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ARTS BRIEFS: Maxwell to paint PoCo faces
Painter Denise Maxwell started her artist residency at Port Coquitlam’s Leigh Square Community Arts Village today (Tuesday).
Maxwell is the third artist to take on the city gig, following Adrian Walker and Bernadine Fox’s three-month long stints.
She plans to produce a new body of work that focuses on the faces of Port Coquitlam. Residents wanting to be part of her portraiture series can drop by the Gathering Place (behind PoCo city hall) or go online at portcoquitlam.ca/leighsquare.
See a “trashy” fashion show while supporting breast cancer research at a pink ribbon event this week in Coquitlam.
Centennial secondary’s business club is organizing the gala on Thursday at 7 p.m. that will see students highlighting recycled wares; breast cancer survivors will also be on the catwalk.
Admission is a minimum donation of $1. Food and prizes will be offered to attendees. Call the school (570 Poirier St.) at 604-936-7205.
Port Coquitlam author Florida Ann Town will be the guest speaker at the Tri-City Wordsmiths’ meeting on Saturday.
Her talk, titled What To Name the Baby? on how authors choose names for their characters and books, is on April 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Terry Fox Library (2470 Mary Hill Rd.); it will also include a launch of her seventh and latest book, On The Rim. Call 604-475-2875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space is still available for Saturday’s KaBoom!, the first annual major artists’ gathering in Port Moody.
To register for the free, all-ages event that happens on April 5 at 7 p.m. at Port Moody city hall, go to portmoody.ca/kaboom.
The city of Port Coquitlam has a number of new visual, literary and performing arts programs open for kids and teens this spring.
Starting Friday, Rebekah Ng will lead Music Pups in the mornings for parents with newborns to four-year-olds.
Later this month, children aged five to 10 can enjoy Art Factory, Colours of Sound, and Water Art Adventures while kids aged seven to 12 can sign up for Clay Zone, Emotion Art: Art and Poetry, Creative Architects, Modern Art, Creative Sculptures, and Crazy Cartooning.
For those aged eight to 12, there are Fundamentals of Drawing, and Willy Wonka Jr. Play. And kids over nine can register for the Art of Creative Writing, Fundamentals of Drawing, Screen-Printing and Film Making.
Call 604-927-7529 or experienceit.ca.
Port Coquitlam artist Chris Pearce has her work featured in a juried show at the Maple Ridge Art Gallery this month.
The annual exhibit by the Garibaldi Art Club, titled Seasons in the Park, ends April 26 at the gallery at the ACT Theatre and Arts Complex (11944 Haney Pl.).
Registration for Place des Arts’ popular Summer Fun! art camps starts Sunday.
The Coquitlam hub is offering six weeks of courses for kids and teens aged five to 15, from July 7 to Aug. 15.
Call 604-664-1636 or visit placedesarts.ca.