October 10, 2020
Arts Office eNews::October 2013

A little stormy weather wasn't enough to dampen the spirits of local art lovers during North Shore Culture Days last month.  In this issue we include event highlights, plus, we invite you to share your North Shore Culture Days experiences.  If you have a story to tell, please email details to Barb McLean and we'll include it in an upcoming issue of the Arts Office eNews. 

Also in this month's eNews: we profile a North Vancouver resident who goes to a very different place after hours; there's news on the FANS 17th Annual Tribute to the Arts; and, we welcome a new face to the North Shore visual arts community.  Plus, there's information on Metro Vancouver's upcoming professional development series that is geared towards community arts and cultural groups. 

A new season of creative activity has begun - check the ON! calendar to find out what's coming up. Or, please connect with us on social media and we'll share the .

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



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  • An enthusiastic crowd gathered in Shipbuilders' Square for the official North Shore Culture Days Kick Off.  Pictured above (bottom left to right), North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton, City Mayor Darrell Mussatto, City Councillor Don Bell, West Van Councillor Craig Cameron, and City Counicillor Guy Heywood are flanked by the '100 strong' Senior Flash Mobsters! Although sunshine turned to showers over the Culture Days weekend, many people transcended the nasty weather and enjoyed the free arts and cultural activities offered by North Shore artists and creative organizations.

  • Among the flurry of Culture Days activities, two new public artworks were officially revealed in the City and District of North Vancouver.  Pictured above, District Mayor Richard Walton, North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite, and artist Jill Anholt joined a small crowd who braved the rain to celebrate the unveiling of Lost Stream Found at the new Northlands Terrace development on Mt. Seymour Parkway.

  • As a partner in the North Vancouver-based digital media firm As You Like It, Sheila Allan spends much of her day in front of a computer and on the phone.  But when the work day is done, her love of painting and drawing takes her to a completely different place…one that has to do with pigments, oils, water and graphite… a place where the pace is much slower.

  • Metro Vancouver's Regional Cultural Development Advisory Committee has partnered with four municipalities to present Survivor 101...The Next Generation, a series of professional development workshops for community arts organizations.  If you're a staff member, board member, volunteer, performer, artist, or start-up visionary these workshops are for you!

  • Two acclaimed North Shore artists will receive the FANS 2013 Distinguished Artist Award.  Canadian painter Bobbie Burgers, and poet and visual artist Pierre Coupey will be honoured at the FANS 17th Annual Tribute to the Arts at a special reception at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art in North Vancouver on Friday, November 8, 2013.

  • This month Astrid Heyerdahl joins The Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation for Young Artists as its new Executive Director.  Based in North Vancouver's beautiful Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art, Astrid will help the Smith Foundation achieve its vision to build a legacy for great Canadian art and artists by ensuring sustainable funding for educational programs and the ongoing stewardship of the Artists for Kids art collection.