Summerland Community Arts Council is a volunteer-led organization dedicated to promoting and supporting creative pursuits for the citizens of Summerland.
We envision a world where everyone is empowered to express their innate creativity.
Our goal is to provide access to support, classes, connections and venues that further our community’s creative journeys.
Information about After School and Summer Arts Programs at the Summerland Arts and Culture Centre
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Upcoming Gallery Show
Members of the Summerland Art Club push the boundaries of colour and style to present a vibrant new show at the Summerland Art Gallery. Opening Reception is Thursday, July 4th at 7:00 pm. The show runs until August 16th.
Current Art Gallery Show
May 16th – June 27th
Two Salmo, BC artists have combined forces to present Atomic Rays & Scattered Light, a fascinating new show at the Summerland Art Gallery. Everyone is welcome to attend the opening reception on Thursday, May 16th from 7 – 9 pm. The unique show features avant-garde metal works by Howard Roo, paired with paintings by Tova Main. The artists will be in attendance at the reception and refreshments will be served by Thornhaven Estates Winery.
Howard Roo is a welder, fabricator and artists. The company he owns, Castilian Fountain & Metal is an award-winning business tht specializes in ornamental iron and atomic art. Howard says, “I am driven by success and perfection. I truly love what I do, therefore care and pride go into everything I build and create.” Howard is an art lover, a nature lover and an anti-nuclear activist, and he combines these three passions into a unique art form.
Art reviewer Mike Redfern said, “Roo’s sculpture’s are beautiful. They are balanced compositions of intricate, intertwining forms, arrived at inspirationally by the artist who does not draw plans to work from.”
Tova Main’s inspiration flows from her visual appreciation of the natural world. Vistas, ecosystems and ever-changing patterns of light are a constant source of imagination for her. “I love water reflections,” Tova says. “I’m guided by other minds who through philosophy and science have also sought answers to the big questions about existence and the origins of consciousness.”
Roo and Main have done a previous show together and found that their very different genres complement each other well. Four Nelson and Salmo-area business sponsored the artists’ expenses for traveling and bringing their artwork to Summerland. They are West Kootenay Real Estate, Kootenay Industrial Supply, Salmo Valley Pharmacy, and Secure by Design. The Summerland Gallery and arts community thank these public-spirited businesses for their much-valued support.