Sunshine Coast Canada
Arts, Heritage + Culture
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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.

Opening Reception: “connected”

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

Opening Reception: Shifting Landscapes

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

Mehran Modarres Sadeghi

March 12 – April 12, 2020
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 15, 2-4
Meet the Artist: Sunday, March 22, 2-4

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.

Opening Reception: Pour Your Heart Out

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: March Feature Artist: Carylann Loeppky

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 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

Opening Reception: The Eleventh Hour

Emerging artists Zac Harding (16yrs) inspired by street art, animation, the great outdoors and quirky characters & Bela Ord (18 yrs) artist who uses pens, pastels and wood pencils to draw oddly charming, other worldly creatures. Live music by ‘Anagram’, Anna Lumiere & Graham Ord.

Winter Intention Gathering.

Intention Gathering is back for its 21st year of magic, bliss and community celebration! ♥

Intention is a multi-day, family friendly, participant co-created festival and retreat at the most intentional time of year.


For more information, please go to . Much more information will be available there in the next few weeks.

Young Peoples Art Show: The Banner Project and Young Artists Awards Exhibition

November 27 – Dec 14 at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre

This art exhibition brings together young people from the Banner Project and the Young Artists Awards to showcase young peoples art on the Sunshine Coast. Support these artists and spend enjoyable time in the world of young people.

For more information about the Banner Project and Young Artists Awards, go to and…/

Opening Reception for Power Of Paint: Nine Equal Artists

Small but snappy, with a variety of styles we put together this collection of artwork in the hope to entice and warm your sensibilities through to the winter solstice. Show runs to January 2nd

The artists are: Morley Baker, Josefa Fritz Barham, Todd Clark, Greta Guzek, Carol LaFave, Kim LaFave, Ian MacLeod, Cindy Riach, Nadina Tandy

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