Arts council plans annual meeting

New board to be elected at meeting at Summerland Arts Centre

Everyone is invited to attend the upcoming 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Summerland Community Arts Council being held Saturday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. at the Summerland Arts Centre, 9533 Main Street when we will be electing a new board of directors and reporting on last year’s activities and sharing plans for 2013 which will include presentation of our Arts Appreciation Award during Arts and Culture Week in April.

Refreshments will be served.

FIlm club

The Summerland Film Club is presenting the film Islam, Empire of Faith on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Rosedale Room, Summerland Legion.  It starts at 7 p.m. and only costs you a donation to watch it.  Some more books will be given away as well.

For additional details see their website,

Tea time

The Penticton Art Gallery presents Topics ‘n Tea on Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. Enjoy the discussion over a cup of tea and baked goods compliments of The Bench Artisan Food Market. This is a free event where everyone is welcome.

At the gallery

The first opening, in the newly painted, Summerland Art Gallery is Thursday, Jan. 31 from 7 to 9 p.m.

You’ll have an opportunity to view some new acquisitions to the Art Council’s Permanent Collection  as well as  the whimsical fantasy paintings of Robert Noakes.

Art classes

The Arts Council is pleased to provide more classes for adults.

The next one will be on Saturday, Feb. 9 and will be given by our former artist in residence. Unwoven Scarves by Barbara Wellborn is on the unwoven scarf technique.

There will be a class on jewellery making with Karen Griggs of Madam’s Jewels on March 2.

For more information or to register call the office at 250-494-4494.

On stage

Tickets are now on sale for Many Hats next show The Gin Game by D.L. Coburn which opens on the Cannery Stage Feb. 7.

Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available at the Wine Country Visitor’s Centre in Penticton or reserved by phone at 250-276-2170.

Musical theatre

Only three weeks until Summerland Secondary School’s musical theatre program presents this year’s musical, Hairspray at Centre Stage Theatre.

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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 a member of the Summerland Community Arts Council.