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Newsletter for the Arts on the Sunshine Coast VOLUME 9, ISSUE 3 MAY–JUNE 2011 Julia Dodge North Shore Oil Exhibition “Old & Rotten” opens Wednesday, May 4 Pat Collier Pink Rose Oil on canvas Exhibition “Flowers: Playing with Light” opens Wednesday, May 4

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Newsletter for the Arts on the Sunshine Coast

Volume 9, Issue 3mAy–june 2011

Julia DodgeNorth ShoreOilExhibition “Old & Rotten” opens Wednesday, May 4

Pat CollierPink Rose

Oil on canvasExhibition “Flowers: Playing with Light”

opens Wednesday, May 4


artistry | Volume 9, Issue 3 | May–June 2011 |

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council, a non-profit volunteer-based organization supports the arts in our coast-wide community and operates the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt. The facility includes a community gallery and a performance space, and art and music studios.

Assistance is received from volunteers who contribute their time and energy, working on all our programs. We also benefit from the assistance of the British Columbia Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Sunshine Coast Regional District, the District of Sechelt, and we acknowledge the financial assistance of the Government of British Columbia. We are also supported by the generosity of our members and donors, along with those who attend and support our fundraising events and our programs.

serving the Community in support of the Arts

sunshIne CoAst Arts CentreBox 1565, Sechelt, B.C. V0N 3A0

Corner of Trail and Medusatel: (604) 885-5412fax: (604) 885-6192

[email protected]

Arts Centre hoursWednesday to Saturday: 11 am–4 pm

Sunday 1 pm–4 pm

BoArd of dIreCtorsSteve Wright, Chair

Julie AstalnokSilas White

Linda WilliamsJenny Yeske

stAffFrances Wasserlein, Executive Director

A messAGe from the exeCutIVe dIreCtor

Hello Everyone –

How nice it is to set fingers to keyboard with good news. A couple of months ago the Board President began a conversation with the Mayor of Sechelt, Darren Inkster, to discuss whether additional funding might be found by the District of Sechelt for the Sunshine Coast Arts Council and the Art Centre.

Steve Wright, Board President, on behalf of the Sunshine Coast Arts Council, drafted a letter to the Mayor and Council. Many hours were put in honing the letter, listening to Budget discussions at the District of Sechelt Council meetings and talk-ing about what to say, who to talk to. On the evening of May 4 the Council agreed to provide $10,000 in additional funding in the upcoming budget year.

Thank you the Mayor and Councilors for their decision. We also want to thank everyone who provided support by way of conversations and suggestions, especially Anna Banana, Sheila Page, Katherine Johnston and each member of the Board of Directors, Steve Wright, Jenny Yeske, Linda Williams, Julie Astalnok and Silas White.

There are other thanks, too. The Sechelt Garden Club has been weeding and cleaning up the Arts Centre Garden. They’ve done a beautiful job.

All of these folks are volunteers, including the Gallery Attendants and many oth-ers who help keep the Centre open are. Thank you to you all!

Frances Wasserlein, Executive Director Sunshine Coast Arts Council & Arts Centre

The Sechelt Garden Club have generously contributed hours of their time and their capacity to tell weeds from perennials to the renovation of our garden. We thank them, every one.


artistry | Volume 9, Issue 3 | May–June 2011 |

Gallery hours: Wednesday–Saturday: 11 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday 1–4 p.m.

julIA dodGe / old & rotten PAt CollIer / flowers: Playing with lightmAy 4–mAy 29, 2011 • oPenInG reCePtIon WednesdAy, mAy 4, 7–9 Pm

june exhIBItIon—tBA

3rd AnnuAl CerAmICs on the edGe june 29–july 31 • oPenInG reCePtIon WednesdAy, june 29, 7–9 Pm

dorIs CroWston GAllery exhIBItIons & reCePtIons mAy–june 2011

Also GoInG on In the GAllery

First Friday of the Month—Natural History Society, 8–10pmLast Friday of the Month—Artesia Coffee House, doors 7:30, event 8–10:30pmSundays at Seven with Reverend Mark Lemon–Sundays, 7 pm–9 pm

musIC soCIety hosts homeComInG Weekend

Sunshine Coast Music Society is delighted to introduce an annual Homecoming Weekend to showcase young musicians returning from their off-coast studies on Friday, June 17 and Sunday, June 17 at Gibsons Heritage Playhouse.

7:30 pm Friday, June 17 soprano Elizabeth Currie Buono presents a solo vocal recital with piano collaborator Tom Kellough. As a student here on the Sunshine Coast, Beth completed her RCM Grade 9 piano, performed on violin with the Community Orchestra and Youth Orchestra, on trumpet with Elphinstone Secondary School Band and the Suncoast Concert Band, and sang with Choralations Youth Choir. This versatile young musician then completed her Bachelor of Music (Voice Major) at the University of British Columbia.

In recent years, Beth enjoyed the opportunity to sing with the UBC Opera Ensemble, including for their tour of China. As a member of Sarabande, the youth division of Vancouver Bach Choir, Beth toured the United Kingdom with Director Bruce Pullan in his final season. In September 2010 Beth joined selected members of Sarabande invited by Eric Whitaker to perform in the chorus of his commissioned Opera Paradise Lost at Carnegie Hall in New York.

At 2:00 pm Sunday afternoon June 19, Coast music lov-ers will have the opportunity to welcome back a series of

award-winning young performers from the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts, community ensembles, school bands and choirs.

Tickets for Homecoming Weekend concerts are $15 adults/seniors and $10 students available at Hallmark Cards, Sunnycrest Mall Gibsons and Strait Music, Sechelt.

—Sue Milne, Sunshine Coast Music Society

Elizabeth Currie Buono


artistry | Volume 9, Issue 3 | May–June 2011 |

Our spring 2011 series concludes with a reading by Vancouver writer Lisa (Hobbs) Birnie on Saturday, May 7, at 8 pm. English-born Birnie is the author of nine books of non-fiction, of which her best known in Canada is The Death and Life of Sue Rodriguez (1994). Her I Saw Red China (1966) was a NY Times best seller. She is a recipient of a Professional Journalism Fellowship to Stanford University, a gold medal from the National Magazine Foundation (1992), and the Hubert Evans Award for B.C. non-fiction (1995). She was a writer-in-residence at Monash University, Melbourne (1998). Her latest book, In Mania’s Memory (August 2010; Red Leaf imprint of Simply Read Books) concerns the stories of two women, one a child in Auschwitz, the other a Nazi guard, whose lives are reconnected decades later. This reading is free, thanks to the generosity of the Canada Council for the Arts.

sPrInG 2011 lIterAry lIneuP

Artesia Coffeehouse Series presented monthly by Coast Cultural Alliance

“dAre to Be heArd”Last show of the season—featuring the spoken word

May 27, 2011, 8:00pmSunshine Coast Arts Centre

We start again in the fall—September 30, 2011

Sechelt artist Brett Varney, shown here at his exhibition opening March 2.

Rachel Wyatt read from her recent novel Letters to Omar for an enthusiastic audience March 12..


artistry | Volume 9, Issue 3 | May–June 2011 |

stellAr lIneuP for ChAmBer musIC festIVAl

Now in its seventh year, the Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival has established an enviable reputation for excellence. From Aug. 19 to 21, we again return to the beautiful water-front setting of the Pender Harbour School of Music where Alexander Tselyakov, Festival Artistic Director and pianist, will unveil a multi-layered program of exceptional beauty. It will be our great pleasure to welcome an outstanding group of guest musicians including the renowned violinist James Ehnes, BC’s dynamic Borealis String Quartet, emotive gui-tarist Daniel Bolshoy and talented young cellist Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron.

As is now tradition, the festival begins on Friday afternoon with “Chamber Music Doesn’t Bite”—a perfect opportunity for those who are still a little cautious about chamber music to “test the waters” at no charge. That evening, the first tick-eted concert of the Festival will feature the haunting violin solo “Ballade” by Eugene Ysaye, Prokofiev’s vibrant D Major Sonata for violin and piano, Beethoven’s dramatic “Serioso” quartet and a lyrical quintet by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

On Saturday afternoon, the witty “Suite in the Old Style” by Alfred Schnittke and the beloved Sonata for violin and piano in C minor by Edvard Grieg are guaranteed to captivate

our audience. The final piece, Franz Schubert’s sublime String Quintet in C major, ends the afternoon on a blissful note.

At the evening concert, our audience will be caught up in the power of Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in F minor, the intensity of Franz Joseph Hayden’s Piano Trio in G Major and the floating quality of I sleep and my soul awakens by contemporary Canadian composer Clark Winslow Ross. The program ends with the moody brilliance of Dimitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor.

The Festival draws to a close on Sunday afternoon with a program that can only be described as a truly grand finale to the weekend. Moving from the flashing energy of Nicolo Paganini’s Centone di Sonate No 1 in A minor, to the introspec-tive Ashes by Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy and to Franz Schubert’s stunning Arpeggione Sonata for guitar and cello, the program comes to a sweeping finish with Ernest Chausson’s rich and expressive Concerto for violin, string quar-tet and piano in D major.

Tickets are on sale beginning June 3. Please visit our web-site— for more information and updates.


ComInG eVents At the Pender hArBour sChool of musIC

the euPhorICsSaturday, May 14, 2011 at 8pm

Did someone say “A Cappella”? The innovative and humorous Euphorics are coming to Pender Harbour for a performance of originals and covers in gospel, jazz, classical and rock. Each of these four performers is a powerful lead singer. Together, they create a rich and soulful blend. An early spring treat! Sponsored in part by the Pender Harbour Choir.

tIller’s follySaturday, June 18, 2011 at 8pm

One of the tightest and most musical folk bands in the nation, producing captivating music that is distinctly Canadian yet firmly rooted in the Celtic tradition, Tiller’s Folly has become a National Treasure. With its intense musical stories and sweet ballads based on the history of the Pacific Northwest, rock solid arrangements and outstanding skill, Tiller’s is a great way to finish our season. Sponsored in part by Ed & Gwen Hawkins.

Location: Music School in Pender Harbour, Madeira ParkTickets $20, available at John Henry’s (Garden Bay), Harbour Insurance (Madeira Park),

Visitors Centre (Sechelt), Gaia’s Fair Trade (Gibsons)


artistry | Volume 9, Issue 3 | May–June 2011 |

shoPPers, AfICIonAdos, ColleCtors, eVeryone!

Mark your calendars and join us at Hackett Park for the 24th Annual Hackett Park Summer Arts & Crafts Fair, August 6 & 7, 2011.

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artistry Contributors: Helen Ible, Anne MacLachlan, Sue Milne,

Frances Wasserlein, Mary White, Linda Williams

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