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

writings from the wall – the beginnings of golo

For Farron Lhasa  Golo started as an idea; a verb perhaps: to Golo, to do, to happen. So Farron did; she phoned the landlord of 419 Main St, Penticton the moment she saw a for-rent sign in the window.  Very quickly enough artists gathered together and Golo was born. Things started to happen; a person left a typewriter for her to use which we still use today to make our price tags and business cards; a desk was donated, a ladder, and a curtain for... Read More

writings from the wall – from inside the golo art project

We live in a world that informs us what we want, what we talk, what we dip, dive and crave. We reflect back. We push, crack and cave. We crawl, we run. Some swallow and hide. There is no formula here. We are running on empty just the way we have always done it; we are running on gut, on grit. We’ve stopped waiting for the search & rescue. We seek possibility. We seek building blocks. We seek inspiration because inspiration is the fire alarm... Read More