Kristin Froneman

Sherri Anne

Sister speaks from the field to the stage

Okanagan-born field hockey player Sherri Anne has made a successful transition to music with her band Sister Speak.

Sherri Anne
A Splash of Red co-founder Judy Rose holds a scarf showing a painting of Sveva Caetani

Splash brings infusion of cash

The spirit of the celebrated artist Sveva Caetani was felt Thursday at the fifth annual A Splash of Red fundraiser in Vernon.

A Splash of Red co-founder Judy Rose holds a scarf showing a painting of Sveva Caetani
The Fish on Five Brass Quintet performs at the Ladies and Lace fundraising event at the Mackie Lake House Aug. 28.

Travel back in time for OSO fundraiser Ladies and Lace

Ladies and Lace takes place at the Mackie Lake House Sunday, Aug. 28 from 2 to 5 p.m.

The Fish on Five Brass Quintet performs at the Ladies and Lace fundraising event at the Mackie Lake House Aug. 28.
A street artist paints a wall at the Vernon parkade as part of last year’s Riot on the Roof. This year’s event

Party on high as Vernon parkade opens to art

Vernon Public Art Gallery moves on up for its eighth annual Riot on the Roof.

A street artist paints a wall at the Vernon parkade as part of last year’s Riot on the Roof. This year’s event
The Hip’s Gord Downie performs at the MuchMusic Great Canadian Party to celebrate Canada Day at Barrie’s Molson Park in 1992

AT RANDOM: Hey Gord, thanks

It was at the nearby Molson Park in Barrie, and the band was playing a special MuchMusic Canada Day event.

The Hip’s Gord Downie performs at the MuchMusic Great Canadian Party to celebrate Canada Day at Barrie’s Molson Park in 1992
Young artists-in-residence Amy Hanfstingl (left) and Maria Durfeld show some of the work in their upcoming art exhibition

Youth engaged in art

Youth artists-in-residence Maria Durfeld and Amy Hanfstingl prepare for exhibition at Vernon Community Arts Centre.

Young artists-in-residence Amy Hanfstingl (left) and Maria Durfeld show some of the work in their upcoming art exhibition
Mother and daughter Heidi (left) and Carmen Thompson deliver their artworks to A Splash of Red coordinator Julie Melanson (right) for the annual Italian evening and art auction Aug. 18 in support of the Caetani Cultural Centre.

Artists splash on the red for Caetani

A Splash of Red fundraiser pays ode to the legacy left behind by the daughter of Vernon’s own Italian royal family.

Mother and daughter Heidi (left) and Carmen Thompson deliver their artworks to A Splash of Red coordinator Julie Melanson (right) for the annual Italian evening and art auction Aug. 18 in support of the Caetani Cultural Centre.
The Trips' Jessie Padgett and Graham Ord will have the audience grinning at their picking at the Bluegrass on the Grass event at the Caetani Cultural Centre July 22.

Banjos and mandolins served up at Bluegrass on the Grass

Music lovers are about to get a whole lot of twang and fast-picking when the second Caetani Summer Music Series takes place July 22.

The Trips' Jessie Padgett and Graham Ord will have the audience grinning at their picking at the Bluegrass on the Grass event at the Caetani Cultural Centre July 22.
Emerging artist Wren shows the height of Byron Johnson’s A Chair for a Town Councillor at Headbones Gallery’s Skulpture Yard for the Shhh Good Art Up and Down the Okanagan show.

Shhh, there’s good art from up and down the Valley at Headbones

The magazine Canadian Art recently ran an article on a new place to keep an eye open for art – the Okanagan.

Emerging artist Wren shows the height of Byron Johnson’s A Chair for a Town Councillor at Headbones Gallery’s Skulpture Yard for the Shhh Good Art Up and Down the Okanagan show.
“Old guy” Neil Erickson and “young guy” Josh Wallace draw paint brushes for their 30-day paint-off

Art Wars: Old Guy vs: Young Guy hold paint-off in Vernon

Neil Erickson and Joshua Wallace try to out-paint one another in this epic battle being staged at Ericsson's Pottery Road studio.

“Old guy” Neil Erickson and “young guy” Josh Wallace draw paint brushes for their 30-day paint-off
Vernon’s Ariel Klim and Penticton’s Nikolas Filipovic act out a scene from Crimsom and Blue

Vernon filmmaker shows love with new independent film

A crew has set up around Vernon this week to film true-to-life love story, Crimsom and Blue.

Vernon’s Ariel Klim and Penticton’s Nikolas Filipovic act out a scene from Crimsom and Blue
Destiny MacWatters

Powerhouse enters Theatre on the Edge

Powerhouse Theatre's Parental Guidance previews in Vernon before going to the short-play festival in Salmon Arm.

Destiny MacWatters
Prairie songstress Raine Hamilton is bringing her guitar

Violinist quits her day job to tour her new music

Singer-songwriter Raine Hamilton embarks on a new adventure that brings her to Vernon's Record City Tuesday, July 12.

Prairie songstress Raine Hamilton is bringing her guitar
Vernon Public Art Gallery executive director Dauna Kennedy Grant teases the new Gift of Culture raffle prize with some of the paintings up for auction at this year’s 30th anniversary of Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts

Vernon art gallery celebrates a milestone this Midsummer’s Eve

A surprise is in store at this year’s 30th anniversary of the Vernon Public Art Gallery’s art auction/garden party.

Vernon Public Art Gallery executive director Dauna Kennedy Grant teases the new Gift of Culture raffle prize with some of the paintings up for auction at this year’s 30th anniversary of Midsummer’s Eve of the Arts
Country artist Michael Painchaud kicks off the  Downtown Vernon Association's Jammin’ in Justice music series Wednesday

Live music returns to downtown Vernon for summer

Downtown Vernon is about to go live once again, with the return of Civic Sounds and Jammin’ in Justice for the months of July and August.

Country artist Michael Painchaud kicks off the  Downtown Vernon Association's Jammin’ in Justice music series Wednesday
Gordie Johnson and Kelly Hoppe join the other members of Big Sugar as the headliners of the A&W Funtastic Music Festival at Vernon's DND Army Camp grounds

Big Sugar puts the years in front of them

The lights are still on for Canada’s blues-rock-reggae legends, who headline the Funtastic Music Festival in Vernon July 2.

Gordie Johnson and Kelly Hoppe join the other members of Big Sugar as the headliners of the A&W Funtastic Music Festival at Vernon's DND Army Camp grounds
Billy Miner robs the stagecoach containing Rob Dinwoodie

The bandit and postmaster meet at O’Keefe Ranch

Join Billy Miner, Cornelius O’Keefe and others at the Cowboy Dinner Show every Friday in July and August at O'Keefe Ranch.

Billy Miner robs the stagecoach containing Rob Dinwoodie
Vernon artist Windmills (Cory Myraas) is hoping to recoup some his losses from having his laptop computer stolen while he performed at the Heroes Shave It Off cancer fundraiser during the Sunshine Festival Saturday.

Windmills hopes to keep moving after computer stolen

Vernon musician Cory Myraas (aka Windmills) had his laptop computer, containing all his music files, stolen during a cancer fundraiser.

Vernon artist Windmills (Cory Myraas) is hoping to recoup some his losses from having his laptop computer stolen while he performed at the Heroes Shave It Off cancer fundraiser during the Sunshine Festival Saturday.
Linda Wadley is hosting an opening reception at her new Moods and Motions Art Studio and Gallery at 1805 39th Ave. in East Hill

Vernon artist hosts a vernissage to open new studio

Linda Wadley is welcoming the public to help christen her new Moods and Motions Art Studio in Vernon's East Hill.

Linda Wadley is hosting an opening reception at her new Moods and Motions Art Studio and Gallery at 1805 39th Ave. in East Hill
Missoula Children’s Theatre is back at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre for its week-long theatre camp for children ages six to 18. Its production of The Frog Prince

Camp offers theatrical experience for kids

Missoula Children’s Theatre is returning to Vernon to help stage The Frog Prince.

Missoula Children’s Theatre is back at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre for its week-long theatre camp for children ages six to 18. Its production of The Frog Prince