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Roving artists find new home

First, they were called the St. Bart's Artists, meeting to paint at the church of the same name in Gibsons.

Author tells tales of passion

Esteemed author Peter C. Newman appeared before an almost full house at Sechelt's Rockwood Pavilion last Saturday night. He began his talk with a lesson in the art of writing. It's not about the dollars, he said, or the glory, but about the reader.

Banners come home to roost

It hasn't been an easy run this year, says Trish Thompson, co-ordinator of the Gibsons banner project, but in the face of delays, all of the artists involved have been supportive.

Foursight opens at Seaside Centre

Foursight, a visual arts show, opens at the Seaside Centre in Sechelt today, (June 17) with a pleasant mix of watercolour and acrylic, scenery and abstract.

Fine arts night shows dramatic flair

Acrylic paintings, pottery, video, fabric, even hand-blown glass, along with a student-written drama were all featured at Elphi's Fine Arts Night on June 9. The work of the many skilled teens proved rich in variety and talent.

Teen novel set on Coast

Home Before Dark is a recently published teen adventure novel by local author Jo Hammond. It is a swift, tightly-written read designed for 12 year olds and up, and adults will find it entirely enjoyable, too.

Dynamic dance show

This year's fast-paced dance extravaganza, The Tribute, from students and teachers of Coast Academy of Dance, gave four full-house performances at the Raven's Cry Theatre last weekend.

New art-infused music festival

Sounds like a concept made in heaven - Ruby Lake heaven, that is. Three days to appreciate music while dancing around a 500-year-old fir tree in the middle of a new outdoor amphitheatre.

New exhibits at the arts centre

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is pleased to present Bird on a Wire, mixed media bird sculptures by Coast artist Cynthia Lyman, and Masks: Subconscious Realities, the creations of Parksville artist Bill Friesen.

Spanish fans to immerse in Latino culture

Spanish teacher Marlene Samper has a long-term goal. She wants to share the culture of Spanish speaking countries, to bring the nature and art of various Latin American countries to the Coast for others to enjoy.
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