'Stories in My Pocket' is a new exhibition by artist S.C. Jean now on view in the Main Gallery of the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art. The local artist invites viewers to take a peek inside her mind, process, and stories by sharing a collection of acrylic and oil paintings in her debut solo professional exhibition.

Curated by OAAA Board Members Patrick Lundeen and Dylan Ranney, this exhibition is an initiative to support a celebrated and active member of the Okanagan’s creative community. As a self-taught artist, Jean developed her own unique artistic voice outside of a typical institutional setting. With the support of Lundeen and Ranney through studio visits and artistic development, Jean was able to contextualize her work for the Alternators Main Gallery.

Jean's work draws from sights, sounds and emotions, and centres on deeply held experiences and memories. When Jean approaches a new work, she looks towards her inner-child, and paints to recollect another time; another place; and other circumstances through an abundance of textures, lines, colours to create vibrant portraits, landscapes, and scenes.

The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art is open Tuesday to Friday, 11am - 6pm, and Saturday 11am - 4pm.