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Maurice Spira exhibition

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Maurice Spira, Feb. 6 to March 8 in the Arts Centre in Sechelt.  Bringing together work from across his practice, this carefully curated exhibition presents a selection of his drawing, paintings and prints.  Working from his studio in Roberts Creek, ... Read More »

Mismatched lovers in the “Cold War”

A passionate love story, “Cold War” is a bittersweet ballad of two mismatched lovers who meet in the ruins of post-war, communist Poland.   Wiktor, a genius musicologist, is travelling through rural Poland to salvage examples of the old folk music and create a folk troupe to perform them. While auditioning singers, he falls in ... Read More »

Photo: “Ghosts of Graffiti” reception

Ben Tour demonstrates his graffiti art process by painting onto a large photo of a concrete wall at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery Jan. 18. The demonstration was part of the opening reception for an exhibition called “Ghosts of Graffiti” by Beau Smith and Gerald Shaffer, on display until Feb. 9. Andrea Coates photo Read More »

Public market artists back again

The Gibsons Public Market is bringing in 2020 by looking back. Since its inception, the market has provided a rotating showcase of a featured artist. For the first few weeks of 2020 (until Feb. 7), 14 of these artists return to show their work. The Gibsons Public Market strives to be vibrant gathering place, and ... Read More »

The Andrew Collins trio in Halfmoon Bay

The Andrew Collins trio plays an intimate concert at Coopers Green Hall in Halfmoon Bay Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7:30pm. The band is a seven-time winner of the Canadian Folk Music Awards and has been nominated for Junos five times. The concert is sponsored by the Halfmoon Bay Community Association and the $30 tickets are ... Read More »

Scenes of demolition and construction

Artist Stanley Mishkin’s painting depicting the demolition of the old Woodward’s building in Vancouver in 2006. It is part of an exhibition at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery called “City-Seen”, on display until Feb. 9. Mishkin writes: “In my paintings there are scenes of demolition and construction which I hope will stimulate thought about the ... Read More »

Square dance

A modern square dance in full swing. A Sunday afternoon, family-friendly square dance is coming to Gibsons Feb. 2, at High Beam Dreams. Caller Paul Silveria will teach dances on the spot; he has taught in 150 schools across Western Canada, including Gibsons Elementary. Paul will be accompanied by the Still Creek Stringband. And an ... Read More »

Coast events Jan 23 – Feb 4

Thursday, January 23 Grant proposal writing workshop with Valerie Nash, Seaside Centre, Sechelt, 10am-2pm, rsvp to SC Skating Club offers free skate and lesson to children 12 and under, Gibsons Ice Arena, 4:45-5:45pm, info at  “Bike shorts” movie night, hosted by TRAC, 101 Brewhouse, Gibsons, 6:30pm Friday, January 24 Two free Rick Scott concerts ... Read More »

Coast events Jan 16 – 26

Thursday, January 16 First of six Thursdays of “dementia prevention group”, Hummingbird Naturopath Clinic, Sechelt, 11am-noon, 604-740-8838 First of nine Thursday sessions for grades 4-8 learning to code Lego Mindstorms and complete challenges on the “Into Orbit” challenge board, Gibsons Public Library, 3:30-5pm First of three Thursdays of “crafty grieving support group”, exploring different art ... Read More »

Classic and original inspirations for Vancouver jazz vocalist visiting the Coast

The talented Andrea Superstein Quartet will be performing at the School of Music in Pender Harbour on Jan. 19. Vancouver-based jazz vocalist Superstein is currently touring with her “Montreal all stars:” four-time Juno nominee Elizabeth Sheperd on keyboards, Remi-Jean Leblanc on bass and Mark Nelson on drums. Superstein arrived in Vancouver in 2002 to earn ... Read More »

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