August 19, 2010.
Lots of "back to school" notices in newspaper and t.v. ads, suddenly. In our coastal area, the weather seems to go into premature Fall mode, too, right around now....some say it's because it's the P.N.E. (Pacific National Exhibition) parade on Saturday, and it "always" rains that day! The forest fire threat, with the heat waves and the very dry conditions in all forests, though, would welcome some rain. People with children return home to the cities, at this time, to get ready for that school start, and people without children often prefer to wait to travel to our area until after Labour Day...a small hiatus, then, between two groups of potential viewers.
Still lots going on on special Salt Spring, though, to entice both tourists and locals! If you are a fan of photography, then don't miss the annual Photosynthesis show at ArtSpring...truly stellar work, and it is amazing, always, just how many talented people just happen to live on Salt Spring Island...it is an artist's enclave!
Last weekends Jazz Fest was a great success...if you missed it, make sure you mark your calendars for next year's event. Lucky us, once more, to be the home of such talented musicians.
Live music venues continue around town: Harbour House Hotel, Moby's, Treehouse (of course!), Fulford Pub. Tonight, Treehouse showcases Mike Alviano, tomorrow it's the superbly talented Simone and the Soul Intention, Saturday catch Soul Shakedown, Sunday enjoy A Neil Young Harvest, Monday discover Big Al and Tubob, and Tuesday it's Open Stage with David Jaquest. Enjoy!
Shag Harbour Band plays Harbour House Hotel on this Friday, the 20th. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m. Cover ($5 at the door).
At Moby's, catch John LeFebvre & the Stonehouse Ravens on Saturday, and Sunday it's Jazz with the Norris Clement Trio.
New work on display at Morley Myers Gallery in Merchant Mews, off Upper Ganges Road.
The last of the Music & Munch series, for the summer season, is on the 25th, with Salt Spring Vocal Quartet...concert starts at 12:10 p.m. at All Saints by the Sea.
Mahon Hall is the location of ArtCraft, of course, and showcased on the stage, this time, is Mayne Island's MD Hennessy with SOULS. Don't miss this! Great show, too, at Gallery 8 in Grace Point Square. While there, wander Steffich Fine Art Gallery, Starfish Gallery, and nearby it's Pegasus Gallery and Jill Louise Campbell Fine Art Gallery. A slightly longer stroll takes you up McPhillips, past the Salt Spring Fine Art Gallery (14 artists, now, in this new cooperative venture), and yes, you are right there, positioned to take in the magical Photosynthesis at ArtSpring's Gallery. Enjoy!
Tonight, one show only, it's Summer of My Amazing Luck....Shameless Hussy Production of this Canadian comedy.
Lots to do and to see as we wind down "traditional summer", and get ready for that "back to school September moment". Isn't it odd how so many of us, long past school days, still see the beginning of the year as September....hmmmm. Imprinting!
August 19, 2010.