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Monday, September 17, 2018
Since the inauguration of the Peachland Art Gallery in the Fall of 2014 the mandate of the Gallery has been to provide a well-balanced programme of exhibitions for our members and the public. The Arts Council hopes we've served you well thanks to Janet Hornseth our Gallery Coordinator and her committee of arts professionals. As the deadline for next year's Call for 2019 Exhibitions at the Peachland Art Gallery beckons on Friday, September 28, we look forward to continuing that practice.
All individual artists or groups of artists who would like to arrange an exhibition to display their work, whatever the medium, are asked to download the 'Call for 2019 Exhibitions' Form here or from the website and to submit their proposals by that deadline. Good luck! We're really excited about what next year's exhibitions will offer! The arts world grows better and better!
A reminder of the Peachtree Call for Artists. There are only two weeks left (deadline Sunday, September 30) to produce your artistic impression according to the rules posted. You're allowed up to three works. So please get busy! There's a substantial reward, both financially and through exposure, should your piece(s) be accepted by the jurors. The details are on our website through the underlined link above or at www.peachlandart.ca/calls-for-submissions.html.
There is also a Call for Artists of the Okanagan Exhibition, the final exhibition of the year, to open at the Peachland Art Gallery on Saturday, November 10 and end Sunday, December 23. This juried exhibition offers local artists of all media an opportunity to display their latest works. Deadline for submissions is Monday, October 15. The submission form can be downloaded from the website.
The first of the fall workshops at the Peachland 1898 Little Schoolhouse is Paverpol offered by Maureen Warner on Saturday, October 13 from 10 am to 4 pm. The cost is $60 with all materials supplied. Be sure to register early because this is a popular workshop.
Last Friday Author Elinor Florence returned to the Peachland Art Gallery to give a talk to a full house on her new novel Wildwood and a brief summary of her previous book Bird's Eye View. Florence is an exceptional speaker drawing on old photographs and her own family experience covering prairie life of the early to mid-20th century. The talk was followed by a wine and cheese with historian Richard Smith demonstrating household artifacts of the times. You'll find some images of the event on our website at the underlined link above and on Facebook.
The line-up of highly popular Fall Classes at the New Moon Gallery in West Kelowna is available. These include drawing with India Ink, use of palette knife, abstract watercolour, and mixed media with artist instructor Linda Lovisa as well as basket weaving with Annabel Stanley in October. Click the VIEW FALL CLASSES button on our website to view what's being offered.
In celebration of BC's Culture Days, Suk’wtemsqilx’w West Kelowna Arts Council (S.W.A.C.) is for the third year presenting another Arts and Cultural Show featuring numerous local artists at the Heritage Retirement Residence in West Kelowna from Friday, September 28 to Sunday September 30. The times are on Friday, 5 to 9 pm, Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm featuring live demo's, kids crafts, food, music and silent auctions. Well worth a visit!
Pat Proudfoot is the current Guest Artist at the Front Street Gallery in Penticton. Her exhibition Till Next Year runs until September 22. Though prairie-raised her adult and artistic experience is primarily the BC mountain environments around Fernie and Penticton. Proudfoot has lived in the Okanagan for almost 20 years and is inspired by life in the valley. “Of course we all come to life in the spring and squeeze as much as we can out of each summer”. This is a small collection of summer memories to last us “Till Next Year.”
Gold Mountain Dream, the latest exhibition at Kelowna's Okanagan Heritage Museum, focuses on the personal stories and sacrifices of Chinese migrants in the 1850s as they landed on British Columbia shores in search of gold. The exhibition is a fascinating account of adventure, heartbreak and social upheaval. It explores through archival photographs and detailed storytelling, how the gold rush not only changed landscapes and lives in BC, but how this monumental event changed China itself, as people flocked to our rugged land in search of fortune. The exhibition opens today and runs until January 5.
The Oliver Fall Art Show and Sale or FASS (September 29 - 30) is still accepting art entries beyond the official September 7 deadline. So if your "Go with the Flow" entry form was a little slow flowing in their direction, don't worry! Just drop them a quick email saying your flow has been a little slow but there's an entry form making its way downstream. That will ensure you a space. They're even willing to ignore if the work does not fit the theme. So - here's another opportunity to showcase your summer's creative efforts and possibly have them sold!
Okanagan Radio.com has a new morning show broadcast by veteran local radio personality, Allan Holender, who will wake you gently with just the exact amount of information from around the globe right here in the Okanagan - special guests, great conversations, a little funny stuff and a few great stories - along with cool swingin' music! So, set your Google reminder for 9:00 a.m. weekday mornings and invite Alan to join you at home on your I-Pad and smart speakers - or on your car bluetooth on the way to work or golf course, and on your computer at the office. That's www.okanaganvalleyradio.com!
You won't be too busy for the B's will you? Actually, three of them - Brahm's, Beethoven, and Bach will be buzzing this Friday, September, 21st at 7:30 at the Kelowna Community Theatre for the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra's performance of The Three Bs! The evening will explore three centuries of orchestral magic: Bach’s sparkling textures from the Baroque era, the drama of Beethoven from the classical era and the lush warmth of the romantic Brahms. Canada’s preeminent interpreter of classical piano, Jane Coop, will make the Steinways sing. For those who would prefer the relaxed atmosphere of an informal open dress rehearsal they can attend for free (or offer a donation) on the Friday from 2:00 to 4:30 pm. The orchestra will also be performing at the Cleland in Penticton on Saturday, 22 at 7:30 pm and in Vernon at 7 pm.
Kelowna Actors Studio is opening its new season on September 20 at 7:30 pm at the Kelowna Community Theatre with a Broadway Revue of song and dance titled Reunion celebrating your favorite performances and performers from the last 15 years of Actors Studio. Ticket prices are $55 with proceeds going to benefit The Kelowna Actors Studio Academy Foundation. Tickets can be purchased through our website.
Next Wednesday's film at the Orchard Plaza Cinema at 4 and 7 pm is a British film God’s Own Country. In northern England an ailing farmer and his wife have a son who is struggling with homosexuality which leads him to drunkenness and poor farming skills. The father is forced to hire a caretaker to help out on the farm. The new arrival, a Romanian, is everything the son is not: responsible, good with the animals, and most important, unafraid of his own sexuality. The new hire takes over very firmly from the start and the Romanian slowly but surely breaks down the son’s emotional walls. The film captures the authentic sense of place, and we can feel the damp, windy landscape of the Moors, and the harsh, gritty ways of the farm - all the ingredients of good filmmaking!
The following Wednesday's film on September 26 is Leave No Trace. This is a US film about a veteran father and 13 year old daughter living illegally in a State Park on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. They are constantly on the move hiding from park users. The story unfolds almost without words. The soundscape is filled instead with the movement of ferns and firs. Winds, rain, footsteps on the moss – and silence – produce a suspenseful, yet lush soundtrack. Father and daughter go around leaving no trace, so as to not be found. Can they continue living into the wild?
The first film of the Kitchen Stove Film Series in Penticton will screen at 4 and 7 pm this Thursday, September 20 at the Landmark Cinema on Winnipeg Street. It is the UK film The Bookshop about a young widow setting up a bookshop in her old house in an English village causing an uproar among the local villagers. A fitting theme for the cause of friction between independent booksellers and the corporate book chains that currently reign. A complete guide to the season is available on our website.
The Vernon Film Society now has a new location at the Galaxy Cinema in Polson Mall. Their film this Wednesday is a US film, Lean on Pete. You can learn the details by downloading their season schedule from our website.
So we're back in earnest! See you anon!
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