Did you know that there is a Gallery up at UBCO?

FINA Gallery –  Male Perspectives oook contributor Heather Leier checked out the show currently on at the UBCO FINA gallery. Unless you are a Fine Arts student at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus or maybe someone who frequents the Fine Arts and Health building, you may not know that there is actually an art gallery on campus. During the winter and spring semesters the “FINA Gallery”, as it is called, has weekly exhibitions... Read More

The Art of oook

oook contributor Nico Boesten sat down with oook creator Katie Brennan, who is also an artist, to learn more about her artistic practice and oook.ca. NB: How long have you been creating art professionally? KB: Ha, I’m still not entirely convinced that I have begun to produce art professionally, especially as it has always been interwoven with all the other things going on in my life. But I suppose you could say that I began to produce art, in my... Read More

“ART ROCKS in the CITY” – A Live Stone Sculpture Community Art Event in Kelowna

“ART ROCKS in the CITY” – A Live Stone Sculpture Community Art Event is an outdoor sculpture event taking place in the coming summer months in the heart of the Kelowna Cultural District. Twelve Members of the Kelowna Sculptors Network Society will work on 14 large marble boulders that are set up along the south-west corner of the Rotary Centre of the Arts. KSNS invites the public to come and see the kind of work that goes into making beautiful... Read More

Family Art Fun Every Sunday at Gallery Vertigo’s Smarties Program

oook: What is Gallery Vertigo’s Smarties program? Skye: S.M.A.R.T.I.E.S. is a program is a drop-in children’s class offered Sunday from 2:00pm – 4:00pm, ages range from anywhere between 5 and 12 years, offered by Gallery Vertigo. I find it helps build skills and interest of arts. Every week offers something different from a different teacher. I have seen the children develop their public speaking and confidence with a drama class. Whereas when... Read More

Ever wondered how Kelowna got that new bear sculpture on the waterfront?

Kelowna has acquired quite a number of pieces of public art over the years. From the infinity symbol in front of the Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library to Byron Johnson’s piece in the heart of the South Pandosy commercial district to the newer addition of the blue bear on Kelowna’s waterfront. To get some insider info, oook contributor Stephanie Moore, interviewed  Amanda Parks, the current Chair of the City of Kelowna’s... Read More

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