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Shrink Your Carbon Footprint: A free webinar

Offered up by the 2 Degree Institute, this free and timely webinar will measure your carbon footprint and will provide tips to reduce it. Presentation by Norman Gleadow, resident of Robert’s Creek who along with his wife Julie, reduced their carbon dioxide footprint by 7 metric tonnes per year by making lifestyle changes. Dr. Chris Jones, UC Berkeley will conduct an interactive presentation using the Berkeley carbon calculator and walk us through how to calculate our own carbon footprints. Bring your questions for the 30 min Q & A moderated by Lee-Ann Ennis.

PR – What the Plus (+) LGBT2QS+ Arts Festival

Tues, Thur, Sat, July 22-August 7, 2021 (12am-5pm). WHAT THE PLUS (+) Arts Festival
Group LGBTQ2S+ Art Exhibition, Artist talk, Writers Workshop + Zine
2021 Theme: Creative Self Portraits
Powell River, BC

Moving beyond our inaugural LGBTQ2S+ art festival in 2020, where we focused on the gradient implications of the ‘+’ within LGBTQ2S+, our ‘Creative Self Portraits ~Beyond the Selfie’ themed show this year celebrates the queer self-portrait, as a way to further develop our local LGBTQS2+ conversation, as we strive toward greater queer visibility and understanding in our community. 14+ artists presenting multiple works

PR – LGTBQ+ Memoir Workshop: How to Write the Self, When the Self Is in Flux

Workshop Description (RSVP required!)
LGTBQ+ Memoir Workshop: How to Write the Self, When the Self Is in Flux
Duration: 2 hours (2pm-4pm)
Location: The Art Centre qathet Public Art Gallery
215 – 6975 Alberni Street Powell River, BC, Canada V8A 2B8
andrea bennett will give tips and tricks about how to research and write memoir as a queer person, even if—or especially if—one’s self-conception has changed over the course of one’s life. We’ll begin with a writing exercise, talk about some techniques for researching and writing

PR – What the Plus Opening Speaker Event with Prashant Miranda (intro by Koosen Devin Pielle)

Opening evening Thursday, July 22 – opens at 5:30pm : Prashant Miranda will give an artist talk on his sketchbooks as diaries.

Prashant Miranda grew up in Bangalore, studied at the National Institute of Design, India, and moved to Canada in1999. He designed children’s animated shows for TV in Toronto before moving on to pursue his passions as an artist. He spends time in the coastal rainforests on the west coast of Canada now, where he travels and documents his life through his watercolour journals, animates films, teaches visual art, illustrates children’s books and paints murals.

Artist Talk: Singular/Serial : Contemporary Monoprinting

with Greta Guzek, Jen Drysdale, Kim LaFave, Jennifer Love.  Showcasing the diverse work of a group of artists who have, in their distinctly individual styles, been exploring the possibilities inherent in using monoprinting on a gel plate as an essential element in their process. The making of a hand-pulled print adds, in its process, an extra excitement to the final artwork.

Click to register here.

Landbase/Home – Caitlin ffrench – Artist Talk

In lieu of an opening reception, join us on our Facebook Page for the opportunity to connect with the Caitlin as she shares about her process, the story of the land, inspirations and more.

Using natural materials Caitlin ffrench has built representations of her memories- mapping travels and life events into tangible objects. These works were made using the word Hiraeth as a catalyst; a longing or homesickness for a place that no longer exists.

Show runs to June 20th

Diversity in Clay: Meet the Artists

Join us for a conversation with the Sunshine Coast artists working in ceramics and clay whose new work is part of our current exhibition.

These virtual conversations will take place on Sunday, April 18th 2021 @ 2PM, each featuring a different group of artists from our upcoming Diversity in Clay exhibition. Pre-registration is required here.

Opportunity: What the Plus (+) 2021: CALL FOR LGBTQ2S+ ARTISTS – Powell River and region

Deadline April 15, 2021. This is a call for INTEREST  for local coastal LGBTQ2+ artists to participate in the 2021 What the Plus + Exhibition in Powell River, BC. This year’s theme is “Creative Self-Portrait” Free to submit your interest at www.whattheplus.wordpress.com – Seeking 6-10 or so dedicated artists working in any medium to present up to 3 works each in July/August 2021 in Powell River, BC. see details on site and email whattheplusart@gmail.com

Artist Talk – Three, Two, One – Create

We are hosting a Virtual Artist Talk in lieu of an opening reception for our Opening Show of the 2021 season. Join us on Facebook Live to talk with Coreen Zerr, Krista & Don Zeghers about their show, their process and more ..

Diversity in Clay: Meet the Artists

Join us for a conversation with the Sunshine Coast artists working in ceramics and clay whose new work is part of our current exhibition.

These virtual conversations will take place on Sunday, March 21st 2021 @ 2PM and Sunday, April 18th 2021 @ 2PM, each featuring a different group of artists from our upcoming Diversity in Clay exhibition. Pre-registration is required here.

Capilano Universe Lecture Series: Travelling to Save the World’s Gastronomical Traditions

Speaker: Nazmi Kamal
Learn more about how the industrialization of the world’s food systems in the 20th century has propelled us into an era of convenience and comfort never seen before. This has threatened food sources and traditions while also endangering food sovereignty and indigenous foodways all across the globe. In this session, we will explore how your personal decisions as a tourist can contribute to the regeneration of local foodways and slow food movement, protection of the environment and empowerment of local communities.

Learn more  and sign up for this Zoom lecture here.

Beachcombers Advanced Toastmasters Club

Communicate and Connect in a friendly ambiance. Acknowledge, support, motivate and empower – that is our club’s mission. Whether you are striving to be a good communicator or leader, Toastmasters brings you closer to your goal. Zoom in as a guest when we meet every second Monday, 7:00-8:30 pm.

Healthy Oceans, Healthy Communities Speaker Series

Dr Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor – Promoting Healthy Oceans And Communities Through The Blue Economy – a resource economist specializing in marine systems and cross-scale development policy. He is Deputy Director of the Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Program and Research Associate at the University of British Columbia. This talk will discuss the promotion of healthy oceans and communities through the blue economy.

This is a free, VIRTUAL event that will be accessible via Zoom. More info and pre-register at https://gibsonsmarine-ed.org/speaker-series

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