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Monday, May 13, 2019
The sun’s pouring in today – time for shorts and sandals at last!
Peachlanders will look forward once again to greeting our South Okanagan neighbours from Oliver at the opening of It’s A Fine Line exhibition at the Peachland Art Gallery this coming Saturday from 12 to 3 pm.
There’s an advantage to living in the Central area – you’re only about an hour away from Valley’s end either way. These 14 fibre artists are in particular such a talented and friendly crowd the event will be a real pleasure. You’re all invited; so don’t miss the opportunity! Some of the artists will be there to talk to you and refreshments will be served. Their fibre work is absolutely stunning; their work represents BC and beyond!
At the Spirit of Peachland Civics Awards Ceremony a week ago Friday, 65 art gallery volunteers were recognized for their tireless support of all that is involved day after day in the running of the Peachland Art Gallery – from greeting people, perhaps even escorting them around the art works, to making payments through the Square Card system. 42 volunteers received their 2018 Award of Excellence in Volunteering on the night following a sincere acknowledgment from PCAC president Deborah Livingstone that they are “a true testament to the spirit of Peachland.” Images of the event captured by photographer Linda Swanson can be found on our website at the underlined link or from www.peachlandarts.ca/current-exhibition.html#AwardofExcellence.
The Peachland Art Group will proudly present their 59th Annual Art Show & Sale, It’s a Mystery!, on Saturday, May 25 from 5 to 8 pm and Sunday, May 26 from 10 am to 4 pm in the Peachland Community Centre. Over 40 artists will be represented this year. They have many new members and like most mysteries it should prove to be a ‘thrilling’ show! This year’s theme is a surprise for all members. They’ve been asked to paint a small canvas from a photograph provided each beforehand. The big reveal will happen on Saturday when the various pieces of the puzzle come together; hence the theme - “It’s a Mystery!” Members work in all mediums - acrylics, oils, watercolours, pastels, alcohol inks, charcoal and much more! Everyone is welcome with admission by donation. There’ll be refreshments and entertainment. And so ------ hope to see you there!!!
Peachland green thumbers know “Everything’s coming up roses!” when the 9th annual Rose Show and Tea appears! But that’s in June - next month! In readiness, this Wednesday, May 15 at 7 pm the Peachland Sower’s and Growers are presenting a talk in the basement of St. Margaret’s Church on 4th Street, on how to exhibit your roses by international rose show judge, Danielle Scott. Have your questions ready and please bring your friends!
In two weeks, on Sunday, May 26, the Trail of the Okanagans Society has planned a Tea at the Top of the Fur Brigade Trail. Join members of the Trail of the Okanagans Society at the lookout 400m above Okanagan Lake and support their vision of a biking and hiking trail from Osoyoos to Sicamous. There are two options. Option one is an interpretive hike from the trail head near the top of Log Chute Road in Peachland (after parking at Hardy Falls parking lot and car pooling up). Option two is to bike ride from Priest Camp at Garnett Lake having arrived by car with bike through Summerland and parked at Priest Camp. The bike ride is 8km return to the lookout with panoramic views of Okanagan Lake from Penticton to Kelowna.
This is an interpretative hike or trail ride for the whole family. You’ll discover the history of the Fur Brigade Trail from historian Dr. David Gregory and everyone should be back to their cars by 3:30 pm. Tea and goodies at the summit are by donation or 3-year membership at $20. Please register for option 1 or 2 before May 20 by emailing email@example.com. I hiked the option 1 trail over the saddle with the Peachland Trekkers a few years ago and it is truly worthwhile with amazing views. Be sure to take your cameras, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, and lots of water.
Opening with a reception at the Summerland Arts and Cultural Centre this Thursday, May 16 at 7 pm is Atomic Rays and Scattered Lights featuring the works of Howard Roo and Tova Main. The show runs until June 27.
Join Friday Night Live starting at 7 pm every other Friday at the Summerland Community Arts & Cultural Centre for a variety of musical entertainment from traditional jazz to country. Next up on May 24 is The Packing House Social Club with Country and Traditional. Enjoy music and refreshments for $10 at the door.
Beyond the Studio Door at the Lake Country Art Gallery opened on Friday to explore the behind-the-scenes work that goes into the professional practices of artists David Alexander, Malcolm McCormick, Katherine Pickering and Jeroen Witvliet. The gallery has been divided into four separate spaces to replicate each of the four artists’ studios giving us a glimpse into their daily practices. The exhibition runs until June 23.
Voting is now open for the Best of Kelowna 2019 awards and in the Arts and Entertainment category one of the artists nominated is a member of ours, Karen (Kato) Rempel. You will remember Kato’s exhibition Evolution of an Artist as our opening exhibition for the 2019 year. If you would like to vote for Kato as best local artist please click on the underlined link or https://bestof.kelownanow.com/votes. Kato deserves recognition for her explorative geometrical semi-abstracts and varied representational paintings that capture the countries she’s visited. The voting period is open until May 24 at 3 pm. Please spread the word!
Kelowna Actors Studio will be staging Lerner and Loewe’s multiple Tony Award-winning musical, Camelot at their Ellis Street Theatre from May 29 through June 16 with a special performance on Father’s Day, June 16, and a Wednesday Tea Matinee at 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 5. Camelot explores the enchanting and inspiring tales of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table against a backdrop rich in the pageantry of a legendary, medieval England. ‘Tis the age-old story of the love triangle between King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, and Sir Lancelot set to the lyrics and music of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Book your tickets early – this will be a humdinger!!! By the way Kelowna Actors Studio is also nominated for a Best of Kelowna 2019 award under Arts and Entertainment. You might like to consider voting for them as well.
Allan Holender has announced that Okanagan Valley Radio a weekend digital radio programme available on your laptop or cell phone has teamed up with Okanagan News Media Group, owners of the Daily Courier and Penticton Herald, to offer wider coverage not only locally but globally. This means a larger lineup of Okanagan based programmes will be forthcoming. In addition to Anna Jacyszyn, a Daily Courier arts and music events contributor, as well as garden expert, The Grower Coach, Ken Salvail and Dr. Jazz, Dr. Larry Hancock, now Kenny “Blues Boss Wayne”, a Blues legend, has joined the family with his first radio show. Plans are also in the works to introduce more columnists to the Okanagan airwaves from both The Daily Courier and Penticton Herald. You can continue enjoying your weekends knowing Okanagan Radio is working to cover your interests.
We are so lucky to live in an area that has the largest biodiversity in Canada – did you know that? It’s a fact and it’s an excellent place to connect with nature! The Okanagan Heritage Museum on Queensway in Kelowna is currently hosting Birds of Prey, a bilingual travelling exhibition from the Royal BC Museum, until August 5. Barred owls, turkey vultures, ospreys and peregrine falcons are just a few of the featured species. Take the family for this rare opportunity to see these incredible creatures from eye to steely eye. They’ll be able to identify each bird for you when they see them for real in the wild! Entrance is by donation.
Wednesday’s Kelowna Film Society film is the last of the season until September. It’s Le Grand Bain to be screened at the Orchard Plaza Cinema on May 15 at 4 and 7 pm. Tickets are $7 each plus next year’s $1 annual membership fee if not already a member. This is a French comedy rather in the style of the English film The Full Monty which for those who saw it was a full-throated laugher – a good note to end the season on! A bunch of middle-aged men create their own synchronized swimming group and despite struggling with real life problems of unemployment, family relationships and so on find themselves on the way to competing in Norway at the World Men’s Championship.
The next newsletter will be the last until September and so if there are any important announcements or programmes to be made be sure to send them to me before then.
Hang in! We’re nearly there! We’re that much closer to summer!
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