DISTRICT OF WEST VANCOUVER ARTS AND CULTURE
 

FEBRUARY 2018

EXHIBITIONS

IN THE GALLERY: LEISURE PURSUITS

West Vancouver Memorial Library (Art Gallery, Main Hall)
1950 Marine Drive
Now–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 Avenue

Now–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

Now–March 10

Admission by donation

 

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

 

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THE SPACE BETWEEN: MICROCOSM, MACROCOSM

Ferry Building Gallery

1414 Argyle Avenue

Now–February 18

Meet the artist:

Saturday, February 3, 2–3 p.m.

Artist demonstration:

Sunday, February 11, 2–4 p.m.

Free

 

A solo exhibition of paintings, printmaking and sculpture by Lynne Green.

 

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MUSIC TALKS WITH NEIL RITCHIE

West Vancouver Memorial Library (Welsh Hall)
1950 Marine Drive

February 6–February 27

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Free

 

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

 

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SPECTRUM 50

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Ave

February 13–March 4
Opening reception:

Tuesday, February 13, 6–8 p.m.

Free

 

50 local artists working in a broad spectrum of media, styles and subject matter.

 

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CLEARLY AMBIGUOUS

Ferry Building Gallery

1414 Argyle Ave

February 20–March 4

Opening reception:

Tuesday, February 20, 6–8 p.m.

Meet the artists:

Saturday, February 24, 2–3 p.m.

Free

 

Mixed media by Adrienne Moore and Louise Dee.

 

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EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

THURSDAY MORNING CONCERT SERIES

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Avenue

Thursdays, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Cost: $15

 

The West Vancouver Community Arts Council presents thrilling concerts in an intimate setting every Thursday morning.

 

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SYLVIA

Hendry Hall Theatre
815 East 11th Street
February 2–3, 7–10 and 14–17

8–10 p.m.
Cost: $16
–18

 

Sylvia is an endearing comedy about empty nests, mid-life crises and emotional attachments, both human and canine.

 

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: SPECTRUM 50

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Avenue

Saturday, February 3

1–2 p.m.

Cost: $10

 

The West Vancouver Community Arts Council invites emerging and established artists to submit their work for the opportunity to participate in a three-week group exhibition celebrating creativity in our community.

 

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SNEAKERS BALL

Kay Meek Centre
1700 Mathers Avenue
Saturday, February 3, 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Cost: $49

 

The Kay Meek Studio Theatre will be transformed into a dance hall with live music, cash bar, savoury treats and lots more.

 

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NORTH SHORE CRIC? CRAC! STORYTELLING

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Avenue

Sunday, February 4, 7–9 p.m.

Admission by donation

 

The North Shore Storytellers present an evening of folk tales, poetry, personal stories and music.

 

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ULTIMATE TRAVELLER: IMPRESSIONS OF IRAN

Ferry Building Gallery

1414 Argyle Avenue

Wednesday, February 7, 7–9 p.m.

Barcode: 41018

Cost: $15

 

In this multi-media presentation, Peter Langer invites you to discover the real Iran, home of a warm and fascinating people living within an ancient and sophisticated culture.

 

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BALLET JÖRGEN: ANASTASIA

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

Saturday, February 10, 2–4 p.m.

Cost: $29–$45

 

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen brings back the magical tale of the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia for the 100th anniversary of the story.

 

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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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BRASSFIRE

Kay Meek Centre
1700 Mathers Avenue
Sunday, February 11, 3–5 p.m.

Cost: $29–$45

 

A showcase of trumpet fireworks from classical to jazz, with virtuoso soloist Jens Lindemann and pianist Kristian Alexandrov.

 

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ULTIMATE TRAVELLER: IMPRESSIONS OF TURKEY

Ferry Building Gallery

1414 Argyle Avenue

Wednesday, February 14, 7–9 p.m.

Barcode: 41019

Cost: $15

 

Join Peter Langer for an audio-visual journey that captures the essence of Turkish culture and heritage encompassing a delightful blend of art and ancient architecture.

 

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MUSIC IN THE MORNING: JAN LISIECKI

West Vancouver United Church

2062 Esquimalt Avenue

Friday, February 16, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Cost: $17–$38

 

Join the internationally acclaimed Jan Lisiecki for a morning of classical concert piano.

 

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ONEGIN

Kay Meek Centre
1700 Mathers Avenue
Friday, February 16

7:30–9 p.m.

Saturday, February 17

2–4 p.m. and 7:30–9 p.m.

Cost: $29–$50

 

Based on the poem by Pushkin and the opera by Tchaikovsky, Onegin is a timeless story of love, friendship and jealousy.

 

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A RIBBON AROUND A BOMB: FRIDA KAHLO’S UNIVERSAL APPEAL

Ferry Building Gallery

1414 Argyle Avenue

Monday, February 19, 7–9 p.m.

Barcode: 41534

Cost: $15

 

How did a Communist woman become a symbol of transgression and courage for so many people from different backgrounds? Frida Kahlo's work will be examined along with many of her extraordinary paintings.

 

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ULTIMATE TRAVELLER: IMPRESSIONS OF ARMENIA

Ferry Building Gallery

1414 Argyle Avenue

Wednesday, February 21, 7–9 p.m.

Barcode: 41020

Cost: $15

 

Join Peter Langer for an audio-visual presentation that explores the little-known but beautiful country of Armenia.

 

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THE ARTIST’S TOOLKIT FROM A-Z

Ferry Building Gallery

1414 Argyle Avenue

Thursday, February 22

10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Barcode: 43887

Cost: $25

 

Annie Briard hosts a workshop that covers the best practices for an artist's professional portfolio, including the resume, biography, statement and artwork documentation. Materials and refreshments will be provided.

 

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THE MANY HISTORIES OF THIS SITE WE CALL AMBLESIDE

Ferry Building Gallery

1414 Argyle Avenue

Friday, February 23, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Barcode: 44052

Admission by donation

 

As part of BC Heritage Week, join representatives from the Squamish Nation and the West Vancouver Historical Society for a discussion on the history of Ambleside. Space is limited, spots can be reserved by calling 604-925-7270.

 

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DEE DANIELS

Kay Meek Centre
1700 Mathers Avenue
Friday, February 23, 7:30–9 p.m.

Cost: $29–$38

 

Join Dee Daniels, a unique talent who transcends musical borders as she brings her unique jazz styling, infused with gospel and blues flavours, to the Kay Meek stage.

 

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FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: AMBLESIDE ORCHESTRA

West Vancouver Memorial Library (Main Hall)
1950 Marine Drive
Friday, February 23, 7:30–8:45 p.m.
Free

 

Join the Ambleside Orchestra for an evening of chamber music featuring the works of Paganini, Brahms and Walton.

 

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SILENCE IS NOT AN OPTION: THE ART OF KARA WALKER

Ferry Building Gallery

1414 Argyle Avenue

Monday, February 26, 7–9 p.m.

Barcode: 41540

Cost: $15

 

This lecture will explore the extraordinary work of African American contemporary painter, print-maker, film-maker and installation artist Kara Walker.

 

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WORD WHIPS NORTH SHORE EDITION

Silk Purse Arts Centre

1570 Argyle Avenue

Tuesday, February 27, 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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CHORAL TAPESTRY

Gordon Smith Gallery

2121 Lonsdale Avenue

Saturday, March 3, 8–10 p.m.

Cost: $10–$35

 

Join the Laudate Singers as they explore our vast multicultural riches, both local and global. Featuring composers Marco Del Rio, Aziz Jun and Farshid Samandari.

 

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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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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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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY

Music Box

1564 Argyle Avenue

Sunday, February 4, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Barcode: 44036

Cost: $40

 

Explore working with charcoal and pencil in this workshop hosted by E. Andrea Klann.

 

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OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP

Music Box

1564 Argyle Avenue

February 24–25, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Barcode: 36800

Cost: $198

 

Instructor Eri Ishii covers various technical aspects of oil painting such as working with various mediums, mixing colours and tonal painting.

 

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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 art happenings in West Vancouver, visit us online.

 

Questions? Email arts@westvancouver.ca



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