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EXHIBIT: Wayne Wilson

May 2 @ 8:00 am - May 30 @ 8:00 pm

- Free

Alex Fong Galleria Exhibition


Wayne Wilson was born in Lillooet, BC in a house his father built of railway ties. Wayne’s father had grown up in the Okanagan (Oliver) and, after moving around British Columbia as a school teacher, their family moved back to the Okanagan (Kelowna) in the 1960s. He has worked as a cowboy, truck driver, lounge singer, purchasing agent, college professor, film and talking book narrator and at many other jobs – He spent most of his career, however, in the Museum field and loved every day of that work. Sketching and other artworks have been part of his life since he was a teenager, and since then he has taken a sketchbook and paints with him wherever he goes.

Artist Statement:

“Landscape and panoramic imagery clearly dominate my current art work. For the most part, this grows out of a strong notion that there is something attractively primal in the panoramic format. The eye, sweeping side to side, pays a kind of homage to the horizon – and in every culture, it seems to me, the horizon both pushes and pulls us to its brink and beyond. Some of my other compellingly strong tendencies, however, are more strongly drawn toward the eclectic and bring influences from still life and the abstract. As a geographer by training, it has always struck me that the nature of space and/or place are never merely important to the expression of who we are; they are critical. I try to find that in my art; to distil the place and reveal its own rhythm.”

-Wayne Wilson



May 2 @ 8:00 am
May 30 @ 8:00 pm
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Rotary Centre for the Arts


Rotary Centre for the Arts
421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1 Canada
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PARKING : Metered street parking is available outside the centre (free after 5 PM & Sundays). One block south on Ellis Street, parking has been increased at the Library Parkade to 668 spaces, and Memorial Parkade to 519 spaces. Parkades are free after 6 PM except during special events. There is an Impark Lot at Prospera Place (access from Water or Cawston) and Impark Lot at the corner of Ellis and Cawston (access from Cawston).

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