COMING 2017~ 

ACTOR AUDITIONS Monday March 27, 5:00 - 7:30PM at Rockwood Centre, Sechelt

Looking for young experienced stage actors aged 16 to 40+yr. to audition for NEW theatrical show , syiyaya. Our families. Our stories - to be performed in October 2017 at the Sechelt Arts Festival. Bring a 1-2 minute monologue. Rehearsals begin early August. Paid opportunity!   For an appointment call Louise 604 885 0706.

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syIyaya: Our families. Our stories, is a community legacy-building project , capturing our community forbearer's stories. It will inspire and engage community youth and build on existing reconciliation work between our First Nations and settler communities.  The project will bring together a diverse group of youth, artists, musicians, and elders from around the Sunshine Coast to deepen our community connections and collaboration through the arts.

Supported by several Sunshine Coast community partners, including members of the shíshálh Nation, School District 46, local archivists, District of Sechelt, and elder care facilities, Sunshine coast students will gather stories of family and coast life through the past, to the present and into the future.

Beginning in early 2017, area students will be asked to interpret the stories they collect through their chosen medium such as visual art, music, video, and written word. The story-making process will come together under the direction of professional local artists and producers in a multi-genre live stage performance during the 2017 Sechelt Arts Festival, October 12-22. The project will also leave a written and visual legacy.  In addition, it will help build appreciation for our multi-cultural community, show us how the past has helped informed the present, and enable students to gain a better understanding and empathy for working together in the future.

 

“Storytelling connects us all, across generations and cultures. I look forward to experiencing our stories together at the 2017 Sechelt Arts Festival.”-

Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, MP West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country

 

Students from the Chatelech Secondary School language and culture class meet with shíshálh Nation elders to discuss the syiyaya, our families, our stories C-150 project.

2017 FESTIVAL PROGRAM IS UNDERWAY!

Now in its fourteenth year, The Sechelt Arts Festival provides accessible arts programming to Coast residents and visitors via local and off-coast talent in a professionally produced ten-day event. The Festival supports and encourages the local artistic community by providing myriad workshops, performances, and presentation opportunities, embracing arts and culture through dance, music, theatre, spoken word, visual art, multi-media, and heritage events. MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON. Follow our FB page for immediate updates:

 

2016 - ART OF WATER FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

The Vocal Intent accapela group was a hit and presented a free workshop afterwards!

The Vocal Intent accapela group was a hit and presented a free workshop afterwards!

Pianist and composer Nir Blu raised a standing ovation on Watersonics Music Day!

Pianist and composer Nir Blu raised a standing ovation on Watersonics Music Day!

Waterworks Art Exhibition at the Seaside Centre brought out hundreds of visitors!  

Waterworks Art Exhibition at the Seaside Centre brought out hundreds of visitors!

 

The dancers of Damelahamid wowed the audience with their story of FLICKER and presented a school show and workshop

The dancers of Damelahamid wowed the audience with their story of FLICKER and presented a school show and workshop

EMERGING SOUNDS MASHUP!

A sold-out success! Over 240 coasters came out to watch and support the incredibly talented emerging contemporary musicians. It was a great evening for all ages. Watch for more of this at the 2017 festival.

Performers in 2016 included: SPOUSE, Malachi Defries, Steve Weave, Baeden Shendebray, Daniel Bate, Conrad Shynkar, Tiana Hoile, Kate and Sarah Jane Lynch and Matea Bellevance. Featuring imagery created by Mieke Jay. A live art wall, shadow jam zone and dance performances by Sunshine Coast youth. Hosted by Steve Weave.

An annual favourite. Sponsored by LIDSTONE & COMPANY

 


WATERWORKS

 2016 CURATED ART EXHIBITION

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.

ARTISTS EXAMINED THE SACREDNESS OF FRESH WATER, ITS ABUNDANCE, ITS BEAUTY, EXAMINE ITS SUSTAINABILITY & LOOK AT THE MULTIPLE WAYS WE REVERE AND RESPECT THIS PRECIOUS RESOURCE through contemporary multi- fibre art applications and materials.

Featured artists included: FIBRE ARTISTS Deb Dumka, Kim Fenton, Kerri Luciani and Yvonne Stowell, PAINTER Diego Samper ARTIST Matthew Talbot-Kelly, Multi-disciplinary ARTIST Kristjana Gunnars, GLASS ARTIST Miyuki Shinkai and CERAMIC ARTIST Kenny Torrance. Curated by international artist Gordon Halloran.

SPONSORED by: SSC Properties and Thurber Engineering

 


The Salmon People heritage exhibit continues into 2017!

tems swiya museum -

5500 Sunshine Coast Highway


From the Salmon Boy Legend to the vision for salmon sustainability, find out more about local shishalh Nation history and the significance of coastal fishing. tems swiya museum. Open Tuesday to Sundays from 9AM to 4:30PM.

From the Salmon Boy Legend to the vision for salmon sustainability, find out more about local shishalh Nation history and the significance of coastal fishing. tems swiya museum. Open Tuesday to Sundays from 9AM to 4:30PM.

SPONSORED by: shishálh First Nation, Capstone, and Regional Power


SPOUSE performed along with a large cast of coast emerging musicians, dancers and DJ's

SPOUSE performed along with a large cast of coast emerging musicians, dancers and DJ's

WATERWORKS explored various meanings of water through fibre art and multi-media, including a 24 ft. high woven waterfall and virtual reality exhibit.

WATERWORKS explored various meanings of water through fibre art and multi-media, including a 24 ft. high woven waterfall and virtual reality exhibit.

Kinnie Starr performed an evening based on Save Our Waters with a live chat afterwards!