Chocolates are so Ho-Hum

On January 31, 2013, in News, by ArtSpring
Precious Vulnerability by Antonio Alonso

Precious Vulnerability by Antonio Alonso

For Valentines Day we have a much better idea than chocolate for your beloved. Our silent auction in the ArtSpring lobby features a gorgeous arbutus burl turned into a beautiful sculpture by master woodturner Antonio Alonso.

What makes it appropriate for Valentine’s Day? It’s delicate and lyrical. It evokes grace of gesture and thought. And while it looks fragile, it is actually sturdy and enduring. As a metaphor for love it’s obvious, right?

Bidding for this beautiful work closes on February 10, so the timing is perfect for Valentine’s Day. Come and see the piece in person near the Box Office and place your bid.


From Artichokes to Artists

On January 23, 2013, in News, by George Sipos

Thrifty'sA reminder of a painless way you can support ArtSpring when you buy your groceries at Thrifty’s:

If you use not just any old Smile Card but one you get from us at the ArtSpring Box Office, Thrifty’s will donate a percentage of the funds you put on the card directly to ArtSpring.

Each year we are allocated up to $3,000 of possible funding from this source, which is very much appreciated as an aid to our programming. How much we actually receive depends on you and how much you use the card.

So if you don’t already have an ArtSpring-linked Smile Card, drop by the Box Office and we’ll give you one.

Bon appetit, et merci.


Jane Coop M.C.

On January 8, 2013, in News, by George Sipos

Jane with CM pinOur hearty congratulations go out to pianist Jane Coop on receiving the Order of Canada on Dec 31.

Ms. Coop has had a long and distinguished career as a concert pianist and as an influential educator and mentor to many fine young Canadian musicians through her teaching post at UBC.

She has also long been a friend of ArtSpring, helping us select our fine Steinway B piano some eight years ago. At long last she will get to play the instrument she picked out for us at a concert at ArtSpring on February 26 in the company of the Afiara String Quartet. Tickets are still available. There will be a post-concert reception at which we can all congratulate her on the receipt of this important national honour.