ARTS IN BRIEF: Painters show, book launch

An image from the Passionate Outdoor Painters, which will have a display next month at the Port Moody Public Library - PMPL
An image from the Passionate Outdoor Painters, which will have a display next month at the Port Moody Public Library
— image credit: PMPL

The Passionate Outdoor Painters have paired up with photographer Andrea Ledingham for an exhibit next month at the Port Moody Public Library.

POP — better known as Jane Appleby, Sue Cowan, Randy Green, Sahar McCullough, Sally Turton and Alison White — has been drawing and painting in various media for years; Ledingham is a professional wedding and portrait photographer and a darkroom instructor at Coquitlam's Place des Arts.



A dark, post-apocalyptic dance that stars Coquitlam’s Kevin Tookey will open next Wednesday at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver.

The Art of Stealing, a contemporary piece about a gang of six survivors and their existential struggle to survive, is being performed by the company the response.

Tickets for the show, which runs May 28 to 31 at the Firehall (280 East Cordova) at 8 p.m., are $30/$20 by calling 604-689-0926.



Drama 10 and directing students at Heritage Woods secondary will show Little Red Robin Hood next Thursday and Friday at the Port Moody high school.

Written by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus, the play starts at 7 p.m. on May 29 and 30. Tickets at $5 are available at the door (1300 David Ave.). Call 604-461-8679.



A storytelling festival by multicultural students at Port Coquitlam's Riverside secondary has been postponed.

Teacher Catherine Yamamoto shelved the May 29 celebration indefinitely due to the teachers' job action, happening May 28 in School District 43.



A Metis author will launch her new book at a Port Coquitlam dance studio next Saturday.  Eugenea Couture will read from her publication, Adoption Not An Option, at a free event at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio (205-3242 Westwood St.) that will also include three dance performances.

It runs from 7 to 10 p.m. To RSVP, visit dance-with-us.eventbrite.ca.



Teens and adults looking to volunteer this summer can help with art camps at Coquitlam's Place des Arts.

The Maillardville hub has two programs in July and August: Summer Fun! and ArtReach.

Volunteers should be 15 or older, be able to commit for at least two weeks and attend an orientation session. Morning, afternoon and full-day shifts are open. To sign up,  call 604-664-1636 or visit placedesarts.ca.



Ready for the summer? Pacific Coast Terminals has it line-up of musical acts for its Rocky Point Park stage in July and August, with the powerhouse band Brickhouse closing the series again.

Sponsored in part by The Tri-City News, the bands are: Coco Jafro (July 6); Joani Bye & The Home Wreckers (July 13); So Tight Band (July 20); R & B Allstars (July 27); Big City Soul (Aug. 3); R & B Conspiracy (Aug. 10); Incognito with Nadine States (Aug. 17); and Brickhouse (Aug. 24).

All shows start at 2 p.m. at the PCT Performance Stage.



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