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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.


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


LIMITLESS Call for Submitions $1000 in Prizes!

The Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery 1241 Cartwright St
Vancouver  V6H 2B7

Sun, Jan 17, 2016 - Wed, Aug 31, 2016

LIMITLESS – $1,000 in Artist Prizes to be Won! Juried Online Competition and Exhibition Deadline for entries: May 1, 2016 Open to all artists, online exhibition – no delivery fees! Click here to read the submission guidelines and submit. Established artists should be rewarded. Emerging artists need supporting. LIMITLESS achieves both. With no limits on style or subject matter, this entirely online call is a chance to exhibit without delivery fees and a chance to win cash prizes! A portion of all submissions also assist in the creation of a $1,000 bursary for a visual arts student enrolled in a post-secondary institution! This year the recipient will be a visual arts student at Langara College in Vancouver, B.C. Successful entries to this exhibition will feature in the online gallery on the Federation of Canadian Artists’ website at www.artists.cabetween June 1st and August 31st. The Federation of Canadian Artists is a non-profit registered charity, established in 1941. Today at over 2,000 members strong, we exist to support and promote the visual arts and emerging and established artists in their practice. Learn more about who we are and what we do at


High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese

447 A Ave
Kaslo  V0G 1M0

Fri, May 06, 2016 - Sun, Jul 03, 2016

High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese explores the theme of Chinese immigration to the west coast of Canada – both historical and contemporary – the tensions that exist in and between these narratives. The project consists of an interactive website, 8 videos and an interactive gallery installation. High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese is an interactive poem, created through an interdisciplinary collaboration of 11 Canadian artists, programmers and community members, including: Nicola Harwood, Fred Wah, Jin Zhang, Thomas Loh, Bessie Wapp, Tomoya Ihaya, Philip Djwa, Hiromoto Ida and Patrice Leung.


The North Vancouver Community Arts Council and the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver proudly present Harana, a serenade to the rich culture and heritage of the Philippines.

CityScape Community Art Space, 335 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver  

Fri, May 27, 2016 - Sat, Jul 02, 2016

CityScape Community Art Space May 27 - July 2 | Opening Reception May 26, 7-9pm “Harana” is the romantic Filipino courtship tradition of the serenade. The suitor, usually accompanied by his close friends, goes to the house of the woman he is courting and plays music and sings love songs to her. In celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver and the 118th Anniversary of Philippine Independence, join us in a visual serenade of the rich arts, culture, and heritage of the archipelago in all its diversity. Harana features the work of Manuel Baldemor and recognized Filipino-Canadian artists Ed Araquel, Danvic Briones, Tessie Dichupa, Jo Galang, Lenore RS Lim, Chito Maravilla, Donna Osea Menor, Bert Monterona, and JA Tan.


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: or 604-739-0559.


'Lou Lynn - Out of the Ordinary'

502 Vernon Street

Sat, Jun 04, 2016 - Sun, Aug 21, 2016

“Out of the Ordinary” examines everyday household objects and questions our relationship to them. It reinterprets the common, the mundane - buttons, fasteners and kitchen utensils - into exaggerated objects of questionable usage.


North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents Jane Kenyon 'Point of View'

District Library Gallery, Lynn Valley Library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd
North Vancouver  

Wed, Jun 08, 2016 - Mon, Jul 18, 2016

Jane Kenyon has won multiple awards for her fibre art, including the prestigious Niche Award and the Grand Prize in the Pfaff International Embroidery Challenge “Landscape Let Us Travel” in 2009. Her artwork, including fibre, works on paper and on canvas, can be found in public, corporate and private collections in Canada, US and Korea. 'Point of View' is a series of contemporary embroidered artworks that challenge the viewer to approach the visual from differing perspectives, moving closer and farther away from both the subject and the artwork itself. From near microscopic close-ups of rock formations or tiny lichens, to vistas of distance horizons, the observations change with the viewpoint of the onlooker.


Sara Morison (paintings) and Indian Art From the Edge (cravings and prints)

District Foyer Gallery (355 West Queens St.)
North Vancouver  

Thu, Jun 16, 2016 - Tue, Aug 16, 2016

North Vancouver Community Arts Council proudly presents Indian Art from the Edge (carvings and prints) and Sara Morison (paintings) at the District Foyer Gallery from June 16 – August 16, 2016. Contact us at 604-988-6844 or for more information.


The Breakwater Market - Victoria - Sundays

199 Dallas Rd - Ogden Point Breakwater - The Grassy Area in the parking lot behind the Breakwater Ca
Victoria  V8V 1A2

Sun, Jun 19, 2016 - Sun, Aug 14, 2016

"DATE: Every Sunday from June 19th to August 14th | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. LOCATION: Ogden Point Breakwater - The Grassy Area in the parking lot behind the Breakwater Cafe & Bistro. We invite you to the summer market offering a variety of quality affordable locally made products, food (eat in or take out), wine tastings and live music. All Handmade, Homemade, Homegrown on Vancouver Island Enjoy our local musicians at the bandstand and browse the vendor stalls. You will not be disappointed! Whether you're a local in need of some fresh bread soap or gift, or a visitor looking for that unique something from Victoria, they've got it. Located at the Ogden Point Breakwater within walking distance of Victoria's Inner Harbour, The Breakwater Market. FOR MORE INFO: 250.381.5323 |


Cantonese Opera Exhibition

555 Columbia Street

Tue, Jun 21, 2016 - Sun, Jul 03, 2016


sen-su-al at The Fort Gallery

9048 Glover Road
Fort Langley  V1M2S1

Wed, Jun 29, 2016 - Sun, Jul 17, 2016

sen-su-al is a celebration of beauty and art. It is an exploration of how sensuality is expressed through the eyes of artists. One subject matter, many interpretations. Although this theme has seen countless variations throughout the centuries, it is one that continually captures us. Please join us for this special exhibition. A group exhibition by Fort Gallery members, June 29th - July 17th, opening reception July 7th, 7-9pm, with a live performance.


TheatreBC Destination Mainstage Theatre Festival

HUB International Theatre, Chilliwack Cultural Centre (9201 Corbould Street)
Chilliwack  V2P 4A6

Sat, Jul 02, 2016 - Sat, Jul 09, 2016

8 Days of Theatre in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre! The winning productions of 7 zones all over BC will be performed in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, starting Saturday July 2 and then one every night until July 8, with coffee critiques by a professional adjudicator the next morning. There will be acting workshops and much more. The Gala Dinner and Awards Night is on the 9th. The best of amateur theatre BC has to offer will be on display. More information on the TheatreBC website.


Summer Camp: Little Big Planet (Ages 3 to 6)

#20-5725 Vedder Rd.
Chilliwack  V2R 3N4

Mon, Jul 04, 2016 - Mon, Aug 22, 2016

LITTLE BIG PLANET Explore everything little and big in the world in these fun interactive workshops! With a new theme each week your child will enjoy fun arts activities based on our planet and artistic recycling! Each project is designed in relation to the child’s age & level of development. Full class descriptions available on Healthy snacks provided each class. Ages: 3-6, Mondays, 9-11am Cost: $10 per class *members save 10% Please provide child with a labeled waterbottle each class Sign up today:



#0-5725 Vedder Rd.
Chilliwack  V2R 3N4

Tue, Jul 05, 2016 - Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Come join our Crayon Crew! A fun new theme will begin every week specifically designed for your child’s age and development! Full class descriptions available on Please see website for classes/dates. Preregistration is required. Healthy snacks provided each class. Ages: 3-6, Tues. & Thurs., 9-11am Cost: $20 per week *members save 10% Please provide child with a labeled waterbottle each class. Register today:


Music in the Bay Series

Centennial Road & Blind Bay Road Waterfront
Blind Bay  V0E 1H2

Thu, Jul 07, 2016 - Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Each Thursday during the months of July & August, bring your lawnchairs or blankets to the waterfront on the corner of Centennial Road and Blind Bay Road in Blind Bay in the Shuswap for 90 minutes of fantastic music! These weekly concerts are presented free to the public, courtesy of the Arts Council for the South Shuswap and its sponsors. Bask in the evening sun and take in this great coming-together of the community each week. As music plays in the background, frisbees and footballs are tossed in the park, children gather to build sandcastles and multi-generational dancing takes place on the grass.



537 Tinhorn Creek Rd
Oliver  V0H1T1

Fri, Jul 08, 2016 - Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Kicking off the summer for art lovers The Artists of the South Okanagan-Similkameen are pleased to be showing a collection of member works in their upcoming exhibit at Tinhorn Creek Vineyard. Treat your senses to a blend of Art and Vinery ambiance! Duration of Exhibit: July 8-25/2016 Hours: daily 10:00AM -4:00 PM.


1st International Watercolor Biennale

335 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver  V7M 2G3

Fri, Jul 08, 2016 - Sat, Jul 30, 2016

Join us for our opening reception of the 1st International Watercolor Biennale on July 7th from 7pm-9pm at CityScape Community Art Space. The exhibition will be on display for public viewing from July 8th - July 30th, Mon. - Fri., 12pm-5pm. Admission is free.


Artist Meet & Greet: Impressions Through the Lens featuring Abbotsford Photo Arts Club

Chilliwack Community Arts Council - the Art Room, #20-5725 Vedder Rd.
Chilliwack  V2R 3N4

Fri Jul 08, 2016

June 29 – August 4, 2016 at the Art Room Gallery Artist Meet & Greet on Friday, July 8 from 6 – 8 p.m. The Chilliwack Community Arts Council is honoured to present its newest gallery exhibition, Impressions Through the Lens, featuring the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club (APAC). From June 29 to August 4, the exhibition will bring this passionate group’s photographic talents into focus. Visit for more details.


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.


Art in the Park

Centennial Park
Bamfield  V0R 1B0

Sat Jul 09, 2016

An invitation for Local and Visiting Artists, Artisans, Writers, Musicians, Creative Cooks and all Bamfield and Anacla Community Groups to participate in Art in the Park at Bamfield’s Centennial Park on Saturday, July 9th, 2016, from noon to 5:00pm. For further information and/or to participate, email


Harrison Festival of the Arts

Village of Harrison
Harrison Hot Springs  

Sat, Jul 09, 2016 - Sun, Jul 17, 2016

For 38 years the Harrison Festival of the Arts has presented the best in Canadian and International performing and visual arts in a setting free of large crowds, long lineups and high ticket prices. The Festival is an event the whole family can enjoy. This year's festival features performances by The Paperboys, David Francey, The Boom Booms, The Good Lovelies, Trad.Attack! and more outstanding local and international artists. For more information, visit Email: Phone: 604-796-3664


Annual Exhibition of Chinese Canadian Artists Federation in Vancouver

Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street
Vancouver  V6A 4H5

Sat, Jul 09, 2016 - Sun, Jul 17, 2016

Chinese ink paintings, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese seal carving, oil paintings, acrylic paintings, mixed media artworks and digital photography.


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


World class choral concert

First Metropolitan United Church, Balmoral Rd. and Quadra St.

Wed Jul 13, 2016

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear two world-class choirs. Two internationally acclaimed choirs, the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir and the Atlanta Young Singers, will perform at First Metropolitan United Church. Sponsored by First Metropolitan and St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church the concert is in collaboration with International Choral Kathaumixw, a 5-day choral festival of concerts and vocal competitions held every two years in Powell River. Tickets are available at Ivy’s bookshop, at the First Metropolitan church office and at the door. Price: $20 for adults; $15 for students and seniors; $30 for family of four or more. For more information: Kelly Charlton, Director of Music Ministry, First Metropolitan United Church: phone 250-388-5188, ext. 231, email:


The Whale Show

The Phoenix Gallery, 45 West Hastings, ALLEY ENTRANCE
Vancouver  V6B 1G4

Thu Jul 14, 2016

Toronto illustrator and tattoo artist, Jesse Graham is excited to show a new collection of drawings dedicated to his love of whales and ocean life. Through the exploration of line and shade, Jesse tries to bring the same sense of wonderment to his audience, that the ocean brings to him.


Impressions: Recent Works HL Ruddell

60 Front Street
Penticton  V2A9A8

Fri, Jul 15, 2016 - Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Guest Artist in attendance opening event July 16 Saturday 10am-2pm The main focus of Louise’s work is acrylic studies in nature, ranging from landscapes, both realistic and impressionistic, some floral work and the occasional bird. She has recently moved to the South Okanagan from the Peace Country of Northern B.C. and her work is representative of both areas. She is an FCA member and also a member of the Flying Colours Artists Association. The gallery will be open Monday to Saturday from 10am - 4pm Check out the website at: And like us on www.facebook/FrontStreetGalleryPenticton


'Metaphoric Monarch' Juried Exhibition

9048 Glover Road
Fort Langley  V1M2S1

Wed, Jul 20, 2016 - Sun, Aug 07, 2016

For this year's juried exhibit, we focus on the monarch butterfly as a locus for global metaphors:  metamorphosis, migration, endangerment, etc. All these are notions embodied in and associated with the monarch butterfly, but which have further relevance and implications for humanity and the world we live in. The gallery invited submissions from artists reflecting on these or other concepts relating to, but not necessarily incorporating, the monarch. The three jurors reviewed sixty-two pieces exploring the theme for this year. The twenty-two selections include two and three dimensional and installation works: paintings, prints, pastels, drawings, punched paper from books, photos, assemblages and fiber art. The included artists are: Miguel Barros; Doris Auxier; Derek Tan; Myrna Pfeifer; Edith Krause; Deb DeJong; Suzanne Laird; Diane Norrie; Rosemary Burden; Marguerite MacIntosh; Betty Spackman; Judy Jones; Janice Jones; Wendy Mould; Joel Libin; Dorothy Doherty; Danica Thiesson; Kristin Krimmel; Meghan Carich; Rosemary Wallace; Don Portelance and Jasmine Randhawa.


Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts

Arts Council / Carlin Hall 4051 Myers Frontage Road
Tappen  v0E 1H0

Thu, Jul 21, 2016 - Sun, Jul 24, 2016

This four-day festival features the exquisite artwork of local artists from the BC Interior. To complement the visual arts component of the festival, there are also waterfront concerts in the park and a variety of hands-on workshops for children and adults alike.


Register for Paint the Town- the Peninsula’s 3rd annual plein air competition. Presented by Semiahmoo Arts

Semiahmoo Arts 14601-20th Ave
Surrey  v4a9p5

Sat, Jul 23, 2016 - Sun, Jul 24, 2016

Semiahmoo Arts presents: Paint the Town, the Peninsula’s 3rd annual plein air competition! On Saturday July 23 participating artists will be stationed along the stunning local coastlines of East Beach and White Rock Beach in White Rock and Crescent Beach in South Surrey. Artists will be given 3 hours to paint. The resulting works will then be exhibited until August 17 in the Turnbull Gallery at Semiahmoo Arts. Artists are not restricted to any specific medium. Artwork will be judged in a number of categories with awarded prizes. Turnbull Gallery Semiahmoo Arts at the South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre 14601-20 Ave, Surrey Deadline to Register: July 15, 2016 Registration costs: $20 per artist Please see website for more info


In Search of Inspiration – 39th Solo Exhibition of James Tan

555 Columbia Street,
Vancouver  V6A 4H5

Sat, Jul 23, 2016 - Sun, Aug 14, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday July 23rd, 2016 2:00pm Exhibition Dates: July 23 - August 14, 2016 Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm. Admission by donation. Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street Vancouver B.C V6A 4H5 (604) 658-8880, Lecture and demonstration by the artist: Lingnan School of Painting and I Saturday July 30th, 2016 2:00 - 3:30pm Language: Mandarin and Cantonese. English upon request. Free admission. Please RSVP at or call (604) 658-8880 The youthful, innovative spirit of the founders of the Lingnan School has inspired James Tan to extend his own work well beyond tradition. He blends mastery of Chinese brush painting with an ability to capture the essence of Western culture, thereby creating a style of Chinese brush painting which is distinctly his own. Tan graduated from the Singapore Academy of Art in 1972 and continued his studies with Chinese brush painting masters in Singapore, Taiwan and San Francisco until 1980 establishing himself as a master of the traditional and Lingnan schools of Chinese brush painting with his own distinctive style. He has taught and lectured extensively world-wide, including The National Museum Art Gallery (Singapore), The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. And annual lecture & demonstration at the arts in Action Festival in London, U.K. Mr. Tan has won an extensive list of awards and honors and has exhibited extensively. 38 one-man shows in Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Dubai, Bahrain, Australia, England, Germany, the U.S.A. and Canada.


Handbell Berries Japanese handbell choir

First Metropolitan United Church, Balmoral Rd. and Quadra St.

Sun Jul 24, 2016

Music lovers won’t want to miss this! Perhaps the best bell ringers in the world, the Handbell Berries, also known as the Handbell Ringers of Japan will perform at First Metropolitan United Church, July 24, at 3 p.m. The English handbell ensemble from Tokyo is performing in Victoria just prior to appearing in the 17th International Handbell Symposium in Vancouver, July 26-30. The group’s repertoire includes 200 individual bells.