Prolific artist Gigi Hoeller will be showing her paintings created in three completely different styles at the Seaside Centre in Sechelt this Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 4 and 5) along with Pender Harbour woodturner Plumb Bob. Admission is free and the show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. For more details, see www.gigibutterfly.com.
Roche’s Catholic show
David Roche, inspirational humourist, presents his show on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, 5714 Medusa at Trail Ave. in Sechelt.
Catholic Erotica: Be Proud of Your Shame! is a light-hearted and humorous romp through the dark forest of guilt and shame into the sunlight of the enjoyment of life. Roche’s facial disfigurement had a relatively benign effect on his sexual development — at least compared to being raised Catholic.
Catholic Erotica is both edgy and warm. Audience is there when eight-year-old David makes his first confession and tells the priest he has committed adultery 11 times! By the end of Catholic Erotica, you will be better able to understand recovering Catholics.
This is the last local show before Roche’s U.K. tour. Advance tickets for $10 are at MELOmania in Roberts Creek, Lucy’s and Sechelt Visitor Centre in Sechelt. Tickets at the door are $15.
Mining or Murder
St. Hilda’s Church in Sechelt is hosting a presentation on Mining or Murder in Guatemala — the Canadian Connection, this Sunday at 1 p.m.
It will be led by the Rev. Emilie Smith, Anglican priest, with 28 years of experience walking with the people of Guatemala. For the last three years, Smith has been living in Santa Cruz del Quiché in the Guatemalan highlands and is the founder of Peace House, a place of gathering and hospitality. Smith will discuss how Canadian mining companies are wreaking havoc in Guatemala. There will also be a craft table, featuring wonderful crafts from a number of women’s co-operatives, and a delicious selection of fair trade coffee.
For more information, call Rev. Clarence Li, 604-993-0399.
Music in the Landing
Gibsons’ Music in the Landing is back this weekend.
Tonight (Friday) from 7 to 8 p.m. in the gazebo at the end of the wharf features singer, songwriter and sailor, Lowry Olafson and friends.
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Pioneer Square will feature young and talented musicians Axel Loitz and Connor Lindsay, guitars and vocals, followed by singing troubadour Mathew Lovegrove from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. next to Leo’s Restaurant.
On Saturday from 7 to 8:45 p.m. in Winegarden Water-front Park, Celso Machado, an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, will take the stage for a special evening of international music.
The Knotty Dotters, seven women playing infectious and joyous rhythms on marimbas and drums, will play Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. under the Winegarden bus shelter across from the Sunday Market. Again this year for BC Day on Monday, there will be a musical party in Winegarden Park from 1 to 2:30 p.m. with singer/songwriter Gaetan Bergevin, Boyd Norman, Patrice Pollack and more. Bring a picnic and celebrate the holiday with live music outdoors.
What’s your story??
PechaKucha in the Park on Aug. 25 (part of the Synchronicity Festival) has space for two or three more people to present 20 images about their passion. The catch? You only have 20 seconds to speak about each image. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes touching, PechaKucha is a global movement now appearing in more than 500 cities. Contact Wendy Crumpler at 604-886-2214 for more details. She will need to hear from you ASAP to help you set up your show.
The Harmony Arts Festival is on in West Van-couver from Aug. 3 to 12.
Coast artist Brian Romer will be in the invitational Showcase Exhibition at the Ferry Building Gallery in Ambleside. This show runs from Aug. 3 to 19 (with the opening reception this Friday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.). He’ll also be doing a Painting on the Pier demo on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 5 to 6 p.m., outside the Ferry Building at Ambleside Landing. See more about the Harmony Arts Festival at www.harmonyarts.ca.
Send notice of your arts events to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 604-886-4692 by Tuesday at 5 p.m. for Friday’s newspaper. Let me know who, what, where, when, why and ticket info briefly. Because of the volume of submissions, Art Beat covers events one day to one week ahead only.