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Art Beat: Arts collective focuses on the figurative

The Kube gallery in upper Gibsons is holding an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1 to launch its October exhibition, Little Things, featuring work by the Vancouver art collective Phantoms in the Front Yard.
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Our Jeans 1, oil on denim, by Jonathan Sutton.

The Kube gallery in upper Gibsons is holding an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1 to launch its October exhibition, Little Things, featuring work by the Vancouver art collective Phantoms in the Front Yard. The group of seven artists, plus its own curator, is motivated by a specific intention: “to address the fact that Modernist and Postmodern schools of thought virtually ignore the importance of figurative work, effectively banishing it to the back yard. With each exhibition, the Phantoms hope to bring figurative work back to its rightful place in the front yard of contemporary art,” the collective said on its website. Figurative art represents easily recognizable objects or events in the real world, as opposed to more extreme forms of abstract art. The Phantoms collective also likes to involve local artists, and has invited Coast creators Caroline Weaver, Ben Tour, Jane Hennessy, Lee Roberts, and Bon Roberts to join them Friday evening.

Live music

Vancouver’s rock ’n’ roll cowboy surfers, The Modelos, are back at the Roberts Creek Legion on Saturday, Oct. 2. “The group has a unique style that mixes surf-instrumentals with an alternative country sound,” said the Legion’s Don Jeevious. “Their spirited energy and stage antics will have you riding high and shouting for more.” Doors at 5 p.m. for supper. The band comes on at 9 p.m., $10-$20.

The Clubhouse Restaurant in Pender Harbour has Jim Foster in for the Friday, Oct. 1 dinner show, 5 to 8 p.m. On Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m., you can hear the four-piece band Poppa Greg, for $5 cover.

On Saturday, Oct. 2, on the “turf stage” at Tapworks in Gibsons, The Go Band, featuring the music of frontman Grant Olsen, performs from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Up to date

Contrary to information in these pages last week, the 2021 Sunshine Coast Art Crawl runs from Friday, Oct. 22 to Sunday Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some venues might also choose to hold celebratory events on the Friday evening. Check the Coast Cultural Alliance’s website under the Art Crawl tab closer to the 22nd for updated information on those get-togethers.

While we’re at it

Apologies to those who appeared in a Roberts Creek Legion music photo last week and whose names were incorrect. From the left, on drums, was Ron Clumpus, and in the middle on guitar was Steve Carter. We’re sorry for any misapprehensions the mistakes might have caused.

Let us know about your event by email at arts@coastreporter.net.