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Okanagan Arts

Culture and Community

Fall 2007


An Ongoing Series of Lectures and Presentations that Celebrate the Creative Okanagan

Okanagan Institute
4:30pm Thursdays
at the Bohemian Cafe

Click here for schedule
and information.


Arts Council of the Central Okanagan
Arts Council of the
Central Okanagan

8-1304 Ellis Street
Kelowna BC Canada V1Y 1Z8
Email: Click Here.
Elke Lange, Executive Director
Wendy McCracken, Coordinator

Produced in association with
Okanagan Bookworks


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Table of Contexts


Editorial: DISCOVERY: The Simple and the Complex

THE ART OF the Garden Derek Evans discovers that the lessons learned in the global context have relevence in our own backyards and our own simple tasks.

THE ART OF Aesthetics Defining a sense of personal style is important in determining our approach to both appreciating and creating art, suspects Dona Sturmanis.

THE ART OF Cool In bringing fine arts to special needs adults in the community, Cool Arts has added something important and worthy. Sara Lige explains.

THE ART OF Magic Potions Creativity doesn't pay attention to age. Karin Wilson finds an 11-year-old who has created a unique way to share her passion for life.

THE ART OF Random Acts of Poetry Poet Nancy Holmes spends a week of her busy life sharing her passion for poems in all the most unlikely places.

THE ART OF Winemaking The spirit of Dionysos, Greek god of wine, might be an emerging presence in our valley, and Karen Close investigates a likely place to find him.

THE ART OF Provenance In buying a painting with a troubled history, Robert Setters enters the murky waters of high art, and wonders what he's gotten himself into.

THE ART OF Charity Artists are generous contributors to many causes. Julia Trops speculates and proposes how best to make those contributions to mutual benefit.

THE ART OF the Overpass Summerland's public art scene received a boost with the completion of a colourful mural, and Don Gayton documents how it happened.

THE ART OF the Curator Liz Wylie is the new curator at the Kelowna Art Gallery, and takes some time out from her busy schedule to provide some context to her new and exciting role.


Bryan Ryley: Upsetting the Clan In exploring the mastery of subject and technique shown in the recent work of Bryan Ryley, Patricia Ainslie finds an artist at the top of his game.

Portfolio: In Praise of Works Under Glass Lynden Beesley makes an impassioned pitch for prints, and demonstrates her case with some samples of her own work.

Two Poems by Jake Kennedy Explorations into the complicated nature of text and relationships.

The Art of Dionysos Karen Close explores how the god of wine has influenced her work, and proposes a unique program for the arts.

Profile: First the Volta, then the Dance A quirky part of our local arts landscape is gone. Deborah Pearce documents its passing, and the growth of a new dance and social craze.

Portfolio: A View from a Cliffe Graphic artist and filmmaker Jim Cliffe shares some of his achievements and shows why he deserves the acclaim his work has garnered.

Profile: Art Gallery of the South Okanagan Paul Crawford is bringing new vigor to the primiere exhibition space, and Patricia Ainslie discusses his plans for the future of the collection.

Verse & Context Heidi Garnett shares five of her horiticultural poems with us, and provides some explanation of what inspired and informed each of them.

Epilog: Storytelling, The Rope that Binds Us Stories are an important part of our lives, and Cathyrn Wellner explains why we treasure them.


Open Studios: The Welcoming Door of Art

Arts Agenda

Arts Directory

Wild Blue Yonder at Thursday Express