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Young artist, Emmanuel "Zags" Aréizaga, sponsored by ARTSCO

The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan is proud to sponsor youth artist, Emmanuel "Zags" Aréizaga.
Image Credit: Contributed/The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan
July 23, 2016 - 3:15 PM

KELOWNA - Emmanuel “Zags” Aréizaga is a young artist and animator based in Kelowna.

Currently pursuing a career in Animation, Zags’ work is heavily influenced by the work of artists the likes of M.C. Escher and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Mixing realism with fantastical settings and subjects, Zags’ passion for surrealism allows him to breathe life into his imaginative works.

Zags often works with pencils, pens, charcoal, pastels, and chalk, but he also frequently works with acrylic, oil, and digital paintings. His current work mixes traditional art with 3D animation.

“I combine reality and art to give the viewer an experience in which they can enjoy and interact with my work. These anamorphic depictions have an almost physical presence that give the illusion of 3-dimensional objects.”

Emmanuel has also working with notable Kelowna arts educator, Jolene Mackie, to further develop and exercise his talents within the visual arts.

“ARTSCO is thrilled to be sponsoring Emmanuel at this great event. We love helping young artists access new opportunities for their work and we look forward to seeing people’s reactions to Emmanuel’s interactive pieces,” ARTSCO Executive Director Katie Brennan said.

Interested in learning more about Emmanuel? Check out an interview with him here.

Come out learn more about both Emmanuel and ARTSCO at our booth at Arts on the Avenue presented by Festivals Kelowna on July 28th, 2016 at 5:00PM!

Introduced to Kelowna in 2015 by Festivals Kelowna, “Arts On The Avenue” is a one day, arts-focused, outdoor event celebrating and promoting our local visual arts community. The event features various elements relating to visual arts including opportunities for retail sales, art exhibitions, demos, and performance art installations. The event also includes live music and a fun interactive community art project.

Festivals Kelowna is responsible for a multitude of other great summertime events as well, including Parks Alive!, The Kelowna Buskers Program, and Pianos in the Parks. You can learn more about them at the Festivals Kelowna website.

To learn more about ARTSCO, visit this website.



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