The Rotary Centre for the Arts offers individuals and community art groups the opportunity to display work in a variety of spaces throughout the centre. Those interested are encouraged to apply! Application to Exhibit
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Alex Fong Galleria | December 2013
This member exhibition, themed The Beauty and Dynamics of Dance, was put together by artists Sandra Windsor and Ralph Rohalark. Artwork ranges from stills of a costumed dancer, to dynamic, exciting, fast-paced, movement from gesture drawing sessions. These drawings, with their interesting and beautiful lines, are works of art themselves, and act as reference for the artist to use in future paintings and drawings.
Some of the works in this month’s exhibit are from the many sessions that Livessence holds year-round, Saturday mornings at the RCA. Livessence uses live models for its drawing sessions, allowing artists to draw ‘in the moment’ and capture the essence of the model. The longer you look, the more you will see.
"The Moksha Sangha"
South Atrium | December 2013
"The Moksha Sangha" focuses on the community of yogis Ian has been honored to meet and privileged to call friends over the past year of practice at Moksha Yoga Kelowna.
Says Ian "The people in these paintings are each truly beautiful. Crude cues to that beauty are all that a beginning artist may offer. I must call upon you, the viewer, for final manifestation. What you see is your creation, not mine. How my work is interpreted is up to you, not me. If these paintings bring 30 seconds of happiness, I'm delighted."
Ian Jamieson was born in Toronto ON. He grew up just outside Algonquin Park igniting a life-long love affair with the outdoors. With such passion, it's unsurprising that Ian's first paintings were landscapes. His idol, Tom Thompson, painted landscape. However says Ian "mine were pale uninteresting places. With a brush I wasn't experiencing the joy and commitment I feel with a paddle or pack. On the other hand, portraits fill me with energy."
Art lay dormant within Ian for decades. While artistic throughout school, the outdoors and his career left no time (Ian is an executive in information systems). In 2011 a cycling injury prompted him to pick up a brush. Says Ian, "sometimes, wonderful things evolve from rotten circumstance. While the injury was devastating, I'm almost thankful for it now. I've never before thought about it, but perhaps human injury is why I'm so interested in painting the human form. And while yoga was initially part of my rehabilitation, yoga and the yoga sangha have become a catalyst to my work".
Ian now resides in Kelowna, BC. He works full-time at Interior Savings and volunteers at Moksha Yoga. Ian is a self-taught artist. This is his first exhibit. Ian owes thanks to the staff at the RCA and the friends and family that have encouraged him.
Upper Mezzanine | December 2013
A graduate of the Sheridan Institute in Toronto, Ron has been creating art since childhood. Better known for his motorcycle themed paintings and sketches, he operated his own gallery featuring his work in Creston BC for several years before moving to the Okanagan several years ago.
Feeling he had exhausted his creativity with this type work, he is now exploring many different types of subject matter, techniques, and styles.
Rotary Centre for the Arts
Image Gallery - Mural Projects Before & After
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Next time you're at the RCA, check out our colourful murals! Each was created by a different group of teens, led by talented artists David and Jorden Doody.
Time Lapse Video of the first mural being created.