The Gallery will be at Swalwell Park July 14 hosting a spray paint activity for youths and teens as part of the Skatepark re-opening at Summer Fest. These works will later be installed in the Art Alley at the Gallery. We are inviting any teens and youths who are interested to participate and are looking for spray paint artists to mentor. Please email us if you are interested in being a mentor!!
Spend SATURDAY APRIL 7th in Lake Country and you will enjoy all of this ...
.11am: Unveiling Ponderosa Sphere by artist David Jacob Harder
David Jacob Harder uses "...the tree and some of its ecological cousins in a wild dialogue about how humans impact nature, even at the unintentional or incidental level but all the way up to the industrial and global economy level. This conversation is a silent one, at least at Harder's end. He is expressing his hypotheses using the voices of art."
This work is my investigation of the interaction between us and animate tissues. Often raw materials are appropriated for our “progress” and made to serve our advancements in technology and engineering. I am interested in this dialogue and how the conversation relies on the fundamentals of bio-mimicry and ultimately change the future of the biosphere.
I use the tissue of the ponderosa pine to speak to the change seen in BC’s interior and the noticeable changes that have ensued in my short lifetime. Throughout the Thompson Okanagan region thousands of these dying and dead trees speckle the hillsides and valley bottoms. This change helps to inform my work and ultimately introduces new topics in my dialogue with the landscape. In the creation of the sphere I look to further investigate the symbol of the bark tissue as a landscape cell unto itself and continue my investigation into the conglomeration of the mechanical and the raw.
The symbol of the sphere allows me to call to mind the planetary concerns of the changing landscape through the implications of shape and form. The round cell also enables me to juxtapose the raw tissue of the tree with the constructed and deliver the concepts into a new territory of contemplation.
11:30am Lake Country Art Gallery for PANCAKE BREAKFAST (leave your car at GESS)
CELEBRATE the opening of a NEW EXHIBITION: A RESTLESS EARTH
with guest Curator Hanss Lujan
Hanss invited our Gallery Members to submit artwork based on his theme A Restless Earth. This exhibition is a selection of art from our Member artists that explore current ecological crises. The exhibition presents a platform for discussion on the Anthropocene—the current ecological epoch that represents humanity’s dominant influence on the planet.
Hanss Lujan is a Peruvian artist, writer and emerging curator living in the Okanagan. Hanss has worked on a variety of exhibitions and projects for galleries in Kelowna including the Kelowna Art Gallery and the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art. His project research themes include place and cultural identity, globalisation, and socially engaged practices.
1pm Gallery Members are invited to stay for the *Annual General Meeting
Please preview the proposed revision to our Gallery Mandate HERE
* Your attendance at the AGM is essential for the continuance, eligibility and sustainability of the Lake Country Art Gallery Society and YOUR PRESENCE & INPUT are HIGHLY VALUED :)
Finally, let us THANK YOU by sharing with you Wanda's *special* Hot Cocoa to close the day <3
... to gather around the virtual campfire during one of the following programmed events, or bring your own group to enjoy the 'fireside' experience...
Fireside Yoga & Meditation - gentle, chair-supported, comes as you are
Family Day, Fireside Stories & singalong Feb 12th 11am and 1pm: Gather the family around the virtual campfire for some tales of Okanagan legends from First Nation storyteller David Florence. There will also be a round of campfire songs and a cup of hot chocolate to complete the experience.
The event is free, but tickets are still required to get in as space is limited.
Thank you to everyone that came out for Family Day and thank you to Angelika for this great report
Find the Lake Country Art Gallery - Fun Art Activity Table at:
The 3rd Annual Lake Country Indoor Children’s Festival!
sponsored by TD.
This years Lake Country Indoor Children’s Festival is on March 3rd from 11-3
Look out for: interactive magic acts throughout the festival; vendors including Balloons by Rene, Face Painting by Christina, and Caricatures by Marzio. The 2018 Global Citizens Event activities in the community gym include: Try a Turban, Mexican Bingo, Henna and more. Also check out the Young Entrepreneur’s section where three young people will be selling their homemade products for families to enjoy. Main Gym will have Stuffy Riders! And there will be an Interactive Theatre in the Drama Room. For the little ones the Main Gym will be filled with Mega Blocks to play with as well as a seating area for parents.
Doors open at 11:00pm.
Thanks again to our sponsors Telus Pure Fibre, Castanet, TD, and Global Citizen Events.
Suggested Donation for Admission is $2/Child, $5 Adult, $10/ Family.
Postponed to Sunday February 11th 2pm-3:30pm
THIRD BEACH installation artists Melany Nugent-Nobel & Trent Nobel invite you to come and sit with them around their 'virtual' Campfire in the LC Art Gallery.
Hear about their art practice, plus the story behind this artwork, then stay for some coffee and meaningful conversation
Saturday 23 September
12pm Bus Pick-up in Lake Country - collection point behind Municipal Buildings/ Memorial Hall
Additional collection & drop off point in Kelowna and Peachland by request (one in each city tbc)
ETA in Penticton by 1:30pm - drop off and collection point is Penticton Art Gallery car park
$25 for standard return bus ticket only
$20 for STUDENTS/ Seniors return bus ticket only
ADD $30 for COMBINED Bus ticket plus afternoon FESTIVAL PASS = total $55/ $50
Purchase online HERE or at Lake Country Art Gallery
checkout https://www.artsrising.ca/ for more Festival information
An Evening of creative activities and celebration. Community gathering in celebration of two new art displays. The Art Alley is a Rogues Gallery of fantasy character portraits made by local youth last month. PLUS NEW installation in the PopUp Gallery by Tina Knooihuizen. Join us for Tea & Sundaes, bring blankets, costume and a healthy dose of curiousity
*** THIS Weekend!*** FREE two-day event for TEENS +
Paint your favourite character larger than life
and add it to the Art Alley exhibition through July and August
There will be young mentor artists on site to help and guide your exploration into developing your character ideas. UPDATE* Mentor Artists Confirmed > Jolene Mackie; Sharlene McNeill; Vana Robertson; Fiona Alis; Sara Spencer.
Will your character be a hero? a villain? Your alter-ego? Your nemesis? will it be human? alien? anthropomorphic? robotic? fantasy or mythical? You decide!
Music and refreshments provided
See full details of Events & Workshops under