Book Club Touring: Everyone’s Welcome and it’s Never the Same

You never know who you might meet at the Okanagan Regional Library’s Kelowna branch book club. Being a public, or open club, there are usually a few newcomers mixed in with the regulars. “Sometimes they come because they love the book, sometimes because they’re new in town,” said Fern Teleglow, … Continue reading

Putting the Art in ‘Heart’

Two of my (many) favourite things are original art and a good cause. And so I was excited to learn about Artists for Japan, an art-inspired fundraiser to help victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Kelowna-based artists Carrie Harper and Tomoe Afseth started the Facebook group ARTISTS FOR JAPAN … Continue reading

A Visit to Wonderland

I went with Mr. Pear Tree to Wonderland last weekend. The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan and a group of art students from UBC-O, led by professor Byron Johnson, teamed up to turn the former Ponderosa Motel off Hwy 97 in Kelowna into a Wonderland-themed art instillation. Dubbed The … Continue reading