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Artist Exhibition: Banner Project 2020

The Cowrie Street Banner Project began in 1994 as a joint venture between the Sechelt Chamber of Commerce and the Sunshine Coast Arts Council. In approximately 2003, the priorities of the Chamber of Commerce changed, and the project is now sponsored entirely by the Sunshine Coast Arts Council. From 1994–2014 the banners decorated Sechelt’s Cowrie and Wharf streets. As of 2014, the banners are hung in Sechelt’s Civic Square creating their own outdoor gallery.

Art Exhibition: 2020 Young Artists Awards

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council supports the young artists in our community. The Young People’s Own Show exhibits work created in our local schools and is also open to youth who create art independently. We are proud to continue the annual Young Artists Awards which was initiated in 1988. Over the years we have seen our participants in these exhibitions go on to higher education and careers in the arts.

Art Exhibition: Lucas Kratochwil, “Immersion in Nature”

July 17-August 16. The exhibition seeks to bring back the attention of the viewer toward nature and remind us we are here only as visitors and it is our responsibility to take care of this planet. These paintings aim to have viewers feel immersed in nature, struck, non-existing, in complete awe, and at peace.

Artist Talk: Veronica Trujillo and Lucas Kratochwil

Join exhibiting artists Veronica Trujillo and Lucas Kratochwil for a discussion on their practices and approach to painting. While remarkably different in their final form both artists are driven by a curiosity to express the natural world around them.

A zoom link will be provided to you 48 hours before the Artist Talk here.

Art Exhibition: Veronica Trujilo, Forest Skin

July 17-August 16. Forest Skin is an exhibition of work by Squamish-based artist Veronica Trujillo.

Forest Skin was born between thoughts and daily walks as an exercise in approaching the environment and its community where she currently lives. Starting from the notion of exploring the human-landscape interaction through painting. The landscape observes us with an external face that has been formed with the time. Not only naturally but also by the uninterrupted human persistence.

Performing Flux Closing Performances

Max 8 people in the gallery, livestreamed on SCAC’s Facebook Page

Join exhibiting artist Romi Kim for 2 closing performances in conjunction with their current exhibition Performing Flux which is on view at the Art Centre.

Artists Craig Cochrane and Jan Legault will also be in attendance, giving you an opportunity to meet and speak with them about the work.

Opportunity: Assistant Arts Administrator

Deadline to apply August 3, 2020. The Sunshine Coast Arts Council invites applications for a part-time, permanent role of Assistant Arts Administrator. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who has a passion for the role of art and culture in our society, and who is excited to work in a busy and collaborative environment.

More information or to apply: sunshinecoastartscouncil.com/scac-employment/

4-Week Online Landscape Painting Workshop

to July 11. Lucas Kratochwil will teach a 4-week online painting workshop, to teach you how to paint realistic landscapes, from the comfort of your home, anywhere in the world! He’ll share with you, step by step, his methods & techniques, and the complete process from setting up your studio and getting the right supplies, to completing a landscape painting of your own.

Plus Lucas will host a weekly, live, online video conference session where he’ll teach each module and demonstrate it. You will be able to follow along from your home, paint together with Lucas guiding you Live and ask questions. (Don’t worry if you miss a session. They will be recorded and available for you to watch online up to 3 months after the workshop!)

ARTIST TALK Online : : Romi Kim, Marilyn Marshall Jan Legault and Craig Cochrane (Moderator: Anna Nobile)

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council invites you to join an online discussion with artists in our upcoming exhibition “Performing Flux”, with works by artists Romi Kim, Marilyn Marshall, Jan Legault and Craig Cochrane. As the fifth anniversary of the Sunshine Coast’s LGBTQ2+ art show, the works in photography, video and painting and explore issues of gender, identity, and sexuality. Capturing for a moment in time what is in a perpetual state of flux, the works have a wonderful resonance for the pauses, suspensions and changes we are all experiencing during the pandemic.

Doris Crowston Gallery Now Open

Following recommendations and guidelines of BC’s Restart Plan, we have reopened Wed-Sun 12-4pm.  Current Exhibition: Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi. While we are delighted to reopen our doors and share our exciting current and upcoming exhibitions, the SCAC will adhere to strict cleaning and distancing guidelines. Here are some key things to keep in mind:
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Wrapping + 3D Drawing: Skills for Solitude Online Workshop #4

Free! Register to get the access information; 10 participants maximum

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/skills-for-solitude-online-workshop-wrapping-or-3d-drawing-tickets-104464722798

Last of the Skills for Solitude is a series. Open to any skill level and are meant to be a fun and creative way to keep connected during Covid-19.

You need to have access to a computer with video and sound, and a stable internet connection. Zoom also works with a smartphone or tablet. We encourage you to sign up early so that you can test out the link to make sure it works well for you.

Artists Books: Skills for Solitude Online Workshop #3

Free! Register to get the access information; 10 participants maximum

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/skills-for-solitude-online-workshop-botanical-drawing-tickets-104464213274

Third of the Skills for Solitude is a series. These workshops are open to any skill level and are meant to be a fun and creative way to keep connected during Covid-19.

You need to have access to a computer with video and sound, and a stable internet connection. Zoom also works with a smartphone or tablet. We encourage you to sign up early so that you can test out the link to make sure it works well for you.

Artists Books: Skills for Solitude Online Workshop #2

Free! Register to get the access information; 10 participants maximum

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/skills-for-solitude-online-workshop-artists-books-tickets-104462819104

Second of the Skills for Solitude is a series. Open to any skill level and are meant to be a fun and creative way to keep connected during Covid-19.

You need to have access to a computer with video and sound, and a stable internet connection. Zoom also works with a smartphone or tablet. We encourage you to sign up early so that you can test out the link to make sure it works well for you.

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.

Reading Series: Alicia Elliott – CANCELLED

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 North America.

Admission by donation.

An evening with “Dear Evelyn”‘s author Kathy Page – CANCELLED

Literary Readings on the Coast presents Kathy Page, author of eight novels and shorts story collections, including “Dear Evelyn”winner of the 2018 Rogers Writers’ Trust Award for Fiction, about a seventy-year marriage between incompatible partners. The UK Guardian describes it as “a love story, a coming-of-age story, and a brilliantly evocative sketch of Britain in the 20th century.” This literary event is sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Arts Council. Admission by donation.

Film Screening: Following the Ninth

A documentary film about the global impact of Beethoven’s final symphony. Written in 1824, near the end of Beethoven’s life, the Ninth Symphony was composed by a man with little to be thankful for.

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