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Monday, October 7, 2019
On Saturday, Vernon artist, Heidi Thompson’s current exhibition, The Light Within You, opened at the Peachland Art Gallery. Each of Thompson’s collection of large-scale acrylic paintings oozes light through complex layers of variegated colours and textures that are never static.
The very nature of each painting encourages quiet contemplation and it’s not surprising that the artist’s motivation was inspired by the Mark Rothko Chapel in Houston noted globally as a ‘Mecca’ for meditation. Take a moment from your week and head for the Peachland Art Gallery – find a quiet bench and gaze gently on Thompson’s canvases – for a moment you may well find yourself transported from your everyday tensions. They really are fine works of art! The exhibition runs until Sunday, November 3.
Images of the Light Within You Opener will be posted shortly on our web’s HOME page once they have been edited. Images of the Sax & Ivory Concert held at the Peachland Art Gallery last month and enjoyed by all can now be viewed as a slide show on our website at the underlined link. They can also be viewed on our Gallery Facebook page.
On Monday, October 21 from 1:30 to 3 pm in the Peachland Art Gallery, Heidi Thompson invites the public to a session on The Power Of Breath Awareness as explained in her 2012 book Calm Focus Joy – a practical guide for teaching breath awareness to children. Thompson will introduce a simple technique that can help reduce stress, awaken creativity and bring peace and joy to your life. Thompson has been interviewed on more than 50 radio shows and in 2012 was invited to speak at TEDX Kelowna - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlG873ZSSIc. For more information visit www.calmfocusjoy.com. Please RSVP email@example.com or phone 250-767-7422 if you would like to attend this free presentation. Comfortable clothing is recommended.
Today and continuing on Mondays for six weeks from 1 to 4 pm at the Peachland Little Schoolhouse, some of our members will learn to Paint With Roberta, a popular Beginners’ Series. Then starting Saturday, October 12, Brenda Grate will be introducing her Pan Pastels and Coloured Pencils series every Saturday afternoon for six weeks where members may learn to use “pan pastels” and coloured pencils to produce amazing drawings. For samples see her website at brendagrate.com.
Contact Sharon McPhee at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if it’s not too late to sign up and learn these techniques yourself. Be sure to take a look at other Peachland Little Schoolhouse Fall Workshops currently available by clicking the underlined link or www.peachlandarts.ca/fallwinterspring-workshops.html#Workshops.
The topic of the first Gallery talk this fall season is The Stories Around Our Peachland Historic Schoolhouse as recalled by local historian Richard Smith. The school was founded in 1908 and Peachland is lucky to have a retired teacher dedicated to collecting artifacts and memories of incidents long since forgotten that they can be passed on to us. In this case Smith is able to do so with respect to the building in which the gallery resides and to which the hall itself is named in honour of his mother. This entertaining evening will take place at 7 pm on Saturday, October 26 in the Mary Smith Hall of the Peachland Art Gallery. Wine and cheese will be served. Tickets for the event, limited to 50, are free and will be available on Wednesday from the Gallery: 250-767-7422.
Abstract artist Noelle Nadeau Khoo familiar to Peachlanders and the Peachland Art Gallery together with fellow artist Karla Doell are currently exhibiting a show of mixed media abstracts titled Meander at the Sopa Fine Arts Gallery, 2934 Pandosy Street, until November 5. You might like to drop in and give their works a boost. There are some good restaurants in the area you can coincide with your visit - I like the Chutney.
Cloth Culture opened at the Lake Country Gallery on Thursday, October 3, featuring the works of Beth Howe, Zoe Kreye, Tiziana La Melia, and Holly Ward together with Cloth Tone: Larissa Beringer and Lindsay Lorraine. The exhibition experiments with the interaction between humans and contemporary textiles pointing out their relationships to each other - the types and forms they take. The exhibition carries on until November 17.
The Summerland Museum is currently looking for a Museum Administrator related to performing the administrative duties of running the day to day functions of the museum in collaboration with those of the curator where necessary. It is a permanent part-time position. For more detailed information please follow this link: http://bit.ly/SMAS-ADMIN. They are also actively recruiting new Volunteers.
Winners of Oliver’s 2019 Fall Art Show & Sale (FASS) this past weekend can be viewed on our website at the underlined link. Congratulations to all for the rewards of their hard won creativity!
On Friday, October 18 at 7 pm, the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra returns to the Kelowna Community Theatre with Masterworks 1, Legends and violinist Bryan Cheng performance of Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor, one of the greatest ever written. Rachel Kristenson, will be playing solo cadenzas inspired by 1001 Arabian Nights. There has been no mention of an open dress rehearsal for this performance. They will perform at the Cleland Community Theatre in Penticton on Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 pm but for some reason not in Vernon.
Aspiring actors - ever thought about performing in a Many Hats Theatre production? The Many Hats Theatre Company in Penticton is holding open auditions for the 2020 Season - October 16, 6:00 pm, The Nest and Nectar, 1475 Fairview Road (right next door to the Cannery). Actors of all experience levels are invited to attend the audition. A prepared monologue, headshot, and acting resume is great but not essential. Auditionees should be prepared to be photographed and possibly do a cold read from one of the scripts. They have also announced the lineup for their Many Hats' Thirteenth Season commencing February 2020.
Kelowna Actors Studio is bringing the Rocky Horror Show to their theatre on Ellis Street from October 16 to November 3. This cult-classic musical involves sweethearts Brad and Janet discovering the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. There’s lots of audience participation in this camp, kitschy, rock 'n' roll, sci-fi and gothic musical! A late-night R-rated performance is staged at 11 pm for those adults who may wish! Tickets bookable through our website.
Kelowna Film Society is screening Mouthpiece by Canadian filmmaker Patricia Rozema this Wednesday at the Orchard Plaza Cinema (4 pm & 7 pm). Faced with the task of writing a eulogy upon the death of her mother the daughter responds to the reality of their contrasting personalities - she as the black sheep vis a vis her mother’s conformity and acceptance of failure. This is a struggle between feminist consciousness and self-expression. The film was an Official Selection in TIFF's 2018 Canada's Top Ten series.
A Quebecois comedy, La Femme de Mon Frere, with English sub-titles follows the next Wednesday, October 16. Sophia, an unemployed academic is temporarily at a loss when her brother with whom she shares an apartment falls in love with her gynaecologist. This film will be popular with our French friends and so arrive early.
Got your snow tires on?
(Oh, sorry - shouldn’t have mentioned it!)
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