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The Stone Bear Gallery on First Street serves as both Vance Theoret’s showroom and workshop. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Soapstone carver finds bear-able niche

Soapstone carver Vance Theoret realized bears were the ticket to his success

100 Mile House Festival of Arts contestant Baylee Shields is pursuing a career to become an independent music producer in Victoria. (Photo submitted)

Local musician pursues music producer dream

Baylee Shields got her musical start with the 100 Mile Festival of the Arts

A selection of furniture pieces made by Norm West are on display now at Parkside Gallery. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Wood Works at Parkside

A show and sale of local woodworkers is currently on display at Parkside Gallery

A selection of furniture pieces made by Norm West are on display now at Parkside Gallery. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Cameron Bird spends hours in his Lac La Hache studio creating paintings that sell for thousands of dollars across Canada. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Cariboo scenes inspire painter

Cameron Bird went from riding in the mountains to painting them professionally

Cameron Bird spends hours in his Lac La Hache studio creating paintings that sell for thousands of dollars across Canada. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The Blue Wranglers: Dan Fremlin, Bruce Ambler, Dustin Bentall and Trixie Berkel play at a benefit concert in Clinton. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Clinton musicians singing the blues

The quarter loves nothing more than picking and grinning together

The Blue Wranglers: Dan Fremlin, Bruce Ambler, Dustin Bentall and Trixie Berkel play at a benefit concert in Clinton. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Alex Mackenzie will be coming to 100 Mile House this Friday. (Photo submitted)

Jackson’s hosts laugh and a brew

Prince George comedian Alex Mackenzie ready to rock the house

Alex Mackenzie will be coming to 100 Mile House this Friday. (Photo submitted)
Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Christmas movie filming in Vernon transforms downtown into winter wonderland

Three Hallmark films and one Lifetime being shot in Okanagan

Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
Oh Baby, It’s a Wild World by Big Bar Lake’s Jill Philipchuk will be one of the paintings featured at the Clinton Art and Culture Society Show and Sale.

Art on sale at Clinton Memorial Hall this weekend

Money raised will support Clinton Food Bank, Clinton Minor Sports Association

Oh Baby, It’s a Wild World by Big Bar Lake’s Jill Philipchuk will be one of the paintings featured at the Clinton Art and Culture Society Show and Sale.
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

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)
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

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)
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

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