May 13, 2021
Arts Office eNews::May 2014

Included in this month's eNews:

  • Robert More, Artist Among Us
  • A Meeting You Can't Miss
  • 15th Annual Art in the Garden Tour
  • Public Art Swims Upstream
  • Smith Gallery Exposed
  • North Shore 's Culture Days

Check the ON! events 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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  • Presentation House Theatre recently welcomed Robert More to the position of General Manager.  With years of experience in all kinds of productions, this Artist Among Us has worked as an actor, playwright, artistic director and managing director with theatre groups across Canada and around the world.  Robert is thrilled to land in North Vancouver to work with Artistic Director Kim Selody and the PHT team.  His return to the west coast also means he'll have more time to spend with his four fantastic daughters and the first male member of the family clan.  According to Robert, "they're the very best productions of all!"

  • The Meeting is one of two Vancouver Biennale public art works now on display in the City of North Vancouver.  Created by Chinese artist Wang Shugang, this series of eight, bright red bronze sculptures is located in Rey Sargeant Park in front of the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art.  The Meeting is the starting point for a new Public Art Walking Tour called Down Lonsdale that highlights public art along the Lonsdale corridor right down to the North Vancouver waterfront.

  • Produced by the creative 'green team' at the North Vancouver Community Arts Council, the 15th Annual Art in the Garden takes place May 31 and June 1. This year, Art in the Garden will feature 16 spectacular gardens, the artwork of 37 local visual artists, and 32 musical performances.  Rain or shine, this 2-day self-guided tour is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to get out and smell the roses!

  • Artists Cheryl Hamilton and Michael Vandermeer of IE Creative were joined by City politicians, developers, Arts Office staff, and members of the City of North Vancouver's Public Art Advisory Committee for the official unveiling of Coming Home, a unique new work of public art at the ReMix building situated next to Mosquito Creek in North Vancouver.  The artwork's moving parts playfully simulate the upstream journey of salmon. The rich mythology of spawning salmon provides a captivating entry point for discussion of natural cycles, of place, and of home.

  • A wall of crushed coke cans, thousands of pierced cherry tomatoes, and a river of clay pigs are just some of the artistic mediums used by Vancouver-based multidisciplinary artist Gu Xiong's for his new exhibition at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art.  Gu Xiong: a journey exposed is a provocative exploration of the effects of globalization on our cultural relations, political understandings, and worldwide food production.

  • Put on your dancing shoes, dust off your fiddle, grab a paint brush and get ready for more creative adventure seeking when North Shore Culture Days returns September 26, 27, 28, 2014.   Once again, participating North Shore group can join in (for free!) on a special North Shore Culture Days promotion that will include a 4-page insert in the the North Shore News. Building more public awareness for 2014 North Shore Culture Days is our goal because we know how much the North Shore 's Culture!