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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.

Sharing the family palette

Pender Harbour artist June Malaka comes from a big family - 14 kids who grew up in Alberta. Art was part of their upbringing, she says. "There weren't a lot of resources; we'd sit around in the evening and draw," said Malaka.

Lindell serves up In Spite of Booze

Word of Mouth Productions forthcoming play, In Spite of the Booze, written and performed by the very talented Anne Marie Lindell and directed by Scott Harris, weaves music, dance, film and theatre into a study of a young, unmarried expectant mother's

Coast potter earns prestige

Davis Bay potter Laurie Rolland is about to receive three letters after her name: R.C.A.-the mark of an artistic honour.

Career artists serve in the schools

Working quietly in one's studio is not enough for six artists who belong to the Gibson's Landing Gallery Artists' Co-op.

THEATRE

Gibsons United Church is presenting fantasy theatre in a hilarious, upbeat comedy by John Patrick. Everybody Loves Opal runs from April 23 to 24 and May 7 to 8 with shows at 7:30 p.m. at the Gibsons United Church Hall on Trueman Road.

Go on a gallery crawl this week

Spring is bustin' out all over the Coast, and nowhere is it more evident than in the many galleries where seasonally-themed shows have opened this week.

Music School presents Tselyakov

CBC calls him, "The best kept secret in the Canadian piano world." According to the Waterloo Chronicle, "Russian-born Alexander Tselyakov is Canada's new man at the top.
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