The Vernon Public Art Gallery hosts an international printmaking exhibition along with live virtual artist talks with artists across the globe. For the 5th time the OPT will bring to the Okanagan the best in printmaking worldwide. This award-winning project was launched in 2009 as a national open juried print exhibition and this year represents 28 selected artists from 15 countries. The exhibit will be on display from March 18th through May 19th, 2021. Click event for more details.
Visit GALLERY VERTIGO during the month of April and prepare to enter a garden of whimsy as you check out the colourful artwork of Nancy Vince.
In the Judith Jurica Gallery, Nancy has a display of over 70 small originals created over the last two years. In addition, are works done during the first 3 months of isolation in 2020. Nancy loves letting her imagination flow into each illustration and gets so lost in her studio that hours slip by in what seems like minutes.
Gallery Hours are Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 4:00pm.
Gallery Vertigo presents it's first member's show of 2021! The exhibit "Crooked" is showing the varied talents of our members and their interpretations of the theme. An open house is planned for April 10 from noon to 4:00 p.m, with strict Covid safety protocols in place. Here is a clue about the exhibit:
There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile.
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in a little crooked house.
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The Okanagan Artists of Canada society is pleased to announce their newest show at the Village Green Mall in Vernon. After the success of the last two displays, the mall management team has graciously invited and welcomed the group back for its spring show. The diversity of 38 local talents will be showcased for three weeks with contact information available for all artists for the convenience of customers wishing to purchase quality local artworks
The Okanagan Artists of Canada Society (OACS) is a non-profit society art club whose membership is made up of talented and creative artists from the city of Vernon and surrounding areas. Celebrating its 76th year, OACS is one of the oldest art associations in BC and many of its' alumni have become well known Canadian artists. To learn more about the OACS visit www.okanaganartistsofcanada.ca
The Spring Show runs from April 10th to May 1st during mall hours.
“Maestros’ Musings” - Listen in on Thursday, April 22 at 12:30 pm as OSO music director Rosemary Thomson chats with Dina Gilbert, music director of both the Kamloops Symphony and the Orchestre symphonique de l'Estuaire in Québec. The conversation between these two dynamic, accomplished women conductors is sure to be fascinating. This is the third in our four-part series and response has been phenomenal. The episode is free but pre-registration is required. Visit https://okanagansymphony.com/maestros-musings/ to register for this episode or the final one in May, or to listen to the recordings of the first two.
The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly presents Andrew Allen, the first SPOTLIGHT OnSTAGE LIVESTREAM Friday, April 23rd at 7:30.
Andrew Allen’s DIY ability and optimistic attitude have served him well. He's scored five Top 10 hits in Canada, 2009′s “I Wanna Be Your Christmas”, 2010’s “Loving You Tonight” which was lodged in the upper reaches of the charts for more than 22 weeks. 2011's "I Want You”, 2015’s “What You Wanted” and 2016’s “Favourite Christmas Song”! Andrews new single “Don’t Feel Much” will be released April 16th. Radio play and songwriting aside, Andrew is a true live performer with an exceptional voice, incredible songs, some serious live looping chops and limitless energy... not to mention a spatter of comic wit and story-telling ability that helps create a dynamic and interactive live show. He's definitely an artist that embodies the term 'live'.
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The Vernon Public Art Gallery invites you to an Artist Talk with Guy Langevin!
Guy Langevin graduated from the Universite du Quebec a Trois-Riveres in 1977. He has exhibited his artwork in more than 60 solo exhibitions within Canada and internationally. He has participated in more than 400 group exhibitions throughout the world, including approximately 250 international biennials or juried exhibitions. His work presented in the Okanagan Print Triennial is part of his most recent body of work titled Paysage Ultime (Ultimate Landscape) which explores the idea that the human body could create a perfect landscape. To hear more about Guy's art practice and processes, tune in on April 27th at 7 PM PST!
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The Okanagan Artists of Canada Society will be hanging their artwork down the opening aisle of the Village Green Shopping Centre starting October 1. The colourful and varied paintings from more than 40 local talents will greet shoppers until mid-November. The theme of this show is Three Cheers for 75 Years to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the group. This will in fact be two shows in one as many of the paintings will be changed up on October 22. For those wishing to purchase art, contact information is available for each artist.To learn more about the OACS visit www.okanaganartistsofcanada.ca
The Vernon Public Art Gallery invites you to an Artist Talk with Mark Bovey!
Mark Bovey is an artist and Associate Professor in the Printmaking Area at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax Nova Scotia. His practice ranges from traditional printmaking to print installation works incorporating inkjet and digital video projections. His work on display in the Okanagan Print Triennial is from the series Movements Within and Between, which explores our human imperative to understand the natural world by extending perception through scientific invention made possible by telescopes, electron microscopes and the human imagination.
To hear more about Mark's art practice and processes, join us on May 4th at 7 PM PST!
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The Vernon Community Arts Centre is celebrating the humble mug with a special show and sale.
Potters, Painters, Metal Artists, Wood Turners, and Fibre Artists from the Arts Council of the North Okanagan, have all been invited to bring in functional pieces, as well as the fantastical! We hope to fill the Arts Centre with as many mugs as possible, along with some really cool mug themed artwork! Contests and related announcements will be made through VCAC's social media, so be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram so you don't miss out!
Vernon Community Arts Centre Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm and Fri-Sat 9am-5pm