New friends Suzanne Chavarie (background) and Betty Jeffers (foreground) developed their mixed media creation

On the path to discovering local artists

This year's member's exhibit at the Kelowna Art Gallery takes us on a journey down the path to abstraction.

  • Dec. 5, 2011 5:00 p.m.

The Kelowna Art Gallery waves farewell to 2011 with On the Path to Abstraction, a collection of members’ work. The opening reception held on Friday, Dec. 2 was a piece of work in itself with members coming and going for three hours on the first weekend of the holiday season.

Suzanne Chavarie and Betty Jeffers were on hand to see their mixed media piece in the show. They created the work after Chavarie, Jeffers and friend Patrina McNeill found themselves out of work and looking for new beginnings. Called Transitions, it testifies to the positive affect change can have on one’s life; the three made friends while unemployed.

Dawn Emerson’s abstract cityscape, meanwhile, reminds one of Vancouver’s Main Street and the exciting colours of a metropolis residents of the Okanagan are not always privy to, while Brady Shields could be channelling Metric front-woman Emily Haines with a brightly-coloured portrait called Emily. Apparently, he listens to music as he works.

On the Path to Abstraction is open through January 15, 2012 in the front room of the gallery and includes over 60 members’ work. The display was curated by Reneé Burgess, the gallery’s head of public programming, and includes paintings, photography, mixed media pieces and sculpture.

jsmith@kelownacapnews.com

Just Posted

Cleanup scheduled for massive dump site near Peachland

The Okanagan Forestry Task Force is cleaning up an illegal dump site near

Traffic being redirected due to grass fire on Drought Hill

Crews responded to a grass fire on Highway 97 and 97C

Lake Country uses bylaw enforcement to try and stop Airport Inn’s operations

Bylaw enforcement is ongoing, said the district community development manager

Kelowna kitchen fire quickly extinguished

A fire in a home on Cadder Avenue was put out Wednesday afternoon

Smoky stop for Greyhound bus

Bus was seen with smoke coming from its brakes, Wednesday.

Pizza places help make dreams come true

The fourth annual Papa John’s Dreams for Kids Day is held today in Kelowna and West Kelowna

Former Social Credit MLA dies at 88

Lyall Hanson was mayor of Vernon in 1981 and moved to provincial politics from 1986-96

Ailing health care biggest hurdle for Okanagan jail

PART SIX: Inmates reportedly wait weeks for broken bones to be seen, challenges with maintaining medical staff

Police searching for escaped prisoner in B.C.

Ralph Whitfield Morris, 83, is serving a life sentence for second-degree murder

B.C. set to introduce pot laws, but years of fine tuning likely: minister

Legislation regulating recreational marijuana is expected to be introduced Thursday

Accused murderer found guilty in unrelated Penticton robbery

McGenn sentenced to 5 years, now faces 2nd-degree murder trial over Abbotsford man’s 2016 death

Canadian driver uses lawn chair as driver’s seat, gets caught

Ontario police detachment caught the male driver during a traffic stop

B.C. moves to restrict pill presses in opioid battle

Minister Mike Farnworth says federal law doesn’t go far enough

VIDEO: Vets, volunteers set up vaccination station for sick bunnies

Volunteers, vets try to stop spread of lethal virus

Most Read