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Red Thread, Read Through - Susan Andrews Grace

Langham Cultural Society 447 A Ave
Kaslo  V0G 1M0

Fri, Oct 09, 2015 - Tue, Nov 22, 2016

Susan Andrews Grace is an artist and poet who has lived in Nelson, BC since 2001. She is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Philosopher at the Skin Edge of Being (Signature Editions, 2013) and has exhibited her artwork extensively in both Canada and the United States. Ms. Grace has undertaken a number of series over the years which honor textile traditions and the use of various fibres and other materials, in evocative and often unexpected ways. Poetry, philosophy, science, feminist studies, history, and an exacting approach to process coexist beautifully in these works. Ms. Grace is currently exhibiting Underwritten at Gallery 2 in Grand Forks, BC from August 22nd – November 15th, 2015 and exhibiting Red Thread, Read Through at the Langham Gallery in Kaslo, BC from October 9th – November 22nd, 2015. There will be an opening event: Friday, October 9th 7-9pm. http://www.susanandrewsgrace.com http://thelangham.ca

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The Art Room Artists (T.A.R.A.)

20-5725 Vedder Rd.
Chilliwack  V2R 3N4

Sun, Jan 10, 2016 - Fri, Dec 16, 2016

The Art Room Artists have returned! The Art Room is host to free weekly drop-in studio time every Friday afternoon (excluding statutory holidays and CCAC event dates). Drop in anytime between 1 and 5 p.m. and get creative with this group of artists led by Warren Halm. Coffee and tea will be provided. Just bring along your own supplies and current projects to work on. Get to know your fellow artists and maybe discover a new source of inspiration. Artists of all skills levels are welcome! Questions? Call 604-769-2787 or contact office@chilliwackartscouncil.com.

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Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Vanier Park, Kits Point at the Foot of Whyte Avenue
Vancouver  V6J 3J9

Fri, Jun 03, 2016 - Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival’s 27th season runs from June 3 to September 24, 2016 in modern theatre tents in Vancouver’s waterfront Vanier Park. Bard’s hit 2012 production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Johnna Wright, returns to the BMO Mainstage with all its music, fun and outrageous antics. It plays in repertory with a classic staging of the beloved romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, directed by Kim Collier (Hamlet, 2013). On the Howard Family Stage, Bard presents the powerful tragedy, Othello, (director, Bob Frazer), and Shakespeare’s mythical adventure, Pericles (director, Lois Anderson). Tickets and information: bardonthebeach.org or 604-739-0559.

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Amanda Strong – oskinîkiskwêw {young woman} and Jeremy Taylor’s Cyntropy

447 A Ave
Kaslo  V0G 1M0

Fri, Jul 08, 2016 - Sun, Sep 04, 2016

The Langham Gallery is proud to present the award-winning stop-motion animation work of Amanda Strong, and Kaslo’s own graphic artist Jeremy Taylor. The Main gallery will exhibit oskinîkiskwêw {young woman} which is made up of a number of set pieces and film work. Strong is an Indigenous filmmaker, media artist and stop motion director, and has received acclaim at: Cannes International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Jeremy Taylor is well known in Kaslo for various things: his musical ability, efficiency and general nice-guy-ness but his Community Gallery exhibit Cyntropy will add a whole new creative dimension to this talented individual.

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Kim Stewart "A Thread Runs Through It"

City Atrium Gallery, North Vancouver City Hall, 141 West 14th Street
North Vancouver  

Wed, Jul 13, 2016 - Fri, Oct 14, 2016

In A Thread Runs Through It, Métis artist Kim Stewart explores how blankets have been used as a form of currency in the history of this country, given often as a sign of goodwill, generosity and peace. However, Kim wonders if historically, like the poisonous Nessus shirt Hercules unwittingly gave to his wife, blankets were used in the assimilation and near destruction of a worldview; and if so, perhaps the blanket can be a participant in the rebuilding of that worldview. Kim Stewart has been creating in the field of visual arts for more than 20 years. She is a descendant of a Canadian Métis Fur Trade family. She is interested in exploring cultural adaptation and Métis identity. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 19th, 12:15pm – 12:45pm City Atrium Gallery, North Vancouver City Hall

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Jenn Ashton: Soul Food at Lynn Valley Main Library

1277 Lynn Valley Rd
North Vancouver  

Wed, Jul 20, 2016 - Tue, Sep 13, 2016

North Vancouver author + artist Jenn Ashton is quickly becoming know for her whimsical, brightly coloured pieces. Working mainly in bright acrylics, inks + collage, Jenn's paintings are authentic + simple - sometimes accompanied by a verse or rhyme that can arise as she creates a piece. Jenn's vivid works are designed to be accessible to everybody. She creates paintings that strive to uncover the naïve child + deep belly laugh that lives inside everyone.

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Aja’Sit with Jordan Bennett + Amy Malbeuf

Campbell River Art Gallery
Campbell River  

Thu, Jul 28, 2016 - Thu, Sep 01, 2016

The Campbell River Art Gallery is delighted to present contemporary artists, Jordan Bennett and Amy Malbeuf in the duo-exhibition, Aja’sit, from 28 July – 1 September 2016 in our Main Gallery. Aja’sit presents the two artists’ current works demonstrating how their practices overlap and challenge each other through the exploration of mobility and notions of place. Also on exhibition in the Discovery Gallery is artwork created by youth who have been working with Bennett and Malbeuf week in the final youth engagement workshop of the year, generously funded by the BC Arts Council and the Campbell River Community Foundation.

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Art at the Shatford Centre

760 Main St.
Penticton  

Tue, Aug 02, 2016 - Fri, Sep 16, 2016

The Shatford Centre is dedicated to the expression of the creative spirit and the well-being it brings to all. The Artists of the South Okanagan-Similkameen are sharing in this vision by inviting the public to a showing of their members’ artistic creations in their upcoming exhibit at the Shatford Centre in Penticton BC. Duration of Exhibit: Aug 2-Sept 16/2016 Hours: Mon-Fri 9am -5pm. For more information please visit our website at http://fca-sos.ca/show

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The Art Rental Show

335 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver  V5Y0E8

Thu, Aug 04, 2016 - Sat, Sep 03, 2016

CityScape Community Art Space Rent or buy artwork right off the gallery walls! The Art Rental Show is a semi-annual salon-style exhibition of works selected from our art rental collection which has over 400 pieces of original artwork created by over 100 local artists.

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Painting on the Edge 2016 - $5,000 in Artist Prizes

1241 Cartwright Street
Vancouver  V6H 4B7

Tue, Aug 16, 2016 - Sun, Sep 04, 2016

Painting on the Edge is an annual international open call, competition and exhibition open to all artists worldwide. Each year this exhibition encourages artists to challenge themselves in their current practice and get out of their artistic comfort zones. Challenge your audience, challenge your peers, challenge yourself! The submission deadline for entry is July 8, 2016. Learn more and submit online at: https://artists.ca/submissions/view/id/482

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'Regeneration' - Tsuneko Kokubo & Toru Fujibayashi

502 Vernon Street
Nelson  V1L 4E7

Fri, Aug 26, 2016 - Sun, Nov 13, 2016

Regeneration is 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.

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Multicultural Heritage Festival - The Bamboo Theatre - Free Event

Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate,
Richmond  

Fri, Sep 02, 2016 - Sat, Sep 03, 2016

Multicultural Heritage Festival is a festival that celebrates and explores the multicultural heritage and traditional art forms of different cultures in British Columbia. Artists of different cultures will be invited to present their traditional art form to the audiences. Canada is known for championing multiculturalism and embracing diversity and plurality. In Canada we have adopted a vision where we embrace difference by seeking to preserve language and culture which in turn fosters understanding. This festival is to emphasize the importance of embracing multiculturalism by opening up our mind and our hearts to the beautiful cultures that our world is comprised of. For information: 604-764-8181 Email: vancanopera@gmail.com

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Music in the Park

Capilano River Regional Park - Cleveland Dam, Capilano Road
North Vancouver  V7R 4K4

Mon Sep 05, 2016

Presented by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council in partnership with Metro Vancouver. FREE Family Fun! What better way to end the summer than spending the day outside listening to great music, visiting local artists at work and soaking up those last rays of summer sun, while taking in the majestic views of the North Shore mountains and the pristine Capilano Reservoir?

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Amanda Strong Artist Talk

447 A Ave
Kaslo  V0G 1M0

Mon Sep 05, 2016

Due to a VERY busy schedule, including just launching an exhibit at Grunt Gallery in Vancouver, touring work to Gallery 2, Grand Forks, and attending TIFF, Amanda is able to join us on the holiday Monday just after her exhibition here at the Langham comes to an end. Amanda will talk about her creative practice and processes involved in producing her films. Strong’s work is very collaborative in nature, focuses on blood memory and indigenous ideology and seeks to portray the truth of the present day, memory and time immemorial in the myth and magical realism of her films. We are very pleased that Amanda is able to speak to our community about her practice and process and encourage everyone to mark their calendars. Suggested admission by donation $10 – Children/Youth: free admission This artist talk event was made possible by funding from the CKCA and support from the British Columbia Arts Council.

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Fabiola Carranza: Aedes Hallucinates in the Jungle

Malaspina Printmakers, 1555 Duranleau Street
Vancouver  

Fri, Sep 09, 2016 - Sun, Oct 09, 2016

Malaspina Printmakers is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Fabiola Carranza. Fabiola Carranza is a Costa Rican/Canadian artist who makes photographs, videos, sculptures, paintings, and drawings that examine visual, cultural and personal phenomena.

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Sqlelten7úw'i – Red Salmon – Sockeye: Reconsidering the Adams River Run

7 Seymour St West
Kamloops  V2C 1E4

Sat, Sep 10, 2016 - Sat, Oct 22, 2016

Arnica ARC invites the public to participate in the exhibition Sqlelten7úw'i – Red Salmon – Sockeye: Reconsidering the Adams River Run by established Kamloops artist Eileen Leier beginning on Saturday, September 10th. Accompanying the exhibition, people of all ages are invited to share their stories of salmon and help populate a ‘salmon run’ with their own salmon creations under the water of the virtual Adams River flowing in front of the Arnica gallery in the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre.

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Simile

677 Davie St
Vancouver  V6B 2G6

Sat Sep 10, 2016

Simile is an evening of contemporary dance choreographed and performed by Ziyian Kwan and Vanessa Goodman, which highlights the artistic camaraderie between two creative voices. Goodman’s Floating Upstream evokes the qualities of water, while Kwan’s Still Rhyming is a whimsical ode inspired by the prose of rock icon Patti Smith. In Vertebrate Dreams is a quirky duet which plays with the interface of animal and human.

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Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House

677 Davie St
Vancouver  V6B 2G6

Sat Sep 10, 2016

From contemporary and Scottish to swing and Pow Wow, the annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House offers the chance to sample a host of dance styles in a day of open classes, studio showings and events, culminating in an evening performance of contemporary dance by Ziyian Kwan and Vanessa Goodman. Participating companies and artists include Kate Franklin, Co.ERASGA, Shot of Scotch, V’ni Dansi, Atomic Radio Productions and Raven Spirit Dance. Full schedule of events to be announced.

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One World Festival

Vancouver Island University-Cowichan Campus
Duncan  v9l 0c7

Fri, Sep 16, 2016 - Sat, Sep 17, 2016

Two days of festivities (Sept 16-17). Day one will feature the Cowichan History Display- Take a Walk Down Memory Lane, five “Eye-Opener” films, and diverse cultural cuisine demonstrations. The following day will highlight a diverse range of cultural music, performances, cultural fashion shows, art exhibitions, activities for kids, and international foods. Additionally, there will be diverse commercial vendors, community service information booths, health and wellness services, workshops and multicultural activities. Contact: Pema or Carolina Phone: 250-748-3112 Email: festival@cis-iwc.org See webpage for times: http://www.oneworldfestivalcowichan.com/

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20TH ANNUAL PENDER HARBOUR JAZZ FESTIVAL

Pender Harbour B.C.
Madeira Park-Pender Harbour  

Fri, Sep 16, 2016 - Sun, Sep 18, 2016

Featuring many styles of jazz from Gypsy to Afro Cuban to Swing to Bebop and more, with free and ticketed events in our intimate, ocean side venues. Our Headliners, 4th in our ICON Series are Canadian Jazz Icons Bill Coon and Oliver Gannon in Two Much Guitar. Our Saturday and Sunday JAZZAPALOOZA performers are Jaclyn Guillou and her Orchestra, the Campbell Ryga Quartet, Kutapira, Jen Hodge All Stars, Maureen Washington, The Brad Turner Quartet, and the Mark Atkinson Trio. The Sojourners, A Cappella, are our inaugural performers in our Gospel Hour. Plus Jazz Minstrels, and free jazz at our private venues from Madeira Park to Garden Bay. All information on the Festival and advance ticket sales at www.phjazz.ca. Remaining tickets at the door.

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One World Festival

Vancouver Island University-Cowichan Campus
Duncan  v9l 0c7

Fri, Sep 16, 2016 - Sat, Sep 17, 2016

Two days of festivities. Day one will feature the Cowichan History Display- Take a Walk Down Memory Lane, five “Eye-Opener” films, and diverse cultural cuisine demonstrations. The following day will highlight a diverse range of cultural music, performances, cultural fashion shows, art exhibitions, activities for kids, and international foods. Additionally, there will be diverse commercial vendors, community service information booths, health and wellness services, workshops and multicultural activities. Contact: Pema or Carolina Phone: 250-748-3112 Email: festival@cis-iwc.org

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Cantonese Opera - Reunion at the Moon Pavilion

7373 MacPherson Ave.,
Burnaby  

Fri Sep 16, 2016

Cantonese opera is a Chinese opera originating in Southern China Guangdong Province. It is popular in Guangdong, Guangxi, Hong Kong and Macau. It is a unique traditional Chinese artform that combines singing, dialogue, miming, acrobatic movements, and acting. There will be English subtitle available during the performance. "Reunion at the Moon Pavilion" is a very popular repertoire in Cantonese opera. The arias in this opera were written in rhythmical and rhymed poetry and the libretto were outstanding works of literature. Together with the signature Chinese opera makeup, fantastic costumes and the unique Chinese orchestra with string and percussion music instruments, it is a show you do not want to miss. Ticket price: $60, $50, $40 For ticket information: please call 604-764-8181

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Precarious Spaces

9048 Glover Road
Fort Langley  V1M 2S1

Wed, Sep 21, 2016 - Mon, Oct 10, 2016

“Precarious Spaces” Exhibition at The Fort Gallery When Don Portelance and Zuzana Vasko first realized they would be exhibiting together at the Fort Gallery, there was a bit of uncertainty as to how the work of 2 artists whose approaches and media seemed to have little in common would come together. Portelance is a well-established painter while Vasko experiments with a variety of mixed media and tends to work more conceptually. When the artists realized that they had been simultaneously working on ecologically-themed work, however, conversations began to flow. Much of Portelance’s work for this show is a response to concerns felt by ocean life in the face of pollution, particularly that of plastics. Vasko explores ideas around how language, communication and wisdom might be viewed as reciprocal practices with the natural world, most notably with local forests. Their exhibition, “Precarious Spaces” will open at the Fort Gallery in Fort Langley, on September 21 and run until October 10. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday, noon-5pm; the gallery is open Thanksgiving Monday The Fort Gallery, 9048 Glover Road, Fort Langley 604-888-7411 fortgallery.ca Twitter: @FortGallery Facebook: https://facebook.com/fortgallery

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2016 Chilliwack Children’s Arts Festival

G.W. Graham Middle Secondary School
Chilliwack  V2R 3N4

Fri, Sep 23, 2016 - Sat, Sep 24, 2016

2016 Chilliwack Children’s Arts Festival September 23 & 24, 2016 G.W. Graham Middle Secondary School The Chilliwack Community Arts Council presents the Chilliwack Children’s Arts Festival. Bring your family to G.W. Graham Middle Secondary School to take part in artsy fun for children of all ages! Friday, September 23 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM New for this year! Jammin’ Pyjama Party and feature musical presentation to kick off the main event! Saturday, September 24 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Hands-on art activities and creation stations! Live performers: Ever After Princesses, Dustin the Purple Pirate and more! Music, food and fun!

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2016 Chilliwack International Fall Film Series

Cottonwood 4 Cinemas (45380 Luckakuck Way)
Chilliwack  V2R 3R1

Wed, Sep 28, 2016 - Wed, Nov 09, 2016

2016 Chilliwack International Fall Film Series September 28 – November 2 and ShortFest November 9 Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas (45380 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack, BC) Opening reception night: September 28 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Join us before the feature film for live music and a no-host bar to celebrate another season of great cinema! Save with a Series Pass: $30 for all 6 films plus bonus ShortFest Pass. On sale online at chilliwackartscouncil.com, the Chilliwack Community Arts Council (20-5725 Vedder Rd.), the Book Man (45939 Wellington Rd) & Cottonwood 4 Cinemas (45380 Luckakuck Way). *Or $6 individual admission at door on each film night Featured titles in the 2016 Fall Film Series: September 28 – The Meddler October 5 – Dark Horse October 12 – The Man Who Knew Infinity October 19 – Genius October 26 – Captain Fantastic November 2 – The Dressmaker November 9 – ShortFest: featuring an exclusive selection of short films from around the globe The Chilliwack International Film Series is presented by the Chilliwack Community Arts Council, a local non-profit arts organization, in partnership with TIFF Film Circuit. Visit chilliwackartscouncil.com for more details.

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Shiamak’s Bollywood Jazz

677 Davie St
Vancouver  V6B 2G6

Thu Sep 29, 2016

Originally springing from India’s booming film industry, Bollywood dance has become its own wildly popular genre, mashing together jazz, folk and modern influences with lavish costumes and inventive props. The Shiamak Dance Team, Vancouver will get your toes tapping with a colourful, high-energy performance bursting with infectious rhythms, vitality and fun. www.shiamak.com/Vancouver

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Vancouver Chamber Choir - EARTH/SEA/SKY - Music of our Natural World

Ryerson United Church (2205 W 45th Ave at Yew St)
Vancouver  

Fri Sep 30, 2016

Vancouver Chamber Choir Jon Washburn, Conductor Music celebrates nature in a million ways and a million pieces. Our opening concert of the season presents just a few of these under the guise of natural madrigals, romantic wilderness, shadowwater, dreamwater, Formosan skies, riddles, water, sun, wind and rain. Music of Morley, Monteverdi, Weelkes, Josquin, Schumann, Whitacre, Britten, Barber, Chatman, Chilcott and more. Tickets: Available Aug 15 at ticketmaster.ca 1-855-985-2787 Student rush tickets $10 at the door

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Artist meet & greet: "Making It" student exhibition featuring Sinead Julia Penner, Jesse Klassen, Kenzie Dyck & Alexis Safronick

Chilliwack Community Arts Council (20-5725 Vedder Rd.)
Chilliwack  V2R 3N4

Fri Sep 30, 2016

September 21 – October 27, 2016 at the Chilliwack Community Arts Council Art Room Gallery Artist Meet & Greet on Friday, September 30 from 6 – 8 p.m. *Free to attend! The Chilliwack Community Arts Council enthusiastically presents its next gallery exhibition, "Making It," featuring Sinead Julia Penner, Jesse Klassen, Kenzie Dyck, and Alexis Safronick. With a range of drawings, paintings, and photographs, this September 21 to October 27 exhibition showcases the works of four artists entering a new chapter in their artistic careers. Please visit the Gallery page on chilliwackartscouncil.com for more about the artists.

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Naramata Arts Studio 17th Annual Art Exhibit and Sale

Naramata Community Church
Naramata  

Fri, Sep 30, 2016 - Mon, Oct 03, 2016

Recent works of local artists on display. Opening Reception September 29 from 7 to 9 pm.

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