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Join artists Enda Bardell, Pierre Coupey, and Sarah Clement as they reminisce about their first memories of art, and explore what exactly drew them to working with the mediums they love.

Enda Bardell

"It only takes one person to believe in someone."

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Opus Donations Drive 2014: Share Your Gift!

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Happy holidays!

What better time to contribute to the arts community than in this, the season of giving. Now in its 15th year, the Opus Donations Drive raises funds for local organizations, matching your cash donations with Opus gift cards of equal value, to assist each group’s programs. Let’s continue to share our gift with the community. See which charity your local Opus store is donating to this year!

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What's happening in the Visual Arts community. It moves fast, so check often.

Artsolutely Art and Artisan Fundraiser Show and sale

Artsolutely! The most vibrant Artisans sale in the Okanagan! The 9th annual Artsolutely! Show & Sale continues to proudly raise funds for the Arts Council of the North Okanagan. Every year this fundraiser enriches the ACNO and the community, with the displays and works continually growing more elaborate and exciting. With Christmas a handful of weeks away, everyone is thinking of what to give the special people in their lives. Artsolutely! is your solution, with 25 artisans displaying their quality hand-made work, in a wide range of mediums including fibre arts, glass, jewellery, painting, photography and pottery. Put your dollars to work, shop at Artsolutely! and find those unique hand-made gifts while supporting local artisans and the Vernon Community Art Centre....Read more

Ken Fedoruk and Gabrielle Strong

Ken Fedoruk
Ken was born and raised in Manitoba as the youngest of four. As a child, he amused himself with multiple hobbies: made flip-books, puppets, wrote stories, drew portraits, carved totem poles and painted murals. His family has always been influential for him; his father, a wildlife painter, and his mother, an accomplished watercolour artist. After graduating from the Visual Communications program at The Alberta College of Art, he worked as a freelance illustrator and began his own advertising agency in 1987, where he currently holds the title as President and Creative Director....Read more