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Banksy doc showing at Arts Centre

“Exit Through the Gift Shop”, the third in the SC Arts Council’s Art & The Documentary Sunday Film Series, screens Sunday April 22, 10:30am at the Arts Centre in Sechelt. Released in 2010, “Exit Through the Gift Shop” is the first film made by the renowned graffiti artist Banksy. Banksy has a global reputation and ... Read More »

GPAG gets funding award

A program to stimulate business sponsorship of arts and culture across Canada has awarded the Gibsons Public Art Gallery (GPAG) with a onetime funding bonus of $8,480, in recognition of the gallery’s success in promoting local business through the sponsorship of art gallery exhibitions and events. In 2017 GPAG was accepted into artsVest™. artsVest is ... Read More »

Kevin McEvoy’s New Directions at GPAG

An exhibit of local artist and educator Kevin McEvoy’s artwork opens at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery April 12. McEvoy is known to many as “the art teacher,” first at Chatelech Secondary, and now for the last 12 years, at the Sunshine Coast Alternative School. But McEvoy, who enjoys teaching, has always striven to balance ... Read More »

Mimosa to play Sechelt Arts Centre

On the heels of their year-long Canada 150 project Mimosa is broadening their search for female jazz composers to countries beyond Canada.  They will be presenting their own new originals as well as music by Esperanza Spalding and Jane Bunnett. Mimosa will play the Arts Centre in Sechelt April 21 at 8pm. The Vancouver quintet ... Read More »

Human foosball fundraiser

The Rogue Arts Festival is throwing its third annual fundraiser, “Going Rogue 3”, but this time we’re mixing it up – with a double knock-out styled “human foosball” tournament on May 19. This unique human foosball court was designed and built by local craftspeople and is the only one of its kind – here or ... Read More »

Coast events April 5 – 13

April 5 Short stories read by five writers: Betty Baxter, Kim Fenton, Gord Halloran, Janet Hodgkinson and Donald Ross, Sechelt Library, 7-9pm April 6 Ken and Nancy, Mad Park Bistro, Madeira Park, 5:30-8pm April 6 Acoustic dinner music with Jim Taylor, Roberts Creek Legion, 5:30pm, tips for the musician April 6 Artist’s reception for exhibition ... Read More »

Bill Richardson at the Arts Centre Saturday

To many British Columbians, the name Bill Richardson conjures the image of a sad goat and the sound of his dulcet voice oozing from the radio as he regaled us with stories and songs. He was something of modern minstrel and his departure from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 2013 left some listeners grieving. “There ... Read More »

Coastal adventures recalled in new book

Author Pat Ardley presents her newly-published memoir, “Grizzlies, Gales and Giant Salmon: Life at a Rivers Inlet Fishing Lodge” (Harbour Publishing, $24.95) at the Sechelt Public Library on Friday, April 13 at 7pm. Pat will also be stopping by Earthfair Store in Madeira Park at 2pm. At age 19, Pat left Winnipeg for the West ... Read More »

Writers’ retreat coming up April 27

The Writer’s Union of Canada in cooperation with Federation of BC Writers is hosting a spring writer’s retreat at The Linwood in Roberts Creek April 27-29. Workshops will be led by Lynne Van Luven, Michelle Barker, Sapha Burnell and Donna Barker. An open mic on Saturday night will feature writers reading their best work, and ... Read More »

Award-winning author on reconciliation to visit Coast

Monique Gray Smith is an award-winning author, storyteller, community-builder, and consultant of Cree, Lakota, and Scottish ancestry. She is renowned for her work on reconciliation and resilience. Monique Gray Smith is the author of books for children, youth and adults. Recent work includes “Speaking our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation,” a book for youth that ... Read More »

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