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2018 Salt Spring Film Festival: Amplify Her

    Art & Design, Film Festival, News & Events    February 5, 2018

The following article was written by Jennifer Cikaluk as part of a series of articles about filmmakers coming to the Salt Spring Film Festival on March 2-4, 2018. Filmmaker Ian MacKenzie will be attending the festival and leading a discussion about the film following the screening. The Filmmaker series is sponsored by Stonehouse B&B, Harbour […]

Animated Short Film ‘Fox And The Whale’ Inspired by Salt Spring

    Art & Design, People & Places    December 6, 2017

Watch this. It’s beautiful and it was inspired by a visit to Salt Spring Island by its creator Robin Joseph who now lives in Toronto. The short film was just nominated for an Oscar and is one step closer to being a short-listed as a finalist. Those of us that live here know how inspiring […]

Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) Announces Winners Calgary’s Judy Anderson Wins the Salt Spring Prize: The “Joan McConnell Award”

    Art & Design    October 24, 2017

Judy Anderson’s “This one brings me the most pride” takes home the top prize, while Salt Spring artists Garry Kaye and Peter McFarlane also take home awards…  The winners of the second Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) have been announced with Calgary artist Judy Anderson winning the Salt Spring Prize for her work, “This one brings me the […]

The Creativity Panel – Where Science & Art Converge

    Art & Design, People & Places    October 4, 2017

Atom Egoyan, Art McDonald, Meaghan Ogilvie on Salt Spring Island, BC, October 14, 2017 ~ Three renowned Canadians present their views on the topic of the ‘creative mind’ during a panel discussion focussed on creativity in the arts and sciences. Hosted as part of the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) on October 14th, the panellists […]

Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) 2017 Finalists’ Exhibition Opens

    Art & Design    September 18, 2017

Featuring some of the Best New Work in Canada~ Known internationally as Canada’s premier arts colony, Salt Spring Island will host the Gala Opening of the 2017 SSNAP Finalists’ Exhibition on Friday, September 22 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) has built a national platform for Canadian visual artists and is fast becoming the largest, […]

Experience Awe and Wonder at the Osman Phillips Photo Show

    Art & Design, News & Events    July 19, 2017

Art and photography fans are about to experience a rare treat. Despite the difficulty in finding film and the distance one must go to develop film, film photography is alive and well on Cedar Lane. Osman Phillips’s photography show begins August 5 and ends August 7 at his Cedar Lane Studio. Thirty-six photos capture close-ups […]

Gillian Gandossi: A Gem of an Artist

    Art & Design    June 30, 2017

Art and nature. One of the blessings of living in BC. Salt Spring has decent artistic talent. And there is something about local artist Gillian Gandossi’s work that is inspiring. Like the work of Emily Carr and Lawren Harris, Gillian Gandossi is working toward a vibrancy that is palpable. As a fan of Lawren Harris, […]

SSNAP The Creativity Panel – Where Science & Art Converge Atom Egoyan, Art McDonald, Meaghan Ogilvie on Salt Spring Island

    Art & Design    May 3, 2017

The worlds of contemporary filmmaking, physics and underwater photography come together to explore the creative spark. Is creativity born or can it be nurtured? – Three renowned Canadians will present their views on the topic of the ‘creative mind’ during a panel discussion focussed on creativity in the arts and sciences. Hosted during the Salt […]

2017 Salt Spring Film Festival – Last Men Standing

    Art & Design, Film Festival    February 28, 2017

The following article was written by Connie Kuhns as part of a series of articles about filmmakers coming to the Salt Spring Film Festival on March 3-5, 2017. Film subject Jesus Guillen will be attending the festival and leading a discussion about the film following the screening. The Filmmaker series is sponsored by Stonehouse Bed […]

2017 Salt Spring Film Festival – Spirit Unforgettable

    Art & Design, Film Festival    February 27, 2017

The following article written by Patricia Lockie is part of a series profiling filmmakers coming to the Salt Spring Film Festival, March 3-5, 2017. Director, Pete McCormack, will be leading a discussion following the screening of “Spirit Unforgettable” on Gala Night (March 3). Sponsorship for attending filmmakers is provided by Stonehouse Bed & Breakfast. Filmmaker, […]

2017 Salt Spring Film Festival – Koneline: Our Land Beautiful

    Art & Design, Film Festival, Food & Entertainment    February 23, 2017

The following article was written by Connie Kuhns as part of a series of articles about filmmakers coming to the Salt Spring Film Festival on March 3-5, 2017. Filmmaker Nettie Wild will be attending the festival and leading a discussion about the film following the screening. The Filmmaker series is sponsored by Stonehouse Bed and […]

2017 Salt Spring Film Festival – Show Me What You Care About

    Art & Design, Film Festival, Food & Entertainment    February 22, 2017

The following article was written by Connie Kuhns as part of a series of articles about filmmakers coming to the Salt Spring Film Festival on March 3-5, 2017. Filmmakers Brianne Nettlefield and Naomi Mark will be attending the festival and leading a discussion about the film following the screening. The Filmmaker series is sponsored by […]

2017 Salt Spring Film Festival – Filmmaker Interview: The Memory of Fish

    Art & Design, Film Festival    February 20, 2017

The following article was written by Patricia Lockie as part of a series of articles about filmmakers coming to the Salt Spring Film Festival on March 3-5, 2017. Filmmaker Jennifer Galvin will be attending the festival and leading a discussion about the film following the screening. The Filmmaker series is sponsored by Stonehouse Bed and […]

2017 Salt Spring Film Festival Preview and Trailer: River Blue

    Art & Design, Film Festival    February 17, 2017

The following article was written by Connie Kuhns as part of a series of articles about filmmakers coming to the Salt Spring Film Festival on March 3-5, 2017. Filmmaker Roger Williams will be attending the festival and leading a discussion about the film following the screening. The Filmmaker series is sponsored by Stonehouse Bed and […]

Need to Write a Novel Next Month? Shut Up and Write

    Art & Design    October 19, 2016

Even the best intentioned writers can find working at home one distraction after another. Whether it’s tidying their desk, creating just the right the level of comfort, snacking, or checking social media, writers can find many things to do before writing one sentence. As they settle down and achieve some focus, the phone rings, someone […]

Salt Spring Reads: Fritz, the Cinema Cat

    Art & Design, Books Reviews    May 10, 2016

Salt Spring Reads is an online book club/review. For this column I try to find books that you might love to discover, books with a Salt Spring connection. Reviewed books are available at the Salt Spring Library and in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments to discuss this book with others. Fritz, the […]

Salt Spring Reads: Life Sketches, by Robert Bateman

    Art & Design, Books Reviews    April 12, 2016

Salt Spring Reads is an online book club/review. For this column I try to find books that you might love to discover, books with a Salt Spring connection. Reviewed books are available at the Salt Spring Library and in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments. Life Sketches, by Robert Bateman This gorgeous, inch […]

Salt Spring Reads: The Story of My Face

    Art & Design, Books Reviews    March 16, 2016

Salt Spring Reads is an online book club/review. For this column I try to find books that you might love to discover, books with a Salt Spring connection. Reviewed books are available at the Salt Spring Library and in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments to discuss this book with others. The Story […]

2016 Film Festival: Sea Blind

    Art & Design, Film Festival, People & Places    February 19, 2016

The following article was written by Robert McTavish as part of a series of articles about filmmakers coming to the Salt Spring Film Festival on March 4-6, 2016. Filmmaker Sarah Robertson and editor Jennifer Abbott will be attending the festival and leading a discussion about the film following the screening. Sea Blind When filmmaker Sarah […]

Salt Spring Photos of the Week

    Art & Design, News & Events    February 17, 2016

Salt Spring Island and the people of our community are very photogenic. Here are some of the best photos of the week from our Facebook and Instagram accounts taken on and around Salt Spring Island. Morning commute from #saltspring to #YVR with @bcferries in the distance. A photo posted by Salt Spring (@saltspring) on Feb […]

Salt Spring Reads: Ganbaru

    Art & Design, Books Reviews, People & Places    February 15, 2016

Salt Spring Reads is an online book club/review. For this column I try to find books that you might love to discover, books with a Salt Spring connection. Reviewed books are available at the Salt Spring Library and in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments to discuss this book with others. Ganbaru, the […]

2016 Salt Spring Film Festival: Elder in the Making

    Art & Design, Film Festival, Food & Entertainment    February 2, 2016

The following article was written by Robert McTavish as part of a series of articles about filmmakers coming to the Salt Spring Film Festival on March 4-6, 2016. Filmmaker Chris Hsiung and film subject Cowboy Smithx will be attending the festival and leading a discussion about the film. Elder in the Making Filmmaker Chris Hsiung […]

First Peoples’ Cultural Council Announce Artists For Salish Class Vessels

    Art & Design, News & Events    January 21, 2016

BC Ferries, in partnership with the First Peoples’ Cultural Council, has selected three Coast Salish artists to create designs for the new Salish Class vessels. The artists being commissioned to produce artwork for the new ships are Darlene Gait from Esquimalt Nation for the Salish Orca, John Marston from Stz’uminus for the Salish Eagle, and […]

Salt Spring Reads: A Castle on the Frontier

    Art & Design, Books Reviews, People & Places    January 18, 2016

Salt Spring Reads is an online book club/review. For this column I try to find books that you might love to discover, books with a Salt Spring connection. Reviewed books are available at the Salt Spring Library and in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments to discuss this book with others. A Castle […]

Witnessing Prav

    Art & Design    November 10, 2015

On Wednesday Nov. 4, Prav Pillay held a reception for his first new exhibit in seven years. His show, titled “Witness” opened in the back room of the artist-run Salt Spring Gallery. First impressions are important, but they can also lead us astray if left unexamined. My first impressions on entering the exhibit for its […]

Salt Spring Reads: Irish Country Books by Patrick Taylor

    Art & Design, Books Reviews    October 13, 2015

Patrick Taylor is probably an author who does not need any introduction to his New York Times’ bestseller novels. But I have become totally addicted to the Irish Country books by this popular author who lives on Salt Spring Island. He has written many other titles, but the series that takes the reader to 1960’s […]

Salt Spring Reads – The Case of the Missing Moonstone

    Art & Design, Books Reviews    August 10, 2015

Salt Spring Reads is an online book club/review. For this column I try to find books that you might love to discover, books with a Salt Spring connection. Reviewed books are available at the Salt Spring Library and in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments to discuss this book with others. The Case […]

Salt Spring Reads – Trauma Farm

    Art & Design, Books Reviews    July 13, 2015

Salt Spring Reads is an online book club/review. For this column I try to find books that you might love to discover, books with a Salt Spring connection. Reviewed books are available at the Salt Spring Library and in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments. Trauma Farm by Brian Brett – Trauma Farm […]

New ‘Moon Snail’ Bus Shelter Installed

    Art & Design, News & Events    July 2, 2015

The CRD Salt Spring Transportation Commission (SSITC) approved the bus shelter design for the bus pullout on the South side of Lower Ganges Road. The selected design was from local artist Matt Brain has been built and installed. Check out the photos. The design focuses on the moon snail shell, and the organic spiral design […]

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