RCA@Home Art Talks

RCA@Home already offers the following:  a Virtual Cinema House screening rentable fresh documentaries weekly, weekly free social clubs on various topics in film, theatre and music, and online education workshops for youth and adults. To this line-up we are adding monthly Art Talks, an opportunity for artists and art leaders to have a conversation with the Kelowna community.

Art Talks is held every 4th Tuesday of the month. Interested community members can sign up for free.Talks would be set up on Zoom for two-way engagement. We request RSVPs in advance and three days before the event.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 7PM


50 years of Blues

As a one-man cheering section for the days when blues and jazz met the roots of rock and roll, Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne is an artist who’s got it all: talent, charisma and showmanship. Oozing with class and sophistication, Wayne is a throwback to the golden age of classic rhythm and blues while offering a fresh approach to the genre.

Hailed as "an artist bringing the piano back to the front ranks of contemporary blues."  As a Juno Award Winner and 7 time Maple Blues Award winning blues, boogie-woogie and jazz pianist, Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne is called “Blues Boss” for a reason. He was recently inducted into the “Piano Boogie-Woogie Hall of Fame” in 2017 by the Cincinnati Ohio Blues Society. His musical career began as a child prodigy in the 1960s and has continued to flourish for over 50 years with Wayne at the forefront of modern day blues piano practitioners.

Born in Spokane, Washington, raised in New Orleans and now based in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne has built a stellar reputation within Canada and abroad for his lively attire and energetic concert performances and regularly sells out 800 to 1000 seat venues and headlines many international concerts and festivals.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 7PM

MICHAEL V. SMITH, UBCO Creative Writing Professor

Writing from Silence

One of the ways in which power maintains itself is through silencing, whether that be notions of what one can or cannot say in polite company, who has the power or place to speak, or perhaps who is given a platform but under a shared, unspoken set of restrictions. In this talk, UBCO creative writing professor Michael V. Smith examines taboo, stereotypes, family histories, and cultural silences to reveal how writing can function as a means of speaking truth to power. 

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