November 7, 2020
Arts Office eNews::November 2013

We're all about recognition this month! In Artists Among Us, we recognize a North Van City staffer who advocates for art as a vehicle for change. We recognize a number of award-winning individuals from our music and heritage sectors. And, our public art collection gets lots of recognition sitting at top spot on North Shore Tourism's attractions list. 

Plus, there's news about an upcoming Audience Development workshop, and more success stories from North Shore Culture Days.  Check the ON! calendar and find out about all of the arts and cultural activities happening here on the North Shore.  Each and every one of them is so worthy of recognition!


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



Facebook YouTube Twitter
  • Juliana Buitenhuis has been working as a Community Development Worker at the City of North Vancouver since January 2013.  A self described 'arts facilitator', her creative endeavours take the form of linking artists with community organizations to practice visual art as a vehicle for social change, self-exploration, and neighbourhood’ connectivity.

  • The number #1 attraction on the Vancouver North Shore Tourism Association's Top 10 'must see things to do' list is a self-guided Public Art Tour. The latest addition to VNSTA's local video series, this fun-filled jaunt along the North Vancouver waterfront provides a light-hearted introduction to some one-of-kind public art works.

  • Lars Kaario, musician, educator and artistic director of the North Vancouver-based Laudate Singers, was among the twelve exceptional people recognized for outstanding achievement and lasting connection to Capilano University at the 2013 Alumni Awards of Excellence.  At the ceremony, Lars received the 2013 Award for Excellence in Empowering Learning.

  • Echoes Across Seymour is a winner! At the Heritage BC conference last month, North Vancouver history enthusiasts and co-authors Eileen Smith, Janet Pavlik and Desmond Smith each received a 2013 Award of Honour for the book Echoes Across Seymour.  The Heritage BC awards are presented annually to individuals, organizations, government and businesses for excellence in heritage conservation. 

  • With so many entertainment options to choose from these days, the competition for audiences can be fierce!  To address the challenges facing arts and cultural organizations with respect to audience development, the Arts Office has invited a panel of creative experts to come and share their knowledge as part of the Survivor 101 - Next Generation capacity building workshop series on Thursday November 21, 1-4pm in the Lynn Valley Library Community Room.

  • On Your Mark - Get Set - Paint!  To test the power of their friendship, 'creative superheroes' Samantha Rhodes (left) and Isabel Gallant (right) participated in the Amazing Art Race at the Kay Meek Centre during North Shore Culture Days. For this artistic race, each artist was given one canvas, one theme and 120 minutes to create a masterpiece.