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Students and artist explore the meaning of kindness

What is kindness? And how do you interpret it on a canvas? That was the three-week experiment last month between graphic artist and writer Joseph Bankier and 29 students in Kelly Selden's Art 10 class at Riverside secondary in Port Coquitlam.

Producer up for Leo awards

A Port Coquitlam-based producer reeled in seven nominations for Leo Awards last week for his flick. Tim Puolitaipale of Citizen 11 Entertainment is up for Best Short Drama for Death Wish , which he co-produced with Chad Costen.

Korean dance at ECC

Twenty-five dancers will be on the Evergreen Cultural Centre stage on Sunday as part of the 15th annual Korean Dance Festival.

Best cast award for Stage 43

Coquitlam's Stage 43 won the best ensemble cast award for its show Hayfever at last week's Fraser Valley Zone Festival.

Avast, matey - it's pirate music

Pitt River middle school hosted the annual advanced band festival last week.

Painter, 86, still 'maturing as an artist'

When Doris J. Paterson thinks about her artistic life, she uses the metaphor of a pyramid. At first, she painted common themes like flowers, landscapes and portraits, which sold well.

Arts Club nets TC talent for Hairspray

Two Tri-City high school grads will play the roles of best friends to lead characters in the Arts Club Theatre Company's production of Hairspray , which opens on Thursday.

Fox Rock students rock the Fox

Students from Vancouver's Nimbus School of Recording Arts will team up with Terry Fox secondary next week to document Rock the Fox 2011 at the Port Coquitlam school.

The life and songs of Nat 'King' Cole at Evergreen next week

More than half a century ago, Nat "King" Cole played the Hotel Vancouver but, because of racial segregation, wasn't allowed to stay there.

Francophone art for Japan

A French school in Port Coquitlam will fete its 25th anniversary with an art show and sale on Thursday. Francophone students from L'Ecole des Pionniers (3550 Wellington St.) will have their work on display starting at 6 p.m.
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