GO LOCAL Community Happenings
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Coast Collective Gallery at Havenwood Thursdays through Sundays, noon to 5pm 3221 Heatherbell Road, Colwood
With the coming of summer, the vistas from Pendray House and the surrounding Havenwood grounds are spectacular – as is the art in the gallery. Come surround yourself in beauty inside and out.
Lighthouse Living July 22 to August 1
Enjoy an artful homage to Fisgard Lighthouse and the other beacons which shine a guiding light on local waters. Victoria’s “Artists In Motion” present their reflections of life on and around lighthouses from Canada’s diverse coastal waters – focusing on the ‘lights’ and the rich and abundant life that surrounds them. Opening Reception on Saturday, July 24, 2- 4 pm
2nd Annual Clothesline Show and Coast Collective Festival of Animals Sunday, August 15, 10am to 4pm
Imagine acres of art, strung between the trees, propped on logs, nestled into tents, all beside a beautiful blue lagoon. Imagine watching artists at work, live music, food, beer and wine, and more on the beautiful grounds of the Coast Collective at Havenwood on Esquimalt Lagoon. Come and be a part of it!
As a complement to the Critters and Creatures Art Show in the Coast Collective Gallery, this year’s Clothesline Show will also feature a Festival of Animals. Animal rescue and support groups will have informational displays scattered across the grounds, including: SPCA Wild Arc, Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders, Alternative Wildlife Solutions, Victoria Lost Pets, Victoria Adoptables, Cats Cradle Animal Rescue and more. If you love animals, come learn more about how to help them from fellow animal-lovers.
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COB BUILDING WORKSHOP
Cob Building Workshop Thursday, July 29, 10am to 4pm Havenwood, 3221 Heatherbell Road, Colwood $25/person
Come help Colwood Community Place repair our cob oven while you play in the clay and learn about cob building. Enjoy a great day with a group of other fun people – expertly facilitated by Beth Cruise of the Canadian Earth Institute.
Earth – the stuff under your feet – the most common and versatile building material on the planet. For six days in August 2008, 66 people between the ages of 2 and 65 built the Colwood Community Cob Oven, which has since been serving deliciously throughout the West Shore at a variety of local food events. People all over the world still bake in earthen ovens. The best ovens in the fanciest bakeries are often made of brick or kiln-dried mud because they provide an even source of three kinds of heat – radiant, conduction and convection.
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STINKING FISH STUDIO TOUR 10
Stinking Fish Studio Tour July 24th to August 2nd, 10 am – 5 pm
For the 10th straight year, talented artists who call the rolling landscape and lush rain forests near the sea in Metchosin and East Sooke their home will open their studios to welcome people to discover their art and artistry along one of the richest “art trails” on Vancouver Island.
The free self-guided tour of fine art and fine craft studios offers a glimpse into the world of the artist, their creative process and the places that inspire them. Chauffeur-driven studio tours are also available through LA Limousines, by calling 391.9000 or clicking www.lalimo.ca
Admission is free. All are welcome. Artworks are for sale.
Visit the website for your studio tour map
SOOKE FINE ARTS
Sooke Fine Art Show July 24 to August 2, 2010, 10am to 8pm, Seaparc Leisure Complex, 2168 Phillips Rd., Sooke
The Sooke Fine Arts Show is one of the most-anticipated arts events of the year. It provides the opportunity for both well-known and emerging artists from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands to showcase their work. Along with the 7,500 annual visitors who attend the art show, the event draws hundreds of art patrons from British Columbia, and throughout western Canada and the United States.
Sooke is steeped in artistic talent and natural beauty, making it the perfect host for the premier juried art show on Vancouver Island. 2010 provides an opportunity to enjoy the twenty-fourth year of the Sooke Fine Arts Show, and its fourth year under the sponsorship of the Sooke Fine Arts Society.
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