Documentary shows African history

Summerland and area arts and entertainment events.

The world premiere of documentary, Liberia ‘77, is Tuesday, Nov. 15 on Knowledge Network. When Summerland-raised brothers Jeff and Andrew Topham return to the war-torn West African country of their childhood to re-shoot their father’s photos from the 1970s, they find a nation whose own photographic history was destroyed by war.

Liberia ‘77 is a film that shows how despite time, war, distance and culture, photography connects us.

Free expression

Freedom of Expression: A Right and a Responsibility is the theme of the Philosophers’ Café at the Summerland Arts Centre next Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.

This discussion will examine the two facets of this hot topic in light of the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street movements. Knowledge of the rights of people to express their opinions publicly without governmental interference, subject to the laws against libel, incitement to violence or rebellion, is extremely relevant.

Moderators are Roger Shiner, a UBC –Okanagan philosophy professor and Penticton Herald managing editor, James Miller.  Admission by donation. Coffee and refreshments available.

At the gallery

Terroir: Charting Boundaries opens Friday, Nov. 18 in The Main Gallery of the Penticton Art Gallery.

This exhibition serves as the first in a series of exhibitions designed to explore the diversity of visual art being practiced here in our region.  For this first installment five regional artists have been invited to participate. The presenters are three painters, Jim Kalnin, Patricia Kushner and James Postill; and two photographers, Carol Hermesh and Allison Howard, whose works all share a thematic connection, as indicated in the exhibition title.

Making music

The Ernesto Cerveni Quartet, presented by the Okanagan Jazz and Blues Society, is at the Black Box Theatre in Kelowna on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Art exhibit

Two dozen artists will be exhibiting their work at Leir House in Penticton at the George and Friends Art Exhibit.

The opening reception is Friday, Nov. 18.

Hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summerland artist Ron Stacy presents Taming of the Hue, a two-day colour workshop Nov. 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shatford Centre.

Learn the trick for making any colour you want, easily and accurately.

Learn the secrets to painting luminosity, depth and atmosphere.  250-494-9280

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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: 250-494-4994. and

David Finnis is a member of the Summerland Community Arts Council.