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 University Conservatory in Calgary is the winner of the Louise Baril Memorial Music Award. He has been the winner of numerous awards in piano, violin, voice and chamber music and counts performing the Mendelssohn violin concerto as a soloist with the Sunshine Coast Community Orchestra one of his highlights of the last couple of years.
Yvonne Stowell, of Fibre Works Studio & Gallery, is this year’s recipient of the Anne & Philip Klein Visual Arts Award. Through Fibre Works, Stowell has created a rich and diverse centre that has become a haven for local and international fibre artists alike.
Janice Williams, commonly known as “Junco Jan”, is the winner of the Gillian Lowndes Award. Janice is a multi-faceted artist. In 2016 she was awarded the Anne & Philip Klein Award for her book, “Mental Case 101”; her photography has been exhibited in numerous galleries; she is the host of “Open Mike”, a series initially held in her own home, designed to give writers a warm and welcoming space to read and discuss their work; and in 2018 she will be curating “Coast Lite”, which will involve 2D and 3D art as well as music and live performance.
The Awards Ceremony follows the Sunshine Coast Arts Council’s AGM which starts at 7pm. Submitte