Art Gallery receives new acquisitions

Arts and culture news and events from Summerland and the surrounding area.

The first opening at the Summerland Art Gallery is at Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. with the whimsical fantasy paintings of Robert Noakes.  Permanent Collection – New Acquisitions will be on exhibit in the Adams Room at the Summerland Art Gallery, Jan. 31 to March 2.

Pieces in this exhibition include two watercolours and two pen and ink sketches donated by artist Doug Charles, a former Summerland resident.

A brass rubbing by long time resident and artist, Ivy Mason will also be on view for the first time. The rubbing, donated by Bess Dobi, was one of over thirty commissioned by the National Art Gallery in the mid 1960s.

Additional pieces include Kootenay artist Frantisek Stroudel’s Just Passing Through, purchased last Spring following his show at the gallery; Penticton artist Barb Hofer’s Winter Barn purchased as part of SCAC’s Christmas collection, as well as a landscape by Summerland artist Marjorie Croil.

The latter was donated by Marilyn Hansen.

Art series

Penticton Art Gallery  has a series of new shows opening Friday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.

And on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. there will be an Artist Walk ‘n Talk with Shawn Serfas & Eliza Fry. Join the artists as they tour their exhibitions, discuss their creative process, inspirations and techniques. Everyone welcome, admission by donation.

Jazz Vespers

Jazz Vespers this Sunday, Jan. 20, 4:30 p.m. at  St Saviour’s Anglican Church, 150 Orchard Ave., Penticton will feature Larry Crawford – woodwinds; Debi Johnson – vocals; Bill McAvoy – drums; Ron Wheadon – bass; Stan Sabourin – sax; and Alan Crossley – piano.

Come and enjoy a jazz-filled hour of relaxation, rejuvenation, rejoicing, meditation and inspiration.  Everyone welcome.  Freewill offering.

Arts meeting

The Summerland Community Arts Council AGM has been changed from Jan. 20 to Saturday, Jan. 26.  Everyone is invited to attend the upcoming 2013 Annual General Meeting being held Saturday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. at the Summerland Arts Centre, 9533 Main St.

This is your opportunity to hear all the things that SCAC has done over the last year and to help elect a new board of directors.

Refreshments will be served. If your membership has expired, membership renewals will be accepted at the door

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If you know of an event you feel should be included in the Arts Palette or on the Arts Council’s online calendar, please email or call 250-494-8994. and

David Finnis is president of the Summerland Community Arts Council.