Penticton: A Progression in Time Exhibition at Penticton Art Gallery

Event Dates:
  • Sat September 18, 2021 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon September 20, 2021 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue September 21, 2021 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed September 22, 2021 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu September 23, 2021 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Penticton: A Progression in Time
in partnership with the Penticton Photography Club & the Penticton Quilters’ Guild – Artsy Girls

September 18, 2021 to November 6, 2021
Admission by donation

In celebration of British Columbia’s 150th Birthday, the Penticton Photography Club and Penticton Quilters’ Guild – Artsy Girls have joined forces to feature eleven prominent Penticton and area landmarks through their artwork. They have created their own unique artistic take on these landmarks and are pleased to present to you Penticton: A Progression in Time. Their goal is to provide visitors and residents with a connection to Penticton and its rich history.

The exhibition will focus on prominent Penticton and area landmarks and highlight how these locations have changed since the founding of Penticton in 1892. Historical photographs are included, paired with new photographs of the landmarks to showcase how they have changed over time. These are complemented by fibre artworks depicting the landmarks at various stages in their history.

The Penticton Photography Club, formed in 2008, is a small but enthusiastic group of photographers with knowledge and skills ranging from the basics to the professional. The club’s objective is to encourage all aspects of photography by providing a forum where issues, techniques, equipment, and interests relating to photography can be freely shared and discussed.

The Artsy Girls is a special interest group of fibre artists within the Penticton Quilters’ Guild. The group was formed in 2016 and is led by Dianne Birnie. They have acquired a variety of skills through exposure to recognized fibre artists, a variety of courses and self-directed learning and experimentation. The members have been actively engaged in creating artwork using fabric as a primary element for years, decades in most cases. Most of the members have a foundational background in traditional quilting. Currently, they love creating fibre art and exploring new techniques to add to their extensive skill set.

Thank you to the participating artists for their vision and dedication in making this project come to life.