Just because someone makes art, does that make them an artist?

Wanda in her studio, May 2012 After finishing art school at Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1992, Wanda moved back to Kelowna and became the manager of Opus Framing and Art Supplies, where she worked for 12 years.  In 2006, Wanda decided to work on being an artist full time and left her job to work in her studio.  Wanda noticed that in the environment of the art supply store, people would call themselves artists all the time, and there was... Read More

Shannon Lester & a Lady Named Sasha – A Performance Art Practice

by Shauna Oddleifson I took some time this past month  to hang out with Shannon Lester in his studio in the Platypus House at UBC-Okanagan where Shannon is pursuing his MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies. After spending six years in Japan teaching English, and having very little space for creating art, Shannon decided to make his way back to Canada. During his last two years in Osaka, Japan, Shannon and Michael Judd, a fellow expat, were feeling a... Read More