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Kelowna artists create new artwork for vintage albums

RE:RECORD kicks off next week.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Cool Arts Society
July 06, 2019 - 2:23 PM

KELOWNA - Album artwork can tell the story of a collection of songs before you even hear them. Often they're even more memorable than the tunes themselves. Who could forget the iconic artwork for classic albums like Led Zeppelin IV, Nevermind, and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?

A group of artists dove deep into vinyl music to reinterpret album covers and create their own works of art for an upcoming exhibition.

Cool Arts Society tasked its artists with a unique challenge. They listened to dozens of vinyl records provided by Milkcrate Records and, guided by art educator Shimshon Obadia, created their own art pieces based on their interpretations of the music. The pieces will be displayed at the Kelowna Community Theatre as an art exhibit titled RE:RECORD.

“My hope is that through the minutia of perspective demonstrated in our RE:RECORDs, interpreting something as broad as these well-loved songs, we can gain a greater understanding and acceptance of each others’ seemingly foreign points of view,” said Obadia in a press release.

The exhibition's opening reception will be held at the Community Theatre on 1375 Water Street on July 10 at 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. The work will be displayed through to August.


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