Arts Centre more than a gallery

If you didn’t see the piece by Shaw Television about the show at the Summerland Art Gallery you can see the video clip.

If you didn’t manage to see the piece by Shaw Television, that aired on Go Okanagan!, about the current show at the Summerland Art Gallery you can see the video clip on their YouTube channel or on the Summerland Community Art Council’s website.

Wayne McDougall attended the show opening and then interviewed artists Maureen King, Albertine Meyer, Mary Scales and Susan Gibbs about their project of sketching heritage houses around Summerland.

So if you are curious to find out: “If old houses could talk, what would they say?” then view this short three minute video and find out how this drawing project spoke to these women.

Of course, nothing beats seeing these works in person so why not drop by the Art Gallery at 9908 Main St. and check it out.

However, the Arts Centre is more than an art gallery, as anyone who has been to either the present location or the former one knows.

The space hosts a myriad of workshops for children and adults as well as a gift gallery where locals and visitors can find paintings, photographs, pottery, jewelry and wooden bowls created by local artists.

As John Arendt reminded us, in last Thursday’s paper in both his editorial and an article on the front page, the future of the arts in Summerland is anything but certain.

Although funding for the current location is in place for this year and 2015 what happens Jan. 1, 2016?

Does the community value an arts centre and art gallery?

Is it important for children to be exposed to the arts through the annual Summer Art Program?

Is the Street Banner Project, now in its 16th year, worth continuing?

Last weekend, thousands of visitors attended the 21st annual ArtWalk in Lake Country.

Three hundred artists, who work in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics and glass work displayed more than 3,000 works in what is the largest collection of B.C. artists’ work in the Interior.

Imagine the impact on the local economy.

Arts and culture are good for the soul… and the pocket book.   What do we want to do Summerland?

The Arts Palette is written by David Finnis, publicity chair and president of the Summerland Community Arts Council, P.O. Box 1217, 9908 Main St., Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0.

 

Just Posted

Piles of debris hauled from Summerland rock slide site

Material removed from site would more than fill an Olympic swimming pool

Crews continuing to clear rock north of Summerland

Site has had no movement for the past eight days

Alleged Okanagan sex offender arrested in P.E.I.

Offences occurred while Ivan Glen Winchester was living in Summerland between 2006 and 2010

Silt slide south of Summerland on Highway 97

Traffic was delayed approx. 30 minutes, not related to rock slide north of Summerland

Video: Loving Mugs Chili Cook-off returns to Penticton Art Gallery

The fundraiser saw 12 chilis competing for top honours.

B.C. skip Sarah Wark and team eliminated at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Nontheless pretty impressive stuff from the 24th-ranked team in the country

Rescued Kelowna skier shares appreciation of COSAR team

A skier was found out of bounds near Big White by Central Okanagan Search and Rescue

Pope’s sex abuse prevention summit explained

It’s A high-stakes meeting designed to impress on Catholic bishops the global problem

Have you heard the legend of Shuswaggi, the Shuswap Lake monster?

Witness accounts as old as 1904, and as recent as 2018, place a creature in the lake’s depths

Okanagan weather watch: Snow on the way

Flurries have been predicted for most of the Okanagan Valley today

B.C. ticket holder winner of $25.9-million Lotto Max jackpot

Next draw set for Mar. 1 with an estimated jackpot of $10 million

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message on Vancouver Island

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

Most Read