June 20, 2010.
Mona Fertig, of Mothertongue Press, has a book launch, today, at Lions Hall, at 8 p.m. Her 14 years of research has produced a long-awaited biography of George Fertig...his exceptional paintings and his life in the underacknowledged B.C. art scene, in mid-century Vancouver. A major solo exhibition of George Fertig's luminous paintings is currently underway at the Burnaby Art Gallery, until July 11th. This book is a part of the Unheralded Artists series, and can be ordered through Mother Tongue Press, or find at local art galleries, too. (A special thing to do on Father's Day!).
This is the final day of the exceptional Masterpiece Weekend art exhibition at ArtSpring...don't miss this. Superlative work, by 24 very different artists. Then, wander through the Ganges Village galleries, all of whom will be open for your viewing pleasure, this special weekend, too.
Live music venues, for your pleasure also, at: Moby's, Treehouse, Harbour House Hotel, Fulford Pub....the usual eclectic mix!
A classic car buff? Then this a.m/early afternoon, Qualicum Beach hosts their annual show and shine, and it truly is one of the best! A 20 minute ferry trip from Vesuvius to Crofton, and approximately one hour and fifteen minutes later, you're in Qualicum Beach (take the "new highway", all the way).
Also a day to pack a picnic, and to try some beachcombing (Vesuvius Beach, beach at end of Arbutus Road at Southey Point, trail to beach on Trincomali Channel, also reached off Southey Point Road, Beddis Beach, Drummond Children's Beach at Fulford Harbour, Ruckle Park, Mt. Maxwell Park, the Burgoyne Valley Park, anywhere along North Beach and Walker's Hook Road....enjoy!
Dine out on Father's Day, too, at: Harbour House Hotel, Moby's, Calvin's Bistro, Auntie Pesto's (yes, they are now doing Sunday dinner, through to end of August), Salt Spring Inn, Seaside Kitchen, Fulford Pub, Rock Salt Cafe...special menu items to spoil the "Dad" in your life!
Longest day of the year is with us....get out there and enjoy!
Don't forget to tune into my live radio show, tomorrow, Monday, 7 to 9 a.m. (Pacific Time), at 107.9 fm or www.cfsi-fm.com (click on "listen now", just underneath the photo on the website). Same thing on Wednesday, now, too. Thank you!
June 20, 2010.