Inspired by our current show "Big Fish" we asked our visitors at the Existential Cafe Artist Talk to consider the narrative and provide examples of great narrative films. Below are all the films mentioned with links to the IMDB, with some including the visitor recommendations. Check out the film favorites that artists are talking about!
join us @1pm for the Existential Cafe Artist Talk, have a coffee, meet the artists and join the conversation about the narrative in art and film...'Big Fish'
The Exhibition 'Big Fish: considering the narrative' opening reception is from 2-4pm. Saturday, January 14th at the Lake Country Art Gallery
Free to enter and open to the public
Each Month, we take Art Presentations out into the community.
Hosted at the Lake Country Lodge and Manor in the comfortable dining area on the 1st Thursday of each month at 2:30pm, join residents, family and friends for a presentation by local Arts professionals and specialists.
Our first presentation of 2017 will be from Brenda Feist at 2:30 at the Manor
Simply Looking: Finding the Art in Everything.
Art with a big A is an industry and a business, made by professionals and experts, shown in galleries, sold, resold, collected, reviewed...
art with a small a is a point of view, a commitment to a process, a direction, to generosity. It's made by all kinds of people–farmers, accountants, moms, in all kinds of places–parking lots, fields, kitchens.
They are not mutually exclusive but complementary, and together comprise the narrative of being alive; one human telling another human what it is to be human.
Join Brenda Feist, of Simply Art, for an art appreciation presentation and discussion*, and find out how to get more juice out of your day through the practice of looking at, making, and sharing art.
" Because I believe art is about everything that is truly valuable--passion, love, life, humanity, and that it connects us to each other and the world though time and across the globe. I’m an artist, teacher, mother of three sons, and grandmother of four. I have an MFA and have both worked for and shown in galleries. As Education Coordinator for the Kelowna Art Gallery, I loved designing programming to complement the exhibitions, and writing and leading tours for all ages and abilities. Simply Art was born out of this love of art and ceaseless wonder at its processes, insights, and power to shift our perceptions."
Music & Dance at Creekside Theatre
Show at 7:30PM and Doors at 7PM
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27th
West My Friend on their "Quiet Hum" Album Release Tour
Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, West My Friend has an acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies that challenges the conventions of popular music to create a performance that is both engaging and innovative.
More about West My Friend HERE
Opening act: Performances by Lake Country School of Dance
Supporting Act: Kate Gibson Oswald Plays harp
Cost: $25/each OR SPECIAL DEAL - Buy x4 tickets for $80 [*$20 each]
* discount price is shown at check-out
Tickets: Call 250-766-9309 or buy online HERE
Lake Country to Kamloops and Back!
When: TUESDAY OCTOBER 4th, 2016
How much: $35 or $28 for seniors and students
Oh the Place We'll Go...
Vernon Public Art Gallery.
Julie Oakes: Blue Tornado Redux || Malcolm McCormick: Object Affection || Lucas Glenn: The Big Bad || Cool Arts: Bio Diverse Ability
Headbones Art Gallery.
Paul Mathieu and Landon Mackenzie: Rightside Up || Julie Oakes Studio & Gallery || PLUS The Drawers: Works on Paper || and Rich Fog Micro Publishing
Kamloops Art Gallery.
Monica McGarry: Not quite sure about the glitter though || Canadian Artists Margaret Dragu, Pascal Grandmaison, Sarah Anne Johnson, Zoe Krey, Luanne Martineau and Jeremy Shaw: All Membranes are Porous. Includes Curator tour by Charo Neville
A full itinerary will be emailed to ticket holders before the event.
UPDATE - limited seats remain, please confirm availability by email
NO TICKET SALES AFTER 6pm MONDAY OCT 3rd
WHEN: Sunday October 2nd
WHERE: The gardens in front of the Art House
TICKETS: FREE for BC Culture day!
We're having a Language Cafe once again! It's another chance to enjoy the day getting to know community members and/or practice any language you know or are learning.
Come to chat about the weather in Spanish or marvel at the food in Sign Language.
Flags are available when you arrive to place on your table. Once placed, the flag designates your table as speaking the language represented by the flag and acts as an invitation for others to join you in conversation.
running alongside the Language Cafe we will have a number of 'Living Books'*. Here you will be able to have one-to-one conversation with a living, breathing 'book' , a community member with a story to tell whom you can ask questions of or just simply listen to. There will be up to six ‘human books’ made available for visitors to visit with for up to 10 minutes each.
*Our interpretation is based on 'Living Libraries' which have been used since 2001 to create dialogue, promote understanding, and reduce prejudice.
When: SATURDAY, AUGUST 20th
Time: 8PM - MIDNIGHT
$: FREE EVENT
Guests are invited to bring picnic blankets, refreshments and other midnight snacks and enjoy an evening of moonlight and opera at the Lake Country Art Gallery!
Melany Nugent’s 'Moon' provides the inspiration and ambiance for an evening picnic that will include a performance by opera singer Eeva-Maria Kopp, accompanied by pianist Graham Vink. Opera performance will take place at 9:00 P.M.
For more information about the artists and hosts visit:
Melany Nugent: http://melanynugent.com/
Graham Vink: http://www.kelownabcrmta.com/graham-vink-2/
Lake Country Art Gallery: http://www.lakecountryartgallery.ca/
Opera Kelowna: http://www.operakelowna.com/
This free event is hosted by the Lake Country Art Gallery and Kelowna Opera.
Lake Country to Penticton and Back!
When: TUESDAY AUGUST 9th, 2016
How much: $30 or $25 for seniors and students
(or book Tuesday October 4th Kamloops ArtBus Tour as well to receive $5 off)
A Look at the Day...
On our 3rd ArtBus gallery tour we will take a journey through many exhibitions. We’ll see the art, meet the artists and be guided by curators. You might notice that there are many different kinds of galleries and that each works a little differently from another, and maybe you’ve wondered why? We invite you to keep this thought in your mind as we take you through public galleries, commercial galleries and an artist’s collective.
As you visit each gallery, how do you feel entering the building? Does it change from one gallery to another? How is the art hung or presented to you? Who decides what art is shown and how? How is the space used? What do the exhibitions communicate to you and how (in addition to the work itself, are there signs, labels, printed materials?) What is the relationship between the gallery and the artists? What is the relationship between the gallery and the viewer?
Want to check out more about the galleries we’ll be visiting? Websites are linked here>
We have scheduled visits at the first three Galleries, with a break for Lunch by PAG and the beach, within easy reach of many great places to eat.
The afternoon will be a self-guided tour along Front & Main streets to catch the three remaining galleries where owners, staff and artists will be happy to welcome you and show you around.
You’ll also be able to take your favourite coffee stops, bookstore or art suppliers on the way
www.saintgermaincafe.com; Dragon’s Den; www.bookspenticton.com
Here’s the day’s itinerary >
Meet at 9.00am in Lake Country for 9.15am departure (Bring your coffee!)
10am – 10. 40am Kelowna Art Gallery tour plus Kelowna pick-up
10.50am bus leaves Kelowna
11.45am Gallery97, Peachland
12.35pm Bus leaves Peachland
12:45-1:45pm LUNCH in Penticton
1.45pm – 2.45pm Penticton Art Gallery tour
Followed by >
2.5 hours Self-guided tour around remaining three galleries plus coffee stops
The Lloyd Gallery + 557 Artist Block + Tumbleweed Gallery
Meet Bus at collection point near Tumbleweed Gallery leaves Penticton at 5.15pm for return journey
Drop-off in Kelowna 6.30
Lake Country 7pm
The power of the Dutch Republic in its 17th century golden age was global in its reach. As European conceptions of the end of the Earth grew increasingly expansive, Dutch merchants travelled further and further to set up colonies and ports for trade: Indonesia for spices and rare hardwoods, China for tea, silk and porcelain, Brazil for sugar, America for pelts and tobacco, and South Africa for gold and diamonds. Dutch ports in West Africa captured and shipped slaves to work the plantations of the Americas. Dutch art history traditionally focuses on themes indigenous to the Republic’s home shores. The production, exchanges, and influences by their extensive global contact zones however profoundly changed the course art and history in the tiny Republic and contact zones alike.
The Lake Country Art Gallery invites you to join art historian Peter Green for an hour and a half long presentation and discussion on this expanding chapter of art historical research. The event will take place Wednesday August 17th at 6pm. Admission is free and open to the public!
We hope to see you there!
WHEN: Sunday June 26
WHERE: The gardens in front of the Art House
TICKETS: $20 ($10 with potluck dish)* - buy yours HERE
The Language Cafe is a gathering with community members to share conversations in various languages. Come to chat about the weather in Spanish or marvel at the food in Sign Language. The Language Cafe lets you practice a language you are learning or dust off your mother tongue. There will be flags and once one is placed on a table, that table’s conversation becomes the language of the country it represents.
At the same time, some tables will have living books. Our interpretation is based on 'Living Libraries' which have been used since 2001 to create dialogue, promote understanding, and reduce prejudice. As part of our Language Cafe it will be an opportunity to hear stories from those who lived them first-hand. A living, breathing book you can ask questions or just simply listen. There will be up to six ‘human books’ made available for visitors to visit with for up to 10 minutes each.
However, rather than having the ‘books’ checked-out (as they would be in a Living Library), the books will host each of their visitors over a cup of tea. Tea and tea culture around the world signifies welcoming, friendship and community. Each book will be responsible for choosing their own tea that speaks to their own culture, history or preference, that can act as an entrypoint for discussion about culture with their guest.
*Potluck: Discount on Ticket price if you bring a plate of food to share. Bring a dish from your home, your childhood, your favourite country or your family's most treasured recipe book.