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Celebrate the season with the Spring Festival of the Arts

Celebrate the season with the Spring Festival of the Arts

UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies’ (FCCS) Spring Festival of the Arts brings a myriad of exhibits and events to the Kelowna area. The festival covers a spectrum of artistic endeavours by students, faculty and staff including exhibitions of creative writing, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, short films and public art.

UBCO professor discusses the importance of public art

UBCO professor discusses the importance of public art

Public art can take many forms, from mural paintings to installations and exhibitions, to large scale sculptures. It can work to revitalize the urban landscape while supporting and improving the cultural, social and economic vitality of our local community.

UBCO launches new Artist-in-Residence Program

UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies is launching a new opportunity for artists, writers and performers to spend some creative time in a wooded retreat.

Cutting-edge outdoor projections take shape in Kelowna’s Cultural District

Cutting-edge outdoor projections take shape in Kelowna’s Cultural District

A new art installation called The Collective Body is catching the eye and setting tongues wagging in downtown Kelowna’s Cultural District. Created by Neil Cadger, Miles Thorogood, Aleksandra Dulic, Lin Snelling and Andrew Stauffer with support from UBC Okanagan students Chloe Chang and Ryan Broadbent, The Collective Body is a unique nightly outdoor projection series […]

A call to writers for Okanagan Short Story Contest submissions

A call to writers for Okanagan Short Story Contest submissions

Up and coming writers are encouraged to submit entries for the annual Okanagan Short Story Contest.

UBCO experts offer tips to help make this Christmas worth remembering

UBCO experts offer tips to help make this Christmas worth remembering

2020 will go down as one holiday season that’s hard to forget While it’s true that Christmas 2020 may not go down in history as the most joyous, a team of UBC Okanagan experts suggest it doesn’t have to be a holiday season to regret. The experts’ advice includes everything from online shopping tips and […]

Popular fundraiser Art on the Line goes online for 2021

UBCO hosts annual gala evening of art and entertainment What: Art on the Line gala and fundraiser Who: Various artists with special host UBCO Professor Michael V. Smith When: Saturday, February 27, 2021. Pre-gala cocktails at 5:30 p.m., online auction at 6:30 p.m. Where: Virtual event Cost: $190 (one ticket guarantees one piece of artwork) […]

UBC Okanagan rethinks and relaunches its Bachelor of Arts program

UBC Okanagan rethinks and relaunches its Bachelor of Arts program

In an era when there’s increasing emphasis on students to focus on science, technology, engineering and math—the STEM fields—UBC’s Okanagan campus is relaunching its Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with an eye to making it even more relevant to today’s changing world.

UBCO presents inaugural Sharon Thesen Lecture

UBCO presents inaugural Sharon Thesen Lecture

The creative writing program at UBCO is hosting its inaugural Sharon Thesen Lecture with Vernon-based author John Lent.

UBCO fall 2020 writer in residence seeks community writing submissions

UBCO fall 2020 writer in residence seeks community writing submissions

Kim Senklip Harvey, a director, playwright and actor, is this fall’s writer in residence with the creative writing program at UBC Okanagan.