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August 12, 2020
Arts Office eNews:: August 2011

Art is about discovery. It piques our curiosity, stimulates our senses, reflects on the past, and can sometimes lead to love! Here on Vancouver's North Shore, arts and cultural activities are often the catalyst that bring people together in a variety of creative ways. This summer we continue to gather for festivals and concerts in town centres and local parks, attend gallery openings, and watch as imaginations run amok at a variety of children's arts camps. Discovering new sights, sounds and creative activities allows to us to experience the thrill, and share the love, as we engage with arts and culture in our community.

The Arts Office team - Ian, Barb, Lori & John

  • Now in its 18th year, the Artists for Kids' Paradise Valley Summer School of Visual Art continues to inspire young artists to reach beyond their comfort zones and explore new mediums and new ideas. The energy and enthusiasm reached all time highs with renowned artist George Littlechild (pictured above) inspiring the junior camp artists, and Marcus Bowcott and Judson Beaumont mentoring the senior art students. Here's what some of the young artists had to say...
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  • Site Memories: Murmuring Crows, an intriguing new addition to the City of North Vancouver's public art collection, is located on the Moodyville section of the Spirit Trail. Created by environmental Artist Ingrid Kiovukangus, images of crows and corresponding text about crow mythology are sand blasted on boulders that lead viewers along the trail to the memory of a ship, the Benjamin Sewall. More history, read on...

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  • On Sunday August 21, 2020 at Cates Park, the 5th annual Tsleil-Waututh Festival celebrates the 30-year legacy of Chief Dan George. Artist Larissa Healey (pictured above) will create an aerosol mural that includes a portrait of Chief Dan as well as other meaningful cultural symbols. And there's more....

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  • After a 19-year 'behind the scenes' courtship, North Shore Light Opera Society veterans Nancy Vondette and Roger Nelson took centre stage and tied the knot on July 30, 2011! The happy couple went out on their first date in 1992, and just like the central theme of an operetta, love conquered all! The story goes like this....

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  • Ever wonder what kind of creative talent lurks in the hallways of North Vancouver's City and District Hall? Did you hear about the clerk-typist-by-day who paints incredible oil canvases by night? Or, how about the parks department worker whose band plays at hoots, wakes and weddings? Read on to find out what gives...

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  • North Shore artists and cultural organizations are invited to upload their event information and promotional images to the on! arts & culture calendar. It's absolutely FREE, easy to use, and provides links to the event organizer's web and social media sites. Once you're listed, the Arts Office will add some thunder to your event by sharing the news on Facebook and Twitter. Barb McLean from the Arts Office explains how you can get it on!...

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