Perry and Stone honoured for efforts

Arts and culture events and news from Summerland and the surrounding area.

Congratulations to Anita Perry for receiving the 2011 Arts Appreciation Award in recognition for all that she does to promote the arts, especially music in our community.

And congratulations to Sharon Stone on receiving the CCDC Award in appreciation for the work she has done for cultural development in Summerland.  In particular for her leading role in getting the Fur Brigade mural painted on the side of the IOOF Hall.

Art opening

Join artist Steve Hancock at the opening reception of Nature In Motion, a study of the magical interplay between colour, movement and the natural environment on Thursday, March 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Summerland Art Gallery.

This show seeks to convey the mystery and motion of plants, trees and water through careful panning or zooming of the camera to produce a blending of colours and textures.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Films shown

The Summerland Film Club presents: The Tobacco Conspiracy on Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30pm at the Summerland Legion.

The Tobacco Conspiracy goes behind the scenes of the powerful tobacco industry.  For more information see:

My Week with Marilyn is the next film in the Kitchen Stove Film Series and will be shown Thursday, March 8 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Pen Mar Theatre in Penticton.

Few celebrities have rivaled the allure and magnetism of Hollywood’s tragic and enduring icon, Marilyn Monroe.

Based on Colin Clark’s memoir, this film offers a fascinating glimpse of an ambitious young man’s experience while shooting one of Monroe’s most challenging films.

Another film will be discussed at the Summerland Museum AGM on Saturday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at the IOOF Hall. Marilyn and John Topham will give a short overview on Liberia’77 The Documentary, a film produced by their sons Jeff and Andrew.


Mark your calendars for the next Saturday night dance on Saturday, March 10 and the El Mariachi Los Dorados concert at Centre Stage Theatre on Saturday, March 24 and the Henderson and Forbes Songwriters Showcase Concert on April 20 also at Centre Stage Theatre.

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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: or call 250-494-8994. and

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


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