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WFN partners with Arts Council on ‘60 Artists in 60 Spaces’

Friday, August 2, 2013 - 12:15 PM
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Kelowna, BC

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.

 

Kekuli Café                                             

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 4pm to 7pm 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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