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October 2017

LUANNE KATZ & PAULA KIFFNER

October 26 @ 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 - October 28
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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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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Cuba in Transition – Lobby Exhibit

November 2 - November 30
Free

The Artist’s Statement The socialist revolution has not failed in Cuba. It is a work in progress that we can all learn from and support. The country is going through another unique phase in its revolutionary cycle. The capitalist world, and the United States in particular, would have you believe that Cuba will soon fall under its domination once more. And return to the hedonistic Mafiosi-run playground that it was before. Canada is dominated by US culture, and Cuba too…

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

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 of these women explores who they are as individuals and artists.  Their work incorporates paint, mixed media, collage, mask-making, photography, glasswork, woodwork and upcycling.  For some members of…

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BALLET VICTORIA Dracula

November 10 @ 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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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 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 of these women explores who…

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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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The Exterminating Angel/Thomas Adès (LIVE streamed)

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new…

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21 WAYS TO MAKE THE WORLD LAST LONGER

November 21 @ 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 Hopeful and heartwarming, five puppeteers expertly maneuver 30 puppets and 10 characters. Tantalizing the audience's imagination, the puppets interact through stories, memories, songs, and conversations enchanting the viewer to reimagine a better world. Created by Cathy Stubington & James Fagan Tait. All ages welcome.       

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SSI Film Fest: 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDm2-4e69H0

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EARLY SPIRIT

November 29 @ 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

Youth Enrichment – The Art and Techniques of Robert Bateman

December 8 - December 10
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 and is facilitated by a professional artist. Tracy Harrison, The Art and Techniques of Robert Bateman Students age 5 to 13 will explore Robert Bateman's sketching and painting styles, his focus on nature and use models similar to his for their own paintings and sculptures. Please join us in…

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Salt Spring Singers present Yuletide Fir

December 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Adults $20, Under 14's $5

Some of the most beautiful music ever composed proclaims Christmas and the Solstice. Join us to celebrate the Winter season with sacred pieces by Bach, Barber, Britten, and Handel, traditional arrangements by Willcocks, Rutter, Davies, and a wonderful new Suite composed by Tate with lyrics written by Emily Carr.

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