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February 21, 2021
Arts Office eNews:: February 2012

This month we meet a 'guitar-lovin' Artist Among Us from the District of North Vancouver; welcome some graffitti-curbing public art; and, look up to the beautiful new street banners on Lonsdale that have been inspired by three great Canadian artists.

Plus, we want to hear from you! Input is being sought to help develop the North Vancouver Cultural Plan, the living document that will guide the ongoing development of arts and culture in the District and City of North Vancouver 2012 through 2025. Imagination mandatory!

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

Artists Among Us - Hey there, North Van City, District and Agency staffers!

Recommend a talented co-worker for the Artists Among Us series and win a Public Art Banner Bag (while quantities last). Email Barb McLean at the Arts Office with your creative recommendation before the end of February.

  • Gary has been been playing the guitar for 40 years - twice as long as he has worked in Information Technology Services at the District of North Vancouver! As a musician, Gary uses his knowledge of computer technology to create, record and share songs. As a Systems Analyst, his musical skills and thought processes allow him to think creatively and see the bigger picture.

  • Creative sector stakeholders, the arts community, and the general public are being invited to engage in collaborative discussions regarding aspirations, opportunities and challenges for arts and culture in North Vancouver. On Thursday April 12, 2021 these North Vancouver perspectives will gather at a World Café – a facilitated workshop – to stimulate ideas.

  • A goal for this City of North Vancouver Public Art project was to find a creative treatment for the MacKay Creek pedestrian overpass that was aesthetically pleasing, and that would also serve as a deterrent for unwanted graffitti. North Vancouver Squamish Nation artist Jody Broomfield rose to the challenge by applying a series of bright red salmon cut-outs to the sides of the bridge. Inspired by beautiful Coast Salish imagery, the salmon remind us of our responsibility to keep both our streams and our streets clean.

  • Don’t forget! Thursday, March 1st at 12:00 noon, is the second and final deadline this year for Arts Office project grant submissions, intended to support a wide range of arts activities, community art initiatives, celebrations, events, festivals and other creative sector projects that take place from July to December 2012.

  • In preparation for the grand opening of the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art this fall, Lonsdale Avenue has been decked out with beautiful new banners inspired by the works of three of the Gallery's founding patrons and renowned Canadian artists; Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith and Bill Reid. Pictured above is Argyle student Sarah Gutzman's interpretation of Gambier Island Stream displayed alongside the work by artist Gordon Smith.