Central Okanagan Hospice, Group Art Exhibition
Tina Monod, Ontario, August 14, 2015 – I am very excited to be participating with over 20 artists in this Juried Art Exhibition being held at the Alternator Gallery in Kelowna, British Columbia. Please join the Central Okanagan Hospice Association (COHA) in their goal of moving the conversation of living until death, from behind closed doors and into the community. Exhibition “Expressions of Death: dying, grief and life after” will run from September 3 – 19, 2015.
It is a wonderful feeling to be sharing my art in this group exhibition. COHA gave the most incredible support to my family several years ago, helping my mother transition into hospice. As an artist I am proud to be a part of this show, and in a setting that honours loved ones. It is my deepest wish that the acrylic paintings I share, will help others to feel inspired, engage, and open up about their own experiences and moments. Quality of care and dignity are so important. Artists are bringing together some powerful and positive memories here.
Special thanks to Karen Kuchta, Associate Director of Education at COHA and the Alternator Gallery team! Also thank you to the jurors Alex Fong, Jolene Mackie and Laurie Koss!
About Tina Monod
Tina Monod is a landscape painter inspired by the valleys and oceans, lakes and mountains of Canada. Her Canadian landscapes are vibrant in nature. Her style is both impressionistic and expressionistic in how she captures light and layers with colour. Born in Kelowna, British Columbia Tina Monod chose to pursue her art education in Victoria. Monod is a graduate from U Vic with a B.F.A. Honours and also attended the Pilchuck Glass School.
To learn more about her art please visit www.monodartdesign.ca
About the Alternator Gallery
The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is an artist-run centre run by the Okanagan Artists Alternative Association. Together with volunteers they honour diverse forms of art/new media and support to both emerging and mid-career artists. As a progressive cultural collective, they are dedicated to stepping beyond the gallery walls.
Art Opening will be Wednesday September 3rd, from 7:pm – 9:pm! For more information call the Alternator Gallery at (250) 868-2298.
To learn more about them please visit www.alternatorcentre.com
421 Cawston Ave #103
Come out and lend your voice to the conversation. Join the artists who are helping this exhibition grow and explore what could be, if we all become more conscious about living fully. “Let death be what takes us, not lack of imagination” ~ BJ Miller, Zen Hospice
About Central Okanagan Hospice Association (COHA)
Central Okanagan Hospice Association (COHA) offers compassionate care, comfort, support and learning to those who are dying or grieving within the Central Okanagan community. Since 1981 COHA has become a valuable hospice palliative care community resource and an active partner with Interior Health’s Palliative Care Program. They do an amazing job of supporting families with their loved ones, so that we all learn to take better care of one another. End of life care is many things that involve bridging spiritual and humanitarian values. For my family this was a passage in time where visits from friends, family and pets were all lovingly managed by a wonderfully positive team with a spirit of collaboration.
To learn more about COHA please visit www.hospicecoha.org