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Meet the Artists | Tam Harrington & Linda Suffidy

Meet the artists Tam Harrington (Fashion, A Complex Relationship) and Linda Suffidy (Strata) Saturday February 17th from 2 pm – 4 pm. We hope you will join us for conversation and light refreshments. All are welcome!

Tam Harrington is an artist and educator living on the Sunshine Coast. She is a transdisciplinary artist whose practice includes installation art, research, collaboration, assemblage sculpture and painting, drawing, photography, ephemeral art, fiber arts, and performance.

Linda Suffidy is a Vancouver based artist who has exhibited throughout the lower mainland, in Edmonton, Kelowna, Bulgaria, and Dubai. The enormity of time past and contemplating the countless generations of life that have come into being are themes explored in Suffidy’s artistic practice.

Art Exhibition: TAM HARRINGTON | Fashion, A Complex Relationship

Illustrating the complex relationship between fashion and women’s oppression, exploitation, and empowerment, local artist Tam Harrington uses recycled metal and plastics to create wearable metal art and sculptures. Each piece in this exhibition portrays a time period or a woman that influenced the artist and contributed to the empowerment of all women. All sculptures and wearable metal art are made from recycled or found metal or plastic items that are traditionally associated with the feminine.

Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, Feb. 17th, 2pm – 4pm for conversation and light refreshments. All are welcome!

FREE Clothing Exchange

Have clothes you or your family no longer wear? Time for something new in your wardrobe? Drop off your gently-used, good condition adult items (no footwear) from 10 am to noon on June 23, then browse and take free clothing 1 pm to 4:30 pm.
Drop in, no registration. Free, in person only. No early drop-offs or browsing, please.

Dusk launch party – a Uni Design and Everlea Collaboration

A collaboration between local creative businesses, Uni Design and Everlea Yarn co. Dusk is a collection of luxury silk garments inspired by the early night sky; specifically, that moment when the softest colours cover everything around you. Designed and made by Uni Design with luxurious silk fabrics which have been dyed and printed with plants by Janna Maria at Everlea Yarn co, this small collection of one-of-a-kind wearables is profoundly original.

Join us for the Dusk launch party, with refreshments and treats at Redecor + Design in Sechelt, on Friday June 23rd from 2pm-8pm.

Art Exhibition: Slow Fashion + Climate Action with FibreWorks Society

April 21 – May 13, 2023

Slow Fashion + Climate Action
With FibreWorks Society
Featuring the work of Amber Freidman, Ann Harmer, Catherine Nicholls, Natalie Grambow, Sandy Buck, and Wendy Drummond

Opening Reception: Friday April 21st at 5PM

Slow Fashion is about reducing textile waste, loving and caring for our clothes, and finding ways to make them say who we are and what we believe in.

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is partnering with FibreWorks Society in presenting the second year of “Slow Fashion + Climate Action”. This exhibition showcases local artists’ work, that focuses on developing practical up-cycling and repurposing techniques applied to clothing and textiles.

This project is made possible by funding through the Sunshine Coast Foundation.

Kids Camps: Exploring Textiles

July 18– 20, 2022 | Monday – Wednesday; 10 – 3pm

Ages: 8-13, Max 12 participants

Instructor: Natalie Grambow

Cost: $140/$180 (Member/Non-Member)

This year we are delighted to offer 3 kid’s summer workshops, each combining art making with outdoor exploration.  In the morning participants learn to weave, collage or paint led by a senior artist/teacher. In the afternoon, walks and discussions take over as we explore natural spaces near the Art Centre. Workshops run 10:00 – 3:00 each day, with a break provided for lunch. Participants must bring their own lunch, a water bottle and a mask if needed for any indoor activities.

Kids Camps: Exploring Textiles

July 18– 20, 2022 | Monday – Wednesday; 10 – 3pm

Ages: 8-13, Max 12 participants

Instructor: Natalie Grambow

Cost: $140/$180 (Member/Non-Member)

This year we are delighted to offer 3 kid’s summer workshops, each combining art making with outdoor exploration.  In the morning participants learn to weave, collage or paint led by a senior artist/teacher. In the afternoon, walks and discussions take over as we explore natural spaces near the Art Centre. Workshops run 10:00 – 3:00 each day, with a break provided for lunch. Participants must bring their own lunch, a water bottle and a mask if needed for any indoor activities.

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