The Sunshine Coast’s Leading Edge Visual and Performing Arts Festival presents:
The ART of WATER - OCTOBER 13 to 23, 2016
We look forward to another exciting Festival this October - TEN days of innovative VISUAL ART, PERFORMANCE ART, ENGAGEMENT ART AND HERITAGE events that will tell our collective stories about WATER!
Most events are FREE! Plus, you can register for all workshops in advance and purchase tickets online!
2016 FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
THE DANCERS OF Damelahamid present flicker
FRIDAY OCTOBER 14, RAVENS CRY THEATRE | 8PM
5555 Sunshine Coast Highway, Sechelt
PREMIERE PERFORMANCE FOR THE SUNSHINE COAST!
Following a successful Ottawa Premier this summer at the National Arts Centre, the Festival is proud to present Vancouver professional dance company, Dancers of Damelahamid in FLICKER. Featuring the latest work by artistic director, choreographer and dance artist Margaret Grenier, FLICKER combines west coast graphic designs with a unique sceno-graphic hybrid of projected imagery, live-action shadow dance, rich costuming and traditional masked dance.
ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE SEPT 23
Tickets $25 Advance | $30 at the door | $10 Student - Tickets Available ONLINE (credit card) or IN PERSON at the Sechelt Visitors Centre (cash only).
KINNIE STARR | SAVE OUR WATERS
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15, RAVENS CRY THEATRE | 8PM
5555 SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY, SECHELT
JUNO Award nominee, Aboriginal hip hop singer, songwriter, poet and powerhouse performer Kinnie Starr will heat up the Raven's Cry stage with an evening of provocative spoken word, rap-based melodies and the arresting imagery of Beat Nation artist Bracken Hanuse Corlett.
Her feature song and award-winning video SAVE OUR WATERS will be a memorable anthem for young and old alike.
advance tickets on sale SEPT 23
TICKETS: $25 ADVANCE| $30 at the door | $10 Student - Purchase tickets ONLINE (credit card) or IN PERSON at the Sechelt Visitors Centre (cash only).
CURATED ART EXHIBITION | OCTOBER 13 to 23
SEASIDE CENTRE - 5790 TEREDO ST.
WATER. In all cultures, water has a place of respect and wonder. We drink it to replenish our bodies. We bathe in it to clean ourselves. We meditate beside it, swim through it, watch as it powers the growth of our food. Our survival depends on access to clean water. On the west coast, we are blessed with an abundance of fresh water, but it is not always accessible.
WITNESS AS OVER TWO DOZEN COAST ARTISTS EXAMINE THE SACREDNESS OF FRESH WATER, ITS ABUNDANCE, ITS BEAUTY, EXAMINE ITS SUSTAINABILITY & LOOK AT THE MULTIPLE WAYS WE REVERE AND RESPECT THIS PRECIOUS RESOURCE.
Featured artists include: FIBRE ARTISTS Deb Dumka, Kim Fenton, Kerri Luciani and Yvonne Stowell, PAINTER Diego Samper VIRTUAL REALITY ARTIST Matthew Talbot-Kelly, Multi-disciplinary ARTIST Kristjana Gunnars, GLASS ARTIST Miyuki Shinkai and CERAMIC ARTIST Kenny Torrance.
Curated by international artist Gordon Halloran.
FREE ADMISSION | OPENING PUBLIC RECEPTION - THURSDAY OCTOBER 13, 7PM-9PM
PLUS FREE WORKSHOPS, FREE CONCERTS, HERITAGE EXHIBIT & MORE!