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Teen Singer/Song writer Mentorship program

Posted: Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Our home is often a place where teens come and hangout and invariably the musical instruments come out and various songs are shared. It was during one of these sessions that the idea came to offer teens an opportunity to be mentored in the art and skill of song writing and performance. Teen Songwriters are […]

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Lessons From Clay – an interview with Marijanel Knight

Posted: Friday, January 25th, 2013

Marijanel Knight is perhaps best known for her work as a highly sought after wedding photgrapher, but what we have also discovered is that she also has a burning passion for pottery too!  Over the past few years she has initiated several charity events called ‘Bowl of hope’ with various potters in the Okanagan. These events […]

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TEN-TEN-TEN | Katie Brennan on art and social justice

Posted: Monday, July 30th, 2012

As one of the 10 artists who performed at the TEN-TEN-TEN event, artist Katie Brennan presented some thoughts on how art has the ability to impact culture in relation to issues of social justice. Along with sharing some of her personal pieces, she highlighted a few provocative artists like Ai Weiwei who “expresses himself and organizes people through […]

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Paul Young Interview videos

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A couple of months ago we hosted “A conversation with Paul Young” (AKA William P. Young) at Bottega Farm Inn which had an emphasis on how his book, The Shack, had such a massive impact on so many people around the world. Paul calls this accidental success “one of God’s biggest jokes” and talked about the journey […]

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Art Leaks Blideo #15 – Rachel Taylor

Posted: Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

In this Art Leaks, we caught up with singer / songwriter Rachel Taylor from Boston who drove (yes, drove) to Kelowna to hang out & play a couple of shows. Rachel, a former Berklee student who makes up 1/3 of the band “Maeve“, shares some thoughts on what gives her life and the pain-inspired tracks of her […]

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TEN-TEN-TEN | Jesse Padgett the ventriloquist

Posted: Thursday, July 12th, 2012

As one of the 10 artists who performed at the TEN-TEN-TEN event, ventriloquist Jesse Padgett works his puppetry magic by introducing the topics of arts, faith & justice via “Grandpa”. When’s the last time you’ve learned something from a puppet?     TEN-TEN-TEN was an experimental event held on May 24, 2012 at Bo.ttega Farm Inn. The […]

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TEN-TEN-TEN | Nathan Hare spoken word

Posted: Monday, July 9th, 2012

Nathan Hare is a Kelowna based story-teller, spoken word poet, and musician. At the TEN-TEN-TEN event he shared some wittymusings (pretty sure they’re based on actual events) on his life as a 16 year old high school student and you can bet your cat on the fact that this won’t be thelast we see of Nathan. […]

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Bruce and Brian Wiebe

TEN-TEN-TEN | Bruce and Brian Wiebe

Posted: Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

This is a clip from the twin-brother duo, Bruce & Brian Wiebe, who performed a unique spoken word / ney flute collaboration at the TEN-TEN-TEN event we hosted as part 3 of the Lille Gard Discussion Series leading up to the Lille Gard Festival. Bruce & Brian Wiebe will be making an appearance at the […]

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Dylan Ranney – art that counters the autopilot

Posted: Monday, June 4th, 2012

Our friend Jason Vance ( recently caught up with visual artist Dylan Ranney and graciuosly let us repost this. You must know about Dylan – he recently performed at our TEN-TEN-TEN event and is one of the visual artists to appear at Lille Gard Festival this summer. An amazingly talented & humble man who makes […]

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Martin Sexton – The New 60’s

Posted: Monday, May 14th, 2012

Channeling some Woodstock-era doctrine with some modern day salient observations about the current music industry is one of my favorite acoustic artists, Martin Sexton. As a singer/songwriter who often tours solo and has no real record label to front the budget for my projects, I totally resonate with what Sexton is pushing here (even if […]

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