Maggie Shirley Want You to Hear What Mountains Sounds Like

by Kristin Burns The things I had once known about Maggie Shirley were the following: she’s always at the studio; she has a very recognizable laugh; and she could magically appear for lunch breaks covered head-to-toe in sawdust. So I lured with her wine in return for some of her free time to chat about her thesis and her upcoming show: Scale InSight at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, located in the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna. She... Read More

Catching Up with Live Artist, Dancer, Choreographer Tanja Woloshen

by Brit Bachmann Tanja Woloshen is a live artist, dancer, choreographer and teacher from Winnipeg, currently based in the Okanagan. She is a UBCO MFA candidate, and Room for the Underdog marks the end of her degree. Although this weekend’s performance encompasses many themes, it is primarily an exploration of queer and gender studies. Tanja, being one of the most manically difficult women to pin down, agreed to an email interview: BB: It is impossible... Read More

Interview with Artist Dylan Ranney

I have the privilege of sitting down with Dylan at Starbucks and talk about his art, life and what he’s up up. Here is our conversation. oook: What got you started in art. Dylan: As a kid my mom encouraged me to be creative and my older brother Lucas is an accomplished ameteur painter. I remember looking at his art and being inspired by it. Later on, being in highschool, taking my first art class in my grad year, never persuing art outside... Read More

Alter Your Senses at the Wearable Art Gala

Alter Your Senses at the Wearable Art Gala The Wearable Art Gala is not a fashion show in the traditional sense – it’s an artistic exploration blending clever design, breathtaking art, vaudeville humor and sheer spectacle. On Saturday March 31, join over 50 artists as they prepare to alter your sense of sight, sound, taste, smell and touch. With a reputation built over eight years of largely sold out performances, this popular community... Read More

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