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March 2017

DAVE GUNNING

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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There are stories that wash over you like a tide, and then there are stories that grab you by the heart. Dave Gunning has made a point of finding the latter and wrapping them up in song since ever since he broke upon the Canadian East Coast music scene back in 1997. Performance starts at 7:30 pm; bar opens at 6:30 pm. "Gunning is the next big thing in the True North of Song, an artist as compelling, as assured…

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Death Cafe

March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Lobby, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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If deaths the last stop for all of us, why are we not talking about it more? Join JayaLynda Cole and other facilitators for open, honest, and genuine dialogue about death. Free. Refreshments by donation.

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BENJAMIN BUTTERFIELD and SARAH HAGEN

March 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Praised by The New York Times as "clarion-voiced and vibrant," tenor Benjamin Butterfield is known for his performances throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. He has performed with many of the world's leading conductors including Sir Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Leonard Slatkin, Bramwell Tovey, Seiji Ozawa, Bernard Labadie, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Trevor Pinnock, and Bruno Weil. Proudly sponsored by Joan Farlinger.

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April 2017

DAVID WISDOM: THE ART OF THE SLIDESHOW IN THE DIGITAL AGE

April 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$23 Adults; $5 Youth

David Wisdom is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited at The Vancouver Art Gallery, The Teck and Equinox Galleries in Vancouver and at FaultLine Projects on Salt Spring Island. Wisdom began presenting public slideshows in the late 1960s with a group of friends that included Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace and Rodney Graham, the artists who became the core of the so-called Vancouver School Of Photography. The four later went on to form the music project UJ3RK5 in the…

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GOD IS A SCOTTISH DRAG QUEEN

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:50 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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God is a Scottish Drag Queen: a two act comedy of Biblical proportions! God, dressed in a floral power suit, comes to skewer everything from Justin Bieber to the Pope in an unforgettable night of laughter! God is a Scottish Drag Queen is based on the character created by comedian Mike Delamont and playwright Jacob Richmond (Ride the Cyclone) for the hit cult cabaret Atomic Vaudeville. In 2011, Mike Delamont turned all sketches he had written into a full hour…

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CHORAL WORKSHOP WITH LYDIA ADAMS: Elmer Iseler Singers

April 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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On Monday, April 24 at 4:30 pm, join Elmer Iseler Singer's Lydia Adams for a 90-minute choral workshop. Tickets are $20/person, and the workshop will be held in ArtSpring's Theatre. Please call or visit the box office to register. You will need to leave your name, voice type (SATB), and phone number so we can contact you about music. Photo credit: Mark Rash

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ELMER ISELER SINGERS

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Photo credit: Michael Romaniuk The Elmer Iseler Singers, conducted by artistic director Lydia Adams, enters its 38th Anniversary Season in 2016/17. This 20-voice professional choral ensemble, founded by the late Dr. Elmer Iseler in 1979, has built an enviable reputation throughout Canada, the United States, and internationally. Through concerts, broadcasts, and recordings, their performance repertoire spans 500 years, with a focus on Canadian composers. The Elmer Iseler Singers are performing at 7:30 pm. They will be leading a choral workshop…

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Death Cafe

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Lobby, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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If death is the last stop for all of us, why are we not talking about it more? Join JayaLynda Cole and other facilitators for open, honest, and genuine dialogue about death. Free. Refreshments by donation.

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May 2017

SHAY KUEBLER DANCE WORKSHOP

May 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$20 Adult/Youth

All ages are invited to join performers from Radical System Art for a dance intensive  to work through a mixed language of martial arts, theatre and dance. Based on the cross-disciplinary influence of artistic director, choreographer and performer Shay Kuebler, this is a not-to-be-missed workshop for aspiring to well-established dancers. Shay Kuebler/Radical System Art, are beloved guests of ArtSpring over the many years with their incomparable energy and zest for life, who will be performing, "Glory" on the following evening, May…

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SHAY KUEBLER/RADICAL SYSTEM ART: GLORY

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$23 Adult | $5 Youth

Inspired by the epic battles of childhood and a passion for action films, Glory examines the complexities of violent behaviour and its glorification in our media-drenched culture. A company of six bold and dynamic performers create a physical essay around numerous themes of glorification. Creating rich and dark imagery through visceral and impactful choreography, Glory pushes the audience to question the purpose and reasoning of violent material in society. Shay Kuebler and Radical System Art fuse martial arts, theatre and…

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UNION DUKE

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$23 Adult | $5 Youth

  Sweat flies and floorboards tremble - Union Duke is a Toronto folk quintet with an explosive live show. Bridging soulful indie rock with bluegrass and country, the group belts out soaking harmonies with three, four, and even five voices. The songs are irresistible, the perfect fit for the heatwave of the dance hall, the cool breeze of the park, or ArtSpring Theatre. The performance starts at 7:30 pm. https://www.facebook.com/uniondukemusic/videos/vb.105192932887137/1301621033244315/?type=3

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GAMELAN ALLIGATOR JOY: VENTRILOQUIAL INVESTIGATIONS

May 21 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$23 Adult | $5 Youth

Traditional Javanese Gamelan music is masterfully reworked into an eclectic and sonically adventurous musical theatre/philosophical spectacle. This is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Vancouver composer, Michael O'Neill (best known for writing avant-garde bagpipe quartets) creates a remarkable performance. It is part multimedia live visuals, part philosophical discourse, part new-music masterpiece with Javanese Gamelan music performed by Gamelan Alligator Joy. Fantastical stage design by Andreas Kahre, along with Sammy Chien’s digital projections and some clever electronic interventions lend extra depth to…

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VICTORIA BAROQUE PLAYERS

May 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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  Victoria Baroque Players with Steven Devine, director and harpsichord present multi-instrument concertos by Bach and his contemporaries. Victoria Baroque Players presents high-quality, high-energy, and engaging performances of music from the baroque and classic periods. Playing on the instruments of the 18th century, the historically-informed ensemble brings audiences closer to the sound world of the period. "...high quality, personal and engaging performances." - Matthew White, Early Music Vancouver. Proudly sponsored by Lyle and Susan Eide. https://www.facebook.com/victoria.baroque/videos/vb.227105100634162/1267906366554025/?type=2&theater

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July 2017

Treasure Fair Gala Weekend

July 13 - July 15

  TREASURE FAIR SILENT AUCTION Thurs July 13 to Sat July 15 10:30am – 7:30pm (view 600+ item Catalog now LIVE!) Showcasing a spectacular array of collectibles to household items, handmade designs to essential services all generously donated to support arts & culture on Salt Spring Island. Starting July 13th to 15th, from 10:30am to 7:30pm each day, ArtSpring’s lobby and gallery will be a shoppers heaven where Islanders come to enjoy the bargain shopping extravaganza fundraiser. Expertly curated by a…

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DANIEL LAPP with Adam Dobres and Adrian Doloan

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join us for a very special Treasure Fair Concert with a musical journey of fiddle, guitar and more featuring the one and only folk fiddler Daniel Lapp, with friends Adam Dobres and Adrian Dolan. Expect an unforgettable show featuring the finest fiddlin' out there. Bring your friends! Regular tickets $25 or Introducing the all-new 5-Pass for this event only! Get 5 adult tickets for only $100 Daniel Lapp is a world-renowned singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, teacher, archivist, band leader, sideman, producer, promoter and – no kidding…

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ARTSPRING CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: YOUNG ARTIST CONCERT

July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Friday, July 21 @ 7:30 pm Young Artist Concert Saturday, July 22 @ 7:30 pm Faculty Concert ArtSpring's Chamber Music Festival Artistic, Director David Visentin and his distinguished faculty welcome bright young musicians from across Canada for a week of intensive coaching and performance. This year’s faculty includes Kai Gleusteen, violin; Catherine Ordronneau, piano; Hiroko Kagawa, violin; Paula Kifner (or Brian Yoon), cello; and David Visentin, viola. Music of Mozart, Korngold, and others.     Adult $20; Youth $5 - or…

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ARTSPRING CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: FACULTY CONCERT

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Friday, July 21 @ 7:30 pm Young Artist Concert Saturday, July 22 @ 7:30 pm Faculty Concert ArtSpring's Chamber Music Festival Artistic, Director David Visentin and his distinguished faculty welcome bright young musicians from across Canada for a week of intensive coaching and performance. This year’s faculty includes Kai Gleusteen, violin; Catherine Ordronneau, piano; Hiroko Kagawa, violin; Paula Kifner (or Brian Yoon), cello; and David Visentin, viola. Music of Mozart, Korngold, and others.   Adult $20; Youth $5 - or both…

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August 2017

“Salt Spring Stories” Celebrating Canada’s 150 birthday

August 11 - August 22
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Hamilton Beach, Salt Spring Island Salt Spring Stories by artists, Greg Klassen and Andrea Locke, presented by ArtSpring as a celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, consists of two main interconnected elements - images and text - designed not just to communicate our sense of wonder and awe at this amazing place but to provide a space for our community to come together and share in the stories of this place and its people and in the making of new stories…

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