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Gibsons-based photographer specializes in uplifting prints

Gibsons-based photographer specializes in uplifting prints

For Allie Bartlett, whose show, Photographs and Footprints concluded this week at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery, the faint click of a vintage Polaroid camera is only the first step in a developing process. After the film reveals its image, she submerges the print in water and separates the emulsion from its chemical and cardboard layers. 
Unity emerges at short-lived showcase of Coast collage

Unity emerges at short-lived showcase of Coast collage

Five Sunshine Coast artists made every hour count during their two-day pop-up exhibition of collage works at the Rockwood Lodge in Sechelt. 
Art Beat: Market opens with Easter egg-stravaganza

Art Beat: Market opens with Easter egg-stravaganza

The event will include a demonstration of traditional Easter egg ornamentation, or pysanky, by Gibsons-based artist Janet Ritchey. 
How young Sunshine Coast artists see beauty, whimsy in a fractured world

How young Sunshine Coast artists see beauty, whimsy in a fractured world

A newly opened showcase by young artists living on the Sunshine Coast filled the Gibsons Public Art Gallery with so many original works that it required a six-member crew to hang more than 170 items. 
Historical puppet drama puts a feminist spin on the Grimm Brothers' works

Historical puppet drama puts a feminist spin on the Grimm Brothers' works

'Little Sister Grimm offers a whimsical look at how the famous Grimms, with help from women around them, transferred classic fairy tales from a rapidly fading oral tradition into literary form. His script pays tribute to the power of storytelling, to women sidelined by history, and to children who face evil or injustice.'
ArtBeat: Dementia-focused collaboration shares art of understanding and forgetting

ArtBeat: Dementia-focused collaboration shares art of understanding and forgetting

Acrylics and mixed media works by Deborah Willis and Allan O’Meara offer unflinching insights into states of altered perception that accompany the progression of dementia. Their joint exhibition is on display at the Gibsons Public Market until May 6. 
Reformed Sechelt Arts Festival plunges into art and ecology

Reformed Sechelt Arts Festival plunges into art and ecology

An oceanic experience is the first wave of a revamped Sechelt Arts Festival. A multimedia installation by filmmakers Nettie Wild and Scott Smith opened at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre on March 15, inaugurating the festival’s months-long emphasis on the Salish Sea. 
Gibsons dancers reach for new heights

Gibsons dancers reach for new heights

The Gibsons Dance Centre on March 9 presented back-to-back showcases of competitive choreography that will soon be onstage at a trio of upcoming festivals throughout southwest B.C.
Young Sunshine Coast orators map a future for trades and tech

Young Sunshine Coast orators map a future for trades and tech

An inaugural student public speaking event held on the Sunshine Coast last week produced a pair of powerful advocates for technical advancement and self-expression.
Nowruz celebrations take root on the Sunshine Coast

Nowruz celebrations take root on the Sunshine Coast

On a patch of sun-warmed stones near the mouth of Roberts Creek, dozens of adults and children gathered on March 12 to take part in an ancient tradition newly introduced to the stretch of waterfront.