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Culture Days

September 22 - October 15 2023

Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. At the end of each September, millions of people attend thousands of free participatory arts and culture events across the country both in-person and online. All Culture Days events are either free or by donation!

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The Sundog Festival is an immersive public experience for all ages that elevates and celebrates Arts and Culture in Greater Vernon. The VPAG will have a tent with a family friendly art activity on the Saturday, Sept 23, from 12-5pm, at Polson Park in Vernon.

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Join us via zoom for Lisa Matthias’s Artist Talk on Sept 26th at 6:00 pm PST. The exhibition titled Field Marks was created by artist Lisa Matthias, an interdisciplinary artist based in Edmonton. While her primary focus is on printmaking, she also incorporates photography, drawing, and animation into her practice. Matthias' work revolves around ecological issues, and she derives her imagery from direct observation and the study of nature in various locations. Field Marks is an exhibition that combines art and ecology. The selection of prints includes both representational images and abstract structures based on magnified plant forms. The abstract images, while derived from microscopic observations, still maintain a connection to observable reality. The cohesive element of the exhibition lies in Matthias' artistic style, characterized by dense mark-making and strong contrast between negative and positive spaces. Field Marks serves as a lyrical intersection of scientific inquiry, artistic interpretation, and expressive mark-making. Matthias will be speaking about her processes and current work with a question period following the talk.

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This session will begin with a tour of Bernadette Gregoire’s exhibition, Emerging from the Ashes of an
Okanagan Cultural Genocide. This exhibition is about Gregoire reconnecting to her Okanagan heritage. After viewing the exhibition, we will be sculpting animals and creatures that we connect with. We will then paint our creature’s homes and where we think our creature would live.

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This session will begin with a tour of Bernadette Gregoire’s exhibition, Emerging from the Ashes of an Okanagan Cultural Genocide. This exhibition is about Gregoire reconnecting to her Okanagan heritage. After viewing the exhibition, we will be sculpting animals and creatures that we connect with. We will then paint our creature’s homes and where we think our creature would live.

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Join us on October 5th from 6-8 pm at the Vernon Public Art Gallery for the opening reception for Dick Averns exhibition: Illuminating Language and the Mackie Air exhibition on view from Oct 5 - Dec 20 at the VPAG. Admission is by donation, and light bites and drinks will be served.

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