Coming off the huge success of the Bob Ross exhibit, the Penticton Art Gallery has four new exhibitions on until Nov. 7, featuring art inspired by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
You Are Not Alone, in partnership with the Syria.art Association, invited artists around the world to submit their art. The collection is currently on physical display in the Penticton Art Gallery, with the art also available for preview online at covid19mailart.com.
Cartoonist Dirk Van Stralen was first published in 1987, in the Tri-City News in Coquitlam, before his work moved to the Georgia Straight until 2007 with his weekly one panel cartoon, vanstralen.
181 Days and Counting… started on March 21, and since then Van Stralen has been drawing a cartoon a day as a personal journal and ongoing commentary on the world around him.
Continuing a conversation that began in 1977, To Talk With Others features five Yukon artists who use their range of media to speak on self-determination and the difference in interests between the federal government and Indigenous peoples.
Ken Anderson (Tlingit/Scandinavian), Lianne Marie Leda Charlie (Tagé Cho Hudän | Big River People), Valerie Salez (1st Generation Canadian), Doug Smarch Jr. (Tlingit), and Joseph Tisiga (Kaska Dene) showcase the spirit and determination of the people that led to the meeting between Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau and five Yukon First Nations leaders regarding the then-approved Mackenzie Pipeline, the minutes of which served to begin the project.
The fourth of the new exhibits on display Edward Mapplethorpe’s American Cycle makes its world debut screening at the gallery.
American Cycle is a 35-minute film, and a way of featuring the New York City artist after COVID-19 brought about the cancellation of the planned exhibit of Mapplethorpe’s large scale photography.
American Cycle was made in response to the COVID-19 lockdown, and the uncertainty in the upcoming U.S. election.
All four exhibits are on display from now until Nov. 7 with admission by donation.
The Penticton Art Gallery is located at 199 Marina Way, and open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays, and then 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays.
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