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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.


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


"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.


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


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.


Meet the Artists: Our Environment as we see it

2387 Ware St
Abbotsford  V2T 6V6

Sat, Oct 17, 2015 - Tue, Nov 10, 2015

Two artists highlight nature and the environment at the Kariton Art Gallery from October 17 to November 10. Photographer Len Jellicoe and environmentalist painter Tracie Stewart will share their work and love of the environment in their joint show, “Our Environment as We See it”. Tracie Stewart was born in Terrace, B.C. She has been an environmental artist in B.C. and abroad for 30 years. In her work Tracie builds layers using graphite, composition, translucent acrylics, texture and topographical maps. Using maps, she draws on the context of a location, creates historical references, allowing people to identify with a location, and inspire them with adventure. Len Jellicoe is a photographer fascinated by birds and mammals. He enjoys the challenge of capturing an image that may never be captured again. With the small movement it takes to snap a photo, the animal could be gone and the opportunity for a great image would be lost. Len spends countless hours in post-production, editing his photographs, mounting, framing and sorting through his collection for the perfect shot. Both Stewart and Jellicoe will be present for a casual artist reception on October 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit


Alumni Show - Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art

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

Tue, Oct 20, 2015 - Wed, Nov 25, 2015

Smithers Art Gallery is delighted to be partnering with the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art to host the inaugural group show of artwork by alumni, featuring the work of over 20 graduates now practising contemporary native art in the northwest. Opening reception: Friday October 23, 7-9pm - free admission, everyone welcome!


New Show: Suzanne Northcott and David Kimura

9048 Glover Road
Fort Langley  V1M 2S1

Wed, Oct 28, 2015 - Sun, Nov 15, 2015

The Fort Gallery invites you to its upcoming show ‘Translations’, a show by Langley artists Suzanne Northcott and David Kimura, on from October 28-Nov 15. The Fort Gallery is the venue for Translations, a collaborative exhibition of new paintings by Suzanne Northcott and photography, film and bronze sculpture by David Kimura, both Langley artists. Northcott’s collection, entitled Pondscapes, advances her exploration of life beyond the tidy edge of cultivation, where unruly growth hovers between pattern and chaos. Reflections, shadows and ambiguous surfaces invite the viewer into this subtle, complex world. David’s bronze work references the mystery, growth and transformation found in nature, expressed through the human figure. These works compliment the garden which he envisions as sculpture on a larger scale. One of David’s interest is the concept of “wabi sabi” the process of decay on unadorned materials which enhances surfaces and embraces the temporary aspect of all objects. Many of his photographic images of the local area reflect his attraction to the transcendental and the vast landscape in relation to the small scale of human interaction. In their first exhibit together, the couple have created a poetic collection and are excited to share their combined experiences.


David Young and Frances Solar

355 West Queens Road
North Vancouver  

Wed, Nov 04, 2015 - Tue, Jan 05, 2016

North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents David Young and Frances Solar at the District Foyer Gallery David’s photography is influenced by the Zen belief that beauty and meaning are to be found in everyday life. His favorite photography subjects are reflections, driftwood, rock faces and Arbutus bark. “I do not have to go looking for spectacular scenery; a world of beauty is always just beyond my doorstep,” says David of his work. David spent his childhood in Sierra Leone, West Africa where he developed a strong love of nature. At the age of 12 he acquired his first camera and has been developing an eye for compositions, textures and colours within natural elements ever since. Frances has been a traditional weaver and textile artist for many years. She began working with copper as the varieties of color are warm and attractive. Copper wire is flexible and easily manipulated and it can be shaped into a sculptural form that has no real function besides being something beautiful. “I find the improvised play of the masculine materials with the traditional feminine techniques….to be endlessly entertaining and challenging. It is very satisfying to transcend the inherent qualities of metallic materials often associated with weight and rigidity and create forms that are sensual and flowing,” Frances says of her work. North Vancouver District Hall |355 West Queens Road | Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm Closed December 25, 28 and January 1


Pushing Boundaries

335 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver  V7M2G3

Thu Nov 05, 2015

Pushing Boundaries Artist Talk led by Artist: Raven John We invite you to learn more about Raven’s powerful and heartfelt video installation On Native Land. This emotional piece explores Raven’s relationship to St.Mary’s Residential School while confronting how we all occupy spaces. St.Mary’s was the last functioning residential school in BC until it closed in 1985. Pushing Boundaries is a contemporary First Nations art exhibition featuring 16 artists across the Lower Mainland and will run until November 14.


The Victoria Philharmonic Choir presents The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins

B115, University Centre, University of Victoria, Ring Rd, BC
Victoria  V8P 5C2

Fri Nov 06, 2015

The Victoria Philharmonic Choir and conductor Peter Butterfield open their new season with a powerful reflection on the ongoing tragedy of human conflict, the sacredness of life, and the hope for peace between groups who find themselves at war. At this performance, just before Remembrance Day, the VPC is thrilled to have as its orchestra the renowned Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy. The Mass, by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, had its premiere in 2000, which was dedicated to victims of the Kosovo crisis. It is now one of the most often-performed choral works in the world. It begins and ends with the theme from a 15th century folk song, L'Homme Armé, and incorporates texts from different spiritual traditions - the Bible, a Muslim call to prayer, and the ancient Sanskrit epic, the Mahabharata - as well as poetry by Kipling and Tennyson. The concert also features the 80-voice choir in Philip Moore's setting of Three Prayers of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor and theologian who spoke out early and strongly against the Nazis. He was sent to a concentration camp and was executed two weeks before the camp was liberated by Allied Forces. The 35-member Naden Band, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, will also perform a selection of music on its own, under the direction of Lieutenant (N) Matthew Clark. Pieces include an arrangement of Summon the Heroes, by John Williams, and Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night, by Elliot Del Borgo. Tickets are $28 regular, $14 student, and free for youth 15 & under, and are available only from UVic Ticket Centre in person, at or by phoning 250-721-8480.


TELLING STORIES: a visual arts exhibition

555 Columbia Street
Vancouver  V6A 4H5

Sat, Nov 07, 2015 - Sun, Dec 06, 2015

Vancouver visual artists Alison Keenan, Edward Peck, Phyllis Schwartz of BestB4 Collective bring their new project Telling Stories: a visual art exhibition to the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, opening November 7. In collaboration with six other artists and community members, the gallery is transformed into a meeting place where photography, painting, ceramics, fibre and installations tell and evoke stories. A series of community events are planned that include an Artist Tour and Exhibition Catalogue launch (29 November), Tea and Talk Party (21 November), Printmaking Workshop (22 November), Calligraphy Workshop (05 December) and Artist Salon (06 December). Storytelling is a timeless medium for teaching, entertaining, comforting and connecting. These stories require time to relate, absorb and reflect upon, as do personal tales and critical opinion, and in contemporary visual culture, stories are compressed into instantaneous imagery. Hence,Telling Stories invites dialogue about essential contemporary questions between the artists, the Chinese community and other cultural groups. Visit website for more information.


Let It Rain!

Various Locations
North Vancouver  

Sat, Nov 07, 2015 - Thu, Nov 26, 2015

HELP CREATE PUBLIC ART FOR THE RAIN-SOAKED STREETS OF NORTH VANCOUVER! Join us in writing short, uplifting phrases about rain and transportation at workshops led by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council and North Shore Writers' Association. Your words could appear around our community, but only when it rains. Free! Everyone is welcome! For full project details, visit: Let It bRAINstorm! Workshops: Saturday, Nov 7, 2015, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM (Capilano Library Potlatch Room, 3045 Highland Blvd.) Thursday, Nov 12, 2015, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CityScape Community Art Space, 335 Lonsdale Ave.) Thursday, Nov 26, 2015, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CityScape Community Art Space, 335 Lonsdale Ave.) Contact: Tessa Cernik, Events Coordinator, NVCAC ( or 604-988-6844)


And they thought, where do we go from here?

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

Thu, Nov 12, 2015 - Sun, Dec 13, 2015

Malaspina Printmakers is pleased to present a 40th anniversary exhibition of our founders: Gary Bowden, Chris Brady, Bob Evermon, Monique Fouquet, Michael Jolliffe, Deborah Koenker, and Renée Van Halm. In 1975, these seven artists, all associated with the Vancouver School of Art (Emily Carr University of Art + Design), gathered at the Mido Gallery on Main Street to create a new society that would allow them to apply for funds for an international print exhibition. 40 years later, we’re showing their work from that time period, along with newer work.


Vancouver Chamber Choir - NEW WAVE - The Latest in Choral Music

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

Fri Nov 13, 2015

The 21st century has proved to be a new renaissance for choral composition. There are dozens of outstanding living composers - both young and old - and we will bring you a scintillating selection of recent pieces by composers from Argentina, Estonia, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA and Canada. Vancouver Chamber Choir The Focus! Choir Jon Washburn, Conductor Repertoire: Ivo Antognini - Canticum novum Eric Whitacre - Lux nova William Hawley - Four Reveries Rob Teehan - O nata lux Tarik O'Regan - Love Reckons by Itself Alone Saúl Cosentino - Tango Barroco Fredrik Sixten - Behold the Lamb of God Pärt Uusberg - Õhtul Ola Gjeilo - The Spheres Paul Mealor - Upon a bank with roses set about Daniel Knaggs - Trois chansons Dale Warland - Benedicamus Domino Tickets:$27.50 - $32 Student rush tickets $10 at the door or 1-855-985-2787 Download our season brochure here:


Upcoming Show by Lisa Nickel and Betty Spackman

9048 Glover Road

Wed, Nov 18, 2015 - Sun, Dec 06, 2015

The Fort Gallery invites you to their upcoming show BAYIT By Lisa Nickel and Betty Spackman Opening Reception: Saturday, November 21, 2- 5 pm Lisa Nickel’s new painting series, BAYIT, is an exploration of personal and social responsibility based on how we live and how we view the living situations of those in proximity to us, but also of those at a distance from us. “The word ‘bayit’ used in both the Arabic and Hebrew languages to denote a dwelling place or home, additionally encompasses ambiguous concepts such as feeling at home in images or textual spaces. It addresses how the structuring of words and images builds a place of dwelling for thought and discourse, yet it also references home in terms of human vulnerability and what is required for necessary livable conditions. In this body of work, I use both the literal and metaphorical meanings of ‘bayit’ in order to look at the precariousness of human life, our interconnectedness with the other and the resulting obligations of our cohabitation.” Lisa Betty Spackman whose multimedia work has often dealt with issues of home supports Lisa’s theme of ‘BAYIT’, with a series of assemblage works and collages. “The minimal assemblage pieces I have made for this exhibition are layered iconic architectural forms representing ‘house’; the ideals of dwellings based on particular ways of defining ‘home’ in terms of property and power that we use as a platform from which to judge success and failure. Yet the actual places where we dwell are less secure, and how we actually live as vulnerable human beings is not so ideal. Recent world events in places like Syria underline our inability as humans to manage the practical and ethical problems of power in the face of our inevitable vulnerability, and the potential of homelessness. I think, with Lisa, that our responses to one another in the midst of these life-altering personal and social confrontations define us as human beings.” Betty


Dance In Vancouver

677 Davie St
Vancouver  v6B-2G6

Wed, Nov 18, 2015 - Sun, Nov 22, 2015

The Dance Centre presents the 10th biennial Dance In Vancouver, a showcase of BC’s contemporary dance scene. Dance In Vancouver celebrates the energy and originality of our contemporary dance scene, with five days of performances showcasing some of British Columbia’s most exciting companies. The program includes Shay Kuebler Radical System Art, Ziyian Kwan | dumb instrument Dance, MascallDance, MACHiNENOiSY, battery opera productions and Marta Marta Productions. For the full schedule of events visit Tickets: $30/$22 students & seniors from Tickets Tonight: 604.684.2787 Information: 604.606.6400


Anonymous Art Show 2015

CityScape Community Art Space, 335 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver  

Thu, Nov 19, 2015 - Sat, Dec 19, 2015

The artist remains a mystery until after the artwork is purchased. The Anonymous Art Show is a great fundraiser and group exhibition that enables the community to support emerging artists. All work is on unframed 8" x 8" x 1.5" canvas or wood panel. All works are $100, and the sale of each piece is divided 50/50 between the artist and the NVCAC, providing the artist an equal amount in royalties! During this exhibition, artwork is sold right off the wall - we even wrap it for you, ready for giving! Opening Reception: November 19, 7:00-9:30pm Sale continues to December 19.


Opening Reception for Art Exhibition, Sale and Auction

#103 421 Cawston Ave. Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1

Fri Nov 20, 2015

The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art welcomes the public for a free and catered opening reception for three exhibitions on Friday November 20th at 7pm. RedDot is an annual exhibition with a broad range of styles and mediums on display, and is known for its mass appeal. It’s particularly popular with holiday shoppers, as works are price capped for affordability and range from $25 to $250. As artists across the valley answered the gallery’s call for submissions, in this year the exhibition has ballooned dramatically. “We’re so grateful and overwhelmed by RedDot’s reception,” said gallery manager Peter Green. “We blew past doubling the show’s size a while ago – we’re going to have to be really creative in simply fitting this massive collection onto our walls.” This year the RedDot exhibition and sale will feature the Collectors’ Silent Auction, which is comprised of eleven artists who will donate 100% of their work’s proceeds to the Alternator. These artists are all friends of the gallery and have joined forces to allow the organization to continue its important role as an arts incubator in Kelowna. All eleven contributors are established artists, many of whom have long since attracted the eye of Canadian art collectors. Each artwork will begin at a starting bid of $50, which is sure to interest collectors and patrons alike.


April Dyck - Art Exhibition

1720 Beaufort Ave
Comox  V9M 1R7

Sun, Nov 22, 2015 - Sat, Jan 30, 2016

Original Paintings by April Dyck on display at the Comox Library.


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.



595 Townsite Road
Nanaimo  V9S 1K9

Tue Nov 24, 2015

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 November 24th, just to listen and be entertained, or sign up for the Open Mike. Everyone is welcome! Featured performers for November 24th are: Susan McCaslin and Pam Galloway. Doors open at 6:30 and the program begins at 7:00. To reserve for WordStorm, email David at


Earth Song

Scotiabank Dance Centre - 677 Davie Street

Thu, Nov 26, 2015 - Sat, Nov 28, 2015

Vancouver, Mark Your Calendar! We are very excited to share a triptych performance ‘Earth Song’ at the Scotiabank Dance Center. ‘Earth Song’ is presented by Raven Spirit Dance in partnership with the Dance Center. Contemporary Aboriginal dance works which move from spirit to form through currents of spatial tension, and traverse territories of impulse and memory, singing the land and body. Two visionary choreographers Michelle Olson and Starr Muranko bring their diverse voices to the act of connection. Moving from Spirit to form through currents of spatial tension, these are the songs of the land and body Northern Journey, Frost Exploding Trees Moon & Spine of the Mother Trees, traverse territories of impulse, memory, and landscape. Artistic Director Michelle Olson will be sharing 'Northern Journey' performed by Jeanette Kotowich and Brian Solomon, and Frost Exploding Trees Moon, co-choreographed by Floyd Favel. Artistic Associate Starr Muranko will be premiering her new work 'Spine of the Mother' performed by Tasha Faye Evans (Canada) and Andrea Patriau (Peru). For tickets 604. 684. 2787 For Info 504.606.6400 Website:


Artist Tour and Exhibition Catalog Launch

555 Columbia Street
Vancouver  V6A 4H5

Sun Nov 29, 2015

Artist Tour and Exhibition Catalog Launch at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum.