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Potterer Mary Clare Preston held a successful collaborative open house and sale at her Foxglove Pottery studio in Mansons Landing, BC.
She welcomed the public over two Saturdays (Dec. 10th and 17th) to appreciate and purchase the work on display, including that of two guest artists — stone carver Donna Naven and fine woodworker Hannu Huuskonen.
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“I feel that the museum should reflect the community. It helps to strengthen our identity and strengthen our sense of not only ourselves, but what we can do for one another,” said Melanie Boyle, Managing Director of the Cortes Island Museum and Archives.
One of the mottos of the museum is ‘Reflect, Celebrate, Imagine.’
Boyle explained, “I’d like to think of it as reflect on the past, imagine the future and celebrate what we have today.”
Continue reading The things that keep Cortes Island Museum going →
Originally published on March 8, 2022
David Ellingsen will be giving the residents of Cortes Island two presentations of his latest fine art photography series this year.
“I’m going to be speaking at the Cortes Island Museum and Archives AGM on the 27th. It’s a fairly short talk, probably about 45 minutes, and then some time for Q and A. So it’s not a huge amount of time. I’m going to be speaking a little bit about the ‘Falling Boundaries’ series. I also am planning on exhibiting this series, the actual prints, in the summer time,” he explained.
The exhibit will be at the Old Schoolhouse Gallery on the weekends of July 29 – 31 and August 5th-7th, 2022.
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By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca
Pre-pandemic, monthly open mic nights were a tradition on rural Cortes Island and now, the events are being revived by organizers and performers Catriona Vega and Sean Coyote.
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By Louis Belcourt, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca
Iris Steigemann, an artist and painter local to Cortes Island, has been travelling to Greenland over the course of the past decade and has distilled her experiences into a collection of paintings that she will be presenting this weekend.
Continue reading Local artist hosting art show depicting Greenland travels and the realities of climate change →