Todd Ramsay’s Honkbarn – his own brand of animation

by Katie Brennan I met Todd Ramsay during Bottega and Tribehouse’s 10-10-10, where we were both speaking about our crafts – Todd animation and me painting. I was intrigued by his work, so took some time to sit down and have a chat with him to learn more. Here’s our chat. oook: What got you into animation? And where / how did you learn your craft?   Todd Ramsay: Art was always my favorite subject throughout school and I pretty... Read More

Marketing Your Passion 101

by Katie Brennan Are you an artist having an exhibition in someone’s apartment? Are you in a band and playing a show in a garage? Have you just self published a new book? Send a press release. The media would LOVE to hear about what you’re up to.  On June 13th I was invited to be a part of the City of Kelowna’s Extend Your Reach: Marketing and Promotions in the Media for Kelowna’s Arts, Cultural Heritage Sector session. I was part of the... Read More

10 Artists, 10 Minutes Each, $10 – You Won’t Get This Anywhere Else

by Graham Ord 10 10 10 is essentially and evening with Ten Artists from various disciplines performing for Ten minutes each and it costs Ten bucks to see the show…. It is part of a series of three events that the lead up to our annual Music and Arts Festival called Lille Gard held over the July long weekend.   The idea for 10 10 10 came together after an artist retreat that TribeHouse hosted last fall where the various artists attending performed... Read More

oook on CBC Radio West live Streamed Broadcast TOMORROW!

TOMORROW Friday, March 23rd, CBC Radio West is bringing together members of the arts community for an afternoon of cultural conversation at the Streaming Cafe! Radio West host, Rebecca Zandbergen, will be interviewing guests on the availability, value and impact of arts and culture in the Okanagan – including oook’s own Katie Brennan. The show will also feature live performances by Fields of Green and Kev Corbett, as well as locally renowned... Read More

This oookian Makes ART too – Katie Brennan at Headbones Gallery OPENS TOMORROW

text by Julie Oakes Vernon’s Katie Brennan is showing her water-based work in Chasing Waves at Headbones Gallery. Vernon-raised artist Katie Brennan has been making waves ever since she picked up a paint brush. Currently the curator at the Lake Country Art Gallery, and the founder of the new online arts and culture magazine,, Brennan continues to immerse herself deep in the trenches of the Okanagan arts scene. Next week she will be the... 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... Read More on CBC today after the 5pm News! TUNE IN

Today, after the 5pm news on CBC Radio 1, Radio West will interview Katie Brennan, the force behind TUNE IN! The new afternoon show, Radio West, is hosted by CBC veteran Rebecca Zandbergen. The show offers more local news, weather, traffic and stories from Kelowna and the Okanagan and had its first show October 11. Zandbergen comes to Kelowna from CBC Ottawa, where she hosted programs such as Ottawa Morning, All In A Day, In Town and Out... Read More

Headbones Gallery – new exhibition

HEADBONES GALLERY  presents Zachari Logan In the Picture Gallery and Katie Brennan In the Drawers Gallery   October 7 – November 5, 2011 Opening – Friday, October 7 6700 Old Kamloops Road,Vernon, BC  V1H 1P8 Tel: 250-542-8987 E: W: Hours: Tue-Sat 12-6p It is hard to resist the appeal of Logan’s large scale, infinitely and beautifully detailed drawings so that once blown over by the... Read More