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July 19 Keynote: Jeannette Armstrong
July 19 Keynote: Jeannette Armstrong

Keynote Address: 12 noon, Wednesday July 19, University Theatre (ADM026) captikʷɬ: Imagery in Okanagan Oral Story. Video Link Student responses to keynotes: http://rmooc.ca/resources/keynote-responses-goel-kenney-hothi-sahebnassagh/ http://rmooc.ca/hubs/dispatches/keynote-responses-michael-turner/ http://rmooc.ca/resources/keynote-lily-li-on-jeanette-armstrong/ http://rmooc.ca/resources/keynote-responses-skylar-schmidtke-sarah-dawn-jessica-souto/ http://rmooc.ca/resources/keynote-responses-lily-li-cristalle-smith-melissa-weiss/   An overview of how the Syilx language as a polysynthetic language works with images lifted directly from the living world.  It is…

Alex Janvier, in residence
Alex Janvier, in residence

We are pleased to host world-renowned painter Alex Janvier during the 2017 Summer Indigenous Intensive. Alex will be working in the FINA Gallery (Creative end Critical Studies Building, UBCO campus) from July 13-28. The gallery will be open periodically for open studio times, and there will be an exhibition of…

Off campus food
Off campus food

The closest off-campus restaurant establishments are Freshslice Pizza and the Golden Island Restaurant, both just up the hill on Academic Way. It’s about a six-minute walk up from the studios. A bit further up the road (25 minute walk, five-minute drive) is at the Gulfstream restaurant at the 4Points Airport Hotel,…

James Luna’s Performographic
James Luna’s Performographic

 July 7 – 21, 2017, Alternator (Members’ Gallery), Rotary Arts Centre, Kelowna Performagraphic is James Luna’s first ever survey of photographic works. The collection spans a period of photographic works and accompanying objects created between 2010-­2014, referencing his artistic career of over 30 years. PERFORMAGRAPHIC presents a powerful collection photographic and video…

Home Coming: A Performance by Haruko Okano
Home Coming: A Performance by Haruko Okano

          We located ourselves within the available shade that circled the clearing where Haruko Okano’s performance space was demarcated, by a circle of red paper bags.  As we waited for the performance to begin, Camille Turner looked across to the group across the way, and remarked how…

Creating a future
Creating a future

  The fifth panel of the O k’inādās residency featured presentations by Charles Campbell, Beth LaPensee, Jackson Two Bears, Srimoyee Mitra and Michelle Lavallee. For this panel a new structure was suggested. Circling back to the guiding precept of O’kinādās of walking on the land, the organizers suggested that instead of…

Personal Territories
Personal Territories

This week we shared the space of a fourth O k’inādās panel discussion with presenters Cathy Mattes, Leah Decter, Keven DeForest, Tannis Nielsen, and moderator Ashok Mathur. To begin this overview we would like to start with a personal reflection. The iterative processes of learning and creating throughout this residency…

What’s on for the week ahead!
What’s on for the week ahead!

This week we welcomed new arrivals Warren Cariou, Julie Okot Bitek, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Millie Chen, and returning artists and curators Cecily Nicholson and Michelle Jacques, plus another wonderful guest, Jessie Short. A full week of activities is outlined below: Monday August 8 This is the final day to see Tannis Nielsen’s…

Coming Up for Week 5
Coming Up for Week 5

Week 5 is gearing up to be full of events, meetings (scheduled and informal) and spaces for connection, conversation, and community. We have provided just a brief list of events here, but stay tuned as new spaces open up. We welcome Elisabeth LaPensee, Jackson Two Bears, Evan Lee and Camille Turner, and Srimoyee Mitra, who…

Week 4 In Review
Week 4 In Review

Coming Up This Week The residency continues as many of us reflect over the past weekend and look forward to the coming week. Salmon Canning took place over the weekend and will be distributed towards the final weeks of the residency. This week we welcomed new arrivals, Amish Morrel, Leah…

Week Three at a Glance
A welcome by elder ad knowledge keeper Richard Armstrong

To all our honoured guests, artists, thinkers, creators, and friends. We are near the half-way mark. As we look back on a productive and exciting two weeks, we are always looking forward to what joys and possibilities will offer themselves to us in the future. Here’s a brief run-down of…

Feasts, Openings, and Artists
Feasts.

What a week!  Between brilliant panels, illuminating welcomes, lessons of the land, blind walks through downtown Kelowna, poetry readings, and arrivals and departures, the Summer Indigenous Art Intensive and the O’kinadas Residency are in full swing. Just a quick reminder about tonight: Double opening at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary…

Coming Up Next Week!
Round Table

After a highly successful first week, the O k’inādās Residency and Summer Indigenous Art Intensive are in full swing. Everyone is invited to attend discussions, events, and openings! We have compiled a short list of some of what’s coming up next week so that anyone who is interested and able…

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