Explore arts and culture in West Vancouver this month.

 

   May & June 2020

   District of West Vancouver Arts & Culture

 

 

COVID-19 has changed our world. In this special issue of ArtsWEST, we offer a menu of virtual cultural experiences. Please stay connected while you stay apart. Stay well!

 

To learn more about the District's response to COVID-19, please visit westvancouver.ca/covid.

 

 

 North Shore Culture Compass

 

 

 

 

 

This is a free online map that visualizes the rich cultural landscape of the Lower Mainland's North Shore. An accessible navigational tool connecting everyone with the arts, heritage and stories that make this region so vibrant. Enjoy this resource from the comfort of your home and discover the public art in your neighbourhood.

 

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 Virtual Exhibitions​

 

 

GOHAR DASHTI: DISSONANCE [VIRTUAL] 

 

West Vancouver Art Museum

 

This is part of the 2020 Capture Photography Festival Selected Exhibition Program.

 

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DRIFT [VIRTUAL] 

 

Ferry Building Gallery

 

This exhibition showcases drawings and mixed-media by Bettina Harvey and photography by Judy E. Witheford.

 

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DISTANT TOGETHER [VIRTUAL] 

 

West Vancouver Community Arts Council

Until May 15

 

Discover amazing artwork from paintings and drawings to photography and sculpture, online.

 

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IN THE GALLERY – REFLECT, REPOSITION, REIMAGINE [VIRTUAL]

 

West Vancouver Memorial Library

Until May 30

 

To support the community's creative talents, we offer spaces that showcase local artists in a setting that invites connection and reflection. Visit the website for online viewing.

 

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VIRTUAL SPRING ART SHOW

 

North Shore Artists' Guild

Until June 13

 

Take the opportunity to discover artwork from local artists. 

 

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ART UNLOCKED: NEW WORKS IN ISOLATION [VIRTUAL] 

 

West Vancouver Community Arts Council

May 19–June 26

 

Exhibiting artists will share new work created during the pandemic that reflects how their artistic practice has been affected, as well as the evolution and refinement of style and technique. 

 

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GOOGLE ARTS & CULTURE: MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES [VIRTUAL] 

 

View online exhibits and virtual tours from institutions around the globe, from the Tate to the Met to the Van Gogh Museum to the Guggenheim to the Palace of Versailles.

 

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THE SOCIAL DISTANCING FESTIVAL [VIRTUAL]  

 

This was created to celebrate works that were cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic. There is a selection devoted to livestreams of upcoming events like opera performances, artist talks, poetry slams and more.

 

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Virtual Events & Performances

 

 

CHOR LEONI INSIDE

 

Weekly livestream event available via Facebook, Chor Leoni's website and YouTube.

 

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ART IN THE GARDEN ONLINE

 

North Van Arts

Until May 31

 

To keep the spirit of Art in the Garden alive during this period of isolation and social distancing, this annual spring event has been re-imagined online throughout the month of May.

 

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FIRST THURSDAYS ART WALK [VIRTUAL] 

 

West Vancouver Community Arts Council

Thursday, May 7 & June 4

 

Explore the Ambleside and Dundarave neighbourhoods by taking a virtual self-guided tour of the local galleries, public art and community spaces.

 

Virtual Art Talk: 4–5 p.m.

 

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THE MEEKS DUO: FOUR-HANDS PIANO VIRTUAL CONCERT

 

West Vancouver Community Arts Council

Thursday, May 14, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

 

Join the accomplished duo for a live concert from their home to yours!

 

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FREEYA REECH: SOLO VIOLIN VIRTUAL CONCERT

 

West Vancouver Community Arts Council

Thursday, May 28, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

 

This acclaimed violinist will join from her studio in Tucson, Arizona.

 

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DISTANT TOGETHER VIRTUAL CONCERTS

 

West Vancouver Community Arts Council

Thursdays, June 11 & 25, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

 

Stay tuned for June's lineup.

 

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THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

 

Encore presentations for the award-winning live in HD series of cinema transmissions are available on the company website for the duration of the closure.

 

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 Virtual Programs

 

 

LIBRARIAN INSTAGRAM STORIES: LIVE STORYTIME, STAFFPICK! AND TECH TIPS [VIRTUAL]

 

West Vancouver Memorial Library

 

No registration required. Anyone can tune in using the Instagram app on their smartphone or tablet. Just search for the @westvanlibrary profile and click on the profile picture. Each live story will be viewable for 24 hours. Weekday schedule includes:

 

10 a.m. – Family Storytime

12 p.m. – Staffpick!

  2 p.m. – Kids Staffpick!

  4 p.m. – Tech Tip

 

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KIDS/TEENS: ACCESSING THE LIBRARY'S UNLIMITED EBOOKS & E-AUDIOBOOKS [VIRTUAL]

 

West Vancouver Memorial Library

Saturday, May 9, 11–11:45 a.m.

 

Did you know that the library has unlimited access titles for kids and teens that never have wait times? Join Youth Librarian, Lise, for a tour of unlimited youth collections across three different platforms.

 

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GROUNDS FOR YOUR FAMILY TREE [VIRTUAL]

 

West Vancouver Memorial Library

Wednesdays, May 13, 20, 27 & June 3, 2–3 p.m.

 

Whether you are a beginning genealogist or have lots of experience, you're invited to join Brenda L. Smith, Family History Consultant, for a series of programs on genealogy.

 

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NATIVE POLLINATORS WEBINAR [VIRTUAL]

 

West Vancouver Memorial Library

Thursday, May 14, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

 

Delve into the wonderful world of social and solitary bees with the library's resident Bug Lady and Special Events Programmer, Taren Urquhart.

 

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LITERARY TRIVIA [VIRTUAL]

 

West Vancouver Memorial Library

Thursdays, May 14, 21 & 28, 4–4:30 p.m.

 

Calling all game show fans! West Vancouver Librarian, Julie Backer (and former Jeopardy! contestant), will put your reading knowledge to the test with trivia all about language and literature.

 

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CLIMATE FUTURE BOOK CHAT [VIRTUAL]

 

West Vancouver Memorial Library

Saturday, May 30, 2–3:30 p.m.

 

We will be discussing SFU Professor Mark Jaccard's book, The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success, which explores the effects of climate change and the myths that hinder progress. Get free access to the book here.

 

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CULTURE ONLINE

 

The BC Museums Association and Arts BC are excited to announce the launch of this digital portal showcasing how the province's museums, art galleries, artists and cultural organizations are responding to the COVID-19 shutdowns.

 

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ARTS COUNCILS & CULTURAL CENTRES

 

Take an online visit to various local BC arts organizations here.

 


 

SCHOLASTIC CANADA

 

Click here for more things to do with the kids!

 

 

News & Updates

 

 

 

 

CALL TO ARTISTS – ART UNLOCKED VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

 

The West Vancouver Community Arts Council invites artists to share artwork created while staying home in a virtual exhibition.

 

Deadline: Friday, May 14 by 4 p.m.

 

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CALL FOR ARTISTS – ART IN THE COMMUNITY

 

North Van Arts is accepting exhibition proposals for its 2020–2021 Art in the Community program welcoming 2D artwork from all mediums and accepting submissions from artists in the local and wider community.

 

Deadline: Sunday, May 31 at midnight

 

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MESSAGE FROM WEST VANCOUVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY

 

During this difficult time, connections are more important than ever. With LibraryConnect, you can call 604-925-7400 or email the library to get the support that you need while the facility is closed. The phone line is open between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., seven days a week.

 

Whether you would like help finding or accessing community services, have a reference question or would like assistance choosing or downloading ebooks onto your device, library staff are here to provide assistance. They would love to hear from you!

 

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WANT TO BE FEATURED IN ARTSWEST?

 

The District of West Vancouver welcomes submissions from individuals and organizations for the monthly ArtsWEST e-newsletter.

 

Send your West Vancouver events information to arts@westvancouver.ca.

 

 


 

Please note that the information in this e-newsletter is subject to change without notice. If in doubt, please contact the organizer directly.

 



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