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Painter finds inspiration in working boats

He sees beauty in things some would say are old and need to be replaced. He studies every dent, rust mark, oil stain and scrape on his subject and creates watercolour paintings that convey the importance of these often ignored machines made for work.

Out of the woodwork

Over 500 visitors turned out to the Wood Expo at the Seaside Centre last Friday and Saturday to view the Coast's finest wooden art.

Sacred animals speak in paintings

Gambier Island artist Gloria Massé is not afraid of sacred cows. The animals of myth: the cows and water buffalo of India, the bear, the wolf, are the major subjects of her paintings.

From smooth to blues: two new CDs

Two professional musicians have launched new CDs recently - Lowry Olafson and Robert Burton Hubele. Musically, they don't have much in common, except that both say their original material has been inspired by their homes here on the Sunshine Coast.

Celebration of wood at Seaside Centre

Meet your local artists in wood. You can spot them; they usually have sawdust spilling from the folds of their clothes.

Pet picture with a purpose

When artist Bill Stock picks up a paintbrush these days, it's with a purpose.

Multi media artist brings show home

When Sechelt native artist Dionne Paul was contacted recently at her North Vancouver home, she was grinding glass. Not such a strange endeavour for this third year Emily Carr College of Fine Arts student. She works with stained glass.

Handel's Messiah in rehearsal

Attention Sunshine Coast choristers, choir directors and singing enthusiasts: Tom Kellough and Soundwaves Chorus invite you to be part of a project choir which will produce Handel's Messiah this Christmas.

Musicians mix and make music at Jazz Fest

Gibsons trumpeter Harry Busby is first to arrive at the outdoor gig at the Sunshine Coast Resort on Saturday afternoon of the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival. He's worried.

Downland/Trower play the Gumboot

Two acoustic evenings with Downland and Pete Trower at the Gumboot Café in Roberts Creek are set for Friday, Oct. 1 and Saturday, Oct. 2. The shows celebrate the release of new CDs by Trower (Kisses in the Whiskey: Raincoast Rhapsodies Vol.
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