Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Giving Tuesday fundraiser a success! With your generous contributions and support we were able to raise $2245.00 towards our art education programs and the second reginal reach travelling art kit!
Oct 7 - Dec 22, 2021
The Intersection of ARt and Music
Oct 22 - Dec 22
Embodied Ecologies is a traveling Retrospective survey of the work of Saskatchewan artist, Marsha Kennedy. Drawn from 25 public and private collections throughout Western Canada, this exhibition explores the conceptual basis and evolution of Kennedy's art practice through multiple bodies of work that engage concepts pertaining to the body, motherhood, feminism, spirituality, nature, museology, ecology, environmental sustainability, and colonial impacts on the land, spanning Kennedy's prolifix four decade career. This survey brings together over one hundred works in printmaking, painting, mixed media, installation and sculpture to present a richly layered picture of the diversity and yet unifying conceptual threads of Kennedy's practice.
Inspired by the collaborative nature of the music collective, The intersection of art and music is an installation comprised of 3 parts. The first being an ambient music track where each member of the Sounds Suspicious collective submitted one sound or rhythm, which when composed together, create a collaborative song. The second part of the installation is a video projection. Again in the spirit of collaboration, each Sounds Suspicious member took a short video of something that inspires or compliments their music. The videos were compiled together to create an abstract visualizer that coincides with the audio track and is projected onto a circular sheet suspended from the ceiling. This circular sheet creates an immersive space where viewers can view and interact with the video from inside the circular space, or outside of it. The walls of the gallery will be filled with lyrics from each Sounds Suspicious member, creating a poem that resembles the 1920’s Dadaist cut-up technique.
Students at Beairsto School
Beairsto anti-racist project
July 29 - Dec 15, 2021 - exhibition extended!
Oct 28 - Dec 22
As a peaceful protest against the racist propaganda which was distributed around schools in the community in the fall of 2020, École Beairsto and the Vernon Public Art Gallery are excited to present a collaborative social justice project as a way to speak up against hate. In the fall of 2020, hundreds of flyers on pieces of white paper with the headline ‘Wake Up’ along with a list of several web pages that promote racism and Nazism, were found scattered outside several Vernon schools, leaving many parents and staff seriously concerned, shocked and saddened. The 715 self-portraits will form a rainbow mosaic of diversity that highlights the differences that make each one of us special. The project will not only feature 715 canvases with a self-portrait of each student; but also an anti-racist banner that will be hung outside the school; and a special mini-documentary. The workshop portion and the mini-documentary portions of the project are sponsored by the Social Planning Council North Okanagan and funded by a provincial government grant through the Resilience BC program.
Exposed! is the VPAG’s annual gallery members’ exhibition, which provides exhibition opportunities to established artists and those working outside the mainstream of artistic production. The exhibiting artists show various studio practice approaches, including figurative, landscape, still life, and abstract subject matter, producing artwork that includes oil, acrylic, and watercolour paintings, prints, drawings, and photography. All the artwork in the Exposed! exhibition is for sale for $150 or under!