Concert Review: Strings The Thing faculty concert in Penticton

By¬†Roswitha Masson – Penticton Western News Liz Lupton (right) an instructor at Strings the Thing, a week long music camp, leads her students Koen Dyck (middle) and Natai Willms (left) during the student concert held at the Shatford Centre on Friday. Kristi Patton/Western News It was a treat to take in a recital at the beautifully renovated auditorium of Penticton Shatford Centre last Tuesday.   The high ceiling and the hardwood floor... Read More

Strings The Thing in Penticton at Shatford Centre

By¬†Kristi Patton – Penticton Western News Music is helping bridge the gap between the young and old at the Strings The Thing summer camp at the Shatford Centre in Penticton. The program features chamber music with trios, quartets, orchestra sessions and individual coaching sessions or lessons. The camp, which runs from July 9 to 13, is unique in that it attracts a strong component of adult students as well as younger students from ages six... Read More

The Shatford Centre and How it Came to Be: An Introduction

by Jane Shaak Introducing the Shatford Centre, Penticton Shatford Centre/Okanagan School of the Arts is an entrepreneurial creativity centre located in the heart of the city of Penticton. It is currently in Phase Two, which is enhancements and upgrades to this 30,000 sq ft community facility on 2 acres of the Penticton Secondary Campus. Phase One was completed on March 31st, 2011 through the Community Adjustment Fund with the stimulus of the Government... Read More

A great fit! The Okanagan School of the Arts and The Shatford Centre together in one place

oook contributor Katie Brennan sat down with Shatford Centre Executive Director Jane Shaak to learn more about how the Shatford Centre came to be and its relationship to the Okanagan School of the Arts.   oook: What is the Shatford Centre? JS: The Shatford Centre is a creativity centre and community gathering place situated in the historic, 90 year old Shatford building on the Pen High Campus in the heart of the city of Penticton, at 760 Main... Read More