Art

In this handout photo provided by Sotheby's Auction House, the auction for Banksy's "Love is the Bin" takes place in London, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. A work by British street artist Banksy that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold for $1.4 million has sold again for $25.4 million at an auction on Thursday. “Love is in the Bin” was offered by Sotheby’s in London, with a presale estimate of $5.5 million to $8.2 million. (Haydon Perrior/Sotheby's Auction House via AP)

Shredded Banksy artwork sells for $25.4 million at auction

Price a record for the artist, and close to 20 times the piece’s pre-shredded price

 

A portion of Kelowna Art Gallery’s new exhibit Grizzly Bears: Teachers of the Land. (Kelowna Art Gallery)

Kelowna Art Gallery’s newest exhibit attempts to de-stigmatize grizzly bears

Grizzly Bears: Teachers of the Land, runs from now until Jan. 9, 2022

 

Photo by Athena Bonneau

Similkameen artist carves pictographs into outdoor class to `indigenize’ the school

Miwlnaʔ Les Louis caves at the Similkameen Elementary School

 

Coming Home by Sinixt artist Ric Gendron was revealed at LUNA Reimagined on Sept. 25. (Jocelyn Doll-Revelstoke Review)

Sinixt artwork joins Revelstoke’s Art Alleries

Ric Gendron’s work features historical figures as well as his family members

Coming Home by Sinixt artist Ric Gendron was revealed at LUNA Reimagined on Sept. 25. (Jocelyn Doll-Revelstoke Review)
The view of Kelowna’s waterfront from the 36th floor of One Water Street’s east tower on Sept. 22. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Public art, top floor of Kelowna’s One Water Street tower revealed

Before showing off the top floor of the city’s tallest building, a sculpture outside of the towers was also unveiled

The view of Kelowna’s waterfront from the 36th floor of One Water Street’s east tower on Sept. 22. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Karla Avendaño and one of her portraits from the upcoming Hathor: Goddess of Many Things exhibition. The exhibition opens Sept. 24. (Submitted)

Upcoming Penticton Arts Council exhibition explores the value of women through art

Kaleden resident Karla Avendaño’s Hathor: Goddess of Many Things opens Sept. 24

Karla Avendaño and one of her portraits from the upcoming Hathor: Goddess of Many Things exhibition. The exhibition opens Sept. 24. (Submitted)
Nature and wildlife photographer Catherine Babault photographed in Moorecroft Regional park in Nanoose Bay. Don Denton photograph

Photographer Catherine Babault’s passion for the wild spaces

Nature and wildlife photography a full time business

  • Sep 17, 2021
Nature and wildlife photographer Catherine Babault photographed in Moorecroft Regional park in Nanoose Bay. Don Denton photograph
Syilx artist Sheldon Pierre Louis works on his “We Are Medicine” mural on the wall of Kelowna’s Gospel Misson on Sept. 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

We Are Medicine: The Syilx-designed mural on Kelowna’s Gospel Mission

‘kʷu mr̓imstn - we are medicine’ pays tribute to Syilx artist Sheldon Pierre Louis’s culture and heritage

Syilx artist Sheldon Pierre Louis works on his “We Are Medicine” mural on the wall of Kelowna’s Gospel Misson on Sept. 7. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Artist David Wilson Sookinakin. Photography by Lia Crowe

In Studio with artist David Wilson Sookinakin

Colourful modern interpretations of pictographs

  • Sep 15, 2021
Artist David Wilson Sookinakin. Photography by Lia Crowe
The recent Sip and Sketch event at Giant Head Estate Winery in Summerland raised $1,770 for the Canadian Red Cross B.C. Fires Appeal. (Contributed)

Sip and Sketch at Summerland winery raises money for fire relief

Figure drawing event was held on Aug. 25

The recent Sip and Sketch event at Giant Head Estate Winery in Summerland raised $1,770 for the Canadian Red Cross B.C. Fires Appeal. (Contributed)
The poster put out to promote the contest (PDCAC/file)

Penticton Arts Council to hold youth art contest

Contestants will be able to pick any picture they like to colour and submit

The poster put out to promote the contest (PDCAC/file)
A work in progress picture of another of Stone’s sculptures (Kevin Stone metal sculptor/Facebook)

50-foot T-Rex destined for Penticton is taking shape

Kevin Stone started the massive art piece this summer and expects it to take 20 months

A work in progress picture of another of Stone’s sculptures (Kevin Stone metal sculptor/Facebook)
Luke Stalker-Switzer won Emmy and Leo awards for his work on the film, Aliens Stole My Body. (Contributed)

Shuswap-raised artist wins Emmy, Leo awards sculpting creative creatures for film

Luke Stalker-Switzer recognized as part of team working on characters for Aliens Stole My Body

Luke Stalker-Switzer won Emmy and Leo awards for his work on the film, Aliens Stole My Body. (Contributed)
Artistic students are encouraged to join the Art Gallery’s Teen Studio Art Program to expand their creativity throughout the school year (Penticton Art Gallery/Facebook)

Penticton Art Gallery to host school-year long student art program

The program aims to develop a student’s creative potential in a wide range of artistic mediums

Artistic students are encouraged to join the Art Gallery’s Teen Studio Art Program to expand their creativity throughout the school year (Penticton Art Gallery/Facebook)
The sign detailing the project with the bird showing the size of the issue (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)

Oliver home to birdhouse showcase in support of homelessness

The birdhouses are on display at the corner of Fairview and Main in downtown Oliver

The sign detailing the project with the bird showing the size of the issue (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)
A few of McMillan’s cat sculptures (PDCAC/File)

Crazy Cats & Curiosity: A clay cat gallery in Penticton

Bobi McMillan has worked on over 100 cat sculptures, on show at the Leir House Cultural Centre

A few of McMillan’s cat sculptures (PDCAC/File)
Artist Tanya Bub sits along the Dallas waterfront with her sculpture of a man called ' Arthur Heart' and one of a small dog. Don Denton photograph

Artist Tanya Bub creates fantastical driftwood creatures

Whimsical creations from Vancouver Island beaches

  • Aug 20, 2021
Artist Tanya Bub sits along the Dallas waterfront with her sculpture of a man called ' Arthur Heart' and one of a small dog. Don Denton photograph
A crocheted jersey is shown in this undated handout photo. Newfoundland artist Lucas Morneau spent much of the COVID-19 pandemic crocheting and rug-hooking jerseys for the 14 teams — like the St. John’s Sissies and the Dildo Dykes — in his make-believe Queer Newfoundland Hockey League. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Lucas Morneau

Artist faces off against homophobia with fantasy Queer Newfoundland Hockey League

Make-believe hockey league makes statement with ‘sissies,’ ‘pansies’ and ‘flamers’

A crocheted jersey is shown in this undated handout photo. Newfoundland artist Lucas Morneau spent much of the COVID-19 pandemic crocheting and rug-hooking jerseys for the 14 teams — like the St. John’s Sissies and the Dildo Dykes — in his make-believe Queer Newfoundland Hockey League. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Lucas Morneau
A portion of Kelly Perry’s silkscreen on paper art, “Pushing and Pulling”, is shown here. The full artwork will be on display at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery from Aug. 28 to Oct. 9, 2021. (Kelly Perry Art)

Thompson-Okanagan artists to showcase their work at Salmon Arm printmaking exhibition

‘Pull: Printmaking in the Time of Covid’ opens Aug. 28 at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery

A portion of Kelly Perry’s silkscreen on paper art, “Pushing and Pulling”, is shown here. The full artwork will be on display at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery from Aug. 28 to Oct. 9, 2021. (Kelly Perry Art)
A stamp on the backside of the oil canvas indicates the painting’s authenticity. Photo by Erin Haluschak

B.C. doctor may have stumbled upon 5-figure original painting in Value Village

Authentication of $120 purchase needed, but Wijmer oils can sell for between $20,000 to $350,000

A stamp on the backside of the oil canvas indicates the painting’s authenticity. Photo by Erin Haluschak