heART Fit – Spontaneous Process Painting

What is HeART Fit?

  • a practice for those seeking a creative lifestyle and improved health through creative relaxation.
  • a 3-hour session of Spontaneous Process Painting.
  • a time to create ‘a resting heart’ by embarking on a journey of creative exploration, inviting creative spirit to lead you within, and awaken you to your authentic ‘self’
  • open to all ages (children accompanied by adults) and levels of experience – from those who have never picked up a paint brush to those who are experienced painters
  • supported and operated by participants in the group
  • a group experience whose focus is to learn from and encourage others as we evolve creative values.

Every Tuesday by donation. Supplies available for first visit (then bring your own). For more info, contact


Noon-hour Drawing for Beginners (adults 16+)

with Theresa Edwards

Join us, and bring your co-workers for a drawing class lunch break. Learn to draw objects and human forms in a great setting. Improve your skills by using simple methods many artists use. Beginners and those with some drawing experience welcome.

Bring: Sketchpad (9×12” or bigger), 2B & 6B pencil, pencil sharpener, 1 stick compressed charcoal, 1 stick willow charcoal, med size blending stump, white eraser, fine & med tip permanent black pens, a ruler, 2-3 black & white photos.

(Thu) May 3 – Jun 7, 12:00 – 12:50 PM  |  $59

Location: Painting & Drawing Studio

For more info about Theresa, visit

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EXHIBIT: Kelowna Calligrapher’s Guild

Display Cases Exhibition

Kelowna Calligraphers’ Guild : Mandate and Artistic Statement

The KELOWNA CALLIGRAPHERS’ GUILD is a non-profit organization formed to facilitate the exchange of information between Calligraphers and to promote interest in and appreciation of calligraphy as an art within the community. Its membership is wholly volunteer and is open to calligraphers at all levels of expertise as well as those with a love of beautiful writing. Members receive the guild newsletter which is published three times annually (November, February, and June), and is exchanged with other calligraphy guilds across Canada, access to the Guild library, calligraphy supplies and reduced rates for workshops.

The Guild meets monthly from September to May on the last Monday of every month.
The general meetings are informal and include a Hands-On Activity. Some meetings will include a display of members’ artwork (galleria). Members of all skill levels are encouraged to participate.
Meetings are held at:

Club 17 Senior Centre
1353 Richter Street. (@ Fuller Ave.)

The Kelowna Calligraphers’ Guild exhibits annually at the Kelowna Library, and at other venues throughout the year, such as Father Pandosy Mission (for the Okanagan Historical Society), The Fintry Fair, Artwalk, and once again at the Rotary Centre for the Arts on their Creative Aging Awareness Day.

Proceeds from fundraising efforts are put towards a COBBS Bursary for students from the Central Okanagan, as well as other charitable causes.

The Kelowna Calligraphers’ Guild Exhibit at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in April of 2018, includes work by many of its members. Included are various examples of Calligraphic “hands” (lettering styles) on a variety of surfaces, using pens with nibs, brushes or quills. Many pieces also incorporate other visual arts such as painting, drawing, bookmaking, zen tangles, versals, and compositions of pressed flowers. This exhibit includes historical references, special occasion items, and modern applications of the written word…not only with others’ quotes, but also original prose and poetry by the members.

Calligraphy…from the Greek “KALLI” (beauty) and “GRAPHIA” (write)


EXHIBIT: Tascheleia Marangoni

Great West Life Mezzanine Exhibition


Tascheleia Marangoni is a Professional Cultural Dancer & Folk Artist who resides in Kelowna, British Columbia. Her life long passion is for Arts and Culture! Tascheleia’s art focuses mainly on the beauty of woman, dance, and traditions from cultures around the world. As an artist, she uses a variety of techniques and mediums to bring culture to life through impressionistic style, with great joy and passion!

Cool Arts – Classes & Workshops

Cool Arts Society provides quality arts experiences to local adults living with developmental disabilities through mid-week classes and weekend workshop offerings.

Class participants explore a variety of mediums, working both individually and on group projects. All activities, designed to be process oriented and experimental, take place in a safe, student-centered environment where participants can make discoveries in art practice without distraction. Classes are taught by professional artists.

Next session is April 3 – June 29 with classes offered weekday, weekends and weekday drop-ins.

For more information about Cool Arts classes and workshops, please visit or email


EXHIBIT: Toby Wesenberg, ‘Golden’

Alex Fong Galleria Exhibition


  1. Coloured or shining like gold; 2. made or consisting of gold; 3. (of a period) very happy and prosperous; 3.1. (of an opportunity) very favorable.[1]

This body of work explores that sweet spot somewhere between order and chaos and the beauty in opportunities that emerge after a dark period.

Toby Wesenberg is a mixed media artist currently based in Kelowna, BC. She is a painter, drawer and makeup artist, who has completed arts courses at UBC Okanagan and MC College in Kelowna.

Toby enjoys the freedom of interdisciplinary experimentation in the creative arts, and uses colour, texture, emotion and intuition to guide her work. She uses a variety of mediums and materials as a means of expression; everything from acrylics, oils, ink, graphite and fabrics on canvas, paper or wood panel, to creative makeup looks and jewelry making.

Toby is driven by an innate need for creative expression, and to share with others the power, beauty and healing that artistic expression can bring.

Toby will be having her opening reception on Thursday, April 5th from 6-8pm. It is free and open to the public.


[1] English Oxford Living Dictionaries, 2018 Oxford University Press,



South Atrium Exhibition



John Delaney is an Emmy award winning Storyboard Artist, Director, Designer, Animator and Comic Book Artist with over 30 years of experience in live action production and both 2D & 3D animation as well as Gaming.  He is the first director in Canada to direct, design and deliver a full 26 episode season of an international action/adventure property -Voltron Force which debuted as the highest rated premier ever on Nicktoons.

In comics John has drawn for DC Comics – Justice League Adventures, Superman Adventures, Dexter’s Laboratory, Scooby Doo and many more. For Bongo Comics John has drawn The Simpsons, Bart Simpson Comics, the Eisner award nominated Death of Comic Book Guy, the McBain one shot and Futurama.


EXHIBIT: Shimshon Obadia, ‘Small Signs of Big Change’

We rush, we hustle, we drive. It’s the constant presence of, and instant response to, signage that gets us there, guides us, tells us, and ultimately fills in the gaps… because without them, we are completely lost. Somewhere along the way, in our fast paced lives, we forgot where we really are. In that memory’s place, we have road signs dictating a single narrative from point A to point B at 100km/h. Small Signs of Big Change repositions these tools of disconnection in the form of a simple alternative beloved since childhood; a bright shiny sticker! Get it in a serving of instant gratification — at the Rotary Centre for the Arts during the month of March — and start to redirect your connection to where you are.

Visit for even more eco art.

EXHIBIT: UBCO Photography Students, ‘FOCAL POINTS’

Alex Fong Galleria Exhibition

From black and white photographs hand printed in the traditional darkroom, to digital images montaged and manipulated in Adobe Photoshop, this exhibition highlights the wide diversity of content and form in the work being done by photography students at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. This collection of photo based artwork has been created by students in second, third and fourth year and is being shown in both the Alex Fong Galleria, March 2 – March 29, and the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art’s Member’s Gallery, from March 3 – March 17, 2018.

Opening Reception on Friday, March 9th from 6-8pm


EXHIBIT: Trevor Frick

Display Cases Exhibition

Trevor Frick was born in Kelowna, spent sometime living in Vancouver, and now lives back in Kelowna with his wife and two children. Growing up with cartoons and comics books lead to creating and self-publishing comic books. Several years later and looking to grow as an artist he discovered Urban Vinyl Toys and Urban Paper Toys. Discovering a new passion, he now creates worlds and three dimensional characters using paper.