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, in background, student William Dicer hones his carving skills. The masks pictured will be placed on trees in Little Mountain Park as part of a student project. (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, in background, student William Dicer hones his carving skills. The masks pictured will be placed on trees in Little Mountain Park as part of a student project. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
An art show and sale is planned for Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Blind Bay Memorial Hall in support of artist Danielle Kantola, who has been unable to work due to a brain injury sustained in the spring. (Contributed)

South Shuswap fundraiser to support artist’s recovery from brain injury

Danielle Kantola art show and sale scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 18

An art show and sale is planned for Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Blind Bay Memorial Hall in support of artist Danielle Kantola, who has been unable to work due to a brain injury sustained in the spring. (Contributed)
Popular South Okanagan cafe shuts its doors

Popular South Okanagan cafe shuts its doors

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

Popular South Okanagan cafe shuts its doors
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)
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
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)
Christine Schmidt, with her piece, “COVID-19 Art Calendar,” will be featured in Canadian Mental Health Association Vernon’s 17th Annual Awakening the Spirit Art Show and Sale at the Vernon Community Art Gallery. (Vernon CMHA photo)

Therapeutic art for sale at Okanagan show

17th annual Awakening the Spirit Art Show and Sale presented by Vernon Canadian Mental Health Assoc.

Christine Schmidt, with her piece, “COVID-19 Art Calendar,” will be featured in Canadian Mental Health Association Vernon’s 17th Annual Awakening the Spirit Art Show and Sale at the Vernon Community Art Gallery. (Vernon CMHA photo)
This special pet portrait has already sold for $350 in the Splash of Red online auction. (Shannon Wylie art)
This special pet portrait has already sold for $350 in the Splash of Red online auction. (Shannon Wylie art)
Water draws Okanagan artists together for exhibit

Water draws Okanagan artists together for exhibit

Gallery Vertigo open house Saturday for Spirit of Water

Water draws Okanagan artists together for exhibit
Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction

Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction

The catalogue also features seven works from Quebec automatiste painter Jean-Paul Riopelle,

Picasso portrait expected to fetch up to $1.6 million at Heffel online auction
Sheldon Pierre Louis, puti kʷala – we are still here, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 48x48 inches. (Sheldon Pierre Louis)

Portraits celebrating Syilx culture now on display at Kelowna International Airport

Sheldon Pierre Louis’ art will be on display at YLW from now until July 2021

Sheldon Pierre Louis, puti kʷala – we are still here, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 48x48 inches. (Sheldon Pierre Louis)
‘The Sunflower Project’ aims to connect rural communities together during these difficult times. (Black Press Media file)

Sunflower Highway, art initiative to connect Fraser Valley, Thompson-Nicola and Okanagan

Sunflowers made out of reclaimed materials will be installed on public art trails

‘The Sunflower Project’ aims to connect rural communities together during these difficult times. (Black Press Media file)
The painting “Mountain Solitude (Lake Oesa)” (left) was inspired by Lake Oesa, British Columbia (right).

Travel to ‘Group of Seven’ art sites using Google Street View, 100 years after first exhibit

Art group’s first formal exhibit was on May 7, 1920, in Toronto

The painting “Mountain Solitude (Lake Oesa)” (left) was inspired by Lake Oesa, British Columbia (right).
North Okanagan gets creative with pet pics, foodie fun and more

North Okanagan gets creative with pet pics, foodie fun and more

Museum’s Isolate + Create site drawing variety of posts

North Okanagan gets creative with pet pics, foodie fun and more
Andreas Rutkauskas will be leading a lecture via Zoom, including research on the ecological effects of forest fires. (Submitted Photo)

Okanagan art gallery creates online connection

Latest in UBCO lecture series with Andreas Rutkauskas

Andreas Rutkauskas will be leading a lecture via Zoom, including research on the ecological effects of forest fires. (Submitted Photo)
B.C. artist erects 15-foot statue and names it COVID

B.C. artist erects 15-foot statue and names it COVID

Decades of collecting spare parts culminated in folk art towering over a country road

B.C. artist erects 15-foot statue and names it COVID
That day I was a life model

That day I was a life model

I tell myself I feel okay about others seeing my naked body

  • Mar 30, 2020
That day I was a life model
In Studio with artist Anita McComas

In Studio with artist Anita McComas

Painting nature on the bright side

  • Mar 20, 2020
In Studio with artist Anita McComas