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
South Atrium | March 2014
Born and raised in Pakistan, Tina travelled within the country and overseas with her diplomat father. Trained as a Graphic Designer, her artistic journey has been that of an explorer.
Tina works in a variety of mediums, with minimalistic rendition remaining her primary focus. Often enjoying an "explosion" of colours, she finds working with a limited palette equally thrilling.
"Multidimensional aspect of the human form continuously fascinates me, hence my relentless quest to represent it in the various mediums I work in. Deconstruction of forms as I built up my collages is totally consuming as I work my way through composition, colour, form and light. Light cascading over forms, natural or manmade, is the driving force that compels me to paint as I strives to capture a specific moment in time."
In addition to figurative art, portraits and landscapes are the subjects Tina is currently painting.
Since 1976, Tina has exhibited in group and solo shows in United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Pakistan and Dubai and awarded for abstract painting, art education and portraiture, namely 2003 Open International Portrait Competition in Toronto. In 2004 Tina moved to Kelowna after a 13 year stay in Dubai. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Studio 113: Trina Ganson, Angela Bonten & Sarah Parsons
Alex Fong Galleria | March 2014
Oil and acrylic painting, charcoal drawing, fibre art and printmaking can be found in this multi-artist studio/gallery.
Trina Ganson received her diploma of fine arts from Okanagan University College in 2005. She then became an active member of Malaspina Printmakers Studio on Granville Island Vancouver. After a number of years Ganson returned to the Okanagan to finish her BFA. After graduating from the University of British Columbia in 2008, Trina Ganson became an active member of Studio 113 in the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna BC.
Ganson's artwork is about the exploration of marks, texture, shape and color. She creates imagery that is reminiscent of landscapes in all forms, and of mythical critters which have been verbalized as a cross between Beetle Juice and Doctor Sues. These works are a mixture of print, paint, and drawing. more
Angela Bonten, a practicing artist for over 30 years, is a graduate of both the Fibre art and Fine Art programs at Grant MacEwan University College. Her mixed media work often incorporates handmade paper and ripped and reconstructed textiles. She describes herself as a mark maker using a variety of instruments to leave a mark. "I respond subconsciously to my environment through my art, whether it is my love of textiles. the textured graffiti walls on my travels or the vibrant energy of a musical city". Angela's work has been exhibited across Canada and the U.S. more
Sarah Parsons was born in Warwickshire, England and began her career as an Artist in her late twenties. With a fun and happy undertone, Sarah's art often includes animals or bottoms! Her colour palette is bright and rich and she promotes recycling and reusing materials wherever possible.
Since moving to the Okanagan in 2003, Sarah has been very focused on her Artistic Career, exhibiting at galleries and special events and hosting workshops, classes and art camps. She is Event Coordinator for Papergirl Kelowna, has been an active participant in the Okanagan Arts Awards and is currently on the board of Directors for Cool Arts Society. more
Visit Studio 113 in the Rotary Centre for the Arts to see more artwork by these artists.
School District No. 23
Display Cases | March 2014
Mme Pitt's French Kindergarten class at George Pringle Elementary School is exhibiting twenty-two hand crafted globes, created in partnership with Paula Scott, artist in residence. The 5" globes host family photos of each student.
Rotary Centre for the Arts is also host to
noon-hour performances for Education Week:
(Mon) March 10 at
Casorso Elementary Grade 4/5 choir
(Tue) March 11 at
Bankhead Elementary Grade 3/4 choir & Orff Instruments
(Thu) March 13 at
Davidson Road Elementary Intermediate Choir
(Thu) March 13 at
Rutland Middle School Gr. 8/9 Choir
Upper Mezzanine | March 2014
After raising her family, Syvia Scriver is back in the art world. She is a self-taught artist, and considers herself a graduate of the school of hard knocks. Sylvia is currently living in the Okanagan, where she gets her inspiration. Sylvia works in oil and acrylic and her open approach allows her the freedom to utilize whatever brushes are on hand, in exploring different textures.
I am doing an ongoing exploration on the study of monochromes and sepia's. I am exploring the stark contrast between the dark and the light. Life is always changing, like the path/water in the painting you never know what is around the corner, or what life will bring.
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.