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What in the World is Mat Making?

When I tell people I am a rug hooker I receive a variety of responses. A common one is, “Oh, I did a rug from a kit years ago.” Often it’s a polite, “oh.” Very few people are familiar with rug hooking as it began in early Canadian and American homes.

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Children, the Arts and Huckleberry

Children, the Arts and Huckleberry – what a combination! The Arts Building board is very excited about an emerging new partnership with Huckleberry Coast Daycare. Huckleberry has already taken over the Little Hands program we offer on Monday mornings and will soon be offering their more comprehensive plan to support Sunshine Coast families in day-to-day […]

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A Letter from Penny Allport

Dear Folks on the Coast, With so much artistry in our midst, relationships are a worthy place to devote some of our creative energies!! Hubert Godard, (Dean of Movement at the University of Paris) one of my long time mentors in perceptual inquiry would begin his class with “Posture will determine the potential of action.” […]

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Isn’t It Time to Realize We’re All Artists?

In the fall of 2013 I decided to participate for the first time in Random Acts of Art. “What? Are you crazy?” was the first thought I had. “You used to get D’s in art in elementary school.” There it was, the VOICE, the loop that plays whenever I consider stepping outside of my usual forms of creativity. […]

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