Movie shown in Memorial Park

Summerland and area arts news and events.

Drop by Memorial Park on Thursday, Sept. 1 for a free movie. Show time is dusk.   Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy the free movie on a huge 13.4-metre screen.

Sponsored by the Summerland and District Credit Union.  See for more information.  SADI will be selling hotdogs and the Special Olympics group will be selling popcorn, pop and glow sticks.

Painting season

The Summerland Pleasure Painters are resuming their fall session beginning Friday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lower level of the Summerland Library. Come join this fun group. New members welcome. Look for them at the Summerland Fall Fair Sept. 10 and 11.

Art show

Untangled, an encaustic art show will be on display at Leir House, 220 Manor Park Avenue in Penticton from Sept. 8 to Oct. 6.

This show features the work of Thea Haubrich and Bethany Handfield. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 8 beginning at 7 p.m. Though a generation apart, the two artists share a love for colour and texture. Featured is a selection of their works in encaustic, a medium that involves painting with melted beeswax to which coloured pigments have been added.

The versatility of the medium untangles the imagination of artist and viewer alike, to freely enjoy the often unexpected changes during the painting process.

Fall Fair

The Summerland Fall Fair will be held next weekend, Sept. 10 and 11. Be sure to checkout the Summerland Community Art Council’s booth and those of the Summerland Singers and Players and the Summerland Pleasure Painters.

For writers

The Penticton Writers and Publishers Society will hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at Leir House. The public is welcome. The group hosts monthly meetings September to June.  They organize the Clem Battye Legacy Award Contest, the British Columbia Youth Write Camp and members participate in the Raise a Reader Program of the South Okanagan.

At the galleries

A number of local galleries have shows that end this month so drop by the Penticton Art Gallery, Summerland Art Gallery, the Shatford Centre and the Westbank Library and enjoy very interesting and diverse works of art.

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 250-494-4994. and

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


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