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September 19, 2020
Arts Office eNews:: September 2011

September is here and there's lots of artsy stuff to talk about. An exciting new season of arts and cultural activity returns to theatre stages, neighbourhood studios, galleries and other creative spaces here on the North Shore.

In this issue we launch Artists Among Us, a monthly feature that shines a spotlight on talented individuals who work at the City and District of North Vancouver by day. We get a glimpse into their life after hours, and what they do to unleash their artistic passions!

Plus, art rental show biz, the latest news from North Vancouver's theatre scene, and info on upcoming workshops at the Arts Office.

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

  • Cameron Stewart (pictured above second from the left) has poured lots of creative energy into his job at the District of North Vancouver producing unique and quirky signs for the Parks Department since 1999. After hours, his creative focus shifts and you'll find him and his band ErRatica dishing out tunes on flutes, fiddles and banjos at weddings, wakes and musical hoots all over town! Cameron believes that music is all about poetry, and that it's the poetry that inspires and is reflected in his distinctive sign work at the District.

  • Joelle Sept has been a Clerk Typist at the City of North Vancouver for just over two years, but she has been a practicing visual artist for much longer. When asked how her art inspires her day job at the City, Joelle replied, somewhat hesitantly, but with a smile ..."Well, if I added a little surrealistic flair to the correspondence I type, or ordered office supplies purely on the basis of aesthetic value, I might get in trouble!"

  • The Art Rental Show happening this month at Cityscape Community Art Space on Lower Lonsdale means business! In the past six months revenue from this successful North Vancouver Community Arts Council program has already exceeded the amount generated in the previous 12 month period. How do they do it?

  • The Presentation House Theatre Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Mr. Kim Selody to the position of Artistic Director. Kim brings more than 30 years of experience as a writer, actor and director in Canadian and international theatre to Presentation House.

  • The Fall season is now underway and arts, culture and heritage groups are rolling out an exciting new line-up of creative offerings in venues large and small across Vancouver's North Shore. In addition to the talented artists that create and perform the works, it's important that everything behind-the-scenes is in place, and that organizations have the tools and resources to ensure that the show will go on!

  • Arts Office Cultural Development Officer, Barb McLean at the Lower Lonsdale Fall Festival in Shipbuilders Square on September 19, 2011. Festival attendees found the Arts Office booth filled with lots of great information about upcoming North Shore arts and cultural activities, learned more about the on! event calendar, and picked up their very own 'limited edition' on! fridge magnet!