Winemaking throughout generations has transformed from an age-old tradition to a form of art, where human talent and nature’s fruit coalesce together to create something exquisite. Grizzli Winery’s pillar is our community, to which Art is a main sector that promotes creativity and emotional intelligence. In line with our core values and intentions, Grizzli Winery specifically designed an art gallery, open to the public. The Grizzli Gallery’s featured artists are hand selected in-house and rotated seasonally. We exhibit works by Canadian artists of all mediums and aim to curate art that captures the diversity of our nation. All art is displayed throughout the winery retail shop where you can peruse the art while enjoying a glass of wine.
Join us on for the official opening of the exhibition ‘Tmixw- That Which Gives Life’, a Syilx Okanagan art instalment showcasing works from Suknaqinx artists David Wilson Sookinakin and Coralee Miller. Take part in an exciting evening filled with art, dance and culture. Get an exclusive preview of the exhibition, meet-and-greet with the artists and view a special dance performance by Candace Jack in representation of Westbank First Nations. Nomadic Bannock Food truck will be Serving up their famous bannock and comfort food.
The work of David Wilson explores traditional ways of Interior Salish People; An evolution of ancient art form using symbols to form unique style of Okanagan pictographs. Integrated within traditional circle forms, his art expresses stories and motifs; executed in brilliant acrylic colours. David is Syilx nation, born in the Vernon area of the Okanagan Valley and a member of the Okanagan Indian Band. As a young boy, David discovered Interior Salish pictographs, and with formal studies of Coast Salish, Haida and Plains First Nation artform, he integrates images of these traditional pictographs into his work. Wilson works with various surfaces and medium; canoes, drums, canvas, and wood. He paints brilliant coloured acrylic on various medium, with traditional S and U form, ovoids, dots, unique stylized prong within traditional circle. David’s work is published and exhibited in various galleries and public spaces throughout the Okanagan Valley and the Lower Mainland.
Coralee is an Okanagan/syilx artist who portrays cultural pride through her paintings. She gains valuable inspiration from her family, community and oral stories of which are her favourite theme. Coralee uses art as a way of looking deeper into the syilx cultural values and bridging the moral lessons and values into a modern day understanding. Coralee focuses on the lessons of humour and the importance of humility through the ever boastful and immortal trickster spirit, senklip (coyote).
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