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She dreams of haute couture, Paris

The miniature multimedia piece Yuliya Yaremenko clutches is a symbol for her life so far. Titled My Journey as an Artist, the work was a school project assigned by her art teacher, Judi Gardnner, at Port Moody secondary.

'Signature' dance on PNE stage

I f the music doesn't send chills down your spine, certainly the dancing will. To see Port Moody secondary's Ben Freemantle interpret the Leonard Cohen song Hallelujah in his YouTube video, one has to sit down to witness grace in motion.

Lots happening at Leigh Square this week

Farmers appreciation day is set for Thursday at Port Coquitlam Farmers Market. Join vendors at Leigh Square, where you can partake of fresh produce and check out works by local artists and artisans. Two days later, on Aug. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Coquitlam teacher's characters caught between cultures

She was at temple one day when she heard it. Raminder Sidhu said she was sitting nearby as a group of women were chatting. The Coquitlam middle school teacher couldn't hear everything clearly, but the tone the ladies were using was definitely sullen.

Call for artists for 'mini' show

All things small and beautiful are sought for an annual Christmas show at a Coquitlam arts centre. Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave.) is asking artists specializing in miniature crafts to apply for the Positively Petite exhibit, which runs Nov.

Arts, nature to mix at weekend fests

Art and nature will go hand-in-hand this weekend at two cutural festivals in the Tri-Cities. The fourth annual Art in the Park at Coquitlam's Minnekhada regional park - hosted by the Minnekhada Park Association and Metro Parks - runs Saturday (11 a.

Hard rockers to drop debut CDs

T wo Tri-City bands will release their debut CDs this weekend - and both at the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver.

Sixth TUTS for Hanbury

Shannon Hanbury, a graduate of Port Coquitlam's Archbishop Carney regional high school, is appearing in her sixth Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) production this summer in Stanley Park.

Making the connection

F rom her electric piano in the corner of the room, Cristine Bostrom starts the class with a series of stretches before launching into vocal warm-ups.

Violet aims for Vogue

Violet Patrich is choked with SFU. The Dr. Charles Best secondary graduate was accepted into the Burnaby school's contemporary arts program but didn't have the marks to get into the institution itself.