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January 2020

Opportunity: Sketching Ireland with Hiroshi Shimazaki, June 2020

January 18 @ 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:30 pm, repeating until March 1, 2020

Registration deadline with deposit March 1, 2020. Explore the charm of Northern Ireland and record your impressions of ancient dolmen, abbeys, cathedrals, Castles, humble cottages, river scenes, coastal panoramas, misty mountains and more. Date: June 1 -12, 2020 Participants: Maximum 7. Previous sketching experience: optional Leader: Hiroshi Shimazaki, geographer/watercolourist, www.hiroshishimazaki.com More information from Hiroshi at shimazaki@uleth.ca  

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Opportunity: Submissions now open for GPAG 2021 exhibitions

January 18 @ 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:30 pm, repeating until March 31, 2020

| Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons
Free

Deadline March 31, 2020. Are you an artist with a body of work to exhibit? Or do you have a vision for a compelling community group installation, and have the time and skill set required to put it all together and turn the idea into reality?  All creative people are invited to help GPAG plan for a future exhibition year. If you are not an artist, you can help too! If you know of an amazing local artist whose work…

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Opportunity: Gibsons Public Market Call for Art Submissions 2020

January 18 @ 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:30 pm, repeating until January 31, 2020

| Gibsons Public Market, Gibsons
Free

Deadline for submissions is January 31 2020. The Gibsons Public Market invites artists to submit exhibition proposals of two dimensional works be it photography, fabric art or paintings to hang at the Public Market. When a painting is sold , the Market's commission is 25% of your asking price. The Market staff handle payment and the gst and pst tax. More information from nancyzechoval@gmail.com More information from http://gibsonspublicmarket.com/art-exhibit/

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Opportunity: BC Wide Call for Entry “connected” June 2020

January 18 @ 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:30 pm, repeating until April 15, 2020

| FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, Madeira Park
$25

DEADLINE for submissions APRIL 15th 2020 “connected” show June 27th – August 2nd , 2020 “What connects you to the world? Are your connections strong shared experiences or are you delicately held together by a single thread? Are your connections worn and strengthened by the passage of time or are they shiny-new and untested? We are all connected somehow to something, FibreWorks Gallery invites you to share your story and respond to the theme, whatever it means to you.” please…

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Opportunity: Call for LGBTQ2+ Artists

January 18 @ 11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 pm, repeating until March 9, 2020

| The Art Centre, Powell River
Free

Deadline March 9, 2020. For June 20 - July 26 2020  'What the Plus (+) Show - Exploding the Gradients of Gender + Sexuality through the Arts on the BC Coast. Featuring emerging and established artists who identify or are allies across the gender/sexual spectrum from within 50 miles of Powell River (qathet Regional District, and lower Sunshine Coast. Opening in Powell River at the Art Centre, June 20, 2020.

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Art Exhibition: The Retrospective Show

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 7, 2020

| Gibsons Public Market, Gibsons
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to February 7th. Since its inception, the Public Market has provided a rotating showcase of featured artists. This retrospective exhibit will feature returning works by Anna Green, Cate Baldwin, Charmaine Baytun, Bodhi Drope, Judy Scott-Wood, Karen Webb, Kevin McEvoy, Ines Tancre, Gail Hunt, Joan Baker, Julia Dodge, Andrea Pratt, Justin Zacharias, and Sandy Kay.

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Art Exhibition: ‘Ghosts of Graffiti’ & ‘City-Seen’

January 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 9, 2020

| Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons
Free

to Feb 9th. This is a showcase of new life sized photographs of Gibson’s historical graffiti scene. Each canvas is an explosion of abstract colours from decades old graffiti; images that have come and gone. Their layered remains, exhumed, become the captured focus of our show. Eve Smart Gallery - Stanley Mishkin, oils:  is an unheralded look at development. Opening reception: Saturday January 18, 2pm-4pm

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Mark of the Hand Studio

January 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 30, 2020

| Mark of the Hand Studio, Wilson Creek

Textiles, fibres and handspun yarns from Yvonne Stowell and Marilynn Wiebe. Open January thru March: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 4pm or by appointment: 604.780.2834 or markofthehand.yvonne@gmail.com.

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Art Exhibition: Friends of the Gallery (FOG)

January 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 3, 2020

| Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt

The Friends of the Gallery (FOG) exhibition is a long-standing community event that has spanned more than 20 years. Originally, the aim was to create a way of involving emerging artists in a gallery show and to acknowledge the role of the arts in the community. What started small now includes over 120 pieces of art by artists. Individual artists are invited to submit one piece of art they have completed in the previous year to be shown in this…

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Off the Page play reading

January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons

RED BIRDS by Aaron Bushkowsky is a comedy about finding out your true identity and mistakenly falling in love. After struggling for years as a bird photographer, Carol, realizes her birth mother millionaire could solve a lot of financial problems but a new love complicates everything. Her family, a crabby artistic daughter and a wise-cracking elderly Polish mother, take sides making things much worse. This is a heart-warming comedy about family and relationships. Featuring Wanda Nowicki, Dawn Allen, Aaron Pearl…

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Crafty Grieving Support Group

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 30, 2020

| Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons
$25

Thursdays to Jan 30. we will explore different art mediums and we'll be able to share our story, listen to others and support each other through rough times. 10 spaces available, please pre-register. Hosted by Nurit of Rockin'deed

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Watercolour and Ink

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | The Arts Building, Gibsons
$100

Jan 25-26. with Bruce Edwards. We will be mixing colour, applying washes, dry brush techniques, etc. to create art together. Valuable information to supplement travel sketching and journals. We will also work from our own mini still life compositions, to realize the basic steps in producing our art.

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Ghosts of Graffiti – Lecture/workshop

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons
Free

Lecture/workshop with Beau Smith

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Ready to Create Your 20/20 Vision?

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | the Kube, Gibsons

Join artist Miranda Beall of A Sea of whimsy and transition coach Loretta Cella for a dynamic evening of intention seting - Vision boarding. Interactive Art Workshop will: lead you through a powerful visualization to increase your well being, assist in identifying what you need to move toward your goals and more. $40 includes supplies + Social option post event. RSVP for more info to info@lorettacella.com

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PR – Art Exhibition: Luke Ramsey with Max Chiasson

January 31 @ 11:00 am - March 7 @ 4:00 pm | The Art Centre, Powell River
Free

to March 7th. Luke has collaborated with over 100 different artists to date, including collaborations with Qavavau Manumie from Cape Dorset, Nunavut. Luke exhibits internationally and works as a freelance illustrator, designer, painter, animator, and muralist. Check for opening hours.

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PR – Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Luke Ramsey with Max Chiasson

January 31 @ 7:00 pm | The Art Centre, Powell River
Free

Luke has collaborated with over 100 different artists to date, including collaborations with Qavavau Manumie from Cape Dorset, Nunavut. Luke exhibits internationally and works as a freelance illustrator, designer, painter, animator, and muralist. Show runs to March 7th.

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February 2020

Weekend Workshop: Making a Ceramic Mural

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 2, 2020

| Forst Pottery, Gibsons, BC
$150

Saturday & Sunday, Feb 1 & 2, 10am - 3pm. Make your own clay wall mural. Once you have rolled out a slab you can create an image which you will build up with coils or slabs to form a bas relief sculpture that you can hang on the wall. Two days, $150 + Materials (about $15-$25)

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Ghosts of Graffiti – Virtual Reality Event

February 1 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons
Free

Virtual Reality Event with Marc-Andre Renaud

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Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers

February 3 @ 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 11:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until March 2, 2020

| St John’s United Church, Sechelt

1st Monday each month. Doors at 11:30, library open until 12:25. Different program each month. Meetings end at around 3:00; bring your lunch, and something to knit.

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Art Exhibition: M Spira, 2020

February 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Feb 6 - Mar 8, 2020
| Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt

Opening Reception: Sunday, February 9, 2-4 Meet the Artist: Sunday, February 16, 2-4 Maurice Spira is a provocateur, and his works are unapologetic criticisms of totalitarianism, conformity and corporate capitalism. Perhaps this is why the work is so compelling – their politics, humour and subjects are rarely found in contemporary art today. His work raises important questions about how past atrocities connect to the present and how art can be a language and tool to draw connections between them.

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Documenting Your Work

February 6 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 20, 2020

$40 – $50

3 Thursdays, Pre-Registration Required, Max 6 per session. No drop-ins. February 6, 13, 20; 4-7pm Cost: $40/person (member); $50/person (non-member) Instructor: Simon Levin Register by January 30 to secure your spot. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a professional artist while leaving with a series of professional images of your work. This hand-on workshop will demonstrate best practices for lighting, scale and orientation. Documenting your work is one of the most important parts of being able to communicate…

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Reading Series: TBA

February 8 @ 7:30 pm | Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt

Sadly Lindsay Wong had to cancel. Watch for new author to be announced. By Donation

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Off the Page play reading

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons

In Lowest Common Denominator by Dave Deveau, Harmony is trying to get back on her feet post-divorce, and ends up on a blissful, booze-filled date with Peter, an insurance salesman. But when she walks in on her seventeen year old son Trevor kissing him it unleashes something powerful and sacred in her. Their three lives are set in motion – perpetually intertwined. Lowest Common Denominator explores the often-controversial world of intergenerational relationships and unleashes the darkness that exists just underneath…

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Opening Reception: M Spira, 2020

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Free

Maurice Spira is a provocateur, and his works are unapologetic criticisms of totalitarianism, conformity and corporate capitalism. Perhaps this is why the work is so compelling – their politics, humour and subjects are rarely found in contemporary art today. His work raises important questions about how past atrocities connect to the present and how art can be a language and tool to draw connections between them. Show ends March 8th

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