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Beauty in the broken

The Gibsons Public Art Gallery features Catherine Tableau, Chantal Cardinal and Aurelia Bizouard in ?What Matters! running until March 10. The oddly punctuated title of the show is meant to draw attention to both the importance of the mediums the artists work with, and the way they question and create with their chosen medium. Cardinal ... Read More »

Cultural forum for arts groups

The District of Sechelt and Arts BC are hosting “a community cultural forum” at Seaside Centre on March 1.  Tickets for the day long professional development session, aimed at non-profit organizations, cost $25.  They can be purchased online at  To allow for planning for materials and the included lunch, those interested are encouraged to ... Read More »

Coast events February 21 – March 03

February 21 Beer and burger fundraiser for Elphinstone Cougars team, 101 Brewhouse, Gibsons, 6-9pm, $25 February 21 Creative in the Creek, hosted by Sarah Tompkins and Anna Bethune, with Robin Chauhan, David Roche, and Johanna Marion, Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek, 7:30pm, by donation February 22 MedTalks presents three speakers on heart and stroke recovery and ... Read More »

Artesia on Friday

The monthly Artesia Coffee House will be held Friday, Feb. 22 at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt. The resident grand piano will be in attendance and played in the first set by Anna Lumiere as she accompanies vocalist and new resident to the Sunshine Coast, Deanna Knight, who will feature some of her ... Read More »

Comic Dave Nystrom at Heritage Playhouse

Comic Dave Nystrom headlines the Comedy Club show 7:30pm Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons. Nystrom – who is a writer on “This Hour has 22 Minutes” – has also appeared in comedy specials on CTV and the Comedy Network. The Saturday show will be hosted by Coast comic Toby Hargrave and ... Read More »

Sewing environmental change

On until March 10, Sewstainability by Yeonmi Kim is the latest exhibit at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre. The gallery is filled with art made from recycled materials, including wood and found objects, but the most striking pieces are the ones representing places where Kim has lived or visited, or that have greatly felt the ... Read More »

Young people’s art

Preparations are in full swing for the 2019 Gibsons Public Art Gallery’s Young People’s Art Show.  This is the 10th year of the event which features the works of young people from around the Sunshine Coast, representing artists as young as two and all the way up to 18. This exhibit celebrates young people and ... Read More »

Coast events February 14 – 27

February 14 Book speed-dating, talk about your favourite books, Gibsons Public Library, 1:30-3pm, registration required at 604-886-2130 February 14 Love Tales, five-minute odes to the one they love, curated by Janice Williams, Gibsons Public Art Gallery, 7-9pm, by donation February 14 Sky Parallel, with Section 8, 101 Brewhouse, Gibsons, 8pm February 15 Pro-D Day workshop ... Read More »

When a community faces the end

Offering an award-winning “Best Canadian Documentary”, Sunshine Coast Film Society (SCFS) is next featuring a poignant look at what makes a community, and what a community can make. Filmed in a low-income Toronto neighborhood, “Unarmed Verses” is a ‘slice of life’ offered through the eyes of a sensitive 12-year-old girl.  We accompany writer and director, ... Read More »

How can we move on after ‘The Insult’?

The Sunshine Coast Film Society’s upcoming film, “The Insult”, reveals the disturbing, unforgiving, face of Middle East wrongs and resentments after an aging Palestinian refugee and a hot-tempered Christian exchange harsh words over a leaky pipe. As the courtroom confrontations and media frenzies grow, both “heroes” become, in effect, minor players in a larger national ... Read More »

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