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PR – Townsite Market: Urban Sketchers Meetup

Urban Sketch meetups are at 2pm on the third Saturday of the month at the Townsite Market.

If you’d like to join us, feel free! Just look for folks doodling and drawing somewhere around the market. We generally send out a meetup spot via email so if you aren’t already on the Urban Sketch email list, please sign up to the mailing list on

Meet the Artist | Hiroshi Shimazaki

Sundays to Feb 11th – 2pm – 4pm. Meet GPAG exhibiting artist Hiroshi Shimazaki (The World As I See It) to ask questions and hear about his watercolour work and process.

Shimazaki will be in attendance on Sundays throughout his exhibition from 2 pm – 4 pm to speak with visitors and answer any questions you may have. We hope you will join us!

Sunday, January 21, 2pm – 4pm
Sunday, January 28, 2pm – 4pm
Sunday, February 4, 2pm – 4pm
Sunday, February 11, 2pm – 4pm

Art Exhibition: HIROSHI SHIMAZAKI | The World As I See It

to Feb 11th. The World As I See It offers a glimpse into the mental processes of a geographer/artist practicing watercolour landscape sketching and painting for 60 years. In so doing, he has come to realize that, for him, landscape painting has much more to do with what happens in his mind than with the mechanics of “how to paint.” Defining landscape as the drama of the interplay between heaven, land, and living creatures, Shimazaki here presents some five dozen paintings on a variety of papers and watercolour canvas and 72 original sketches. The arrangement of the paintings with accompanying texts offers five windows into the artist’s mind: why he painted, where he painted, when he painted, what he painted, and how he painted.

TANNIS HOPKINS| Deep Connections: Daughter, Father, and Hopkins Landing

In this exhibition Tannis Hopkins presents a body of her own work that pays tribute to Hopkins Landing history, her family, and her father as well as selections from the legacy of art her late father Don Hopkins left behind. She asks how we can keep meaningful connections alive and questions what drives us to search for a sense of place and belonging. She celebrates the beauty in everyday moments and the meaningful parts of life, as well as the history of Hopkins Landing and the connection that she and her father shared through their art and their family legacy.

Tannis Hopkins is an expressive, narrative artist working primarily in oil, acrylic, watercolour, and gouache who has exhibited across the Lower Mainland. Her father is a grandson of Hopkins Landing Founder GH Hopkins.

GPAG: Travel Sketching Demonstration with Hiroshi Shimazaki

Join Hiroshi as he shares recent sketching experiences in Morocco and Chile and past field research in Japan and India, along with joyful inner journeys. Hiroshi’s brush is guided by a geographer’s mind’s eye, an artist’s skill, and a free spirit. For him the greatest teacher for landscape painting is the landscape itself. Come and see why! Free and open to all.

GPAG: Watercolour and Ink with Bruce Edwards

An exploration of colour and design, Bruce Edwards employs watercolour and ink pen to develop strong images. Explore the techniques used to combine watercolour with fine line ink pens. Bruce will demonstrate mixing colour, applying washes, dry brush techniques, and more. Free and open to all.

GPAG: Digital Painting and Drawing with Paula O’Brien

Paula will introduce us to the world of digital painting and drawing on your iPad or tablet, either with your finger or some kind of a stylus like an Apple Pencil. Digital drawing and painting can provide a level of versatility and portability that other more traditional mediums cannot. Join Paula to learn about this medium, toolkit and explore digital photo collage and digital painting. Free and open to all. Bring your iPad and draw along with Paula!

Finding Place: A Nature Journal Workshop with Lyn Baldwin

Join artist, author and botanist Lyn Baldwin for a special hands-on workshop in the nature journaling. Using a series of exercises to create a visually captivating page spread, we explore how journaling helps weave a reciprocal relationship between people and place. No previous experience required! Drawing and watercolour kits available for use in the workshop. Bring a lunch and a folding chair/stool to sit outside if weather allows.
Lyn Baldwin is an award-winning teacher and botany professor at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. She uses art and science to help cultivate care between the people and plants of place.
FREE but space is limited to 12. Register online or contact the Library.
Presented with support from Sunshine Coast Community Forest.

2nd Annual Sunshine Coast Art & Words Festival

Surround yourself in art, literary voices, and live music by the lovely sea wall. Immerse yourself in one or more of fourteen workshops for artists, photographers and writers. This August 10-13th at the Gibsons Public Market, let the magic happen again.

PR – Evelyn Kirkaldy WILD IMAGES Art Studio + Gallery

Vivid creations with a deep sense of the natural world in a variety of media. Vibrant mountain meadows, lively flower gardens, seascapes, lush rainforests and charismatic wildlife. Wild Images Gallery and Studio is located on the scenic Sunshine Coast in the Wildwood area of Powell River, at the top of the hill, en route to Lund. Workshops. Open by chance or by appointment.

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