Thank you again to the Penticton Arts Council for a great evening celebrating the arts in Penticton, and for the nice piece of mantlepiece hardware!
My seventh grade teacher told my parents that I had no artistic ability whatsoever because I couldn’t draw, and that is something that stuck with me for a long time, so it is very nice to be recognized amongst a group of exceptionally talented people from this place that I love so much.
The diverse creative community in Penticton has always astounded me. I’ve seen some of the most inspiring artwork and performances that I have seen anywhere in the world right here at home, in this place that many people have never heard of. It was great to see so many familiar faces under one roof celebrating each other’s artistic achievements, and as someone who doesn’t really travel in a pack, it reminded me that community is a powerful thing and something I should strive to be more a part of.
Thanks again to everyone and congratulations to all of the nominees and winners from last night. It’s truly a privilege to be included with you all.
Chris Stenberg is a photographer, filmmaker, occasional wordsmith, and traveller. In his spare time you can find him hanging out with his family and/or biking and boarding in the mountains of British Columbia.