DISTRICT OF WEST VANCOUVER ARTS AND CULTURE
 

JANUARY 2018

EXHIBITIONS

IN THE GALLERY: MAYRS BROTHERS EXHIBITION

West Vancouver Memorial Library (Art Gallery, Main Hall)

1950 Marine Drive

Now–January 9

Free

 

A companion to the principal exhibition being shown concurrently at the West Vancouver Museum.

 

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COMMUNITY ART ON DISPLAY AT THE HALL: LIL CHRZAN

West Vancouver Municipal Hall (Atrium)

750 17th Street

Now–January 19

Free

 

Lil Chrzan is a Canadian landscape painter known for her masterful depictions of golden light across luminous West Coast scenes.

 

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YOU ARE HERE CALENDAR EXHIBITION

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Ave

January 9–21

Opening Reception:

Tuesday January 9, 6–8 p.m.

Free

 

Mixed media depictions of North Shore scenes by local artists from the You Are Here Calendar, produced and presented by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council.

 

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FINDING PLAY

Ferry Building Gallery

1414 Argyle Ave

January 9–28

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, January 9, 6–8 p.m.

Meet the Artist:

Saturday, January 20, 2–3 p.m.

Cost: Free

 

Abstract painter Jessamyn Box brings together the worlds of colour and texture in this playful exhibit.

 

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IN THE GALLERY: LEISURE PURSUITS

West Vancouver Memorial Library (Art Gallery, Main Hall)
1950 Marine Drive
January 10–February 27

Free

 

This exhibition documents West Vancouver's enthusiasm for local sports and leisure.

 

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EXPLORING CHILDHOOD

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Ave

January 23–February 11
Opening Reception:

Tuesday, January 23, 6–8 p.m.

Free

 

Jennifer Ferries, Louisa Loots and Meghan Sharir ponder the joy and complexity of childhood through traditional and digital paintings.

 

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THE CERAMIC ART OF THOMAS KAKINUMA

West Vancouver Museum

680 17th Street

January 24–March 10

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, January 23, 7–9 p.m.

 

This exhibition reveals the era-defining ceramic art of Thomas Kakinuma in the 20th century.

 

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EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

MISERY

Kay Meek Centre
1700 Mathers Avenue
Friday January 5, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Saturday January 6, 2:30–4:30 p.m.

Cost: $29–$50

 

Director William Goldman takes on one of Stephen King's most chilling thrillers.

 

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OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH KAREN FOWLIE AND THE COPPER COVE ROAD BAND

Kay Meek Centre
1700 Mathers Avenue

Wednesday January 10, 7–10 p.m.
Cost: $20

 

An open mic night with Karen Fowlie and the house band. Sign up as a participant or come enjoy the musical talent of the local community.

 

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BORIS KONOVALOV

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Ave

Thursday, January 11

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Cost: $15

 

Renowned pianist Boris Konovalov performs works by Schumann, Bach, Beethoven and Chopin.

 

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KAY MEEK ARTS INSIGHTS WITH NICOLA CAVENDISH

West Vancouver Memorial Library (Welsh Hall)
1950 Marine Drive
Saturday, January 13, 2–3 p.m.
Free

 

Join theatre artist Nicola Cavendish for a preview of the upcoming Kay Meek Play Reading Series.

 

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PARKER + PARKER

Kay Meek Centre
1700 Mathers Avenue

Sunday January 14, 3 p.m.–5 p.m.

Cost: $29–$45

 

Join musical superstars Ian Parker and Jon Kimura Parker for a captivating piano collaboration.

 

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KAY MEEK PLAY READING SERIES

Kay Meek Centre
1700 Mathers Avenue

January 15–20, 7–9 p.m.

Saturday January 20, 2–4 p.m.

Admission by donation

 

Featuring eight plays in six days, each night a different play will be read by a cast of professional actors followed by a discussion with the playwright. Curated and hosted by Nicola Cavendish and Elaine McHarg.

 

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BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

Kay Meek Centre
1700 Mathers Avenue

Monday, January 15, 7:30–9:30 p.m. 

Cost: $10

 

Director Alexandra Dean brings to light the story of an unusual and accomplished woman, dismissed by the intellectual world due to her beauty.

 

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SVETLANA PONOMARËVA AND ANTOINE VILLÉGER

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Ave

Thursday, January 18, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Cost: $15


West Vancouver virtuoso Svetlana Ponomarëva and her son, prodigy Antoine Villéger, perform complex and moving works by Russian composers.

 

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MUSIC IN THE MORNING: ANAGNOSON AND KINTON

West Vancouver United Church

2062 Esquimalt Avenue

Friday, January 19, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Cost: $17–$38

 

Join this talented piano duo for a performance featuring the works of Brahms, Gallant, Poulenc, Gershwin and others.

 

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WORD WHIPS NORTH SHORE EDITION

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Ave

Tuesday, January 23, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Cost: $5

 

A creative writing workshop open to writers of all ages and experience. Write to prompts, remove blocks and see what you can whip up in an inspiring and supportive environment.

 

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ANYSSA NEUMANN

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Ave

Thursday, January 25, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Cost: $15

 

Join Anyssa Neumann for a poetic and charming piano performance.

 

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FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: TAMBURA RASA

West Vancouver Memorial Library (Main Hall)
1950 Marine Drive
Friday, January 26, 7:30–8:45 p.m.
Free

 

Join Tambura Rasa for a unique blend of Balkan, Middle Eastern, Indian and Latin roots musical styles featuring an impressive lineup of talented musicians.

 

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VANCOUVER CELLO QUARTET

West Vancouver United Church

2062 Esquimalt Ave

Friday, January 26, 7:30–9:15 p.m.

Adults $30 | Students/Seniors: $20

 

This ensemble of classically trained players celebrates the unequaled sound of four cellos.

 

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THE ART OF BEL CANTO

Highlands United Church

3255 Edgemont Boulevard

Friday, January 26, 8–10 p.m.

Admission by donation

 

Ambleside Orchestra presents a program of Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti, Suppe, Strauss, Tchaikovsky and Vaughn Williams. Including soloists Hilary Crowther and Marc Kaiser.

 

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LOVING VINCENT

Kay Meek Centre
1700 Mathers Avenue

Monday January 29, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Cost: $10

 

Directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman tell the unheard story of how Vincent van Gogh was shot.

 

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MUSIC TALKS WITH NEIL RITCHIE: SARA VAUGHAN

West Vancouver Memorial Library (Welsh Hall)
1950 Marine Drive
Tuesday, January 30

12:30–2:30 p.m.
Free

 

Join long time CBC producer Neil Ritchie as he celebrates the unique styles of different vocal superstars from the worlds of jazz, chanson, country, rock and opera.

 

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THOMAS KAKINUMA IN CONTEXT: PANEL DISCUSSION

West Vancouver Museum

680 17th Street

Saturday, February 10, 2–4 p.m. 

Admission by donation

 

Debra Evelyn Sloan, Dr. Carol Mayer, Allan Collier and Stacy Laviolette discuss the importance of Thomas Kakinuma to the history of Canadian ceramics.

 

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PROGRAMS

ARTS & CULTURE 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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JEWELLERY MAKING FOR ALL

Gleneagles Community Centre

6262 Marine Drive

January 11–March 15

Thursdays, 12:152:15 p.m.

Barcode: 37903

Cost: $180

 

Learn the basics of beading and wire work and progress to many varied techniques and skills (such as metal stamping and kumihimo) enabling you to confidently create a wide variety of stunning, customised jewellery. Supplies not included.

 

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POTTERY: 3D PAINT AND SCULPTURE CREATIONS

Gleneagles Community Centre

6262 Marine Drive

January 12–March 16

Fridays 3:30–5 p.m.

Ages 9–12

Barcode: 41237

Cost: $200

 

Create a 3D masterpiece using pottery sculpture and paint. Work with clay to sculpt pieces that will be added to your canvas then painted to complete the art. All supplies included.

 

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POTTERY: CLAY PLAY

Gleneagles Community Centre

6262 Marine Drive

January 17–March 7

Wednesdays, 10:30–11:15 a.m.

Ages 9–12

Barcode: 38537

Cost: $104

 

Children will explore the fun and messy world of clay and create their own masterpieces. Parent participation is required. All supplies are included.

 

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WEEKEND WORKSHOP: HAND PAINTED SILK SCARF

Music Box

1564 Argyle Avenue

Saturday, February 3, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Barcode: 37645

Cost: $155

 

Paint your own original silk scarf in the colours and style you like. Fabric, paint and other supplies will be provided.

 

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NEWS & UPDATES

ARTSWEST SUBMISSIONS

Ongoing

 

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

 

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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