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Township Classics

English Inn 429 Lampson St.,
Esquimalt  V9A 5Y9

Sun, Sep 27, 2015 - Sun, Feb 28, 2016

Township Classics brings you our second season of passionate performances. Last Sunday of the month, Sept 27 2015 - Feb 28 2016 at the English Inn, 429 Lampson St., Esquimalt. Passion for Music. Township Classics. Sept 27th Mozart - E Flat Major Piano Quartet K493 Oct 25th Beethoven - Archduke Piano Trio Dvorak- Bagatelles Opus 47 Nov 29th Faure - C Minor Piano Quartet Opus 15 Dec 27th Mozart - Divertimento K563 Jan 31st Spanish Night Feb 28th Schubert - Schubertiade Featuring our musicians: Gwen Thompson, Robert Holliston, Alexandria Le, Joanna Hood, Christi Meyers, Brian Yoon, Lee Duckles, Wilmer Fawcett, Eric Wilson, Gary Relyea This year we have implemented advance ticketing to better balance high demand with the house concert experience. Donate and pick up your tickets in advance at the English Inn. $20 minimum donation or $15/TCAC Member You can become a member of the Township Community Arts Council at www.townshiparts.org or email townshiparts@gmail.com Get your tickets well in advance to avoid disappointment. Our world class musicians will once again entertain you with all proceeds going to support the TCAC Music Mentorship Fund. For more info, contact Louise Ryan , townshipclassics@gmail.com

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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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April Dyck showcased at Comox Valley Airport Art and Cultural Program

1250 Knight Road
Comox  V9M 4H2

Sun, Nov 22, 2015 - Mon, May 30, 2016

The CV Airport Art and Culture Program, a partnership between YQQ and the Comox Valley Community Arts Council. Showcasing the rich artistic tradition of northern Vancouver Island by presenting an annual public art exhibition for YQQ passengers and community.

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Our Rivers Rock: Stephen Dittberner

Lynn Valley Public Library
North Vancouver  

Wed, Dec 02, 2015 - Tue, Feb 02, 2016

North Vancouver Community Arts Council Presents Stephen Dittberner: Our Rivers Rock District Library Gallery North Vancouver District Public Library Lynn Valley Main Library Opening Reception: Dec 5, 2:00-4:00pm The creeks and rivers around us uplift Stephen and spur his oil paintings. Growing up, in South Africa, reading National Geographic magazine and watching documentaries, he always associated clean, clear-flowing water with Canada. Taking time to observe and note what happens in the water is the genesis and inspiration of his work ... our rivers rock!

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Connie Sabo: information + impression

City Atrium Gallery, 141 West 14th Street
North Vancouver  

Tue, Jan 12, 2016 - Sun, Apr 10, 2016

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council present Connie Sabo: information + impression information + impression examines the dichotomy of how information can enlighten us as well as contain and control us. The work is created entirely out of newspaper, the ubiquitous daily news, a tactile sliver of our recent history: a selection of information that has been deemed important enough to impress into the record. The paper is torn into strips then twisted to create warps and wefts which are woven together to create a transformation of this information. Artist Talk: Please join Connie as she shares her inspiration behind this installation Thursday, January 19, 12:15pm – 12:45pm City Atrium Gallery, North Vancouver City Hall

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District Foyer Gallery: Laurel Swenson, Pat Schendel and Brandon Martin

355 West Queens Road
North Vancouver  

Wed, Jan 13, 2016 - Tue, Mar 15, 2016

North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents Laurel Swenson, Pat Schendel and Brandon Martin at the District Foyer Gallery Laurel Swenson’s art is process-driven and abstract in an effort to create paintings that are reminiscent and emotional. Each painting is a visual expression of emotion, struggle, and acceptance, externalized through paint and materials. Pat fell in love with crystalline porcelain after years of working with clay. She has been mentoring Brandon in the crystalline technique and together they will exhibit a nature inspired and experimental show of Metallic Black and Blue Crystalline and Lava Flows and Tide Pools.

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David Khang: The tank, the poem, and the uniform

Malaspina Printmakers, 1555 Duranleau Street, Granville Island
Vancouver  V6H 3S3

Thu, Jan 14, 2016 - Sun, Feb 14, 2016

January 14 to February 14, 2016 Opening reception on Thursday, January 14, at 6pm Poetry reading and discussion with David Khang and Dina Al-Kassim on Sunday, January 17, at 2pm Malaspina Printmakers is pleased to present David Khang’s exhibition The tank, the poem, and the uniform. The exhibition examines various colonial histories through new work that expands on performances and installations he created over the past ten years. The printed triptych, diptychs, postcards, and game board reference the game Monopoly through their use of colour, composition, and graphics. By replacing the content of Monopoly with new content including depictions of military characters and slogans relating to historical events of national and international conflict, Khang draws attention to the relationship between militia, capitalism, colonialism, gameplay, and propaganda. David Khang was born in Seoul, grew up in Toronto, and currently resides in Vancouver, where he is Adjunct Faculty at the Emily Carr University. Recent solo and group exhibitions include A Space (Toronto), Articule (Montreal), Plug In ICA (Winnipeg), the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Santiago), and the Museo Ex Teresa Arte Actual (Mexico City). Image: David Khang, Printed Matter, Performing Body, 2015. Screen print paired with inkjet print, 22 x 15 inches. 1 of 12 diptychs, edition of 5. Production still from Edmonton, 2007. Malaspina Printmakers 1555 Duranleau Street Vancouver, BC, V6H 3S3 +1 604 688 1724 info@malaspinaprintmakers.com www.malaspinaprintmakers.com Weekdays from 10am to 5pm Weekends and holidays from 11am to 5pm

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Call to Emerging and Established Artists on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands - The Salt Spring Island Ceramics Award

Online Submissions
Salt Spring Island  V8K 2V5

Fri, Jan 15, 2016 - Tue, May 31, 2016

The Salt Spring Island Potters Guild is pleased to announce the launch of the Salt Spring Island Ceramics Award (SSICA). Emerging and established artists from Vancouver Island and The Gulf Islands are invited to submit their sculptural and/or functional ceramic works for consideration to the community of Salt Spring Island’s regional ceramics awards, offering in its inaugural year, $4,200 in prize money. Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands potters and ceramic artists are encouraged to submit works comprised of clay, whose practice demonstrates originality, creativity and technical skill. The competition is open to both emerging and established artists. Artists are anonymous to a three-member jury. Online submissions are open from January 15 to May 31, 2016 To connect with us on Facebook and follow updates, please ‘Like’ our Facebook page via https://www.facebook.com/SaltSpringIslandCeramicsAward/

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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 www.artists.ca

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Creative Textile Images Exhibition featuring Judy Hurley

20-5725 Vedder Rd.
Chilliwack  V2R 3N4

Fri, Jan 29, 2016 - Thu, Feb 25, 2016

January 29 – February 25, 2016 at the Art Room (20-5725 Vedder Rd.) Artist Meet & Greet and Gift Nook Grand Opening on Friday, January 29 from 6 – 8 p.m. The Chilliwack Community Arts Council is proud to present its first gallery exhibition of 2016, Creative Textiles Images, featuring textile artist Judy Hurley. This tactile exhibit, running January 29 to February 25, highlights an exclusive collection of pieces in Hurley's signature exploratory style. Find out more by visiting chilliwackartscouncil.com

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Exhibition of Chinese Zodiac Celebrating the Traditional Chinese New Year

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

Sun, Jan 31, 2016 - Sun, Feb 28, 2016

Exhibition Dates: January 31 - February 28, 2016 Tuesday - Sunday 11am-5pm closed on Mondays and Holidays. Admission by donation. Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 4H5 Co-presented by Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver and Henan Administration of Cultural Heritage The year 2016 is the Year of the Monkey (also the year of Bingshen) according to the Chinese lunar calendar. As the Chinese spring festival is approaching, Chinese Cultural Center of Greater Vancouver and China’s Henan Provincial Bureau of Cultural Heritage co-present an exhibition titled Twelve Chinese Zodiac Animals Celebrating the Traditional Chinese New Year at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum during January 31st to February 28th. The 63 bilingual panels of the exhibition illustrate and explain the history of Chinese zodiac animals and traditions. The content is enriched by photos of the excavated artifacts such as clay, jade and bronze zodiac animals in Henan Province. This exhibition is entertaining, instructive and family friendly. The exhibition is in both English and Chinese. Henan Province in China is one of those most important cradles of Chinese culture and has long served as the national political, economic and cultural center. It preserves a host of cultural relics themed on the Chinese zodiac and passes down the zodiac’s cultural tradition. From clamshells with designs of dragons and tigers in the Neolithic age, to today’s folk custom of uncles sending lamb-shaped food to nephews in the sixth lunar month every year in Northern China, all those aspects are embodied with the charm of Chinese zodiac culture. Inquiries: 604-658-8880

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Feb 2016 exhibition: "you are here" by Matt Simmons

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

Tue, Feb 02, 2016 - Sat, Mar 05, 2016

“you are here” February 2-March 5, 2016 a multi-media installation by Matt Simmons An immediately recognizable phrase, “you are here” is most often connected to maps, helping the viewer to locate themselves in their surroundings. It’s also a statement: “now” is the only time that truly matters. This whimsical exhibition attempts to artistically translate the idea of being present in the here and now through a combination of materials and mediums, including interactive installations. Opening Reception Friday February 5th, 7-9pm Come along and meet the artist – everyone is welcome, admission is free and appetizers are provided! Artist in Residence February 9th, 12th & 13th Matt will be painting in the gallery on February 9th, 12th & 13th (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday) from 1-4pm. Please stop by to say hi, talk to him about his work and watch the creative process! Lunchtime Artist's Talk (free) Friday February 19th, 12-1pm Come along to hear Matt talk about his art - further details tba! info@smithersart.org www.smithersart.org 250.847.3898

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Kristin Krimmel's "love and grief"

9048 Glover Road
Fort Langley  V1M 2S1

Wed, Feb 03, 2016 - Sun, Feb 21, 2016

In coming to terms with a deep period of grief, contemporary Artist Kristin Krimmel created a thirteen panel suite of text-based images to express her passage through love and grief. This transfiguration returned her to a place where love was again possible. She chose to create this suite as an expression of feelings, thoughts and experiences which could not be put into words of prose. In November 2015, her companion of 38 years suddenly passed away. Though this series was born from different circumstances it is again pertinent, as it always will be, in times of grief and love. Kristin Krimmel says, “Through these images, I want the viewer to explore her or his own cycles of love and grief – both the glory and the anguish. I want the viewer to remember the raw feelings that come with it which can be transformed with time into positive personal growth, culminating in forgiveness, understanding and healing.” The Fort Gallery will show these analytical reflections February 3rd to 21st, 2016. Please join the artist for the opening reception, Sunday February 7th, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 9048 Glover Road, Fort Langley, BC Gallery hours are 12-5 pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

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Child's Play Exhibition

CityScape Community Art Space, 335 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver  V7M 2GS

Fri, Feb 05, 2016 - Sun, Mar 06, 2016

North Vancouver Community Arts Council Presents Child’s Play February 5 – March 6, 2016 Opening reception: Thursday, February 4, 7 - 9pm Through glass work, sculptures, puppetry, paintings and more, enter a whimsical and fun exhibition that will inspire the child in all of us. Artists: Artists: Jenn Ashton, Larissa Blokhuis, Tamara Bond, Susan Elliott, Debbie Lelievre, Marlene Pyykkö http://www.nvartscouncil.ca/exhibitions/childs-play-cityscape-community-art-space

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Light it Up Exhibition and Opening Reception

Arnica, Old Courthouse, 7 Seymour St.
Kamloops  V2C 1E4

Fri, Feb 05, 2016 - Sun, Mar 06, 2016

The artworks in Light It Up! at Arnica Artist Run Centre February 5 to March 15, offer a direction in contemporary artistic practice that, unlike much light-based art, displays subject matter and cultural references. The works are discrete views into other worlds and provide a complex relationship between the kind of light used and the story being told. For example, Trevor van den Eijnden’s Lawn, uses surveillance glass to multiply the tiny LED lit pink flamingos into a gridded suburbia that seems to extend forever. Stuart Ward’s works are reminiscent of stained glass windows that feature a kaleidoscope of video views of natural phenomena. Other works: reflect their surroundings while they emit light (Lochead); cradle fiber optic northern lights between the antlers of an actual caribou (MacPhee); use the playful quality of glow sticks to draw the viewer through dance steps (Pinter); and spell out ethnic rejection—no lugar— (no place) in the classic invitation of neon signage (Colín). Opening Reception: Saturday 6 February, 6 -8 pm Brigitte Lochhead Vancouver Carlos Colín Vancouver Klaus Pinter Vienna, Austria Mathias MacPhee Dawson City, Yukon Stuart Ward Vancouver Trevor Van den Eijnden Vancouver

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Canada West Illustrators: Cultivating Imagination

1277 Lynn Valley Rd, District Library Gallery
North Vancouver  

Wed, Feb 10, 2016 - Tue, Mar 29, 2016

Members of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrations (SCBWI) represent a diverse group of emerging and published artists. Sparking the imagination and evoking wonder is a common goal for the nine artists whose work will be on display. Merging art with story, these talented illustrators believe the experience of reading picture books fosters a rich bond between reader and child. A range of styles and media will be on display at the District Library, including watercolour, pen and ink, photography and multimedia. Join the artists at the opening reception on Saturday, February 13 from 2 – 4 pm at the Lynn Valley Library for a family-friendly event. Artists: Lisa Cinar, Dani Duck, Jami Gigot, Akemi Ito, Helena Juhasz, Anne Lei-Yeung So, Cyndi Marko, Anita Miettunen, Nancy Vo

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Vancouver Chamber Choir - THE SOURCE OF SONG - Gregory's Gift of Chant

Ryerson United Church (2205 W 45th Ave at Yew St)
Vancouver  V6M 2J4

Fri Feb 12, 2016

Gregorian chant is still a seminal force in choral music, even a thousand years after Saint Gregory the Great lent it his name. Jon Washburn and Kevin Zakresky conduct the Vancouver Chamber Choir in an a cappella programme that traces choral repertoire back to the Gregorian chant on which it is based. Kevin Zakresky and Jon Washburn, Conductors Repertoire Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Missa aeterna Christi munera Ivo Antognini - Jesu dulcis memoria Arvo Pärt - Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen Maurice Duruflé - Quatre motets sur des thèmes grégoriens Franz Liszt - Pater noster Jonathan Harvey - Come, Holy Ghost Edwin Fissinger - Lux aeterna Tickets: $27.50 - $32 Student rush tickets $10 at the door ticketmaster.ca or 1-855-985-2787 Download our season brochure here: http://tinyurl.com/VCC45thAnniversary

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BLOOM - an hour of laughter, wine tasting and dance

1130 Jervis St
Vancouver  V6E 2C7

Tue, Feb 16, 2016 - Tue, Mar 01, 2016

Mascall Dance's BLOOM is a provocative cinq-a-sept - a casual and playful, informal showing of dance wine and comedy. Three Tuesdays after work our 6 artists in residence will show 5-minute sketches of dance paired with a wine. Jennifer Griffin, our stand-up storyteller, interprets the dance for the audience. Join us at St Paul's in the West End for an hour of laughter, wine tasting and dance. Doors at 4:30pm | Show 5pm-6pm | Latecomers welcome Tuesday February 16th Tuesday February 23rd Tuesday March 1st $10 | Entrance and 6 wine pairings Extra glasses of wine available at $5 a glass 1130 Jervis St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2C7 Choreography by: Body Narratives Collective Lily Cryan Jennifer Mascall Olivia Neill Zahra Shahab Claire Twiddy The event: A sommelier selects a wine for each work based on adjectives each of the 6 choreographers uses to describe their dance. Spectators are invited to sip a soupcon of the wine while viewing a 5-minute excerpt of the dance. Then a kind but audacious stand-up comic tickles funny bones by interpreting the dance just viewed. The comic storyteller is able to wittily articulate what is crossing the audience’s mind and has the nerve to say it aloud. Interpretation is laid bare in a sensorial way. The series: MascallDance’s creation and performance series BLOOM has been a feature of Vancouver’s West End since 1994. Emerging choreographers apply for BLOOM’s choreographic training, mentoring & editing by Artistic Director Jennifer Mascall, combined with use of the company’s beautiful west end studio. Over three studio performances, their work-in-progress is sampled by the public in an informal, cocktail hour atmosphere. https://www.facebook.com/events/957920694295008/

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The Dance Centre presents the Discover Dance! Noon series | Modus Operandi

Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St
Vancouver  V6B 2G6

Thu Feb 18, 2016

The talented young dancers of Modus Operandi take the stage for an exciting program of contemporary dance in the next edition of The Dance Centre’s popular noon hour series. Now in its ninth season, Modus Operandi is a rigorous and highly-regarded training program producing powerful, accomplished contemporary dancers, who go on to work professionally with companies across Canada. The full company of 28 dancers will perform a diverse repertoire of works, and there will be an artist talkback after the show. The Dance Centre presents the Discover Dance! Noon series | Modus Operandi Thursday February 18, 2016 at 12 noon Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St (at Granville), Vancouver Tickets $14/$12 students, seniors and children from Tickets Tonight 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca Info: 604.606.6400 www.thedancecentre.ca

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WordStorm

595 Townsite Road
Nanaimo  V9S 1K9

Tue Feb 23, 2016

WordStorm! WordStorm - Nanaimo's popular Spoken Word and Open Mike event takes place at The First Unitarian Hall, 595 Townsite Road, Nanaimo on the last Tuesday of the month. Come on February 23rd, just to listen and be entertained, or sign up for the Open Mike. Everyone is welcome! Featured performers for February 23rd are: Jane Munro and Raoul Fernandes. Live music at 6:30 pm and the program begins at 7:00 pm. To reserve for WordStorm, email David at ascentaspirations@gmail.com

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Women Hold Up Half the Sky: An Exhibition in Celebration of International Women's Day

2 - 1150 Douglas Street, The Bay Centre, Third Floor, Gallery located next to Club Monaco
Victoria  V8W 3M9

Thu, Feb 25, 2016 - Sun, Mar 13, 2016

Sponsored by the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria, Women Hold Up Half the Sky is an art exhibition celebrating International Women's Day and women everywhere! The CACGV is currently looking for submissions from artists for this event! Please submit at: http://cacgv.ca/events/international-women-s-day Submissions close at 4:30 pm on Friday January 22, 2016. The CACGV is looking for artists of varied disciplines and experience levels. This is a lightly juried show open to women artists living on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. All applicants will be carefully considered. The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria has encouraged and celebrated local arts since 1968. CACGV is a registered charity.

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MascallDance presents the Nijinsky Gibber Jazz Club at VIDF

SFU Woodwards' Atrium
Vancouver  

Sun, Feb 28, 2016 - Sun, Mar 06, 2016

MASCALL DANCE (Vancouver) - Nijinsky Gibber Jazz Club In the past year, NGJC has appeared at Word On the Street, Christmas Craft Fairs, nightclubs, poetry readings, album release parties, nightclubs, gardens, bistros, salons….among many locations. The Nijinksy Gibber Jazz Club engages in a process we call Public Research. It works something like this: Take a group of brilliant improvisers at the top of their game: Justine Chambers, Billy Marchenski, Darcy McMurray, Amber Funk-Barton, Chris Wright, Lara Barclay and musician/composer Stefan Smulovitz for example, our most recent members. Result? witty, current, spontaneous dance just when you least expect it. Woodward’s Atrium shows are at 2pm and 4pm including Mascall Dance (February 28 and March 6) These performances are free (donations gratefully accepted).

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