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Stories explore complicated literary territory

Stories explore complicated literary territory

In his debut short story collection, Dead Flowers (Nightwood Editions), local author Alexander Laidlaw explores complicated literary territory – that no-man’s-land between childhood and adulthood.
Children’s book aims to ‘normalize disability’

Children’s book aims to ‘normalize disability’

The relationship between grandparents and pre-teen grandchildren is like no other. The youngsters bring their raw energy and unfiltered love, while the disarmed oldsters add their reawakened playfulness and vintage patience to the mix.
Art Beat: Christmas craft sales, 2020 style

Art Beat: Christmas craft sales, 2020 style

It’s the COVID Christmas, which means it will be like none we’ve known in more than a century. Pre-Yuletide traditions like craft-fair shopping will also be uniquely 2020.
Coast dancer awarded Canada Council prize

Coast dancer awarded Canada Council prize

Gibsons resident Margaret Grenier, choreographer, dance artist, executive and artistic director of Dancers of Damelahamid, and producer and director of the annual Coastal Dance Festival, is the winner of the 2020 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in
COVID lockdown yields family musical project

COVID lockdown yields family musical project

What does a singer-songwriter mom do for creative fun when the pandemic keeps her at home for extended stretches with her young kids? She records an album with them, naturally.
Art Beat: Award-winning poet reads live Saturday

Art Beat: Award-winning poet reads live Saturday

The Reading Series at the Arts Centre presents poet Raoul Fernandes on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. Fernandes’ poetry collection, Transmitter and Receiver, published by the local Nightwood Editions, won B.C.
Garden Bay artisan collects more kudos

Garden Bay artisan collects more kudos

Sunshine Coast designer and artisan Karen Konzuk has been named a 2020 recipient of the Carter Wosk Award for Applied Art and Design from the British Columbia Achievement Foundation.
Art Beat: Local jazz, world class

Art Beat: Local jazz, world class

Due to pandemic restrictions, fewer than 50 tickets could be sold for the Dave Brubeck Centenary Concert last month at Raven’s Cry Theatre, as part of the Sechelt Arts Festival.
Photography meets painting at dual exhibits

Photography meets painting at dual exhibits

Two new exhibits at Gibsons Public Art Gallery (GPAG) celebrate the work of four Sunshine Coast artists’ photography and painting, with several examples of the two media merged to create something new. Painter Linda L.
‘Our Ancient Forests’ a cry for preservation

‘Our Ancient Forests’ a cry for preservation

Art is often created for its own delightful sake. But sometimes it is used to call attention to an urgent situation.