Arts and culture

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

 

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

 

Multi-instrumentalist Harry Manx is slated to take the stage in Vernon for a show in July. (Shimon Karmel photo)

Harry Manx to open return to live performances at Oliver’s Venables Theatre

The Canadian multi-instrumentalist hits the stage for two shows on July 28

 

Art from Janet Ross, Hilma LaBelle and Lori Gillard are part of the Hope Blooms exhibition at Leir House. (Penticton and District Community Arts Council)

Hope Blooms in pottery exhibition at Penticton’s Leir House

The Penticton Potters’ Guild and Penticton Arts Council are presenting the showcase

Art from Janet Ross, Hilma LaBelle and Lori Gillard are part of the Hope Blooms exhibition at Leir House. (Penticton and District Community Arts Council)
Artist-in-residence Liz Toohey-Wiese shows her wildfire-inspired artwork at the Caetani Centre during an open house Friday, June 25. (Caetani Centre photo)

Okanagan wildfires spark artist’s exhibit in Vernon

Penticton’s Mount Christie blaze featured in paintings and sculptures at Caetani Centre

Artist-in-residence Liz Toohey-Wiese shows her wildfire-inspired artwork at the Caetani Centre during an open house Friday, June 25. (Caetani Centre photo)
A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)

Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
Seger Nelson dancers McKeely Borger and Val Chou in taqəš. (Contributed)

Vernon-raised choreographer to close out Kelowna Ballet’s digital season

Season finale a dedicated night of dance honouring frontline health-care workers

Seger Nelson dancers McKeely Borger and Val Chou in taqəš. (Contributed)
Sheldon Pierre Louis’s winning mural design, “kʷu mr̓imstn, we are medicine.” (Facebook: Okanagan Nation Alliance)

Syilx artist selected as winner of Kelowna Gospel Mission’s mural project

Sheldon Pierre Louis was also awarded $10,000 for his winning submission, “kʷu mr̓imstn, we are medicine.”

Sheldon Pierre Louis’s winning mural design, “kʷu mr̓imstn, we are medicine.” (Facebook: Okanagan Nation Alliance)
March of the Masks Arts Council of the North Okanagan and special guest artist Bob Kingsmill’s work on display, and most for sale, until April 5 at the Arts Centre, located at the entrance to Polson Park, next to the Okanagan Science Centre. Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Contributed photo)

Okanagan displays March of the Masks

From the paper and cloth masks of the pandemic, to creative Mardi Gras masks

March of the Masks Arts Council of the North Okanagan and special guest artist Bob Kingsmill’s work on display, and most for sale, until April 5 at the Arts Centre, located at the entrance to Polson Park, next to the Okanagan Science Centre. Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Contributed photo)
Displays and programming have continued at the Vernon Public Art Gallery despite pandemic restrictions. (Lianne Viau file photo)

Support keeps North Okanagan art groups’ lights on

Despite pandemic restrictions, art gallery and others sustaining the storm

Displays and programming have continued at the Vernon Public Art Gallery despite pandemic restrictions. (Lianne Viau file photo)
Ecologist and writer Don Gayton wraps up the Penticton Arts Council’s March events. (Submitted)

Penticton Arts Council unveils March’s programs

Making your own comics and short stories highlight March events

Ecologist and writer Don Gayton wraps up the Penticton Arts Council’s March events. (Submitted)
Yamabiko Taiko with Naoko Nakamura at the OneWorld Multicultural Festival. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

OneWorld Multicultural Festival kicks off Saturday at 11 a.m.

The festival’s performances will be streamed virtually

Yamabiko Taiko with Naoko Nakamura at the OneWorld Multicultural Festival. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
In it's 30th anniversary, the Enderby and District Arts Council would like to create an arts centre with the Courtyard Gallery. (EDAC photo)

New home needed for Enderby arts

Support sought for community arts centre in EDAC’s 30th anniversary

In it's 30th anniversary, the Enderby and District Arts Council would like to create an arts centre with the Courtyard Gallery. (EDAC photo)
Clint George collaborated with Les Louis to create the Pelmewash Parkway Indigenous sculptures in Lake Country. (Video still)

First Indigenous territory recognition made in Lake Country

Council makes historic move after Syilx artists create parkway sculptures

Clint George collaborated with Les Louis to create the Pelmewash Parkway Indigenous sculptures in Lake Country. (Video still)
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
The Penticton and District Arts Council is making their Holiday Cheer colouring book available for free online. (Submitted)

Arts council want to share colourful holiday cheer

The Penticton Arts Council is making their colouring book available free online

The Penticton and District Arts Council is making their Holiday Cheer colouring book available for free online. (Submitted)
The Tumbleweed Art Gallery in 2019 was packed for the November Art Walk that year. The gallery’s artist collective is adding three new members. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Tumbleweed Art collective adds three new members

The collective runs the Tumbleweed Gallery on Main Street Penticton

The Tumbleweed Art Gallery in 2019 was packed for the November Art Walk that year. The gallery’s artist collective is adding three new members. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Penticton Arts Council is still accepting local artists who wish to be a part of a new online directory showcasing local talent. (Pentictonartscouncil.com)

Online directory gives Pentictonites a chance to connect with local artists

Find local art and gifts in Penticton without leaving your home

The Penticton Arts Council is still accepting local artists who wish to be a part of a new online directory showcasing local talent. (Pentictonartscouncil.com)
Some of the art that will be on display as part of the Penticton and District Arts Council’s upcoming hybrid exhibition. (Contributed)

Penticton Arts Council announces new exhibit, Fresh A.i.R.

The exhibit opens at the Leir House on Nov. 5

Some of the art that will be on display as part of the Penticton and District Arts Council’s upcoming hybrid exhibition. (Contributed)
Astarte, Manwoman’s widow shows Headbones Gallery’s Richard Fogarty the screen prints from Manwoman’s flat files in Cranbrook. (Contributed)
Astarte, Manwoman’s widow shows Headbones Gallery’s Richard Fogarty the screen prints from Manwoman’s flat files in Cranbrook. (Contributed)