We invite you to join us on the evening of June 20th 2021 6:oopm to 9:30pm.
As we are welcomed by the return of Summer, there is a call to gather our individual energies in order to complete unfinished tasks coming this season. This course seeks to re-energize your mind and body through acts of mindful art making and land engagement.
Please Note: This is an outdoor event with limited available tickets.
$45 Ticket Purchase includes:
Uncharted Retreat with Barb P. Marchand and Ankaret Dean
We are excited to offer our first ever Artist Retreat at Lake Country ARTHouse. In this retreat we are privileged to learn with elders and artists Barb P. Marchand and Ankaret Dean. We begin on Friday at 3pm with an exclusive tour of the Uncharted Territory Exhibition at the Lake Country Art Gallery on it’s opening day. Having been inspired by the exhibition we shall drink tea and share ideas on how we will collectively respond, in what materials and which techniques we will use, and how we will celebrate this work publicly.
On Saturday and Sunday 9-12
Ankaret and Barb are experts at expressing their voices through art, as we shall ours in this retreat - collectively. We will surprise ourselves on this uncharted journey. We are hopeful that we will be able to share this work publicly at the ArtHouse the following week.
Friday July 9
Visit the Unchartered Territory exhibit (after public hours), meet each other, drink tea.
Saturday July 10
9 - 12 am
Playing with medium of our choice
Sunday July 10
9 - 12 am
Playing with medium of our choice
Please bring your sketchbook, some drawing utensils, wear comfy clothes, water bottle and snacks each day.
Relevant COVID protocols and PHO will be followed for this retreat, those registered will be informed of any updates as they become available. All attendees must complete a Covid-19 safety check the day of this event before they attend. Click here for details: Covid Self-Assessment.
Cost $150 this exclusive art retreat is limited to 8 participants
All supplies included - Cost $160 per camp
Christia Langlois was born in France where she grew up and got a degree in literature before she moved to Chile for several years to raise her little family. She moved to Canada with her family in 2012 and is now established in the Okanagan. In 2019 she went back to Okanagan College to study Carpentry and Joinery in order to deepen her knowledge in woodworking. She has been teaching French, Spanish, gymnastics, circus, and art. Throughout the years her exploration of arts has taken her to discover and play with many techniques in painting, printing, pottery, woodworking, and fiber between others. Her artwork focuses on using art to navigate life with its infinite possibilities, avenues, and textures. Seeing art as a way to express ourselves, share, and communicate with the world. She enjoys working with kids and sharing with them the joy of exploration, imagination, and creativity.
Relevant COVID protocols and PHO will be followed for these camps, those registered will be informed of any updates as they become available. All camp attendees must complete a Covid-19 safety check the day of this event before they attend. Click here for details: Covid Self-Assessment.
All camp staff will have criminal record checks in place. If you have any question about the camps please do not hesitate to contact Christia at email@example.com.
Below are events running in conjunction with the Voice & Land Community Exhibition
Forest Bathing - A Guide
May 16th 10am - Youtube Premiere - FREE
In conjunction and in response to the Lake Country Art Gallery current Community Exhibition, the Lake Country Art House will be premiering their video on the practice of Forest Bathing. This is a great way to start your Sunday and be inspired to be in forests and green space near you.
Community Engagement Coordinators, Alison & Pippa will guide you through the origins of Forest Bathing in Japan, the benefits of the practice and how it can inspire your creativity.
#RemememberEarth Photography Workshop
Show Your Art - Part 1: How to find the right exhibition opportunities for your work
Presented by Katie Brennan of tools4artists.com and Katie Brennan Art Consulting
Offered in partnership with the Lake Country Art Gallery- Proceeds go to support the Lake Country Art Gallery
Showing your art can be daunting. With this workshop, you’ll learn the rules of the road to find the exhibition opportunities that are absolutely right for you -- because some won’t be!
Learn about all the different kinds of art galleries out there, some common misunderstandings about how art galleries work, and the fork in the road that many artists face over the course of their careers that you too may be staring at.
Saturday, May 8th: 11am - 12:30pm
Registration $45 via SHOWPASS
This is the course I wish that every artist, client and student I’ve ever worked with could have taken.
No one else is teaching this stuff this way.
I mean, it’s taken me 15 years to figure it out and I have a Master’s degree in visual arts and worked in and showed my own work with most of the kinds of galleries I want to teach people about.
Really, this is the BIGGEST misconception that artists have about galleries: that they are ALL THE SAME, when really they each work very differently.
And that you can save yourself a whole lot of time and money and heartache if you know about that.
Because, sadly, there are some kinds of art that will never show at certain kinds of galleries. But no one tells artists which is which… which can be very frustrating and disheartening!
So, let me save you all the trouble and take this course, and I’ll teach you which kind of gallery your work is absolutely perfect for.
MORE ABOUT KATIE:
Katie Brennan is an art consultant, artist, educator and creative entrepreneur who sees things a little differently. With a BFA and a MFA under her belt, Katie has years of experience of looking at the art world, art education and how to be an artist from all sides.
She offers enthusiastic and hopeful advice and tools for artists and organizations who are tired of trying to do things the right way, and are looking for a better way to work, and become the artists or the organizations they have always been meant to be.
Take this course with Katie LIVE!
Course Presented as a Zoom Class where students will be able to ask Katie questions directly.
Exhibiting Art is EXTRA HARD right now!
These LIVE Workshop Sessions came about due to my desire to support and give back my beloved galleries and arts organizations -- the majority of the proceeds from each of these live sessions go to the host gallery or organization.
These superheroes are doing great things for artists in their area -- please check them out and consider supporting them in your own way!
For more info about additional LIVE Session dates via Comox Valley Arts and Salmon Arm Arts Centre, as well as an on-demand online version of this workshop visit: tools4artists.com
Show Your Art - Part 2 ... TBA
Lake Country Art Gallery is a non-profit organisation, run by an amazing team of Directors and a growing team of skilled and dedicated staff and volunteers
we invite YOU to join us at this year's AGM, online via ZOOM
Saturday April 10 at 2pm
We promise to make it an enjoyable experience. - there's no need to call Jackie Weaver
As a Member in good standing, you can vote for the team of Directors who will take us forward into 2022. You can let us know if you are interested in joining us as a committee member or volunteer, and there will be an opportunity at the end to ask questions or share your thoughts.
Meanwhile we will have some short summary reports about operations, finances, exhibition plans and program development.
And then ... some EXCITING NEWS!
Get first hand information about our summer recruitment plans (pending funding)
and our long awaited functional facility upgrades
SEND us an EMAIL to confirm that you want to join the meeting, and I will send you a LINK by return
The Existential Café is an artist talk discussion of sorts that takes place with curated exhibitions. Although the initial conversation takes the direction of the artists in the current exhibition, attendees are encouraged to add their voice to the discussion. The Café is an opportunity to join in the conversation and philosophical musings over coffee with the artists, curator, and other community members at this online event.
Join Curator Wanda Lock, Artists Mat Glenn & Lucas Glenn and Alison Beaumont Community Engagement Coordinator for an interactive and engaging virtual cafe. Settle in from the comfort of your own home, bring your favourite beverage listen, discuss and connect with artists and community for a talk around the current exhibition.
Lucas Glenn and Mat Glenn are BFA graduates from UBC Okanagan and Kelowna-based interdisciplinary artists. Their sculptural, digital, and site-specific works use regional identity, science-fiction, and fantasy to address global crises.
We look forward to seeing you online, this event is FREE but registration is required. A zoom link will be emailed out 2 days prior to the event.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Break Morning Studio (SMS) is ONLINE this spring , join us for two sessions. Register Here
March 15th - Gallery Tour
Virtual tour of Equipment-Space – Mat Glenn & Lucas Glenn, join Pippa, Alison & their young artist helpers Ankaret and Eddie for an interactive tour of the latest exhibition at the Lake Country Art Gallery.
This 45 minute session will explore and question the conceptual art on display, in an approachable way for families (ages 7 and up). What message is the work expressing? What is your message?
Collecting objects from our own spaces and places, we will encourage participants to explore the potential themes and ideas for creation of their own responses to the exhibition. A follow-up session the next week will delve further into conceptual art and how families can create their own work for the next exhibition at the gallery.
March 22nd - Call for art
Each year the Lake Country Art Gallery hosts a community exhibition and invites you to submit your individual or collaborative work. The theme for 2021 in Voice & Land (Click here for more info).
In this 45 minute session young artists and their bubbles, can take time to further delve in to the themes discovered in our virtual tour of Equipment-Space (previous week). Looking at artists Joseph Beuys, Brian Jungen, Yoko Ono and Marcel Duchamp. Pippa & Alison will invite participants to contemplate the theme of Voice & Land and how they might create and submit work to the next exhibition.
The SMS sessions will be facilitated by Pippa Dean-Veerman and Alison Beaumont, they are the Community Engagement Coordinators at Lake Country Art Gallery. We aspire to enable student artists to grow voice through art, individually and collaboratively. Taking time for reflection (in-breath) and adopting a design thinking approach. We believe that studio thinking and artistic process are present in everyone.
The Lake Country Art House is currently closed to the public, all programming will be offered virtually.
Register here for SMS
THREE sessions: February 11th, 18th & 25th 7 to 9pm
You have a d-SLR but haven’t been able to move past Auto? Now is the time to to find our more and build your knowledge and practical skills in photography.
Alison Beaumont is a knowledgeable and experienced photography instructor (having taught over 250 individuals), let her guide you through the basics of unlocking your camera’s potential. This live video class will be 3 x 2 hour sessions. In a small group (no more than 5) you will be guided through theory and have practical demonstrations and activities on how to navigate your camera’s manual settings, from Aperture to ISO, Jpeg to RAW, looking at each step by step to build your confidence.
You will have handouts, slides and exercises to help you get the most out of the class. Each session also will be recorded so you can review each session multiple times. The interactive format allows for time for you to ask questions in real-time.
What you will need:
Your own d-SLR camera, a good internet connection, web enabled device with video/sound (phone, tablet or computer). Have your batteries charges, lenses, tripod ready with questions you may have. You may need some props for interactive activities, the instructor will send details in advance of the first class.
Workshop will run subject to minimum number of participants.
Cost $80 plus taxes and fees - www.showpass.com/get-to-know-your-d-slr/
SMS are a series of online workshops for children and youth to connect to the current exhibition at Lake Country Art Gallery. For January & February 2021 we are moving these sessions online. Register at https://www.showpass.com/sms/
Here is how the sessions work:
The Made by Hand exhibition explores the connect (or disconnect) between artists and artisans:
"An artist is a person who performs any of the creative arts. This can range from painting to music. An artisan, on the other hand, is a skilled worker who makes things by hand"
SMS sessions seek to support each young artist to express their own unique voice while exploring artistic mediums. Below is a summary of each upcoming workshop, each workshop runs from 10am to 11:30am.
Felting - January 17th
Artist Pippa Dean-Veerman will be guiding young artists through the process of felt-making to create their own artwork, exploring texture and form. This is an interactive workshop with opportunities to interact and share creations with fellow artists.
Collage portraits - January 31st
Portraits through collage, each young artist will create their own portrait of a family member or a self-portrait. Using collage techniques they will be guided through a process of looking in detail and interpreting their ideas into their own unique representation of their sitter. This is an interactive workshop with opportunities to interact and share creations with fellow artists.
Pottery - February 14th
In this session artists will explore how shapes and objects from imagination can be formed using clay. Taking inspiration from a favourite memory each young artist will use pottery techniques to create their own unique 3D artwork. This is an interactive workshop with opportunities to interact and share creations with fellow artists.
Recommended ages 7 and up (even adults can join too).
Buy one give one
If you are in the giving mood and would like to support a local young artist to participate consider adding a Community Giving ticket to your order. We will reach out and let community know how many no-cost kits are available prior to each session.
Register at https://www.showpass.com/sms/
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