Past Penticton Event: VOL 9

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September 21, 2017
@ Cannery Brewing

As the inaugural event of the first Arts Rising Festival, Pecha Kucha Penticton is taking the opportunity to ask local artists, arts groups and art appreciators to share their vision for the arts. 

We want to know:

  • What do you need to succeed in the arts in Penticton? As an artist, an arts group or an art appreciator...
  • What stands in the way of your success in the arts in Penticton?
  • What is the one thing you would like to see change in the arts community to help you succeed in the arts?
  • What would you like to see included in a community arts plan?

If your an artist, love the arts or want to find ways to support the arts, come listen to the voices of artists and art lovers in your community on September 21st!

Speakers are:

We are excited to announce our speaker line up for Vol 9. Arts Matter: Vision for the arts in Penticton!
1. Eric Hanston - Many Hats
2. Ann Doyon - Theytus Books
3. Paul Crawford - Penticton Art Gallery
4. Prema Harris - Tumbleweed Gallery
5. Jane Shaak - Shatford Centre
6. Tim Tweed - Penticton Arts Council
7. Jan Little and Jenny Long - Little Long Gallery
8. Kindrie Grove and Renee Mattheson - Martin St Gallery
9. Julie Mai - Artist
10. Katie Bennan - Central Okanagan Arts Council
11. Carl Keys - Artist
12. Robin Robertson
We look forward to hearing their insights and vision for the arts.
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Indigenous Art Matters

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 21, 2017

Ann Doyon is from Regina, Saskatchewan and is now based in Penticton B.C. She is a storyteller trained in various styles. She is an accomplished multi-media artist who for the past 20 years has had art shows and has garnered commissions across Canada and the U.S. As a singer Ann has gained attention for her powerful lyrics and intense performing style. She is the mother of two beautiful, talented girls and is married.

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Raves Matter

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 21, 2017

Carl Keys primarily practices as a sound designer (with a focus on theatre), producer & DJ but plays with a wide variety of other mediums including podcasting, acting, installation art & spoken word performance. He also spends a great deal of time exploring design in general include costumes, furniture/sets & lighting. He has his BFA in Theatre from UVic and his DJ alias is Tarantist.

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Theatre Matters

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 21, 2017

Eric Hanston is an actor /director/producer with Many Hats Theatre Co. He has been the head of the company since it was first formed in late 2007. He has been involved in live theatre in Penticton for over 20 years.

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Cultural Centres Matter

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 21, 2017

Jane Shaak is the Executive Director of the Okanagan School of the Arts, Shatford Centre. She says that she will always remember the Okanagan School of the Arts, Shatford Centre as the ‘Magnum Opus’ legacy project in her life with hundreds of individuals and organizations helping to bring the repurposed Shatford Centre into fruition. It is almost 100 years for the Shatford and 60 years for the Okanagan School of the Arts in the making and yet they are only just beginning.

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Little Long Matters

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 21, 2017

Jan Little and Jenny Long wax about how a little art can go a long way in a community. And wherever there's art, an impromptu dance party is never far away!



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Painting Matters

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 21, 2017

Julia Mai is a “self Taught” artist, drawing on her design eduction and many artists workshops over the last 15 years. She paints Plein Air and in the studio and in many locations, mainly Kalapana Hawaii, and Naramata BC. Painting a variety of subjects, styles and mediums- a testament to her continued curiosity and exploration in the visual arts. She can be found in several galleries in Hawaii and is currently exploring representation in BC.

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Okanagan Arts Matter

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 21, 2017

Katie Brennan is an artist based in Kelowna BC who recently left the position of Executive Director of the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan to pursue her artistic practice full time. She is also the former Curator of the Lake Country Art Gallery and a sessional instructor at UBC Okanagan. She has completed Marie Forleo's B School and most recently Seth Godin's altMBA course. 

Katie speaks about how generosity and curiosity are key to success in the arts for both organizations and individual artists.

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Artist Run Galleries Matter

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 21, 2017

Kindrie Grove and Renee Matheson of Matheson and Grove Fine Art in Penticton, BC muse on the process of artistic development and explain why artist-run galleries matter.

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Regional Art Galleries Matter

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 21, 2017

You don't always have to be well-prepared for a Pecha Kucha presentation to pull it off... Penticton Art Gallery Director and Curator Paul Crawford riffs his way through this retrospective on life, the gallery and some favourite exhibitions, from Tibetan monks to cannabis culture and counterculture... and plenty of other good stuff that stokes the fire of a small town with a lot going for it. 

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Co-op Galleries Matter

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 21, 2017

Prema Harris stands in awe of our capacity to create and make our ideas manifest - as lived and exemplified by the many creative folk she’s had the good fortune to work with: her two daughters, one a singer, the other a dancer; the artists who show at the Tumbleweed Gallery, which she owns and managed since 1988 until it was turned into an artist-run gallery in 2012; the musicians, dancers, actors and writers who she’s had occasion to spend time with and observe closely through her volunteer involvement in Penticton’s art community - the Okanagan Summer School of the Arts, the Penticton Academy of Music, the Pentastic Jazz Festival, and Children’s Showcase. Prema would like to more deeply understand that which sparks the artist’s impulse to breathe life onto a blank slate.

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Public Art Matters

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 21, 2017

Captivated by public sculpture and pondering its role in community building, Robin Robertson naively dove into managing four public art installations in her community.  Her vision? Our City is an artwork. Art integrated into life helping create gathering spaces, encouraging conversations, supporting new thought forms. Robin chaired the recent Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibition.

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Arts Matter

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 21, 2017

Why do arts matter in a small community? Well, Timothy Tweed, president of the local art council, discusses why arts DO matter in the City of Penticton. A small city know for its vibriant and large art community with local theatre groups, murals troughout the dowtown, and many art galleries.

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Jan Little
Artist in Penticton
Ann Doyon
Writer, Theytus Books in Penticton
Robin Robertson
Public Art Enthusiast in Penticton
Kindrie Grove
Artist in Penticton
Renee Matheson
Artist/gallery owner in Penticton
Jenny Long
Artist/gallery owner in Penticton