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Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Vanier Park, Kits Point at the Foot of Whyte Avenue Vancouver
Vancouver  V6J3J9

Thu, Jun 04, 2015 - Sat, Sep 26, 2015

Celebrating its 26th season in 2015, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada's largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare festivals. It is presented on the waterfront in Kitsilano’s Vanier Park, adjacent to Vancouver’s downtown core. This year, the BMO Mainstage offers the hilarious audience favourite, The Comedy of Errors, directed by Scott Bellis, alternating with the epic tragedy King Lear, a Theatre Calgary co-production starring Stratford Festival veteran Ben Campbell and directed by Dennis Garnhum. In the intimate Douglas Campbell tent, a world premiere of a new play based on C.C. Humphreys’ historical novel Shakespeare’s Rebel, directed by Christopher Gaze, alternates with a music-filled Jazz Age staging of Love’s Labour’s Lost, directed by Daryl Cloran. Tickets and information: www.bardonthebeach.org, or 604-739-0559. Dates: June 4, 2014 - September 26, 2015 – all evening play performances start at 7:30pm

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Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Vanier Park
Vancouver  V6J3J9

Thu, Jun 04, 2015 - Sat, Sep 26, 2015

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival’s 26th season runs June 4 to September 26, 2015 in Vancouver’s waterfront Vanier Park. The BMO Mainstage offers the hilarious audience favourite, The Comedy of Errors, directed by Scott Bellis, alternating with the epic tragedy King Lear, a Theatre Calgary co-production starring Stratford Festival veteran Ben Campbell and directed by Dennis Garnhum. In the intimate Douglas Campbell tent, a world premiere of a new play based on C.C. Humphreys’ historical novel Shakespeare’s Rebel, directed by Christopher Gaze, alternates with a music-filled Jazz Age staging of Love’s Labour’s Lost, directed by Daryl Cloran. Tickets and information: www.bardonthebeach.org or 604-739-0559.

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Summer Art Camps

399 Seymour River Place
North Vancouver  

Mon, Jul 06, 2015 - Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Summer Camp Art Classes for Kids FOR FULL DESCRIPRIONS OF ALL CAMPS PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE: http://nvartscouncil.ca/education/summer-camp-registration Registration: North Vancouver Community Arts Council 335 Lonsdale Ave, North Van, BC, V7M 2G3 604.988.6844 | programmes@nvartscouncil.ca www.nvartscouncil.ca Class Location: Maplewood House 399 Seymour River Place North Vancouver, BC Located next to Maplewood Farm – we’re upstairs in the brown log building at the end of the farm parking lot. Ages: All camps are for kids 6-10 years old. Fees: Weekly camps – Half day $150.00 Weekly camps – All day* $275.00 * Includes a supervised lunch break.

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Rebecca Graham: Walking on the Land Exhibtion

City Atrium Gallery, 141 West 14th Street
North Vancouver  V7M 1H9

Tue, Jul 07, 2015 - Mon, Aug 24, 2015

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents Rebecca Graham Walking On The Land July 7 – August 24, 2015 City Atrium Gallery Rebecca Graham is an artist and weaver who explores ways to be creative in connection with the land. Through artistic inspiration, Rebecca invites people to rediscover the abilities of their hands, the companionship of neighbours, and the creative potential in our landscape. Walking on The Land is an extension of her connection to the land she lives on and her connection to her own body and breath.

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July 2015 Exhibition at Smithers Art Gallery

Smithers Art Gallery, Central Park Building, 1425 Main St
Smithers  V0J 2N0

Tue, Jul 07, 2015 - Sat, Aug 08, 2015

The July exhibition at the Smithers Art Gallery features the large, dramatic oil paintings of Italian artist Pierluigi de Lutti juxtaposed with the delicate, incredibly intricate works of Diana Buri Weymar. Pierluigi de Lutti’s large canvases are infused with colour, alternating dark and mysterious hues with shining and bright backgrounds. Northern BC’s natural environment is a newly discovered source of inspiration for de Lutti and the atmosphere of slowness and serenity in his paintings reflects the feelings that this landscape arouses in him. De Lutti lives in northern Italy near the shores of the Adriatic Sea and spends his summers in the Bulkley Valley on the shores of Lake Kathlyn. Diana Buri Weymar’s artwork uses and alters objects from daily life that have historical and personal significance to her, using methods such as stitching, knitting, cutting, dyeing, and waxing to reinterpret familiar objects into new pieces. Weymar is interested in how art objects connect us to unspoken memories, emotions and interpretations of our purpose. Diana Buri Weymar grew up in rural northern British Columbia and currently lives in Maine, USA. Free Artist Talk & Demonstration: Wednesday July 15, 2015, 12-1pm at the Gallery. Weymar will be talking about translating personal objects, history, and experiences into different forms through contemporary embroidery. Feel free to bring a bagged lunch, coffee & tea will be provided. Opening reception: Friday July 10th from 7-9pm - meet the artists and mingle with friends! Free admission, all welcome - refreshments will be provided. Exhibition dates: July 7-August 8, 2015. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm. www.smithersart.org | info@smithersart.org | 250-847-3898

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Animal Farm

335 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver  vgm 2g3

Fri, Jul 10, 2015 - Sat, Sep 05, 2015

Between a chicken’s tea party, a cow’s romance and a horse’s laugh, 21 talented artists have highlighted the heart and life of farm animals. Come and enjoy the vast array of personalities on display in Animal Farm. Artists: Jenn Ashton, Helen Barke, Gerald Cawdell, Sharon Christian, Anaïs Gerber, Faye Gordon-Lewis, Shannon Harvey, Kiff Holland, Dominic Howell, Sharka Leigh, Soleil Mannion, Jacquie Manning, Shelly McDonald, Monique McEwan, Carol McQuaid, Susan Mendel, Meghan Sharir, Linda Sharp, Andrea Walters, Jeff Wilson, Grazyna Wolski. Join us for a celebration of All Things Animals Saturday, August 22 10am - 6pm (extended hours) 335 Lonsdale Avenue On Saturday, August 22nd the City of North Vancouver will be closing Lower Lonsdale for Slide the City and Car Free Day! The giant slip and slide will end in front of CityScape Community Art Space, so splash your way down the waterslide and participate in animal - inspired activities inside and outside the gallery. From wool spinning demonstrations, to animal mask creations, to face painting; we will be celebrating farm animals all day! Note: Lower Lonsdale will be closed to vehicles all day on Saturday, August 22. Car Free Day and Slide the City are events run by the City of North Vancouver. Opening reception: Thursday, July 9, 7-9pm For interviews and inquiries, contact: Stefanie Wysota, Exhibition Coordinator North Vancouver Community Arts Council CityScape Community Art Space, 335 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver, BC V7M 2G3 604.988.6844 // nvartscouncil.ca

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'100 Years on Track' juried art show at the Fort Gallery

Fort Gallery, 9048 Glover Road
Fort Langley/ Langley  V1M 2S1

Wed, Jul 15, 2015 - Sun, Aug 02, 2015

The Fort gallery is steaming ahead with the juried show '100 Years on Track' In celebration of 100 years of CN Rail in Fort Langley “...what thrills me about trains is not their size or their equipment but the fact that they are moving, that they embody a connection between unseen places.” Marianne Wiggins (American author) Nine emerging and established local artists share their visual musings on theme of railways and railway culture. The show includes two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces and invites visitor participation. Featuring Deb DeJong, Barbara Ferris, Vladimir Kostka, Kristin Krimmel, Barbara Adrienne Moore, Joy Munt, Chantal New, Jim Unger, and Rosemary Wallace Come to the Fort Gallery to enjoy these works and share your Railway perspectives! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for updates (@fortgallery)

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Young Buds of the Lingnan School

555 Columbia St
Vancouver  

Sat, Jul 18, 2015 - Sun, Aug 02, 2015

This is an Expedition of Chinese Brush Paintings. For more information you can contact us by email or by calling. Email: museum @cccvan.com Phone: 604-658-8883

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Mauricio Villamil and Joseph Wu

355 West Queens Road
North Vancouver  

Wed, Jul 22, 2015 - Tue, Sep 15, 2015

North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents Mauricio Villamil and Joseph Wu at the District Foyer Gallery Mauricio Villamil As a painter and photographer, the central questions to Mauricio’s work for this exhibition are: what is the idea of “image” today and how does technology increasingly influence our ever more sophisticated idea of “image”? His work is a re-mixing of ideas and concepts from the world of media and digital manipulation of images to paintings and vice versa. “ In our current contemporary culture, many subcultures are being constantly created and inhabited…we are moving between what we need; culture, language, communication, art and what we desire; faster and wider communication.” Mauricio is a painter infatuated with photography. The camera offers a window through which he can manipulate and extend what he can see and how he sees it. Joseph Wu Like many people, Joseph Wu encountered origami as a child, folding paper since the age of three. He continued practicing his craft and began creating original designs at the age of eleven. Joseph’s work has been shown internationally at both conventions and gallery shows. In 2009, Joseph designed and installed a 180 foot long origami light sculpture that is the centerpiece of ORU restaurant in the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in downtown Vancouver. “Origami can be considered the closest art to creation ‘ex nihilo’, out of nothing…many origami artists seek to astound by complexity…but the true artistry of origami lies in simpler forms, where subtle shaping brings out nuances of feelings.”

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PATINA: CALEB SPELLER CERAMICS & WORKS ON PAPER

977-A Fort Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 3L3
Victoria  V8V 3K3

Thu, Jul 23, 2015 - Thu, Aug 06, 2015

Opening: Thursday July 23, 7-9pm Closing: Aug 6

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Regeneration w/ Tsuneko Kokubo and Toru Fujibayashi

Langham Cultural Society 447 A Avenue
Kaslo  V0G 1M0

Fri, Jul 24, 2015 - Sun, Oct 04, 2015

The Langham Gallery is proud to present Regeneration, an exhibit by Tsuneko Kokubo & Toru Fujibayashi, two senior artists with extensive, fascinating and variant backgrounds, who have been part of the Kootenay arts and culture fabric for many years. Regeneration evokes a minimalist design and aesthetic - like a Japanese-style garden of contemplation - with its tightly bounded compositions of gravel and rocks and sparse vegetation. Regeneration, at its heart, is a way of seeing; a study of memory and the motivations and methods with which we are able to understand lives lived. As the title tells us, these works are about life and death, but they also give us a glimpse of the doing in between. Please consider yourself invited to attend the opening event: July 24th, 7-9pm. The artists will be in attendance and there will be a short performance and spoken word presentation in lieu of an artist talk at 7:30pm.

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3rd Fraser Valley Biennale - Lovers & Fighters

2387 Ware St
Abbotsford  V2T 6V6

Sat, Jul 25, 2015 - Tue, Aug 18, 2015

The Fraser Valley Biennale is series of exhibitions adjudicated, coordinated and presented as a partnership amongst arts councils and organizations form the Fraser Valley region. The Biennale spans several arts organizations in the region from June to September. This year, the Biennale consists of three presenting venues: The Mission Arts Centre & home of the Mission Arts Council, the Kariton Art Gallery & Boutique, Abbotsford and The Reach Gallery Museum. Artists in the exhibition applied to a call for submissions and were adjudicated by a panel of seven regional arts professionals. The selected works were produced in the past two years and represent excellence in regional art practices. The Abbotsford Arts Council is pleased to host "Lovers & Fighters" at the Kariton Art Gallery & Boutique July 25- August 18, 2015 Opening Reception: Saturday, July 25 from 6-8pm Works in this exhibition explore aspects of artistic and personal identity. Works of art are often expressions of personal subjectivity, but they can also embody collective or even universal themes related to who we are and how we respond to our circumstances. The Fraser Valley artists represented in this exhibition demonstrate that there is an intimate distance between being a lover and a fighter. Featuring: Janet Bright Miki Dare Alisha Deddens Amy Dyck Bill Edmonds Julie Epp Fiona Howarth Saskia Jetten Anouk Jonker Gloria Stanley Randy Steeves Lynn Sykes Nancy Timmermans Pierre Tremblay

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Chris J. Cooper 'Under White Pines'

The Fort Gallery, 9048 Glover Road, Fort Langley, BC
Fort Langley  V1M 2S1

Wed, Aug 05, 2015 - Sun, Aug 23, 2015

The Fort Gallery presents 'Under White Pines' - artwork of late Canadian painter Chris J. Cooper. 'Under White Pines' highlights Cooper’s dual educational background in ecology and architecture, which blended with an avid interest in the backcountry landscapes of Canada, to infuse his artistic practice of painting. Opening reception will be held on August 6, 2015 from 7 to 9 p.m.

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'Art Farm' art retreat with the Fort Gallery

south Langley
Langley  

Sun Aug 09, 2015

The Fort Gallery in Fort Langley is excited to offer its annual ‘Art Farm’ art retreat on August 9th, 2015. Always popular, this day involves a choice of workshops with professional artists, life-drawing sessions, and time to explore the rural setting for artistic inspiration. The workshop will be held at the property of BC artist Susan J. Falk, in south Langley and will take place rain or shine. Adults of any ability are welcome to come and learn from Fort Gallery artists keen to share their passion. This year’s workshops include Sketching Buildings, Brush and Pencil, Travel Sketching, Block Printing, Visual Storytelling with Maps, Painting Plein Air and Mixed Media Journaling. This will be a day to plant seeds of friendship, nourish creativity and harvest new skills. Spaces fill fast so we encourage early registration for this fun day of art-making, to avoid disappointment. Details regarding the workshops and registration are available at our website – www.fortgallery.ca – or drop by the gallery for a brochure. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 5pm.

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Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival

School of Music : 12952 Madeira Park Road
Madeira Park  V0N2H1

Thu, Aug 13, 2015 - Sun, Aug 16, 2015

Summer in Pender Harbour: the coming and going of boats, bright flowers, cool marine breezes, and the sound of music. We’re anticipating the 11th Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival, and are excited to share the details with you. Our Artistic Director (and pianist) Alexander Tselyakov has invited the celebrated Gryphon Trio, violinist Terence Tam, violist Yariv Aloni, cellist Pamela Highbaugh Aloni, horn player Allene Hackleman, double bassist Dylan Palmer, and renowned clarinettist James Campbell. We’re promising special pleasure with Rising Tide, a lively showcase for three young performers— Rose-Ellen Nichols, from Pender Harbour (a mezzo-soprano to be reckoned with), violinist Simon Gidora from Halfmoon Bay, and Jenny Dou from the Lower Mainland. This concert, on Friday, August 14th at 1:30, is free to all. A Welcoming Sound will open the Festival on Thursday evening and will include a violin romance by Beethoven, a horn trio by Brahms, and the sublime Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat major by Schubert. Friday evening’s These Sudden Stars features James Campbell and the Gryphon Trio’s performance of Olivier Messaien’s extraordinary Quartet for the End of Time, composed in Stalag Vlll-A in Silesia and first performed in 1941 to an audience of prisoners and guards. On Saturday afternoon, Love and Other Serious Matters will enchant audiences with tangos by Piazzolla and Ben Moore’s Sexy Lady (sung by Rose-Ellen Nichols), among other delights. And that evening, Beauty Beyond Words presents Beethoven’s Horn Sonata in F major, Op.17, followed by Mozart’s iconic Concerto in A major, K.622, and concluding with two Mendelssohn compositions, including the exquisite Song Without Words in D major, Op.109. The concluding Wild Flourish on Sunday afternoon offers musical fireworks—Pablo de Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen Op.20, Malcolm Arnold’s Sonatina Op. 29, Hummel’s Quintet in E flat, Op. 87, and, finally, the elegant Dohnányi Sextet in C major, Op. 37. Afternoon concerts begin at 1:30, evening events at 7:00. Complete Festival details at www.penderharbourmusic.ca. Beginning May 29, Friends of the Festival may purchase tickets online via the website or by calling 604 989 3995. Ticket sales for the general public will begin June 12. Hope to see you there at the Festival!

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The Glamour of Zhong Shan

555 Columbia Street
Vancouver  V6A 3V6

Sun, Aug 16, 2015 - Thu, Aug 20, 2015

watercolor exhibition

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Painting on the Edge 2015

1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 4B7
Vancouver  V6H 4B7

Tue, Aug 18, 2015 - Sun, Sep 06, 2015

ABOUT PAINTING ON THE EDGE 2015 Now in its 13th year, Painting on the Edge or POTE (poh-tee) as it has become known by members of the Federation, is a yearly invitation to artists to challenge themselves and their audiences. Artists are encouraged to take an unconventional approach when considering their subject matter and technique. This exhibition and competition is an open call to artists working in all two dimensional drawing and paint-based mediums. The exhibition will be on display, for free to the general public from August 18th - September 6th, Tuesday - Sunday 10 AM - 3PM and online at www.artists.ca

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Film Screening and Exhibition Opening

421 Cawston Avenue #103
Kelowna  V1Y 6Z1

Thu Aug 20, 2015

The Alternator is proud to present the film screening and exhibit opening, "Phulkari: Pieces of Our Shared Stories within the Fields". This film directed by Rishma Johal shares the stories of several farm workers and farm owners from the Okanagan Valley, while critically analyzing the seasonal agricultural worker program (SAWP). This is a free event and a discussion will follow the screening of this film. Enjoy light refreshments as well! The exhibit furthers the film's critical analysis by questioning policies that dictate who is allowed to become a citizen and who has to return to their country of origin through the evolution of policies that have affected Sikhs and Mexican workers over time. Simultaneously, the exhibit celebrates the hard work that so many individuals in the farming industry complete every year to put food on the tables of Canadians through the portraits of these workers.

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