The PCAC newsletter is published and emailed to members on a Monday every two weeks starting September to the end of May with a break during the Christmas season. It is normally published here on the weekend following its being emailed.
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Monday, May 27, 2019
You know summer’s nigh when the Peachland Little Schoolhouse Summer Workshop Schedule comes out. Local artists can choose in advance whatever fits their plans for the summer. The programme starts with Mary Walker’s quilling projects and Wayne Power’s mini-workshops from July 4 to 7. Mixed media artists, Carney Oudendag & Lisa Hewitt, have their full schedule already available on our website for you to browse and register. All you need do to make arrangements is email email@example.com.
Acrylic abstract artist, Lisa Hewitt, who’ll be exhibiting small and affordable art works, will interact with the public doing demos and offering mini workshops at the Peachland Little School House from July 25 to 28. Lisa will also have her beautiful, professionally printed greeting cards for sale. You can download their programme from the underlined link above or at www.peachlandarts.ca/1898-little-schoolhouse-summer-workshops.html#OudHewitt.
As predicted the opener of the Fabricators’ fabric art exhibition It’s a Fine Line at the Peachland Art Gallery was very well received with lots of Like’s and SHARE’s of the slideshow on the gallery’s Facebook page. You can also view the website slideshow HERE or at www.peachlandarts.ca/current-exhibition.html#Fineline.
The Peachland Community Arts Council (PCAC) partnering with the Peachland Seniors Support Society (PSSS) has a Call for Submissions for artists to display original art throughout the common areas of the new senior’s housing complex on 6th Street in Peachland. They are currently seeking artwork to be displayed from June 15 to September 15, 2019. The deadline is June 8.
They are particularly looking for art from Peachland Art and Quilting Groups – all media are welcome. All artwork must be ready to be hung with a preference given to pieces 24”x 36” and larger. To have your artwork displayed, please send an email to James Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following:
Don’t forget the Peachland Sowers and Growers 2019 Peachland Rose Show and Tea on Saturday, June 15 from 11 am to 4 pm at the Peachland 50 Plus Activity Centre. For those who plan to enter their roses this year, full instructions, rules and regulations are available on our website from the underlined link or attached PDF file. Of course, the tea itself is, as always, an additional plus.
The annual Pincushion Quilt Guild Show will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Peachland Community Centre – admission $6. There will be over 200 items on display including Presidents Challenge and Quilts of Valour as well as fibre art. Quilts of Valour are quilts that provide comfort and relief to injured Canadian Armed Forces members and Veterans. There are multiple vendors, door prizes, and draws for gift baskets. Lunch will be available in the tea room. There is tremendous talent among our local fibre artists! This is an exhibition revealing hours of extreme dedication! Not to be missed!
Member artist, Louise Lambert, will be continuing her Creative Artist Series throughout the summer at the Grizzli Winery in West Kelowna on Saturday, June 8 from 3 to 5:30 pm with learning the painting style of Van Gogh. She’ll be following that up on Saturdays, July 13 with Klimt and August 10, painting the Okanagan Valley. Phone 250-769789 or email infogrizzliwinery.com for further information.
The Atomic Rays and Scattered Light exhibition at the Summerland Arts Centre featuring the works of sculptor Howard Roo and artist Tova Main continues on until June 27. This is a collaboration of fascinating steel sculptures by Roo symbolizing the ravages of nuclear war accompanied by the acrylic canvases of Main that explore the qualities of light through her landscapes.
The next Friday Night Live at the Summerland Arts Centre on Friday, June 7 starting at 7 pm will be the eclectic music of Robert Johnson and Liz Campbell. Enjoy an evening of music and refreshments for $10 at the door.
Hambleton Galleries on Ellis Street in Kelowna is inviting the public on Thursday, June 13 from 5 to 8 pm to a Solo Show Opening and Live-Painting Demo by Okanagan artist Rick Bond, AFCA. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Rick Bond currently works full-time in his Vernon studio painting Okanagan landscapes in his distinctly contemporary style. There’ll be appetizers and wine tasting with the compliments of Intrigue Wines. You’re asked to RRSP via Facebook or email from the website link above.
The Okanagan Art Gallery on Main Street in Osoyoos is holding its “First Friday” monthly reception, JUNE IN BLOOM PAINTINGS AND FINE ART, on Friday, June 7 from 5 to 7 pm. According to advertising director, Diane Carter the show will feature the full roster of professional artists represented by the gallery which brings together artists from all mediums including oil and acrylic artists, lithography specialists, photographers and fiber artists.
Opera Kelowna has announced two outdoor performances at the Mission Hill Winery this summer. The first will be A Midsummer Mozart Gala on Friday, June 21. The evening will begin with a Champagne and Canape reception, followed by a four-course, wine paired dinner. Throughout the night Opera artists will share favourite Mozart selections from Die Zauberflöte, La Nozze de Figaro, Cosi Fan Tutte, and more. Tickets are $295 per person. Each ticket purchased gives you the chance to win a custom piece of jewellery from J.K. Schmidt Jewellers valued at $7500. Draws will be conducted during the dinner all proceeds going to support the Opera Kelowna Society. Tickets are limited to 100 so purchase early.
The second event will be an Opera in the Vines Concert at the Mission Hill's outdoor Amphitheatre which will be held on August 2 at 6 pm with the concert itself at 7:30 pm. The pre-concert reception and food and wine pairings will be followed by sensational operatic performances. Featured will be world class star vocalists, Steeve Michaud, Heldontenor, Marie-Josee Lord, Soprano, Aaron Durande, Baritone, Stephanie Tritchew, Mezzo Soprano, Dr Kinza Tyrell, Pianist, along with the Opera Kelowna Chorus, and a 17-piece orchestra led under the baton of esteemed music director Bernard McDonald. The evening will include beautiful arias from La Bohème, Madame Butterfly, Carmen, The Pearl Fishers, La Traviata, and more. Tickets are $295 per person.
Kelowna Actors Studio’s production of the Lerner and Loewe musical Camelot, mentioned in the last newsletter, opens this Wednesday, May 29 at 7:30 pm at their theatre on Ellis Street continuing until June 16 every Wednesday to Sunday with a matinee on Saturday at 1 pm. Dinner tickets at 6 pm are also available.
The Many Hats Theatre Company will open with a laugh-a-minute comedy, The Savannah Sipping Society on Thursday, July 4 at 8 pm at the Cannery Stage in the Cannery Trade Centre in Penticton. Over the course of six months, four lifelessly bored middle-aged women find the confidence to bond and successfully jump-start their once routine led lives. The production runs every Thursday to Sunday at 8 pm with Sunday matinees at 2 pm. These productions are highly popular. Adult tickets are $25 and $22 for seniors and students.
A reminder to artists, fibre artists, and photographers that the deadline for entries into this year’s 26th Annual Lake Country Artwalk is for artists, June 1; for photographers and fibre artists it is July 1. The theme this year is "Art in Fashion."
For a while I thought that the Oliver Community Arts Council was going to forget us this year, but no, there in my email box was the notice that FASS is back! Yes! The 2019 Fall Art Show and Sale (FASS) is on for sure, and the theme is an open one this year. So, artists again you have a goal you can set for yourself over the summer months if you like - a painting, fabric piece, or three dimensional something or other to focus on – especially en plein air, perhaps – to get in tune with Mother Nature? The deadline for entry forms is Friday, September 13. Meanwhile – let your imaginations go wild!!!
And this is the moment for me to wish you all a very pleasant summer since this will be the last of my newsletters until the fall when I hope to resume. I will continue to send you bulletins, as necessary, from time to time. Meanwhile, do relax, have fun while being creative, and enjoy what nature has to offer - hopefully in an environment free of the incendiary tensions and discomforts we’ve had over the last two years.
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