Tag Archives: Cortes Arts

Local PhD offers art education at Old Schoolhouse Art Gallery

CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

The Old Schoolhouse Art Gallery is expanding new programming beyond the regular gallery season this fall.

Kristen Scholfield-Sweet is a local with a PhD in Art Education and has been a board member for the gallery for 20 years. Scholfield-Sweet offered a four-part “Drawing in Nature” course this past fall which sold out. Since the educational opportunity was so well-received, the Schoolhouse is offering another round of courses.

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Craft Corral returns to the Gorge Gazebo after 2021 craft fair success

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The annual event Craft Corral is returning to the Gorge Gazebo this November.

The event is organized by Kim Marks, a local artist and tattooist. Marks started the event last year because she wanted to sell her art in an outdoor environment.

“I was intimidated about being in a room full of people, so I wanted to do it outside mostly because I feel better outside.”

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The things that keep Cortes Island Museum going

“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.”

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2019: Judith Williams New Book – Cougar Companions

(From the Archives: April 17, 2019)

Judith Williams new book Cougar Companions: Bute Inlet Country and the Legendary Schnarrs is the twenty-fourth issue of Raincoast Chronicles. She traces the Schnarr’s family story through a combination of diaries, interviews and rare photographs. 

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2020: Linda Solomon Wood Talks About Cortes Island & Journalism

(From the Archives: May 16, 2020)

Many of you probably know Linda Solomon Wood as the Editor-in-Chief of the CANADA’S NATIONAL OBSERVER, but the award winning investigative journalist lived on Cortes Island for five years after 9/11. While she currently lives in Vancouver, Linda returns every summer. I recently had a chance to interview her about her life and why, as the editor of a national publication, she recently hired a reporter to cover Cortes and Quadra Islands

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