Art media

Art Beat: Arts Council Keeps Friends Close

Until February 6, the Sunshine Coast Arts Council is exhibiting the works of its members in a variety of mediums.

The annual ‘Friends of the Gallery’ exhibition is on view at the Doris Crowston Gallery at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, 5714 Medusa Street, Sechelt.

Now in its 20th year, the ‘Friends’ event began as a way to encourage emerging artists. Today, individual artists from the community are invited to submit a work they completed the previous year to be featured in the group exhibition.

The works are also available for purchase.

Young people invited to float creations inspired by Beachcombers

The Sunshine Coast Writers and Editors Society describes itself as “a magnet for the creative souls of the coast.” To mark the Golden Jubilee of CBC Television’s iconic show The Beachcombers this year, the company is seeking to attract young creative souls through an art and writing contest.

Various types of submissions are welcome, including short stories, creative non-fiction, poetry, scripts, cover art, and coloring for the planned anthology and exhibition.

Written nominations must contain at least one reference to Beachcombers, the coast or the beach. Hints at jet boat maneuvers and friendly ribs at Molly’s Reach lunch counter are also likely pluses.

Details are online on the Society’s website at scwes.ca. Submissions must be received by midnight June 1st.

Family Literacy Week: Tales on the Trails

The province of British Columbia proclaimed January 24-31 Family Literacy Week, marking the fifth consecutive year that Family Literacy Day (January 27) has overflowed with a sevenfold increase in book intensity. .

“Children’s literacy skills grow and develop much faster when families read, play and learn together,” said Jennifer Whiteside, BC Minister of Education. “Family Literacy Week is a great opportunity to focus on dynamic ways to support our youngest learners so they can develop the skills they need to succeed in their school years and beyond.

Decoda Literacy Solutions, a provincial literacy organization, is hosting a photo contest. Entrants can take a photo using a “Let’s Be Active” theme and submit it by email to [email protected] or post it to social media using these hashtags: #LetsBeActive and #FLW2022. There will be a class prize and a prize for individuals.

To mark the occasion, the Gibsons and District Public Library has encouraged families to organize “Reading Walks” in which families and individuals walk through local parks reading stories.

The Coast Reporter encourages all such literary wanderers to look up from time to time, in order to avoid the mid-chapter collisions incurred while covering their tracks.