Student Experience at Lake Country Art Gallery.
Former Summer Student (2016): Stephanie Townsend is a born and raised Winfielder who aspires to be a filmmaker of sorts. She currently attends Vancouver’s Capilano University in the Motion Picture Arts Program. Here she learns skills from screenwriting to boom mic operating to making an effective pre-production schedule. Some of her achievements include having her script Your Type filmed in April by a classmate and having her self-directed/edited short film La Finta Nonna shown in the 2015 Toronto Student Film Festival. She will remain in the program for 1-3 more years, then journey on to eventually become an assistant director, director, and/or writer in the film industry.
Former Summer Student (Summer 2014 & 2015): Jody DeSchutter went on to complete her BFA at UVic. She has since been working with the city of Victoria on some community mural projects and with the PAAC on a public art project in Lake Country. She was also pleased to present a commissioned piece for the University of Victoria this past year. Currently she is working on a new body of work she hopes to exhibit in the near future. You can view a taste of what she is working on at the Lake Country Coffee House (next door to the gallery) over the month of May (May 7th to June 4) in 2016. She is looking forward to beginning an MFA on the horizon and expanding her practice as much as possible!
Former Student (Summer 2013) and 2016 Guest Curator : Peter Green has now graduated from Queen’s University. He achieved a BA (Honours) in art history and a BSc (Honours) in biology. His professional experience is in arts management, public relations and communications. Moving to Kelowna in the spring of 2015, he is currently the Gallery Manager at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, also writing for the Okanagan Art Review. Hailing from Toronto, Peter has worked in strategic partnerships with public relations agency Arts & Communications. While attending university in Kinston, Ontario he was the Executive Producer for Theatre Mies and the Communications Chair of the board of the Union Gallery.
Peter Green 2013
Nicole Ensing (2012)
Heather Leier (2011)