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Michael Gurney

Michael Gurney

Michael Gurney covers lower Sunshine Coast arts and culture for the Coast Reporter.

Recent Work by Michael

Dakota Bear headlining Youth Indigenous Festival in Sechelt

Dakota Bear headlining Youth Indigenous Festival in Sechelt

After a pandemic hiatus, the Youth Indigenous Festival is back on Aug. 19 at Hackett Park
In its 25th year, the Roberts Creek mandala is still art of the community

In its 25th year, the Roberts Creek mandala is still art of the community

More than 600 volunteer painters contributed to the circular design on pavement near the mouth of Roberts Creek.
Writers probe complex truths at milestone Sunshine Coast festival

Writers probe complex truths at milestone Sunshine Coast festival

40th annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts is under way
Robert Creek hits high-water mark with Creek Daze: Art Beat

Robert Creek hits high-water mark with Creek Daze: Art Beat

Also, here's what's on for the summer music series
With outburst of creativity, Coast's Rogue Fest bounds back

With outburst of creativity, Coast's Rogue Fest bounds back

The 7th annual Rogue Fest will take place from Aug. 19 to 21 at the family-run Clarke Farm in Wilson Creek. 
Photos capture mariner's eye and nature's tenacity at Gibsons gallery

Photos capture mariner's eye and nature's tenacity at Gibsons gallery

Artists Reave Dennison's Under Six Tons and Laara Cerman's Codex Pacificus are on at Gibsons Public Art Gallery to Aug. 21
Art Beat: Swinging music in Sechelt this weekend

Art Beat: Swinging music in Sechelt this weekend

The Sechelt Summer Music Series continues with two performances on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the outdoor stage in Hackett Park. The lineup begins at noon with Susana Williams, whose musical career began in Caracas, Venezuela, at the age of 13.
Pender Harbour Lego city slated for demolition

Pender Harbour Lego city slated for demolition

The Lego city painstakingly constructed by Madeira Park resident Chriistine Nash over six years includes Vancouver City Hall, a spaceport, and a Volkswagen Beetle dangling from a bridge (a shoutout to UBC engineering students). It will all be demolished in September.
Want to hear about the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh roots of Gibsons? This library event is for you

Want to hear about the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh roots of Gibsons? This library event is for you

Ḵung Jaadee, whose heritage includes X̱aayda (Haida),  xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations, will recount Sḵwx̱wú7mesh legends popularized by Mohawk author and performer E. Pauline Johnson during an all-ages event at the library on Saturday, Aug. 6. 
New Sunshine Coast festival celebrates union of art and words

New Sunshine Coast festival celebrates union of art and words

The inaugural Art and Words Festival will take place at Mission Point House in Davis Bay Aug. 11 to 14. The event is a project of the Sunshine Coast Writers and Editors Society, which was founded last year.