March 19, 2021
Arts Office eNews::March 2014

Creative community highlights this month include:

  • Brazilian artists on the waterfront
  • Scrap-happy public art
  • A spine 'ting'ling offer from Lions Gate Sinfonia
  • District libraries celebrate the big 5-0
  • Traffic box artist of the month

Check the ON! calendar and find out about all of the arts and cultural activities happening here on the North Shore. 

The Arts Office team,
Barb, John & Lori



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  • The City of North Vancouver welcomes the first group of Brazilian artists participating in the 2014 Vancouver Biennale, an international celebration of contemporary art in public places.  In the coming months, the historic Pipe Shop in Shipbuilders' Square at the foot of Lonsdale will be transformed into the Biennale's International Pavilion.  (pictured above: Brazilian Deputy Consul Gustavo Barbosa; Consul General Ernesto Rubarth; NV Biennale Volunteer, Bill MacDonald; CNV Mayor Darrell Mussatto)

  • Waterwork, a new public art work by artist Carlyn Yandle, is a unique focal point in the Atrium of the City of North Vancouver's new Operations Centre. The artist incorporated a wide array of copper pipe fittings, vintage faucet handles and sprinkler valves into the art work.  City plumbers, street workers and utilitities staff that watched the work being installed recognized many of the features used in the art work and commented, "I wonder if the artist checked for leaks before putting that up on the wall?"

  • 'Triangle soloist wannabes' take note! Lions Gate Sinfonia is searching for someone to play the triangle at the final concert of their season on Saturday April 5th at Centennial Theatre.  "No experience necessary", says LGS Music Director Clyde Mitchell.   Enter your name in the draw by March 28th and you may be the lucky person who gets to wield the triangle in Bizet's famous Toreador Song. 

  • The North Vancouver District Public Library has come a long way in the past half century! From a series of small independently-run volunteer libraries, the District's three local branches have significantly grown their literary collections, expanded their cultural programming, created gallery spaces, and included public art in their faciltities.  Director of Library Services, Jacqueline van Dyk poses above in front of Forest Lore, a public art mural by artist Dana Irving located in the Lynn Valley Library branch.

  • Eight year old Ryan Baker attends Sherwood Elementary School and was one of twelve North Shore students whose designs were selected for the North Shore Nature traffic box art project.  His colourful art work can be viewed at the intersection of Strathaven and Mt. Seymour Parkway.  Ryan was thrilled to learn that his artwork ended up in his own neighborhood because now he and his mom can enjoy it every day.


    The Arts Office ON! event calendar has become the North Shore's 'go to' resource for creative activities, outings, openings, and more! Check it out, as well as the other free promotional opportunities that are available from the Arts Office. We're here to support the creative community and to make sure that everyone is aware of the abundance of talent that surrounds us here on Vancouver's North Shore.