Art

Métis carver and elder John Sayer works at the Storefront School in Salmon Arm on Thursday, Nov. 19, helping students learn to carve and sharing his culture, while teacher Robin Wiens and student William Dicer try their hand at carving. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Video: New faces to emerge from the forest in Salmon Arm’s Little Mountain Park

Students at Storefront School join Métis elder in project that will add small carvings to trees

 

The Penticton and District Arts Council is partnering with the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Unity House Art Group for an online exhibiton opening on Oct. 14. (Contributed)

Penticton Arts Council to debut online exhibition of Unity House art

United in Art opens on the council website at 1 p.m. on Oct. 14

 

Popular Penticton cafe shuts its doors

Popular Penticton cafe shuts its doors

Saint Germaine Cafe and Gallery served its last latte Sept. 19

 

A small section of the Be Here Now mural at the Art Up Studio in Penticton on Saturday, Sept. 12. After the 13, the wall will be painted over again. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Be Here Now mural gone tomorrow

The last chance for the public to see the mural and contribute is today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A small section of the Be Here Now mural at the Art Up Studio in Penticton on Saturday, Sept. 12. After the 13, the wall will be painted over again. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Artist Madeline Terbasket is pictured in front of a newly completed mural downtown Keremeos. (Contributed)

‘It makes me so proud’ says Indigenous artist following completion of Keremeos mural

“Our people have a whole wall now about who we are,” says Keremeos mural artist Madeline Terbasket

Artist Madeline Terbasket is pictured in front of a newly completed mural downtown Keremeos. (Contributed)
Painted chairs to brighten Okanagan communities

Painted chairs to brighten Okanagan communities

Lake Country community project fills void left by cancelled ArtWalk festival

Painted chairs to brighten Okanagan communities
Kelowna busker lives off poems he writes on-demand

Kelowna busker lives off poems he writes on-demand

Give him a word and some coin, and he’ll write you a poem on-the-spot

Kelowna busker lives off poems he writes on-demand
Keremeos artist spreading joy in uncertain times

Keremeos artist spreading joy in uncertain times

Layna Fowler was thrilled with the chance to paint a mural for her grandmother

Keremeos artist spreading joy in uncertain times
Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo

Province announces $2M in arts and culture funding under BC Arts Council

The program will go toward renovating arts and cultural spaces in BC and to buy special equipment

Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo
Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Sylvester Stallone gives shout-out to new Rambo chainsaw carving in Hope, B.C.

Sylvester Stallone, the star behind John J. Rambo, “very proud” of newly installed red cedar work

Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Keremeos’ new mural, completed in late July 2020, is located at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Seventh Street where it will be seen by many people passing through the village on Highway 3. (Keremeos, BC / Facebook)

Mural adds artistic flair to downtown Keremeos

A new, privately commissioned mural has received praise from residents

Keremeos’ new mural, completed in late July 2020, is located at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Seventh Street where it will be seen by many people passing through the village on Highway 3. (Keremeos, BC / Facebook)
Christine Schmidt, with her piece, “COVID-19 Art Calendar,” will be featured in Canadian Mental Health Association Vernon’s 17th Annual Awakening the Spirit Art Show and Sale at the Vernon Community Art Gallery. (Vernon CMHA photo)

Therapeutic art for sale at Okanagan show

17th annual Awakening the Spirit Art Show and Sale presented by Vernon Canadian Mental Health Assoc.

Christine Schmidt, with her piece, “COVID-19 Art Calendar,” will be featured in Canadian Mental Health Association Vernon’s 17th Annual Awakening the Spirit Art Show and Sale at the Vernon Community Art Gallery. (Vernon CMHA photo)
This special pet portrait has already sold for $350 in the Splash of Red online auction. (Shannon Wylie art)
This special pet portrait has already sold for $350 in the Splash of Red online auction. (Shannon Wylie art)
Water draws Okanagan artists together for exhibit

Water draws Okanagan artists together for exhibit

Gallery Vertigo open house Saturday for Spirit of Water

Water draws Okanagan artists together for exhibit
Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction

Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction

The catalogue also features seven works from Quebec automatiste painter Jean-Paul Riopelle,

Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction
Sheldon Pierre Louis, puti kʷala – we are still here, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 48x48 inches. (Sheldon Pierre Louis)

Portraits celebrating Syilx culture now on display at Kelowna International Airport

Sheldon Pierre Louis’ art will be on display at YLW from now until July 2021

Sheldon Pierre Louis, puti kʷala – we are still here, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 48x48 inches. (Sheldon Pierre Louis)
‘The Sunflower Project’ aims to connect rural communities together during these difficult times. (Black Press Media file)

Sunflower Highway, art initiative to connect Fraser Valley, Thompson-Nicola and Okanagan

Sunflowers made out of reclaimed materials will be installed on public art trails

‘The Sunflower Project’ aims to connect rural communities together during these difficult times. (Black Press Media file)
Similkameen Family Literacy will direct four three-day art sessions in Keremeos’s Pine Park from late June through July, 2020. (Contributed)

Art sessions coming to Keremeos park

Four art programs will be offered in Pine Park From late June through July

Similkameen Family Literacy will direct four three-day art sessions in Keremeos’s Pine Park from late June through July, 2020. (Contributed)
The painting “Mountain Solitude (Lake Oesa)” (left) was inspired by Lake Oesa, British Columbia (right).

Travel to ‘Group of Seven’ art sites using Google Street View, 100 years after first exhibit

Art group’s first formal exhibit was on May 7, 1920, in Toronto

The painting “Mountain Solitude (Lake Oesa)” (left) was inspired by Lake Oesa, British Columbia (right).
North Okanagan gets creative with pet pics, foodie fun and more

North Okanagan gets creative with pet pics, foodie fun and more

Museum’s Isolate + Create site drawing variety of posts

North Okanagan gets creative with pet pics, foodie fun and more