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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.


From Palate to Palette: Lorn Curry

Lynn Valley Public Library
North Vancouver  

Sun, Aug 30, 2015 - Tue, Dec 01, 2015

Lorn Curry From Palate to Palette – The Contemporary Food Still Life September 30 – December 1, 2015 Opening Reception: Saturday, October 3, 2:00pm - 4:00pm District Library Gallery, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver From Palate to Palette – The Contemporary Food Still Life is an exhibit of food and kitchen object-themed still-life paintings inspired by contemporary hyper-realism. It seeks to explore the intersection of food and art in our lives.


Chilliwack Spinners & Weavers - KITCHEN KALEIDOSCOPE Exhibition and Sale

The Art Room 20-5725 Vedder Rd
Chilliwack  V2R 3N4

Sat, Sep 12, 2015 - Sat, Oct 24, 2015

An exhibition of vibrant creativity, Chilliwack Spinners and Weavers Guild will feature works revolving around a theme well-known to all~ the kitchen! Join us for the opening reception on September 12 at The Art Room, 20-5725 Vedder Rd., from 2 to 4 pm. All are welcome, light refreshments served. Exhibition will run until October 24, 2015 at the Art Room.


'Two Directions' - new show from Don Portelance and Richard Bond

Fort Gallery, 9048 Glover Road
Fort Langley  V1M 2S1

Wed, Sep 16, 2015 - Sun, Oct 04, 2015

The Fort Gallery invites you to its upcoming show – Two Directions – by BC artists Don Portelance and Richard Bond. Don Portelance looks at realistic painting in a unique way. Rather than just painting what he sees, he attempts to suggest the reality of everyday living. Our lives often have an element of the unexpected; nothing is completely predictable. Therefore in his paintings he often adds a surprising element to a completely ordinary scene. In this way he hopes to create work that more closely mirrors the richness and variety in the real world. Richard Bond is a former art teacher, based in Surrey. His current work of oil paintings tries to capture the rhythmical pattern of movement on paper with the human figures as the subject. While some pieces are studies of basic line-drawings, others are developed into paintings with emphasis on bold statement of colours and form. The opening reception for this show is on Saturday September 19th, 1-4pm. The Fort Gallery is open Wed-Sun, 12-5pm.


Jules Stirling and Christine Hood at District Foyer Gallery

District Hall of North Vancouver
North Vancouver  

Wed, Sep 16, 2015 - Tue, Nov 03, 2015

Jules Stirling's Landscape Study Series reflects both softness and depth with a tranquil, ethereal quality. Her photo series are shot during the day with an infrared camera utilizing different exposure lengths on natural expanses of water, trees and sky. Inspired by her everyday experiences and environment, Christine Hood's latest work is based on her interaction with nature, objects and wildlife. Using primarily metal, ceramic, textiles, paper and found objects, her artwork juxtaposes many ideas and mediums.


Mark Ollinger: Perceptually Uniform

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

Tue, Sep 22, 2015 - Mon, Jan 11, 2016

In Perceptually Uniform, Mark has played with the concept that in our world, there is an underlying, over-reaching fabric that makes everything that we interact with in our physical environment. “The fabric must be made of something deeper. It is this “something” that I strive to capture within these works.” Artist Talk Tuesday September 29, 12:15 – 12:45 City Atrium Gallery Please Join Mark as he shares his inspiration behind his sculptural work!


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 or email 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 ,



Cottonwood 4 Cinemas, 45380 Luckakuck Way
Chilliwack  V2R 3R1

Wed, Sep 30, 2015 - Fri, Nov 06, 2015

Chilliwack Community Arts Council & The Toronto International Film Festival Circuit are pleased to co-present the 16th Annual Fall 2015 Chilliwack International Film Series featuring six critically acclaimed films! Join us for our pre-show Opening Night from 5:30 – 7:00 pm on Sept. 30 before the screening of “A Walk In The Woods”, sponsored by Mt. Waddington's. Exciting and new this year and in celebration of our 16th Anniversary, we will be hosting a special “ShortFest” night on Friday, November 6 at 7pm! Get your Series Passes and save money! $30 per person and includes a bonus ShortFest ticket. Individual film tickets $6 each and ShortFest tickets $6 each available from the Chilliwack Community Arts Council – The Art Room: #20-5725 Vedder Rd., The Book Man: 45939 Wellington Ave. and at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas: 45380 Luckakuck Way


Kiss the Moon Kiss The Sun

Sid Williams Theatre, 442 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC
Courtenay  V9N 2J2

Fri, Oct 02, 2015 - Fri, Oct 09, 2015

This Norm Foster play, a blend of comedy and drama, explores the relationship between a disabled man and a young pregnant woman where each person finds the nerve to take responsibility and persevere against all odds. October 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 at 7:30 pm and October 4 at 2:00 pm at the Sid Williams Theatre


Tiller's Folly in Concert

Church of the Advent - 510 Mt View Ave
Victoria  V9B 2B1

Sat Oct 03, 2015

The West Shore Arts Council is proud to present Tiller’s Folly in concert. Take tales of ghosts, battles, bootleggers, fur traders, gold rushes and unrequited love mixed with original high-energy, toe-tapping, hand-clapping, acoustic roots music with a very hip historic nature – and you have Tiller’s Folly. This dynamic, well-seasoned and award winning Celtic trio (cum-historians) – featuring singer-songwriter Bruce Coughlin, fiddler Nolan Murray and bassist Laurence Knight – has recently returned to the folds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, and is spreading tales to audiences of all ages, with their unique brand of acoustic roots music. Tickets: $28, available at Westside Instaprint, Tom Lee Music, the West Shore Arts Council office, or online at For more information visit


Wait For Me Daddy REDUX

Anvil Centre / 777 Columbia St
New Westminster  

Sat Oct 03, 2015

Wait for Me, Daddy is a photo taken by Claude P. Dettloff on October 1, 1940. It shows the British Columbia Regiment marching down 8th Street, New Westminster. Taken 75 years ago, it was one of the most recognized photographs in the world and it became symbolic of Canada’s effort in WWII. In commemoration, the City of New Westminster, Anvil Centre and Brief Encounters are presenting a contemporary response to the classic image featuring composer Brian Garbett and the University of Calgary Wind Ensemble, a community-engaged theatre work by Jan Derbyshire, and a collection of collaboratively produced interdisciplinary films and performances. FREE / RSVP required


New Show - Zuzana Vasko

9048 Glover Road
Fort Langley  V1M 2S1

Wed, Oct 07, 2015 - Sun, Oct 25, 2015

The Fort Gallery invites you to its upcoming show ‘What we ask of the hills, and what the hills ask of us’, a solo show by BC artist Zuzana Vasko, on from October 7 to 25. On Thursday, October 8, there will be an opening reception in conjunction with ‘First Thursday’ community arts events, from 7-9 pm, with Agneta and Josine Eikelenboom on cello and recorder, and a talk by the artist on her work. Everyone is welcome to this free event. The Fort Gallery is open Wed-Sun, 12-5pm and is located at 9048 Glover Road, Fort Langley, BC.


LiterASIAN Festival 2015: Celebrating Twenty Years of Asian Canadian Writing

UBC Learning Exchange, 612 Main Street
Vancouver  V6A 2V3

Thu, Oct 08, 2015 - Sun, Oct 11, 2015

The LiterASIAN Festival is back! The 3rd annual Asian Canadian literary festival celebrates the best of Pacific Rim Asian Canadian literary talent. LiterASIAN 2015 features readings, workshops, panel discussions and book launches. Featuring some of the Asian Canadian writing’s most innovative and creative writers in fantasy, science, and speculative fiction, history, and poetry, LiterASIAN is for literary enthusiasts, publishers, literary agents, and anyone interested in writing. This year’s line-up of events includes: ***Workshops with our featured authors ***Opening dinner gala ***AlliterAsian anthology launch Panels with industry experts and writers ***Asian Canadian book fair Interviews and photo opportunities are available. Contact:


"Harbour Art" Exhibition Maritime Museum Opening Reception

Maritime Museum Vanier Park 1905 Ogden Ave, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver  V6J1A2

Thu, Oct 08, 2015 - Wed, Jan 06, 2016

The Maritime Museum is pleased to present a group exhibition of new works featuring eight local artists. The "Harbour Art" Exhibition opening reception is on Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. The exhibition will run from October 6, 2015 - January 6, 2016. Each artist spent summer weekends painting on board the tugboat SS Master docked at Granville Island . The exhibition is a reflection of the nautical inspiration found on board the SS Master. The artists will be present at the opening reception on Thursday October 8, 2015. Please join us.


AIRS - Annual International Representational Show - Opening Reception

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

Thu Oct 08, 2015

AIRS is the Federation of Canadian Artists’ Annual International Representational Show. This call for submission is an open, international, juried call for representational or semi – representational original paintings, prints and drawings. Artists can submit works depicting any subject matter including but not limited to portraits, figures, still life, floral, landscape, interiors, and wildlife. Work must retain semblance to reality while maintaining the subjective interpretation of the artist. Join us for the Opening Reception for the exhibition by R.S.V.Ping to Helen Duckworth via


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.


Pushing Boundaries

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

Fri, Oct 09, 2015 - Sat, Nov 14, 2015

CityScape Community Art Space is excited to present the third biennial exhibition, Pushing Boundaries, highlighting emerging and professional First Nations artists. This dynamic and thought-provoking exhibition features themes of home, self, culture, history and more. Opening Reception: Thursday, October 8, 7-9 pm


19th Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour

various locations on Gabriola Island
Gabriola Island  V0R 1X0

Sat, Oct 10, 2015 - Mon, Oct 12, 2015

Gabriola Island 19th Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour • 56 Studios with more than 70 artists including 15 artists new to the Tour • 3 new Galleries • October 10-11-12, 10 am to 5 pm • opening “Preview Partini” party on Thursday, October 8 at The Hive Emporium • www.artsgabriola for details and a map


Co.ERASGA and Pichet Klunchun Dance Company: Unwrapping Culture

Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver
Vancouver  V6B 2G6

Thu, Oct 15, 2015 - Sat, Oct 17, 2015

The Dance Centre’s Global Dance Connections series features Unwrapping Culture, which brings together two exceptional male dance artists: Vancouver’s own Alvin Erasga Tolentino, and Pichet Klunchun, an outstanding exponent of the Thai classical dance style of Khon, who is known internationally for contemporizing this ancient form. Their first collaboration combines the technique, theatricality and storytelling elements of Khon to create a devastating critique of the corruption of authentic Thai culture by the forces of commercialization, in a passionate and bitingly funny duet which immerses the audience in the conflict between traditional and modern.


Discover Dance Noon Series: Danny Nielsen + Friends

Scotiabank Dance Centre
Vancouver  V6B 2G6

Thu Oct 22, 2015

The October edition of The Dance Centre’s popular noon hour Discover Dance! series features a dynamic program of tap dance led by rising tap star Danny Nielsen. Renowned for his astonishing technical skills and adventurous approach, Nielsen will be joined by a team of virtuoso dancers to present an entertaining performance highlighting the infectious rhythms, expressiveness and exuberance of tap dance. There will be an artist talkback after the performance.


Vancouver Chamber Choir - MONTEVERDI VESPERS OF 1610 - The Early Baroque Masterpiece

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts - 6265 Crescent Road at East Mall, UBC
Vancouver  V6T 1Z1

Fri Oct 23, 2015

Early Music Vancouver and the Vancouver Chamber Choir are collaborating in this spectacular performance of Monteverdi’s great masterpiece - the monumental Vespers of 1610. The Choir joins in with eight outstanding vocal soloists and an orchestra of Baroque instrumentalists from Pacific MusicWorks under the direction of guest conductor Stephen Stubbs. Vancouver Chamber Choir Jolle Greenleaf, Soprano Catherine Webster, Soprano Laura Pudwell, Mezzo-Soprano Charles Daniels, Tenor Zachary Wilder, Tenor Ross Hauck, Tenor Douglas Williams, Bass-Baritone Charles Robert Stephens, Baritone Pacific MusicWorks Stephen Stubbs, Conductor Repertoire: Claudio Monteverdi - Vespers of 1610 Tickets: $17.50- $66 or 604-822-2697 Download our season brochure here:



First Unitarian Hall, 525 Townsite Road
Nanaimo  V9S 1K9

Tue Oct 27, 2015

WordStorm! New Venue 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 October 27th, just to listen and be entertained, or sign up for the Open Mike. Everyone is welcome! Featured performers for October 27th are: Lisa Shatzky and Judy Millar. Doors open at 6:30 and the program begins at 7:00. To reserve for WordStorm, email David at


The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series: Jan Martens (Belgium/Netherlands)

Scotiabank Dance Centre
Vancouver  V6B 2G6

Thu, Oct 29, 2015 - Sat, Oct 31, 2015

The work of übertalented Belgian/Dutch choreographer Jan Martens comes to Vancouver for the first time in The Dog Days Are Over, an ensemble work where eight dancers surrender to one act: the jump. For 70 extreme, exhausting minutes they bounce, hop and leap through complicated choreographic patterns of geometrical precision, in a bruising battle that demands stamina, coordination and concentration. Highly physical and hypnotic, with unexpected flashes of humour, The Dog Days Are Over seeks to prompt debate on the role of contemporary dance, the thin line between art and entertainment, and the complicity of the audience watching the dancers, striving before them like gladiators in an arena. Presented by The Dance Centre as part of the Global Dance Connections series.