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Glass artwork (Danielle Hayes photo)
Twenty-five murals in Vernon tell the rich history of pioneering spirit, cattle ranchers and apple orchards, world wars and peace keeping, and First Nations and multiculturalism.
Walk the downtown streets and the stories are all around in paintings that cover the sides of buildings and run as long as a city block.
The Murals Project
Not only do the murals tell a story, but they are a story in themselves. Under the direction of lead artist Michelle Loughery, these works were completed by youth at risk as part of a government employment and life skills program. Most of the young people had no idea about art before they started, but the project changed many lives.
In a truly happy ending/great beginning story, two of the artists, Tyler Toews and Steven Skolka, have started a mural company of their own and were commissioned to complete the most recent work, Sovereign Lake.
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6700 Old Kamloops Rd
Vernon, British Columbia
Headbones Gallery is a great hit for the contemporary art seeker visiting the Okanagan Valley. Not only will the program of monthly exhibitions inspire, the uniquely designed building by Julie Oakes is sure to awe.
Headbones Gallery showcases drawing, painting and sculpture. A second Drawer's gallery contains a diverse inventory of original fine art works on paper. The gallery features artists from across the region, Canada, USA and Europe.
CAUTION: Art collectors risk being seduced by the desire to purchase certain works!