Event Location: Kelowna Art Gallery
March 31 to June 17, 2012
The Okanagan Print Triennial 2012, a juried show that brings together a variety of original, contemporary work in printmaking. Dedicated to showcasing the creative forays made in printmaking in Canada and beyond, a call for submissions went out to artists across North, Central, and South America. The works of twenty remarkable printmakers will be featured in this exhibition, including those by Derek Michael Besant, Mark Bovey, Liz Ingram, and Mitch Mitchell.
Launched in 2009 at the Vernon Public Art Gallery, the Okanagan Print Triennial is a collaborative effort of the Kelowna Art Gallery, the University of British Columbia Okanagan, and the Vernon Public Art Gallery. The Kelowna Art Gallery looks forward to unveiling the works of printmakers of all stripes, and then to engaging with our local publics in discussion and exchange about this fascinating aspect of contemporary art practice. The exhibition will be accompanied by a full-colour catalogue that will reproduce each piece in the exhibition, and will be available for purchase from the Kelowna Art Gallery.
Exhibition tour and opening reception
Friday, March 30, 2012
Tour from 6:30 to 7 pm
Reception from 7 to 9 pm
This is a free event, open to members and guests, by invitation. Please note that the tour begins at 6:30 pm sharp, so plan to arrive early.
Saturday, March, 31, 1 to 3 pm
The Okanagan Print Triennial 2012 exposes us to artists from North, Central, and South America and celebrates the global nature of the printmaking community. Join us for a stimulating discussion about both the traditions and contemporary practice of printmaking. This panel will include a discussion about what printmaking is, and the difference between hand-crafted prints versus photographs and digital prints. We will also discuss the relevance of printmaking in the face of many other technologies for making art. Panelists include Briar Craig, Associate Professor UBCO: Printmaking, Photography and Drawing; Lubos Culen, Curator, Vernon Public Art Gallery; and Liz Wylie, Curator, Kelowna Art Gallery; artists on the panel to be announced soon.
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