I am in Need of Music
Special guests ArtSpring Makana Youth Choir

Sunday May 5
2:30pm | bar 1:30pm
$30.00 | $5.00 18 & under

Salt Spring Island – In May, two forces of Canadian classical music come together for a very special concert. Elektra is delighted to collaborate for the first time with soprano Suzie LeBlanc in a program of music about music entitled I am in Need of Music, ranging from Henry Purcell to the world premiere of a work by Vancouver composer and Elektra pianist Stephen Smith. Internationally celebrated for her performances of early music, LeBlanc is a creative and curious musician, delving into a rich diversity of styles, cultures, and words. Expect the unexpected as Elektra and LeBlanc share the stage in this intimate and compelling program.

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ArtSpring Presents Michael Kaeshammer Trio

On March 28, 2019, in ArtSpring Presents, by Jessica Beck

Wednesday May 8
7:30pm | bar 6:30pm
$28.00 | $5.00 18 & under

Salt Spring Island – A spellbinding artist, Kaeshammer’s performances and recordings are intimate and inviting affairs with jazz, boogie-woogie, and blues combined with passion and meticulous detail. Kaeshammer is internationally acclaimed for his talents as a singer, songwriter, pianist, and producer who is unafraid of crossing genre boundaries, and for using his many influences to take the listener along on a memorable journey.

Note: Date change from listed as May 1 to May 8.

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Celebrate the Arts! 2019

On March 26, 2019, in ArtSpring, by Jessica Beck

Participatory Art + Performance
Saturday April 20
10:00am – 4:00pm Participatory Art Exhibition
5:00 – 6:00pm Mash-up Performance
Free

We celebrate any creative endeavour.

We celebrate our artistic community.

Salt Spring Island – ArtSpring is very pleased to announce their 3rd annual Celebrate the Arts: Art Making by the Salt Spring Artist Community, in collaboration with Salt Spring Arts Council’s 2019 Easter Art Tour.

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Garry Thurber Art Auction

On March 25, 2019, in ArtSpring Presents, by Jessica Beck

April 1 – June 4
“The Fish” Soapstone Sculpture

This is a beautiful soapstone sculpture of a fish by Canadian artist Garry Thurber. Thurber was a self-taught artist, sculptor, and writer whose work has been shown in numerous juried shows and galleries worldwide. He lived and worked on Vancouver Island for many years before moving to Salt Spring Island in 1987 where he enjoyed the rural lifestyle, scenery, and availability of materials for his art. Eventually, he returned to Saskatchewan where he continued to sculpt and teach until his death in 2014.

The piece has been valued at $2500
Minimum starting bid: $500
Generously donated by Carla Kamhoot

ArtSpring Lobby Art
The Lobby Art Auction is a series of four fantastic pieces of art created by acclaimed artists sold one piece at a time, throughout the 2018-19 Season at ArtSpring.

October 23 – November 30   “Christmas Night” by LeRoy Jensen
December 3 – February 16   The Oriental Screen
February 18 – April 21  “Salt Spring Anchorage” by George Bates
April 1 – June 4  “The Fish” Soapstone Sculpture; Garry Thurber

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George Bates Art Auction

On March 25, 2019, in ArtSpring Presents, by Jessica Beck

March 1 – April 21
“Salt Spring Anchorage” by George Bates

George W. Bates (1930 – 2009) was born in London, England. He came to North America in 1954, living in Toronto and Los Angeles before settling in Vancouver in 1956. His approach to painting draws from both the realist and impressionist traditions and he is perhaps best known for his expertise in painting marine scenes. “For me, the waterfront of Vancouver and the coastline of the Pacific, offer an infinite variety of subjects and atmosphere enough to challenge any artist.” This piece, titled “Salt Spring Anchorage” is typical of Bates’ work – a simplified version of reality; at once a perfect image of the scene but also an idealized impression of it.

“Salt Spring Anchorage” measures 22″ X 28″.
It has been valued at $3950
Minimum starting bid: $650
Generously donated by Jacquie A. Stevulak

ArtSpring Lobby Art
The Lobby Art Auction is a series of four fantastic pieces of art created by acclaimed artists sold one piece at a time, throughout the 2018-19 Season at ArtSpring.

October 23 – November 30   “Christmas Night” by LeRoy Jensen
December 3 – February 16   The Oriental Screen
February 18 – April 21  “Salt Spring Anchorage” by George Bates
April 1 – June 4  “The Fish” Soapstone Sculpture; Garry Thurber

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ArtSpring Presents New Orford String Quartet

On February 28, 2019, in ArtSpring Presents, by Jessica Beck

Wednesday April 3
7:30pm | bar 6:30pm
$30.00 | $5.00 18 & under

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Salt Spring Island – Juno winning New Orford String Quartet is at the forefront of chamber music. Four musicians with equally stellar pedigrees with the goal of developing a new model for a touring string quartet.  Their concept – to bring four elite orchestral leaders together on a regular basis over many years to perform chamber music at the highest level – has resulted in a quartet that maintains a remarkably fresh perspective while bringing a palpable sense of joy to each performance.

“…nothing short of electrifying…listen and weep.” The Toronto Star

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New Play Development Workshop

On July 24, 2018, in ArtSpring Presents, by Jessica Beck

ArtSpring presents a week of new play development with two events that come together in a free rough cut on Friday, August 3rd at 6:30pm.

EVENT 1  

You Need A Dramaturge

with acclaimed director and dramaturge Pamela Halstead

(Open to anyone wanting to try writing for the stage)

August 1 & 2 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

$40

Do you have an exciting idea but don’t know where to start?  Many writers have an idea for a piece or have started a play that they are stuck on and have questions:

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That was one helluva party!!

On June 29, 2018, in ArtSpring Presents, by Jessica Beck

Marv’s Cabaret Retirement Party… a wonderful community-driven celebration!! Thank you, everyone, for the generous send-off – it was a night we’re sure Marv will remember! A Guest Book is available for the next couple of weeks located in the Box Office to sign.

Photos by Bob Fenske

 

 

 

 

 

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Raffle Winner’s Road Report

On June 20, 2018, in ArtSpring Presents, by Jessica Beck

Edith Stevens was the lucky winner of the 2018 ArtSpring’s Raffle: A Cultural Affair. The prize for two included ($4,760.00 value):
• Airfare from Ganges to downtown Vancouver return
• A suite at the exclusive L’Hermitage – 3 nights
• Tickets to May 31, 2018, Maestro Bramwell Tovey: A Gala Celebration at the Orpheum Theatre
• Curated Tour of the Vancouver Art Gallery
• Tickets to June 2, 2018, Mamma Mia at Arts Club, Stanley Theatre
• A generous $2,000 allowance to cover meals, taxis, and incidentals to ensure you experience the best Vancouver has to offer.
• Assistance with restaurant reservations.

Edith’s Road Report…

There are a few classic moments in one’s life,  you know, the ones you will never forget: perhaps your wedding day, the birth of your first kid, maybe a bucket list holiday to some awesome place like the Grand Canyon or Lake Louise.   Well, this amazing weekend will be right up there for Richard and me, starting with the seaplane ride from Ganges:  such a treat, no ferry line-ups or crowds at the coffee shop. One feels like a celebrity, zipping into the heart of Vancouver in half an hour.

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Daniel Lapp’s Got the Spirit

On June 20, 2018, in ArtSpring Presents, by Jessica Beck

Fiddler, jazz trumpeter, and singer/songwriter, Daniel Lapp performs an unforgettable show featuring the finest fiddlin’ out there. July 20, 7:30 pm | bar 6:30 pm

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