Featuring the photography of Sue Harper, original art by local artists Gigi Hoeller, Jan de Beer, and Melanie Fogell. With special features on the 2017/2018 Concerts of the Coast Recital Society and Pender Harbour Music Society, and local businesses WoodPecker Ridge and Sequoia Naturopathic Centre. Get your free copy at select outlets on the Sunshine Coast. For a complete list of outlets, please click here.


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  • Sue Harper
    Sue Harper
    Oh, the birds! Herons and eagles and hawks and ducks and seabirds of all kinds. Sue Harper’s photographs are full of the passion and affinity she feels for her natural subjects....
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  • Gigi Hoeller
    Gigi Hoeller
    Gigi Hoeller’s finely wrought images of flowers, landscapes, wood carvings, and totems call to mind the work of Georgia O’Keeffe (the 20th-century American painter best known for her extreme and sensuous close-ups of flowers)....
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  • Melanie Fogell
    Melanie Fogell
    Melanie Fogell’s engaging and diverse paintings reflect a rich and storied life. Colourful and reminiscent of the Fauves (early 20th-century painters who emphasized colour and the characteristics of the paint itself, rather than focusing on representation), her work is also...
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  • Jan de Beer
    Jan de Beer
    Through his large paintings—some of them as long as eight feet—de Beer seeks also to challenge the way art is “placed on a pedestal out of reach for the majority of normal people....
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  • All-Season
    The “off” season on the Sunshine Coast brings so many delights. The creeks and streams have filled with autumn rains and the salmon are returning! Fishers in waders line the shores near the mouths of creeks, and kayakers troll past,...
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  • The Sequoia Grove
    The Sequoia Grove
    The sequoia is a powerful symbol for strength, health, and connectedness. The largest, tallest, and most enduring of trees, they stand powerfully rooted to the earth and to each other, with strong and straight cores. ...
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  • Coast Recital Society
    Coast Recital Society
    At the very heart of the Coast Recital Society is a commitment to bringing the finest classical musicians to the Sunshine Coast, with a balance of outstanding established artists as well as superb new-generation performers....
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  • True North
    True North
    ZOOM’s creator, Edmund Arceo, took a train trip across Canada this Spring to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary and to have a closer look at this tapestry that makes up our country. He’d like to share some of his impressions with...
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  • Being Canadian
    Being Canadian
    The consul then looked up, smiled, and offered a handshake: “Welcome to Canada!” It was almost twenty years ago, but I still get emotional when I recall those words by the Canadian Embassy official in Manila, and the final interview...
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