Artwalk continues at Lake Country Art Gallery

Another Artwalk has come and gone. This annual art extravaganza which takes place in Lake Country the first weekend in September just wrapped up its 19th year. Thousands of people enjoyed the gorgeous weather, the fun activities and of course, all the wonderful artwork produced by local artists. In partnership with Artwalk, the Lake Country Art Gallery has a new exhibition titled “Art for Change” featuring Artwalk artists. The Artwalk theme exhibition runs at the Lake Country Art Gallery until Sunday October 7th.

Featured in this exhibition are pieces that the artists and LCAG curator Katie Brennan felt really dove into the theme “Art for Change”.

“When I was corresponding with the Artwalk artists in preparation for this show”, says Brennan, “ I was asked a lot by the artists if their particular approach to the theme would work. This question surprised me, as I feel that part and parcel of artistic expression is approaching ideas like the theme, “Art for Change”, from all sorts unique and sometimes unusual perspectives.”

The exhibition at LCAG reflects many different takes on “art for change”. From those concerned with land conservancy issues and forestry practices, like the paintings of Linda Lavosia and Anita McComas that feature richly painted landscapes of clear cuts and red singed trees ravaged by mountain pine beetle; to work about social issues, like in the collage work of June Seed; to those concerned with the effect man is having on his animal friends, such as in the work of John Waite’s spawning salmon and Rod Gamache’s thickly and wildly painted scene of a deer hunt.

Several different mediums are also represented in this exhibition. From Amber Denison’s stunning piece inspired by topographic line work in cut metal, to Patricia Doyle’s ceramic leaf plate of hand crafted metallic leaves.

“Doyle wants the public to come in and re-arrange this piece. Feeling the texture of the leaves themselves, recomposing them how they see fit. In this way, Doyle is actively courting change and asking the viewer to be a full participant in it”, says Brennan.

So whether you missed out on Artwalk or saw something that you loved that you’d like to see again, fear not! The Artwalk theme exhibition “Art For Change” continues at the Lake Country Art Gallery until Sunday October 7th. The gallery is open Wednesdays from 10am – 8pm, Thursdays & Fridays 10am – 4pm and Saturdays & Sundays 11am – 3pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

Media Contact:

Katie Brennan – Lake Country Art Gallery Curator


LOCATION 10356A Bottom Wood Lake Rd Lake Country BC Canada V4V 1T9
Gallery Hours: Wednesday 10am – 8pm Thursday & Friday 10am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday 11am – 3pm
Contact US: 250-766-1299

One Response to “Artwalk continues at Lake Country Art Gallery”
  1. Brandy says:

    I am just looking for some current 2013 ArtWalk information for groups wanting to display their art in the fall event. It seems the website is outdated with 2012 info. Please send me the contact info of the person in charge of fibre art submissions and the link to the 2013 event. Is it the 20th Anniversary of Art Walk this year?

    Thanks, Brandy

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