The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society Presents Jake’s Gift

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly presents Jake’s Gift written and performed by Julie Mackey on Saturday, November 20th 2011 at 8:00PM with Songs of the War Years featuring Sally Evans and Molly Boyd beginning one hour earlier at 7:00 pm.  Jake’s Gift is part of the Society’s 2011/12 Theatre Series and takes place at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.   Jake’s Gift is a surprisingly funny drama that tells the story of... Read More

Tomorrow Night: BALLET KELOWNA!

Ballet Kelowna Wows With Timeless Works and Fresh Choreography The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society presents Ballet Kelowna’s Breaking Boundaries on Saturday, November 19th at 8:00 PM at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. Breaking Boundaries is the second of five dance shows in the Society’s 2011/2012 Dance Series.     Since 2002 Ballet Kelowna has existed as a professional dance company in the Okanagan, gaining attention across BC... Read More

Fern Helfand’s About Looking ~ A Photo Essay

Recently our newest contributor Hanss Lujan, took some great photos of at the opening of Fern Helfand’s show called “About Looking” at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. We  present them here to you as a photo essay, to give you a glimpse of just what a terrific show this is. All the images are of various museum installations in Canada, China and Paris, France that recreate the outdoors and their animal inhabitants within a museum environment. The portraits... Read More

Hanss Lujan

Hanss Lujan is a young photographer living in Kelowna. Currently completing a Fine Arts Degree at UBCO. Hanss finds little time to sleep, but devotes his all his energy towards the arts and contributing to the artistic community. Hanss works primarily with portraiture and has photographed various events in the Okanagan. He looks forward to promoting artistic events happening throughout the valley.  Read More

oook collaboration session – TONIGHT! All are welcome!

Hello oook-ians! Well it’s been 99 days since we first launched on June 30th 2011. So far to date, we’ve created 99 posts and listed over 500 events and it feels like we’re just getting started! Your response and support of the site have been tremendous – thanks! We really appreciate it. To help us to figure out where else we can take and expand so that we can best serve our oook-ians and the arts and culture of the Okanagan, we’re... Read More

Vernon Mayoral Candidates comment on Arts & Culture

Clear divisions exist during this civic election season, but there’s a  burst of unanimity over the arts. All of Vernon and Coldstream’s mayoralty candidates committed themselves to expanding financial and moral support for culture during a forum at the Vernon Public Art Gallery Thursday. “The funding model is at the lower end of the scale,” said Vernon incumbent Wayne Lippert, adding that investing in the arts helps draw new residents and businesses to the area. “Good... Read More

Kelowna Councilor candidate takes some time to talk about the Arts

Kelowna Coucillor, Michelle Rule, Answers the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan’s questions about Arts and Culture in Kelowna. Here are my answers to a series of questions on arts and culture from the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan 1. If you had questions regarding arts and culture in our community which organization(s) would you go to for input and expertise? For general questions, I would definitely contact ARTSCO, because of your representation of so many different... Read More

UBCO MFA Graduate Student EXHIBITION – NOV 14 – 18

FINA GALLERY Exhibition – details here  Read More

writings from the wall – taltal levi – the red fox story teller

Story telling is a way for cultures to share and pass on traditions to each other; it binds people through a common verbal history. Story telling is also a way for different cultures to experience each other. Visual storytelling, like illustration, can bridge gaps where either the lack of a shared language exists or where language fails to communicate. The delicate, precise and mystical work of Golo Art Project artist Taltal Levi does just that; her work reaches beyond boundaries,... Read More

itunes featuring Streaming Cafe Podcast!

Whoo- hoo! Yeah for our buddies at the Streaming Cafe. iTunes is featuring Streaming Cafe`s weekly podcast right now on the podcast channel. Pretty cool to see a nice big SC banner on the store! Our free weekly podcast features performances from our live streamed shows mixed with stories and behind the music insight from the artists. Over the last two years we have featured close to 90 artists and are proud to continue in support of independent music in Canada. Thanks for your... Read More