Gallery gets funds

The Vernon Public Art Gallery Society has been awarded $14,550 for the 2015 Okanagan Print Triennial.

The Vernon Public Art Gallery Society has been awarded a $14,550 grant from the B.C. Arts Council for the 2015 Okanagan Print Triennial.

“Undertaking an exhibition of this calibre is certainly a challenge for a gallery of our size so we are thankful for the BCAC funding and partnerships with the Kelowna Art Gallery and the University of B.C.,” said Dauna Kennedy Grant, Vernon Public Art Gallery executive director.

Occurring every three years since 2009, the Okanagan Print Triennial displays a variety of approaches and techniques in print art.

An exhibition will be held at the Vernon Public Art Gallery from March 19 to May 21, 2015.

“When we started planning this International version of the OPT back in 2009, it was with the goal of hosting this as the premier show in a new art gallery facility,” said Kennedy Grant.

“While that won’t be happening, we are working hard to ensure this international exhibition helps to showcase Vernon as a culturally progressive community.”

A B.C. Arts Council grant of $20,000 is also going to Caravan Farm Theatre in Spallumcheen for a hay and horse barn.