Vernon Museum and Archives presents "How Turtle Set the Animals"
MAV’s large foyer display case features original costumes and set-pieces from Sen’Klip Native Theatre Company’s production of How Turtle Set the Animals Free. The costumes were designed by syilx artist and knowledge keeper, Barbara Marchand, and made by members of Sen’Klip Theatre using traditional syilx methods.
Sen’klip Native Theatre Company led the way in Indigenous theatre in Western Canada from 1988 to 2001. MAV is entering into a partnership with the company to display some of the costumes, masks, set pieces and backdrops used in their touring theatre productions.
Costumes, masks, and set-pieces representing traditional syilx captikʷł will be on rotating display through 2022 and 2023.
Not The Indian Princess You Expected exhibits parts of interdisciplinary artist, Mariel Belanger’s private collection of original artwork and display items.
Belanger is a syilx interdisciplinary performance artist who has devised a life “of the land” with self-directed digital performance art as a way to revise history. A 2022 SSHRC doctoral scholarship recipient, Belanger’s lived experience impacts her studies as a student at Queen’s University. Following in her syilx grandmother’s footprints, Belanger weaves community-driven, land-based artistic knowledge and practice into projects and stories of caring for the land and maintaining matrilineal relationships.
The Gallery exhibit will shift and change with the seasons throughout 2022 and 2023.
You are invited to the 17th Annual Artsolutely sale and fundraiser, at the Vernon Community Art Centre!
It is an annual artisans show known for being a shopping extravaganza with quality hand-made gifts that can’t be found anywhere else! With works from over 35 local artisans, it’s a one-stop-shop offering something for everyone: pottery, paintings, glass art, jewelry, metal and wood work, fabric arts, natural products, and so much more! Artsolutely invites visitors into a warm and relaxed atmosphere where they can leisurely take in the beauty of local art and shop for those they love. New products arrive daily so you’ll want to check back often.
Anastasia Anikeychik's training in minimalist architecture at Moscow College of Architecture and Building Arts has informed her artistic practice, which has taken on new meaning since the birth of her son. Since moving to Vernon, she has dedicated time to painting watercolor portraits of people close to her.
Inspired by watercolour's unique spontaneity and endless possibility she aims to capture "not only physical appearance but to study the essential truths about a person within."
While her commissioned work is mainly realistic, she also enjoys experimenting with abstraction in her art practice – "To challenge myself, I try different pigments, techniques, and surfaces, such as Aquaboard, watercolor grounds, Yupo paper, etc. These investigations into abstraction inspire my capacity to follow the material flow and formal possibilities.“
Michael Kaeshammer’s loyal legions of fans around the globe have come to expect the unexpected from the BC-based pianist, singer/songwriter and producer. His fiery style blends jazz, boogie-woogie and blues together with passion and consummate showmanship for an unforgettable experience.
Friday, December 2, 2022 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $45 Adult | $42 Senior | $40 Student | Available at www.ticketseller.ca