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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Consider yourself invited!

On June 13, 2018, in ArtSpring, by Jessica Beck

Consider yourself invited!

If you are familiar with ArtSpring, you’ll be at this year’s Treasure Fair. If you’ve been meaning to experience the island’s cultural hub, you need to mark these dates in your calendar: July 19, 20, and 21. Do it now. I’ll wait.

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Marv’s Cabaret Retirement Party

On June 5, 2018, in ArtSpring Presents, by Jessica Beck
ArtSpring’s Marvelous Marv
On Wednesday, June 20, a special kind of audience will fill ArtSpring’s theatre as a community cabaret takes the stage to celebrate Marv Coulthard and his many years of dedication to ArtSpring.


Since 1999, Marv has been more than ArtSpring’s Technical Director. With a background as a Sound Tech for CBC, Marv developed a passion for lighting and since has been integral in lighting design for many productions. With a tireless commitment to making productions shine, endless enthusiasm and support for community productions, Marv helped make ArtSpring possible.

Marv’s Cabaret Retirement Party
Special Performances by Salt Spring Artists
June 20, 7:30 pm
Free | RSVP Required (reserved seating)
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Treasure Fair Accepting Donations

On May 23, 2018, in ArtSpring, by Jessica Beck

ArtSpring. For those who know and love it, there’s no need for introductions or reminders of its value. For the uninitiated, the arts and culture soul of Salt Spring Island was officially opened by Robert Bateman in April 1999 and has been provoking creativity and inspiration ever since. The beautiful building boasts a theatre and exhibition rooms that allow everyone from school children to budding and accomplished artists to meet, develop, and showcase their work. This facility hosts roughly 300 events from far and wide each year and approximately 75% of those are community created and presented. You won’t see higher calibre entertainment at a more affordable price anywhere.

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