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Artist Talk with Shawn Serfas

Vernon Public Art Gallery

3228 31st Ave, Vernon, BC

Vernon, BC

In-person Painting Sculpture & installation Storytelling Tour Visual arts

Shawn Serfas - Artist Talk on September 25 at 1:00 PM at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. Join us at the Vernon Public Art Gallery on Saturday, September 25th for an in-person artist talk with current exhibiting artist, Shawn Serfas. Shawn Serfas recently returned to the Okanagan Valley and accepted a position at the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus. As a full-time Artists and Educator, Serfas has created a new large-scale body of work for this exhibition: This Kind of Wilderness, featuring abstract paintings. Serfas speaks about the relationships between environmental sciences, the landscape and issues bordering abstraction and representation as the foundation of his art practice. Serfas pushes the edge of abstraction by asking the question whether there is an unknown language in painting to yet be discovered. The surfaces of his paintings are textured and hence they speak of materiality of paint, but Serfas added additional 3D elements built from pigmented polymer resin. To hear more about This Kind of Wilderness and Serfas’ work join us for his artist talk at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 25th. This Kind of Wilderness is currently on view at the VPAG until Sept 29th. COVID-19 Information: This Artist Talk will be limited to 50 people, following the current COVID-19 regulations for the Interior health region.

Sat 25 Sep
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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This event is free.

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Vernon Public Art Gallery

The Vernon Public Art Gallery exists to connect our community to the creative presence and possibilities within the visual arts through its exhibitions and activities. Experience a culture of learning when you create memories through hands-on programs. Engage with artists through artist talks and workshops throughout the year. Continue to visit us at for upcoming artist talks and the recordings!


3228 31st Ave, Vernon, BC

Vernon, BC

Event Contact

Megan Byers




This event is wheelchair accessible.