‘Keep it Real: LC Youth Festival’
May 13th, 14th and 15th in Lake Country
Open Call to Lake Country Youth
‘Keep it Real: Sidewalk Paint Project’
The Lake Country Art Gallery is looking for youth ages 13 to 18 years of age interested in participating in the ‘Keep it Real: Sidewalk Paint Project’, part of the ‘Keep it Real: LC Youth Festival’.
We are painting the sidewalk in front of George Elliott Secondary School on Bottom Wood Lake Road in Lake Country!
This is an opportunity for youth to work with a professional artist to create an artwork in a public space. Seven emerging and professional artists will provide the mentorship and guidance to our youth: Jody DeSchutter, Lucas Glenn, Mathew Glenn, Kelsie Balehowsky, Arden Boehm, Kaitlin Dutot, and Rachel Mercer. By working together on the ‘Keep it Real: Sidewalk Paint Project’, youth and professional artists can create a cohesive message that is not only a work of art but a reflection of who we are and how we are doing as a community.
Come join us for some painting, tunes, and food!
If you would like to leave your mark on the sidewalk in front of GESS please leave your name and contact information with the Lake Country Art Gallery or email Wanda Lock (curator) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incognito: using postcards to get teens talking Event Date:Opening night, Friday, May 13th 6-9pm
Location: Pop-Up Gallery located in the Art House (next to the Lake Country Art Gallery)
Contact: Megan Ross, email@example.com
Incognito: using postcards to get teens talking is an exhibition about teens in Lake Country talking about issues that they are experiencing here in the community, whether it’s mental, physical, spiritual, or emotional. We are asking teens, ages 13-18, to anonymously create a postcard that reflects any emotion or thought, funny or serious or anything in between about their personal experiences in Lake Country. This is an opportunity for youth to be heard with- out judgement or criticism and shed some light on how young people are feeling and hopeful- ly start some conversations.
Postcards can be approximately 4x6’’ in size and can be in any medium (drawing, painting, collage, etc.). Drop off boxes will be located at the Lake Country Art Gallery, Boys & Girls Club Teen Lounge, LC Health Planning Society Office and the Lake Country Alliance Church.
Following a great curator's talk and AGM this past weekend, the Lake Country Art Gallery is excited to invite you to Wednesday night's art history lecture! On March 16th at 6pm, curator Peter Green will draw on our current exhibition Triumph and present depictions of the triumphant throughout art history. If you remember his lecture series from his time as LCAG's 2013 summer student you know we're in for a treat! The lecture will offer in depth analyses on highlight triumphant artworks from Ancient Greece, all the way to the present. This event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!
Listen to live music while enjoying a longer look at the current exhibition 'WildMen'
Wednesday, November 11
Doors at 7:00, show at 7:30
Tickets available at the gallery and online HERE
Rising from the ashes of indecision, the Cook Street Bailers came together in September 2015 out of a need to play music, whatever the barriers. Comprised of members of West My Friend and The Mark Atkinson Trio, this brand-new duo is inspired by a wide variety of genres and artists. Performing music drawing from old traditions and new, Nick Mintenko and Jeff Poynter re-imagine classic tunes by the likes of The Beatles and Van Morrison as well as newer music by artists such as Alabama Shakes and Ed Sheeran, and create their own new musical works inspired by these artists and more.
Join us for the second of our Gallery days out on the
*** ArtBus Tour to South Okanagan galleries ***
Sit back and enjoy the view as we take you to five galleries, introduce you to the Curators and Gallery Managers as they take you on guided tours of their current exhibitions
All this plus lunch included for just $40
Buy your ticket online HERE
Or at the gallery during normal open hours
Make sure you book by October 18th to be sure of a seat
Schedule for the day >
8.30 am Lake Country ticket holders meet at Lake Country Art Gallery
Shuttle to Kelowna Gallery parking
9 am Kelowna residents join group at Kelowna Art Gallery
9.15-10.45 am Tour of Kelowna Gallery Exhibitions
Elizabeth D’Agostino: Makeshift
The Artist’s Garden Project: Pieces of What
Raft: An Installation by Jane Everett
Landon Mackenzie: Parallel Journey: Works on Paper (1975-2015)
Fresh Coffee available from Geo Bean across the road
10.50 am assemble for bus trip to Peachland Art Gallery
11.30 – 12.15 am Peachland Gallery tour of current exhibition
‘Embracing the Stitch’
Includes 2 major fabric art projects by the Fabricators from the South Okanagan.
12.15 -1 pm Lunch – Picnic Lunch provided (by Bliss Bakery TBC)
1 pm Bus to Summerland Art Gallery
1.30 – 2.15 pm View Exhibition
Group of Six or Seven (Group Show)
A small group of artists began to meet weekly at the studio of Michael Hermesh to do life drawing together. These works are 20 minute life-drawing sketches that have later been re-worked by each of the artists
2.30 pm Bus to Penticton Art Gallery
3 pm Tour of Penticton Art Gallery exhibitions with the Curator Paul Crawford
John Schoonderwoert: Ethereal Okanagan
Mental Health Exhibition: What Words Can Not Say
Alexandra Goodall: MicrocosmoSoma
4 pm Bus back to Kelowna and Alternator Center for Contemporary Art
5 pm tour of exhibition with Cortnee Chulo
The Chilcotin War
5.30 pm Finish for Kelowna residents,
6 pm Lake Country residents back home via shuttle-cars back to LC Art Gallery
Want to know how you can feed your body, mind and spirit, while meeting new friends and potential business connections?
You’ll get all this and more at the next Women 4 SustainAbility event entitled Shining the LIGHT on SustainAbility. The Fresh Outlook Foundation is partnering with the Lake Country Art Gallery and Lake Country ArtWalk to host the event at Lake Country Coffee House Tuesday, September 22nd from 5:30-8:30pm.
Building on the 2015 ArtWalk theme and gallery presentation of 'Light,' you will connect with other women to explore how the various art pieces trigger ideas about all aspects of sustainability. For example, how can a painting that showcases abstract 'light' bulbs prompt you to think about energy efficiency? Or, how does a stunning sunrise photo reflect your experience with en'light'enment?
There are only 60 tickets available, so get yours here today! Tickets include a three-course meal, coffee and tea. Wine is available for purchase by the glass.
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!