Stan Etter was the recipient of the 23rd annual Arts Appreciation Award on Friday evening. The award was presented at the conclusion of Arts and Culture Week on Friday.

Etter receives Arts Appreciation Award

Congratulations to Stan Etter on receiving the 23rd annual Arts Appreciation Award.

Congratulations to Stan Etter on receiving the 23rd annual Arts Appreciation Award.

Stan Etter, who is the current treasurer and has been president of the Summerland Community Arts Council was presented with the Arts Appreciation Award at the wrap-up gala during Arts and Culture Week.

Stan has been a board member for over 15 years and has held many positions including chair of the building committee.

He’s been our wine server at Gallery openings, our light bulb changer, our grant preparer and undertaken many of the renovation tasks (including the floor) around the building.  Many thanks to Stan for all the years of supporting the arts in Summerland.

Are you wondering why there are several hundred additional high school students in Summerland?

It’s the annual Goodwill Shakespeare Festival from May 8 to  11 and students from around British Columbia are in town to learn more about the bard and enhance their drama skills.

Two new shows open next Thursday at the Summerland Art Gallery.

One features oil portraits by Summerland artist Bill Hibberd and will be in the Main Gallery.

The second show is called Inspired by Nature, Defined by Decay and features photographs by Phil Dionne.

Both shows open on Thursday, May 9 with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Gallery and Gift Shop hours are Tuesday to Friday 1-4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you are interested in exploring your artistic talents why not take advantage of two courses being offered by the Summerland Community Arts Council.   On Saturday, May 11 there will be an Introduction to Acrylics class led by Margot Stolz.  And on the weekend of May 25 and 26 Barb Pistak will offer an Introduction to Drawing and Dry Media.  Drop by the Arts Centre or call 250-494-4494 for more details.

Summerland residents Robin Wyndham and Susan McIver will be signing copies of their new book. After the Error: Speaking Out About Patient Safety to Save Lives. at Hooked on Books, 225 Main Street, Penticton on Thursday, May 9 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Also in Penticton the Youth Symphony of the Okanagan will be performing Horizons at the Shatford Centre this coming Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.

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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: artspalette@summerlanarts.com or call: 250-494-8994. summerlandarts.com and twitter.com/artspalette

 

The Arts Palette is written by David Finnis, publicity chair and president of the Summerland Community Arts Council, Box 1217, 9533 Main St., Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0.