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October 2017

JANE COOP

October 11, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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ArtSpring Presents Jane Coop Piano Giants: Beethoven & Rachmaninov 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm proudly sponsored by Joan Farlinger and a happy supporter. Elegant, experienced and brilliant - words which describe pianist Jane Coop, who takes her art form to a higher stratum. Renowned for her appealing performance style, she is consistently praised for her capacity to graciously carry the sensitivity and spirit of the music she plays right to her listeners. Jane’s new program Piano Giants: Beethoven & Rachmaninov presents…

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THE FRETLESS

October 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

GENERAL PUBLIC SALES OPEN SEPT 25, 2017 ArtSpring Presents The Fretless 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm proudly sponsored by Victoria Olchowecki This unique band is taking string music to fascinating places as it transforms fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, beautiful, high-energy arrangements. Winners of the 2012 Instrumental Album of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards, and at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, The Fretless walked away with both Ensemble of the Year and Instrumental Group of the Year. The Fretless is…

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LUANNE KATZ & PAULA KIFFNER

October 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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ArtSpring Presents Luanne Katz: marimba, percussion & Paula Kiffner on cello Play Like a Girl 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm (no intermission) proudly sponsored by Kate Merry Featuring marimba, cello, vibraphone, multiple percussion and voice, in "Play Like a Girl” Luanne Katz explores, embraces, and celebrates all the images this phrase conjures. And she intends to explode a few stereotypes along the way. Katz has graced many stages with her dynamic and energetic style, combining classical performance with forward-looking collaborations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryrlNFs3d6c

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Celebration of the Arts 2017

October 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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  ArtSpring is excited to announce the second annual Celebration of the Arts, taking place on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28. The Celebration, which corresponds with the opening of ArtSpring’s 2017-2018 performance season, honours ArtSpring’s role as a hub for all art forms on Salt Spring Island, not just the performing arts. Be inspired by outstanding artists of Salt Spring Island Gallery Exhibition Free FRI OCT 27 5:00 - 7:30 pm SAT OCT 28 10:00 am –4:30 pm Artists' Mashup Performance Free   SAT OCT 28 5:30 to 7:00 pm Children’s Interactive Activities Free SAT OCT…

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November 2017

BALLET VICTORIA Dracula

November 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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ArtSpring Presents Ballet Victoria Dracula 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm (post-show talkback) proudly sponsored by Joan Farlinger and Salt Spring Coffee   Professional Development Opportunity Ballet Victoria Open Rehearsal  Nov 10 open to local dance students Company class 12:00 to 1:30pm Run through 2:00 to 4:00 pm “Listen to them, the children of the night what music they make.” This is your chance to see the vampire that started it all: DRACULA! Prepare to be seduced by the eerily evocative ballet that will…

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Death Cafe

November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
ArtSpring – Lobby, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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The international phenomenon, Death Cafe, returns to ArtSpring for another year – people gather to have tea and talk about death. Saturdays, 2 pm Nov 18, Jan 27, Feb 24, & Apr 14

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21 WAYS TO MAKE THE WORLD LAST LONGER

November 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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ArtSpring Presents Runaway Moon Theatre 21 Ways to Make the World Last Longer 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm (no intermission | post-show talkback) proudly sponsored by Victoria Olchowecki "The humanness of the puppets... the subtlety and intimacy of the relationships... the radiant meaning behind the story... the caring and deep listening of the performers... what a fulfilling and life reviving experience."  Rachel Wyatt Hopeful and heartwarming, five puppeteers expertly maneuver 30 puppets and 10 characters. Tantalizing the audience's imagination, the puppets…

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EARLY SPIRIT

November 29, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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ArtSpring Presents Early Spirit 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm proudly sponsored by Mouat's Old Salty A founder of the seminal folk group Spirit of the West, a sideman with major Canadian acts, and a solo artist for over 20 years, J. Knutson debuts an exciting new group, Early Spirit. This group presents the harmonious vocals, Celtic influences, and rock rhythms that define his musical legacy, and it adds a contemporary twist, attracting a diverse audience. Violinist Gabriel Dubreuil and bassist Will…

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December 2017

ArtSpring AGM

December 4, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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All ArtSpring Members are invited to join us for ArtSpring’s 2017 Annual General Meeting on Monday, December 4, beginning at 4:00 pm in the Gallery.

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ArtSpring Presents Youth Enrichment Program

December 8, 2017 - December 10, 2017
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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For children who show an imagination and interest in the visual arts, ArtSpring is pleased to provide, with support from Country Grocer, a free Youth Enrichment Program that fosters their development. Ale Mendoza Tracy Harrison: Exploring Nature's Beauty through the Art Work of Robert Bateman OPENING with Robert Bateman in attendance, December 8th 1:30 to 3:30.  The student's work can also be seen on December 9th 10 -4 pm and December 10th 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Students age 6 to 12 have…

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January 2018

VICTORIA BAROQUE

January 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

credit Joe Plommer ArtSpring Presents Victoria Baroque Applausi Festivi  2:30 pm; bar 1:30 pm proudly sponsored by Joan Farlinger A riot of fiery and virtuosic works by Italian baroque masters, full of energy, drama, passion and drive! One of the leading baroque violinists of our time, Kati Debretzeni (UK), leads the Victoria Baroque in a varied programme of concerti for baroque instruments by Vivaldi, Torelli, Locatelli, Dall'Abaco, and more. "Lead-violinist Kati Debretzeni was the outright star, infusing the dance movements with…

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GRYPHON TRIO

January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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ArtSpring Presents Gryphon Trio, chamber music 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm proudly sponsored by Lyle & Susan Eide Celebrating a milestone 25th anniversary, the Gryphon Trio continues to impress international audiences and press with performances which "bring out the kind of delicacy and sensuous beauty that’s often overlooked" (BBC Music Magazine). With over 1500 performances to date, the Gryphon Trio is one of the world's preeminent piano trios. Committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century, their repertoire ranges from…

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Death Cafe

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Lobby, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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The international phenomenon, Death Cafe, returns to ArtSpring for another year – people gather to have tea and talk about death. Saturdays, 2 pm Next dates: Feb 24, & Apr 14

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February 2018

REMI BOLDUC JAZZ ENSEMBLE

February 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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ArtSpring Presents Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble Swingin’ with Oscar 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm proudly sponsored by Seth Berkowitz Born in Montreal in 1925 in the working-class neighbourhood of Little Burgundy, Oscar Peterson became one of the most important pianists in the history of jazz. As accompanist to the greatest jazz vocalists of all time, including Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, recognition of his talent quickly spread far beyond his hometown.  The Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble pays tribute to Canada's Oscar Peterson!…

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Youth Art Enrichment: Salish Art with Quentin Harris

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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ArtSpring Presents Youth Art Enrichment: Salish Art with Quentin Harris (Salish) Feb 9, 16, 23, March 2 - 10 am-2 pm Gallery showing on March 2 - 2-4 pm Limited to 15 students (grades 5-7) To register, please call (250) 537 – 2125 or email events@artspring.ca ArtSpring is grateful to Country Grocer for their sponsorship of this program. Students will work with carving, painting, storytelling, directed drumming (pow wow drum) and small button blankets. The workshop will be for grades 5-7…

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JAN LISIECKI

February 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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ArtSpring Presents Jan Lisiecki, pianist 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm proudly sponsored by Joan Farlinger and Mouat's Clothing Co. Recital Program Just 22 years old, Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki (pronounced “Lushetsky”) has won acclaim for his extraordinary interpretive maturity, distinctive sound and poetic sensibility. The New York Times has called him “a pianist who makes every note count”. Lisiecki’s insightful interpretations, refined technique, and natural affinity for art give him a musical voice that belies his age. Every single note has significance,…

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ROLSTON STRING QUARTET

February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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ArtSpring Presents Rolston String Quartet 7:30 pm; bar 6:30 pm proudly sponsored by Joan Farlinger and Mouat's Clothing Co. First Prize laureate of the prestigious 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Rolston String Quartet has become Canada's newest ensemble attracting attention on the international stage. Actively touring across Canada, the United States and Europe, the young quartet’s performances are lauded for “a maturity and cohesion rivaling the best string quartets in the world”.       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62H5mAv1P5I

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Death Cafe

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Lobby, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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The international phenomenon, Death Cafe, returns to ArtSpring for another year – people gather to have tea and talk about death. Next date: Apr 14

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