Visual Artist of the Month: Jackie Poirier



We are very excited to have the work of Jackie Poirier on display in the cafe for the month of July. Jackie’s photographs explore the intricacies and imperfections of architecture in a dichromatic palette.

Jackie Poirier is a graduate of Fine Arts and Education from the University of Lethbridge, Alberta.  Here, she trained in a wide variety of media and found her love for photography and graphic design. The University’s unique program prepared her to teach from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and led her to follow her passion for teaching young emerging artists in the Okanagan. She has been teaching Visual and Graphic Arts at the senior secondary level since the Fall of 2008.  Teaching Art has not only allowed her to share her love for the arts with her students, but it has consistently fueled her own learning, creativity, and has inspired her to continue on her path as an active artist today.

Currently, Jackie is exploring the effects of time on modern urban existence.  Perceiving a city as an amalgamation of layers allows us to see its harmonious diversity, as well as, its beautiful imperfections.  Juxtapositions of the old and the new; organic and mechanical forms; and grungy textures with clean lines are recurring themes among many of her works.

Limited edition prints are available for all works, framed or unframed.  Commissions welcome. Private and group lessons available.  Please feel free to contact me via phone, email, or drop by heART school Kelowna for inquiries.  |  250.864.9026  |

Come down to the Streaming Cafe and view her work in person!


Visual Artist of the Month: Jolene Mackie


Jolene in studioWe are happy to have the wonderful artwork of Jolene Mackie up on our walls for the month of June! Jolene’s work explores the vast unknown of the sea and sky in an expressive and beautiful culmination of light and color.

Jolene Mackie is a professional artist, illustrator and graphic designer living and working in Kelowna BC. Her current work bridges her fascination in both the intricacies of paint as a medium, as well as the vast unknowns – like the sea and the sky.

Trained in both painting and graphic design, Jolene has sold and exhibited work in Kelowna, Vancouver, Melbourne and Edinburgh. She was a director and founding member of an artist run center, called 221A in Vancouver BC, and is currently thrilled to be working at heART school downtown Kelowna!

All work is for sale as originals, along with a selection of prints. Commissions are also welcome, and both private and group lessons are available! Please feel free contact Jolene with any comments or questions! | 250.979.8767

Drop by to visit The Streaming Cafe and see  Jolene’s artwork in person!