Young Professional Night Out: From Warhol to Banksy @ Kelowna Art Gallery
August 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
*This is a second tour added by popular demand from our July 28 event selling out!*
About From Warhol to Banksy
(from the Kelowna Art Gallery website)
From Warhol to Banksy invites visitors to view works of art that define the Pop Art movement and highlights the careers of some of the art world’s most iconic figures. This exhibition will feature over 120 works by artists Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Takashi Murakami, Banksy, and Mr. Brainwash.
Pop Art, known for its commentary on consumerism, social consciousness, and, more recently, activism, is not just a phenomenon of the 1960s. The evolution of Pop Art, from Andy Warhol’s infamous Marilyn Monroe screen prints to Banksy’s guerilla street art, has completely blurred the lines between high and low art. Through a selection of prints, paintings, sculpture, and ephemera, visitors will see first-hand how Pop Art continues to critique our world and challenges us to think about the issues that persist in our everyday life.
What You Need to Know
Meet at the Art Gallery at 5:20 p.m.
The tour will begin at 5:30 p.m. SHARP and following the tour (optional), we’ll head over to a local brewery for a drink and to socialize. Drinks and food available for purchase from the brewery.
This is a free event, registration is required in advance. Only 20 spots available.
About OYP Collective
The Okanagan Young Professionals (OYP) Collective is a program of the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission, and a hub of resources to help build community and create opportunities for young people. There’s no membership and we don’t sell anything (other than why it’s so great to live here). All are welcome to join in (ie. we don’t I.D.) to connect with other awesome young professionals in our community!