Meet our Community of ARTHOUSE Studio Artists
Moozhan co-founded The Laundry Room Collective, based out of his studio right here in the ArtHouse. The LRC organise pop-up exhibitions and events for recent graduate students and the wider community, Moozhan has lived in Lake Country for 24 years. He is a talented up and coming artist that is passionate about social activism and his community. Moozhan is a graduate of UBCO taking his BFA in Visual Arts and Art History. His artistic interests include painting, drawing, printmaking, and more. As a visual arts student he loves being involved with the artistic community both on and off campus. Moozhan took a lead role with the Visual Arts Course Union at UBCO during his final years there. He plans to continue working on his artistic practice, and be further involved with the local arts community.
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"I love nature up close- grasses, trees, all organic matter, sinewy and powerful. The angular, curva-linear shapes and marks that make up the world around us are profound when discovered in nature. There is something extraordinary about the movement of grasses in the breeze , the tangle of the undergrowth, the deep pools of pitch black water, the majestic ancient, gnarly trees with twisting branches reaching to the sky . These are the images that have influenced my work.
In recent years I have taken my painting outdoors . Plein Air painting is a whole new way of looking at the world around us; it creates a new way of seeing, and gives us a new language for capturing the three dimensional on a two dimensional surface. Many of the field studies done en plein air have resulted in large scale paintings reproduced in the studio. My intent has always been to paint big paintings for big impact, allowing the viewer a glimpse into the finer tunings of nature.
Color interpretation and exploration have been fundamental to these larger works. Playing with color is my passion – creating new colors in varying hues and values, and finding a complimentary shade that makes that color almost jump from the canvas.
I am a modern-day impressionist. I believe that the beauty of any entity lies in the impression it makes on us, that first emotional response we have when we witness it in all its glory - and that is what I paint."
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Erin Scott (she/they) is a poet and performer living on the unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan Peoples (Kelowna, BC). Erin is a founding member of Inspired Word Café, a literary arts non-profit offering open mics, poetry slams, and workshops in the Okanagan Valley. Her first chapbook, Atrophy, won the John Lent Poetry Prose Award 2019 and was published by Kalamalka Press in 2020. Her second chapbook, to make it whole again, was published with broke press in 2021. They won the Okanagan Short Story contest in 2019, and the Ricepaper Magazine Flash Fiction contest in 2016. Presented by the City of Kelowna, Erin was recognized with “Honour in the Arts” at the 2019 Civic and Community Art Awards. Her performance work has been hosted on stages across Canada, including InspiraTO Festival, West Queens West Festival, Living Things Festival, and Kelowna Fringe Festival. Erin holds an MFA in performance and writing and is currently a PhD student in Interdisciplinary Studies at UBCO. They are a mother to four, partner to a giant, and a lover of chocolate.
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This could be YOU!
Dedicated studio space to develop or progress your art practice.
There are opportunities to participate in the delivery of community programs, interact with gallery guests through studio visits, connect with other working artists, and more.
Wifi and power included.
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