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Art Exhibition: Transformation

Transformation – Scott Evans, Naoko Fukumaru, Conrad Sarzynick
Exhibition Dates: June 24th – August 14th, 2022
Reception + Artist Talk: Friday June 24th, 5-7PM, at the Arts Centre

Each of the artists’ work is captivated by transformation – from the physical materials employed, to the artistic and aesthetic sensibilities they are drawn to, to ideas and experiences, to details of change, to emotional metamorphosis, to mysteries of life, to social and environmental shifts, and to spiritual transformation.

Although materially distinct, their practices interact in interesting and synergistic ways, creating an interplay of aesthetics and meaning that shares common ideas and concerns.

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: Fun with Weaving

July 13– 15, 2022 | Wednesday – Friday; 10 – 3pm

Ages: 8-13, Max 12 participants

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

Instructor: Ali Casey

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: Painting with Acrylics

July 6– 8, 2022 | Wednesday – Friday; 10 – 3pm

Ages: 8-13, Max 12 participants

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

Instructor: Bruce Edwards

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.

Opening Reception + Artist Talk: Transformation

Opening Reception + Artist Talk in person at the Arts Centre: Friday June 24th, 5-7PM

Join us as artists Scott Evans, Naoko Fukumaru and Conrad Sarzynick walk us through their beautifully crafted 2D and 3D works and sculptures. Food and drinks will be provided!

Transformation
Exhibition Dates: June 24th – August 14th, 2022

Artist Exhibition: During My Life – Agnete Newman

to June 18. A retrospective that highlights a range of topics central to Agnete Newman’s experience and interests, including landscapes and nature, immigration, family, and religion/spiritual practices. It is fascinating, and at times sobering, to notice how many images connect to past experiences in the artist’s long life, and at the same time resonate deeply with crises at the forefront of our own daily news.

Art Exhibition: Journey Towards Abstraction – Cindy Riach

to June 18. On a painting trip to Alert Bay I was “gobsmacked” by the colour, texture and abstract quality of the aged and weathered fishing boats. The second push came from finding cold wax medium. This is a paste that can be added 50:50 with oil paint to give it volume then be put on with a pallet knife, scraped back and textured to imitate the textural patina and history of aged wooden boat hulls.

By moving toward abstraction, my art is more personal. Inspiration has to come from within.”

Opening Reception: Agnete Newman + Cindy Riach

This Friday, 5-7PM, is the opening reception for our newest exhibitions. There will be cake!

Join us as artists Agnete Newman and Cindy Riach walk us through their vivid artwork. Food and drinks will be available and in celebration of artist Agnete Newman’s birthday, there will be cake!

Exhibition Dates: May 20th – June 18th, 2022
During My Life – Agnete Newman
Journey Towards Abstraction – Cindy Riach

Gallery Hours:
Wed-Sun
Noon-4PM

Art Exhibition: Lost Thoughts

April 22 – May 14, 2022

Donna Balma
Lost Thoughts
Reception: Sunday April 24 at 2pm

Lost Thoughts by Donna Balma is a suite of drawings overpainted on original works done on panel and canvas. On closer inspection, the viewer can observe faint traces of previous images, which have been sanded down and obscured with paint. The original work has been brought to new life, with surreal creatures, shapes and objects from Balma’s imagination – a direct line from mind through hand.

Workshop: Mending Matters

Mending Matters Workshop (In-Person) with Catherine Nicholls

May 11th, 2022 (Wednesday) 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Free/$25 (Members/Non-Members) Maximum number of students: 12

All participants must register individually.

About this workshop:

Mending can be so much more than just patching a hole! Mending Matters will introduce students to the simple, practical skills required to repair textiles and how to turn those simple stitches into an art form that is both decorative and functional.

All materials will be supplied to create a small mending resource book and participants are encouraged to bring along a favourite clean piece of clothing or household textile they would like to mend.

Art Exhibition: Slow Fashion + Climate Action

April 22 – May 14, 2022
In partnership with Sunshine Coast Fibreshed Society

This exhibition looks at rethinking our relationship to textiles in the context of a global climate crises. Over the last few decades, we have become increasingly reliant on disposable garments and textiles; an industry whose catastrophic effects are manifested in poor labour conditions, increasing non-recyclable waste and the production of toxins and chemicals that enter into our natural systems.
The project and exhibition empowers youth to interrupt the inevitability of these systems and processes. Working within a local context, what role do youth have in raising awareness of these problems, while learning practical skills that help them begin to manifest the change they imagine?

Workshop: Mending Matters

Mending Matters Workshop (In-Person) with Catherine Nicholls

May 8th (Sunday) 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Free/$25 (Members/Non-Members) Maximum number of students: 12

All participants must register individually.
Mending can be so much more than just patching a hole! Mending Matters will introduce students to the simple, practical skills required to repair textiles and how to turn those simple stitches into an art form that is both decorative and functional.

All materials will be supplied to create a small mending resource book and participants are encouraged to bring along a favourite clean piece of clothing or household textile they would like to mend.

Artist Reception: Donna Balma – Lost Thoughts

Sunday April 24 at 2pm, Arts Centre in Sechelt.

Join us to celebrate the opening of Donna Balma’s exhibition Lost Thoughts. Amongst older drawings, included are her final body of work, a series of paintings made over the pandemic from her studio-home in Roberts Creek. Donna passed away on March 30th, 2022.

We will celebrate the wonderful, creative life-force she was, and invite you join us in sharing stories, memories and songs together. Her presence will be missed, and we hope to bring her spirit forward, and celebrate the authentic, original, outsider, singular, primitive, surreal and unique person she was.

If you would like to present or share something, please let us know with a brief email to sadira@sunshinecoastartscouncil . There will also be a chance for impromptu sharing.

Opportunity: Call for Vendors: 34th Annual Hackett Park Artisan Fair

Limited spots available and applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis so make sure to apply early!

Fair Dates: August 13th – 14th, 2022, 10AM – 4PM

This juried fair offers the finest works of local and regional artisans. This year’s fair will take place in the lower field of Hackett park, in Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast, and will feature a wide variety of artisans, artists, live music, and delicious food.

To apply: https://sunshinecoastartscouncil.com/hackettpark/

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