WFN partners with Arts Council on ‘60 Artists in 60 Spaces’
The Westbank First Nation (WFN) Heritage Repository partners with The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan (ARTSCO) in the innovative “60 Artists in 60 Spaces” exhibition. The 60-space exhibition kicks off August 2nd and runs until September 27th, featuring 60 artists throughout Kelowna, West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, Peachland and Lake Country.
Included within the featured list of artists are 10-15 syilx/ Okanagan Nation artists and associated artists of extraordinary talents who work in various mediums throughout Westbank. The following local artists will each have a display set up in the selected local business on WFN lands though August 2 - September 27. For a list of additional artists and locations, visit www.artsco.ca.
Featured Artist: Gayle Liman
RBC, Ok. Lake Shopping Centre
Featured Artist: Sherry Hamilton
RBC, Westbank Branch (Gosset)
Featured Artists: Coralee Miller, Will Swite, Marsha King
WFN Heritage Repository
Featured Artists: variety
WFN Community Services building
Featured Artists: Jordan Coble and Julia Buck
Two Eagles, 19 Okanagan Grill
Featured Artist: Kyla Shields
TD Canada Trust, Okanagan Shopping Centre
Featured Artists: Janine Lott, Nathan and Nicole Wilson
“Stepping outside of the traditional viewing spaces is what truly makes the exhibition unique,” says Tracy Satin, Heritage Officer and Curator, Westbank First Nation. “The exhibition allows the public an opportunity to experience different forms of art in unexpected places, such as banks, cafes, golf courses, offices, storefronts, street sides and parks.”
WFN will also be hosting a Wrap-up Celebration on September 28th from at the Summerhouse of 19 Okanagan Grill + Bar. The public is encouraged to come by and check out a special exhibition with pieces from a variety of WFN artists. Admission is free or by donation and includes appies, music, dancing, drumming and featured art and artists.
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