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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).
Neil Pinkett poses with his new exhibit in the Showcase Gallery. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Artist brings colour, vibrancy to Showcase Gallery

Neil Pinkett hopes to brighten people’s day with his exhibit.

Neil Pinkett poses with his new exhibit in the Showcase Gallery. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Abstract Aspens by Monika Paterson.

Photography exhibits all Shades of Nature

Parkside Gallery features local art

Abstract Aspens by Monika Paterson.
Bugle Boy by Bobbie Crane went for $1,000. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Artists bring home the gold in Wranglers’ silent bid auction

Auction nets $5,100 for the hockey club’s upcoming season.

Bugle Boy by Bobbie Crane went for $1,000. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Concept art for a tankman-themed level for Friday Night Funkin’. (Evilsk8r art)

Kickstarter launched for Friday Night Funkin’

100 Mile House indie game developer Cameron Taylor finds his groove.

Concept art for a tankman-themed level for Friday Night Funkin’. (Evilsk8r art)
Daisy by Cathi Gimse.

Former paramedic finds therapy in art

Cathi Gimse happy to donate art to her hometown team.

Daisy by Cathi Gimse.
By Sky Country was taken in Wyoming on the way back to 100 Mile House. (Melonie Eva photo)

Wranglers score trio of photographs for auction

Melonie Eva supports Wranglers secret bid art auction.

By Sky Country was taken in Wyoming on the way back to 100 Mile House. (Melonie Eva photo)
Clearwater River by Susan Kruse. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Beauty of Clearwater River displayed at Uptown Brewing

Susan Kruse thrilled to support the 100 Mile House Wranglers’ secret bid art auction.

Clearwater River by Susan Kruse. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Bugle Boy by Bobbie Crane. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Bugle Boy by Bobbie Crane. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Barb McClusky. (Photo submitted)

Painting a natural fit for retired teacher

Helping out the 100 Mile House Wranglers in their time of need was a good fit for Barb McClusky.

Barb McClusky. (Photo submitted)
Night Practice by Kathy Crawshay. (Photo submitted)

Auction inspires pond hockey art

Kathy Crawshay combines love of watching pond hockey with desire to help Wranglers.

Night Practice by Kathy Crawshay. (Photo submitted)
Rapture depicts two giraffes nuzzling one another by Bryan Austerberry. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile House)

Bryan Austerberry happy to help out Wranglers

Graphite artist submits two pieces: Authority Figure and Rapture.

Rapture depicts two giraffes nuzzling one another by Bryan Austerberry. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile House)
January's Blanket by Penny Bailey. (Photo submitted)

Love of Cariboo scenery inspires artist to paint

Penny Bailey to donate her art to the Wrangler’s secret auction.

January's Blanket by Penny Bailey. (Photo submitted)