Nicole Ensing presents “The Art of Objects” - a look at how material cultural studies can be used to research and understand art.
Saturday, June 27th at 3pm
We surround ourselves with objects and works of art are just one type of the many material objects we encounter. Material culture is all around us, representing our culture, values, beliefs or experiences. Often each object carries its own biography. This talk will discuss the application of material culture and how a close examination of objects depicted in paintings can reveal meaning and historical context.
This event is free and open to the public.
Nicole was born and raised in the Okanagan and is a recent graduate from UBC Okanagan’s BFA and BA programs. Over the years she has been involved working and volunteering in the arts community through organizations such as the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan, Lake Country Art Gallery, the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, and the Kelowna Art Gallery. Currently she is pursuing a Masters in Art History at Queen’s University and is spending the summer working in the archives at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, in Banff, Alberta.
The Bazaar is back for 2015! You are invited to join us one Saturday a month to meet local artists and artisans, collectors of vintage and purveyors of hand crafted curiosities. Come peruse vintage wares and handcrafted delights; enjoy family activities, live music and more.
Family Art Drop-In runs from 12:30 to 2:30pm inside the Art House. At the Arts Bazaar you can make art, enjoy art, and take art home!
Vendor spaces are still available! Click here for more information or contact the gallery directly.
A treasure trove of handcrafted and vintage delight awaits perusers one Saturday each month until October at the Lake Country Art Bazaar. This event, hosted by the Lake Country Art Gallery, at the Art House, which is located right next door to the gallery, will feature a selection of creative wares to create an stunning arts bazaar.
The Lake Country Art Bazaar runs from 9:00am until 1:00pm on Saturday July 19th, followed by 3 other Saturday dates: August 9th, September 6th, concluding on October 11th. These events take place at the ArtHouse, located right next door to the Gallery, this cultural hub also shelters the Gallery Gift Shop and the Artshelf Used Book Shop which complements the Arts Bazaar beautifully.
MORE INFORMTION: If you are interested in participating in the Arts Bazaar or would like more information on how the Bazaar came to be CLICK HERE to visit the Bazaar's page.
Or you can read on to find all necessary forms in this post as well:
Click HERE to view Vendor information & terms and HERE to view the Vendor application form. For a detailed map of vendor blocks and prices click HERE. If you would like more information on what sort of items the Arts Bazaar will be accepting take a look at our poster "Can I sell this at the Lake Country Arts Bazaar?" by clicking HERE.
If you are a musician and wish to busk for free at this event, click HERE for information & terms and HERE for a busker application form.
Hope to see you all there!
On Wednesday, July 16th at 7pm, the Lake Country Art Gallery will host talk / show and tell with Rucker Archive Owner Mark Rucker. This collection of wild and wonderful images from the 19th and 20th century features items like old postcards, lithographs, daguerreotypes, baseball cards and advertising posters that have caught Rucker’s eye and interest. Every item tells a story. The number of items in the Rucker Archive is now closing in on 500,000 items and Rucker will be showing and telling ALL about a selection of pieces he will be bringing into the gallery– where did he get the pieces from, what caught his eye, the history of the pieces and so on and so forth.
Curious? Please join us on July 16th at 7pm for this free show and tell here at the Lake Country Art Gallery.
WWKIP (World Wide Knitting in Public) Day is coming to Lake Country! Join us for an afternoon social knitting.
Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014 Time: 12pm to 4pm
We have space indoors & outdoors – depending on weather we will aim for outdoor with pop-up tents. Coffee shop next door where refreshments can be purchased
What to bring:
We have chairs and tables but feel free to bring picnic blankets etc …
if it rains we can move indoors to the Art House or Gallery dependent upon which is available that day (at least one area will be available)
Is this KIP going to be exclusive to knitting?
For more information visit the WWKIP day website by clicking here.
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 3 - 7 pm
All are welcome to come and enjoy Willsie's art with some refreshments and hors d'ouvres in her cozy studio. It's a great opportunity to check out this working artist's work space!
Ann Willsie, Resident Artist
10344 Bottom Woodlake Road
Lake Country, B.C.
(next to Lake Country Art Gallery)
The Lake Country Art Gallery would like to take the oppourtunity to express our deepest thanks and appreciation for our entire team of fantastic volunteers. Without these incredible people graciously offering their time and energy all of our achievements over the past year would not have been possible. Their contributions and assistance continue to be completely invaluable to the success of this gallery, and we are so grateful. Please join us on Saturday April 26th from 3pm-5pm so we can properly thank our volunteers! Food and drink will be provided.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:
Members in good standing are invited to exercise their voting rights on motions, stand for election, nominate and vote for Board Members and bring forward any questions you may have. The AGM is an important milestone in the sustainability of Lake Country's Arts Venues - Gallery and Art House
We welcome Members and Volunteers to come and celebrate all that we have achieved together and all that we hope to bring you in the coming year.
We will start with a celebration of our wonderful volunteers at 3pm before proceeding to the official part of the afternoon.