Allan Merovitz will perform at the Gallery on December 8th
The Silverton Gallery proudly presents our Second Annual Hannukah Show with special guest artist, Allan Merovitz.
We are thrilled to have Allan Merovitz join us for an evening of Hannukah enchantment. Mr. Merovitz is one of Canada’s most beloved Klezmer artists, a well known storyteller, actor and playwright.
This family event promises holiday stories, songs and dance.
Get ready for some serious entertainment, and don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes!
You are welcome to bring your own Hanukkiah and candles to help welcome the first night of Hanukkah!
Doors: 6:30/ Showtime: 7:00
Tickets at door. Concession with treats available!
$10. adults/ $5. kids/ $25.family (Up to 2 adults, 3 kids). Low income rate available.
Allan Merovitz is an accomplished singer as well as an actor and storyteller. He has recorded and toured North America and Europe with top klezmer and yiddish ensembles: Toronto’s Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, Ot Azoj from Amsterdam, Simcha Klezmer Ensemble, with Martin van de Ven, Sasha Luminski and Monique Lansdorp. His musical play If Cows Could Fly (an Artword Theatre production directed by Ronald Weihs), has been remounted several time, most recently at Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre in Ottawa and at Ashkenaz Festival in 2008. http://www.artword.net/ifcowscouldfly
Allan is recognized as a “Keeper of Memories” in communities that have experienced his in-depth knowledge of Jewish stories such as Fairytales, Wondertales, Traditional Religious Allegory, Legends, Folktales, Humorous, Supernatural. What Allan brings alive in these performances is the universal human quality that connects all people and cultures in the grand family of humans on this fragile Earth. Allan recently participated in Peace Project in Israel (a collaboration of Christian, Muslim and Jewish artists). Allan’s website: http://allanmerovitz.com/Home.html
Christmas by the Lake: Held on the grounds of the Silverton Gallery, this 3 day event recreates an authentic German Village Christmas fair and features activities for the whole family with the magical lighting of the Village on Friday night, the ice sculptures, black smith demonstration, children’s ice slide, Santa Claus, the Grinch, and food galore. Artisans sell everything from ginger bread houses to some of the finest arts and crafts in the Kootenays. There is also a live musical entertainment all weekend, featuring community orchestra, choirs, and bands. Silverton Gallery volunteers will be running their popular ornament-making workshop for kids all weekend. For more information: www.christmasbythelake.ca
Starts Friday November 30 (4pm to 8pm), Saturday December 1 (10am to 6pm), and Sunday December 2 (11am to 3pm). Free Entry.
MD and Doc Prescribe “Healin’ Music”
National Steel “Blues Emergency” Tour Swings West
Canada’s 7th annual, biggest little blues tour has already been on the road for a month of shows. Launched in the Maritimes this year, Doc MacLean’s National Steel “Blues Emergency” Tour will bring blues medicine coast to coast, answering some 85 calls to nine provinces- including upcoming stops in British Columbia. This year’s special guest is the Juno winning blues icon Morgan Davis!! The popular, all acoustic, songs and stories presentation will proudly visit western venues “Large and Small, Grand and Humble” including little old Silverton.
Media, Tour and Artist Information: Doc MacLean,
Please join KenButler and Associates on October 9, 2012 from 6-8pm at the Silverton Gallery for a public open house presentation of the Silverton Gallery Feasibility Study. All people interested in the Gallery and it’s exciting future please attend!
Holly Hyatt, vocals and bass; Jon Burden, acoustic, slide guitar and vocals, play songs from their new acoustic, blues/roots album “1929 The Summit Sessions”.
The record contains nine original tunes, including the single “Wash Over Me” and two Robert Johnson songs.
The title of the album comes from the song “Back to 1929” which is a song about going back to the year 1929 and what it might have been like in the deep south at that time on a Saturday night, after working all week in the fields. They also pay tribute to some of the old blues men of that era by mentioning them in the song. This song was also the first one written for the CD and the year 1929 was really the start of the whole blues recording boom and the Race Record market in the south.
“We’re both deeply influenced by the acoustic blues/roots music that began in that era and came out of the southern states and on this recording our goal was to present that style of music in a contemporary fashion while staying true to the roots.”
Holly and Jon CD release show at The Silverton Gallery on Saturday, Nov 10, $6. at the door. www.hollyandjon.com