Local artists chosen as ambassadors

Two local artists have received grants to put on free workshops and act as ambassadors for B.C. Culture Days, Sept. 27-29.

Brock Gratz will host Animation Station, a workshop dedicated to making animation accessible through painting, drawing, and digital animation technology. All participants’ works will be included as part of a large animated collage.

The workshop will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Studio 100 of the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

Gratz is a local artist and one of the organizers of the annual Kelowna Fan Experience.

The event is free. Email Gratz at brock.gratz@shaw.ca

West Kelowna’s Mundia Kabunda will put on KinFolk Presents Ubuntu’s Children, a collaborative storytelling project inviting children and teens to express their creativity through theatre, music, painting, and dance.

The event will happen Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Location to be announced.

Email Kabunda at busangab@gmail.com.

Each ambassador, all emerging artists,

will also take part in a three-month mentorship with a senior artist supported by the Canadian Senior Artists Resources Network, according to a news release from BC Culture Days.

Art show at Gallaghers

The Gallaghers Canyon Art Society will host its 17th annual show and Sale next Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21, at the Gallaghers Canyon Golf clubhouse.

The show is open to the public each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature paintings, pottery, jewelry, woodwork and more.

Anti-abortion film sells out again

A second showing of the anti-abortion film Unplanned has sold out.

Kelowna Right to Life says on its Facebook page the movie Unplanned will be shown at 6 p.m. Monday at the Landmark Grand 10 theatre.

The movie also slated to play to a sold-out house Wednesday at the Landmark Xtreme theatre on the Westside.

Gospel singers on farewell tour

The Melashenko Family Singers, a gospel group that’s been singing for five decades, is including Kelowna on their farewell tour.

The group will perform at 7 p.m., Aug. 10, at the Rutland Seventh-day Adventist Church, 130 Gerstmar Rd.

The five sons of Joe and Anne Melashenko began singing in their Saskatchewan home and turned their talents into a musical ministry. Admission is free.

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