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Loleeta Pollen Hofley has taken up painting rocks and spreading them around the community to brighten people’s days. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Artist hides painted rocks in 100 Mile to ‘bring light’ and smiles

Loleeta Pollen Hofley hopes to brighten someone’s day in these devastating times

Members of the Cariboo Artist Guild’s hanging committee including Kathy Crawshay (from left) Niel Pinkett, Sheryl Fremlin and Carol Munroe smile after hanging the 41st annual Fine Art Show “Through Emily’s Eyes”. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Local artists celebrate the legacy of Emily Carr

The works of Emily Carr serve as inspiration for the Cariboo Artist Guild

Lifelong trapper Paul Blackwell details his life story in his memoir, the Mad Trapper of Greeny Lake. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Mad Trapper shares memoir of life in the Cariboo

Paul Blackwell earned nickname due to fierce advocacy for nature, animals

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
Bernice-Weihs-Anderson will be showing her art this month at the Ashcroft Sidewalk Gallery. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Clinton artist raises awareness for wildlife conservation

Bernice Weihs-Anderson participates in show at Ashcroft Sidewalk Gallery

Bernice-Weihs-Anderson will be showing her art this month at the Ashcroft Sidewalk Gallery. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Shirley Gibson-Bull prepares to hang her new show in the Showcase Gallery in the South Cariboo Business Centre across from the Home Hardware. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Abstract paintings highlighted at Showcase Gallery

Art Next highlights Shirley Gibson-Bull’s collection

Shirley Gibson-Bull prepares to hang her new show in the Showcase Gallery in the South Cariboo Business Centre across from the Home Hardware. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A painting of a fox on a moose antler by Alexandra Verboom. (Photo submitted)

Artist plays with light and shadows

Alexandra Verboom’s work ‘celebrating the lifestyle we have here’

A painting of a fox on a moose antler by Alexandra Verboom. (Photo submitted)
Eliza Archie Memorial School Principal Thomas Wilkinson (from left) holds up some wood carvings made by his students under the tutelage of Jerome Boyce that included Lexus Amut, Tyrone Thomas and Sunny Thomas. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Canim Lake students learn traditional carving

Jerome Boyce has shared his knowledge of traditional and contemporary carving

Eliza Archie Memorial School Principal Thomas Wilkinson (from left) holds up some wood carvings made by his students under the tutelage of Jerome Boyce that included Lexus Amut, Tyrone Thomas and Sunny Thomas. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Bobbie Crane is overjoyed that her painting Snowy Owls has been accepted as one of the featured pieces in the 2021 Artists For Conservation’s International Exhibit of Nature in Art. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Cariboo artist featured in international art exhibit

Bobbie Crane’s Snowy Owls painting was chosen for AFC’s Exhibit of Nature in Art.

Bobbie Crane is overjoyed that her painting Snowy Owls has been accepted as one of the featured pieces in the 2021 Artists For Conservation’s International Exhibit of Nature in Art. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Canim Lake carver Jerome Boyce was happy to carve a new Secwepemc entranceway for Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

New Secwepemc entrance for Peter Skene Ogden Secondary

Canim Lake carver Jerome Boyce created the piece out of Western Red Cedar

Canim Lake carver Jerome Boyce was happy to carve a new Secwepemc entranceway for Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Marc Spender, right, loves the new seats at the South Cariboo Theatre, a sentiment shared by his family Tara Spender and Kaedence Spender. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Curtain rises again at South Cariboo Theatre

Movie-goers treated to new comfy seats

Marc Spender, right, loves the new seats at the South Cariboo Theatre, a sentiment shared by his family Tara Spender and Kaedence Spender. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Marion McKinnon Crook has penned a new novel where she revisits her first years as a public health nurse in Williams Lake. (Photo submitted)
Marion McKinnon Crook has penned a new novel where she revisits her first years as a public health nurse in Williams Lake. (Photo submitted)
Curtis Lueke plays the guitar, banjo, drums, keyboard and sings for his one-man-band Spare Change. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Musician finds therapy with one-man band

Curtis Lueke, of Spare Change, got involved in music at the age of five

Curtis Lueke plays the guitar, banjo, drums, keyboard and sings for his one-man-band Spare Change. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)

VIDEO: Chilliwack escape artist Matt Johnson dazzles judges on America’s Got Talent

Johnson brought a packed auditorium to its feet with a death-defying stunt

Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)
This month in the Showcase Gallery the works of 13 members of the Cariboo Artists Guild is on display. On Tuesday nine of these artists were at the gallery hanging the show a collection of old and new paintings. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Old favourites, new art featured at Untitled show

Some 13 artists of the Cariboo Artists Guild have come together this month

This month in the Showcase Gallery the works of 13 members of the Cariboo Artists Guild is on display. On Tuesday nine of these artists were at the gallery hanging the show a collection of old and new paintings. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Laura Kelsey said that her new single A Foolish Thing is a reflection on a soured relationship while her music video is about transformation and change. The red dress she wore for part of the video, seen here, was created by Margie Preminger of KloZHAUS Clothing Design Studio in Parksville, B.C. (Photo submitted)

Artist reflects on change and transformation

Entitled A Foolish Thing, Kelsey spent the last year working on her new single

Laura Kelsey said that her new single A Foolish Thing is a reflection on a soured relationship while her music video is about transformation and change. The red dress she wore for part of the video, seen here, was created by Margie Preminger of KloZHAUS Clothing Design Studio in Parksville, B.C. (Photo submitted)
Emma Donnelly takes her music lessons from Ginny Lou Alexander at her home in 100 Mile House. This year Alexander will be hosting an adjudicated recital for 10 of her students to have their skills evaluated and marked. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Piano students participate in adjudicated recital

Having an end goal is key when learning music

Emma Donnelly takes her music lessons from Ginny Lou Alexander at her home in 100 Mile House. This year Alexander will be hosting an adjudicated recital for 10 of her students to have their skills evaluated and marked. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Autumn Comes by Jill Hardcastle. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

New art exhibit paints pictures with words

The written works of Ron Conway and the paintings they’ve inspired are on display

Autumn Comes by Jill Hardcastle. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Each of the butterflies that members of the Cariboo Artist Guild pained are unique in their own way. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Butterflies symbol of ‘life and change’ for Hospice

Wooden butterflies hang in Showcase Gallery this month

Each of the butterflies that members of the Cariboo Artist Guild pained are unique in their own way. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Bernice Weihs-Anderson creates art with reclaimed wood and flogs it at the Clinton Outdoor Market. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Endangered species focus of art display

Bernice Weihs-Anderson has found a new use for reclaimed wood

Bernice Weihs-Anderson creates art with reclaimed wood and flogs it at the Clinton Outdoor Market. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).