January 16, 2021
Arts Office eNews :: January 2014

Happy New Year!

2014 is here and the North Shore arts scene is busy as ever!  In this month's Artists Among Us column, we meet a multi-talented staffer at Maplewood Farm.  There's 'hot' AIR to share at the SAG; music and fashion take centre stage at Centennial Theatre; more community arts workshops; and, we unveil North Vancouver's one-of-a-kind 2014 Public Art calendar.

If you're looking for something creative to kick start your new year, check the ON! calendar to find out about arts, culture and heritage events happening right here on Vancouver's North Shore!

The Arts Office Team
Barb, Lori & John

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  • 'Wachay' are Maria Cheechoo's words of welcome translated from her traditional Algonquin Cree language.  A valued member of the Maplewood Farm team in the District of North Vancouver, the artistic gifts that Maria has amassed over the years include singing, drumming, acting, quilting and the creation of traditional outfits...not to mention creative cake decorating as shown above under the watchful gaze of  her granddaughter Zenny.

  • In keeping with their mandate to foster excellence and support creativity, the Seymour Art Gallery's current exhibition entitled  Discovery: AIR,  provides exposure for the work of 28 visual artists.  On hand to present her namesake award, former SAG curator Carole Badgley commented  “The Discovery exhibition is a good learning avenue for all taking part, open to young artists and older artists alike, who are working in new mediums and emerging into new fields of art.”

  • Music meets fashion at the Centennial Theatre on January 26th when Lions Gate Sinfonia teams up with renowned fashion historian Ivan Sayers for a musical fashion show featuring classic outfits from 1750 to 1950. "It will be truly remarkable to see the actual garments worn by Mozart, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff." says LGS Maestro Clyde Mitchell.

  • Antonina's colourful 'bug art' was one of twelve works selected to wrap traffic signal boxes located in a variety of North Vancouver neighbourhoods.  A newcomer to the North Shore, Antonia was thrilled to use her artistic talent to brighten things up at the corner of Pemberton Avenue and 15th Street.

  • Arts Office Public Art Coordinator Lori Phillips shows off the 2014 Public Art Calendar.  Each month includes a one-of-a kind art work drawn from both the City and District's Public Art collections.  North Vancouver is home to over 100 public artworks that are spread across the North Shore marking gateways, animating streetscapes and integrated into the natural environment. 

  • Social Media & Marketing is next up in the continuing series of professional development workshops for community arts organizations based in Metro Vancouver.  Building on the success of the Audience Development session hosted by the Arts Office in November, workshop participants will learn more about social media and how it can be integrated into their marketing initiatives.