Arts

A Salmon Arm artist worked with talented local fabricators to create an enormous set of steel bighorn sheep horns to greet visitors to Radium Hot Springs. (Village of Radium Hot Springs image)

Salmon Arm locals’ skills bring steel sheep horn sculpture to Radium

Adam Meikle and Idea 64 Projects made the towering horns a reality

 

The Summerland community Arts Council is seeking designs for street banners to be displayed around the community this year. The banner program had been held in past years, but did not happen in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Summerland Review file photo)

Designs sought for Summerland street banner project

Five designs will be selected that feature the theme of Diversity and Inclusion

 

Adrian Witt has been named the managing director of the Ryga Arts Festival. The festival is held each year in Summerland in honour of Canadian author and playwright George Ryga. (Contributed)

Ryga Arts Festival names managing director

Annual arts festival will be held in Summerland in August

 

The Penticton Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts has faced many challenges reaching people during the pandemic. (The Penticton Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts)

Conductor joins the Penticton Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts

The academy has faced many challenges amid COVID-19

The Penticton Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts has faced many challenges reaching people during the pandemic. (The Penticton Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts)
The Penticton and District Community Arts Council launched a new “Halloween spooktacular colouring and activity book” Oct. 26, 2020 to encourage residents to get creative this Halloween. (Submitted photo)

Get creative this Halloween with the Penticton Arts Council

New ‘spooktacular’ Halloween activity book features work from local artists

The Penticton and District Community Arts Council launched a new “Halloween spooktacular colouring and activity book” Oct. 26, 2020 to encourage residents to get creative this Halloween. (Submitted photo)
Three art chairs are on display at Spirit Square in Peach Orchard Park. The installation of the chairs was provided by Lake Country ArtWalk. (Contributed)

Lake Country ArtWalk presents colourful chairs to Summerland

Installation of three chairs can be seen at Spirit Square in Peach Orchard Park

Three art chairs are on display at Spirit Square in Peach Orchard Park. The installation of the chairs was provided by Lake Country ArtWalk. (Contributed)
Penticton band Yarrows performed at Saint-Germain Café and Gallery in downtown Penticton for their debut album launch party last Thursday, Aug. 27, in front of a socially distanced crowd that was spread across both sides of Main Street. (Jesse Day - Western News)

WATCH: Local band Yarrows rocks Main St. in downtown Penticton

Ambient artist Tahal opened for Yarrows at the band’s debut album launch party

Penticton band Yarrows performed at Saint-Germain Café and Gallery in downtown Penticton for their debut album launch party last Thursday, Aug. 27, in front of a socially distanced crowd that was spread across both sides of Main Street. (Jesse Day - Western News)
This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)

Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts turns digital for fifth anniversary

The festival celebrates South Asian artists and performers

This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)
The annual Ryga Arts Festival, which will be held in August, 2020, pays tribute to the works of Canadian playwright George Ryga. (File photo)

Ryga Arts Festival to include virtual and in-person events

Arts festival in Summerland will run from Aug. 15 to 23

The annual Ryga Arts Festival, which will be held in August, 2020, pays tribute to the works of Canadian playwright George Ryga. (File photo)
Vernon Proms’ 2020 motto. (Vernon Proms)

Classical music festival going ahead in the Okanagan

The fifth annual Vernon Proms Classical Music Festival has modified programming to keep people safe

Vernon Proms’ 2020 motto. (Vernon Proms)
The Penticton & District Community Arts Council delivered over 300 “art supply care packs” in June, 2020 to vulnerable community members in an effort to help them be creative during the coronavirus pandemic. (Penticton & District Community Arts Council)

Penticton arts council delivers care packs to community members in need

360 art supply packs delivered to various community organizations

The Penticton & District Community Arts Council delivered over 300 “art supply care packs” in June, 2020 to vulnerable community members in an effort to help them be creative during the coronavirus pandemic. (Penticton & District Community Arts Council)
Summerland artist Jean Evanishen, left, presents a cheque to Janet Peake, president of the Summerland Food Bank Society. The money was raised from a sale Evanishen held following a flood in her pottery studio. (Photo by Hal Roberts)

Artist donates funds to Summerland Food Bank

Money raised from sale following flooding in pottery studio

Summerland artist Jean Evanishen, left, presents a cheque to Janet Peake, president of the Summerland Food Bank Society. The money was raised from a sale Evanishen held following a flood in her pottery studio. (Photo by Hal Roberts)
The Okanagan School of the Arts has received support from School District 67 and the City of Penticton to help ease their transition out of Penticton’s Shatford Centre. The school was originally set to be evicted June 30, 2020. (Okanagan School of the Arts / Facebook)

Okanagan School of the Arts given funding and extension at Shatford Centre

The school was originally to be evicted June 30

The Okanagan School of the Arts has received support from School District 67 and the City of Penticton to help ease their transition out of Penticton’s Shatford Centre. The school was originally set to be evicted June 30, 2020. (Okanagan School of the Arts / Facebook)
The annual Ryga Arts Festival, which will be held in August, 2020, pays tribute to the works of Canadian playwright George Ryga. (File photo)

Ryga Arts Festival to include short play competition

Competition open to youth and adults in the Okanagan and Similkameen

The annual Ryga Arts Festival, which will be held in August, 2020, pays tribute to the works of Canadian playwright George Ryga. (File photo)
The Okanagan School of the Arts has called the Shatford Centre in downtown Penticton home for nearly ten year. On Wednesday, June 3, 2020 it was announced that the school would have until June 30 to vacate the premises due an “evaporation” of revenue amid the COVID-19 pandemic.(Contributed)

Okanagan School of the Arts evicted from Penticton’s Shatford Centre

The school faced massive revenue loss during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Okanagan School of the Arts has called the Shatford Centre in downtown Penticton home for nearly ten year. On Wednesday, June 3, 2020 it was announced that the school would have until June 30 to vacate the premises due an “evaporation” of revenue amid the COVID-19 pandemic.(Contributed)
Arora Richards, 4, experiments with her own art piece during the Lake Country ArtWalk in 2018. (File)

Lake Country ArtWalk cancelled due to COVID-19

The event was scheduled to be held on Sept. 12 and 13 this year

Arora Richards, 4, experiments with her own art piece during the Lake Country ArtWalk in 2018. (File)
Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People

Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People

Former dancer is now the artistic and executive director

  • Sep 11, 2018
Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People
Lighting up at the art gallery

Lighting up at the art gallery

World-famous light artist Bentley Meeker is coming to the art gallery opening in Penticton

Lighting up at the art gallery
Eva Cleland’s daughter Marylin Barnay (left) and president Karen Collins of the Penticton branch of the Okanagan Historical Society, who has been researching the Chautauqua Girl.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Okanagan’s first lady of the arts

Eva (Sheere) Cleland, Penticton’s first lady of the arts and the woman known as the city’s own Chautauqua Girl.

Eva Cleland’s daughter Marylin Barnay (left) and president Karen Collins of the Penticton branch of the Okanagan Historical Society, who has been researching the Chautauqua Girl.                                Mark Brett/Western News