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Local Arts

A decade of quilting for guild

Wendy Squires unfolds a quilt she recently stitched up for her mother. The Port Coquitlam resident spent weeks on the internet searching for the right material to include in her bed cover.

Trash turned into sculpture

Ron Simmer won't have the usual reception when his first solo art show opens on Thursday at Coquitlam's Place des Arts.

What's that you're selling?

Veda Hille and Bill Richardson tried hard not to mock. The writers of Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata were overwhelmed with wacky ads from the online personal ads site.

Trading cards for artists' day

International Artist Day will be celebrated at the Port Moody Arts Centre next week with a "pop-up event." Arts organizers have invited dozens of Tri-City craftspeople to the St. John's Street facility to make artist trading cards on Oct. 24.

Deadline extended for 'petite' show

Coquitlam's Place des Arts has extended its submissions deadline for an annual miniature exhibition, which starts next month. Artists now have until Sunday, Oct. 21 to enter their work into the Positively Petite show that happens Nov. 15 to Dec.

Road ends for Jen

Gleneagle secondary student Jennifer Gillis sang her farewell on Over the Rainbow after the 16-year-old Coquitlam teen was eliminated from the CBC reality show competition.

A salute to Studio D

Jenn Strom always wanted to work for the National Film Board.

Panto in the Valley

Three Tri-City actors are cast in an upcoming production for the Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Coquitlam's Joni Hayden-Summerton and Adrian Duncan as well as Nathan Piasecki of Port Moody are in Phantom of the Panto , which runs Nov.

Tips on how to get published

Learn about writing and how to get published at Port Moody Public Library's first interactive café, an event that coincides with Canadian Library Month.

Wetland webcast

A Belcarra student who makes films about the environment will co-host a one-hour live educational satellite broadcast on Wednesday.