Speaker Series - Wayne Wilson

November 19 6:30 to 8:00 pm

For our November Speaker Series, we are lucky to host Wayne Wilson on November 19th, from 6:30 pm presenting: Proof of Life - the Art of Travel Journals

For hundreds of years, travellers have been recording their journeys - written about them, painted them, sketched them, scrap-booked them, and more. These informal accounts often capture the 'essence of place'. They record the sights and sounds and tastes and smells of distinct places in time.

Your travels are just as important! This brief workshop/talk will help you see the value of your travels in a whole new light. In the end, you will have a list of materials and you will have a whole new appreciation for the value of what you see when you travel.

Please RSVP online or contact us at 250-362-7722 or
Entry is by donation - refreshments and treats available.

More about Wayne:
Landscape and panoramic imagery clearly dominate my current art work. For the most part, this grows out of a strong notion that there is something attractively primal in the panoramic format. The eye, sweeping side to side, pays a kind of homage to the horizon – and in every culture, it seems to me, the horizon both pushes and pulls us to its brink and beyond. Some of my other compellingly strong tendencies, however, are more strongly drawn toward the eclectic and bring influences from still life and the abstract.
As a geographer by training, it has always struck me that the nature of space and/or place are never merely important to the expression of who we are; they are critical. I try to find that in my art; to distill the place and reveal its own rhythm.
I was born in Lillooet, BC in a house my father built out of railway ties. He had grown up in the Okanagan (Oliver) and, after moving around British Columbia as a school teacher, our family moved back to the Okanagan (Kelowna) in the 1960s. I have worked as a cowboy, truck driver, lounge singer, purchasing agent, college professor, film and talking book narrator and at many other jobs – I spent most of my career, however, in the Museum field and loved every day of that work.
Sketching and other artwork have been part of my life since I was a teenager, and since then I have taken a sketchbook and paints with me wherever I go.


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