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Katalyst Art Gatherings with special guest Lane Merrifield

Posted: Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

The next Katalyst Art Gathering will feature the creative entrepreneur Lane Merrifield. Lane is best known as co-founder of Club Penguin, the largest virtual world for kids, which was acquired by Disney in 2007. A little known fact is this would be his second time working for Disney.  As a teenage involved in drama and […]

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Katalyst | New season Kick off

Posted: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

We are pleased to announce that the new season for Katalyst will begin on Thursday September 5th.  (and every first Thursday of the month till next spring) For our season opener we have asked an array of singer songwriters to share a song and talk a bit about the inspiration and motivation behind them.  It […]

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Indie book publishing tricks from Elle Strauss

Posted: Monday, May 28th, 2012

We recently had Indie Author Elle Strauss speak at Katalystabout her experiences in the indie publishing world. As someone who has spent the last couple of years dedicated to research on how to be successful as an independent author by building up a social network and following online, Elle has a lot to offer. She […]

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Can an artist with an agenda still be authentic?

Posted: Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Last night at the Katalyst artist gathering, Zachari Smith shared some thoughts and songs on the topic of activism. Some of his songs, in fact, are so offensive that people have walked out in the middle of shows. One of his tunes, Storehouses, pokes at Mitsubishi where he asks “…is there anybody here that can […]

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Chad Pratch Feature

What is Art? and other clichés

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012

This month at our Kelowna Katalyst Artist Gathering Chad Pratch was sharing with us. Chad is a graduate of the University of British Columbia Okanagan and although schooled in what some might consider the traditional disciplines of art, he is a man who is clearly much more comfortable drawing way outside the lines of convention.  […]

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Katalyst | Zachari Smith

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Zachari Smith will be discussing the artist’s responsibility to their society as well as what it is like to be a full-time musician at 24. Zachari Smith is a singer/songwriter and multi-intrumentalist. Zachari has released two solo albums as well as an album with his dad, Andrew Smith (andrewandzacharismith.com). He is also a member of […]

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Katalyst | Author Elle Strauss

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Elle Strauss, a local Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction author, will be sharing some of her thoughts and wisdom on Entrepreneurial Authorship – what it means to be an indie/self publisher in today’s book market. With her decision to go “indie” and self-publish her books through Amazon, she has learned a lot about networking, blogging, and […]

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Friday Film Night | Feb. 3

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With Friday Film Night, we are starting to show a series of short films & foreign films that you wouldn’t be able to catch at your local theatre. DATE: Feb. 3 LOCATION: Streaming Cafe  |  596 Leon Ave.  |  Kelowna, BC  (map) TIME: 7pm COST: Free DETAILS: Showing Swedish Film “As it is in Heaven”.  […]

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Jan Vozenilek Midway Journey

Jan Vozenilek | Midway Journey

Posted: Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Jan Vozenilek is not only an amazing cinematographer but is an activist based here in Kelowna. Using his fine (and I mean FINE) skills at the camera, he has managed to team up with the world-class photographer Chris Jordan to document the astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy happening on one of the most remote islands in the […]

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Katalyst | Jan Vozenilek

Event Date: Jan. 9, 2012

We’re extremely fortunate to have such an accomplished cinematographer with us for Katalyst on Jan. 9, 2012 @ 7pm at the Streaming Cafe. Jan Vozenilek will be talking about some of the latest projects he’s been working on including the Midway documentary with Seattle-based / award-winning photographer Chris Jordan. He was invited to speak at […]

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