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Shades of Brilliance

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Following a very successful “Music and Art and All That Jazz” event last year, the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and the Penticton Art Gallery are pleased to partner again for another exciting evening.


It’s all about celebrating the presence of these two organizations in Penticton, and the contributions of people who love the arts – local visual artists, talented musicians and supporters of the arts in our community.


Local artists and members of the Okanagan Symphony will come together to showcase the world of music and art, through performances exhibiting various “shades of brilliance”: -- both figuratively and literally.   The artists will create paintings inspired by the music they are hearing, which will be auctioned at the end of the evening.  Proceeds will benefit the artists, as well as the Gallery and the Symphony.


The evening will engage all the senses.  Guests will listen to music and experience the creative process of the artists, savour tasty bites and sample our local wines. An intriguing silent auction throughout the evening will also add to their enjoyment of the event.

Included in the silent auction will be several artful lampshades designed and constructed by local artists. These lamps are being constructed over the summer and will be on display leading up to the event.

This years musicians are Dominique Bernath, Katie Rife and Bruce Henzcel — all percussionists.

Live painters: Jenny Long, Tovie Green, Alex Ross (DrawnAlex), Jessie Dunlop and Sanaz Busink.

Lampshade Artists: Bill Blair, Cougar & Wolf Designs, Penny Escott, Dianne Gibson, Alexandra Goodall, Bethany HandfieldKristine LeeJan LittleCarla O'Bee, Jeffery Malcolm Sage, Tim Tweed.

Tickets are now available at:

Penticton Art Gallery

telephone: 250 493 2928


 Okanagan Symphony Orchestra Web site


Okanagan Symphony Orchestra Office

telephone: 250 763 7544


Shatford Centre (cash only)


 telephone: 250-770-7668


Penticton Arts Council at the Leir House Cultural Centre (cash only)

telephone: 250-492-7997


Proceeds will contribute to the activities of the Orchestra and the Gallery, helping to ensure that both organizations continue to add value to Penticton’s vibrant cultural life.

Later Event: September 27
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