FOCUS – Online Series

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society presents its new FOCUS Online Series, where you can stream artists, musicians, dancers and singers for FREE! The series features over 20 artists from the Okanagan Valley and you don't want to miss it! Stream different artists every two weeks. Click for more details.

Leah’s Gift – Author Talk

The Okanagan Regional Library is hosting an online Author Talk with Destanne Norris.

In "Leah's Gift: A Story about Reframing Loss", Okanagan author Destanne Norris illuminates how her art and journaling helped her frame unanswerable questions to find new meaning and purpose after she lost her young daughter.

Join Destanne as she reads and shows artwork from her book to share insights of her journey from grieving to healing. Click on event for link to this free event.

Free

FOCUS – Online Series

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society presents its new FOCUS Online Series, where you can stream artists, musicians, dancers and singers for FREE! The series features over 20 artists from the Okanagan Valley and you don't want to miss it! Stream different artists every two weeks. Click for more details.

Endi Poskovic – OPT Artist Talk

The Vernon Public Art Gallery invites you to an Artist Talk with Endi Poskovic, a professor of Art at the University of Michigan. He obtained his BFA from the University of Sarajevo Academy of Fine Arts, he then went on to complete post-secondary studies in Norway. He holds his MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has exhibited worldwide, with far too many exhibitions to list, as well as having been the recipient of multiple notable awards and grants. His work featured in the OPT 2021 is from his “Dream Series” of work and features detailed hand-carved woodcuts. Specifically, the woodcut print on view at the VPAG was created with 16 plates in 9 colours. Click event for more details.

Free

FOCUS – Online Series

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society presents its new FOCUS Online Series, where you can stream artists, musicians, dancers and singers for FREE! The series features over 20 artists from the Okanagan Valley and you don't want to miss it! Stream different artists every two weeks. Click for more details.

Victoria Bilogan – OPT Artist Talk

The Vernon Public Art Gallery invites you to an Artist Talk with Victoria Bilogan.

Victoria is an Australian artist who combines artistic practice with teaching at the University of Melbourne. She is engaged in printmaking, drawing, painting and book illustration. Her work has themes of isolation and destruction, and she finds inspiration from the collective subconscious. Join us on April 1st to hear more about her artistic practice and inspirations. Click event for more details.

Free

Derek Besant – OPT Artist Talk

The Vernon Public Art Gallery invites you to an Artist Talk with Derek Besant.

Derek was born in Canada, and lives and works in Southern Alberta. He worked as the Exhibitions Designer for the opening of the Glenbow Museum, was a professor in Fine Arts at Alberta University of the Arts in Calgary. His early focus on Geophysics led to studies in Fine Arts.  Join us April 6th to hear more about Derek's current and upcoming artwork, processes, and inspirations.

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Free

Sevdalina Prodanova – OPT Artist Talk

The Vernon Public Art Gallery invites you to an Artist Talk with Sevdalina Prodanova 

Sevdalina Prodanova was born in Bulgaria, and graduated from the Academy of St. Kiril and Metod in Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria. From 2015 – 2017 she worked as the curator at the Art Gallery in Burgas. She works in the field of graphics, graphic design, and monumental arts. Her work has themes of personal emotions, and she speaks of a strong connection to nature and things that we have not yet left our human footprint. Join us to hear more about Sevdalina's art practice and processes.

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Free

Crooked – Open House

Gallery Vertigo 102-3105 28th Ave, Vernon

Gallery Vertigo is holding an open house for its first Members' show of 2021. The exhibit "Crooked" is showing the varied talents of our members and their interpretations of the theme. Here is a clue:

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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EXSULTATE

This month, OSO celebrates the music of Mozart, one of the few ‘standard’ composers that can work with such a small orchestra.

Our all-Mozart program includes the overture from La Finta Giardiniera, the beloved Exsultate Jubilate (“Rejoice and Be Glad”) with soprano Kelly Coubrough of Salmon Arm, and Symphony No. 29, considered by some to be the finest of his early symphonies. 

Watch it all happen live from the comfort of your own home! Click on event for all the links.

$25

Luke Johnson – OPT Artist Talk

The Vernon Public Art Gallery invites you to an Artist Talk with Luke Johnson!

Luke Johnson is an artist based out of Edmonton, Alberta. He works in print, photography, and durational engagements within collections. He received his BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his MFA from the University of Alberta, where he is currently a lecturer in lithography and drawing. His work has been shown throughout Canada and the USA, as well as international print exhibits in Armenia, Australia, Finland, Poland, and Portugal.

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Free