The opening reception for Nature in Motion

The opening reception for Nature in Motion

Book discussion planned at Summerland Library

Numerous arts and culture events are scheduled in Summerland and the surrounding area.

The Summerland Library book club selection for March is Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.

The group meets this Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.m. to discuss this unique book.

The library book club is a casual meeting over coffee for anyone interested in sharing their thoughts on the monthly book selection.

Attendance is drop-in, everyone welcome!  The reading selection list is available at the front counter.

Art exhibit

Under the Italian Sun Art Exhibit opens Friday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Leir House in Penticton.

Here is your opportunity to travel to central Italy through the paintings of Sharon Snow and Lynne Maran. The show continues until April 12.

Theatre camp

The Silver Shoes Theatre Camp is a one-week fine arts camp being offered during Spring Break for students in Grades 4 to 7 (ages nine to 12) Come express, explore and create.  Participants will play games, make masks and create characters.

Instructors: Claire Tamang and Emily Spencer (both B.C. certified teachers.)

Jazz vespers

Summerland’s own Larry Crawford (woodwinds), Debi Johnson (vocals) and Ron Wheadon (bass) highlight the music of Cole Porter at Jazz Vespers this Sunday, March 18, 4:30 p.m. at St Saviour’s Anglican Church, 150 Orchard Ave., Penticton.

Art workshop

Interesting in acrylics? Join Brian Simons for a weekend workshop March 24 and 25 that will give participants an excellent and personalized system for painting with acrylics.

Brian brings a wealth of knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to awaken your creative spirit.

The workshops consist of two full days and is a seven-step acrylic painting program.

For additional information, go to

In concert

Ken Smedley and The George Ryga Centre are proud to present El Mariachi Los Dorados live in Concert at Centre Stage Theatre on Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m.

Tickets at Martin’s Flowers, 250-494-5432. More at

Don’t miss this annual fiesta of Mexican music and culture.

Experience a taste of ol’ Mexico and celebrate the coming of spring.

Film series

The Summerland Film Club presents Incendies on Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Summerland Legion. Incendies is a deeply moving story that delivers a powerful and poetic testament to the uncanny power of the will to survive.

A 2009 academy award nominee and winner of 11 international awards.


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 President of the Summerland Community Arts Council.