Galleries, shops and restaurants in Lower Gibsons are all taking part in Art Stroll in the Landing from Aug. 9 to 12. Pick up your helpful brochure and enjoy your visit.
The Art Stroll reception is on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. and it gives everyone a chance to view the Gibsons Public Art Gallery’s new site (at the former BMO building), which will be ready for its grand opening this fall.
If you are a member artist of GPAG in any medium — painters, photographers, poets, sculptors, songsters, musicians — you’re invited to Be The Celebration. Be part of the grand opening exhibition tribute to Canada’s iconic, multi-medium inspiration, Leonard Cohen. For more information and submission guidelines, call 604-886-0531 or visit www.gibsonspublicartgallery.ca.
At the Pender Harbour Music Society’s coffeehouse at the School of Music this Friday (Aug. 10) at 7:30 p.m. enjoy a variety of local artists. Hear Jena Crozier, jazz vocals, Ken Johnson on piano, Katharine Rowlands, soprano, and Brett Wildeman on vocals and guitar. Coffee and goodies will be served. Admission is at the door with a suggested donation of $10.
Music in the Landing
Music in the Landing continues this weekend with traditional Hawaiian hula dancing in the gazebo on Gibsons wharf tonight (Friday) from the group Keia Papa Kaua, 7 to 8 p.m.
On Saturday in Pioneer Square at 11 a.m. hear Brett Wildeman, followed by Grant Olson at noon. Charlie Daigneault, a young Coast talent, will be busking in the shade next to Leo’s from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday evening in Winegarden Park will feature the Deanna Cartea Trio including Ken McBride and Barry Taylor at
7 p.m. followed by Joe Stanton and Simon Paradis at 8.
On Sunday next to the Gibsons Sunday Market from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. hear a dynamic jazz duo of Karen Graves on sax, flute and vocals and Miles Black on piano.
The following weekend, Friday Aug. 17, there will be only one show in the gazebo: In Good Company with Brian and Billie Corbett, Andy and Bronwyn Amanovich and Trish Windsor performing from 7 to 8 p.m., as the Howe Sound Outrigger races come to town on Saturday and Sunday.
Punk Rawk in the Creek comes at you live Saturday at Roberts Creek Legion. Get Hip recording artists and legendary punk rock, multi-national marauders from Stockton, Calif., the Authorities, with special guests, local bands Sinmobile and Skraeling. Bands start at 9:30 p.m. Admission is members $5 and non-members $10. Sorry, no minors.
Museum open house
Thanks to a grant from the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, the Coast News/Sunshine Coast News will be available on-line and accessible to the public starting this Saturday. Celebrate the launch during an open house at the Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives.
The digitized newspapers will be searchable and browsable. The archived Coast News collection provides a valuable historical reference for understanding individual lives as well as broader community issues on the Sunshine Coast.
For more information and a live demonstration, visit the museum from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call manager/curator Kimiko Hawkes at 604-886-8232 or see www.sunshine
The Pender Harbour Garlic and Music Festival celebrates at Lions Club Park, on Highway 101 near Madeira Park, on Saturday and Sunday. See more at www.penderharbourgarlic
Me and My Shadow by Edna Cers of Sweden, an exhibition of batik, opens on Aug. 11 with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at Fibreworks Gallery on the highway near Madeira Park. Meet the artist and enjoy her batik works on paper and textiles. The work has been exhibited in Sweden, Iceland and Chile; this is Cers’ first exhibition in North America. See www.fibre
worksgallery.com for more.
Art Crawl deadline
Applications from artists are being accepted for the 2012 Sunshine Coast Art Crawl, Oct. 19 to 21. Check out www.sunshinecoast
artcrawl.com and click on “for artists to join” for more information. For Coast Cultural Alliance members, e-mail to email@example.com with “I want to join the Art Crawl” in the subject line. Cost to join is $85 plus your membership. Deadline (including text, image and payment) is Aug. 17. Space is limited.
The Suncoast Harmony Entertainment Society invites you to plan your entertainment for this next fall and winter. Anyone interested can help plan their program this Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Kinsmen Hall in Dougall Park.
What did you enjoy most of last season’s singing, dancing, whisky tasting, etc.? Do you want to do a Burns’ Night? Proposals are under consideration from vocalists Definitely Diva and from George Grafton’s Nostalgia.
Page at 101
101 Office Supply in Sechelt is pleased to feature the work of Sheila Page for August and September.
Retiring in 2002 after nearly 30 years as a schoolteacher on the Sunshine Coast, Page committed to developing her abilities as a painter.
She has since studied extensively with established artists in a variety of media and has also shown her work on the Coast and the Lower Mainland.
For this show, she has provided a variety of subjects in large format and small, acrylics and some oils, all inspired by our local environment. 101 makes space available as a public service for local artists to display their work. There are openings available for the last three months of this year. Anyone with a passion for art and enough works to mount a show is welcome to bring by a portfolio.
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.