Contact Waves

350 Gray Rd. On the side of the OK Tire building

The Work

The mural flows out of the recurring themes of communication, division, harmony and balance. Imagine a childhood memory; a non-specific feeling of colour and place, and then a specific object: a treat, a toy, or maybe a newspaper boat sent floating downstream. Contact Waves aims to inspire community interaction, creative health, or may just be a fine feeling.

The Project

The Uptown Mural Project was a community-inclusive and educative urban-art initiative within the community of Rutland, Kelowna BC, organized by Uptown Rutland Business Association. This project centered around the painting large scale urban murals. Each of the mural's locations has been strategically selected creating a short walking tour within the Rutland Business Improvement Area.

The goals of this project are driven towards the beautification of Rutland, encouraging community involvement, increasing walkability within the business improvement area, and educating and inspiring youth through contemporary public art. The Uptown Mural Project is proudly supported in part with funding by the City of Kelowna

The Artist

Liz Ranney is a painter, illustrator and graphic designer with a BFA in Visual Arts at UBC Okanagan. Dylan Ranney earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts at UBC Okanagan. He is an interdisciplinary artist whose' work explores the human condition with whimsy and psychology. Liz and Dylan live in the Okanagan Valley