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

 

Artist Adam Meikle works Oct. 12 on a mural of larch trees to adorn the foyer of Larch Place in Salmon Arm, the first of three buildings constructed at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Third Street SW, an affordable housing project of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Shuswap Revelstoke Branch, and BC Housing. Meikle said he has several more hours of work to do on the project, with a lot more foliage on the way. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Adding warmth and light to the foyer of Salmon Arm’s Larch Place

Artist Adam Meikle is creating a mural featuring the honoured tree of an affordable housing building

 

Diana Blake, pictured, leads the Eagle Valley Arts Council’s new Evening Art Group. Its first meeting on Sept. 28, 2021, saw attendees create the drawings shown here. (Contributed)

Evening Art Group among new offerings at Red Barn Arts Centre in Sicamous

Group meets every second Tuesday and is open to anyone, no experience required

 

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

A portion of Kelowna Art Gallery’s new exhibit Grizzly Bears: Teachers of the Land. (Kelowna Art Gallery)
Photo by Athena Bonneau
Photo by Athena Bonneau
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)
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
Kevin Stone posing with one of his 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

Kevin Stone posing with one of his 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)
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)
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)

‘Far from traditional’: Salmon Arm Art Gallery to host printmaking exhibition

‘Pull: Printmaking in the Time of Covid’ opens Aug. 28 and runs until Oct. 9

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
Artist and UBC art instructor Samuel Roy-Bois with some of his artwork in Kelowna, British Columbia. Photography by Lia Crowe

Artist Samuel Roy-Bois on story and the built environment

Exploring architecture and space with sculpture, installation and sound

  • Jul 28, 2021
Artist and UBC art instructor Samuel Roy-Bois with some of his artwork in Kelowna, British Columbia. Photography by Lia Crowe
The Cedar Heights Golf Course in Blind Bay will be the backdrop for the Art on the Green art show and sale on Aug. 28. (Contributed)

Art show planned for Shuswap’s Cedar Heights Golf Course

Art on the Green event will feature works of 14 local artists

  • Jul 27, 2021
The Cedar Heights Golf Course in Blind Bay will be the backdrop for the Art on the Green art show and sale on Aug. 28. (Contributed)
A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

‘Make Abbotsford great again’ – artist includes phrase on mural without approval

Abbotsford Downtown Business Association allows unapproved mural to take shape downtown

A mural containing the phrase ‘make Abbotsford great again’ was created without the approval of the Downtown Abbotsford Business Association. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)