Arts and culture

FILE - A man, wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus, is tattooed at Paul and Friends tattoo parlour in downtown Brussels, March 26, 2021. The European Union is imposing restrictions on the inks that tattoo artists can use as of Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. The EU says it is a necessary move to protect the health of consumers because thousands of chemical elements now in use can cause anything from allergic reactions to cancer. The tattoo industry complains it is unfairly targeted and is losing an essence part of its art. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Tattoo artist anger over new European rules goes beyond skin deep

Commission says alternatives to the banned products do exist

 

Penticton's Art Council is set to close its second annual winter auction on Friday (Dec. 17) after raising over $2,000 in support of local art. (Photo courtesy of the Penticton District and Community Arts Council)

Penticton’s art council prepares over 750 gift packages for children and seniors

The council’s second annual Winter Auction is set to close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 17

 

The Penticton Art Gallery's 44th annual auction wraps up on Dec. 5. (Monique Tamminga, Western News)

Penticton Art Gallery to send off 2021 with three-day weekend extraordinaire

The weekend kicks off at 5 p.m. on Friday with all of the works on display

 

Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish artist Maynard Johnny Jr. beside the unveiled design of the Salish Heron vessel. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

BC Ferries unveils Indigenous design for next Salish Class vessel

Including Island artist Maynard Johnny Jr.’s artwork seen as meaningful act towards reconciliation

Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish artist Maynard Johnny Jr. beside the unveiled design of the Salish Heron vessel. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Nancy Schmidt has donated her four-foot mammoth tusk to the Penticton Art Gallery’s upcoming auction. (Submitted)

44th annual Penticton Art Auction set for early December

Pre-bidding has been open since July 26 and will close 24 hours prior to the live auction

Nancy Schmidt has donated her four-foot mammoth tusk to the Penticton Art Gallery’s upcoming auction. (Submitted)
(Contributed by Michelle Malan)

Sparwood seniors pose as firefighters in fundraising calendar

Funds raised will go towards the supported living facility

(Contributed by Michelle Malan)
A concept rendering of the proposed 13 storey tower at 350 Doyle Avenue in downtown Kelowna. (Rise Commercial Developments/Contributed)

Kelowna city council moves forward with creative hub plans at former RCMP detatchment

This concludes phase one of the feasibility study

A concept rendering of the proposed 13 storey tower at 350 Doyle Avenue in downtown Kelowna. (Rise Commercial Developments/Contributed)
Tattoo artist Kirk Sheppard at work on Nov. 5 at Urge 3 Tattoos in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Urge 3 takes tattoos to a new level in Penticton

The artists were recognized by readers as the Best of the South Okanagan

Tattoo artist Kirk Sheppard at work on Nov. 5 at Urge 3 Tattoos in Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Children’s Showcase invited Axis Theatre to present in the Cleland Community Theatre, one of many venues and organizations that MP Richard Cannings wished he could have recognized in his statement on the House of Commons floor. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

City and culture on track to pre-pandemic return in Penticton

Use of fields, community centre and theatre are looking positive for 2022

The Children’s Showcase invited Axis Theatre to present in the Cleland Community Theatre, one of many venues and organizations that MP Richard Cannings wished he could have recognized in his statement on the House of Commons floor. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Renovation work has been completed at the George Ryga Arts and Cultural Centre in Summerland. The work at the building on Wharton Street cost just under $600,000. (Contributed)

Summerland arts centre now has a new look and name

Facility has been named George Ryga Arts and Cultural Centre

Renovation work has been completed at the George Ryga Arts and Cultural Centre in Summerland. The work at the building on Wharton Street cost just under $600,000. (Contributed)
Nancy Schmidt has donated her four foot mammoth tusk to the Penticton Art Gallery’s upcoming auction. (Submitted)

Bidding extended as Penticton Art Gallery live auction goes fully virtual

The live and silent auction will be held on Dec. 5 instead

Nancy Schmidt has donated her four foot mammoth tusk to the Penticton Art Gallery’s upcoming auction. (Submitted)
Vernon’s Deborah Wilson created a giant jade sculpture at a Victoria complex, which took 16 months to create. (Contributed)

Okanagan artist unfolds giant art sculpture in Victoria

Lotus Unfolding took 16 months to create in the Wade courtyard

Vernon’s Deborah Wilson created a giant jade sculpture at a Victoria complex, which took 16 months to create. (Contributed)
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)
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)
Many Culture Days performances will be held at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. (Rotary Centre for the Arts/Contributed)

B.C. Culture Days invites Okanagan to reimagine community after COVID-19

This year will feature a mix of online and in-person events throughout the city

Many Culture Days performances will be held at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. (Rotary Centre for the Arts/Contributed)
The mammoth tusk that is up for auction to support the Penticton Art Gallery. Bidding ends at the live auction on Sept. 29. (Penticton Art Gallery)

Mammoth finds at 44th annual Penticton Art Gallery auction

A mammoth’s tusk is just one of over 100 pieces up for auction

The mammoth tusk that is up for auction to support the Penticton Art Gallery. Bidding ends at the live auction on Sept. 29. (Penticton Art Gallery)
The Arts Rising Festival returns after a 1-year COVID-19 hiatus (File/Penticton & District Community Arts Council)

Penticton’s Arts Rising Festival returns after COVID-19 hiatus

The festival will run a hybrid model from Sept. 22 to 26

The Arts Rising Festival returns after a 1-year COVID-19 hiatus (File/Penticton & District Community Arts Council)
Emcee Brian Martin and auctioneer Don Raffan helped raise a record $63,000 for the Vernon Art Gallery at the Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts July 21 atop the Nixon Wenger building. (VPAG photo)
Emcee Brian Martin and auctioneer Don Raffan helped raise a record $63,000 for the Vernon Art Gallery at the Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts July 21 atop the Nixon Wenger building. (VPAG photo)
Canadian folk musician Valdy took to the Grist Mill stage as one of the first major concerts since COVID-19 began to spread. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

Valdy opens first live concert in Keremeos and Similkameen Valley since pandemic

From village council to the local Legion, things are getting back to normal

Canadian folk musician Valdy took to the Grist Mill stage as one of the first major concerts since COVID-19 began to spread. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Soldiers crawling through a trench filled with mud and water at the Canadian Battle Drill School at the Coldstream Ranch. In the background, instructors watch over the proceedings. (1944 GVMA #11805)

Field trips dig into North Okanagan history

Museum hosting summer events at historically-significant locations

Soldiers crawling through a trench filled with mud and water at the Canadian Battle Drill School at the Coldstream Ranch. In the background, instructors watch over the proceedings. (1944 GVMA #11805)