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The art of making it up

An accomplished fencer and performer, Laura Marshall delights in teaching the comical art of improvisational (improv) theatre. "Performance art uses our own selves as the medium of that expression," said Marshall.

Never a dull musical moment

No sooner had the 10th annual Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival packed away its tents and equipment than organizer Linda Williams was promoting the next event: Music in the Landing.

Festival features dance, film, theatre

Music, dance, original writing, film, theatre - the Showcase of the Performing Arts (SOPA) has it all. SOPA opens its fourth annual season at the Heritage Playhouse this July 8 with a gala event that gives the audience a taste of classical music.

Cedar artist weaves a tradition

Sechelt's Jessica Casey sits at her kitchen table almost every day to work on an art form that she finds peaceful and therapeutic - cedar bark weaving in the First Nations tradition.

Children of War returns

It was during the war in Iraq that artist Helen Broadfoot first got angry. When she heard stories of the horrors of war she became even madder and wrote to the social activist Noam Chomsky to ask just what she could do.

Local dancers receive bursaries

At a garden party held last weekend, Lois Smith, past president and honourary board member of the Sunshine Coast Dance Society (SCDS) presented dance bursaries worth $500 each to local dancers, Georgina Hardman and Rebecca Gordon.

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.