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Shawn Mendes performs “Summer of Love” at the MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York. Mendes is one of several musicians to cancel Canadian concert dates in recent weeks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Charles Sykes-Invision-AP

From Mendes to New Kids, concert cancellations prove a costly gamble for fans

Fans sometimes stuck with hefty travel, hotel expenses

 

Christina Amelio snaps a selfie after helping Scottish-Canadian country singer Johnny Reid at a store in Kelowna’s Glenmore on July 27 (contributed)

Reids in the valley: country singer spotted in Kelowna

Country singer Johnny Reid has an upcoming show in Kelowna September 7

  • Jul 28, 2022

 

Matt Tyefisher (@longcatmatt) was one of the local artists at the 2022 Okanagan Tattoo Show (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Inking life back into summer with return of Okanagan Tattoo Show

The three day event hosted an estimated 180 tattoo artists at the Kelowna Curling Club

  • Jul 24, 2022

 

Oil portraitist Zann Hemphill with her painting of a dog named Dexter. (Zann Hemphill/Paws by Zann photo).

VIDEO: Vancouver Island painter makes classic oil paintings to celebrate pets

Artist Zann Hemphill offers tips to take the best possible photo of your animal friend

Oil portraitist Zann Hemphill with her painting of a dog named Dexter. (Zann Hemphill/Paws by Zann photo).
Painter Christopher Pratt is shown in a family handout photo. Pratt, long considered one of Canada’s greatest painters, has died at 86. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Pratt Family **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Christopher Pratt, prominent Canadian painter and printmaker, dies at 86

Pratt is the designer of Newfoundland and Labrador’s provincial flag

Painter Christopher Pratt is shown in a family handout photo. Pratt, long considered one of Canada’s greatest painters, has died at 86. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Pratt Family **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Mila’s cat. The young artists even get credit, with a ‘signature’ in the book, next to the finished produt.

B.C. children’s book author takes submitted drawings from kids and turns them into characters

Kwaku Amoateng is quite the creative father. In 2021, the Comox military…

Mila’s cat. The young artists even get credit, with a ‘signature’ in the book, next to the finished produt.
Canadian rock legend Ronnie Hawkins poses in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Ronnie Hawkins, cross-border rockabilly legend and endearing showman, dies at 87

“He went peacefully and he looked as handsome as ever,” Hawkins’ wife said

Canadian rock legend Ronnie Hawkins poses in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Janel Rae’s second album, Dinner with Stranger, will be available everywhere on Feb. 11 (Contributed)

Okanagan singer-songwriter Janel Rae set to release second album

Dinner With Stranger will be available everywhere Feb. 11

Janel Rae’s second album, Dinner with Stranger, will be available everywhere on Feb. 11 (Contributed)
The North Okanagan Hospice Society is raising funds with an online silent auction of this Passage Through painting and book, Leah’s Gift. (Destanne Norris)

Auction highlights need for grief services in North Okanagan

Hospice Society marks National Grief and Bereavement Day Nov. 16

The North Okanagan Hospice Society is raising funds with an online silent auction of this Passage Through painting and book, Leah’s Gift. (Destanne Norris)
Lake Country-based artist Angela Hansen calls her creation Brink. It is featured in Kelowna's Glass Gallery space until Jan. 26, 2022. (Kelowna Art Gallery photo)

Artist takes viewers under the sea at Okanagan gallery

Viewers can go beneath the waves for an encounter with underwater sea…

Lake Country-based artist Angela Hansen calls her creation Brink. It is featured in Kelowna's Glass Gallery space until Jan. 26, 2022. (Kelowna Art Gallery photo)
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)
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
Author Lauri Wiberg and artists Nancy Vince have collaborated on not one, but two children's books under the title A Whimsical Journey. (Contributed)

Whimsical journey creates lasting North Okanagan friendship

Lasting friendship born out of children’s book collaboration

Author Lauri Wiberg and artists Nancy Vince have collaborated on not one, but two children's books under the title A Whimsical Journey. (Contributed)
The Okanagan Print Triennial featured artists, and viewers, from around the world in live talks, which are now availble online. (Vernon Public Art Gallery photo collage)

Okanagan Print Triennial draws international attention with artist talks

International artists connect with viewers from around the globe

The Okanagan Print Triennial featured artists, and viewers, from around the world in live talks, which are now availble online. (Vernon Public Art Gallery photo collage)
The Vernon Community Arts Centre is seeking member artist submissions for a summer exhibit called Enchanted: A World of Fantasy. Submissions are open until June 30, 2021. (VCAC photo)

Vernon artists’ fantasy worlds wanted for summer exhibit

Vernon Community Arts Centre is seeking submissions for Enchanted: A World of Fantasy

The Vernon Community Arts Centre is seeking member artist submissions for a summer exhibit called Enchanted: A World of Fantasy. Submissions are open until June 30, 2021. (VCAC photo)
Artist Elizabeth Cross. Lia Crowe photography

In Studio with Artist Elizabeth Cross

The colour of passion

  • May 11, 2021
Artist Elizabeth Cross. Lia Crowe photography
Medical masks and social distancing are new additions to this year’s farmer’s market in Vernon amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon lobbies to bring artisans back to farmers’ markets

Local market losing money, members and customers due to provincial health regulations

Medical masks and social distancing are new additions to this year’s farmer’s market in Vernon amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A carving by Métis artist John Sayer looks out at Little Mountain Park in Salmon Arm. Some of the faces are Indigenous and some are of European descent in keeping with his heritage. Sayer carves with students at Salmon Arm’s Storefront School and students helped attach them with ceramic nails so as not to harm the trees. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Carvings bring new perspective, watchful eyes to Shuswap park

Look up, look way up, if you wish to see new faces along the trails of popular Salmon Arm park

A carving by Métis artist John Sayer looks out at Little Mountain Park in Salmon Arm. Some of the faces are Indigenous and some are of European descent in keeping with his heritage. Sayer carves with students at Salmon Arm’s Storefront School and students helped attach them with ceramic nails so as not to harm the trees. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
A carving done by Métis artist John Sayer looks out at Little Mountain Park. Some of the faces are Indigenous and some are of European descent in keeping with his heritage. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Carvings bring new perspective to Salmon Arm’s Little Mountain Park

Look up, look way up, if you wish to see some new faces along the trails of popular park

A carving done by Métis artist John Sayer looks out at Little Mountain Park. Some of the faces are Indigenous and some are of European descent in keeping with his heritage. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Brianna Sue, 14, captivated honest emotions with her work titled Hope Among Sadness, special because her mom is a front line worker, during the pandemic. This and 11 other pieces created from various artists during quarantine, will be on display in Lumby at the Village Gallery from Aug. 3-29. (Brieanna Sue art)

North Okanagan art shows heart beyond the mask

Collection of pandemic quarantine art on display from locals to as far as Newfoundland

Brianna Sue, 14, captivated honest emotions with her work titled Hope Among Sadness, special because her mom is a front line worker, during the pandemic. This and 11 other pieces created from various artists during quarantine, will be on display in Lumby at the Village Gallery from Aug. 3-29. (Brieanna Sue art)