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Art Beat: Learn the art of Japanese tie-dye

Join artists Natalie Grambow and Beth Hawthorn for an afternoon workshop of Indigo dyeing and traditional Japanese Shibori (shaped resist, or tie-dye) on Sunday, July 25, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. You’ll create a one-of-a-kind shawl using Indigo dye.
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Indigo tie-dye techniques will be shared this weekend.

Join artists Natalie Grambow and Beth Hawthorn for an afternoon workshop of Indigo dyeing and traditional Japanese Shibori (shaped resist, or tie-dye) on Sunday, July 25, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. You’ll create a one-of-a-kind shawl using Indigo dye. “There will be locally sourced light food and drinks, as well as a cash bar of locally made beer and cider.” The workshop will be held outdoors by Hawthorn’s ceramics studio at 1551 Lockyer Rd. in Roberts Creek. Tickets at evenbrite.ca.

Art on the Porch

Kandice Keith is mounting an art and fashion collaboration she’s calling Art on the Porch and Itchycoo Park Pop-Up Shop, on Sunday, July 25. It will feature Keith’s artwork and “one-of-a-kind vintage fashion pieces.” It’s on from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3204 Huckleberry Rd.

Meet the artist

Pippa Lattey is hosting an in-person walk through and discussion about her exhibit Between a Lamp, a Log and a Bucket at the Sunshine Coast Arts Council’s Doris Crowston Gallery in Sechelt, on Sunday, July 25 between 2 and 4 p.m. It’s free but you’re asked to register through eventbrite.ca.

Becoming Human

There’s an Open House at the Jane Covernton’s Little Gallery in the Garden in Roberts Creek all day on Sunday, July 25. Covernton’s show, Becoming Human, is up for only a few more weeks. She describes the exhibit as “an exploration of human archetypes using drawings, photos, photoshop, and colour, along with a little bit of story.” Text 604-989-9090 for directions.

Suitably recognized

The Whistler Independent Book Awards is down to its final round and Gibsons author Pamela McGarry’s fine debut novel, The Unsuitable Bride, is among just three fiction works to make it to that stage of the competition. The winner will be announced at the Whistler Writers Festival Oct. 14-17.

Writers podcast

Author Amanda Hale is the special guest on Coast actor and writer Caitlin Hicks’s latest podcast. Hale is a widely published writer and the author of four novels. She talks with Hicks about her latest book, a work of historical fiction set in the mid-20th century U.K., titled Mad Hatter, “a disturbing but ultimately transcendent story of a daughter’s search for family history.” You can hear the interview by following the links at caitlinhicks.com.

So much music

The Coast is bursting with live music this summer and there are more music events every week this summer than can be mentioned here. Check the two-page Coast Community Calendar in Coast Reporter and the Coast Cultural Alliance at suncoastarts.com for more detailed lists. Some key words to look for are Sechelt Summer Music Series, Music in the Landing, Slow Sundays in the Creek, and the Clubhouse Restaurant.

The food of love

The 10th Annual Peanut Butter Jam will be held Saturday, July 24 outside Roger Camp’s place at Henderson Beach in Roberts Creek. Camp and his jolly band, Slightly Twisted, along with some other musical friends, will rock out a good part of the afternoon starting at noon. All donations go the Sunshine Coast Food Bank. Follow the sound of music along the beach near the foot of Henderson Road, sit yourselves down on the massive rocks, donate, and enjoy. Bring sunblock.

Garden concert

The jazzy Moss Trio is performing a concert starting at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 25, in the garden at a home in Bonniebrook. There were still tickets available at press time for this limited audience event, featuring the talents of Anna Lumiere, Graham Ord, and Aristazabal Hawkes. For details, email johnleech296@gmail.com.

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