Sunshine Coast Canada
Arts, Heritage + Culture
Non-profit Society Network

Opening Reception: A Sense of Place

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 and function.
This collection of textile/fibre art reflects our interpretation of the world around and within us.
Y. Stowell & M. Wiebe

Opening Reception: Theme & Variation

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 are very process oriented methods of creating and use problem solving skills.

Art Exhibition: Joy: For the Joy of It

Daily from Jul 9 – Aug 9. 11am to 4pm. Five artists (Greta Guzek, Motoko, Jen Drysdale, Kirsten Guzek and Josefa Fritz Barham) explore the theme of Joy. “In the muddy waters of humanity, the arts often choose to express sorrow over joy, disaster over achievement, malice over goodwill. Though opposites amplify each other, we wonder if it is harder to find symbols or marks of joy. We have hope that at the core, whether quiet or radiant, life and every expression of it, is joyful; and during these Covid times staying in touch with our positive energies is imperative!”

Opening Reception: “connected” POSTPONED

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

Coast Raven Design Studio Re-Opens

We have set up tables and wall panels to display our Jewelry and Woodcarvings outside and undercover, in the front of our studio in Davis Bay. Presently open from 10:30am-3:33pm, Wednesday to Sunday. Phone 604 885 7131 to make apt. outside of hours listed or for more information. Thank you, Artie and Richard.

Opening Reception: Shifting Landscapes – CANCELLED

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

Opportunity: Call for Exhibition Proposals, 2021/22

Deadline June 30, 2020. We welcome proposals each year for the Doris Crowston Gallery at the Sechelt Art Centre. We encourage proposals for exhibitions and artwork that will challenge visitors, provoke conversation and connect to pressing concerns of our time. More information here.

Opening Reception: Pour Your Heart Out – GALLERY CLOSED

Until further notice. 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

Opening Reception: Shout Out! 2020 Youth Art Exhibition – CANCELLED

Youth art, loud and proud, returns to the walls of the Gibsons Public Art Gallery (GPAG). This exhibition features the works of art produced by children and youth from around the Sunshine Coast.

Artists from ages 2 – 18 are invited to submit up to two pieces of artwork in any medium on any theme or subject. There is no judgment or jury, every applicant who submits is assured of having at least one piece of art included in the exhibition.

Exhibition ends April 5.

Coast Raven Design Studio Celabrating 50 years, 1970-2020

To celebrate their 50 years of successful business, Coast Raven Design Studio in Davis Bay is having a one day sale, Saturday, March 14/20, from 10 am to 5 pm. Don’t miss it, everything will be 10% to 40% off!….next sale, March 2070.

Art Exhibition: Shout Out! 2020 Youth – GALLERY CLOSED to April 7th

Youth art, loud and proud, returns to the walls of the Gibsons Public Art Gallery (GPAG). This exhibition features the works of art produced by children and youth from around the Sunshine Coast.

Artists from ages 2 – 18 are invited to submit up to two pieces of artwork in any medium on any theme or subject. There is no judgment or jury, every applicant who submits is assured of having at least one piece of art included in the exhibition.

Opening Reception: March Feature Artist: Carylann

Vancouver’s Carylann Loeppky is a fine art painter. Her compelling portraits and figurative paintings focus on the feminine form, charm and illusions.
Inspired by 17th century french court painters and 20th century french surrealists, Loeppky draws on classical techniques to bring the canvas to life. Her figures haunt you with their gaze, please you with their poses and bewilder you with their secrets.

Artist Talk

Marlene Lowden invites you to join her for an artist talk about her series called a “Blind Contour Homage.” The work is a celebration of Canadian female artists. Many of these women are significantly under-recognized in the Canadian art canon. Marlene has studied artists from several regions, each with diverse cultural heritages and will share some of the fascinating stories that she has learned about them.

Blind Contour Drawing Workshop (FREE)

This is a FREE 1 hour workshop to introduce you to blind contour drawing. Drawing is a skill set that we can all learn and this technique is a path to drawing with more confidence. It is easy to learn and very relaxing! No drawing experience necessary and this workshop is available to kids 10 years and up if they are accompanied by an adult. You must register in advance as there is limited seating. Please contact Marlene Lowden at marlenelowden@gmail.com to register.

Oliver Swain with Deanna Knight @ the kube

Oliver Swain returns to the Sunshine Coast to help kick off Music @ the kube in 2020…..a new space for live music exploration. Deanna will share a short opening set of her original songs and they will be sure to combine their efforts for something unique and special too.

$15 advance tickets @ the kube
$20 tickets @ the door
#104 – 875 Gibsons Way ~ 778-462-2055 ~ Limited seating
Light snacks and refreshments served by the kube

7:30 doors
8pm concert

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