Author, teacher and consultant Pamela Proctor presents a panel discussion about Personalized Learning this Saturday, March 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher Rd. in Gibsons (next to the library).
The panelists are Proctor, Maurice Gibbons, professor, researcher and writer, and Helen Hughes founder of Windsor House, North Vancouver, along with other educators. Proctor will introduce her new book, Honouring the Child II: a Guide to Ways of Learning for Teachers and Parents, which provides practical information to aid organization and implementation of personalized learning. Panel members will present their experience followed by discussion and questions.
This event will be of particular interest to teachers and parents of children, pre-school to age nine.
Fundraiser for music
The Sunshine Coast Community Orchestra holds its annual garage sale fundraiser this Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at Roberts Creek Elementary School. No music this year, but you can help them do their best to raise funds for the upcoming gala in May.
Wagner’s Parsifal is the selection from the Met Opera live from New York via HD satellite on Saturday, March 2, at 9 a.m. at the Raven’s Cry Theatre in Sechelt.
Jonas Kaufmann makes his Met role debut as the title character in Parsifal, conducted by Daniele Gatti and directed by noted film and opera director François Girard in his Met debut. Run time is five hours, 40 minutes. The Raven’s Cry notes that you are welcome to bring lunch, dinner and a pillow! Tickets: $24 (general) and $20 (senior 65 and over). Call 604-885-4597 to have yours held for pick-up.
The Coast-based Deanna Cartea Band will be hitting the road this March on a tour across Canada.
After a strong showing at Indie Week Canada this past October, the band received notice they had been selected for a coveted spot in the internationally known Canadian Music Week taking place in Toronto.
Cartea released her debut album, Open Road, produced by Ray Fulber at Strait Sound. The album’s first single won an Independent Music Award in the alt country category for song of the year, netted Cartea an endorsement deal and got the ears of Nashville-based Memphis Belle Records. The musician has teamed up with local musicians Barry Taylor (drums) and Ken McBride (lead guitar) to form the band. The Tour starts in Gibsons at Boomer’s Café in Sunnycrest Mall this Saturday, March 2, with music starting at 8 p.m. Please come out to send the band off in style.
The Bolshoi Ballet presents La Bayadere via BluRay on Sunday, March 3 at 1 p.m. at the Raven’s Cry Theatre. Those who wanted to see this ballet before will know that the Raven’s Cry has tried to get this production for some time, but to no avail. Finally it’s here and to thank you for your patience the show will be free to the first 274 people who arrive. Natalie Makarova brings a fairytale of fakirs, noble warriors and cruel princesses to the Bolshoi stage. Runtime is approximately three hours with two shortened intermissions.
The current show of figurative work at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery features a few “wow” pieces along with an extensive display of the human form from 10 Coast artists. There’s sculpture from Jack Gibson, portraits from Noel Silver and character paintings from Jan Poynter, to name a few. The show is on until March 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Rolland in Vancouver?
Sechelt potter Laurie Rolland is part of a ceramics exhibition Turning Forty: The Art of Ceramics at Circle Craft at the Net Loft on Granville Island, Vancouver, from March 1 to April 9. Circle Craft Cooperative Association is presenting the exhibition in celebration of their 40th anniversary.
Rolland has made her living as a potter since graduating with honours from Sheridan College of Ontario in 1978. Rolland’s work can be seen in 17 published books on ceramics and is in private, corporate and public collections around the world.
See more on the artist on her website at www.
You are invited to a monthly coffeehouse next Friday, March 8, at the Pender Harbour School of Music in Madeira Park. This month it features local musicians Baili Clarke (Sechelt) folksinger, vocals and guitar; Patti Donnahee (Pender Harbour) folk/blues vocals and piano; and Robyn Edgar (Sechelt) jazz, pop vocals.
Doors open at 7, music at 7:30 p.m. Treats by Trish will be available. A $10 donation is suggested.
Call Joanne at 604-883-9749 if you are interested in participating.
Art for Inner I
Join art therapist Rose Clarke on Saturday, March 9, from 2 to 5 p.m. at The Arts Building to explore your own unique visual language and symbolic imagery, using a variety of media in Art for the Inner I No. 2. The workshop is for all skill levels and all materials are provided. Register early as class size is limited and the last one was full. For more details, see www.artsbuilding.org/ or call 604-886-9129.
The deadline for submission to join the annual Purple Banner Studio and Gallery Guide produced by the Coast Cultural Alliance is March 8.
The Guide is an ideal marketing tool for artists with studios and galleries on the Sunshine Coast to reach a broad audience of local art lovers and tourists. Twenty thousand are produced each year and distributed broadly on B.C. Ferries, the Tourism Vancouver downtown centre and more than 120 outlets on and off the Sunshine Coast. For more information or to participate in this year’s Guide, see www.
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