Okanagan art exhibits challenge viewers to reinterpret definition of trash – Okanagan | Globalnews.ca

The Art for Change summer art exhibit in Kelowna is made entirely of found materials and trash.

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There are five separate exhibits in the city: four are at the Rotary Center for the Arts and one is at the Okanagan Heritage Museum.

“The point I’m trying to make with all of this is that trash is a commodity. We have to get rid of our ideas of throwing things away and (instead of finding) ways to use them,” said Hanna Karin, creative director of Art for Change.

beauty in the beast The exhibit has taken over the Alex Fong Galleria at the RCA and features work by Daren Williams from Kelowna and Becky Ten Veen from Summerland, as well as Marion Tetler from Ontario, Lesley Leong from Yukon and Zala Virendrasinh from India.

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beauty in the beast demonstrates the aesthetic appeal of metal, paper, computer parts, and plastic,” states a press release from Art for Change.

Think big is an outdoor exhibit in the RCA “featuring artists and community organizations that use mural art to rejuvenate neighborhoods and promote unity,” the release says.

The exhibition art language at the RCA shows people how art can be another form of communication besides therapy and more.

the language of art it is about the power of art to overcome language barriers, evoke emotions and promote social change,” according to the statement.

the beauty that The exhibit features “Beauty WAD costumes and second-hand/recycled clothing ensembles that demonstrate how to look good without further harming the planet,” the statement said.

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At the Okanagan Heritage Museum is the jenga jenga exhibit that “promotes the viability of post-consumer waste as building blocks for construction and product development.”

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Three events will complement the art exhibits.

The Beauty Wearable Art and Design Contest takes place at the Mary Irwin Theater in the RCA, where designers showcase the costumes they created from discarded materials on July 22.

A two-day film festival at the Mary Irwin Theater called the Beast International Film Festival showcases documentaries, short films, and live performances about the fashion industry, activism, and environmental solutions on July 23-24.

There will also be a Zydeco concert on July 23. A press release describes Zydeco as “jammy blues music that blends Cajun Acadian with Black Rhythm and Blues.” The Teenaree Gowdy and Nuvo Zydeco show takes place on July 23.

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