Robin Wiltse’s art exhibit

Robin Wiltse’s art exhibit

Artists to hold two-week exhibit

Arts and culture news and events from around the South Okanagan.

Opening Aug. 25, there will be a two-week exhibition of paintings by artists who are members of the South Okanagan-Similkameen Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists at Tinhorn Creek Vineyard in Oliver.

The show is a popular annual event called Passion for Painting, presented by the winery and supported by the Arts Councils of Penticton, Summerland, Oliver and Osoyoos.

Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Passion for Painting will be on view from Aug. 25 until Sept. 8.

It’s a beautiful collection of fine art in a spectacular setting.  Well worth a visit.

For further information, visit the Federation Chapter website at


Casting call

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian and Acting Classes by Jacqueline are pleased to announce this year’s Christmas Season production: the stage version of It’s a Wonderful Life, written by Phillip Grecian and based on Frank Capra’s film classic.

They will be holding auditions for this amateur theatre production on Wednesday, Sept. 5 and Friday, Sept. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 387 Martin St., at the corner of Wade and Martin in Penticton, use the alley entrance.

Please come with a prepared monologue of your choice.

For those wanting to watch It’s a Wonderful Life the show dates will be

Dec. 7,8,9 and Dec. 14, 15, 16.

Theatre milestone

In honour of the 50th anniversary of the 1962 opening of the Kelowna Community Theatre, Theatre Kelowna Society is thrilled to present an original script featuring our favorite the songs of the era.

Love on the Line will be at the Black Box Theatre on Water Street Sept. 14 to 30.  For tickets call 250-762-5050.

In concert

Song of the Prairies Concert Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Shatford Centre.

This concert features prairie folks Saskia and Darrel.

Together they are presenting a concert tour of flat-land songs, of their own composition from their 8 studio albums, and many old favourites from others who have shared the love of the land in their music; Gary Fjellgaard, Ian Tyson, Murray McLaughlin, etc.

On stage

Tickets are now on sale for the fourth show in Many Hats Theatre Company’s 2012 season: Storm Warning by Canada’s favorite playwright Norm Foster. Show opens Thursday, Sept. 6.

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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 e-mail or call 250-494-8994. and

David Finnis is the president of the Summerland Community Arts Council.