Category Archives: Arts

Folk U Radio celebrates 50 with the Awakaneers

Folk U Radio celebrates 50 live shows on CKTZ 89.5 FM this Friday at 1 p.m. Please join host Manda Aufochs Gillespie and Cortes’s local musicians the Awakeneers (developers of the Folk U Radio theme song Think!) for live music and a peak “back stage” into the music-making lives and inspiration of these neighbours.

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Old Schoolhouse Gallery reopening next month

The Old Schoolhouse Gallery reopening, on Cortes Island, will be next month

“Right now we’re just trying to put together a small, but potent and exciting, art experience for the rest of the summer. Everything I am going to tell you is tentative, we’ve only started with the planning, trying to get things going again. So we are anticipating a members show in late July, beginning on (Thursday) July 22nd, said Kristen Schofield Sweet, one of the gallery’s directors.

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An Artistic Sacred Journey: The Pacific Northwest’s canoe culture

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A massive canvas canoe adorned with sweeping bold lines of red, black and royal blue swallows up the space around it.

Artist KC Hall has little room to step back and get perspective on his latest work housed in a temporary workshop on Quadra Island a week before Christmas.

Hall, renowned for his synthesis of graffiti, manga and Northwest Coast art, is finishing up a central piece for the Sacred Journey travelling exhibition, slated to launch in Campbell River on Vancouver Island this spring.

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Rustic Oracle: seeing the missing womens crisis through a child’s eyes

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Award-winning Mohawk filmmaker Sonia Bonspille Boileau, (Le dep, The Oka Legacy, Last Call Indian), is premiering her latest film Rustic Oracle this week in Nanaimo and Kelowna.

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