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Monday, October 29, 2018
Already there are signs in shops of the Christmas holiday season we know so well and just around the corner we'll be dropping into all kinds of artisan markets where a pot-pourri of uniquely crafted items can be purchased as gifts.
This Saturday and Sunday at the Peachland 50+ Centre, you could find yourself ahead of the game in terms of inexpensive paintings at least. The Passion4Art Group are presently preparing to hold an exhibition and sale of their works on November 3 and 4 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Peachland 50+ Centre.
A passion for art can reside in even a ninety-one year old as it does for the oldest member of the Passion4Art Group. The group consists of local artists of varied abilities who study under established Okanagan artist, Roberta Farrelly, herself a pupil of the renowned nature artist Robert Bateman. Farrelly will hold a special public demonstration on acrylic art techniques between noon and 1 pm on the Saturday for those interested. For more information please contact Heather Yeats at 250-768-7824 or email@example.com.
This will be your last chance to view the Kelowna Painters Studio Society exhibition at the Peachland Art Gallery open until Sunday, November 4. Artists of the Okanagan, the last exhibition of our 2018 season, will follow on Saturday, November 10, when 41 artists display 91 works of art. They will showcase a variety of media including, oil, acrylic, mixed media, watercolour, ink, photography, monotype prints, fibre art, wooden sculpture, fused glass sculpture and graphite. Everyone is invited to attend the Opening reception on Saturday, November 10 from noon to 3 pm. Many of the artists will be in attendance. The exhibition will run from November 10 to December 23.
Overwhelmed with 23 entries to the Call for 2019 Exhibition Proposals, the Gallery Selection Committee has chosen ten diverse and exciting exhibitions for next year. Popular, established events such as Oasis, Captured Images, Artists in Studio (in conjunction with Art in the Park) and Artists of the Okanagan will continue.
As a finale to the Peachland Art Gallery Lecture and Concert Series for the year, the Peachland Community Arts Council has arranged a Jazz Quintet Concert & Gasthaus Dinner for Thursday, November 22 at 5 pm at the Gallery followed by a 3 choice menu dinner at the Gasthaus on the Lake Restaurant for $30 per person (including tax and gratuity). Tickets currently available at the art gallery (250-767-7422) are limited to 50 only. The menu can be downloaded from our website at the above underlined link or from www.peachlandarts.ca/lectures--concerts.html#Jazz.
The concert itself will be a combo of four jazz students from Mount Boucherie secondary school led by their teacher Christopher Perry as the fifth player for a fabulous quintet. This is the first time we have had that many jazz players in our hall. It should make for a really great gig!!! Need I say more about Gasthaus dinners!
The PCAC is proud to announce as part of its 2018 Community Project it will be installing later this week a set of very colourful sambas and congas alongside the outdoor xylophone on the deck at 13th Street. Perhaps we'll be seeing several children, even adults, swingin' it from time to time on the waterfront! Future prospects for our jazz concerts?
Peachland Little Theatre is once again staging a play for the young and young at heart titled The Enchanted Bookshop by Todd Wallinger. As night approaches magic happens inside this bookshop as Wallinger brings to life characters very familiar to us in tales of yore such as: Robin Hood, Pollyanna, Sherlock Holmes and Tom Sawyer.
The cast consists of eighteen children and five adults, all under the direction of Judith L’Abbe who also designs and sews the costumes. Be thoroughly entertained at 4th St. Place in Peachland from Wednesday, November 28 to Sunday, December 2 with evening performances at 7 pm and matinees on the Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets: Adults - $15 and 18 and Under - $10 available at Peachland Pharmacy and the UPS Store in West Kelowna.
New Moon Gallery in West Kelowna has some exciting classes available this November. First, on Saturday, November 10, Carmen Laferierre is holding a Felting Class from 10 to 3 pm. All supplies are provided and the cost is $120. But sign up soon at 778-797-0791. It's a busy time of the year and places go fast!
Then due to popular demand Annabel Stanley has decided to hold a second class of Basket Weaving on Sunday, November 4 from 10 to 3 pm. For those who were disappointed when her previous class filled up so quickly, here's your last chance for a basket weaving session in 2018! The cost is $60 including supplies.
It is never TOO soon to register for one of Linda Lovisa's Winter Wreaths classes which run from 1 to 4 pm for one week only from November 24 to December 1. You should register right away. They cost $55 with all supplies provided. There still may be spaces available on these dates November 27 to 30. Call 778-797-0791. But - if you're out of luck or can't make it to a class you can order one! How about that?
The Summerland Arts Centre has a Call for Summerland Artisans Market, their annual 2018 Season's Sparkles Art & Gift Sale, this November 30 to December 24 (told you didn't I the season was just around the corner!). Artists should submit original handmade gift items such as paintings, pottery, glass, jewellery, fibre art, local interest books, approved food items, soaps, etc. Pieces must be the exhibitor's original design. No commercial kits, workshops or patterns will be accepted. A Christmas gift buying price limit of $75 is recommended. An exhibition package can be picked up at the Arts Centre. The submission deadline for jurying is this Thursday, November 1.
The Summerland Museum invites you to join them this Thursday, November 1 at 7 to 8 pm for René Goldman: Child Survivor of the Holocaust when René Goldman, retired UBC professor of Chinese history and author of A Childhood Adrift, talks about his experiences as a child survivor of the Holocaust.
The resident artists of Penticton's Front Street Gallery inspired by a poem titled “The Bridge” by Shel Silverstein have responded with an exhibition Verse and Vision representing their visual interpretations of his verse:
This Bridge will only take you halfway there
To those mysterious lands you long to see:
Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fairs
And moonlit woods where unicorns run free.
So come and walk awhile with me and share
The twisting trails and wondrous worlds I’ve known.
But this bridge will only take you halfway there -
The last few steps you’ll have to take alone.
The show runs from October 27 to November 29. Intriguing to see how those individual artists may have responded to taking those last few steps.
The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra will be performing Verdi's REQUIEM in Kelowna and Penticton on November 9 and 10 at 7:30 pm respectively and in Vernon on November 11 at 7 pm. November 2018 marks the centennial anniversary of Armistice Day and the evening will showcase four of Canada’s leading operatic soloists, a massed choir of 150 voices and the full power of the OSO. WOW! There will be a free open rehearsal for the Kelowna performance at 1pm and a Concert Closeup with Conductor (Maestra) Rosemary Thomson one hour before the evening performance.
Of interest to our South Okanagan members, the October edition of the Oliver Community Arts Council's Creative Minds can now be downloaded from our website.
The Wife is the Kelowna Film Society's film this Wednesday at the Orchard Plaza Cinema (4 & 7 pm). This is a UK film starring Glen Close as the wife of a brilliant writer about to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. Seemingly a deeply affectionate spouse, there appear to be simmering secrets in her marriage going back to the 50s and 60s when she herself had literary aspirations. Attracted at that time to her married professor she eventually becomes his wife number two. She learns over time he has a habit of straying that continues right up to the acceptance of the Nobel.
A satirical US comedy, Sorry To Bother You, is the last film of the fall season on Wednesday, November 10 that will have you laughing your way into sombre winter. A black man has difficulty making a buck tele-marketing over the phone to mainly white customers until he is told to use his 'white voice' when his life consequently takes off and he never looks back. Lots of laughs, true, but also lots to reflect on in this materialistic world of greed!
Hope you've been saving up for the spending season!!!
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