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Out of the kiln: clay comes alive

The mega-size artichoke is so real I want to dip it in lemon butter. "That's the quality of clay that captures a lot of people," says potter Elaine Futterman. "You want to touch it.

Concert in beachfront home

What to do with a big house when you're a musician? Why not invite all your friends to your living room to hear guest musicians perform in an intimate setting. That's why singer/songwriter Lowry Olafson likes house concerts.

In spite of the talent

In her solo show, In Spite of the Booze, multi-talented local performer Anne Marie Lindell acted, sang, danced, screened a film clip, told jokes, whisked through costume changes and thoroughly entertained in a Word of Mouth production at the Heritage

Film Society ends successful season

The Sunshine Coast Film Society (SCFS) will bring its season to a close with a screening of a surprise film on May 18. This special screening is a way of thanking all society supporters and members for a great season.

A film for music lovers

The Sunshine Coast Film Society presentation on May 4 at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse is a twist on an old favourite. You know the story of Madam Butterfly.

A whirlwind ride of delight

M'Bassu means the fire of the spirit in Jean Pierre Makosso's Congolese dialect and refers to the heart of inspiration, which Makosso promises will ignite heart and soul in a whirlwind ride of delight at Gibsons Heritage Playhouse on May 7 at 7 p.m.

Expo of the Arts attracts sculptors, carvers

When the Exposition of the Arts opens in Sechelt on Mother's Day weekend, May 8 and 9, about 25 artists will show their work - some of them new to the Coast's art and craft fair circuit. This premiere event hosted by Royal Canadian Legion No.

Orcas ready for the big city

It's a whale of a display. An eight-foot high fibreglass orca embellished by artist Sheila Williams in honour of the Vancouver Aquarium's late whale, Bjossa, has been dazzling Gibsons since its unveiling in Williams' front yard on April 17.

Expo of the Arts planned for Mother's Day weekend

The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 140, cordially invites the public to Expo of the Arts, the largest indoor, juried artist/artisan venue of its calibre, showcasing both local talent and a select few from off-Coast.

SunCoast Concert Band takes the stage

The Sunshine Coast music scene is particularly blessed with some very fine wind players, who will be showcased on Sunday, April 25, at Gibsons Heritage Playhouse at 7:30 p.m.