Exhibit shows relationships with strangers

Next Thursday begins a busy month for the arts in Summerland.

Summerland Community Arts Council

Summerland Community Arts Council

Next Thursday begins a busy month for the arts in Summerland.

On Thursday, Feb. 5 the first show of 2015 will open with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m.

Talking to Strangers is the first of six shows at the Summerland Art Gallery in 2015.

It will feature works by artist Bill Edmunds and is a show inspired by the relationships formed by strangers over the Internet.

The images produced were based on images and texts sent to Edmunds by strangers he met on social chat sites.

On the following Thursday, Feb. 12 the play, Getting Sara Married, opens at the Cannery Stage in Penticton.

Getting Sara Married by Sam Bobrick is a comedy that will chase all your post-holiday blues and help you forget snowmageddon 2015.

This play runs until March 7 with four performances each week; Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased at the Wine Country Visitor’s Centre at Railway and Eckhardt or by phone at 250-276-2170.

Our own Summerland Secondary School will stage the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast at Centre Stage Theatre one week later.

Opening night is Thursday, Feb. 19 with more shows Friday and Saturday evening as well as the following week from February 25 to 28.

Tickets can be picked up at either The Beanery Cafe or the high school office.

The third weekend in February will be busy as Cafe Noir is back at the Art Gallery. You are invited to enjoy a wonderful evening of specialty coffees and sumptuous desserts amid the ambience of the Art Gallery.

With your ticket you get an original clay mug thrown by local potters to take home and a dessert. Specialty coffees are being provided by Darin Fair of Lone Tree Coffee.

Hosted in partnership with the Summerland Potters Guild, with music by Almost A Few, this is a winter event to coddle the senses.

The proceeds from this event go to support the Summerland Community Arts Council and the Summerland Potters Guild.

The Arts Palette column 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.