Art Exhibits

The Rotary Centre for the Arts offers individuals and community art groups the opportunity to display work in spaces throughout the centre.
Those interested are encouraged to apply! Application to Exhibit


Artwork by Suzanne Williams

Suzanne Williams: ARTOGRAPHY

Alex Fong Galleria | July 2015

STATEMENT

"To me art is something that doesn't have a simple definition. The main purpose I want to achieve is telling a story with the things that I create, whether it is a simple photograph, or a digital painting, I want my creations to leave a lasting impression on those who view them. We are the stories we tell, I hope you enjoy mine."

- Suzanne Williams

500px.com/suzannewilliams22012

 

Photographic art by Stu Dale

STU DALE, PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTIST

Alex Fong Galleria | July 2015

Stu's interest began when he was about 10 years of age. His first camera was a Brownie Hawkeye. As time passed he came to love black and white photography and working in his darkroom. Now he enjoys the endless creative possibilities of digital photography in both color and black and white.

The subject matter Stu photographs is varied. He likes to photograph what interests him at the time. If the light is beautiful, he uses it to make interesting images. His travels to Australia and New Zealand as well as to Arizona, Michigan, Central Canada and the Coastal Area of Vancouver Island, Oregon and California have motivated him to photograph the many wonders he encounters. Often, Stu narrows his view to focus on the smaller parts of the whole. He leaves it to the viewer to think about the image and to visualize the context of the total scene.

stuzphotoz.ca



by Lucas Glenn

Lucas Glenn Co.

Display Cases | July 2015

BIO
Okanagan-born and Kelowna-based, Lucas Glenn is a writer, graphic designer, independent curator, and incorporated artist. Glenn is a recent graduate of UBC Okanagan's Creative and Critical Studies BFA program. In his art practice, Glenn creates installation and multi-media works under the pseudonym of Lucas Glenn Co. The Company has exhibited works throughout BC with several academic awards to his 'name'. Glenn is currently a writer and graphic designer for region-based periodical, the Okanagan Art Review.

STATEMENT
Lucas Glenn Co. is the running pseudonym of artist Lucas Glenn. Creating work as a recycling and construction company, Glenn uses found objects, materials, and text to construct assemblages, installations, and collages with the primary function of exploring close-to-home cultural issues. Appropriating and alters time-worn objects and materials like old books, rotary phones, newspapers, and salvaged lumber, Glenn's work references society's historical roots. His work playfully distorts historical convention to reveal nuanced narratives.

lucasglenn.co

 


Artwork by Roberta Grewcock

Roberta Grewcock

South Atrium | July 2015

Roberta lives in Kelowna, BC, Canada. She graduated from Okanagan University in Fine Arts. Her works are Abstract expressionism & are exhibited globally. In 2015 Roberta received the Nelson Mandela Human Rights award for her contribution to Contemporary art. She was also made a "Master "of Contemporary art. Critical review by International Art Critic Dr. Salvatore Russo; "Grewcock's works are hurricanes that scream the truth,marking the foundation of an informal painting of the highest level. Fascinating works, destined to remain in the memory for many years, a Contemporary genius."She has just received notice that in June of 2015 Roberta will receive THE PETER PAUL RUBINS AWARD" from the Association Culturale "Italia in Arte" in Lecce Italy for her Contemporary Art. Upcoming exhibitions include: Paris France - The Louvre Carrousel (June 2015), Pretoria South Africa-Ernst de Jong Elite Fine Art Gallery (August 2015), Commffest International Art exhibit in Toronto Ontario (Sept. 2015), International Prize "Marco Polo-Art Ambassador" in Venice Italy (September 2015), & Roberta was selected to exhibit in Palermo Italy in October in "Pollock-the new heirs".

robertagrewcock.com

 


Artwork by Sandra Cook

Sandra Cook

Upper Mezzanine | July 2015

"Thank you for sharing my journey. My painting spree began a few years ago. My only artist statement is I found my wow. I love painting."

 


White Beauty by Mary Anthes

Anthes Photography: Neil and Mary Anthes

Pacific Safety Products Boardroom (viewings by appt)
June-July 2015

Photographers Neil and Mary Anthes live in Peachland. Mary has been taking photos since her teens (a really long time) and Neil got hooked when he met Mary. Both use Nikon D600 cameras. Since selling their medical diagnostics business in 1996, photography has become their passion. They have taken many photo workshops and tours worldwide and continue to do so. Landscape photography is their main focus, which fits with all the travelling that they do. They love to hop into their motor home and travel to some of the beautiful areas in Canada and the United States.

See more of their work at anthes.smugmug.com.

Photo by Neil Anthes Realizing they would like to share their passion for photography, Neil and Mary started a new business called Learn Photography Kelowna. Through Learn Photography they are helping people in the Okanagan understand and have fun with their cameras. Each of their courses is a one day, weekend course and is very "hands on". Courses involve a maximum of 8 people with two instructors and are centered on the participants. They are very interactive and non-intimidating. Participants leave enthusiastic and confident, ready to unleash their creative tiger within.

To learn more about Learn Photography, visit cameracourses.ca.