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Author: Gillianne Richards

Paintings that pop

Sometimes a painting is so powerful it feels like it’s levitating right off the canvas. Sometimes it actually is. Well, maybe not levitating right off the canvas, but there is a way to make a painting where you can actually feel the ridges in the wood of a tree or the shape of bird’s wing. You just need a wicked amount of imagination and a giant can of spray foam. I’ve been invited to check out the work of Okanagan artist Jeff Fraser who’s been developing his own way to create three-dimensional paintings, something he’s coined “Levo Art.” The...

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Songwriters Stewdio: Okanagan musicians gather to stir creative juices

One of the most rewarding moments I’ve ever had in my writing career was when a friend preformed one of my monologues. Until then the entire life of that little story had only existed in my mind and in writing. In those two minutes of excited re-enactment, the original idea held more life and possibility than a thousand years on paper. The fact that she was a fabulous actress and the piece was full of dirty jokes probably also helped, but in that moment a more important impression was made: an individual carries the spark of genius, but great...

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Fun & Sticky: Kelowna MapleFest offers up a taste of Quebec & Jann Arden

From the sugar shacks of Quebec to a warm Kelowna kitchen, dining on maple syrup is about as French Canadian as you can get. The tree that gives us the golden nectar and also lends its leaves to our flag is the star of an annual arts and culture festival put on by the Centre culturel francophone de l’Okanagan (CCFO). It’s the kind of festival that invites families to shake off the winter blues and tap into their joie de vivre. MapleFest has been running in Kelowna for 35 years. For the CCFO it’s as an invitation to celebrate...

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