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Eastside Culture Crawl November 16 – 19, 2017

13 Nov

ESC2017The Eastside Culture Crawl is back for 4 days starting Thursday, November 16th.  This 4 day arts extravaganza now in its 21st year features over 480 artists in and around East Vancouver. Artists with a variety of mediums open their studio doors so you can see first hand their working space, their creative process and of course meet and talk to the artisans about their work. On the Crawl, you will find painters, jewelers, sculptors, textile artists, furniture makers, weavers, potters, printmakers, wood carvers, photographers and much more. The event grows each year and now comprises over 80 buildings from Main Street to Victoria Drive and First Avenue to Powell Street.

If time is not on your side and you want to take in as many artists in one fell swoop, 1000 Parker Street and the Mergatroid is your spot and a hub of action which includes some food trucks for those that get hungry. The Mergatroid, 975 Vernon Drive has glass blowing demonstrations on view at the main level, but be sure to check out the other studio spaces within the building. This part of The Crawl is busy, so if crowds are not your thing, there are many other studios around East Vancouver. Some that we’ll be checking out include Octopus Studios, located in Railtown as well as The Wood Shop Worker’s Co-op which is opening its doors for the first time this year. The Wood Shop features many workshops where you can create something. They provide the space, the materials and the tools, you bring your creative ideas and away you go. The Eastside Culture Crawl has prepared a great map that sets out all the studios and how many artists are in each area.  We invite you to check it out.  If you are unsure where you wish to start, check out the Program Guide for more information.

Each year we pick a different area of The Crawl to tackle, last year we travelled from to studios on Clark Drive and then down to Vernon Drive towards the Downtown Eastside.  This year, Octopus Studios will be on our list, as Em’Say featuring concrete work is on our list, as is Mezulejo Furniture creating unique pieces of furniture some new, some restored.  We always make time for a stop in the MakerLabs which also features a coffee bar, as we all  need a bit of a refreshment during the Crawl, as well as the Kyubu Market which features a host of talented artisans all under one roof.

What we love about the Eastside Culture Crawl is that there is no set schedule. You go where you want on The Crawl for as long as you want. There are mny great spots to stop for a bite and drink along the way. Whether you are in Strathcona, off the Drive, Railtown, Hastings Sunrise, Downtown Eastside or off the growing stretch off Clark Drive, there are countless options for coffee, beer, food and wine. To help guide you through some of the art available, the Eastside Culture Crawl has a great rundown of all the artists on their website including a printable .PDF map to help you find your way. Don’t miss this opportunity to check out the amazing talent in this City. The Crawl runs November 16th and 17th from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 18th  and Sunday, November 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. See you on the Crawl.

 

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Eat.Drink.Play. At The Firehall Arts Centre Thursday June 22, 2017

5 Jun

Eat.Drink.Play2017The Firehall Arts Centre invites you to Eat.Drink.Play. being held on Thursday, June 22nd from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at the Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova Street.  This annual fundraiser brings together some of East Van’s best restaurants, craft brewers, small-batch distillers and performers for an evening of sampling and sharing.  The event takes over the Firehall’s entire premises including theatre, lobby, studio, courtyard as well as the dressing rooms.  Throughout the Firehall, you will find an array of delectable treats, eclectic dance, music and performances as well as a silent auction.  Eat.Drink.Play will feature selections of food from neighbourhood hot spots  The Diamond, Deacon’s Corner, Clough Club, Tuc Craft Kitchen, Kofta Meatball Kitchen, Save On Meats, The Pint and Cadeaux Bakery. Libation samples will also be available from local brewers Powell Brewery, Big Rock Brewery, Andina Brewing Company, Strange Fellows Brewing, Strathcona Beer Company and Steamworks. Also on hand will be local craft distiller, Odd Society Spirits, returning to serve up samples of their signature vodka and gin.  You can expect a smorgasbord of delectable treats and enjoyable performances as you roam through the heritage building sampling food, enjoying libations, and bidding on some amazing silent auction items. The cast of the Firehall’s recent hit Circle Game: Reimagining of the Music of Joni Mitchell will be on hand to provide some great tunes. The Firehall Arts Centre has been producing performing arts for 35 years in this beautiful heritage building at the corner of Cordova and Gore. We invite you to lend your support for our City’s vibrant and innovative arts community. Tickets for Eat.Drink.Play are $38 and $22 for artists and are available online at Firehall Arts Centre.

Call To Visual Artists For The Cultch Gallery 2017-2018 Season

7 Apr

CanvasOnEaselSilverbleeThe Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, has put out a call to visual artists who live and work in BC to submit applications to exhibit their work during their 2017/2018 gallery season. Each exhibition will run for 3 to 4 weeks between August 2017 and June 2018. Submissions can be single or multiple artists’ proposals.

The Cultch has built a reputation over the past 40 years as one of Western Canada’s most innovative and exciting presenting venues. The mandate of The Cultch is to contribute to the enrichment of the city and community’s social and cultural life through the presentation of innovative programs of contemporary music, theatre, dance and visual arts by established and emerging artists.

The Cultch Gallery is a multi-use space and not a traditional art gallery as it also serves as the lobby for performances and is occasionally used for meetings and other small events. Due to the diverse nature of their space, submissions that include sculptures or free standing art will not be accepted. We have set out below the submission criteria for artists:

1. An artist statement;

2. Resume/CV with contact information;

3. A complete list of images you are submitting, which should include title, size, medium. These images do not have to be the work you will be showing. They want to get a good overview of your work.

4. You can submit up to 10 images.   Note: Images should be 300 dpi and no bigger than 8″ in any direction

Deadline for applications is Monday, May 15, 2017.  If you have questions about your submission, you can contact Yuri Arajs, Gallery Coordinator at The Cultch at gallery@thecultch.com. Artists will be notified in June on the results of the selection process. The Cultch handles all sales and retains a 20% commission on all works sold. 

Call For Artists By Shiny Fuzzy Muddy Show For December 2017

20 Mar

CallingALLMakersAre you a local maker, artist or crafter?  Shiny Fuzzy Muddy is looking for you.  They are getting prepared to host their 15th Annual Shiny Fuzzy Muddy Show on December  9 and 10, 2017 at the Heritage Hall. If you are unfamiliar with this show, it is one of ‘the’ shows to check out over the holiday season featuring high quality design and craftsmanship. They curate an amazing line up of talent. Applications are now being accepted for December’s event. If you are new artist, you also have the opportunity to submit an application under their Emerging Artist Program.  Every year, they sponsor one artist/maker with under 3 years of professional experience. They provide them with a booth free of cost, so they can spend that money on supplies and display materials to help them grow their handmade business. They also provide mentorship, promotion and a chance for the artist to get a feel for the market at low risk to them. They are big believers in supporting up and coming talent and are now proud to offer this program for a 3rd year. All artists, makers and crafters are invited to submit their applications by the March 31st, 2017 deadline. To apply, visit ShinyFuzzyMuddy.com.

Opening Of New Exhibit As The Crow Flies At The Cultch Gallery November 2

31 Oct

asthecrowfliesThis Wednesday, November 2nd, The Cultch Gallery, 1895 Venables Street, invites you to the opening of a new exhibit.   The Cultch Gallery will help celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Eastside Culture Crawl Society.  The Cultch Gallery will be mounting a multi-venue salon-style exhibition titled As The Crow Flies. It will feature 70 artists who have participated in the Culture Crawl over the last 20 years. Those chosen to have their work exhibited include Andrea Armstrong, Suzy Baker, Olga Campbell, Deb Chaney, Ben Z Cooper, Melanie Ellery, Bernadine Fox, Louise Francis-Smith, Ken Gerberick, Shannon Harvey, Tannis Hopkins, Jason Husmillo, Kari Kristensen, Bernie Lee, Dzee Louise, Marta Musa, Lisa Ochowycz, Ross den Otter, Sherri Rogers, Lori Sokoluk, Katrina Stock, Michal Tkachenko and Alex Waber. You are invited to attend the opening reception of this new exhibit which will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday,  November 2nd.  The exhibit runs until November 20th and can be viewed from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday and 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturdays. Everyone is welcome to attend the opening reception.

All Souls Night October 29th Mountain View Cemetery

10 Oct

AllSoulsNightYou are invited to the 12th Annual All Souls Night Saturday, October 29th  6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Mountain View Cemetery, 5455 Fraser Street.  This event is curated by artist Paula Jardine and Marina Szijarto and was created to provide opportunities for the public to commemorate their dead with a family-oriented community art event. The Celebration Hall will be open from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for tea and personal memorial making. Artists and community members will come together to create a sanctuary for remembrance and reflection. You are encouraged to bring a lantern and candles as well as photos if you wish to create a memorial for a loved one in a gentle atmosphere of contemplative beauty. The event takes place rain or shine.  To learn more about All Souls Night and events that continue to November 1st visit a Night For All Souls.  All schedule of all the events around this date are set out below, or you can visit Night For All Souls.

 The departed they visit us in dreams. They glide across our memories like shadows over streams.
Inscription on a headstone at Mountain View Cemetery.

October 29th
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
All Souls Opening With Music, Tea, Flowers & Candles.

October 30th to November 1st
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tea & Personal Memorials In The Celebration Hall

October 30th
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mourners’ Tea A community conversation about suicide through personal experiences.

October 30th
7:15 pm, 8:00 pm and 8:45 pm
Mark Haney’s “The Rose in Winter: poems of Tanya Kern” Heather Pawsey (soprano) & Mark Takeshi McGregor (flute) with an installation by Diane Park.

October 31st
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Shrine Lighting – You Are Invited to Join artists on their nightly rounds.

October 31st
7:30 pm -9:00 pm
An Evening of Beautiful Music with Guzheng Harpist, Jessica Yee

October 31st
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Memorial Making & Sugar Skulls Decorating. Memorials and a popular, hands on exploration of a Mexican tradition.

November 1st
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“Crossing the Sea: Tales of the Last Journey”. An evening of transformative tales, with the Vancouver Society of Storytelling

November 1st
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Processional Music with Balkan Schmalkan and closing night procession to
the shrines throughout the Cemetery.

 All events are free, but donations are welcome.

Meet A Scientist – Experiment With An Artist Weekend At Science World April 9 & 10

4 Apr

MeetScientist

You are invited to Experiment With An Artist Weekend At Science World on April 9 & 10. This two day event is brought to you by Curiosity Collider and Science World.   You will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities with scientists as well as interacting with on-site artists. The line up of artists include Char Hoyt, Christopher Rodrigues, Laura Lee Coles, Michelle Weinstein, Sammy Chien, Willa Downing and more. Some of the scientists lined up and their respective fields include Stefanie Vogt (microbiology), Amy Smith (neuroscience), Rosa An (geo-technical engineering), Jacqueline Wong (audiologist), Antonya Gonzalez (developmental psychology), Philip LeSueur (geological engineering), Samuel Brenner (civil engineering), Kelly Ablard (biology), and Regan Zhang (medical genetics). Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates. Admission for this event is general admission to Science World. The event runs from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on April 9th and 10th.   For more information and to see a full list of artists and scientists, visit their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @ccollider.  They want to know, what makes you curious?

“Creating Curiosity – come meet curious people, and explore new ways to experience science together.”

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