DISTRICT OF WEST VANCOUVER ARTS AND CULTURE
 

SEPTEMBER 2017

EXHIBITIONS

IN THE WATER

Ferry Building Gallery 

1414 Argyle Ave

Now–September 10

Free

 

Mixed media by Francine Drouin, Leslie Gould, Sylvia Kavanaugh and Nicola Morgan.

 

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DAVID BONG: DISTINCT REALITY

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Ave

Now–September 17

Free

 

David Bong portraits children, mothers and workers from Asia in a unique yet familiar reality.

 

 

 

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WEST VANCOUVER ARTIST INSTRUCTORS EXHIBITION

West Vancouver Memorial Library

1950 Marine Drive

Now–September 25

Free

 

The District of West Vancouver employs many accomplished artists to teach a variety of programs at our art studio facilities. This exhibition serves as a window into their eclectic and inspiring work.

 

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RAIN QUEEN OF AFRICA

Ferry Building Gallery 

1414 Argyle Ave

September 12–October 1

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, September 12, 6–8 p.m.

Meet the Artists:

Saturday, September 16, 2–3 p.m.

Free

 

Clay and mixed media by Liz DeBeer.

 

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PETER MANNING AND LORIS MORRIS: WATER'S EDGE

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Ave

September 19–October 1

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, September 19, 6–8 p.m.

Free

 

Acrylic painters Peter Manning and Loris Morris share their unique interpretations of landscapes by the water's edge.

 

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ERIC METCALFE: GARGOYLES AND IMPROVISATIONS

West Vancouver Museum

680 17th Street

September 20–October 28

Opening Reception:

September 19, 7–9 p.m.

Admission by donation

 

Gargoyles and Improvisations draws reference to Metcalfe’s earlier days when he performed with leopard spotted saxophones as part of the highly acclaimed Leopard Reality project.

 

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PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

THURSDAY MORNING CONCERT SERIES

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Ave

Thursdays 10:30 a.m.

Cost: $15

 

The West Vancouver Community Arts Council hosts concerts in an intimate setting every Thursday morning, featuring world class musicians playing a variety of genres including classical, jazz, show tunes, folk and more.

 

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MASTERS OF WEST COAST MODERNISM

West Vancouver Museum

680 17th Street

Tuesday, September 12, 6–8 p.m.

Admission by donation

 

A celebration of the creative contributions of Barry Downs, Zoltan Kiss, Blair MacDonald, Geoffrey Massey and Arthur Müdry and their pivotal roles in the evolution of the West Coast modern design ethos.

 

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ELEGANCE AND EXAGGERATION: THE ITALIAN MANNERISTS

Ferry Building Gallery 

1414 Argyle Ave

Lecture 1: Monday, September 18, 7–9 p.m.

Lecture 2: Monday, September 25, 7–9 p.m.

Cost: $15 per lecture | $25 for both sessions

 

A two-part lecture series tracing the dramatic rise of a new style of art in sixteenth-century Italy.

 

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ART TOUR: WESTMINSTER ABBEY & FORT LANGLEY ARTISTS’ STUDIOS

Ferry Building Gallery 

1414 Argyle Ave

Thursday, September 21, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Cost: $60

 

Join the gallery staff for a full day tour of the beautiful Westminster Abbey in Mission and artists’ studios in the Fort Langley area.

 

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A MUSICAL EVENING WITH GRANT LAWRENCE

West Vancouver Memorial Library (Welsh Hall)

1950 Marine Drive

Wednesday, September 27, 7–8:30 p.m.

Free

 

Join award-winning author and musician Grant Lawrence as he brings his new rock ‘n’ roll memoir, Dirty Windshields: The Best and Worst of the Smugglers Tour Diaries to the Library for an evening of storytelling and live music.

 

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THE ULTIMATE TRAVELLER: IMPRESSIONS OF VIETNAM

Ferry Building Gallery 

1414 Argyle Ave

Wednesday, September 27, 7–9 p.m.

Cost: $15

 

Join internationally-renowned photographer Peter Langer on an audio-visual journey through Vietnam.

 

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OPEN MIC WITH KAREN FOWLIE AND FRIENDS

Kay Meek Centre

1700 Mathers Avenue

Wednesday, September 27, 7–9:30 p.m.

Free

 

Join Karen Fowlie and Friends as they celebrate musicians in the community with an open-mic night.

 

 

 

 

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DIANA PANTON TRIO

Kay Meek Centre (Studio Theatre)

1700 Mathers Avenue

Thursday, September 28, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Friday, September 29, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Single Tickets: $29-38

Series Tickets (five concerts): $139-149

 

Join the JUNO award-winning vocalist for a night of aesthetic vocal jazz and cabaret.

 

 

 

 

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ARTIST TALK: ERIC METCALFE

West Vancouver Museum

680 17th Street

Saturday, September 30, 2–4 p.m.

Admission by donation

 

Join artist Eric Metcalfe for a presentation on Materials and Domesticity as part of the of the District's Culture Days programming. The presentation will provide context for his perceptive and intuitive art style.

 

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ARIEL BARNES AND THE MANITOBA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Kay Meek Centre (Grosvenor Theatre)

1700 Mathers Avenue

Saturday, September 30, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Single Tickets: $29-55

Series Tickets (eight concerts): $275-289

 

An opening night celebration of classical and modern masterworks including Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C, Michael Oesterle’s Ironman Concerto and Mozart's Symphony No. 29.

 

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PROGRAMS

ARTS & CULTURE FALL/WINTER PROGRAMS: REGISTER NOW!

Registration is now open

 

A variety of arts programs for children and adults are offered throughout the District at our community centres, museum and waterfront cultural facilities. You can browse through our programs and register for them online.

 

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WORD WHIPS NORTH SHORE EDITION

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Ave

Tuesday, September 26, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Cost: $5

 

Creative writing workshop open to writers of all ages and levels of experience. Write to prompts, remove blocks and see what you can whip up in an inspiring and supportive environment. Presented by the West Vancouver Community Arts Council and Pandora's Collective.

 

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NEWS & UPDATES

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Ave

Open until September 8

 

The West Vancouver Community Arts Council invites both established and emerging artists to submit for the 2018 Exhibition Calendar at the Silk Purse Arts Centre.

 

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COMMUNITY AWARD NOMINATIONS

Open until September 26

 

The West Vancouver Community Awards recognize the efforts of the numerous individuals who work hard to make the District of West Vancouver a better place to live. Nominate an individual or group today!

 

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JOIN THE MUSEUM ADVISORY COMMITTEE

West Vancouver Museum

680 17th Street

Information Session:

Tuesday, October 24, 5:30 p.m.

 

The Museum Advisory Committee is seeking new members this fall. The Committee supports the Museum’s mission by providing recommendations and advice on issues pertaining to exhibitions, collections, education programs, fundraising, advocacy and community engagement. Please email Darrin Morrison to confirm your spot for the information session by October 20.

 

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ARTSWEST SUBMISSIONS

Ongoing

 

The District of West Vancouver welcomes submissions from individuals or organizations for the monthly ArtsWEST Newsletter.

 

Email us to sign up for the monthly submission mailing list.

 

For more information on arts happenings in West Vancouver, visit us online.

 

Questions? Email arts@westvancouver.ca



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