Arts in brief

A briefing of the South Okanagan arts and entertainment community

Movie in Osoyoos

A made-for-TV movie about Valentine’s Day is being filmed entirely in Osoyoos and production begins this week.

The title is A Hand in Love, and portrays a young couple with a vineyard, a blog and a baby through their ‘on-again-off-again’ relationship.

The film is being produced by Reel One Entertainment and Odyssey Media Inc. and scheduled to air next year on The Movie Network.

“We are very pleased to have an MOW being shot in its entirety in the Okanagan,” said film commissioner Jon Summerland. “Osoyoos is not just one location in the movie, but the location. This is one more step in the continued growth of the Okanagan’s film and television production business.”

 

MS fundraiser

Kenny ‘Blue Boss’ Wayne along with a nine-piece band, will be paying a tribute to Fats Domino and other classic Bourbon Street jazz during A Night in New Orleans at the Shatford Centre on Oct. 14.

The event is being held as a fundraiser for the MS Society South Okanagan/Similkameen Chapter.

Doors are at 5:30 p.m. and the music starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $30 at the door or $25 in advance, and can be purchased at the Shatford Centre, Buy-Low Foods in Oliver and the Cannery Brewing Co.

“It is going to be a lovely evening of music and silent auction, with all proceeds going back to support the services that we provide to the South Okanagan/Similkameen area,” said Sarah Taylor, development co-ordinator.

 

Call for Artists

Municipal officials calling upon local artists to submit their best rendition of winter in Penticton.

The winning submissions will be used for the annual seasons greeting cards that are delivered to community organizations and stakeholders every December. The theme to depict is labeled Vibrant Winter, and should portray a innovative and adventurous waterfront city, with emphasis on sustainability, community and economic opportunity.

“Penticton is truly a four-season destination. Having cards that reflect the beauty of our region in the winter is a great way to personalize seasonal greetings, and showcase our creative community,” said Mayor Andrew Jakubeit.

All artists living in the South Okanagan are eligible to enter. Submissions can be contemporary or traditional on any type of media, but must be two-dimensional, digitally transferable and scalable to a maximum of four-by-six inches. Full criteria is listed under the Call for Artists – Season’s Greetings cards link on penticton.ca under the Latest News tab. The contest will be decided by the city’s Arts, Culture and Creative Innovations Committee. Submission must be entered by Oct. 23 to contest@penticton.ca.

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