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Featured Artist: Egbert Oudendag @ George Elliot Secondary School (Community/Small Gym)
Sep 10 all-day

Paintings by West Coast master, Egbert Oudendag, will be on exhibit at Lake Country ArtWalk 2017. Considering the theme ‘Colour Me Canada’ in recognition of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the show and sale is a timely addition to ArtWalk. Paul and Carney Oudendag of Kelowna are pleased to release paintings from the family collection that pay homage to the beauty of the west coast of Canada, the art of plein air painting and the contributions of immigrant artist, Egbert Oudendag, to the arts and culture of Canada.

About the Artist
Born in 1914, Oudendag was a Dutch immigrant who lived and painted in the Vancouver and White Rock areas until his death in 1998. Fiercely individualistic with many eccentricities in both life and art, Egbert customized his paints with a guarded mix of varnish and oil, which he would transfer back into the tubes, creating a unique quality to his work. He worked almost exclusively en plein air, so primed Masonite panels were a convenient substrate for coastal landscapes, mountains, boats, beaches and many derelict sheds and buildings. Oudendag’s ‘alla prima’ style of oil painting was done in a direct, expressive way and completed while still wet. His works are distinctly minimalist and sparse, yet striking and subtle.
Oudendag’s late friend and influential BC artist, Robert Genn, made a short documentary video about Egbert and has mentioned him in his Painter’s Keys newsletters. Genn observed, “He was a rugged individualist who was capable of running his own show, and completely oblivious to what other people thought.”

 

   

Featured Artist: Jim Brompton @ George Elliot Secondary School (Foyer)
Sep 10 all-day
Featured Artist: Jim Brompton @ George Elliot Secondary School (Foyer)

Jim Brompton is a long time landscape and nature photographer and has owned a photography business since 1978. He has many images published and feature articles written about his adventures and the photos. Most recently, Jim’s photography has been featured in Outdoor Photography Canada magazine, Photo Life magazine and the Upper Mission magazine. He currently holds the number one spot on Google if you search Canadian Landscape Photography.

Installation Art @ George Elliot Secondary School (Drama Room)
Sep 10 all-day

Back for its second year is the Installation Art feature. This unusual form of art is typically a mixed-media construction or assemblage that is designed for a specific place and temporary period of time. Be sure to check out the following two Installation Artworks in the Drama Room.

Mandira Chetna

Body as Painting Canvas by Doris Steigenberger

Lake Country Museum Displays @ Various
Sep 10 all-day
Lake Country Museum Displays @ Various

We are pleased once again to collaborate with the Lake Country Museum to have several displays about Canada located at ArtWalk. Look for the following displays:

Canada’s Evolution over the last 150 years by Karen Gibbons, location: Municipal Hall

Two local artists: Lee Claremont and Evelyn Middleton by Dan Bruce, location: George Elliot Secondary School (Foyer) display cabinet

West Coast Artists by Dan Bruce, location: George Elliot Secondary School (Hallway) display cabinet

People’s Choice Vote @ Various
Sep 10 all-day
People's Choice Vote @ Various

Each year, thousands of visitors to ArtWalk cast their vote for their favourite artist. Explore all the venues to choose your favourite and drop your ballot off at one of the numerous ballot boxes on site. Ballots are given out upon admission to ArtWalk. Fill out the ballot with your name and your artist’s name, drop it into a ballot box for the chance to win a prize!

The winning artist will be announced on our website and social media on Monday, September 11.The winner of the draw will be contacted by phone.

Plein Air Gallery @ George Elliot Secondary School (Hallway outside room 112)
Sep 10 all-day
Plein Air Gallery @ George Elliot Secondary School (Hallway outside room 112)

Plein Air painting is done while outside, so is often referred to as “open air painting.” Even though this approach is a challenge for artists because they need to deal with time limits, the weather and changing light, it is still a popular painting activity.

These paintings from many locations in Canada form a distinct display outside of in Room 112 in George Elliot Secondary School.

Where were you born? @ Outside Winfield Memorial Hall
Sep 10 all-day
Where were you born? @ Outside Winfield Memorial Hall

Under the large tent in front of Winfield Memorial Hall, you will find a large map of the world. Place a pin on the spot where you were born. It will be interesting to see the various locations get marked over two days. Where do you think most people are from?

Your Favourite Canadian @ TBD
Sep 10 all-day
Your Favourite Canadian @ TBD

Your favourite Canadian may be a famous person or it may be your helpful neighbour, or your best friend. Check out the chart to see who ArtWalk visitors put as their favourites and add your favourite Canadian to the diagram.

Live Music: Elizabeth Wocks @ George Elliot Secondary School (School/Large Gym)
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Live Music: Elizabeth Wocks @ George Elliot Secondary School (School/Large Gym)

Live musical performance by Elizabeth Wocks

Live Music: Ernest Anyway @ Winfield Memorial Hall
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Live Music: Ernest Anyway @ Winfield Memorial Hall

Live musical performance by Ernest Anyway

Live Music: Sarah Maineland @ George Elliot Secondary School (Community/Small Gym)
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Live Music: Sarah Maineland @ George Elliot Secondary School (Community/Small Gym)
Live musical performance by Sarah Maineland
ArtTalk: The Issue of Appropriation of First Nations’ Imagery @ George Elliot Secondary School (Room 112)
Sep 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
ArtTalk: The Issue of Appropriation of First Nations' Imagery @ George Elliot Secondary School (Room 112)

This current topic is complex. The two speakers will explore this topic from several perspectives to offer some clarity about this issue.

Presenters: Edna Terbasket, Executive Director of Kelowna Friendship Centre & Gayle Liman, Design Consultant/Curator

Art Talks are free & open to everyone.

Live Music: Adam Meachem @ Winfield Memorial Hall
Sep 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Live Music: Adam Meachem @ Winfield Memorial Hall

Live musical performance by Adam Meachem

Live Music: Courtney Vissia & Keala Morazain @ George Elliot Secondary School (Courtyard/Food Court 1)
Sep 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Live Music: Courtney Vissia & Keala Morazain @ George Elliot Secondary School (Courtyard/Food Court 1)

Live musical performance by Courtney Vissia & Keala Morazain (*Teen Talent)

 

 

 

  • Bio: Courtney Vissia
    My name is Vissia I am currently 15 years old. I have been taking voice lessons at Wentworth Music with Amanda Morazain for 9 years and hope to continue as long as I can. Amanda inspires me so much she is an amazing instructor and role model. I have been singing ever since I can remember, It’s always been my passion of mine. I have the best memories of me as a little girl singing with my dad, he would play guitar to our favourite songs while I sung my heart out. Both my parents are very musical and have helped me grow, they’ve been an ongoing support system to make me love this passion of mine even more. Singing wouldn’t be the same without all the support from my family and friends!

 

Live Music: John Anderson @ George Elliot Secondary School (Community/Small Gym)
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Live Music: John Anderson @ George Elliot Secondary School (Community/Small Gym)
Live musical performance by John Anderson
Live Music: Laverne Berget & LUKI Dance @ George Elliot Secondary School (School/Large Gym)
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Live Music: Laverne Berget & LUKI Dance @ George Elliot Secondary School (School/Large Gym)

Live musical performance by Laverne Berget & and performance by LUKI Dance

Live Music: Michael Painchaud @ George Elliot Secondary School (Courtyard/Food Court 1)
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Live Music: Michael Painchaud @ George Elliot Secondary School (Courtyard/Food Court 1)

Live musical performance by Michael Painchaud

Paint-Off @ Outside Winfield Memorial Hall
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Paint-Off @ Outside Winfield Memorial Hall

Our ever-popular live Paint-Off is an entertaining event to watch. Taking place in front of Winfield Memorial Hall on both days at 12:00 and again at 2:00. Artists will have only 15 minutes to complete a painting of a Canadiana based still-life subject. You might even be one of the lucky audience members to win one of the completed paintings!

ArtTalk: Canadian Art @ George Elliot Secondary School (Room 112)
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
ArtTalk: Canadian Art @ George Elliot Secondary School (Room 112)

This talk will give a specific look at Canadian Art from a historical perspective, highlighting some of the major trends and artists.

Presenter: Dr. Carolyn MacHardy, UBC Professor, art history author

Art Talks are free & open to everyone.

Live Music: Chris Shriek @ Winfield Memorial Hall
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Live Music: Chris Shriek @ Winfield Memorial Hall

Live musical performance by Chris Schriek

Live Music: D. Soul @ George Elliot Secondary School (Courtyard/Food Court 1)
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Live Music: D. Soul @ George Elliot Secondary School (Courtyard/Food Court 1)

Live musical performance by D. Soul

Live Performance: LUKI Dance @ George Elliot Secondary School (School/Large Gym)
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Live Performance: LUKI Dance @ George Elliot Secondary School (School/Large Gym)

Live performance by LUKI Dance

Live Music: Caleb McAlpine @ George Elliot Secondary School (Community/Small Gym)
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Live Music: Caleb McAlpine @ George Elliot Secondary School (Community/Small Gym)
Live musical performance by John Anderson
Live Music: Jesse Jacobson @ George Elliot Secondary School (Courtyard/Food Court 1)
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Live Music: Jesse Jacobson @ George Elliot Secondary School (Courtyard/Food Court 1)

Live musical performance by Jesse Jacobson

Live Music: Olivia Walsh @ George Elliot Secondary School (School/Large Gym)
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Live Music: Olivia Walsh @ George Elliot Secondary School (School/Large Gym)

Live musical performance by Olivia Walsh

Paint-Off @ Outside Winfield Memorial Hall
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Paint-Off @ Outside Winfield Memorial Hall

Our ever-popular live Paint-Off is an entertaining event to watch. Taking place in front of Winfield Memorial Hall on both days at 12:00 and again at 2:00. Artists will have only 15 minutes to complete a painting of a Canadiana based still-life subject. You might even be one of the lucky audience members to win one of the completed paintings!

Quick Draw @ George Elliot Secondary School (Foyer)
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Quick Draw @ George Elliot Secondary School (Foyer)

 

Another opportunity to watch artists magically create a painting. Only given one-hour to complete their work, the paintings are then auctioned off to the crowd.

Begins at 2 p.m. Live auction 3:15 p.m.

ArtTalk: Daphne Odjig, Great Canadian Artist @ George Elliot Secondary School (Room 112)
Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ArtTalk: Daphne Odjig, Great Canadian Artist @ George Elliot Secondary School (Room 112)

This session will profile the life and art of Daphne Odjig, a prominent local artist noted for her colourful, stylized imagery. She was instrumental in getting First Nations artworks into the Fine Arts world.

Presenter: Stewart Turcotte, Hambleton Galleries

Art Talks are free & open to everyone.

Live Music: The Jazz Tex @ George Elliot Secondary School (Courtyard/Food Court 1)
Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Live Music: The Jazz Tex @ George Elliot Secondary School (Courtyard/Food Court 1)

Live musical performance by The Jazz Tex