA #11805)
Downtown Vernon mural tours are on throughout the summer on Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo)

QR codes bring Vernon mural history to life

Summer mural tours now underway, featuring a new digital aid

Downtown Vernon mural tours are on throughout the summer on Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives photo)
Artist-in-residence Liz Toohey-Wiese shows her wildfire-inspired artwork at the Caetani Centre during an open house Friday, June 25. (Caetani Centre photo)

Okanagan wildfires spark artist’s exhibit in Vernon

Penticton’s Mount Christie blaze featured in paintings and sculptures at Caetani Centre

Artist-in-residence Liz Toohey-Wiese shows her wildfire-inspired artwork at the Caetani Centre during an open house Friday, June 25. (Caetani Centre photo)
A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)

Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
Seger Nelson dancers McKeely Borger and Val Chou in taqəš. (Contributed)

Vernon-raised choreographer to close out Kelowna Ballet’s digital season

Season finale a dedicated night of dance honouring frontline health-care workers

Seger Nelson dancers McKeely Borger and Val Chou in taqəš. (Contributed)