Art

Revelstoke’s Jennifer Bowden is aiming to be a new model for Inked Magazine. (Contributed)

Revelstoke mom vying to be next Inked magazine model

A winner for the global competition will be crowned March 11

Revelstoke’s Jennifer Bowden is aiming to be a new model for Inked Magazine. (Contributed)
The Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest runs Feb. 1 to 12 and is open to all B.C. Indigenous children and youth between the ages of three and 19. (www.pikist.com)

Indigenous B.C. children invited to enter ‘gratitude’ art contest

What are you thankful for? Gratitude Art Contest ask kids to express it via art

The Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest runs Feb. 1 to 12 and is open to all B.C. Indigenous children and youth between the ages of three and 19. (www.pikist.com)
A GoFundMe campaign for a display of unity quickly received donations. The initiative, by the Lekhi family of Summerland, began days after their home had been targeted by vandalism and racist graffiti. Discussions are now taking place to determine where an art piece promoting unity will be located. (GoFundMe.com)

Artwork in Summerland to show message of inclusivity

Initiative began following vandalism of Indo-Canadian family’s home in July

A GoFundMe campaign for a display of unity quickly received donations. The initiative, by the Lekhi family of Summerland, began days after their home had been targeted by vandalism and racist graffiti. Discussions are now taking place to determine where an art piece promoting unity will be located. (GoFundMe.com)
Sammie Gillan-Kennedy found out she is expecting baby number three this year. (Courtesy of Sammie Gillan-Kennedy)

GALLERY: British Columbians celebrate triumphs during a trying year

Residents share some positive news from a year dominated by COVID-19

Sammie Gillan-Kennedy found out she is expecting baby number three this year. (Courtesy of Sammie Gillan-Kennedy)
Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography

Ellen Lyons, A Pioneer In The Art Of Collecting Photographs

The William Lyons Gallery of Photography opened in 1979

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Ellen Lyons, with husband William, was a pioneer in collecting and selling fine art photography. Lia Crowe photography
These are some of the many murals to be installed in the breezeway in the 200 block of Main St. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Making a Penticton breezeway beautiful again

A previously uninviting walkway on Main St. is getting an artistic face-lift

These are some of the many murals to be installed in the breezeway in the 200 block of Main St. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The Feather sculpture, designed by Indigenous artists Clint George and Les Louis, is located at the north end of Pelmewash Parkway in Lake Country. (Contributed)

New Lake Country sculptures tell the stories of Syilx, Okanagan peoples

Three sculptures designed by local Indigenous artists now line the Pelmewash Parkway

The Feather sculpture, designed by Indigenous artists Clint George and Les Louis, is located at the north end of Pelmewash Parkway in Lake Country. (Contributed)
The Feather sculpture, designed by Indigenous artists Clint George and Les Louis, is located at the north end of Pelmewash Parkway in Lake Country. (Contributed)

New Lake Country sculptures tell the stories of Syilx, Okanagan peoples

Three sculptures designed by local Indigenous artists now line the Pelmewash Parkway

The Feather sculpture, designed by Indigenous artists Clint George and Les Louis, is located at the north end of Pelmewash Parkway in Lake Country. (Contributed)
Penticton artist Glenn Clark will have his work on display at The Bench Market beginning Dec. 1, 2020. (Glenn Clark Art)

Renowned local artist gets exhibition at Penticton cafe

Glenn Clark has won a handful of prestigious awards and painted 20 murals

Penticton artist Glenn Clark will have his work on display at The Bench Market beginning Dec. 1, 2020. (Glenn Clark Art)
Métis carver and elder John Sayer works at the Storefront School in Salmon Arm on Thursday, Nov. 19, helping students learn to carve and sharing his culture, while teacher Robin Wiens and student William Dicer try their hand at carving. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Video: New faces to emerge from the forest in Salmon Arm’s Little Mountain Park

Students at Storefront School join Métis elder in project that will add small carvings to trees

Métis carver and elder John Sayer works at the Storefront School in Salmon Arm on Thursday, Nov. 19, helping students learn to carve and sharing his culture, while teacher Robin Wiens and student William Dicer try their hand at carving. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
The Penticton and District Arts Council is partnering with the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Unity House Art Group for an online exhibiton opening on Oct. 14. (Contributed)

Penticton Arts Council to debut online exhibition of Unity House art

United in Art opens on the council website at 1 p.m. on Oct. 14

The Penticton and District Arts Council is partnering with the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Unity House Art Group for an online exhibiton opening on Oct. 14. (Contributed)
Popular Penticton cafe shuts its doors

Popular Penticton cafe shuts its doors

Saint Germaine Cafe and Gallery served its last latte Sept. 19

Popular Penticton cafe shuts its doors
A small section of the Be Here Now mural at the Art Up Studio in Penticton on Saturday, Sept. 12. After the 13, the wall will be painted over again. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Be Here Now mural gone tomorrow

The last chance for the public to see the mural and contribute is today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A small section of the Be Here Now mural at the Art Up Studio in Penticton on Saturday, Sept. 12. After the 13, the wall will be painted over again. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
These eye-catching chairs in at Enderby’s Courtyard Gallery come as part a new project by organizers of the the Lake Country ArtWalk Festival. The chairs have been delivered to seven Okanagan municipalities so far, with more to be delivered by mid-September, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Art chairs arrive in Okanagan communities

The fruits of a Lake Country ArtWalk project have turned up in a number of municipalities

These eye-catching chairs in at Enderby’s Courtyard Gallery come as part a new project by organizers of the the Lake Country ArtWalk Festival. The chairs have been delivered to seven Okanagan municipalities so far, with more to be delivered by mid-September, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Artist Madeline Terbasket is pictured in front of a newly completed mural downtown Keremeos. (Contributed)

‘It makes me so proud’ says Indigenous artist following completion of Keremeos mural

“Our people have a whole wall now about who we are,” says Keremeos mural artist Madeline Terbasket

Artist Madeline Terbasket is pictured in front of a newly completed mural downtown Keremeos. (Contributed)
Painted chairs to brighten Okanagan communities

Painted chairs to brighten Okanagan communities

Lake Country community project fills void left by cancelled ArtWalk festival

Painted chairs to brighten Okanagan communities
Kelowna busker lives off poems he writes on-demand

Kelowna busker lives off poems he writes on-demand

Give him a word and some coin, and he’ll write you a poem on-the-spot

Kelowna busker lives off poems he writes on-demand
Keremeos artist spreading joy in uncertain times

Keremeos artist spreading joy in uncertain times

Layna Fowler was thrilled with the chance to paint a mural for her grandmother

Keremeos artist spreading joy in uncertain times
Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo

Province announces $2M in arts and culture funding under BC Arts Council

The program will go toward renovating arts and cultural spaces in BC and to buy special equipment

Lisa Beare Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Ministry staff photo
Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Sylvester Stallone gives shout-out to new Rambo chainsaw carving in Hope, B.C.

Sylvester Stallone, the star behind John J. Rambo, “very proud” of newly installed red cedar work

Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)