April 14, 2021
Arts Office eNews::April 2014

Included in this month's eNews:

  • Artist Among Us Ian Steward celebrates the art of restoration
  • Streetscapes of Edgemont Village unveiled at Capilano Branch Library
  • North Shore Neighbourhood House lightens up
  • North Shore Art Crawl bigger and better
  • Street level nature art
  • North Shore Culture Days redux

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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  • Ian Steward has worked in the City of North Vancouver Lands Division for the past 25 years. His passion for mechanical things began in his teens while working in a hardware store assembling lawnmowers, wheelbarrows and bicycles.  It wasn't until Ian acquired his first (of many) broken down old cars that his enduring interest in the 'art of restoration' took hold.  With the same attention to detail that an artist might employ when applying paint to canvas, Ian has transformed many a rusty old junker into a magnificent work of art!

  • As a result of a creative community initiative spearheaded by North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton, eleven watercolor paintings by artist Kálmán Opré are now on permanent display in the Capilano Branch Library. Painted in the early 1990’s, the Streetscapes of Edgemont Village series captures the charm of familiar landmarks, local businesses and community spaces. (Pictured left to right: Michelle Callaghan, Capilano Library Assistant Branch Manager;  Jessica Blaiklock, CapU Intern at the Arts Office; Mayor Richard Walton, District of North Vancouver)

  • The light streaming through the windows at the rear entrance of North Shore Neighbourhood House is now filled with bright and bold colours thanks to the creative efforts of local artists Therese Lydia Joseph and Iris Low.  With support from the City of North Vancouver's Community Public Art Program and NSNH staff, the artists worked with a group of young parents ranging in age from 16 to 23 to create this unique Back Door Artists artwork. 

  • The 4th Annual North Shore Art Crawl (NSAC) is a free community arts festival that happens April 26th and 27th. The Crawl provides the public with a great opportunity to meet many diversely talented artists and view their work in both public galleries and working studios.  With over 100 artists, artisans, galleries and creative spaces registered, this year's NSAC will include many new faces, spaces and creative works.

  • Megan Harris, a student at Lions Gate Christian Academy, was among the twelve young artists selected for the North Shore Nature Project, a neighbourhood beautification initiative in the City and District of North Vancouver.  Passers-by can now enjoy the beauty of the forest captured in Megan's artwork wrapped around a traffic signal box at the intersection of Capilano Road and Fullerton Avenue. 

  • North Shore Culture Days is part of an annual three-day national celebration that will happen September 26, 27, 28, 2014.  Artists, arts and cultural groups and creative organizations from Deep Cove to Horseshoe Bay will open their doors and invite the public to participate in free, hands-on, interactive and "behind the scenes" activities.  Get ready to discover your own 'artist within'!