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September 2017

Parallel Art Show – Opening Reception

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

The 2017 Salt Spring National Art Prize and the Salt Spring Arts Council are proud to present the Parallel Art Show. The exhibition features the work of fifty outstanding Salt Spring Island artists who submitted their work to SSNAP 2017. Curated by Matt Steffich and Anthony Matthews, this exhibition demonstrates why Salt Spring Island is known as one of the premier arts communities in Canada. Featuring the work of:  

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October 2017

Parallel Art Show

October 1 - October 22
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Free

  Open daily Friday September 29-Sunday October 22. 10 am-5 pm Admission free. Opening reception Saturday September 30. 6 pm-8 pm Admission free. The 2017 Salt Spring National Art Prize and the Salt Spring Arts Council are proud to present the Parallel Art Show. The exhibition features the work of fifty outstanding Salt Spring Island artists who submitted their work to SSNAP 2017. Curated by Matt Steffich and Anthony Matthews, this exhibition demonstrates why Salt Spring Island is known as one of the premier…

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The Passion of Russia

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Adult: $30, Student: $15

Carter Johnson (piano) & Helena Jung (cello) present works by Russian composers, including Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Rubinstein. "Spellbinding" and "electric" are some of the words that have been used to describe the playing of twenty-year-old Carter Johnson. Johnson has been a prizewinner in numerous competitions and festivals, including Second Place (along with the Baroque and chamber music prizes) in the CFMTA National Piano Competition at age 14, Second Prize in the Julia Crane International Piano Competition at age 16,…

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SS Forum: Margaret MacMillan

October 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$15 - 2017 Forum Members; $20 - General Public

We are living in difficult – what many call ‘historic’ – times. Globally, humans face serious collective challenges including political turmoil, polarization of beliefs, and climate change. Can humanity learn from history to effectively address the problems we face today? To help us answer this question, world-renowned historian Margaret MacMillan will join the Salt Spring Forum in conversation. MacMillan recently completed a decade-long term as Warden of St Antony’s College and Professor of International History at the University of Oxford.…

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The Creative Mind: Creativity In The Arts and Sciences (Salt Spring National Art Prize 2017)

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$25 General

Panellists from the worlds of arts and science will explore the nature of creativity, what are its essential elements, and where the creative spark comes from. How do people conceive novel and original ideas for a sculpture, a musical score or a scientific breakthrough? What is the creative process like? Is exceptional creativity “born” or can it be nurtured? Under what conditions does creativity flourish? And last, but not least, what is the role of creativity in a healthy society?…

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SS Film Festival: Maudie

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCZ_guQTGNw Maudie, based on the true story of Nova Scotia artist Maud Lewis, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maud (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maud, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. Maudie charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from…

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Falling Awake

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$18 Adults $12 Kids

  Graffiti Theatre Company Presents Ragmop Theatre's original award-winning surrealist physical comedy: Falling Awake Created and performed by Nayana Fielkov and Matthew “Poki” McCorkle Death, love, flash-floods and a pinch of salt. A surreal physical comedy about a woman and her deceased lover meeting in the dreams. Chock-full with mesmerizing illusions, tender serenades, and scenarios so absurd you’d wonder if you were dreaming. Five Stars Winnipeg Free Press "Wonderfully bizarre" Vue Weekly Edmonton "mastery of physical theatre" - London Free Press…

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Falling Awake

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$18 Adults $12 Kids

Graffiti Theatre Company Presents Ragmop Theatre's original award-winning surrealist physical comedy: Falling Awake Created and performed by Nayana Fielkov and Matthew “Poki” McCorkle Death, love, flash-floods and a pinch of salt. A surreal physical comedy about a woman and her deceased lover meeting in the dreams. Chock-full with mesmerizing illusions, tender serenades, and scenarios so absurd you’d wonder if you were dreaming. Five Stars Winnipeg Free Press "Wonderfully bizarre" Vue Weekly Edmonton "mastery of physical theatre" - London Free Press…

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SS Forum: Graham Kerr, Former Galloping Gourmet

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$15 - 2017 Forum Members; $20 - General Public

Long before the days of the Food Network, Graham Kerr leapt into the 1970s with his exuberant cooking show The Galloping Gourmet. Now an expert in nutrition, healthy eating and the locavore movement, Graham Kerr joins the Salt Spring Forum for a wide-ranging conversation about all things food-related. Kerr is an internationally renowned television personality and award-winning author. With his late wife, the poet Treena Kerr, he wrote 30 books (selling 14 million copies) and worked on 1,800 television shows.…

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SS Forum: Mark Kingwell, Philosopher

October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$15 - 2017/18 Forum Member; $20 General Public

We live in unsettling times, when a climate crisis looms and Donald Trump rules. Is philosophy relevant to our daily lives—and if so, how? From politics to architecture, fishing to pop culture—no subject is off limits for Mark Kingwell, a public intellectual who uses philosophy to gain insights into human behaviour. A professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto, Kingwell joins the Salt Spring Forum for a far-reaching and thought-provoking discussion. Mark Kingwell has lectured to academic and popular…

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November 2017

Volunteer Recruitment Fair

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Free

Looking for a volunteer position on Salt Spring? Join us for the Volunteer Recruitment Fair presented by Volunteer and Community Resources (VCR) and the Salt Spring Island Public Library. Drop by for refreshments and to browse over 25 booths of volunteer opportunities from many local volunteer-run organizations.  The community is fueled by the generosity and commitment of volunteers.  Become part of the energy!

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Migratory Birds on the West Coast: The Marvels and the Perils

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Adult - $25. Student (under 18) - $10. Child (12 & under) - free.

Salt Spring Island Conservancy Presents “Migratory Birds on the West Coast: The Marvels and the Perils”. Whether travelling 3,000 or 70,000km, migratory birds of the Pacific Flyway perform an amazing annual feat and encounter many threats along the way. Learn the astonishing facts of these wondrous and perilous journeys with Stan Senner, vice president of bird conservation in the Pacific Flyway for the National Audubon Society. Stan brings his knowledge from a 40-year career as a bird conservationist and his…

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The Comic Strippers: A Male Stripper Parody & Improv Comedy Show

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$35 regular or $30 per ticket for groups of 6 or more

Your favourite comedy bodies are back with a new show, more moves and even quicker wits. A SHOW FOR ALL GENDERS… 19+ ONLY WARNING! No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity. A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) performs a sexylarious improv comedy show at ArtSpring. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their hilarious twist…

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She Said This is Who I Am – Gallery

November 11 - November 19
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Free

Gallery open Nov 11 - 19 from 10 am - 4 pm.  She Said  This is Who I Am is an art exhibit featuring the word of 14 women:   Selena Baldwin, Sam Barlow, Isabelle DeLauniere, Erin Fawcett, Odette Graham, Bullah Gordon, Jane Mackenzie, Nikki Menard, Meghan McKillop, Ahava Shira, Julianna Slomka, Aria Squire, Charlene Wollf and Emily Surbey.   Through their own creative process, each of these women explores who they are as individuals and artists.  Their work incorporates…

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Opening Reception: She Said This is Who I Am

November 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Free

The show will be held at Artspring from November 10th to the 19th from 10 am to 4 pm, with an opening reception on November 11th from 5 to 7 p.m. She Said  This is Who I Am is an art exhibit featuring the word of 14 women: Selena Baldwin, Sam Barlow, Isabelle DeLauniere, Erin Fawcett, Odette Graham, Bullah Gordon, Nikki Menard, Meghan McKillop, Ahava Shira, Julianna Slomka, Aria Squire, Charlene Wollf and Emily Surbey. Through their own creative process, each…

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Bach on the Rock presents “A Baroque Bouquet”

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Adults $20 Students $5

Bach on the Rock takes great pleasure in welcoming you to our first concert of the 2017/18 season: "A Baroque Bouquet". Please join us to hear the Magnificat in C by Pergolesi, Mozart's Concerto in Bb for bassoon (featuring soloist Kerry Graham), Bach's Brandenburg II, and a well-loved favourite Vivaldi's Gloria. The chamber choir and orchestra will once again be in the capable hands of conductor and artistic director Michael Jarvis. This magnificent music will warm your hearts and lift…

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SS Forum: Stephan Lewandowsky

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$15 - 2017/18 Forum Members; $20 General Public

Although scientists long ago settled on the conclusion that human activities are causing climate change through the emission of greenhouse gases, a small but vocal number of dissenters remain unswayed by the evidence. What causes people to reject scientific evidence? What contributes to climate change denial and to conspiracy theories in general? To help us understand and address these issues, the Salt Spring Forum welcomes Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, who is a cognitive scientist at the University of Bristol. Lewandowsky’s most…

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SSI Film Festival and SWOVA present: A Better Man

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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$10 Tickets can be purchased in advance at ArtSpring Box office

A Better Man Film - presented by SS Film Festival and SWOVA -  Illuminating a new paradigm for domestic-violence prevention, A Better Man follows the recent meeting between Attiya Khan and her ex-boyfriend - Steve who was repeatedly violent and abusive towards her 22 years ago.  The courageous attempts of Khan to seek answers to questions and urge responsibility, offer a fresh and nuanced look at the healing and revelation that can happen for everyone involved when men take responsibility…

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