Art exhibits to open

Two new shows open at the Summerland Art Gallery tonight. 

In the main gallery, see From Naramata with Love, featuring the work of three artists: Keith Harvey, Bev Inkster and Dianne Korsch. 

In the Adam`s Room, see photographs by Allison Howard in the show, Red Redact. 

The shows run until June 18. 

Painting shown 

Come see a palette knife painting demonstration tonight at Hooked on Books, 225 Main St. Penticton. Karel Doruyter, author of the book Raven will be demonstrating this technique at 7 p.m. 

Purchase Doruyter’s books for chances to win an original piece of art.

Film story

Don’t miss the award winning film Liberia ’77 next Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. 

Directed by former Summerland resident Jeff Topham, the film follows the return of Jeff and his brother Andrew to the country of their childhood — Liberia — to find the peaceful past, recorded in their dad’s snapshots, destroyed by war. 

The film will be shown at at the Centre Stage Theatre, 9518 Main St., with a question and answer session with the director after the film. 

Tickets are available at the Summerland Art Gallery and at the door.

Shakespeare

Good Will Shakespeare begins next, Wednesday, May 11 and runs until Saturday, May 14. 

This Summerland favourite connects world-class performers with over 350 secondary school students. If you can billet students for this worthwhile event please contact  Nancy at 250-494-9871.   

Garage sale

Come and support our Summer Arts Program for children by attending our garage sale at the Summerland Art Gallery on Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

All proceeds of the sale go to support summer arts for children.

War memories

The Memory Project: Art and Stories of the Second World War, is showing at the Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Ave., Kelowna. This multimedia display includes oral histories from 100 veterans from the Okanagan Valley. 

In addition, young artists created visual interpretations of stories and photographs of this historic event. The show runs until Nov. 4. Admission by donation.

On stage

The Peachland Players present The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Paul Zindel. 

The play runs on May 5, 6, and 7 at 8  p.m. and May 7 and 8 at 2 p.m. 

If you know of an event you feel should be included in the Arts Palette or on the Arts Council’s online calendar, please e-mail tarashanon@gmail.com or call 250-494-4494.  

 

Laura Hanon is a freelance writer. www.summerlandarts.com and http://twitter.com/artspalette

 

 

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