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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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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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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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The Ripple Effect

32388 Veterans Way
Abbotsford  V2T 0B3

Thu, Mar 10, 2016 - Sun, Jun 12, 2016

The Reach is pleased to present, The Ripple Effect by Amelia Alcock-White. Meet the artist at the opening reception for the exhibition. In her latest exhibit ‘The Ripple Effect’, Vancouver artist Amelia Alcock-White uses water and wave images to explore how a single event can propagate multiple future effects which are global. Her oil paintings portray the interaction of humans and nature which often results in events with repercussions far beyond their immediate locale.

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Lardeau Landscapes: Landscapes of the Past, a collaboration with The Kootenay Lake Historical Society

447 A Ave
Kaslo  V0G 1M0

Fri, Mar 11, 2016 - Sun, May 01, 2016

The Langham Main Gallery presents a 3 person exhibit entitled Lardeau Landscapes with artists: Deb Borsos, Richard Taylor and Maggie Oliver. These well known and much loved artists will be focusing their talents on a distinct and beautiful part of the Kootenay region (The Lardeau Valley) through distinct perspectives and diverse mediums. Come and revel in the splendor of 'our' beautiful backyard! The Langham Community Gallery will showcase an exhibit entitled Landscapes of the Past from the collection of the Kootenay Lake Archive in Kaslo, and put together by Elizabeth Scarlett. The exhibit begins with an early image of Kaslo as a 'tent city' and covers early street scenes, upper and lower Kaslo from different vantage points and eras and also scenes along the railway. Included are images taken by R.H. Trueman who travelled in the area from the late 1890s to about 1905 capturing activities and landscapes of the time with his 14" glass plate camera. Comparing the then and now”. In addition Gordon Portman has created a special feature of short videos of old images flowing into modern images from the same place, helping us to experience the past in the present. #carfacbcpride

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Call for Artists Submissions for 2017 Art Exhibitions at Leigh Square Community Arts Village

1100 - 2253 Leigh Square
Port Coquitlam  V3C3B8

Sat, Mar 19, 2016 - Mon, May 30, 2016

Leigh Square Community Arts Village in Port Coquitlam, BC has opportunities for visual artists and emerging curators to submit exhibition proposals for 2017. Leigh Square hosts exhibitions of work by emerging/mid-career/established artists and regional/international work on a regular basis in its gallery and display spaces. Artists working in all mediums are welcome. Exhibitions can also include partnerships with non-profits or artists co-ops looking for space to showcase emerging talent and group shows. We look forward to proposals inspired by Port Coquitlam’s heritage, geography, people, social and economic development and future possibilities. Priority will be given to work that addresses community issues, relevant topics and/or involves community development. Leigh Square offers honorariums to support artists in a community driven space. Deadline is May 30th, 2016. Applications and details available at www.portcoquitlam.ca/leighsquare or by calling 604.927.8442. We wish to thank the Friends of Leigh Square Society and participating artists for their support of the exhibition program at Leigh Square.

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Arnica ARC Exhibition Opening | Ben Williamson: Vacationers

7 Seymour St West
Kamloops  V2C 1E4

Sat, Mar 26, 2016 - Sat, May 07, 2016

Ben Williamson's exhibition, Vacationers, (opening Saturday, March 26), chronicles the travels of an unknown elderly couple who may or may not be with us. Using enigmatic photographs extracted from a collection of found documents, Williamson highlights the ‘snapshot' as nostalgic and old-fashioned, challenging photographic truthfulness, historical accuracy, and the reliability of memory. Painting in oil on discarded, recycled plastic sheets he produces ethereal, ghostly images that allude to the ephemeral nature of photographs in the digital age, as well as to the transitory nature of life itself. Through salvaged fragments of narrative his paintings question the very preservation of meaning.

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The North Vancouver Community Arts Council proudly present, Teresa Wegrzyn ‘Colourful World’

Lynn Valley Main Library
North Vancouver  

Thu, Mar 31, 2016 - Sun, May 22, 2016

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council proudly present, Teresa Wegrzyn ‘Colourful World’ from March 30 – May 22, 2016. Join the Teresa Wegrzyn at the opening reception hosted by the Friends of the North Vancouver District Public on Saturday, April 2nd from 2 – 4 pm at the Lynn Valley Library for a family-friendly event.

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Opening Reception: Wanderings

20-5725 Vedder Rd.
Chilliwack  V2R 3N4

Wed, Apr 06, 2016 - Thu, May 12, 2016

The Chilliwack Community Arts Council is delighted to present its newest gallery exhibition, Wanderings, featuring naturalist painters Anita Symonds, Brian DeLong, and Marianne Palmer. Running April 6 to May 12, this exhibition breathes fresh air into the Art Room Gallery with the artistic trio’s unique interpretations of nature’s beauty. For more information view our website: www.chilliwackartscouncil.com

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Leigh Square’s Latest Artists-in-Residence: Laura G. and Ninna Snider – The Muck Sisters

1100 - 2253 Leigh Square Community Arts Village
Port Coquitlam  V3C3B8

Wed, Apr 06, 2016 - Thu, Jun 02, 2016

The City of Port Coquitlam is excited to welcome back Laura G. and Ninna Snider - the Muck Sisters! Laura and Ninna recently spent the past three months mucking it up at the Gathering Place during their first residency. They had such a great time that they decided to join us for another term! The artists return to the arts village as the centre’s tenth and eleventh Artists-in-Residence from April 6th to June 2nd in the Outlet at 2248 McAllister Avenue, Port Coquitlam. The Muck Sisters both bring their own unique skills making fun mixes of functional, fun, and whimsical work that will surely delight and brighten up the Port Coquitlam community. Together they have recently dubbed the name Cup-a-tude to their works, vessels depicted with faces of people and animals, and are excited to explore this body of work together to see where they can take it. If you are interested in applying for a residency, please email Leigh Square at arts@portcoquitlam.ca or call 604.927.8400 for more information. We are currently seeking artists for the fall of 2016 and for the 2017 in-take.

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Darian Goldin Stahl: Residence

Malaspina Printmakers, 1555 Duranleau Street, Granville Island
Vancouver  

Fri, Apr 08, 2016 - Sun, May 01, 2016

April 8 to May 1, 2016  Opening on April 7, from 6 to 9pm Artist talk on Sunday, April 17, at 2pm Malaspina Printmakers is pleased to present Residence, an exhibition of new work produced by Scholarship Resident Darian Goldin Stahl, over her eight month residency. This arts-based research is a collaborative cycle of informing and reconstructing identity with her sister, Devan Stahl, who is a clinical bioethicist at Michigan State University.

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Sound Lounge at Leigh Square

The Gathering Place at Leigh Square Community Arts Village, 2253 Leigh Square
Port Coquitlam  V3C3B8

Sat, Apr 16, 2016 - Sat, May 28, 2016

The City of Port Coquitlam presents its spring music series - Sound Lounge! This series will feature up and coming professional musicians from across Metro Vancouver in genres from reggae, folk, and swing to blues, roots, and jazz. Hidden musical gems Jack Garton and the Demon Squadron, Blue Moon Marquee, John Welsh Band, and David Beckingham are making waves with their original songs that soothe the soul and awaken your senses with their unexpected melodies. Support local talent and experience the fresh energy of these bands that is bound to make you groove. The series kicks off on Saturday, April 16th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Michael Wright Art Gallery inside The Gathering Place at Port Coquitlam’s Leigh Square Community Arts Village, 1100 - 2253 Leigh Square. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students, $5 for seniors and children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be bought in advance by calling 604.927.7529 or visiting www.experienceit.ca.

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Homesick Exhibition

335 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver  V7M2G3

Fri, Apr 22, 2016 - Sat, May 21, 2016

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council Presents 'Homesick' April 22 - May 21, 2016 | Opening Reception: Thursday, April 21, 7-9pm Have you ever longed for or yearned about a time from the recent or distant past? In this transitory society most of us have come from somewhere else, leaving behind all that was familiar – home, family, friends, and traditions. This sentimental exhibition features the work of 25 artists with unique backgrounds, mediums, and perspectives to capture and express the feelings and emotions that are stirred when experiencing a sense of being “homesick”.

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Suzanne Northcott's "Inside Stories"

9048 Glover Road
Fort Langley/ Langley  V1M 2S1

Tue, Apr 26, 2016 - Sun, May 15, 2016

“Inside Stories” exhibit by Suzanne Northcott at The Fort Gallery The Fort Gallery is pleased to announce its next exhibit entitled, Inside Stories, by Suzanne Northcott, running April 26-May 15, 2016. Inspired by an antique silk kimono, Northcott has created an emergent world where ideas and motifs from her past reappear in new ways. Snowberry branches cocooned in silk give birth to new forms. A painting becomes silk yardage, then elegant kimonos, while other kimono forms float translucent and ephemeral. Join us for the opening reception, Friday, April 29, 7-9pm at The Fort Gallery. The Fort Gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5pm.

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Peter Manning + STAGES of Creativity at the

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

Wed, Apr 27, 2016 - Tue, Jun 14, 2016

North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents, Peter Manning (oil paintings) and STAGES of Creativity (artisan bird houses) at the District Foyer Gallery. For further information please contact Caitlin Bryant at exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca

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Spring into Colour

20-5725 Vedder Rd.
Chilliwack  V2R 3N4

Thu, Apr 28, 2016 - Thu, May 12, 2016

Students will learn painting techniques bringing spring to life on the canvas. We will use the inspiration of flowers and trees of the season. Ages: 7-12, Three Part Series, Thurs. April 28, May 5 & Thurs. May 12 Cost: $35 *members save 10% In order for our instructors to properly prepare for their classes please be sure to preregister 3 or more days before the start of class.

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Chinese Calligraphy by Master Wai Yin LAU

555 Columbia Street, Canada
Vancouver  V6A 4H5

Sat, Apr 30, 2016 - Sun, May 15, 2016

Organized by Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver and Western Canada Chinese Calligraphy Association Opening reception: Saturday April 30, 2016 2:00pm Exhibition dates: April 30 – May 15, 2016 Tuesday – Sunday 9:30am – 5:30pm Closed on Mondays and statutory holidays. Admission by donation.

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Richmond Sings!

11295 Mellis Drive
Richmond  V6X 1L8

Mon May 02, 2016

“Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.” So wrote Baroness Maria Von Trapp, the matriarch of the famous family in the film The Sound of Music. Many Richmond choirs are hoping that their music will inspire people to open their hearts and pocketbooks during Richmond Sings, a benefit concert for the Richmond Addiction Services Society (RASS) which will take place on Monday, May 2 at 7:00pm at Fraserview Church in Richmond. Admission by donation. Please see website for more information.

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Artists in the Classroom Mentorship Salon in Smithers!

Smithers Art Gallery, 1425 Main Street
Smithers  V0J 2N0

Mon May 02, 2016

Calling All Artists in Smithers! Are you an artist with experience or interest in working with young people? Are you looking for ways to connect with like-minded artists in your community? Ever wonder if mentorship might help you advance your career? We want to hear from you! The Artists in the Classroom Mentorship Salon is presented by ArtStarts in Schools and hosted by Miriam Colvin. Join us for a day of connection and dialogue with a diverse group of like-minded artists working in a variety of disciplines. Through a series of energetic and thought-provoking activities, we will share experiences, reframe traditional models and ideate possibilities for building a local community of mentorship for artists in the classroom. This event is one of five salons being held across the province that is contributing to ArtStarts’ development of a new project to support artists in the classroom. The Artists in the Classroom Mentorship Salon is presented by ArtStarts in Schools, a not-for-profit organization that provides innovative arts programs for young people, practical resources for teachers and artists, and leadership in advocacy for arts in education. Learn more at http://artstarts.com/blog/aic-mentorship-salons-invitation

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Inked Copper Pendant & Earrings

20-5725 Vedder Rd.
Chilliwack  V2R 3N4

Tue May 03, 2016

Inked Copper Pendant & Earrings Join Green Pear Designs own Janet and Donna in creating your very own copper pendant and earrings using alcohol and opaque inks. Learn new etching and creative techniques that you can use in your very own jewellery designs. Please bring a $25 material fee to be paid directly to the instructor. Ages: Adult Tuesday, May 3, 6:30-9pm Cost: $30 *members save 10% In order for our instructors to properly prepare for their classes please be sure to preregister 3 or more days before the start of class.

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Missing from Me

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver  

Wed, May 04, 2016 - Sat, May 07, 2016

(Vancouver, BC) ~ Missing from Me is a new and original Canadian production that brings together a culturally diverse group of youth including Mongolian, Japanese, French, Squamish Nation, Greek, Kurdish, Chinese, and Serbian. In an unexpected twist, eleven travellers at a train station must adapt to a sudden change in their plans. Due to this situation that is beyond their control, they are confronted with life altering decisions and end up discovering true inner strength and what family means to them. Issues addressed in the play involve abuse, transphobia, and the importance of support. Some Assembly Theatre Company is now in its 15th year of creating and producing original collaborative plays with the Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group Project, that promote awareness, wellness and dialogue about issues facing teens. Talkback sessions take place after performances. Please see website for more info: www.someassembly.ca

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Advanced Crochet

20-5725 Vedder Rd.
Chilliwack  V2R 3N4

Wed May 04, 2016

Learn even more crochet tips and tricks in this fun and interactive class designed with instructors pillar-stitch-swatch-color-adjustedSidrah and Nasrin Ahmad. Perfect for students who know a thing or two or have taken our “Beginner Crochet” class in March! Ages: 13-Adult, Wed. May 4, 3pm – 5pm Cost: $35 *members save 10% In order for our instructors to properly prepare for their classes please be sure to preregister 3 or more days before the start of class.

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Belgium's Compagnie Thor | Thierry Smits: ReVoLt

Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St
Vancouver  V6B 2G6

Thu, May 05, 2016 - Sat, May 07, 2016

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series Compagnie Thor|Thierry Smits ReVoLt Thursday-Saturday May 5-7, 2016 at 8pm Post-show talkback May 6 Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver Tickets: $30/$22 students and seniors from Tickets Tonight: 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca Info www.thedancecentre.ca ReVoLt is a new work from the internationally-acclaimed Belgian choreographer Thierry Smits. A stripped-down, intense solo created for the explosive young Australian dancer Nicola Leahey, the piece is a metaphor for the oppression of the female body, and an articulation of the universal urge to resist constraint, and to rebel. Leahey’s fierce physical and emotional commitment powers a tightly-wound essay on the necessity of revolt, the breach to be found, and the freedom to be won.

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May Is Art Month

Capilano Mall, North Vancouver (935 Marine Dr)
North Vancouver  

Thu, May 05, 2016 - Mon, May 16, 2016

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is proud to partner with Capilano Mall to present May Is Art Month, featuring local youth and professional visual and performing artists, showcasing a wide variety of artistic styles, media, and genre at Capilano Mall, with a free art activity for kids. Pop Up Gallery Main Concourse, Capilano Mall May 6 - 15, 2016 Opening reception on Thursday, May 5, 6:00-8:00pm Sunday, May 8 Grand Court, Capilano Mall 12:00-3:00pm Mother's Day Art Activity with artist Cath Hughes 12:00-1:15pm Dance Performances: RNB Dance, Pro Arté Centre 1:30-3:15pm Music Performances: Canoe Quartet, Guzheng Ensemble

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Mindfulness in May Youth Art Exhibit: I Have A Dream

The Gathering Place at Leigh Square Community Arts Village, 2253 Leigh Square
Port Coquitlam  V3C3B8

Thu, May 05, 2016 - Mon, May 30, 2016

The City of Port Coquitlam & the Friends of Leigh Square Society celebrate Youth Week and Mental Health Awareness Week with their 2nd annual Mindfulness in May Youth Art exhibition from May 6th to 30th at the Michael Wright Art Gallery in The Gathering Place. This year’s theme is “I Have a Dream” and students were encouraged to explore what this means to them. Twelve grade 9 to 12 students from Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School and Coquitlam Alternate Basic Education submitted works that expressed childhood dreams and dreams for the future, discussions of stigmas surrounding mental health, struggles of the world, and the equally tranquil and terrifying nature of dreams.

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Artists in the Classroom Mentorship Salon in Vancouver

ArtStarts in Schools, 808 Richards Street
Vancouver  V6B 3A7

Thu May 05, 2016

Calling All Artists in Vancouver! Are you an artist with experience or interest in working with young people? Are you looking for ways to connect with like-minded artists in your community? Ever wonder if mentorship might help you advance your career? We want to hear from you! The Artists in the Classroom Mentorship Salon is presented by ArtStarts in Schools and hosted by Elfred Matining. Join us for a day of connection and dialogue with a diverse group of like-minded artists working in a variety of disciplines. Through a series of energetic and thought-provoking activities, we will share experiences, reframe traditional models and ideate possibilities for building a local community of mentorship for artists in the classroom. This event is one of five salons being held across the province that is contributing to ArtStarts’ development of a new project to support artists in the classroom. The Artists in the Classroom Mentorship Salon is presented by ArtStarts in Schools, a not-for-profit organization that provides innovative arts programs for young people, practical resources for teachers and artists, and leadership in advocacy for arts in education. Learn more at http://artstarts.com/blog/aic-mentorship-salons-invitation

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Fort Gallery's May First Thursday

9048 Glover Road
Fort Langley  V1M2S1

Thu May 05, 2016

The Fort Gallery is pleased to welcome local Langley singer Ashley Waite-Womack to our May First Thursday. Her passion for jazz by traditional female vocalists shines through beautifully when velvety notes gently sparkle during her performances. The evening will also feature Langley artist Suzanne Northcott whose show “Inside Stories” is The Fort Gallery’s current exhibit.

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PACE + Kaleido (OURO Collective)

1398 Cartwright Street (Granville Island)
Vancouver  

Thu, May 05, 2016 - Sun, May 08, 2016

PACE + Kaleido Street-dance based OURO Collective is presenting an evening of two new works which includes choreography by Montreal's TentacleTribe and OURO. Evening Shows: Doors at 7:30, Show at 8:00 (May 5-7) Matinees: Doors at 1:30, Show at 2:00 (May 8) Tickets at: www.ourocollective.com

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Andrea Taylor: Analogy to a Blue Flame

Malaspina Printmakers, 1555 Duranleau Street, Granville Island
Vancouver  

Fri, May 06, 2016 - Sun, Jun 05, 2016

Malaspina Printmakers is pleased to present an exhibition of new experimental video and print works by Andrea Taylor, opening on Thursday, May 5, from 6 to 9pm. Referencing late nineteenth century photographic depictions of movement—such as the motion studies of Eadweard Muybridge and the serpentine dance of the Lumiere brothers—the works focus on form, sensation, and temporality to explore our collective memory of images. An artist talk will be held at Malaspina Printmakers, on Friday, May 13, at noon, co-presented by The Leeway. Following the talk, an open house will be held at The Leeway, Room 276, Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

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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.

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Adult Drawing Basics

20-5725 Vedder Rd.
Chilliwack  V2R 3N4

Sat, May 07, 2016 - Sat, Jun 25, 2016

4 part series Learn the basics of drawing with award winning artist Julie Epp! Students will learn to draw from a still life set, using graphite, ink, charcoal, and chalk. They will then continue to explore these materials in drawing from photographs, and then drawing a scene outside in nature. The class will teach them important aspects of drawing including line, negative/positive space, value, texture, and composition. Participants will take home their own starter kit to help them keep creating once the class is over. Ages: Adult, Sat. May 7, 2pm-4pm Sat. May 21, 2pm-4pm Sat. June 4, 10am-12pm Sat. June 25, 10am-12pm Cost: $60 *members save 10% In order for our instructors to properly prepare for their classes please be sure to pre-register 3 or more days before the start of class.

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Artists in the Classroom Mentorship Salon in Nelson

Oxygen Art Centre, #3–320 Vernon St (Alley Entrance)
Nelson  V1L 4E

Sat May 07, 2016

Calling All Artists in Nelson! Are you an artist with experience or interest in working with young people? Are you looking for ways to connect with like-minded artists in your community? Ever wonder if mentorship might help you advance your career? We want to hear from you! The Artists in the Classroom Mentorship Salon is presented by ArtStarts in Schools and hosted by Keiko Lee-Hem. Join us for a day of connection and dialogue with a diverse group of like-minded artists working in a variety of disciplines. Through a series of energetic and thought-provoking activities, we will share experiences, reframe traditional models and ideate possibilities for building a local community of mentorship for artists in the classroom. This event is one of five salons being held across the province that is contributing to ArtStarts’ development of a new project to support artists in the classroom. The Artists in the Classroom Mentorship Salon is presented by ArtStarts in Schools, a not-for-profit organization that provides innovative arts programs for young people, practical resources for teachers and artists, and leadership in advocacy for arts in education. Learn more at http://artstarts.com/blog/aic-mentorship-salons-invitation

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Lights, Camera, Action...Sing! - Our Favourite Movie Songs

St. Dustan's Anglican Church, 3025 264 Street
Aldergrove  

Sat May 07, 2016

Langley Community Chorus is offering a great way to share the music of spring. Bring all the family – especially your Mom – to our concerts on May 7, 14 or 15 where we will sing “Our Favourite Movie Songs”. From Old Man River to the Lion King and from Mozart’s Requiem to Ghostbusters, we’ll be singing, whistling and snapping our fingers to your old favorites. We look forward to seeing you at the concert!

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Artists in the Classroom Mentorship Salon in Kelowna

Worldbeat Dance, Arts & Wellness Studio, 1650 Pandosy Street
Kelowna  V1Y 1P

Sat May 07, 2016

Calling All Artists in Kelowna! Are you an artist with experience or interest in working with young people? Are you looking for ways to connect with like-minded artists in your community? Ever wonder if mentorship might help you advance your career? We want to hear from you! The Artists in the Classroom Mentorship Salon is presented by ArtStarts in Schools and hosted by Marghanita Hughes. Join us for a day of connection and dialogue with a diverse group of like-minded artists working in a variety of disciplines. Through a series of energetic and thought-provoking activities, we will share experiences, reframe traditional models and ideate possibilities for building a local community of mentorship for artists in the classroom. This event is one of five salons being held across the province that is contributing to ArtStarts’ development of a new project to support artists in the classroom. The Artists in the Classroom Mentorship Salon is presented by ArtStarts in Schools, a not-for-profit organization that provides innovative arts programs for young people, practical resources for teachers and artists, and leadership in advocacy for arts in education. Learn more at http://artstarts.com/blog/aic-mentorship-salons-invitation

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Clay Confections

20-5725 Vedder Rd.
Chilliwack  V2R 3N4

Tue, May 10, 2016 - Tue, May 17, 2016

Two Day Class Come along and make your very own tiny dessert from polymer clay with instructor Steph Brubaker. Get messy making cakes, cookies and more with a cherry on top! Each child will take home one tiny (non-edible) dessert. Ages: 7 to 12 Tuesday, May 10, 3:30pm – 5pm Tuesday, May 17, 3:30pm – 5pm Cost: $35 *members save 10% In order for our instructors to properly prepare for their classes please be sure to preregister 3 or more days before the start of class.

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Embroidery for Beginners

20-5725 Vedder Rd.
Chilliwack  V2R 3N4

Wed May 11, 2016

Learn the classic art form of embroidery with Sidrah and Nasrin Ahmad. Get a handle on tips, tricks and techniques and take home your very own embroidered artwork! Perfect for beginners or those looking for a refresher course. Ages: Adult, Wed. May 11, 5pm-7pm Cost: $35 *members save 10% In order for our instructors to properly prepare for their classes please be sure to preregister 3 or more days before the start of class.

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The 2nd Annual Art Now Victoria Exhibition

The Atrium, 800 Yates Street
Victoria  

Fri, May 13, 2016 - Mon, May 23, 2016

The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria is pleased to host The 2nd Annual Art Victoria Now Exhibition. It will be held in Victoria's Atrium building located at 800 Yates Street from May 13 – May 23. This is a high-standard juried exhibition open to artists that reside in Victoria, Sooke, Saanich, Sidney and the Westshore. Opening reception May 13, 2016 - Early Evening. Who: The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria, artists of all levels and disciplines What: 2nd Annual Art Now Show, high-standard juried exhibition of local artists and artisans Where: The Atrium, Located at 800 Yates in Victoria, B.C. When: May 13 – May 23, 2016; Opening Reception: May 13 Contact: Stephanie Eisenbraun, Executive Director Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria Phone: (250) 475-7123 Email: execdir@cacgv.ca

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Songs of the British Isles

St. Andrew's United Church 1044 St. Georges Ave.
North Vancouver  V7L 3H6

Sat May 14, 2016

There's a reason the British Isles love their choirs - they have so much great music! It's a centuries-old love affair that continues today. Laudate Singers tours the verdant isles for a cappella music from scintillating madrigals to contemporary masterpieces. In a nod to Canada's historical ties to these islands, composer-in-residence Chris Sivak’s "the everlasting voices" with words by WB Yeats will be premiered. Composers featured from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales include William Byrd ~ Ralph Vaughan Williams ~ Karl Jenkins ~ Tarik O'Regan ~ Bill Whelan ~ James MacMillan $25 adults; $20 seniors; $10 with student ID; kids 12 & under free. Purchase tickets laudatesingers.com , or call 604-729-6814.

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Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge

Opus Art Supplies
Vancouver  

Sun May 15, 2016

We’re inviting EVERYONE to celebrate and participate in the 5th annual Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge on Sunday, May 15th! Join BC’s creative community for a day of making art outdoors, friendly competition, and over $27,000 in prizes at this free event. This special event offers you a unique opportunity to make art with fellow artists outdoors, sharing the day with each other and passersby alike. Artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate. Each location has a designated Painting Zone with a variety of subject matter to choose from. Try a cityscape, a waterfront view, the flora and fauna around you, or even the picture in your mind that the day inspires. Work in acrylics or oils, watercolour or pencil, collage or assemblage, or all of the above! All mediums and points of view are welcome. Let’s get the whole province painting - again! Sign-up today & find details at http://opusartsupplies.com/opc

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Smithers Art Gallery's May-June 2016 exhibition: "Valley Youth Show"

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

Tue, May 17, 2016 - Sat, Jun 18, 2016

Smithers Art Gallery’s May-June exhibition, the “Valley Youth Show”, gives us a glimpse inside the minds of our community youth and the opportunity to view the inspiring talents of our emerging young artists. All students in Grades 8-12 being educated in the Bulkley Valley between Hazelton and Houston were invited to contribute to this show. Exhibition dates: May 17-June 18, 2016. Opening reception: Friday May 20, 7-9pm, all welcome, free admission. Gallery summer hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm. www.smithersart.org, info@smithersart.org, 250-847-3898.

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The Plein Air Affair

9048 Glover Road
Fort Langley  V1M 2S1

Wed, May 18, 2016 - Sun, Jun 05, 2016

The following exhibition "The Plein Air Affair" is presented by the Fort Gallery May 18 – June 5, 2016. All are welcome to the Opening Reception Monday May 23, 2016, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Plein Air explorations happening in the garden! Definition of PLEIN AIR 1: of or relating to painting in outdoor daylight 2: of or relating to a branch of impressionism that attempts to represent outdoor light and air Origin of PLEIN AIR French, open air First Known Use: 1894 (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) For more information: phone: 604-888-7411 email: fortgallery@hotmail.ca www.fortgallery.ca

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Art Room Gallery Exhibition: Black & White with a Splash of Colour, Sharon Blythe & Jackie Coughlin

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

Fri, May 20, 2016 - Thu, Jun 23, 2016

May 18 – June 23, 2016 at the Art Room Gallery Artist Meet & Greet on Friday, May 20 from 6 – 8 p.m. The Chilliwack Community Arts Council is excited to present its newest gallery exhibition, Black and White with a Splash of Colour, featuring Hope’s Artist at Work members, Sharon Blythe and Jackie Coughlin. Showcasing the duo’s whimsical acrylic and watercolour paintings, this exhibition will have the Art Room Gallery awash in vibrant hues from May 18 to June 23. Visit chilliwackartscouncil.com for more about the artists.

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2016 Greater Vancouver Chinese-Canadian Artists Invitational Exhibition

555 Columbia St., Vancouver, B.C. V6A 4H5
Vancouver  V6A4H5

Sat, May 21, 2016 - Sun, Jun 12, 2016

In an attempt to bring together the artworks of Greater Vancouver’s renowned Chinese-Canadian artists, the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver organizes the second Chinese-Canadian Artists Invitational Exhibition. The purpose is to provide the public an opportunity to enjoy the artworks and to promote art by Chinese-Canadians. 604-658-8880

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Funny Faces

20-5725 Vedder Rd.
Chilliwack  V2R 3N4

Thu, May 26, 2016 - Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Funny FacesFunny Faces Turn portraiture drawing on its head! This class takes the work out of drawing faces and puts a fun twist that will help students hone their skills. Ages: 7-12, Two Part Series: Thurs. May 26 Thurs. June 2 3:30pm-5pm Cost: $45 *members save 10% In order for our instructors to properly prepare for their classes please be sure to preregister 3 or more days before the start of class.

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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.

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Raku in the Valley

20-5725 Vedder Rd.
Chilliwack  V2R 3N4

Sat May 28, 2016

Raku in the Valley May 28, 2016 Thompson Regional Park (Chilliwack Lake Rd.) 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Event and Pop-Up Artisan Market opens (glazing time may be scheduled earlier) Join us for the second edition of Raku in the Valley! Learn how to glaze your very own piece of pottery and experience the lively Raku firing process, all set against the stunning backdrop of Thompson Park. There will be an on-site Pop-Up Artisan Market, live music, Tractorgrease Cafe’s own baked goods and coffee for sale as well as a BBQ hosted by the Chilliwack River Valley Fire Department, by donation. *Please note that Thompson Park is an “off the grid” park so market purchases are cash only.

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Art in the Garden

335 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver  V7M 2G3

Sat, May 28, 2016 - Sun, May 29, 2016

Don't miss the North Vancouver Community Arts Council's two-day, self-guided, spring tour of the beautiful North Shore. The 2016 tour includes 16 outstanding gardens, the artwork of 32 local artists and 20 musical performances.

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Visceral Murmurs; An Interactive Dance Performance

2625 Kaslo St.
Vancouver  V5M 3G9

Sat May 28, 2016

OURO Collective will be ending their dance season with an exciting collaboration with emerging artist, Jourdan Tymkow. The year long collaboration presents two interactive, 20 minute performances about the unspoken stories we share about culture, identity, and belonging through nonverbal communication at 8:45pm and 10pm. Advanced tickets available on new social event app, Pocket Social, for a discounted rate at $15 plus an automatic entry into a raffle for one of the handmade artist books. Tickets (and more info) available at www.jourdantymkow.com (and at the door) for $18.

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Second Annual Multicultural Festival – TOGETHER Chinese, Korean, Japanese, South Asian and Polynesian Dances

David Lam Hall, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver, 50 East Pender Street, B.C. Canada
Vancouver  V6A 3V6

Sat May 28, 2016

Second Annual Multicultural Festival – TOGETHER is co-presented by Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver and KO-CA Foundation for Cultural Exchange Association in partnership with Korean Traditional Arts Society, Youngjoo Kim Korean Dance, Golden Maple Dance Group, Vancouver Cathay Future Center, Tomoe Arts, OTOWA Hinaaki, Otowa Ryû Japanese Dance Group and The Pacifica Polynesian Dancers. The festival will feature Chinese, Korean, Japanese, South Asian and Polynesian traditional dances.

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