Geotagart.com celebrates 100 years of B.C. parks

Wireless audiences are invited to check-in to an art experience and enjoy expressions of the land told through video, music, sculpture and painting.

“The Alternator proposed the idea of an outdoor digital art exhibition to B.C. Parks as a way to create awareness of the important role the parks play in our lives. We are thrilled to participate in this celebration of nature, culture and recreation,” said interim Alternator director Heather Martin.

With over 250 visitors so far, GeotagArt has caught the imagination of parks visitors.

At the June Springs entrance to Myra Canyon, more than 130 people have viewed work by multi-media artist Victoria Baptiste from the Syilx (Okanagan) Nation.

Her video, I Am Here, is a five-minute narrative short created with help from her daughter.

“It’s a message of about how we as indigenous people are here, we have these different stories and sites and practices that we still utilize today,” says Victoria.

In addition to current works by artists Victoria Baptiste, Mariel Belanger, Sue Bizecki, James Masz and Natalia Leigh and David Wilson, three new Syilx artists, will launch their work on Aug. 26 at Myra-Belleview.

Tracey Kim Bonneau, independent media artist and storyteller, presents an inspirational recording about living life to the fullest with pride and spontaneity.

Bonneau sings along to the song Ride, by Garry Oker, as a group of four bikers are heard pulling up behind her car, helping to set the scene.

Levi George, an emerging visual artist exhibits a series of landscape photographs taken on-site.

Warren Hooley, a self-styled progressive lyrical hip-hop artist, debuts his first single. He introduces his work,

“Dance With Me is a song I started writing two years ago that looks back at every relationship I’ve had in my life,” Hooley said.

“It’s almost like I fused all the women I’ve dated in my life into one woman and I ask her to take a chance with me and dance the dance of life together.

“What better place to meet someone than Myra-Bellevue Park.”

The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art has received support from the Assembly of B.C. Art Councils and the City of Kelowna for this project, which runs until Oct. 31.


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