Arts and culture

Syilx artist Sheldon Pierre Louis works on his “We Are Medicine” mural on the wall of Kelowna’s Gospel Misson on Sept. 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

We Are Medicine: The Syilx-designed mural on Kelowna’s Gospel Mission

‘kʷu mr̓imstn - we are medicine’ pays tribute to Syilx artist Sheldon Pierre Louis’s culture and heritage

 

Many Culture Days performances will be held at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. (Rotary Centre for the Arts/Contributed)

B.C. Culture Days invites Okanagan to reimagine community after COVID-19

This year will feature a mix of online and in-person events throughout the city

 

Twenty-five per cent of proceeds from this exhibition will help fund the Alternator's programming for the next year. (Contributed/Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art)

Exhibit featuring 50 local artists launches in Kelowna

The exhibit aims to support local artists and help fund programming at the Alternator

Twenty-five per cent of proceeds from this exhibition will help fund the Alternator's programming for the next year. (Contributed/Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art)
Plenty of people showed up as Canadian folk musician Valdy took to the Grist Mill stage as one of the first major concerts since COVID-19 began to spread. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Valdy opens first live concert in Similkameen Valley since pandemic

From village council to the local Legion, things are getting back to normal

Plenty of people showed up as Canadian folk musician Valdy took to the Grist Mill stage as one of the first major concerts since COVID-19 began to spread. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Soldiers crawling through a trench filled with mud and water at the Canadian Battle Drill School at the Coldstream Ranch. In the background, instructors watch over the proceedings. (1944 GVMA #11805)

Field trips dig into North Okanagan history

Museum hosting summer events at historically-significant locations

Soldiers crawling through a trench filled with mud and water at the Canadian Battle Drill School at the Coldstream Ranch. In the background, instructors watch over the proceedings. (1944 GVMA #11805)
Opera Kelowna Presents The Book Of My Shames. in frame: Isaiah Bell (Opera Kelowna)
Isaiah Bell during the Opera Kelowna’s production of The Book Of My Shames. (Contributed)

Opera Kelowna returns to the stage

The Book Of My Shames is the opera’s first live production since 2019

Opera Kelowna Presents The Book Of My Shames. in frame: Isaiah Bell (Opera Kelowna)
Isaiah Bell during the Opera Kelowna’s production of The Book Of My Shames. (Contributed)
Artist-in-residence Liz Toohey-Wiese shows her wildfire-inspired artwork at the Caetani Centre during an open house Friday, June 25. (Caetani Centre photo)

Okanagan wildfires spark artist’s exhibit

Penticton’s Mount Christie blaze featured in paintings and sculptures at Caetani Centre

Artist-in-residence Liz Toohey-Wiese shows her wildfire-inspired artwork at the Caetani Centre during an open house Friday, June 25. (Caetani Centre photo)
A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)

Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
Seger Nelson dancers McKeely Borger and Val Chou in taqəš. (Contributed)

Vernon-raised choreographer to close out Kelowna Ballet’s digital season

Season finale a dedicated night of dance honouring frontline health-care workers

Seger Nelson dancers McKeely Borger and Val Chou in taqəš. (Contributed)
Sheldon Pierre Louis’s winning mural design, “kʷu mr̓imstn, we are medicine.” (Facebook: Okanagan Nation Alliance)

Syilx artist selected as winner of Kelowna Gospel Mission’s mural project

Sheldon Pierre Louis was also awarded $10,000 for his winning submission, “kʷu mr̓imstn, we are medicine.”

Sheldon Pierre Louis’s winning mural design, “kʷu mr̓imstn, we are medicine.” (Facebook: Okanagan Nation Alliance)
March of the Masks Arts Council of the North Okanagan and special guest artist Bob Kingsmill’s work on display, and most for sale, until April 5 at the Arts Centre, located at the entrance to Polson Park, next to the Okanagan Science Centre. Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Contributed photo)

Okanagan displays March of the Masks

From the paper and cloth masks of the pandemic, to creative Mardi Gras masks

March of the Masks Arts Council of the North Okanagan and special guest artist Bob Kingsmill’s work on display, and most for sale, until April 5 at the Arts Centre, located at the entrance to Polson Park, next to the Okanagan Science Centre. Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Contributed photo)
Displays and programming have continued at the Vernon Public Art Gallery despite pandemic restrictions. (Lianne Viau file photo)

Support keeps North Okanagan art groups’ lights on

Despite pandemic restrictions, art gallery and others sustaining the storm

Displays and programming have continued at the Vernon Public Art Gallery despite pandemic restrictions. (Lianne Viau file photo)
In it's 30th anniversary, the Enderby and District Arts Council would like to create an arts centre with the Courtyard Gallery. (EDAC photo)

New home needed for Enderby arts

Support sought for community arts centre in EDAC’s 30th anniversary

In it's 30th anniversary, the Enderby and District Arts Council would like to create an arts centre with the Courtyard Gallery. (EDAC photo)
Les Louis collaborated with Clint George to create the Pelmewash Parkway Indigenous sculptures in Lake Country. (Video still)

First Indigenous territory recognition made in Lake Country

Council makes historic move after Syilx artists create parkway sculptures

Les Louis collaborated with Clint George to create the Pelmewash Parkway Indigenous sculptures in Lake Country. (Video still)
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography

Ellen Lyons, A Pioneer In The Art Of Collecting Photographs

The William Lyons Gallery of Photography opened in 1979

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Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography
Kelowna videographer Noah van der Eerden details why he thinks Kelowna is the best city in his video. (Noah van der Eerden - YouTube)

Videographer shows off Kelowna’s beautiful sights in heartfelt video

Noah van der Eerden moved to Kelowna from Vancouver two years ago

Kelowna videographer Noah van der Eerden details why he thinks Kelowna is the best city in his video. (Noah van der Eerden - YouTube)
The Penticton Arts Council is still accepting local artists who wish to be a part of a new online directory showcasing local talent. (Pentictonartscouncil.com)

Shop local online and support Penticton artists

Find local art and gifts in Penticton without leaving your home

The Penticton Arts Council is still accepting local artists who wish to be a part of a new online directory showcasing local talent. (Pentictonartscouncil.com)
Astarte, Manwoman’s widow shows Headbones Gallery’s Richard Fogarty the screen prints from Manwoman’s flat files in Cranbrook. (Contributed)
Astarte, Manwoman’s widow shows Headbones Gallery’s Richard Fogarty the screen prints from Manwoman’s flat files in Cranbrook. (Contributed)
Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)

Q&A with VIFF’s B.C. Emerging Filmmaker Award winner, Jessie Anthony

Her feature film, Brother, I Cry premiered at VIFF this year

Brother, I Cry tells the story of Indigenous siblings, Jon and Ava, struggling with the effects of inter-generational trauma in their own ways while staying spiritually connected. (Supplied image)