Art gallery show a hit

A show featuring the works of Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet and other famous artists drew large crowds to the Kelowna Art Gallery.

The exhibition, A Cultivating Journey: The Herman Levy Legacy, opened on June 16 and wrapped up on Sunday. It attracted 12,500 people to the gallery — an average of 650 a week.

The exhibition was organized and circulated by the McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton, Ont. The artworks belonged to Herman Herzog Levy, a businessman and philanthropist, who bequeathed collection to McMaster along with funds for future additions to the collection.

“We’re so thrilled with the success of A Cultivating Journey. We’re grateful to the public and Kelowna community for visiting the gallery and of course to the McMaster Museum of Art and Herman Levy” said Nataley Nagy, the art gallery’s executive director. “It was a true pleasure to see art by Van Gogh and Monet at the Kelowna Art Gallery and it seems the community agrees. Thanks to all who helped make it such a success.”

Opening Nov. 10 at the gallery is The Rossi Collection: A Circle of Friends. This exhibition showcase works from Dr. Luigi Rossi’s private collection of Canadian art which he acquired over a 30-year span. Rossi died in 2017.

The collection features contemporary Indigenous art with works from artists such as Alex Janvier, Daphne Odjig, and Norval Morrisseau. It also features work from other Canadian artists such as Jack Bush, Ted Harrison, and Gershon Iskowitz among others.

The art gallery is located at 1315 Water St.