The finale of our Wednesdays on the Water summer concert series, Wednesday, Aug. 26 has been much anticipated this summer.
The concert will feature local Okanagan performers Cod Gone Wild who specialize in modern Celtic music.
Made up of a tender-hearted singer and songwriter from Newfoundland, a larger-than-life Alberta drummer raised in Saudi Arabia, an internationally renowned fiddling B.C. beauty, and an effortlessly cool Japanese Canadian bass player, Cod Gone Wild will surely be a hit.
They have been based out of the Okanagan Valley since 2009 and are focused on giving traditional Celtic songs a modern edge.
Blending the varied talents of four musicians whose classical, folk and rock backgrounds fuse together to create dynamic and unique sounds that instantly connects and resonates with the audience.
Through their uplifting energy and remarkable stage presence, they weave together a tapestry of tales that evoke a nostalgic experience of days gone by.
We are expecting this concert to be our most attended concert this year and have organized a shuttle bus from uptown Summerland to Peach Orchard Beach for this extraordinary show.
The shuttle bus will pick patrons up at the Summerland Arena, 8820 Jubilee Road starting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26 and shuttle them down to the beach with their carry on lawn chairs.
Tickets for the shuttle will be sold in advance at the Summerland Community Arts Centre at 9908 Main Street or can be bought when boarding the bus, first come first served.
The cost for the shuttle is $2 one way or $4 round trip.
We encourage audience members who are not planning on using the shuttle to carpool with friends to the concert as parking will be limited. Make sure to arrive early to not be disappointed!
The featured artist for Aug. 19 to 22 will be local potter Jean Evanishen.
Evanishen has studied and been inspired by American southwest pueblo pottery-making techniques and designs.
She has also discovered a personal connection to the Trypillain culture which inhabited areas in Ukraine from 5500 to 2500 BCE.
Evanishen’s ancestry comes from Ukraine and she attempts to reflect her heritage in her works. She taught elementary, high school and adult education and observed how making art engaged students and helped them forget their everyday cares.
Later, as a school counsellor she used art therapy as a means of reaching troubled youngsters, allowing them to express thoughts and feelings that they couldn’t put into words.
Evanishen enjoys working in her backyard studio producing useful and decorative pottery pieces. Come in to the gallery to meet her, learn more about the Trypillian people and see her work.
Carmen McDowell is the Summer Arts Program coordinator for the Summerland Community Arts Council, P.O. Box 1217, 9908 Main St., Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0.