Table of Contexts
¶ Editorial: A Time to Celebrate Robert MacDonald introduces the issue.
¶ THE ART OF Cultural Leadership In a timely manifesto, Marianne Lepa discusses how cultural leadership creates a meaningful conversation on the value of the arts experience.
¶ THE ART OF the Yard Don Gayton discusses garden ornamentation from concrete frogs to wind-driven whirligigs and shows it to be both beautiful and important.
¶ THE ART OF Selling Art The fact that Canadian art, even abstract Canadian art, is worth millions is encouraging. Karin Wilson asks several prominent local art dealers why.
¶ THE ART OF Photo Restoration A photograph is a reminder of people or events long gone. Yuri Akuney explains how to restore damaged or faded images.
¶ THE ART OF the Word Jarrod Thalheimer takes us out into the streets, and into our own homes, to discover the everyday art that surrounds, entertains and informs us.
¶ THE ART OF Teaching Art Dawn Emerson believes that everyone can create art, and her teaching approach and experience proves her point.
¶ THE ART OF Healing As much at the end of life as at any other time, art-making provides a measure of healing, as veteran caregiver Harry van Bommel demonstrates.
¶ The View from Naramata Melody Hessing, a renowned teacher, scholar and writer, has lived in Naramata for many years, and she shares some insightful vignettes.
¶ 4 Poems Nancy Holmes on Okanagan plant and animal life.
¶ Portfolio: Laura Tucker Recently transplanted, photographer Laura Tucker demonstrates her vivid eye for detail, and for the wide vistas of her new home.
¶ Profile: The Art of Jade Deborah Wilson is well known for the work she creates from her favourite medium, jade. She explains her fascination, and her work.
¶ Dennis Joseph Weber: Defining Métis Culture An exploration of the culture represented in the work of the renowned artist, in preparation for the upcoming Kelowna Museum exhibition.
¶ Romancing the Stone Is Okanagan jewelry craft, artisan or high art? It depends on the maker, as Dona Sturmanis shows through the work of three of the best local artists.
¶ Portfolio: The Legacy of Skywoman The paintings of Lee Claremont reveal a deep spiritual connection to the earth and her heritage, allowing her to explore her distinctive "voice".
¶ The Roots and Branches of Song A miscellany of dispatches from the Okanagan music scene, from the pops orchestra to a popular girl band on the fringe.
¶ Epilog: This Writing Life Alan Bradley explains why it's wonderful to be a writer in the Okanagan.
¶ Open Studios: The Welcoming Door of Art
¶ Arts Agenda
¶ Arts Directory