|Exhibition Name||Exhibition Description|
|The Collective Body||Created by Neil Cadger, Miles Thorogood, Aleksandra Dulic, Lin Snelling and Andrew Stauffer with support from UBC Okanagan students Chloe Chang and Ryan Broadbent, The Collective Body is a unique nightly outdoor projection series showcasing dancers, body parts and musicians from across North America at downtown Kelowna’s Rotary Centre for the Arts (421 Cawston Ave.) |
|Storytellers (November 2020 – April 2021)||Part of the “Art is you make of it” series – featuring Jude Clarke, Danielle Krysa and Richard Brodeur. Their videos are included in the exhibition, playing in a loop in the gallery. This rotating exhibition features works from local Okanagan artists, beginning in November with works by Richard Brodeur, Danielle Krysa, and Jude Clarke and switching in February to feature the works of three new artists. Each featured artist has been chosen to display artwork based on stories of transition, change and the process of waking up and stepping out of a place of darkness and rest toward one of growth and renewal.|
|Posted (November 2020 – January 2021)||Victoria Verge’s work is grounded in her upbringing as a military child. The modern role of the military takes on new meaning in Verge’s work which narrows its focus on the modern “home-front” and the “subculture” that is to be found on Canadian Forces Bases across the country.|
|Creative Work (October 2020 – January 2021)||ARTSCO has formed a community partnership with the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. Creative Work celebrates 3 faculty members; Katherine Pickering, Briar Craig, Patrick Lundeen and Connor Charlesworth.|
|Celestial Bodies (February 1st-12th 2021)||Celestial Bodies is a multicultural creation of animated media that tell ancient astrological stories, exploring the belief systems that make up Canadian and Indigenous society’s diverse fabric. The multimedia projection shows animated images of star stories— alongside world-class cross-cultural music.|
The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan believes that the arts are the soul of every community and make a significant contribution to their social, physical, and economic well-being. Committed to providing on-going support to the development of the arts in the Central Okanagan, ARTSCO continues to advocate community arts education and arts awareness by providing and supporting artistic programming , events and opportunities.
ARTSCO’s diverse programming addresses a wide variety of interest areas, which include: children, youth groups, students, families, businesses, and educational institutions. ARTSCO’s community programs and events span all art forms, such as visual, literary, performing, and music.
Number of people that are targeted: approx. 345,000
Number of people that will participate: approx. 2,175 per annum
Number of people that will benefit from programming and the services it provides: approx. 345,206
- Provides an educational experience, which helps to foster an interest in the artistic process and the place it has in all our lives.
- Helps to fill a serious gap in the education of how lives are enriched through the knowledge and awareness of the arts.
- Promote recognition that all the arts are a significant component of our region and our society, and contribute to the public awareness about the quality and diversity of all art created in our communities.
- Turns Kelowna’s Downtown Core into an Art Gallery, which allows visitors to experience the work of local artists in an innovative and fun way.
- Provides a new and different exhibition opportunity for artists.
- Sparks conversation about the cultural engagement opportunities of art for the community.
- Strengthens the relationship between local businesses and arts.
- Recognizes individual students for their outstanding achievement in the arts.
- Provides financial support to further education in the arts.
- Serves to underline the importance of the arts to the people and communities in the Okanagan.
- Recognizes individuals and groups for their outstanding achievement in the arts; for their significant contribution to the arts; or to their noteworthy support of the arts.
- Encourages those who are instrumental in ensuring the arts survive and thrive in the Okanagan Valley.
- Provides exciting opportunities for exploration, participation, and enjoyment for all ages and all levels of art and cultural knowledge and experiences.
- Encourages artists to present new and original creations, to share cultural diversity through artistic expression, and to celebrate global artistic contributions through performance, education, and display.
- Honours our cultural heritage through the sharing of indigenous values and philosophies.
- Increases access to the arts and awareness of our community’s cultural diversity while providing sustainability to our local arts organizations.