The concerts at the Heritage Playhouse, featuring just a few of the many fine musicians on the Sunshine Coast, continue for the next two Saturdays. On May 23 at 7:15 p.m., Deanna Knight Tree-O performs, featuring Knight on vocals, Karen Graves on sax and Simon Kendall on keyboards. The Burying Ground plays on Saturday, May 30, with a show that will include tunes from their new album, A Look Back. The one-hour concerts, sponsored by the Town of Gibsons, are simulcast on Eastlink Community TV (Coast Cable) on channel 10 or 610 and on Facebook at the Music in The Landing page.
The pandemic-driven prohibition on gatherings has pushed everyone with something to sing about online, and in a way, that’s not a bad thing. You might get to see some local performers on Facebook pages like Sunshine Coast Quarantine Concert Series that you otherwise would not have heard before, or as often. Simon Paradis, Joe Stanton, Matt Richards, and Gary Gilbert (as Corona Crooner) of Blue Line Duo are just a few of the acts you can catch live or in past performances down the timeline. Mark Brezer singing to his baby son Arlo, which he does often, is a treat.
Ashes in the Morning
A long-time fixture on the Coast, folksinger Ken Dunn, has had to move back to Ontario with his musical and life partner Anna Green to help with aging parents. Dunn, a retired psychologist who went into music full-time a few years ago, has regularly toured North America – when you could do that – and just released his ninth album, Ashes in the Morning. He’s a singer-songwriter firmly in the pure folk style of early Bob Dylan, Tim Hardin and Tom Rush, and Dunn’s nine new tunes are produced in that fine tradition. Available at kenndunnmusic.com.
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Levi Nelson art on display in downtown Pemberton – Pique Newsmagazine
Hydro boxes in Pemberton just got a lot more exciting.
Pieces by Levi Nelson, a Lil’wat Nation artist in his last year at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, are now installed on hydro boxes along Portage Road and on the utility box at the Downtown Community Barn.
“We are incredibly grateful and honoured that Levi shared his artwork with us,” the Village of Pemberton said on a Facebook post on Friday, June 5.
Nelson’s work has been exhibited at the Talking Stick Festival, the Museum of Anthropology, North Vancouver City Art Scape, and the Emily Carr University of Art & Design Aboriginal Student Art Show. He also recently became the first Lil’wat Nation artist to have a piece in the Audain Art Museum’s permanent collection.
The recent hydro box wraps were made possible thanks to a contribution from BC Hydro’s beautification fund.
Applications being accepted for public art funding – paNOW
Macleod Campbell explained they are also happy to support public art projects as they help to improve the overall quality of life for people in the city.
“It’s nice to have public art for viewing at this time as well as of course supporting the artist,” she said.
Eligible groups can include a range of organizations from local art groups to private businesses. In order to be eligible, the group has to be working with a professional artist and the piece must be displayed publicly.
There is not a hard deadline for people to apply for funding. Macleod Campbell said applications are subject to approval from the art working committee and city council.
Macleod Campbell explained the city is also working to make people aware of the art which is on display in public spaces around the city, as they have created a public art tour brochure. The document is currently available on the city website and they are looking to get physical copies out into the public.
“That’ll be something as well,” said Macleod Campbell.
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Edmonton teen shares love of art with neighbourhood – Global News
Paige Reid is brightening up her Edmonton neighbourhood, one driveway at a time.
The 15-year-old budding artist said chalk art was an easy way to spend less time cooped up in the house.
“It was a way to be outside and still do something I would have done inside anyway. I just wanted to have fun with a new kind of medium,” said Paige.
Before long, her work captured the attention of most of her neighbours in Riverbend.
“I’ve had a lot of kids run up to me and say, ‘Whoa, whoa whoa!’ They’ve been very amazed that I’ve done characters that they recognize.”
Paige soon began to venture out from beyond her own driveway.
“Paige offered to draw a cat on our porch,” said neighbour Shauna Scott. “Every single time someone comes to our door people stop and say, ‘Wow, who did this?’ It gives us a big kick when we open the door.”
The young artist said she doesn’t charge for her drawings, but if someone offers compensation—she’ll use it to buy more chalk.
“People say you can’t put a price on happiness so I don’t want to do that. It’s fun for me. I don’t need a reward for doing something I already want to do,” she said.
Paige’s mom, Cori Reid, said it’s no surprise her daughter spends her day bringing joy to others.
“She’s got a good heart. She’s very kind,” said Reid. “She thinks about other people all the time.”
This neighbourhood Picasso is also helping fill time during long summer days.
“[Because of COVID-19] there’s not a lot for kids to do right now, except for being stuck on the computer and be stuck with school on Zoom, dance class on Zoom. It’s nice to get out and feel productive,” said Reid.
While at the same time, bringing a neighbours a smile, one character at a time.
“I’m very happy I’ve achieved my goal of making other people happy.”
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