No matter the time of year, there is always something happening in Penticton. Home to over 30 annual major events and festivals, there is a variety to experience from cultural showcases, world-class sporting events, beer and wine festivals, live entertainment, seasonal fairs and so much more. Check out the events list below.
Freedom of Singing Workshop with Mia Harris at Penticton Art Gallery
- Fri • February 18, 2022 • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- Sat • February 19, 2022 • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Event Cost: $100.00
Mia will be offering a two day performative community art making workshop On February 18th and 19th.
- Friday February 18th 6:00 pm—9:00 pm and
- Saturday February 19th 11:00 am—4:00 pm
This workshop will involve voice, movement, sculpture with reclaimed pieces of technology and performance.
Call or stop by the Gallery to sign up
Mia Harris ~ Biography
Mia Harris is a singer, theatre artist and performance artist. She was born in an apple orchard in Cawston, BC, where she fell in love with nature and the imagination. After studying classical voice and opera at UBC in Vancouver and U of T in Toronto, Mia returned to Penticton where she now lives and works.
As a classical singer Mia enjoyed working with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, Bumbershoot Theatre, Opera Kelowna, Musaic Vocal Ensemble, Vivace Chorale, Aura Chamber Choir, Soundstage Productions, Penticton Community Concerts and the West Coast Symphony in Vancouver. She has had operatic engagements with
Toronto Operetta Theatre, Opera in Concert (Toronto), Saskatoon Opera, Burnaby Lyric Opera among others.
In 2013 Mia began to explore her voice outside of the classical context and wrote, directed, produced and performed a solo performance art piece entitled “Biography of a Voice” which featured vocal improvisation, theatre and movement. She enjoys learning new works and sang in White Wines, a radio play based on a work by Gertrude Stein for the Radio Free Stein project in
Vancouver. She also appeared in the opera excerpts at the Vancouver New Music 40th Anniversary
Retrospective. She has been a part of concerts at the Dream Cafe and sang in a Leonard Cohen Tribute concert with internationally known poet, Shane Koyzan.
Her next performance project is “Vocal Improvisation and Motion-activated Electronic Sound
Interaction” (VIMES Interaction). The aim of this project is to research our relationship with technology and question our definition of nature using voice, gesture controlled sound, interactive costuming, sculpture, installation, theatre, movement, speech synthesis and to write the first draft of a performance piece.
Mia is also a Transformative Voice Coach and helps individuals who are on a path of self discovery to strengthen their voice and step more fully into their authentic expression.