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October 12, 2020
Arts Office eNews:: October 2011

Municipal talent is out of the office and onto the street! Now in its second month, the Artists Among Us series profiles talented individuals from different departments in North Vancouver's City, District and bi-municipal agencies. Find out how the arts can provide inspiration both in the workplace and after hours!  

In other news, there's lots happening on the North Shore this month. The FANS distinguished artist awards, an Artists for Conservation special event on 'The Peak', art openings and chamber music in 'the Cove', and so much more. Read on to learn more or find full details in the on! event calendar.


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

Reminder: Amateur, aspiring or fully evolved artists of all persuasions are invited to share their passion in an upcoming Artists Among Us column. If you're a municipal employee, please contact Barb McLean at the Arts Office for details on how to get involved.

  • Alfonso L. Tejada, Artist + Urban Design Planner

    Painting and sketching “en plein air” also known as "painting outdoors", allow artists to see, feel, smell and touch the reality of the amazing world in which we live.  As an Urban Design Planner with the District of North Vancouver, Alfonso Tejada's passion for painting "en plein"  informs the work he does on the job planning living environments. “My interest in the townscape and the richness of public places are the main subjects in my paintings. Colour and light, people and culture are all connected in my work as an artist and in my everyday job."

  • Caroline Jackson, Professional Musician + Community Energy Manager

    One of the most rewarding aspects of Caroline Jackson's work as a Community Energy Manager with the City of North Vancouver is connecting with the community. It's the same connection that inspires her while playing the cello as a member of Lions Gate Sinfonia Orchestra. "I think that art and culture connects people in a way that nothing else can. There’s nothing like the feeling of playing a beautifully expressive piece of music, and the connection with the other musicians, the soloist, and the audience – it’s just an amazing experience."

  • Internationally recognized dance choreographer Anna Wyman has been chosen to receive this year’s FANS Distinguished Artist Recognition Award. The Fund for the Arts on the North Shore (FANS) will honour Ms. Wyman at the Mayor's Tribute to the Arts on Wednesday, October 26th, 7pm at Bistro Chez Michel in North Vancouver.

  • Wondering where can you experience art at close range, in different mediums, disciplines and formats? The Seymour Art Gallery (SAG) invites the community to get up close and personal with art and music in the intimacy of their gallery space located in the Deep Cove Cultural Centre. A new exhibition of works by North Vancouver photographer Danny Singer opens October 18th. And, Trio Accord, one of Canada's premier chamber ensembles, performs in the gallery on November 8th in the final concert of the SAG's Music Series.

  • Artists For Conservation (AFC) launches the first international Artists For Conservation Festival at Grouse Mountain - the Peak of Vancouver! From November 5 to 13, this international art and environmental education event will bring out the leading nature and wildlife artists from around the world – including Robert Bateman - and immerse visitors in art and nature through workshops, film, and a world class art show.

  • In the coming months, the Arts Office will embark on a process to develop a new Cultural Plan for North Vancouver. Connected to, and integrated with both the City and the District’s Official Community Plans, a new Cultural Plan will be the guiding document for the Arts Office to renew, refresh and re-envision plans for the ongoing development of arts and culture in the City and District of North Vancouver.