The latest artist-in-resident at the Caetani Cultural Centre is calling out to the community for information that could help her with her art project.
On Wednesday May 11, the Caetani centre is hosting a reception for Jihee Min, who is in Vernon as part of the Fresh!AiR art and environment-themed residency hosted by the Caetani Cultural Centre in partnership with the Allan Brooks Nature Centre.
During her six-week residency, Min is developing a body of work that explores the flora and fauna of the Okanagan, specifically focusing on connecting the local animals to the symbolic and mythical creatures from various cultural folklore, said Gabrielle Strong, program and events coordinator with the Caetani centre.
“She hopes to draw metaphors which speak to Canada’s multiculturalism,” she said. “Min is looking to speak with those who might have stories to share about the local animals, and especially birds and other winged creatures.
“If you’ve had any magical encounters with animals in the Okanagan or have stories that have been passed down that you are willing to share, please join Jihee Wednesday evening at the Caetani house or reach her at JMinStudio33@gmail.com.”
The public reception takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. The Caetani centre is located at 3401 Pleasant Valley Rd. Due to construction on Pleasant Valley Road, access to the Caetani centre is limited, however, there is additional parking on 22nd Street (behind the Caetani house), with access through the back gate.
For more information, visit www.caetani.ca or call 250-275-1525.