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Coast arts awards announced

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The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Arts Awards. The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the  Arts Centre in Sechelt. The Awards ceremony starts at 8pm. Presented at this event will be: Simon Gidora, currently studying violin and voice at the Mount Royal ... Read More »

Coast events October 19- 28

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October 19 Earthquake preparedness with emergency program coordinator Bill Elsner, Gibsons Public Library, 1-2pm, free October 19 Egmont community meeting with Telus, postponed to Nov. 16, 5pm, Egmont Community Hall October 19 “Wear from Here” fashion show and dinner with music by Karen Graves and Budge Schachte, Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club, Roberts Creek, ... Read More »

Art Crawl this weekend, with 51 new venues added

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The Sunshine Coast Art Crawl takes place this weekend, October 20-22, with over 330 participating artists representing a wide variety of media and styles. Crawlers will need to arm themselves with the Art Crawl brochure or app in order to plan out a methodical route if they hope to take in all the 144 venues, ... Read More »

Creek resident wins arts award

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Congratulations to Roberts Creek resident Giorgio Magnanensi who recently received the 2017 Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for Music. Magnanensi is an educator, conductor and composer of orchestral, chamber and multimedia works and the Artistic Director of Vancouver New Music Ensemble and Laboratorio Arts Society. Locally he has created various soundscape projects, including multimedia installations with ... Read More »

Squamish art coming to GPAG

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The waters and forests surrounding Gibsons are considered to be the birthplace of the Squamish Nation. Yet there are no signs that an indigenous culture once thrived on the shores of the modern townsite. This changes on Oct. 28, with the unveiling and blessing of a new permanent display of Squamish Nation art at the ... Read More »

Howe Sound author at Arts Centre

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Pauline Le Bel is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter and a resident of Howe Sound. She will give a reading from her latest book, “Whale in the Door: A Community Unites to Protect BC’s Howe Sound”, on Oct. 24, 7-9pm, at the SC Arts  Centre in Sechelt. For thousands of years, Howe Sound, an inlet in ... Read More »

Three fiddles and a cello

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Juno award winning quartet, The Fretless, have been touring the U.S., Germany and Eastern Canada this year with “high energy string arrangements, captivating melodies, and a blend of tradition and exploration”. The Fretless are bringing their three fiddles and a cello to the Sunshine Coast for two shows. The band plays the Heritage Playhouse in ... Read More »

Coast events October 12 – 19

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October 12 Presentation on fractal snowflakes, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 7-8:30pm, by donation October 13 Wild mushroom feast, Ruby Lake Resort, 6-9pm, $50/person, 604-883-2269 October 13 George Connell CD release party for “Elephant in the Room”, Botanical Garden, West Sechelt, 6pm October 13 Mushroom festival presentation by Brian Lee on “wilderness survival 101”, Roberts Creek Hall, ... Read More »

Homegrown drummer returns in trio

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Hometown boy Kristian Braathen returns to Sechelt for a concert with his jazz trio at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre October 14. Some of you might have seen him play drums at the Lighthouse Pub pre-renovation when he performed in his first “professional” gig with Little Coin. “We had to play on the outside deck ... Read More »

Jeff and Jan exhibition

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Painters Jeff Barringer and Jan de Beer come together in the upcoming exhibition in the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre from Oct. 18 to Nov. 12. Working in a traditional abstract style, Jeff Barringer presents acrylic and/or mixed-media paintings on canvas or panels in his exhibition “Conscience”. The collection explores “the connections between conscious thought and ... Read More »

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