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Katalyst | with Dylan Ranney
Venue: Streaming Cafe
Our April Katalyst Artist gathering on April 25th features Dylan Ranney. Dylan works as a painter, a sculptor, a musician and an educator.
Everyone is welcome to what we are convinced will be a very inspiring evening with one of Kelowna’s finest young artists.
The youngest of four boys, Dylan was born in West Vancouver and began creating with his hands at a young age. Accrediting the likes of his mother, older brother Lucas, and the ‘inventing room’ at Science World, Dylan feels he has “always been an artist.” A family migration in 1998 brought Dylan to Kelowna, where for the past four years he has been a contributing artist in the Okanagan. With the combined mentorship of painter Shawn Serfas and local sculptor Byron Johnston, Dylan has found a voice in both mediums and enjoys inventing new ways to engage people with them. He has exhibited several shows in various Okanagan galleries including the Vertigo Gallery, the UBCO FINA Gallery, Bottega House, and a solo painting exhibition at the Alternator Center for Contemporary Art. Dylan has been commissioned for several paintings, and took part in the Mad Hatterinstallation project under Byron Johnston, He also paints public murals as a collaborative duo with local artist Liz Dumontet.
Currently, Dylan volunteers as a part time child-care attendant and program coordinator for Thrive Afterschool Club, with seven years prior experience working with kids at summer camps and mentoring programs. Dylan is interested in “studying the social environment kids are subject to in modern (western) society”, addressing topics such as consumerism, religion, addiction, and child psychology. Regarding his move for ‘social justice’, Kelowna art journal oook.caquoted Dylan: “I want art that counters the autopilot.”
Dylan recently displayed work at the “Exhibition from the In-Between World” held at the Okanagan French Cultural Centre, and also at this years Ecotone festival held at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Currently, Dylan Ranney is exhibiting paintings at the Streaming Cafe on Leon Ave. in Kelowna until the end of March, 2013. Ranney is also active in the Kelowna music scene as drummer with ambient rock band, ‘Oceans Apart’. Look for ‘Oceans Apart’ this coming summer at ‘Parks Alive’.
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