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Exhibition is a favourite of artists

The Friends of the Gallery (FOG) exhibition is a long-standing community event that has spanned more than 20 years. Originally, the aim was to create a way of involving emerging artists in a gallery show and to acknowledge the role of the arts in the community.  What started small now includes over 120 pieces of ... Read More »

Coast events Dec 12 – 21

Thursday, December 12 Handmade holiday ornaments workshop for all ages, hosted by Sechelt Public Library, Seaside Centre, Sechelt, 3-4:30pm, register at 604-885-3260 Christmas night market, Halfmoon Bay Community School, 5:30-7:30pm Friday, December 13 A “Prairie Christmas” concert with harpist Janell Nadeau ensemble, Arts Centre, Sechelt, 3pm and 7pm, Winter night market, 4:30-7:30pm, with kid’s ... Read More »

Correction: Where to get tickets for ‘Prairie Christmas’

A winter-themed publicity photo of harpist Janelle Nadeau promoting the Janelle Nadeau Ensemble “Prairie Christmas” concerts on Dec. 13 at the Arts Centre in Sechelt.  There are two concerts, at 2pm and 7pm. A Dec. 5 article in the Local gave an incorrect address to get tickets; the correct address is Photo submitted Read More »

Photos: Sasquatch book launch

Roberts Creek writer Heather Conn wore her sasquatch shoes while reading from her new book, “Six Stinky Feet and a Sasquatch” at the Sechelt Library Dec. 7. Before the launch, the book was carefully examined by two-year-old Reuben Smith, son of the publisher Grayson Smith. The book was published by New Westminster-based Peppermint Toast Publishing.  ... Read More »

Sechelt’s new banners

Dozens of new street banners now grace the lampposts in Sechelt. Titled “Raven + Salmon,” the original artworks featured on the banners are the creation of local designer Lydia Avsec (COPILOT Design).  “We are absolutely thrilled with this new set of banners,” said Siobhan Smith, the arts, culture and communications coordinator for the District of ... Read More »

Coast events Dec 05 – 13

Thursday, December 5 ElderCollege preview of spring classes, Capilano University, Sechelt, 10-11:30am, free SC Film Society presents “Mad Hot Ballroom”, award-winning documentary about New York City students preparing for a ballroom dancing competition, 2pm, Raven’s Cry Theatre, Sechelt Pennylane Shen workshop for artists to describe their own work, The Kube, Gibsons, 6-7:30pm LEAP launch party ... Read More »

A cappella with Sweet Scarlet

A cappella ensemble Sweet Scarlet takes the stage at the Pender Harbour School of Music on Dec. 15 for a concert full of seasonal favourites. The six members, Eran Sudds (alto), June Iwagami-Pausche (mezzo), Laura Couling (soprano), Katy Cadman (mezzo), Vista Trethewey (alto) and Heather Ray (soprano), have been delighting audiences with their exceptional vocal ... Read More »

Photo: Arbutus Sounds Choir at the Festival of Lights

The Arbutus Sounds Choir performed in the Trail Bay Mall as part of Sechelt’s Festival of Lights on Nov. 30.  Connie Jordison photo Read More »

Photo: Two players, one cello

Here’s something you don’t see every day. This example of two people playing the same cello was seen on Nov. 14 in a house concert in Roberts Creek. Kaiti Rieder (left) and Alanna Hunter usually play violin and cello respectively; sometimes both of them play banjos, but here they are both playing one cello in ... Read More »

Young banner artists

This year’s Sunshine Coast Arts Council’s “banner project” is nearing a milestone in which the elementary school artists will be presented certificates by the Sechelt mayor. The banner project happens through the elementary schools where children create banner designs with this year’s theme, “Inventions of the Future”. The 300 entries are currently on display at ... Read More »

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