The opening reception last Friday night of Triptych, at the Shatford Centre was a great event. Crowds jostled for position to see this joint juried exhibition presented by chapters of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Guest speaker Robert Genn, SFCA, spoke to a packed house. This show is worth the drive to Penticton. Runs until July 27.
There is a Canada Day Spectacular featuring conductor Maestro Leonard Camplin and the Kelowna Pops Orchestra and the 2011 young music competition winners, Rebecca Ruthven and Annalysa Tylor, at Prospera Place in Kelowna on July 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Don’t forget about the Penticton Art Gallery’s 34th annual art auction on July 7 beginning at 6 p.m. This event includes a silent auction, door, prizes and dancing. For more information, call 250-493-2928.
Are you looking for children’s activities during the summer?
Older kids can learn how to make jewelry, whittle with a pocket knife or experiment with different instruments.
Younger kids can make music and instruments, or make and play with puppets in songs, fables and nursery rhymes. For more information about all the courses available, please call Alana at the Summerland Community Arts Council at 250-494-4494.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-494-4494.
Laura Hanon is a freelance writer. www.summerlandarts.com and http://twitter.com/artspalette