ARTS PALETTE: Painting added to gallery collection

The Arts Palette is written by David Finnis of upcoming events in and around Summerland

“Urban Journeys”, featuring abstract paintings by Robert Dmytruk, opens at the Summerland Art Gallery with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 27.

The paintings and drawings being exhibited in this new show represent part of the ‘urban’ series of work that Robert Dmytruk has been engaged in for the past several years. His interest is in exploring the numerous sensory overloads that bombard daily urban existence.

There will be an Artist’s Talk at 2 p.m. on June 28 where Robert will be discussing the techniques and themes in these  paintings.

Please drop by the Gallery to learn more.  The exhibit runs until Aug. 10 so there are many opportunities to bring your summer visitors to see Urban Journeys.

When you are at the Summerland Art Gallery do take the time to browse the gift shop.  You will find a wide variety of pottery, paintings, photography and gift cards.

The Summerland Art Gallery is at 9533 Main St. and Gallery and gift shop hours are:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.

The annual Summer Arts Program run by the Summerland Community Arts Council for children and youth starts on July 8.

This five week program will include: music, drawing, painting, drama, clay, and puppetry.  The courses are getting kicked off with the always popular Fun with a Pocket Knife instructed by Rick Wiebe.

That week will also have a puppetry class instructed by Claire Tamang.

There is a new class this year  —  ‘Wild about Writing’ instructed by Marian Rudisill.

Book early to avoid disappointment as classes fill up quickly. There are loads of exciting and challenging workshops for kids of all ages. Whether you’re an actor, musician, artist or just simply want to have some fun you’re sure to find something to suit.

You will find brochures at the library, pool and Arts Centre.

The course descriptions are also online at the Art Council’s website –

The website also hosts a calendar that lists various arts and culture events both in Summerland and in our neighbouring communities of Naramata, Peachland and Penticton.

There’s also a longer version of the Arts Palette that lists many more events than are possible to include in this weekly column.

The Arts Palette is written by David Finnis, Publicity Chair and President of the Summerland Community Arts Council – PO Box 1217, 9533 Main Street, Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0.