Felt painting exhibit opens at art gallery

Arts and culture news and events from Summerland and the South Okanagan

Felt Painting: An Exploration of Texture and Colour featuring handfelted scenes by Robin Wiltse opens at the Summerland Art Gallery on Thursday, Aug. 16 with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m.

In her artist’s statement, Robin Wiltse says, “I observe and absorb colour, inspired by the play of light and the spaces between…. I am drawn to the weightless, familiar and tactile luminosity of wool.”

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m., to 4 p.m. The gallery is located at 9533 Main St. in downtown Summerland. The gift gallery is also open at this time.

Live music

Check out the great music at some of Summerland’s wineries. Music on the Mountain with Uncorked on Saturday, August 11. 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Thornhaven Estates Winery and Kirk Dixon on Sunday, Aug. 12. Music on the Patio with Danny Sameshima and his Jazz Trio on Saturday, Aug. 11, 1 to 4 p.m. at Dirty Laundry Vineyards. And with Ash, from Vernon, on Sunday, Aug. 12.

Painting

A Crush of Colour presents a series of painting workshops for all levels hosted at picturesque Summerland wineries. Enjoy quality Okanagan wines, while we provide the materials and instruction to paint En Plein Air in the style of the masters. Allow their works to inspire you as we relax on the patio, taste wines and celebrate the colours of the Okanagan Valley.

Dates and locations are Thursday Aug. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Aug. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Sonoran Estate, 5716 Gartrell Rd. To register please contact  Jennifer Pickering, MFA at 250-317-7263.

Cemetery tour

Join Ruth and Sharon on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. for an amusing and historical tour of Peach Orchard Cemetery, one of Summerland’s oldest graveyards.

The tour is approximately two hours.  Registration is required at the Summerland Museum, 9521 Wharton St. (Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)  For more information call 250-494-9395 or e-mail info@summerlandmuseum.org

Movie night

This week’s Friday Nite Movie in the Park is Dumbo.   The movie will begin around dusk and is shown in Memorial Park.  P

opcorn, chips and beverages will be on sale to help support the Summerland Merchant’s Committee.  Bring your chairs, blankets and pillows and enjoy the true family night out.

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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 e-mail dfinnis@telus.net or call 250-494-8994. summerlandarts.com and twitter.com/artspalette

David Finnis is the president of the Summerland Community Arts Council.

 

 

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