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Cortes Island summer music festival cautiously revives as pandemic restrictions ease

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

Editor’s Note: Greg Osoba has played with bands Six Foot Johnson and with the Mark Brotten and Rex Weyler ensembles in past Lovefest events.

An annual summer music festival, in various forms, on rural Cortes Island has been an institution for decades. It’s been organized by various people and set in numerous locations over the years. The events range from full weekend to single day celebrations.

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In-person poetry workshop on Cortes Island: First since before the Pandemic

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With pandemic protocols slowly winding down, Cortes Islanders can expect more in-person events and gatherings returning to the community, including a monthly poetry workshop led by Iris J. Gildea.

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Cortes Museum’s upcoming AGM to be a special event

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Cortes Island Museum and Archives Society is planning for their first in-person annual general meeting in two years, which will feature a presentation by fine art photographer David Ellingsen.

The AGM will be held at Manson’s Hall on Sunday, March 27th, with doors opening at 12:30 pm. There is no cost to attend but donations are gratefully appreciated for the event and towards memberships.

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The 2022 season for Cortes Island’s new non-profit: the Old Schoolhouse Art Gallery

The Old Schoolhouse Art Gallery has been holding exhibitions every summer for close to 25 years. Around 800 visitors come every season, and surprisingly enough, most of them are Cortes residents. Up until last fall, the gallery has operated under the auspices of the Whaletown Community Club, now it has become a non-profit.

“We finally decided that in order to qualify for student grants for summer work programs, we needed to be a non-profit,” explained board member Kristen Schofield-Sweet. “That created, of course, a situation where now we need to have an AGM and we have to elect a board.” 

The gallery is also hiring a manager, who they hope to introduce at the AGM on Saturday, June 5, 2022. 

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Falling Boundaries: A new photographic art series by David Ellingsen

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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