|Andrew Pearson-Roach, Tonight's Plan Involves â€¦ , mixed media, 12 x 36 x 10 inches.|
Do you remember waking up early on Saturday mornings, quietly preparing a bowl of sugar-laced cereal, and sitting in front of the television for hours upon hours of back-to-back cartoons? Thirty-two local artists do.
Saturday Morning Cartoons presents work that ranges from classical animation drawing to digital media to sculpture. These works explore the weird and wonderful subculture surrounding their favourite Saturday-morning cartoons and cartoon characters.
"We are so excited to have this exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery," said Jessika von Innerebner, a member of Art Brew and part of the team behind last year's Pixel Culture, which featured art inspired by retro video games. "The work in this show is just so fun. Visitors will love it.
"Plus, it gives Kelowna's vibrant tech/digital art community an important opportunity to share their work with Kelowna audiences."
Renee Burgess, head of public programming at the gallery, is also excited about the exhibit.
"With works that reference Charlie Brown to Scooby-doo and everything in between, the kids visiting the gallery this fall as part of our school tours program are going to have so much fun looking at and talking about this exhibition," she said.
An opening reception to celebrate this exhibition will be held on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the gallery.
This will be a free event, open to members and guests, by invitation.
An evening of Quick Talks on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m., will be held at the gallery. Augusto Kapronczai, director at Bardell Studios, and Charity Gerbrandt, principal creative of Club Penguin, are two of four guests who will each speak for 10 minutes on the intersection of art and technology in their practices, and the future of art in a digital world.
This event is free and open to the public.
Â On Oct. 25, the gallery will host a Halloween GO Party! entitled Aliens and '80s, presented in partnership with Disney Interactive. This fundraiser theme has been inspired in part by Saturday Morning Cartoons, which will be on view for guests attending. Aliens and '80s is a ticketed event for ages 19 and over.
Saturday Morning Cartoons will be on view until Nov. 24.
The Kelowna Art Gallery is located at 1315 Water St. in downtown Kelowna.
For more information about current exhibitions, visit the gallery online at kelownaartgallery.com.