Art Beat: More art galleries coming out of spring shutdowns

An increasing number of Sunshine Coast galleries and studios are reopening as B.C. tentatively steps out of this phase of the pandemic. The Coast Art Gallery in Trail Ball Mall in Sechelt is showing now from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., “with pandemic protocol in place.” The Kube gallery in Gibsons is also running with reduced hours – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Its current exhibit is Symmetry of Nature, by artist Sarah Hammond.

Halfmoon Bay artist Gigi Hoeller usually opens her studio for the Canada Day weekend, and plans to do so again, although “COVID precautions will be in place.” Several new Hoeller pieces will be in the display, from Wednesday June 27 to Sunday, July 5. More info is on www.gigibutterflycom. 

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Live music 

The Music in The Landing series simulcast live on Eastlink cable and Facebook from the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons features seasoned and gritty roots and blues singer-guitarist Joël Fafard on Saturday, June 13 from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Pianist and vocalist Patricia Burnett performs at the Clubhouse at the Pender Harbour Golf Course on Sunday, June 14 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., in a show that will be “in compliance with the B.C. Public Health and WorkSafe B.C. protocols.” $5 admission. 

Beyond Tribal 

Davis Bay resident Anne Carr, now in her early 80s, has written a charming autobiography entitled Beyond Tribal: Reflections on Belonging. Carr and husband Geoff emigrated adventurously from the U.K. to Vancouver many decades ago, raised a family there, and retired to the Sunshine Coast in 1999. Carr’s memory for detail over a long life is remarkable, and she makes many frank and cogent observations about the differences among cultures – especially those of Canada and England. The book is available on most e-reader platforms and in hard copy at Talewind in Sechelt. 


In an Art Beat item in the June 5 edition of Coast Reporter, Kai Cheng Thom, the author of the book I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl’s Notes from the End of the World, was inadvertently misgendered with the pronoun “his.” We sincerely regret and apologize for the error. 

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