Bernie Addington began composing, performing and recording in 1983. From 1989-91, Bernie studied Jazz at The Vancouver Community College School of Music, majoring in performance and acoustic bass. He enjoys a successful career as a freelance musician and private instructor. Bernie has played throughout North America, Europe and Australia. Any group that Bernie is involved with is certain to delight audiences.
At the age of five, Calvin Dyck was introduced to the accordion, and soon discovered his love for performing and bringing enjoyment to others. In spite of a college aptitude test recommending a career as a tug boat captain, Calvin completed a music degree at Biola University, and went on to complete a Masters and Doctorate in violin performance at the University of Southern California.
Calvin has been concertmaster for the Vancouver Island Symphony since 2000. He also directs the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra and last summer they toured all 10 provinces in Canada along with the British Columbia Boys Choir. Calvin has played in over 15 countries, and is in demand as a producer, teacher, conductor and adjudicator. His show “Songs Strings and Steps” is a favourite with local audiences.
Calvin is currently teaching 20 private students and also teaching at Bakerview Music Academy – a free program for dis-advantaged youth.
In 2012 Calvin was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to the community. In April, 2013 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities by Trinity Western University. He enjoys living in Abbotsford with his wife, Heather, and their two children Christine and Andrew.
His favourite hobby is growing giant pumpkins!
A self-taught artist, Anne-Marie Harvey spent her first 23 years as an artist exploring and painting in oils the wilds of northern British Columbia and the Yukon. She and her artist husband raised their three children in a land accessible only by bush plane. The dynamic landscape and transformational quality of light in the far north were her teachers.
In 1984, Anne-Marie left her beloved northern mountains for a new life on the west coast. Here she was introduced to watercolours, which offered her a challenge even more elusive than northern light! Anne-Marie developed a working relationship with this defiant and delightful medium, and out of mastery came success and security, along with dozens of shows, both solo and group. Watercolour led to acrylic, which finally led to mixed media which seemed to keep Anne-Marie entertained for some time. Only recently, in an attempt to keep her paints wet while plein air painting, has Anne-Marie picked up her oil paints, re-kindling her old love affair with this medium. Currently she delights in painting the Okanagan in an old medium, but using new and freer techniques gained from her years working with watercolours and acrylics.
Anne-Marie’s ability to paint people as well as landscapes won her success in the competition for cover artist and illustrator for the Advocate, the law magazine for B.C. and the Yukon. Each issue features a notable and interesting person in the field of law. With one short interview, Anne-Marie created for the cover a light-hearted portrait, which accurately captures the spirit of this person. This work earned for her a spot as finalist for best illustrator at the Western Magazine Awards in 2003.
Anne-Marie teaches part time for the Federation of Canadian Artists, but mostly she paints, working steadily towards expressing her great passion for simplicity and colour.
In 2006 Anne-Marie and her husband Chris purchased a small piece of land on the Naramata Bench in the Okanagan. They put in the some Reisling grapes and built a splendid home and a bright new studio for Anne-Marie. In September of 2013 they finally moved into their dream home, where they create beauty, explore, make music, explore, drink wine and generally live happily ever after.
Lori Goldberg was born in Vancouver, British Columbia where she currently lives, works, and teaches. Her painting practice has evolved since the 1980’s from large, semi abstracted works to more intimate still lifes noted for their meditative qualities. She has received critical attention for her paintings, through support and awards including a Canada Council Grant, and the Tony Onley Artists’ Project Scholarship. Goldberg’s work has been shown in major exhibitions at the Justina Barnicke Gallery at the University of Toronto, The Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, and the KX Kunst Auf Kampfnagel Gallery in Hamburg. She has received commissions for over 100 paintings from Intrawest Resorts. Her work is held in public and private collections including the Canada Art Bank, the Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, The City of Vancouver, and the Vancouver General Hospital Foundation.
She currently teaches classes at Emily Carr University of Art and Design as well as private studio workshops.
visit her website at www.lorigoldberg.ca
Penticton Artist Angie Roth McIntosh has been painting for 30 years. She left her medical studies to pursue her interest in art and studied with renowned artist Yang Feiyun at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1987. She held her first solo show at Leir House in 1989 just before having her daughter and after having a studio in the lovely Penticton heritage building. This was handy while her children attended Carmi school where she volunteered and marveled at how much grade 3 students could learn about art when given the real principles of value, shape, colour and design. McIntosh continued her learning process by moving to acrylics through instruction by acrylic artist Brian Simons.
Over the years McIntosh continued to mentor students of all ages, volunteering with seniors and teaching children and adults for the Okanagan School of the Arts. McIntosh continued to paint en plein air and in the studio on her travels to France, Mexico, China and at her painting retreat in northern BC at Stewart which she established in 2004. In 2012 McIntosh started the Penticton Plein Air group after she switched to outdoor painting in oils and in 2014 she has become a snowbird and has just started the Puerto Vallarta Plein Air Painting group. Through it all she has found that the same basic principles of art have provided her with the skill to paint what she sees whether working from a photo or from life. It is Angie’s strongest desire to simplify painting so that everyone can enjoy the happiness of painting and she is constantly encouraging folks to pick up a brush!
Angie’s work hangs in Lloyd Gallery in Penticton, the Harbourlight Store in Stewart and the George Littlehouse Gallery in Terrace.
Louise’s love of cheese and trying to make it at home led her to take a short course in Cheese Making at Washington State University. She then stayed with a family who made cheese from their own dairy cows, for a month. They specialized in Gouda and Cheddar. A requirement for most working the dairy industry is the Dairy Plant Processing course at BCIT. This is where she met Gitta Pedersen, who is the owner of Poplar Grove Cheese and was asked to join their team. She has been with Poplar Grove Cheese for almost 6 years. Louise has also started her own company, Pearson Cheese Company, where she was able to develop an alpine-style cheese called Apex. She also makes French Curd for the store front as well as retailing wine and cheese accessories. Louise can also be found at 8th Generation doing tastings throughout the season. But of course, her favourite thing to do is share her passion of cheese making with you.
Chris Perry is a long time teacher in School District 23, having taught for
three years at Okanagan Mission Secondary, ten years at KLO, and one year
at KSS before taking on his current position at Constable Neil Bruce Middle School.
Chris is the former Music Director of the Kelowna City Band, has performed
with the Pring George Symphony Orchestra, the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra,
the Prince George City and Jazz Band, as well as performances
with Colin James and Chris Hadfield.
For decades I routinely neglected my chores to play with words. A couple of my short story contest entries caught the eye of a magazine editor, who offered to pay me for my words. Writing is still a passion, but now it’s also a career.
With more than 200 stories in a variety of publications, I’ve branched out into other word-related services.
The Okanagan is home to quite a few talented storytellers. It’s a pleasure to provide assistance with their manuscripts, and to help them hone their individual writing and editing skills through consulting sessions and workshops.
Stan Sabourin is an Okanagan saxophonist, composer, and educator, living in Penticton, BC. Stan has worked as a jazz and saxophone clinician in British Columbia and Washington State and is currently teaching music at KVR Middle School. Recently returned from studying jazz performance and composition at Washington State University with a masters degree in hand, Stan currently plays with Penticton’s Offramp, Rann Berry, the OSA’s Jazzcool’s Faculty ensemble and sits in occasionally for Penticton’s Thursday Night Jazz Band.
Stan has had the pleasure of performing with Greg Yasinitsky, Alfie Zapacosta, Fareed Haque, Ed Calle, Craig Thomson, Justin Glibbery, Bernie Addington and Scott Gamble among others. During Stan’s time at WSU he played saxophones in a number of small jazz ensembles, lead alto in Big Band One, directed Big Band Two and coached various jazz combos. Since his graduation, a recording of Stan’s big band composition, “Ozone” was featured in the fall 2011 edition of JAZZIZ magazine and has also been included on a WSU publication of recorded jazz music called, “Zoot Suit.”
When he is not busy making music or spending time with his wife Myranda and their children, Noah & Lucy, Stan can be found running through the mountains or hanging by his fingertips from a cliff.
Will received his Diploma in Jazz Studies from Malaspina University – College in 1994 and his Bachelor of Education from Simon Fraser University in 1995. Since then, Will has taught music in school in Richmond, Hope, and Bella Coola. Settling in Penticton in 2001, Will has been blessed to be involved in amazing music opportunities. With 18 years experience as a public school teacher and at least that much experience as a private guitar instructor, Will has been able to share his love of music with People of all ages. He currently has over 140 public school students, and over 40 private students. Will has been the coordinator of The Penticton Summer Guitar Program and The Rock Skool for 10 years. Will has been the coordinator of Jazzcool for the last 8 years as well. He is also the guitarist in the Jazz Trio “Cube”. Will is the lead singer and guitarist for the rock band “Fluxx”. Solo / duo / trio – vocal/ guitar gigs in venues around Okanagan have continued to be a source of pleasure for Will. In addition to Will’s full teaching schedule Will plays over 50 nights a year in at least 6 different performing groups. Will is also part of the Artstarts B.C. juror program for Artist in Residence grants.