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Novel backgrounder

Beneath the whirr and buzz of coee grinders, I sit with Okanagan author Ashley Little as she tells me about the inception of her most recent novel, Niagara Motel.

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See The Big Picture at the Kelowna Art Gallery

What is it about big things that fascinate us so much? Could this fascination for “going big” hold true for art as well? An exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery, entitled The Big Picture, gives visitors a chance to decide for themselves. The Big Picture features fifteen works drawn from the Gallery’s permanent collection, all chosen for their large size. To illustrate, a pair of works created by artist Wanda Koop dominate an entire gallery wall, each piece measuring 13 feet long by 9 feet tall. Working big has its own history – whether in drawing, painting, printmaking, or...

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Quiet Stories from Canadian Places coming to Kelowna Museums

On June 2, the Kelowna Museums Society is opening a new exhibition featuring a series of paintings and new media works by artist Heather Cline. This new attraction, entitled Quiet Stories from Canadian Places, is a national touring exhibition created in response to Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration. Cline’s work shifts the traditional role that painting has played in documenting history through official portraiture and pivotal historical moments, to documenting Canadian places that are significant to everyday people and simple moments. Over the past 10 years, Cline has been quietly gathering stories from communities across Canada, including Kelowna, collecting personal...

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Art in Action at Kelowna Museums celebrates their thirty-first year

Visitors to the Kelowna Art Gallery will get a glimpse at just how much artistic talent resides in youth in the Okanagan through a new exhibition on view. Art in Action: LOVE celebrates the creativity of over 150 middle- and high-school students from the Central Okanagan region and features a diverse selection of works of art created by them. This is an exciting year, as it marks the 31st annual Art in Action exhibition that calls on students each year to unleash their imagination, and to create their own extraordinary visions of life through painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography, and...

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Ballet Kelowna & Okanagan Symphony Orchestra offer a cultural journey with Canadiana Suite: A Sesquicentennial Celebration

Honouring Canada’s 150th anniversary, esteemed choreographers, musicians, and dancers pay homage to our country’s rich history, diverse culture, and striking landscape Ballet Kelowna and the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) join forces to close their 2016/17 seasons with Canadiana Suite: A Sesquicentennial Celebration – a special tribute performance in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, May 4 and 5 at the Kelowna Community Theatre, and May 6 at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre. The OSO brings the magic of live music celebrating Canadian music icons including R. Murray Schafer, Gordon Lightfoot, Marjan Mozetich, and Oscar Peterson with a commissioned arrangement by Lance Anderson. Ballet Kelowna will further...

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