Kimberly Fuller - Director

Having spent 20 years away, Kimberly has returned to the Okanagan Valley where she was born + raised. Kimberly is a registered Architect who likes to dabble in screen printing + ceramic arts. 5 years of northern off-grid living have outweighed her time studying Filmmaking in Vancouver, the Fine Arts in Montreal and achieving her Masters of Architecture in Halifax.

David Greenwood - Director

Petra Holler - Director

My name is Petra Höller and I am a visual artist and poet originally from Summerland, British Columbia. For the last four years I have lived on and off between Penticton and Montréal, Québec where I studied art history and studio arts at Concordia University. During my time in Montréal I contributed to a communal artists’ space called Le Réacteur Nucleaire where I curated performance and poetry showcases in addition to other arts events.

Since childhood my preferred media has been the humble pencil; however my curiosity and infatuation with texture and colour has prompted me to explore other media such as oil painting and fibre arts. Lately I have been focused on creating illustrated poetry books which are themed around memory and subjective experience.

Robyn Kruger - Director

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Stephanos Liapis - Director

-Stephanos has a B. Commerce Ryerson University, Toronto 1992
-Founder of Cellar Jazz Cafe 1997 in Vancouver
-Cofounder Saint-Germain Cafe, Penticton
-Owner / Operator Pulse Kitchen, Penticton

Skyler Punnett - Director

Skyler Punnett has been a commercial artist for the last 10 years. His clients include Sony Entertainment, Microsoft, Nokia and Rainmaker Media. He has worked as an illustrator, storyboard artist and art director in a variety of media including animation, mobile gaming and traditional illustration. His style combines figurative work with organic, flowing, natural subject matter that lends itself to a wide variety of applications including animation, packaging and stand alone work. He currently runs his own creative studio that focuses on illustration, concept design and creative consultation for business.
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Yanti Rowland - Director

For the past decade, Yanti has performed locally in many different sets and venues. From Jazz Standards at weddings or retirement homes to rock ballads for fundraisers, either live or karaoke, Yanti has a diverse range of vocal talents. Not only is Yanti involved with performances, she also passionately teaches voice, musical theatre and ukulele at venues such as Martin St. Art and Music Gallery, The Aidan Mayes School of Music and Even Dance in Penticton. Wife to local RMT, Brent Rowland, and mother of 3 daughters, Yanti loves to sing accompanying herself with a ukulele at Markets in Naramata, Penticton and Summerland through the summer. In this setting, Yanti invites her students to come and perform to help her collect donations to gift out bursaries and scholarships to the community for Yanti’s music lessons and performances. As a featured vocalist for hire, Yanti performs with local jazz band Sax Among Friends and at Zia’s Stonehouse with the Allan Crossley band. For more information about Yanti please click here

Kim Russell - Director

Kim graduated with a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta, where she majored in drama and minored in art. After a soul killing stint teaching math and english, she left teaching. She has been a working artist ever since.

She created two arts based businesses along with her partner. The first, a faux finishing and mural painting
company and the second, a fused glass giftware company called Window Candy. She is currently a pet portrait artist, her gallery can be viewed through her website at www.clowndogpetportraits.com.

Recently, Kim has returned to her other passion, drama, by performing in plays for Many Hats Theatre and The Shatford Players.