Entertainment Briefs 

Film screening dedicated to Josh Chapman

The crew from AlternaAction Films is back with their latest work, Breaking Ground, and will be dedicating a screening at Merlin’s to the late Josh Chapman.

"The night is a tribute to Josh. We just think the way the media portrayed (what happened to him) didn’t include enough facts, and we dedicate the film to him. He had his career cut short," says Carlo Wein, president of AlternaAction Films.

A pro snowboarder and snowmobiler, Chapman died this summer following a snowmobiling accident in the Squamish Industrial Park.

The movie will be screened at Merlin’s on Friday, Sept. 27 at 11 p.m. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5, and proceeds from the film and Josh Chapman T-shirt sales will go to the Chapman family.

The 35-minute film, shot on 16 mm, features Chapman and other riders, with both snowmobiling and snowboarding footage.

Additional riders featured in Breaking Ground include Travis Williams, Jon Cartwright, Mike Page, Kevin Sansalone, Matt Beardmore, Eddie Wall, and TJ Shnieder.

There will also be a slide show presentation about the making of the film.

For more information contact Wein at 604-925-4189 or e-mail info@alternaactionfilms.com

Whistler Player auditions cancelled

The Whistler Players have cancelled auditions scheduled for Sept. 21 for their new production, Snow White.

The large turnout for auditions on Sept. 18 prompted the cancellation.

The production takes place later this season.

Point and click

The Whistler Naturalists present Mountain Images—Nature Photography from Peak to Valley at Millennium Place on Sept. 20, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The show will include "six photographers, two projectors, and one great evening of entertainment."

Featured photographers include: Nancy Ricker, Leanna Rathkelly, Dean Cote, Bonny Makarewicz, Jon Faulknor, and Pete Brennan.

Each photographer will present a 10-minute show accompanied by music. There will also be a brief introduction from Nancy Ricker with tips on taking nature photos.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and there will be a cash bar.

Works by the photographers will also be on display at the exhibition.

The show is part of the B.C. Naturalists annual meeting and three-day mountain festival Sept. 20 to 22 which is being hosted by the Whistler Naturalists.

New mountain bike video screens at Beer Cup

In conjunction with the first Beer Cup Challenge event a new mountain bike video, titled Rubber Side Down, will be screened at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Whistler Conference Centre.

The event is presented by Vancouver-based Elements Magazine, and includes microbreweries from around B.C., who compete to come up with the best in ale. The event is part of the three-day Whistler Mountain Bike Festival Sept. 27-29, and proceeds go to support WORCA.

Local legends She Stole My Beer also play later that evening.

Tickets are $20. For information contact Marita Ostman at 604-484-2060.

Art as you walk

Take a stroll through the first Artwalk, which takes place in Squamish this weekend, an event from the Squamish Artisan Guild.

Visitors to the Squamish and Britannia area studios can watch artists create works in a variety of mixed media, on Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22.

Jane Iverson displays the work Freedom Quilt, which she says was "inspired by the African American Slave Quilts, with everything done from memory and by eye, a symbol of my freedom from the traditional quilting rules and a tribute to the African Americans’ ultimate freedom from slavery."

Iverson says the mission of the show is to "create an awareness and appreciation of art in the community, and give the public a sense of how creation takes place."

Additional artists include Judy McQuinn, glass artist, Fran Solar, who works in metal wall art and wovern basketry, and the master craftsman Martin Thorne, who fashions and polishes wood into ornate vases, candle holders, and desks.

Maureen Brown displays oil painting, Tuck’s Pottery features clay designs, and Lorelli McKay displays watercolours.

Jozsef Sandor Tompai displays his kaleidoscopes that are made using digital photographs, while Angela Bailey, pottery artist, opens her Third Avenue studio in Squamish.

Participating galleries include The Old Customs House, the Outpost Gallery, The Foyer Gallery, and Nothing Finer artful interiors, owned by Iverson.

For more information contact Iverson at 604-892-6366.


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