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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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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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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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Call to Photographers: Double Exposure

South Surrey Recreation Centre, the Turnbull Gallery
Surrey  V4A 9P5

Fri, Feb 12, 2016 - Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Calling all amateur and professional photographers and photo-based artists to exhibit their work in the Turnbull Gallery at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre. Double Exposure creates a platform for creating dialogue between photography and poetry. This interdisciplinary event showcases the talent of our community, and honors two popular annual events: Capture Photography Festival as well as Canada’s National Poetry Month. It not only celebrates talented community-based artists, but also generates opportunities for their connection and growth. The purpose of the exhibition is to showcase a wide range of photography while forging ekphrastic poetry throughout the exhibition by local writers and poets. We are accepting photographic work in the following themes: 1.Tableau 2.Landscapes (including urban, industrial, natural) 3.Abstraction 4.Self Portrait & Portraiture 5.iPhone/Android Photography Top photographer of each category will be awarded a place in winners’ group exhibition in October of this year. Opening Reception: March 31st, 2016 Double Exposure Poetry Project: April 1-14, 2016 Double Exposure Photography & Poetry Closing Ceremony: April 20th, 2016 Artwork pick-up: April 21st, 2016 between 10am-5pm See website for more info: www/semiahmooarts.com/2016/02/doubleexposure/

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Art on Display: Bloom

White Rock Community Centre
White Rock  V4B 0A6

Fri, Feb 12, 2016 - Fri, Apr 15, 2016

ART ON DISPLAY Created in partnership with the City of White Rock and Semiahmoo Arts, the Art on Display program ensures art is visible and accessible to the community. In a series of 5 to 8 themed juried exhibitions held throughout the year, Art on Display showcases work in a variety of media by community and regional artists. BLOOM ART SHOW All artists are invited to submit a maximum of three works of art that explore different types of large blooming flowers. This exhibition celebrates the rejuvenation and renewal of springtime. Through the powerful use of colour, light and intriguing compositions, artists revel in the timeless muse of flowers. ENTRY INFORMATION Entry Fee $10.00 per piece. Maximum 3 entries. Submission of entry fees – Cash, cheque or money order made payable to Semiahmoo Arts. The completed entry form and fee must be delivered to: White Rock Community Centre – Art on Display Program 15154 Russell Avenue, White Rock, BC, V4B 0A6 ** Note: If you register and pay online your registration will be automatically delivered. DELIVERY OF WORK Work must be delivered to the White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Avenue White Rock. Please ensure that the identification is attached to the back of each work entered and work is ready to be hung. See the Artwork Hanging Specifications. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE WEBSITE Register online: http://www.semiahmooarts.com/2016/01/bloom-art-show/

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Ruth Beer: Extract, form, and print

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

Fri, Mar 04, 2016 - Sun, Apr 03, 2016

Malaspina Printmakers March 4 to April 3, 2016 Opening on Thursday, March 3, from 6 to 9pm Ruth Beer will be presenting a new series of monotype and intaglio prints along with sculptural work in polyurethane rubber and copper. Her work is multidisciplinary including sculpture, video, woven structures and interactive projections combining minimalism, craft, and 20th century avant-garde aesthetics. Ruth Beer's latest research and creation project, “Trading Routes: Grease Trails, Oil Pipelines” is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). She is interested in the use of expressive materials and processes in the production of objects, video/sound and installations. Among the diverse subjects that are referenced are expanded notions of landscape, geo-marine conditions, natural resource extraction, and energy. Exhibitions include the Vancouver Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Gallery, Western Front, and other local, national and international exhibitions.  Beer is the recipient of several public art commissions, Canada Council grants, and is a member of the RCA. She is a Professor in the Faculty of Visual Art and Material Practice at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

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March/April exhibition: "Perspectives" by Pashan Bassett

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

Tue, Mar 08, 2016 - Sat, Apr 09, 2016

The March-April exhibition at Smithers Art Gallery is “Perspectives”, a solo show of oil paintings by Smithers artist Pashan Bassett. Exhibition Dates: March 8-April 9, 2016 Free Prize Draw! Biography Pashan Bassett was born in Trinidad, West Indies, and has spent most of her life between Paris, France, and Northern British Columbia. Her work mirrors both the influence of the French Impressionists and the Group of Seven’s mastery of northern light of the Canadian wilderness. Pashan’s paintings have appeared in galleries in Vancouver and Paris, including Les Independents in the Grand Palais and the Salon d’Automne, and the Kenneth Heffel Gallery of Fine Art in Vancouver. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-4pm www.smithersart.org info@smithersart.org 250-847-3898

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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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Ebb and Flow

335 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver  V7M2G3

Thu, Mar 10, 2016 - Sat, Apr 16, 2016

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council proudly presents Ebb and Flow at the CityScape Community Art Space, March 11 – April 16, 2016 Opening reception: Thursday, March 10, 7 - 9pm Inspired by the Chinese pictograph for water, Tony Yin Tak Chu has created a delicate rice paper installation exploring water. Four accomplished artists, Carole Arnston, Sylvia Bayley, Tracey Tarling and Michal Tkachenko will enhance the theme with their ethereal paintings motivated by water Please contact Caitlin Bryant at 604-988-6844 or exhibitions@nvartscouncil.ca for further information.

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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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North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents Peter Manning and Tetiana Zaruba District Foyer Gallery

355 West Queens Road
North Vancouver  V7N 2K

Wed, Mar 16, 2016 - Tue, Apr 26, 2016

Peter Manning Peter Manning’s acrylic paintings explore life and activities associated with water. Born in London, England he immigrated to Canada in 1975 and has resided in Vancouver since 1980. “Having come from an island and now living in a coastal city, I’m fascinated with the ever-changing aspects of reflection, light and movement (with water).” Peter graduated from Bournemouth College of Art in graphic design and worked as a designer and art director for ad agencies, magazine and private companies. Tetiana Zaruba Tetiana designs unique handmade jewellery and embroidered fashion that combine Ukrainian Folk and North – West Traditional motives. She has 20 years’ experience designing fashion and accessories with clients from the film, music and dance industries. She enjoys participating in the craft fairs across the Lower Mainland where she can celebrate her Ukrainian culture through her genuine bead work. Tetiana was born in Poltava, Ukraine and attended the Academy of Culture and Music in Kharkiv. She obtained her Masters in Traditional Arts and Folk Studies. North Vancouver District Hall |355 West Queens Road | Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm

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Full Circle 2

9048 Glover Road
Fort Langley  V1M 4S1

Wed, Mar 16, 2016 - Sun, Apr 03, 2016

The Fort Gallery is proud to be hosting its alumni artists in a special exhibition, “FULL CIRCLE 2”. This exhibition features six alumni artists: SCOTT GORDON, LUCY ADAMS, JUDY NYGREN, DORTHE EISENHARDT, JUDY JONES, RICHARD FORBES.   Join the artists at the opening reception FRIDAY, MARCH 18th, 7 – 9 p.m. The exhibition will run from March 16th – April 3rd, 2016 Gallery hours are Wed-Sun, noon-5pm Fort Gallery 9048 Glover Road, Fort Langley 604-888-7411 www.fortgallery.ca, or email: fortgallery@hotmail.com

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The 17th Annual LOOK Show hosted by The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria

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

Sat, Mar 19, 2016 - Sun, Apr 10, 2016

The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria is pleased to host The 17th Annual LOOK Show. This yearly exhibition is widely recognized as one of Victoria's premier art shows thanks to its inclusive community based approach. Featuring artists of all levels and disciplines, this year's LOOK show is proving to be one of the best to date. The eagerly anticipated show opens with a preview reception to the public on Saturday, March 19th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Bay Centre, third level, located next to Club Monaco. Featuring an impressive array of works of art by local artists and artisans of varied disciplines, The LOOK Show is a non-juried locally curated show designed to highlight not only the exceptional quality but the diversity of the local arts scene. The show runs from March 19th until April 10th, 2016 and will receive over 300 visitors a day. Featuring on-site art demonstrations, volunteer performances by local musicians, dancers, poets and spoken word artists, the CACGV takes pride in hosting an event designed to bridge the gaps between all the members of the local arts community. The 17th Annual LOOK Show Visual Arts Celebration is proudly sponsored by the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria in partnership with The Bay Centre. The LOOK Show receives artwork from across the community and there is no jurying process to select the works. Experienced and emerging artist alike are welcome. The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria has encouraged and celebrated arts since 1968. CACGV is a registered charity. Submissions begin late January/early February. Submission forms can be found at: http://cacgv.ca/events/event-application-forms Contact: Stephen Eisenbraun Phone: 250-475-7123 Email: execdir@cacgv.ca

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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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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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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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Field Guide to Travelling Bridges

9048 Glover Road
Fort Langley  V1M2S1

Wed, Apr 06, 2016 - Sun, Apr 24, 2016

“Field Guide to Traveling Bridges” is a collaborative art installation taking place on the walls of the Fort Gallery with the collaboration of Trinity Western University Art + Design Students. Over the course of the show the artists will be actively evolving and creating the work until the closing date. The show will be taking place at The Fort Gallery located at 9048 Glover Rd in Fort Langley from April 6-24.  Admission to the Fort Gallery is free and open to the public from 12-5, Wednesday through Sunday.  There will be a closing reception on April 24 from 7-9 PM.

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Fort Gallery's April First Thursday Event

Fort Gallery, 9048 Glover Road
Fort Langley  V1M2S1

Thu Apr 07, 2016

At this month's First Thursday event The Fort Gallery will welcome musical duo Whippoorwill. Trinity Western University students Catherine Affleck and Erin Avenant have been playing music together for a couple of years now. Their name is inspired by the whippoorwill bird who is a symbol of melancholy and of death, but whose song signals the light of dawn. The need for a creative outlet brought this duo together, along with a shared love of playing sad music-nothing makes them happier. We will also be joined by some of the exhibiting artists from our current show, "Field Guide to Traveling Bridges", a collaborative art installation piece that will be created on the walls of the gallery over the course of the exhibition.

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"Use Your Words" Art Exhibition from Druh Ireland

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

Thu, Apr 07, 2016 - Wed, Apr 27, 2016

The City of Port Coquitlam invites the community to its latest exhibition entitled, Use Your Words. The exhibit, envisioned by Lion’s Bay Artist Druh Ireland, runs from April 7 to April 27 at the Michael Wright Art Gallery in the Gathering Place at Leigh Square. Use Your Words is a humorous phrase we use to remind each other to use language rather than raw brute emotion to communicate. It's also the golden rule which enables us to advocate for better conditions for ourselves in our lives. Language can be used as a weapon, and language can be used to liberate. Druh’s paintings attempt to capture fleeting glimpses and semi-conscious thoughts. The partially obscured fragments are our clues, our whispered messages. These communication symbols are painted into rich textural fields. The fields are environments, sometimes atmospheric, sometimes gritty. Intense reds and blues stand side by side with calm off-white. These color fields are home to hand drawn symbols, random words and pictures, swirling bands of energy. The exhibit kicks off with an opening reception on April 7th from 7-9 pm at the Michael Wright Art Gallery, 2253 Leigh Square Place, Port Coquitlam. The exhibit is free and the reception includes complimentary refreshments and light snacks.

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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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12th Annual Arty Awards

Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford  V2T 6V6

Sat Apr 09, 2016

The 12th Annual Arty Awards A Tribute to the '80s April 9, 2016 at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford The Arty Awards are hosted annually by the Abbotsford Arts Council to recognize and showcase local artistic excellence in individuals of all ages across multiple genres, ranging from visual art and writing to performance and the culinary arts, as well as community arts advocacy. Please join us on April 9, 2016 to celebrate the wealth of artistic talent and the significant impact artists have on our community. The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the awards ceremony at 7:00 p.m. This year, the Arty Awards theme will be a tribute to the 1980s. Attendees are strongly encouraged to dress for the occasion with your best '80s-inspired look. Purchase tickets: artyawards2016.eventbrite.ca

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Cafe Suite

The Forge Church, 2612 Sooke Road
Langford  V9B 1Y2

Sat Apr 09, 2016

The evening features a variety of concert band music, with lots of delicious snacks, desserts, and many door prizes, all included in the ticket price ($12), and a large silent auction featuring a wide variety of items donated by local merchants all around the Victoria area.

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Metal Jewellery Design Certificate Open House

North Island College, 1685 S. Dogwood St.
Campbell River  V9W8C1

Thu Apr 14, 2016

Discover the unique talent of North Island College's Metal Jewellery Design students and instructors. Tour the studio, meet the artists and learn about NIC's wide range of metal jewellery courses. Select pieces will be available to purchase. For more information visit www.nic.bc.ca or contact Julia at julia.peters@nic.bc.ca.

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Call for Submissions: The Journal of Comparative Media Arts

Simon Fraser University, School for Contemporary Arts
Vancouver  

Fri Apr 15, 2016

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS SUMMER ISSUE 2016: BARE LIFE OR BEAR LIFE The Journal of Comparative Media Arts is calling for artworks, long papers, short papers and photo essays on the theme BARE LIFE OR BEAR LIFE for our SUMMER ISSUE 2016. Forward-thinking submissions that take up contemporary culture and the fine arts will be carefully reviewed by our Peer Review Committee. We select works for publication based on their importance and originality, along with their quality of presentation and relevance to the remit of the Journal. Your submission must not have been published elsewhere. Deadline for submissions: Friday April 15, 2016, 23:59 PST For more information visit The CMA Journal online: http://cmajournal.ca/call-for-submissions/ For questions on eligibility or submissions, please contact the Editorial Committee at info@cmajournal.ca SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Submit Word documents (.doc or .docx) or PDFs to the attention of the Peer Review Committee via The CMA Journal's online submission form: http://cmajournal.ca/call-for-submissions/submission-form/ or by e-mail: submissions@cmajournal.ca.

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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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Wu School Art Association’s Third Annual Exhibition

555 Columbia Street,Canada
Vancouver  V6A 4H5

Sat, Apr 16, 2016 - Sun, Apr 24, 2016

The Wu School Art Association, under the guidance of renowned Chinese artist Su-Sing (Johnson) Chow, has gained excellent reputation in Vancouver. Over the decades, its pupils continue to grow, spreading the Wu School Art style across North America and throughout the world.

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Divas & Friends Variety Show!

Della Herman Theatre, 4400 3rd Ave, Smithers Secondary School
Smithers  V0J 2N0

Sat Apr 16, 2016

DIVAS & FRIENDS VARIETY SHOW Saturday April 16th, 7.30pm Della Herman Theatre, Smithers TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE! $15 adults / $10 youth (17yrs & under) - Mountain Eagle Books - SpeeDee Interior Stationery - at the door (if not already sold out) Divas & Friends is a fundraiser for the Smithers Art Gallery. All proceeds go towards the continued operation of your non-profit, community gallery – proudly serving the regional community with free exhibitions and low-cost workshops, kids’ programs and community events. www.smithersart.org www.facebook.com/smithersartgallery info@smithersart.org 250.847.3898

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Cantonese Opera "Princess Cheung Ping"

Michael J. Fox Theatre
Burnaby  

Sat Apr 16, 2016

Contact information: 604-764-8181 email address: vancanopera@gmail.com Princess Cheung Ping (The Flower Princess) is the masterwork of the late Mr. Tong Dik Sang at the height of his career. Since its premiere in 1957, this classic repertoire has remained to be a favourite amongst Cantonese opera audience. Vancouver Cantonese Opera is honoured to present the opera Princess Cheung Ping on the 16th April 2016 at Michael J. Fox Theatre. We are delighted to be joined by a Guest performer from Hong Kong, Wai Ling Ho, Rosa Cheng, a Cantonese Opera artist from Vancouver and the wonderful talents from the Vancouver Cantonese opera troupe. Please see website for more information: www.vancanopera.com

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The Dance Centre presents: 12 Minutes Max Studio Showing

Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St
Vancouver  V6B 2G6

Tue Apr 19, 2016

April 19, 2016 - The Dance Centre’s 12 Minutes Max series showcases innovative new works lasting twelve minutes or less. Akeisha de Baat & Nathan Todd, Bevin Poole, Ahalya Satkunaratnam, and Clare Twiddy will give an informal studio showing of works they have developed at Scotiabank Dance Centre, with mentorship and critical feedback from curators Kathryn Ricketts and DD Kugler.

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The Dance Centre presents the Discover Dance! Noon series: Karen Flamenco

Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St (at Granville), Vancouver
Vancouver  V6B 2G6

Thu Apr 21, 2016

The innovative Vancouver Company Karen Flamenco brings the brilliance and passion of flamenco to the stage for the April edition of The Dance Centre’s Discover Dance! Noon hour series. Combining spirited dancing with heart-stirring music, the company is known for its original and hugely popular flamenco versions of classic stories, and will perform excerpts from Carmen, West Side Story and Alice in Wonderland, as well as a segment from its upcoming new production, Snow White. April 21st - Tickets: $14/$12 students, seniors and children from Tickets Tonight 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca Info: 604.606.6400 or www.thedancecentre.ca

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Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop

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

Fri, Apr 22, 2016 - Sun, Apr 24, 2016

Plein-Air Landscape Painting a 3-day outdoor painting workshop with artist Jim Glenn Friday April 22-Sunday April 24, 2016 3 full days (9am-4pm) $220 members / $245 non-members This will be a 3-day outdoor workshop for intermediate/advanced-level painters. Come dressed for the weather - tarps, hand-warming fires and sheltered locations will be employed if necessary! HOW TO REGISTER Sign up at the Gallery in person, or by phone with a credit card 250-847-3898 Enrolment is limited to 10 participants www.smithersart.org info@smithersart.org 250-847-3898

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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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Vancouver Chamber Choir & The Iseler Singers - TWO GREAT CHOIRS

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

Fri Apr 22, 2016

Every few years Vancouver’s and Toronto’s famous professional choirs join forces in one city or the other - this time, it’s in Vancouver. You are guaranteed a sumptuous sonic experience as the ensembles sing together and individually. Two great choirs... an evening of wonderful music... don’t miss it! Lydia Adams and Jon Washburn, Conductors Repertoire Eric Whitacre - Alleluia David Childs - Salve Regina Hussein Janmohamed - Nur: Reflections on Light Michael McGlynn - Irish Suite Antonín Dvorák - Songs of Nature Imant Raminsh - In a Pine Forest Benjamin Britten - Flower Songs Leonard Bernstein - Three Songs from Candide Tickets: $20.50 - $55 Student rush tickets $10 at the door ticketmaster.ca or 1-855-985-2787

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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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Artists in the Classroom Mentorship Salon in Nanaimo!

Nanaimo Art Gallery, 150 Commercial Street
Nanaimo  V9R 5G6

Sat Apr 30, 2016

Calling All Artists in Nanaimo! 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 Karina Strong. 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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Turkish Tunes-3

Performance Works-Granville Island, 1218 Cartwright Street
Vancouver  

Sat Apr 30, 2016

Turkish Tunes is a Turkish Canadian Society (TCS) community music event. Led by the TCS Vancouver Turkish Choir, Turkish Tunes brings together all Turkish music lovers in Vancouver area, musicians/performers and listeners. On April 30th, Turkish Tunes-3 will celebrate the traditional and contemporary Turkish music and dance while supporting local amateur and professional artists. Come and join us to enjoy the tunes from Anatolia, Balkan and Mediterranean regions.

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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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