okanagan symphony orchestra performs at Art launch in West Kelowna

The Okanagan Symphony opens for West Kelowna Winery Art Show: enjoy art,  music and wine at the Grizzli Winery Winter Art Launch 

Sunday, October 16th from 4:00pm-6:00pm: WEST KELOWNA, BC:

Grizzli Winery invites the public  to join them for the official opening of their newest winter art exhibition: ‘The World Around Us’ on  Sunday, October 16th from 4:00pm-6:00pm. The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra will be performing  and guests can enjoy wine, light appetizers and meet the artists behind the canvas. Works featured  include a wide variety of techniques including oil and acrylic paints and mixed media. 

There is no charge for admission to the Art Launch on October 16, but you must RSVP online at  grizzliwinery.com or by phone: 250-769-6789.  

Grizzli Art Gallery – Winter Exhibition: ‘The World Around Us’ – October 2022 to February 2023 

Changing seasons brings the rotation of Grizzli Art Gallery’s newest exhibition: ‘The World Around Us’,  featuring the work of three Okanagan-based artists: Anne Gidluck, Valerie Thompson and Diane Postman. ‘The World Around Us’ comes out of the artists’ shared experience living through a pandemic  

that encouraged us all to look more closely at our surroundings. Reflecting upon scenes that typically  don’t catch a second glimpse – a derelict barn or lone flower amongst a field of weeds – this exhibition  hopes to evoke joyous memories, gratitude for our Okanagan home, awareness of our surroundings,  and compassion for those less fortunate than ourselves.  

The World Around Us will be open to the public from Oct. 1 to Feb 26. Daily.  

The OSO and Grizzli Winery – The Perfect Pairing 

We believe music and wine go together like wine and cheese. We’re better together. 

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) is delighted to partner with Grizzli Winery as its Art Gallery  Charity Partner for the 2022-23 season.  

The OSO is the third largest professional orchestra in BC. This professional ensemble has shared  music experiences with Okanagan residents and visitors for more than 60 years, with Music Director  Rosemary Thomson at the helm for more than 15 years. 

In addition to the OSO’s many live public concerts, its community engagement programs bring  unique music and learning experiences to preschoolers and their families through Symphony  Storytime as well as to students and schools through its flagship Okanagan Symphony Youth  Orchestra (OSYO), as well as other education programs.  

A trio of musicians from the OSO will perform at this season’s Winter Art Launch, the first of a three part Art Launch series, on Oct. 16 at the Grizzli Winery from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. 

All proceeds from the Grizzli Winery’s Art Gallery events, including donations, raffles, and a  percentage of art sales, will be donated to the OSO. Future events will include performances by both  OSO and OSYO musicians. 

Grizzli Art Gallery grizzliwinery.com/art-gallery 

Visit the internationally renowned Grizzli Art Gallery, exhibiting the works of contemporary Canadian  artists, many of whom are Okanagan locals, in its welcoming gallery space. The Grizzli Gallery  exhibitions rotate seasonally and all art is displayed throughout the 20,000 sq ft tasting room where  you can peruse the art while enjoying a glass of wine. 

About The Artists in ‘The World Around Us’:  

Anne Gidluck 

Growing up in a gold mining town in Western Australia, Anne has been heavily influenced by the  brilliant colours of the Australian landscape.

“I am drawn to portray the scenes and people I have encountered in my travels. Currently I work in  acrylics but have also worked in oils and water colours. 

The emotions that a particular scene has evoked in me is what I am driven to portray on canvas and  hope that the viewer will experience the same reaction.” 

Valerie Thompson 

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Valerie has been painting since she was eleven years old. 

Her first art teacher was in Whitehorse, Yukon. Miss Varley, daughter of Canadian Group of Seven,  Frederick Varley, inspired her to continue her pursuit of artistic knowledge and excellence in various  mediums including oils, pen and ink and pastels. She now concentrates on painting in acrylics. 

Valerie’s early education is reflected in her loose painting style using vibrant colours and is very  evident in her interpretations of Canadian landscapes. 

Valerie is a founding member of the “West Kelowna Artist”, a group of 14 women, painting together  and learning from each other’s experiences. 

Dianne Postman 

Dianne is originally from southern Alberta and developed a love for art at a very young age. Over the  years Dianne has attended numerous educational workshops and courses however she is mainly self taught. In 2019 she received a Diploma in Art from the Stratford Career Institute (distance learning).  Dianne is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, a member of both the West  Kelowna Artists and the B.C. Artists Guild. 

“Landscapes and flowers are my favourite subject matter. I often tone my canvases with a vivid  magenta colour before beginning a painting. I have a myriad of styles and approaches, which allows  me to stay free of a fixed, predictable expression in my work.” 

Grizzli Winery on West Kelowna’s Wine Trail.  

Okanagan Grown, Community Inspired, Family-Centered. 



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