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March 16, 2020
With the ever-present threat of the coronavirus in our province it is possible that events mentioned in our newsletter may be cancelled. Should this occur we will do our best to let you know; however, for the moment we’ll proceed in positive fashion. It’s regrettable to hear, for example, that rehearsals for the next production of the Peachland Little Theatre Society and other community events have been put on hold. We’ll have to wait a while longer for our local theatrical entertainment and activities to get back in play .
It pains me to say that, for reasons mentioned above, we have postponed the Peachland Art Gallery concert, An Intimate String Ensemble on Saturday, April 4, featuring members of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and Kelowna Community Music School students that was to be followed by the Gasthaus on the Lake dinner. This is everyone’s favourite but regretfully we’ll just have to be patient before being pleasantly entertained once more. Refunds will be issued to those who have already paid for their tickets.
On Saturday, the second exhibition of the year, Elements, opened at the Peachland Art Gallery with Daniel Dearborn’s brilliantly alive, coloured landscapes and Nancy Dearborn’s stunning, glittering, fused glass works. Both artists engaged an intrigued audience with introspective and animated talks on their approach to their creativity. They’ll both be giving further live demonstrations – Daniel on Sunday, March 29 from 1 to 3 pm and Nancy on Sunday, April 5 at 1 pm. Drop in as soon as you can although this spectacular exhibition carries on until April 26.
There are still places available for Roberta Farrelly’s Intermediate Acrylic Series course that starts this afternoon from 1 to 4 pm on Mondays for six weeks at the Peachland Little Schoolhouse. This is for those who have either taken the Beginner series or have had some prior experience with acrylics and are ready to carry on and further their skills. Please contact Sharon at email@example.com to enroll.
There is a Call out to all Vocalists and Musicians for An Open Mike Concert at the Peachland Art Gallery on Wednesday, April 22 at 6 pm. A piano, microphone and PA system will be available for you to perform and have fun before a crowd of 50 people. If you would like to promote, share your talent and have fun while doing so, please contact emcee Paula McLaughlin at 604-908-8070. Seats are limited and so concertgoers will need to reserve their space by phoning the Gallery at 250-767-7422. Should this event need also be cancelled, please treat it merely as a postponement since the event will be held later at a more convenient time.
Linda Lovisa’s In Focus Series at the New Moon Gallery in West Kelowna is in full swing on Thursdays (March through April) from 1 to 4 pm. Classes cover everything from use of the palette knife with acrylics (rocks and mountains) to watercolour painting (waves and skies). All classes include supplies and are great explorations into different art forms. The cost is $55 a class. Phone 778 797 0791.
From Geisha to Diva: The Kimono of Ichimaru is an interesting exhibit currently at the Kelowna Art Gallery that may interest some of you. The exhibit features the magnificent kimonos and personal effects in addition to woodblock prints and paintings that were the personal possessions of Ichimaru (1906 -1997), one of the most famous geishas of the 20th Century. The exhibit leads us behind the curtains of the personal life of a geisha and reveals the role geishas played in Japanese society. What is interesting is that the very term geisha is derived from gei meaning ‘art’ and sha meaning ‘person’ thus a person who lives by the arts. The exhibit has only just opened on Saturday and runs until May 31.
The Theatre Kelowna Society spring production, UNREQUITED, this year’s TKS Ozone festival presentation, is being staged at the Mary Irwin Theatre of the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna from April 1 to 4 at 7:30 pm. Written by a local playwright, singer and actress, Natasha Daly, Unrequited is an inspiring story of love, loss and courage. Yes, it’s a real tear-jerker! Tickets at $30 including fees can be purchased through our website.
Theatre Kelowna has a comedy thriller Deathtrap ready at their Ellis street theatre for the avid playgoer starting Wednesday, April 15 and continuing Wednesdays to Sundays at 7:30 pm with Saturday matinees at 1 pm until May 5. This highly popular play was made into a movie starring Christopher Reeve and Michael Caine. Tickets are available through our website.
As well, there’s always time for another Many Hats Theatre production to fill in the gap in one’s entertainment life. On Thursday, April 9, Many Hats opens at their theatre in the Cannery Trade Centre in Penticton with This Random World which carries on until May 2. This more serious play follows the interacting lives of seven loosely connected people whose serendipitous paths cross randomly and frequently without their knowledge as they search for meaning in their lives. Evening performances Thursdays to Saturdays are at 8 pm with Sunday matinees at 2 pm.
Hang in there everyone and wash you hands!