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A tune to Art: Sculpture and Song

A tune to Art: Sculpture and Song

Renowned Canadian artist Joe Fafard visits the  Okanagan Valley on his cross-Canada tour.

Renowned Canadian artist Joe Fafard has created a new series of 12 works that will debut on his Canadian tour, including two locations in the Okanagan Valley.

The Fafard sculpture exhibition will start at 7pm with a short concert by Joel Fafard (son) and Joel Schwartz followed by an artist reception. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Vernon's Headbones Gallery is hosting the first night on Thursday, October 24. In Kelowna, the evening of sculpture and song will be held at Summerhill Pyramid Winery on Friday, October 25.

A nationally and internationally acclaimed artist, Fafard was born to French-Canadian parents in the small agricultural community of Ste. Marthe, Saskatchewan. In the early 1970s, much of his sculpture used clay as a medium. In 1985, he shifted to bronze as his chief sculptural medium. His insight and humour characterize his portraits of neighbours, farm animal and famous artists.

His work in bronze is displayed across Canada and his 'cows' have become one of his trademarks. Three of Joe Fafard's sculptures, from the MacKenzie Art Gallery collection, are part of an outdoor installation on the grounds of the Wascana Centre, adjacent to busy Albert Street in Regina, Saskatchewan.

In Vancouver, Farfard's life-size bronze Royal Sweet Diamond (2000) can be viewed in front of BC Turf Building on Georgia Street W.

Tickets are $25 from Headbones Gallery and are available by calling (250) 542-8987 or email

Headbones Gallery is located at 6700 Old Kamloops Road, Vernon.
Summerhill Pyramid Winery is located at 4870 Chute Lake Road, Kelowna.


Farfard's life-size bronze Royal Sweet Diamond

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