The upcoming Artesia Coffee House on March 3 at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt will feature the return of Back Porch Reunion with the vocals of Dale Stavroff on numerous ukuleles and guitars, Al Burns on drums traversing Creole, Americana and blues styles, followed by the sounds of local visual artist, singer-songwriter and musician, Keely Halward.
The second set opens with actor, writer and reader Richard Austin. The group Lucky Ol’ Sun will conclude the evening, comprising visual artist and musician Teryl Mullock on vocals and guitar, joined by John Lepore contributing banjo and vocals, and Robin Friesen on violin.
“The music of Lucky Ol’ Sun is what you might wish would break out in your kitchen from time to time,” said Mullock, “the sweet flavours of traditional acoustic folk with the kick of certified original indie sauce.”
Tickets are $15 on EventBrite or at the door which opens at 6:45 p.m. Snacks and drinks available for purchase.
Calling all young artists
The Gibsons Public Art Gallery is inviting Sunshine Coast youth (aged two to 18) to drop off up to two pieces of artwork at the gallery between March 2 and 5 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day) for the SHOUT OUT Youth Art Exhibition running March 9 to 26.
It’s free for youth to submit, show and sell artworks.
The SHOUT OUT submission form is available at the Gallery or by visiting gpag.ca/submissions.
Time to brush up on new work
Meanwhile, the Gibsons Public Art Gallery is currently accepting submissions from artists and curators for exhibitions in the Main Gallery and Eve Smart Gallery in 2024.
The deadline to submit a proposal to the jury is March 31. Guidelines and submission forms are available online at gpag.ca/submissions.
Grounds for curiosity
The Gibsons and District Public Library is turning over more than its usual leaves thanks to upcoming sessions that will spread a rich layer of gardening knowledge.
On Saturday, Feb. 25, Veronica Alice Havill of Microbial Planet Analytics will present a talk on Soil Health. “Healthier soil sets gardens up for success,” said Lise Krepps, the library’s outreach coordinator.
Havill’s talk will be available in person and live on Zoom.
On Saturday, March 4, the Sunshine Coast Seed Saving Collective plans to present an in-person session on seed saving, one of the Seeds of March series coordinated by the Sunshine Coast’s One Straw Society.
Registration details and event times are available on the library’s website: gibsons.bc.libraries.coop.