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February 2020

Reading Series: cancelled

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

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

February 9 @ 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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Valentine’s Day Rock painting

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Seaside Centre, Sechelt

Come paint some rocks for your loved ones! Nurit of Rockin'deed will be there with all the supplies you need! Special patterns available or make your own! Some amazing local vendors will be there with everything you need for a wonderful winter Sunday!

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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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Opening Reception: NINA MUSSELLAM: Explorations in Fibre Arts

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Malaspina Exhibition Centre VIU, Powell River
Free

Nina and her family have lived in Powell River since 1978, and she has been working with textiles as an art form since the early 1980’s. She has explored many styles and media in quilts and has worked tirelessly in the community to elevate quilts above hobby status to a respected textile art form. In this series she explores the use of scraps and colour. Our modern textile industries make a profoundly negative impact on our environment with the enormous…

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School of Music Coffee House

February 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Pender Harbour School of Music, Madeira Park
$10

Presented monthly in our intimate waterfront theater, with professional sound and lights Coffee, tea, delicious desserts available Featuring: Anna Lumiere (voice, piano); Noah Ord + Anna (vocals+instrumentals); Raven (Jay Burnham, bass; Lorenzo); Shine (Duo - piano + vocals)

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Follow Your Bliss Watercolour Paint Day/Night

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Home Studio, Sechelt BC
$40.00

10 am - 1 pm or 6 pm - 9 pm. Come paint loose transparent watercolors with Carol-Anne Almquist, $40 includes supplies and a beverage. Small classes in my home studio.

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Opening Reception: Blind Contour Homage/Veil/What Lies Beneath

February 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons
Free

'Blind Contour Homage' (oils) by Marlene Lowden, 'Veil' (sculpture) by Lucja Barker and 'What Lies Beneath' (pastels) by Louise Valentine. Exhibition closes Sunday March 8.

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Saturday Live Music

February 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2020

| Gibsons Public Market, Gibsons
Free

Join us every Saturday in The Atrium from 2:30 -4:30 pm for live music.

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Follow your Bliss Watercolour Paint Day/Night

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Home Studio, Sechelt BC
$40.00

Come paint loose transparent watercolors with Carol-Anne Almquist in my home studio. $40 includes all supplies and a beverage.

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Mark of the Hand Studio

February 16 @ 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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Meet the Artist: M Spira, 2020

February 16 @ 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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Art Exhibition: Blind Contour Homage/Veil/What Lies Beneath

February 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 8, 2020

| Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons
Free

Exhibitions: 'Blind Contour Homage' (oils) by Marlene Lowden, 'Veil' (sculpture) by Lucja Barker and 'What Lies Beneath' (pastels) by Louise Valentine. Opening reception: Saturday Feb 15, 2pm-4pm

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Life Drawing in Sechelt Sunshine Coast Arts Council

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Tuesdays to April 28
| Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
$15

2020 Life drawing in Sechelt every Tuesday to April 28th. $15 from 10 till 1 under the big natural skylight. Poses start with one minute poses then we work up to final 2 poses of 30 minutes each, half hour lunch break at 11:25. Bring a small drop cloth if you use anything messy. All drawing levels are welcomed, easels, chairs, drawing boards provided.

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Art Exhibition: PR – Nina Mussellam: Explorations in Fibre

February 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until March 24, 2020

| Malaspina Exhibition Centre VIU, Powell River
Free

to March 24th. Nina has been working with textiles as an art form since the early 1980’s. She has explored many styles and media in quilts and has worked tirelessly in the community to elevate quilts above hobby status to a respected textile art form. In this series she explores the use of scraps and colour. Our modern textile industries make a profoundly negative impact on our environment with the enormous amounts of pollution created when flushing chemicals and dyes…

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Art Exhibition: The Retrospective Show

February 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 29, 2020

| Gibsons Public Market, Gibsons
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to February 29th. 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: M Spira, 2020

February 19 @ 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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PR – Art Exhibition: Luke Ramsey with Max Chiasson

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating until March 7, 2020

| 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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Creatives on the Coast

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm | GPAG, Gibsons
free

Monthly meetings for connecting with creatives in our community. Open to all. This month we're going on a field trip to the GPAG. Marlene Lowden will be giving a talk while we view her latest collection. We'll continue our meeting at Tapworks afterward.

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Opportunity: Sketching Ireland with Hiroshi Shimazaki, June 2020

February 19 @ 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until March 10, 2020

Registration deadline with deposit NOW March 10, 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

February 19 @ 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 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: Grants for Registered Charities

February 19 @ 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2020

Free

Sunshine Coast Community Foundation is pleased to invite grants for its 2020 Grants Program. The deadline for Letters of Intent is 5:00 PM on February 28, 2020. Grants of up to $7,500 are available for projects that support a variety of community needs. Grants of up to $40,000 for up to three years are available for initiatives that address housing affordability, food security, and mental health and addiction services. Visit the Foundation's web site for more information and instructions for…

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Opportunity: Call for LGBTQ2+ Artists

February 19 @ 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 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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