The Westbank First Nation Heritage Repository has partnered with the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan in the innovative “60 artists in 60 spaces” exhibition.
The 60-space exhibition kicked off Aug. 2 and runs until Sept. 27, featuring 60 artists throughout Kelowna, West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, Peachland and Lake Country.
Included within the featured list of artists are 10 to 15 sylix/Okanagan Nation artists and associated artists of extraordinary talents who work in various mediums throughout Westbank.
The following local artists will each have a display set up in the selected local businesses on WFN lands:
– Kekuli Cafe—featured artist: Gayle Liman
– RBC, Okanagan Lake Shopping Centre—featured artist: Sherry Hamilton
– RBC, Westbank branch—featured artists: Coralee Miller, Will Swite, Marsha King
– WFN Heritage Repository—featured artist: Variety
– WFN Community Services Building—featured artists: Jordan Coble and Julia Buck
– Two Eagles Golf Course—featured artist: Kyla Shields
– TD Canada Trust, Okanagan Shopping Centre—featured artists: Janine Lott, Nathan and Nicole Wilson.
“Stepping outside of the traditional viewing spaces is what truly makes the exhibition unique,” said Tracy Satin, heritage officer and curator for Westbank First Nation.
“The exhibition allows the public an opportunity to experience different forms of art in unexpected places, such as banks, cafes, golf c purses, offices, storefronts, street sides and parks.”
WFN will also be hosting a wrap-up celebration on Sept. 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Summerhouse of 19 Okanagan Grill and Bar. The public is encouraged to come by and check out a special exhibition with pieces from a variety of WFN artists. Admission is free or by donation and includes appetizers, music, dancing, drumming and featured art and artists.
For a list of additional artists and locations, visit artsco.ca.