Art historian to give talk in Lake Country

The Lake Country Art Gallery is welcoming back Nicole Ensing for an art history talk titled The Art of Objects Saturday, June 27.

  • Jun. 21, 2015 1:00 p.m.

The Lake Country Art Gallery is welcoming back Nicole Ensing for an art history talk titled The Art of Objects Saturday, June 27.

Ensing was born and raised in the Okanagan and is a recent graduate from UBC Okanagan.

Over the years, she has been involved working and volunteering in the arts community through organizations such as the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan, Lake Country Art Gallery, the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, and the Kelowna Art Gallery.

Currently she is pursuing a master’s in art history at Queen’s University and is spending the summer working in the archives at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff, Alta.

The Art of Objects will look at how material cultural studies can be used to research and understand art.

“We surround ourselves with objects and works of art are just one type of the many material objects we encounter. Material culture is all around us, representing our culture, values, beliefs or experiences. Often each object carries its own biography. This talk will discuss the application of material culture and how a close examination of objects depicted in paintings can reveal meaning and historical context,” said Ensing.

The Art of Objects art history talk takes place Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Lake Country Art Gallery,  10356A Bottom Wood Lake Rd. This event is free and open to the public.

Appearing and Fading – art as exploration, a group exhibition with work by local artists Connor Charlesworth, Sarah Cordeaux, Steve Mennie, Stephanie Patsula and Riley Wallis, continues at the Lake Country Art Gallery to July 4.