Mackie Lake House announces winners of this year’s Writer-in-Residence program

Poetry and prose are likely to pour out of Mackie Lake House this coming season with the announcement of two new writers for its Writer–in-Residence program. Fiction writer and sometimes playwright Terry Jordan and poet Gillian Wigmore have been named as recipients of this year’s fall and winter residencies. The writers will each spend two weeks at the historic house to work on their craft, all while making connections with English and Creative... Read More

Hot Summer Exhibitions at the Vernon Public Art Gallery

  Hot Summer Exhibitions at the Vernon Public Art Gallery Alistair Rance, Everett Series #2, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches, 2012   Where: Vernon Public Art Gallery, 3228 31st Ave. Vernon BC, V1T 2H3 250-545-3173 When: Thursday, August 2, 2012 Why: Opening Reception, Four New Exhibitions Who: Vernon Public Art Gallery   There is no break for summer at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. Two weeks following a hugely successful annual Fundraising... Read More

Art, music, it’s all downtown

By Kristin Froneman – Vernon Morning Star Local musician Jayme McKillop performs along 30th Avenue in Vernon at the Streets and Sounds of Downtown event Friday. There’s more to hear and see as downtown Vernon continues to come alive with live music and art on Friday nights.   Sights and Sounds of Downtown, which started July 6, has so far featured a number of buskers playing live on the sidewalks of 30th Avenue, while visual artists... Read More

Ghost Tours of Vernon

Returning for another summer of terrifying tales… Ghost Tours of Vernon The Greater Vernon Museum and Archives is pleased to announce that the Ghost Tours of Vernon are back for another spine tingling summer of ghastly tales and haunted houses. From July 8th and running every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night at 9:00 PM until August the 8th this walking/storytelling tour has been enjoyed by locals and tourists alike for the past eight... Read More

Smash Tour at the Hub Arts Collective

by  Graeme Higginson I was recently called out to a show I wouldn’t usually attend: an event called Smash Tour, a line up of four supposedly-distinct hardcore alternative groups called And Goliath, Send Word, Between Seas and Cleanse Kill. I arrived early and was left to wait outdoors, and with good reason; four groups with baggage and merchandise tables don’t leave much room for extra bodies in the lobby when all of theirs are assembled. Standing... Read More

New Fibre Art Exhibition at Gallery Vertigo

By Staff Writer – Vernon Morning Star   A Pittsburgh artist is about to share an inside joke with a Vernon audience. And that is no joke. Amy DiPlacido’s exhibition, Please Let Me Know if You’ve Heard This One Before, is currently on view at Gallery Vertigo.   Her work explores language, and perception through non-traditional fibre techniques.   “DiPlacido’s exhibition at Gallery Vertigo cannot help but create associations... Read More

Brent Tyler – A Musical Force

by Graeme Higginson   On Friday,  I left The Hub happy and into the slow sway of cool, evening air. The event had been Brent Tyler, a musical force with enough warm tenacity to shake a few local apples out of the tree. For those that dropped by, I’m sure they stepped out into the soft breeze that was cutting across downtown Vernon with the same warm feelings that pulsed through me as made my way home. The show began casually at 8:00pm... Read More

Vernon Public Art Gallery Expands Its Programming

By Staff Writer – Vernon Morning Star   The Vernon Public Art Gallery is expanding its public programming for both artists and those wishing to explore their inner artist.     The sunny weather not only brings tourists to the gallery, but it also inspires art enthusiasts to learn a new medium, art practice or be inspired by other local, national and international artists, said VPAG executive director Dauna Kennedy Grant.     “The... Read More

G’Morning Poetry – Episode 3!!!!

 Read More


Brent Tyler & his ‘Big Love’ Band of Rob Vulic (Drums), Josip Vulic (Bass), & Garth Kennedy (Keys) will be hitting the Okanagan hard over the first weekend of June performing soulful and heartfelt songs influenced by the likes of Martin Sexton, Jeff Buckley, and Dave Matthews. Full-On Folk-Pop, Tyler et al, will bring an upbeat and powerful sound to the Okanagan Valley. Big Acoustic Love. This is the best description of Brent Tyler’s... Read More

Next Page »