Painted Birds by Leslie Cartwright.

Painted Birds by Leslie Cartwright.

Whazzup at Pynelogs: Playwrights, art, and more

Come one, come all, to an artistic free for all, as Pynelogs Cultural Centre gets set to host its annual open-themed art show.

Come one, come all, to an artistic free for all, as Pynelogs Cultural Centre gets set to host its annual open-themed art show. Be the first through the doors for your chance to witness the creative exploits of many of our local artists in a variety of mediums and styles. The show will include three-dimensional art as well as paintings and photographic works. There is something for everyone, and the myriad of subjects and styles will surely inspire and entertain you.

Artists who will be featured include Christine Wignall, Cory Horne, Jon Howlet, Leslie Cartwright, Victoria Page and many, many more. Each artist will be submitting approximately three pieces, so the gallery will be full of great works of art for any taste and budget. The open-themed display was organized to replace the annual REACH art show, featuring art from local high school students that usually occurs this time of year.

The show kicked off on Tuesday (May 29) and will run until June 17 during regular gallery hours. There will be an artists’ opening event Wednesday (May 30) from 7 to 9 p.m. complete with refreshments and access to the famous Pynelogs bar. So come on down and meet some of the many talented artists displaying their work in the gallery and have a chat.

As well, both Invermere and Fairmont will be hosting an evening of dramatic readings by three fantastic playwrights. Vancouver-based playwright, Lucia Frangione, was in the valley last November for an evening of readings, and she will be returning on June 5 and 6 with two of her colleagues for another round of literary entertainment.

Canadian playwrights Robert Plowman — from Halifax — and Toronto-based Jose Teodoro will be accompanying Ms. Frangione as they set up shop at Pynelogs Cultural Centre on Tuesday (June 5) and Fairmont Hot Springs Resort on June 6. Each evening starts at 7:30 p.m. and is admission by donation. The Canada Council, the Playwrights Guild of Canada, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort and CV Arts have all teamed up to sponsor both evenings.

— Joshua Estabrooks, CV Arts Council Assistant Curator