Textiles students at Summerland Secondary School created a quilt which will be donated to the South Okanagan Women in Need Society. A total of 18 students

Whimsical fantasy paintings shown

The Summerland Community Arts Council would like to wish you a Happy New Year. Thank you for your support in 2012.

The Summerland Community Arts Council would like to wish you a Happy New Year.  Thank you for your support in 2012 and we hope to see you at the Arts Centre in the New Year!

As we begin 2013 and you are hanging up your new 2013 calendars here are some dates you might want to jot down.

At the gallery

The first opening at the Summerland Art Gallery is Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. with the whimsical fantasy paintings of Robert Noakes.

There will be five other shows at the Art Gallery. They open on the following Thursdays: Jan. 31, March 21, May 9, June 27, Aug. 15 and Oct. 3.

Art classes

The first class of the year is Sculpting in Clay with Ralph Critchlow on Jan. 26 and 27. Please register at the gallery.

Other courses include Explore Fibre Art Landscapes with SCAC Artist in Residence Brandy Maslowski on Feb. 2 and Unwoven Scarves by Barbara Wellborn on Feb. 9 and Jewellery making with Karen Griggs of Madam’s Jewels on March 2.

Annual meeting

Everyone is invited to attend the upcoming 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Summerland Community Arts Council being held Sunday Jan. 20 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Summerland Arts Centre, 9533 Main St.

This will be a great time to catch-up with all that SCAC has undertaken this past year, vote for your new board of directors, reunite with old Arts Council members and meet new members.

Refreshments will be served.

Please ensure your membership is up to date. If your membership has expired, membership renewals will be accepted at the door.


The next Philosophers’ Café will feature a discussion on Libraries in the Age of the Cloud on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the Summerland Arts Centre.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Discussion at 7 p.m.

Admission by donation. Refreshments available.

Organized by the Community Cultural Development Committee.

Additional Philosopher’s Cafés will be held Feb. 20 and March 20.

On stage

Many Hats Theatre Company are presenting five plays in 2013.

The first will be The Gin Game opening on Feb. 7.

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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 email: 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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