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March 2020

Off the Page play reading

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons

HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED, by local, nationally award-winning playwright David King, will be the final reading of the season for the Off The Page play reading series. ThIs clever comedy, about a recently widowed man, his sister, and their long time friend, is set in Gibsons 5 years in the future. The readings are always entertaining, but if you live in Gibsons, How Things Have Changed is sure to strike a chord. (How WILL things have changed?) This month’s actors…

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Opening Reception: Mehran Modarres Sadeghi

March 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Free

Iranian artist, Mehran Modarres Sadeghi, presents two series of works: Thread and Ma Miaeem va Miravim (We Come and Go). Both series speak to her life in Iran. Come view this important exhibition about Iranian art and culture. Show runs to April 12th.

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2020 Travel Sketching: Fuss-free, Indelible Memories

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons
$100

Sketching workshop with Hiroshi Shimazaki

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Meet the Artist: Mehran Modarres Sadeghi

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Free

Iranian artist, Mehran Modarres Sadeghi, presents two series of works: Thread and Ma Miaeem va Miravim (We Come and Go). Both series speak to her life in Iran. Come view this important exhibition about Iranian art and culture. Show runs to April 12th.

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PR – Opening Reception: Giovanni (Rabideye) Spezzacatena: “Itch, Meet Scratch”

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Malaspina Exhibition Centre VIU, Powell River

Recent highly textural abstracts in mixed media/encaustics on wood panel, that evoke architecture, forces of nature, and chipped, faded cartoon illustrations. Artist/illustrator known also as Rabideye.com mixes vibrant color, found materials, strong quasi-geometric shapes/ lines, as well as text in his third solo show at VIU. Meet the artist at the opening on March 26. Work on display Mon-Fri 8am-8pm at Vancouver Island University Powell River campus until April 24, 2020. Most works will be for sale.

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April 2020

Art Auction of hand-painted Children’s Chairs

April 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons

A fundraiser for Sunshine Coast Grandmothers and Grandothers for the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support African Grandmothers raising their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS. Local artists have painted a variety of childrens sized chairs as works of art (that can be sat upon) to be auctioned by Ed Hill. Also to be auctioned: Framed print by Motoko; SC Experience Pkg ($1000); Seymour Mountain Snow Fun poackages ($1200). Chairs will be on exhibition during 'Shout Out!' 2020 Youth Art Exhibition Mar 12-Apr…

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Opening Reception: Pour Your Heart Out

April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, Madeira Park
Free

The challenge for this collection was for each artist to use an acrylic pour as inspiration to create a textile/fibre art piece, measuring 18 inches by 24 inches. Smaller complementary pieces could also accompany the artist’s main entry. Participating Artists Hennie Aikman June Boyle Brenda Caswell Karen Caswell Margaret Kelly Gayle Lobban Pippa Moore Karrie Phelps Jesse Schut Gail Tellett

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Reading Series: Alicia Elliott

April 4 @ 7:30 pm | Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt

Alicia is a Tuscarora writer living in Brantford, Ontario.  With her essay A Mind Spread Out On The Ground she made her mark as an author, and in 2018 won the ABC Taylor Emerging Writer Award.  In 2019 her first collection of essays, bearing the title of that first essay, appeared and was shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Award for Nonfiction.  A review describes it as: “A bold and profound meditation on trauma, legacy, oppression and racism in…

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Master Weaver Course: Level One

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until April 13, 2020

| FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, Madeira Park
$1,100

April 8 - 13. FibreWorks is pleased to be in partnership with Olds College in hosting the Master Weaver & Master Spinner Certificate Programs. The foundation class for the Artisan designation of the Master Weaver Program. It provides the basis for an ongoing exploration into weave structures, colour & design, and focuses on refining skills with materials and equipment.

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Master Weaver Course: Level Two

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until April 20, 2020

| FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, Madeira Park
$1,100

April 15 - 20. FibreWorks is pleased to be in partnership with Olds College in hosting the Master Weaver & Master Spinner Certificate Programs. LEVEL TWO: Successful completion of the previous level is required to continue in the program. These studies expand on knowledge and skill gained from working through the coursework and assignments of Level I.

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Master Spinner Course: Level One

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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April 22-27
| FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, Madeira Park
$200

April 22 - 27. FibreWorks is pleased to be in partnership with Olds College in hosting the Master Weaver & Master Spinner Certificate Programs. The Master Spinner program consists of six progressive levels of classroom and independent study involving skill development, research studies and project assignments in the area of hand spinning of all major types of fibres, yarns and the end use of the spun yarns. At all levels, students are evaluated on the basis of written assignments, practical…

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May 2020

Opening Reception: Shifting Landscapes

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, Madeira Park
Free

This exhibition features four internationally known, award winning artists who work in a wide variety of media and styles. Inspired by nature and their West Coast surroundings they have created works which pay homage to textile traditions while each establishing their own unique, contemporary style. “Art is art, nature is nature, you cannot improve upon it.” Emily Carr Anni Hunt | Kaija Rautiainen | Michelle Sirois-Silver | Catherine Nicholls

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Coats of Paint Wearable Fashion Show

May 23 @ 12:00 am

Details to come.

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June 2020

Extreme Warp Makeover with Robyn Spadey

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until June 12, 2020

| FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, Madeira Park
$350

June 11 - 12. Hate to warp, but love to weave? Want more versatility from a single warp? Then this is a workshop for you! In this workshop, participants will warp their loom with their choice of one of three four-shaft threadings and perform an extreme makeover and weave it many different ways . . . from twill, lace, and overshot to swivel, corduroy, deflected weft, and double-faced. At the same time, participants are presented with the basics of different…

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Taming of the Hue – Techniques and Strategies for Understanding and Exploring Color with Robyn Spadey

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, Madeira Park
$175

Color can feel like an ominous world to enter. What seems like second nature to some can be a vast sphere of uncertainty to others. The good news is it doesn’t have to be that way. In this workshop, participants will explore a variety of tools. techniques, and strategies to assist them in exploring different ways of incorporating colour into their projects and give them more confidence in discovering new colour horizons. Little is required to bring . . .…

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PR – Art Exhibition: What the Plus (+) Group Art Show

June 20 @ 5:00 pm - July 26 @ 8:00 pm | The Art Centre, Powell River
Free

On display until July 26, 2020. Exploding the Gradients of Gender + Sexuality through the Arts on the BC Coast Featuring emerging and established LGBTQ2+ (and allied) artists who identify across the gender/sexual spectrum from within 50 miles of Powell River ( qathet Regional District, and BC Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands), on the theme of "Gradients" CALL FOR INTEREST deadline March 9, 2020! Artists or groups may info at http://whattheplus.wordpress.com Opening in Powell River at The Art…

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Opening Reception: “connected”

June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, Madeira Park
Free

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... come and explore them

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July 2020

Gibsons School of the Arts Workshops

July 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, repeating until August 24, 2020

| Gibsons School of the Arts, Gibsons

for painters - taught by professional artists who are experienced instructors. Improve your artistic abilities by enrolling in one of six summer workshops for painters at the Gibsons School of the Arts on the scenic Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, Canada. Classes vary in length from 4 to 5 days and starting on different days of the week. Fees are adjusted to reflect the length of the workshop. For a complete list of dates, instructors and prices visit their site gibsonsartschool.net

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The Contemplative Stitch: Boro with Wendy Drummond

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, Madeira Park
$125

Slowing down the production, reconnecting the creative. The Contemplative Stitch – Boro class introduces participants to a Japanese form of stitching and textiles that traditionally was referred to as “mended or patched cloth”, a skill that was necessary in keeping clothing functional and warm. Today, however, Boro has been elevated to an art form that can be functional, decorative and story-filled. You will enjoy the journey through the history and practice of Boro and its application of stitch. Perfect for…

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August 2020

Opening Reception: Theme & Variation

August 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, Madeira Park

A solo show by Jean Curry “Theme and Variation is a form of musical composition that begins with a main melody (theme) that is altered or changed in some way throughout the piece. These alterations are called ‘variations’. When working in a series, an artist can also take a theme (image/concept) and use variations of it throughout a body of work. Music and art are intertwined in my life. I am a choral singer. I am a fibre artist. Both…

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5th Annual Rogue Fest

August 21 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on August 22, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on August 23, 2020 at 10:00 am

| Clarke Farm, Wilson Creek, B.C.

Friday 5-11pm; Saturday 10am-11pm; Sunday  10am-5pm. A 3 day outdoor festival where you can immerse yourself in non-stop, genre-crossing music, art, and more. Discover your new favourite band, find inspiration in the Rogue Art Gallery, learn cool new things at rural-living focused workshops, all while checking out funky vendors, interactive installations, our super one-of-a-kind Human Foosball (we know, right?!?!), creative demonstrations, on-site camping, and delicious food and libations on the idyllic, family-run Clarke Farm on the gorgeous Sunshine Coast of…

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The Serendipitous Bundle. Eco Printed Scarves with Trisha Joel

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, Madeira Park
$125

This experimental journey begins with looking at which botanical materials print well in close contact with silk and merino wool… and what effect different natural dyes offer. There will be the choice of creating a unique silk scarf or a merino shawl. Part of this exploration will look also at the occasional beautiful marks left on the paper used in the process after the fun of unrolling our bundles. The further step of over-dyeing with indigo will be demonstrated. All…

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September 2020

Opening Reception: A Sense of Place

September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | FibreWorks Studio & Gallery, Madeira Park

What is a sense of place? In our art practice, we are influenced by our environment and our experiences. We were born and raised in Southern Manitoba and the influences of our Mennonite heritage and prairie environment have always been a steady thread in our work. Our art always reflects our love of colour and texture and is expressed in a variety of fibre art media. Our heritage influences our work ethic and our desire to surround ourselves with beauty…

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October 2020

SUNSHINE COAST ART CRAWL 2020

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 25, 2020

| Sunshine Coast, Langdale to Earl’s Cove
Free

October 23-25 2020, 10am-5pm each day with Special Openings happening on Fri from 7 to 9pm. The Art Crawl offers Crawler along the Sunshine Coast Hwy visiting galleries and art studios, from Earls Cove and Langdale to Earl's Cove. Experience the vibrant arts and culture community of the Sunshine Coast -- and maybe even take a little something special home with you.

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