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Brenda Gardiner shares her beautiful mirrors during the Art in my Park show and sale Saturday, Sept. 26 as part of Quesnel’s Culture Days celebrations. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Culture Days showcases diversity of talent in Quesnel

The Quesnel Downtown Art Walk kicked off Sept. 26

Brenda Gardiner shares her beautiful mirrors during the Art in my Park show and sale Saturday, Sept. 26 as part of Quesnel’s Culture Days celebrations. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Patti Faber works on her painting during a landscape oil painting workshop led by Katja Kovanen Sept. 12. Kovanen will soon be teaching her workshops out of the new Reid Street Studios. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

New downtown Quesnel art studio will provide workshop, studio space

A variety of workshops have already been booked at new Reid Street Studios

Patti Faber works on her painting during a landscape oil painting workshop led by Katja Kovanen Sept. 12. Kovanen will soon be teaching her workshops out of the new Reid Street Studios. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Multi-media artist Sybille Muschik hangs her works for her show, Perceptions, running until Sept. 30 in the gallery beside The Space Above and above Books and Company on Reid Street. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Bouchie Lake’s Sybille Muschik shares her Perceptions in September art show

Much of the multi-media artist’s work focuses on the natural world and humans’ impact on it

Multi-media artist Sybille Muschik hangs her works for her show, Perceptions, running until Sept. 30 in the gallery beside The Space Above and above Books and Company on Reid Street. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Former Williams Lake magician Clinton W. Gray and Penn & Teller: Fool Us host Alyson Hannigan on stage in Las Vegas in March, during the taping of the show. The episode featuring Gray will air on The CW Network on Monday, Aug. 17. (SCOTT EVERETT WHITE/THE CW photography)

Former Cariboo magician gets chance to fool Penn & Teller

Clinton W. Gray will appear on The CW Network TV show Penn & Teller: Fools Us on Aug. 17

  • Aug 16, 2020
Former Williams Lake magician Clinton W. Gray and Penn & Teller: Fool Us host Alyson Hannigan on stage in Las Vegas in March, during the taping of the show. The episode featuring Gray will air on The CW Network on Monday, Aug. 17. (SCOTT EVERETT WHITE/THE CW photography)
The Quesnel Rodeo Club partnered with the South Cariboo Business Association to host Fresh Air Cinemas at Alex Fraser Park Tuesday and Wednesday night in Quesnel. (Photo submitted)

Fresh Air Cinemas stop in Quesnel a box office smash

Funds raised go towards local, non-profit organizations

The Quesnel Rodeo Club partnered with the South Cariboo Business Association to host Fresh Air Cinemas at Alex Fraser Park Tuesday and Wednesday night in Quesnel. (Photo submitted)
Fresh Air Cinema in partnership with FortisBC, the Quesnel Rodeo Club and the South Quesnel Business Association are bringing free outdoor movies to Quesnel on July 14-15. (Fresh Air Cinema - Facebook photo)

Outdoor Movies coming to Quesnel

Fresh Air Cinema will be showing Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on July 14, and Onward on July 15

Fresh Air Cinema in partnership with FortisBC, the Quesnel Rodeo Club and the South Quesnel Business Association are bringing free outdoor movies to Quesnel on July 14-15. (Fresh Air Cinema - Facebook photo)
Sandi Sillito takes her turn on an excavator while constructing a makeshift drive-in theatre near the site of the Interlakes Farmers Market. (Submitted photo)

Interlakes builds drive-in movie theatre

‘It looks like it could be a golf course now, really, it’s beautiful’

Sandi Sillito takes her turn on an excavator while constructing a makeshift drive-in theatre near the site of the Interlakes Farmers Market. (Submitted photo)
Quesnel author Susan Smith-Josephy has just published her second book through Caitlin Press, Cataline: The Life of B.C.’s Legendary Packer, with Irene Bjerky. (Photo submitted)

Quesnel author’s second book explores the life of legendary packer Cataline

Susan Smith-Josephy’s new book covers several early B.C. gold rushes and developments

Quesnel author Susan Smith-Josephy has just published her second book through Caitlin Press, Cataline: The Life of B.C.’s Legendary Packer, with Irene Bjerky. (Photo submitted)
A scene from the 2019 ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art in Wells. Executive and artistic director Julie Fowler helped establish a new B.C. Music Festivals Collective to help connect music festival directors and producers from across the province during this uncertain time. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)

Julie Fowler of Wells helps build new provincial music festival collective

The group is sharing information and working together to address COVID-19 challenges

A scene from the 2019 ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art in Wells. Executive and artistic director Julie Fowler helped establish a new B.C. Music Festivals Collective to help connect music festival directors and producers from across the province during this uncertain time. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
With only six students, the Quesnel and District Community Arts Council’s musical theatre camp, Magic and Rainbows, went ahead March 16-20 at the Chuck Mobley Theatre at Correlieu Secondary School. Students worked with director Sue Newman, assistant Rachel McKinnon and accompanist Samantha Unger during the week and presented a show to some parents Friday, March 20. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTOS: A celebration of musical theatre in Quesnel

A small group of students learned musical theatre with Sue Newman during the week of March 16

  • Mar 28, 2020
With only six students, the Quesnel and District Community Arts Council’s musical theatre camp, Magic and Rainbows, went ahead March 16-20 at the Chuck Mobley Theatre at Correlieu Secondary School. Students worked with director Sue Newman, assistant Rachel McKinnon and accompanist Samantha Unger during the week and presented a show to some parents Friday, March 20. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Ted MacDiarmid Traer plays the bagpipes in Scotland. (Photo submitted)

Update: Bouchie Lake Lawnchair Travel flight to Scotland postponed

The presentation was cancelled due to COVID-19 and the need to reduce social contact

Ted MacDiarmid Traer plays the bagpipes in Scotland. (Photo submitted)
Joan McNaughton says seeing people’s expressions when they realize how close the wildlife really are while on a safari is always amazing and has become an important part of her trips. (Photos submitted)

Next Bouchie Lake Lawnchair Travel flight will take you on an African safari

Join pilot Joan McNaughton March 9 at 7 p.m. at the Bouchie Lake Hall

Joan McNaughton says seeing people’s expressions when they realize how close the wildlife really are while on a safari is always amazing and has become an important part of her trips. (Photos submitted)
Kayden Harris (left) is joined by Chris Vandaelle for a performance of “You Are My Sunshine” during the fourth annual Nazko Music and Arts Festival March 2, 2019, at the Nazko Valley Community Centre. This year’s festival takes place Saturday, March 7 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Nakzo Valley Community Centre. (Observer file photo)

Nazko Arts and Music Festival celebrates wide variety of talents

The fifth annual festival takes place Saturday, March 7 at the Nazko Valley Community Centre

Kayden Harris (left) is joined by Chris Vandaelle for a performance of “You Are My Sunshine” during the fourth annual Nazko Music and Arts Festival March 2, 2019, at the Nazko Valley Community Centre. This year’s festival takes place Saturday, March 7 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Nakzo Valley Community Centre. (Observer file photo)
The speakers who shared their stories during Our Tellings last year at the Chuck Mobley Theatre gather at the end of the performance. The event was a fundraiser for the School District 28 breakfast program. This year’s event takes place Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m.(Debbie Terlesky photo)

Quesnel residents will share heartfelt stories for breakfast program

The storytelling event Our Tellings will take place March 6 at 7 p.m. at the Chuck Mobley Theatre

The speakers who shared their stories during Our Tellings last year at the Chuck Mobley Theatre gather at the end of the performance. The event was a fundraiser for the School District 28 breakfast program. This year’s event takes place Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m.(Debbie Terlesky photo)
Marc Atkinson is coming to Quesnel March 7 with his Marc Atkinson Trio. (Barbara Pedrick photo)

Talented musicians sharing Quesnel Live Arts stage March 7

The internationally renowned Marc Atkinson Trio performs with Cameron Wilson

Marc Atkinson is coming to Quesnel March 7 with his Marc Atkinson Trio. (Barbara Pedrick photo)
Quesnel musician Brad Strang is releasing a new CD, Epic Journey, which features several local guest artists, March 1. (Photo submitted)

Quesnel musician Brad Strang releasing new, themed CD March 1

Epic Journey features guests artists from Quesnel, Williams Lake and Nanaimo

Quesnel musician Brad Strang is releasing a new CD, Epic Journey, which features several local guest artists, March 1. (Photo submitted)
Pam Devereux rides a camel in Egypt. Devereux will be sharing photos and stories from her trip during the next Bouchie Lake Lawnchair Travel flight Monday, March 2 at 7 p.m. at the Bouchie Lake Hall. (Photo submitted)

Learn why Pam Devereux can’t wait to go back to Egypt in March 2 presentation

Devereux will share highlights of her trip as part of the Bouchie Lake Lawnchair Travel series

Pam Devereux rides a camel in Egypt. Devereux will be sharing photos and stories from her trip during the next Bouchie Lake Lawnchair Travel flight Monday, March 2 at 7 p.m. at the Bouchie Lake Hall. (Photo submitted)
Junita Thiessen, who was raised in Quesnel and graduated from Correlieu Secondary School, is starring as Volta in the Fabulist Theatre production of The Untold Legend of Imogen Flight in Vancouver. (John Ball photo)

Correlieu grad starring in new swashbuckling ‘femme-forward’ play in Vancouver

Junita Thiessen grew up in Quesnel and went on to study acting at Capilano University

Junita Thiessen, who was raised in Quesnel and graduated from Correlieu Secondary School, is starring as Volta in the Fabulist Theatre production of The Untold Legend of Imogen Flight in Vancouver. (John Ball photo)
A dancer presents her Ballet: Demi-Pointe: Solo routine Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Chuck Mobley Theatre during the second day of the Quesnel Dance Festival. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Spotlight shines on dancers at Quesnel Festival of Performing Arts

Hundreds of dancers performed during the Dance Festival Feb. 14-17

A dancer presents her Ballet: Demi-Pointe: Solo routine Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Chuck Mobley Theatre during the second day of the Quesnel Dance Festival. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Brenda Gardiner (far left) and her group went dune bugging in Peru on their recent adventure, and she will be sharing highlights from this trip Monday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. as part of the Bouchie Lake Lawnchair Travel series. (Photo submitted)

Join Brenda Gardiner for an adventure in Peru and Bolivia in next Lawnchair Travel flight

Gardiner will share highlights from her recent trip Monday, Feb. 24 at the Bouchie Lake Hall

Brenda Gardiner (far left) and her group went dune bugging in Peru on their recent adventure, and she will be sharing highlights from this trip Monday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. as part of the Bouchie Lake Lawnchair Travel series. (Photo submitted)