Art

Kelowna busker lives off poems he writes on-demand

Kelowna busker lives off poems he writes on-demand

Give him a word and some coin, and he’ll write you a poem on-the-spot

Kelowna busker lives off poems he writes on-demand
Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo

Province announces $2M in arts and culture funding under BC Arts Council

The program will go toward renovating arts and cultural spaces in BC and to buy special equipment

Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo
Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Sylvester Stallone gives shout-out to new Rambo chainsaw carving in Hope, B.C.

Sylvester Stallone, the star behind John J. Rambo, “very proud” of newly installed red cedar work

Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Christine Schmidt, with her piece, “COVID-19 Art Calendar,” will be featured in Canadian Mental Health Association Vernon’s 17th Annual Awakening the Spirit Art Show and Sale at the Vernon Community Art Gallery. (Vernon CMHA photo)

Therapeutic art for sale at Okanagan show

17th annual Awakening the Spirit Art Show and Sale presented by Vernon Canadian Mental Health Assoc.

Christine Schmidt, with her piece, “COVID-19 Art Calendar,” will be featured in Canadian Mental Health Association Vernon’s 17th Annual Awakening the Spirit Art Show and Sale at the Vernon Community Art Gallery. (Vernon CMHA photo)
This special pet portrait has already sold for $350 in the Splash of Red online auction. (Shannon Wylie art)
This special pet portrait has already sold for $350 in the Splash of Red online auction. (Shannon Wylie art)
Water draws Okanagan artists together for exhibit

Water draws Okanagan artists together for exhibit

Gallery Vertigo open house Saturday for Spirit of Water

Water draws Okanagan artists together for exhibit
ArtBark will be returning for a second year as a silent auction fundraiser for the Revelstoke Humane Society. (Humane Society photo)

ArtBark coming up in September

The silent auction is being hosted by Jacobson Ford to raise funds for the Revelstoke Humane Society

ArtBark will be returning for a second year as a silent auction fundraiser for the Revelstoke Humane Society. (Humane Society photo)
Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction

Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction

The catalogue also features seven works from Quebec automatiste painter Jean-Paul Riopelle,

Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction
Sheldon Pierre Louis, puti kʷala – we are still here, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 48x48 inches. (Sheldon Pierre Louis)

Portraits celebrating Syilx culture now on display at Kelowna International Airport

Sheldon Pierre Louis’ art will be on display at YLW from now until July 2021

Sheldon Pierre Louis, puti kʷala – we are still here, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 48x48 inches. (Sheldon Pierre Louis)
‘The Sunflower Project’ aims to connect rural communities together during these difficult times. (Black Press Media file)

Sunflower Highway, art initiative to connect Fraser Valley, Thompson-Nicola and Okanagan

Sunflowers made out of reclaimed materials will be installed on public art trails

‘The Sunflower Project’ aims to connect rural communities together during these difficult times. (Black Press Media file)
The painting “Mountain Solitude (Lake Oesa)” (left) was inspired by Lake Oesa, British Columbia (right).

Travel to ‘Group of Seven’ art sites using Google Street View, 100 years after first exhibit

Art group’s first formal exhibit was on May 7, 1920, in Toronto

The painting “Mountain Solitude (Lake Oesa)” (left) was inspired by Lake Oesa, British Columbia (right).
North Okanagan gets creative with pet pics, foodie fun and more

North Okanagan gets creative with pet pics, foodie fun and more

Museum’s Isolate + Create site drawing variety of posts

North Okanagan gets creative with pet pics, foodie fun and more
Andreas Rutkauskas will be leading a lecture via Zoom, including research on the ecological effects of forest fires. (Submitted Photo)

Okanagan art gallery creates online connection

Latest in UBCO lecture series with Andreas Rutkauskas

Andreas Rutkauskas will be leading a lecture via Zoom, including research on the ecological effects of forest fires. (Submitted Photo)
Earth Day is coming up April 22, the North Columbia Environmental Society is hosting an art contest for school age kids. (Photo: Metro Creative)
Earth Day is coming up April 22, the North Columbia Environmental Society is hosting an art contest for school age kids. (Photo: Metro Creative)
B.C. artist erects 15-foot statue and names it COVID

B.C. artist erects 15-foot statue and names it COVID

Decades of collecting spare parts culminated in folk art towering over a country road

B.C. artist erects 15-foot statue and names it COVID
That day I was a life model

That day I was a life model

I tell myself I feel okay about others seeing my naked body

  • Mar 30, 2020
That day I was a life model
In Studio with artist Anita McComas

In Studio with artist Anita McComas

Painting nature on the bright side

  • Mar 20, 2020
In Studio with artist Anita McComas
Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world

Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world

Nanoose Bay painter lets passion be her guide

  • Mar 13, 2020
Artist Sheila Warren is inspired by the natural world
Paige Reinelt’s first tattoo is a small flame between her shoulder blades. The symbol is meant to represent the start and end of life in memory of a pregnancy loss. (Selina Photography)

Shuswap woman competes to become Ink Magazine’s cover girl

Competition’s top prize is to appear on the cover of the magazine and $25,000

Paige Reinelt’s first tattoo is a small flame between her shoulder blades. The symbol is meant to represent the start and end of life in memory of a pregnancy loss. (Selina Photography)
Into the forest with artist Jeremy Herndl

Into the forest with artist Jeremy Herndl

Outdoor locations a studio for his large canvases

  • Feb 26, 2020
Into the forest with artist Jeremy Herndl