A Star-Gazer is born

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As a child growing up in Kamloops, Zuzy Rocka loved to surround herself with her favourite children’s books. Her mother owned a preschool, and Rocka had access to all the classics. “Like everyone, I adored Dr. Seuss. He has such a positive mentality. I loved Guess How Much I Love You, with the rabbits. That was my favourite book and it was a big inspiration for me,” Rocka said. “We probably had 100 children’s … [Read more...]

Quilting retreat a hit

Quilting In The Mountains

The annual Quilting in the Mountains retreat was a sell-out success this year, with a host of quilters turning out to pick up new tips, get started on new projects, or put the finishing touches on their work from July 13 to 17. Now in its 11th year, Quilting in the Mountains brought renowned quilter Dianne Jansson back to Sun Peaks. Jansson has taught throughout Canada, and also in Iceland and Australia, and is … [Read more...]

Family portrait leads artist to his calling

Will at work

“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not the sitter.” – Oscar Wilde It was a portrait of his late-grandfather that helped William Dallimore find his true calling as an artist. The Sun Peaks artist, who works primarily with an airbrush, decided to paint the portrait as a tribute to the grandfather’s life. “It turned out pretty good,” Dallimore said. “I’ve been an artist … [Read more...]

A sporting life on canvas for Sun Peaks’ artist

Bruce Mitchell - Artist

While many Sun Peaks artists look to the beautiful natural surroundings for inspiration, the allure of competitive sports has provided the perfect muse for one local artist. An avid sportsman himself, Bruce Mitchell has been working with acrylic paints for many years. In fact, he took his first art class at UBC when he was just five years old, never imagining he’d one day teach his own classes. Yet despite … [Read more...]

You always know the DJ

Jayse Aspey

From performing at festivals in Australia to winning the title of Whistler’s best DJ, one of Sun Peaks’ newest residents has quickly become a fan favourite in the local music scene — that’s no short order when you consider the local talent already on offer, such as Dom “D-Funkt” Koric, and Sun Peaks’ regulars Hertz Donut and Nouveau. Jayse Aspey grew up in Brisbane, Australia, and got his start DJing at house … [Read more...]