Photo: Yuri Akuney, Digital Imaging Plus
Ericka Walker, "Initiative"
Ericka Walker, "Initiative", 2010, multi-colour lithograph, 86.9 x 60.3 cm, 34 ¼ x 23 ¾ in.
Exhibition will showcase creative forays into printmaking
Okanagan Print Triennial 2012
On view from March 31 to June 17, 2012, at the Kelowna Art Gallery
March 12, 2012 – Kelowna, BC: The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to announce 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. The Okanagan Print Triennial 2012 opens to the public on March 31 and will be on view to June 17, 2012.
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.
An opening reception to celebrate the exhibition will be held on Friday, March 30, 2012, from 7 to 9 pm, at the Kelowna Art Gallery. This is a free event, open to members and guests, by invitation. Just prior to the opening reception, a free tour of the exhibition will be offered, beginning at 6:30 pm, and led by the Kelowna Art Gallery Curator, Liz Wyle. The Gallery will also host a roundtable on Saturday, March 31, 2012, from 1 to 3 pm at the Gallery, which is free to attend and open to the public.