“Wildebirds, Wildebeasts, and Wildewoods II” by Marlene Wildeman in the KAC Main Gallery

28 June 2023 10:00 am

“Wildebirds, Wildebeasts, and Wildewoods II” by Marlene Wildeman in the KAC Main Gallery

Saturday June 3rd, to Wednesday June 28th, 2023

There will be an ARTIST’S TALK on Tuesday, June 13th in the KAC Main Gallery at 2 p.m. Open Bar Gathering to follow at Mittz’s (227 Victoria Street). To reserve a spot, call 250 372-7323.

Artist Statement: 

“My Artwork has evolved from spontaneous creations of lifelike representations of birds, animals and narrative landscapes to a place where I am able to work deliberately with abstract concepts as well as with compelling natural renditions of the world around me. My aim is to move the viewer as much as to make way for my creative impulses.” ~ Marlene Wildeman

Artist Biography:

Marlene’s first artistic career was in writing and translating in Vancouver, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Montreal. After teaching university English as a Second Language in Montreal, Marlene returned to U.B.C for B.Ed. She then taught English and French in the Kamloops Thompson School District for seventeen years. When retirement from teaching was on the horizon, Marlene began taking painting workshops. A year after retiring, she had her first solo exhibition at Kamloops’ Sagebrush Theatre lobby. In September 2014, Marlene was juried in to The Federation of Canadian Artists. Her preferred medium is acrylic on canvas and her works are highly original.

Solo Exhibitions:

  • The Sagebrush Theatre Lobby, Kamloops, BC, 2011 and 2013
  • The Wilson House, Gallery, Kamloops, BC, 2012 and 2014
  • Portfolio Interior’s Feature Wall, Kamloops, BC, 2012
  • Red Beard Coffeehouse Kamloops, BC, 2013

Group Shows:

  • The Kamloops Arts Council’s “Art Exposed” (Many different years and winning Honourable mentions)
  • Arnica, “Connecting The Dots”, curated by Tricia Sellmer, The Old Courthouse, Kamloops, June 2012
  • TRU Main Gallery, “Inspiring a Change”, curated by Ayle Joe, 2014
  • The Federation of Canadian Artists Open Shows in Kamloops (x4) Kelowna, and the FCA Granville Island Gallery, Vancouver (x5

Marlene’s show will be exhibited in the main gallery from June 3rd to June 28th, 2023.

View her upcoming show in our online gallery here!