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ArtSpring – Gallery

100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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October 2013

International Tournament of Aquatic Skipping Stones Exhibition: Opening Night

October 1, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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International Tournament of Aquatic Skipping Stones Exhibition

October 2, 2013 @ 10:00 am - October 9, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Timothy Brook Book Launch

October 6, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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free

ArtSpring and the Salt Spring Forum are proud to host the launch of Mr. Selden's Map of China by author Timothy Brook. The book is a fascinating work of history, biography, cartography, and literary mystery. It unlocks the secrets behind a recently discovered map of China like no other of its time. Timothy Brook is a professor of history at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of many books, including Vermeer's Hat, winner of the Mark Lynton Prize for…

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Greg Klassen Exhibit: Opening Reception

October 16, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join Greg Klassen for the opening reception of his exhibit Mu (Liminal Spaces). The project is one of three where he worked with his favourite model, his youngest child Morgan. "Mu" relates to that intangible space 'between', between here and there, between you and me, between the inner and outer 'me'. To read more about the exhibit, visit the following webpage.  

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Greg Klassen Exhibit: Mu (Liminal Spaces)

October 17, 2013 @ 9:00 am - October 22, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Greg Klassen's exhibit Mu (Liminal Spaces) is one of three projects where he worked with his favourite model, his youngest child Morgan. "Mu" relates to that intangible space 'between', between here and there, between you and me, between the inner and outer 'me'. Here is what Greg writes about the exhibit: Like the rest of us, our children face profound issues regarding our sense of identity. Unlike most of us (adults), children have an incredible knack for exploring those issues…

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Pieces of Her Story: Opening Reception

October 24, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join the Centre for Loving Inquiry for the opening reception to Pieces of Her Story, an inspiring, multi-media art show that celebrates the year-long journey of five Salt Spring women through the Gates of Loving Inquiry. For a description of the exhibit, visit the following webpage.

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Pieces of Her Story: A Multi-Media Art Show

October 25, 2013 @ 10:00 am - October 29, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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The Centre for Loving Inquiry presents Pieces of Her Story, an inspiring, multi-media art show that celebrates the year-long journey of five Salt Spring women— Sam Barlow, Johanna Murray, Premilla Pillay, Ahava Shira, and Charlene Wolff—through the Gates of Loving Inquiry. Through photography, video, collage, writing, music and illuminated journalling, each woman shares stories, both personal and fictional, that relate to what she has learned along the way. Interactive pieces invite visitors to participate in the show and to explore fragments of their own…

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November 2013

Annabel Lyon Reading

November 2, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Theatre Alive presents author Annabel Lyon for a literary reading. Lyon's first novel, The Golden Mean, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award, the Ethel Wilson Prize, and the Commonwealth Prize. Winner of the Rogers Writers' Trust Prize, The Golden Mean has been translated into fourteen languages and became a #1 bestseller in Canada. Among Lyon's other work is Oxygen, a short story collection nominated for the Danuta Gleed Award and The Best Thing for You, a…

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Beginner Weaving Workshop

November 16, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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135

The Weavers and Spinners Guild is offering a four-day Beginner Weaving Workshop in the gallery on two consecutive weekends: November 16 and 17, and November 23 and 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $135.00 for all four days and includes membership to the Guild. Looms and yarn will be provided. Students will learn how to plan a project, wind a warp, dress the loom and will practise the techniques of weaving. Maximum of eight students. To register, call Victoria Olchowecki…

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Beginner Weaving Workshop

November 17, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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135

The Weavers and Spinners Guild is offering a four-day Beginner Weaving Workshop in the gallery on two consecutive weekends: November 16 and 17, and November 23 and 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $135.00 for all four days and includes membership to the Guild. Looms and yarn will be provided. Students will learn how to plan a project, wind a warp, dress the loom and will practise the techniques of weaving. Maximum of eight students. To register, call Victoria Olchowecki…

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ARTSPRING AGM

November 17, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join us for the Annual General Meeting of the Island Arts Centre Society (more commonly known as ArtSpring).  Hear a synopsis of ArtSpring’s activities over the last 12 months, ask questions from the Board of Directors, and, if you're an ArtSpring member, cast a vote.

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Beginner Weaving Workshop

November 23, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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135

The Weavers and Spinners Guild is offering a four-day Beginner Weaving Workshop in the gallery on two consecutive weekends: November 16 and 17, and November 23 and 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $135.00 for all four days and includes membership to the Guild. Looms and yarn will be provided. Students will learn how to plan a project, wind a warp, dress the loom and will practise the techniques of weaving. Maximum of eight students. To register, call Victoria Olchowecki…

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Beginner Weaving Workshop

November 24, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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135

The Weavers and Spinners Guild is offering a four-day Beginner Weaving Workshop in the gallery on two consecutive weekends: November 16 and 17, and November 23 and 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $135.00 for all four days and includes membership to the Guild. Looms and yarn will be provided. Students will learn how to plan a project, wind a warp, dress the loom and will practise the techniques of weaving. Maximum of eight students. To register,…

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December 2013

Salt Spring Forum Annual General Meeting

December 17, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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The Salt Spring Forum’s 2013 Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the ArtSpring gallery. At the AGM, the Forum's activities and finances for the past year will be reviewed and plans for 2014 will be outlined. In addition, Stewart Webb, the Forum's Research Associate since 2011, will make a short presentation and take questions on his research work on Canadian military procurement. Stewart has co-authored a series of influential reports on military procurement as…

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January 2014

GISS Student Art Exhibit

January 17, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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GISS visual art students exhibit their work in the ArtSpring gallery for two days. The students have been researching their favourite movements in modern and post modern art. The paintings in this year’s show were either inspired by the movement or were an interpretation of a particular piece of work from the movement. Viewers will see principles of Cubism, Fauvism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism and much more synthesized in the work of these young artists. *Please note, the…

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GISS Student Art Exhibit

January 20, 2014 @ 9:00 am - January 24, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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GISS visual art students exhibit their work in the ArtSpring gallery for two days. The students have been researching their favourite movements in modern and post modern art. The paintings in this year's show were either inspired by the movement or were an interpretation of a particular piece of work from the movement. Viewers will see principles of Cubism, Fauvism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism and much more synthesized in the work of these young artists. *Please note, the…

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February 2014

Island Pathways: 25th Anniversary Party & AGM

February 2, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Everyone is invited to Island Pathways’ quarter century celebration of working on Salt Spring on behalf of pedestrians, cyclists, and users of motorized scooters everywhere, to make their travels as safe and pleasant as possible. The main features of the event include a short, historical retrospective, full of photos, of Island Pathways' twenty-five years in business. A talk about News From the World of Cycling by John Rowlandson will also take place. These talks will be combined with Island Pathways'…

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Mary Fox Pottery Workshop

February 15, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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$80

Explore your creative process and develop your style with Mary Fox. In this exciting workshop, Mary will discuss how she became the potter she is today. She will also do some demonstrations of throwing and hand-building, and answer questions. She will explore how a personal style is developed as well as the creative process. Participants are encouraged to bring pieces they are having trouble for a critique. Please note this workshop will not be hands on. Mary Fox is a…

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March 2014

Introduction to Pleated Nuno Felt Fabrics

March 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until March 9, 2014

ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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$290 plus GST plus materials

Join Ulrieke Benner's innovative workshop to create uniquely pleated and sculptured accessories. Learn how to sculpt your nuno felted fabrics by using both hand pleating and resist stitching techniques to manipulate areas of silk and wool fabrics. Explore the rich textural qualities that are possible with pleating through sampling of a variety of techniques and processes. Be casual or exact then use these skills for your personal artistic expression. A neckpiece, collar, boa, infinity scarf, wrap, or immerse yourself into yardage for clothing. This is a subject-focused workshop…

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Introduction to Pleated Nuno Felt Fabrics

March 9, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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$290 plus GST plus materials

Join Ulrieke Benner's innovative workshop to create uniquely pleated and sculptured accessories. Learn how to sculpt your nuno felted fabrics by using both hand pleating and resist stitching techniques to manipulate areas of silk and wool fabrics. Explore the rich textural qualities that are possible with pleating through sampling of a variety of techniques and processes. Be casual or exact then use these skills for your personal artistic expression. A neckpiece, collar, boa, infinity scarf, wrap, or immerse yourself into yardage for clothing. This is a subject-focused workshop…

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20/20 Vision Exhibit

March 16, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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20/20 Vision is an exhibition of visual art to celebrate ArtSpring's 15th anniversary. This juried exhibition of two- and three-dimensional art focuses on the theme: Connect/Disconnect. A total of 113 works by Salt Spring artists were submitted, from which the jury selected 49 for the exhibition. Each two-dimensional work had to be 20"x 20", and each three-dimensional piece needed to fit into a 20"x 20"x 20" space. Join us to celebrate ArtSpring and the wonderful talent on Salt Spring. The…

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20/20 Vision Opening Reception

March 16, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join us for the opening reception of our 20/20 Vision exhibition - a visual art exhibit to celebrate ArtSpring’s 15th anniversary. This juried show of two- and three-dimensional art focuses on the theme: Connect/Disconnect. A total of 113 works by Salt Spring artists were submitted, from which the jury selected 49 for the exhibition. Each two-dimensional work had to be 20"x 20", and each three-dimensional piece needed to fit into a 20"x 20"x 20" space.

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20/20 Vision Exhibit

March 22, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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20/20 Vision is an exhibition of visual art to celebrate ArtSpring's 15th anniversary. This juried exhibition of two- and three-dimensional art focuses on the theme: Connect/Disconnect. A total of 113 works by Salt Spring artists were submitted, from which the jury selected 49 for the exhibition. Each two-dimensional work had to be 20"x 20", and each three-dimensional piece needed to fit into a 20"x 20"x 20" space. Join us to celebrate ArtSpring and the wonderful talent on Salt Spring. The…

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20/20 Vision Exhibit

March 23, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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20/20 Vision is an exhibition of visual art to celebrate ArtSpring's 15th anniversary. This juried exhibition of two- and three-dimensional art focuses on the theme: Connect/Disconnect. A total of 113 works by Salt Spring artists were submitted, from which the jury selected 49 for the exhibition. Each two-dimensional work had to be 20"x 20", and each three-dimensional piece needed to fit into a 20"x 20"x 20" space. Join us to celebrate ArtSpring and the wonderful talent on Salt Spring. The…

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20/20 Vision Exhibit

March 29, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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20/20 Vision is an exhibition of visual art to celebrate ArtSpring's 15th anniversary. This juried exhibition of two- and three-dimensional art focuses on the theme: Connect/Disconnect. A total of 113 works by Salt Spring artists were submitted, from which the jury selected 49 for the exhibition. Each two-dimensional work had to be 20"x 20", and each three-dimensional piece needed to fit into a 20"x 20"x 20" space. Join us to celebrate ArtSpring and the wonderful talent on Salt Spring. The…

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20/20 Vision Exhibit

March 30, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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20/20 Vision is an exhibition of visual art to celebrate ArtSpring's 15th anniversary. This juried exhibition of two- and three-dimensional art focuses on the theme: Connect/Disconnect. A total of 113 works by Salt Spring artists were submitted, from which the jury selected 49 for the exhibition. Each two-dimensional work had to be 20"x 20", and each three-dimensional piece needed to fit into a 20"x 20"x 20" space. Join us to celebrate ArtSpring and the wonderful talent on Salt Spring. The…

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April 2014

Annabel Lyon Reading

April 5, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Empty Places – Open Spaces Exhibit

April 18, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Empty Places - Open Spaces is a group exhibition that explores various artists’ personal reactions to the death of someone special in their lives. The artists' pieces are as likely to show anger, confusion, or even happiness at starting a new life, as they are to show the expected emotions of sadness and depression. The show is open from Friday, April 18 to Monday, April 28 with the exception of Wednesday, April 23. The Opening Reception will take place on Friday, April…

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Empty Places – Open Spaces: Opening Reception

April 18, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Attend the opening reception of the Empty Places - Open Spaces art exhibition. This is a group exhibition that explores various artists’ personal reactions to the death of someone special in their lives. The artists' pieces are as likely to show anger, confusion, or even happiness at starting a new life, as they are to show the expected emotions of sadness and depression. The show is open from Friday, April 18 to Monday, April 28 with the exception of Wednesday, April…

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Empty Places – Open Spaces Exhibit

April 24, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Empty Places - Open Spaces is a group exhibition that explores various artists’ personal reactions to the death of someone special in their lives. The artists' pieces are as likely to show anger, confusion, or even happiness at starting a new life, as they are to show the expected emotions of sadness and depression. The show is open from Friday, April 18 to Monday, April 28 with the exception of Wednesday, April 23. The Opening Reception will take place on…

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May 2014

SSI Local Trust Committee Community Information Meeting

May 8, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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The Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee (LTC) is hosting a public meeting about next steps in implementing the provincial Riparian Areas Regulation. Come acquire a comprehensive understanding of the regulations and how the regulations may affect future land use plans. Engage in discussion with community members to prioritize and balance implementation options. Share your views with your locally elected officials before a bylaw is drafted

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Emily Carr, Georgia O’Keefe & Frida Kahlo Kid Size Exhibit

May 11, 2014 @ 10:00 am - May 14, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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ArtSpring presents another art enrichment program for children with multimedia artist Tracy Harrison. Three powerful female artists are the subject of this year's program. In the studio, the participants will begin with an award-winning video called Bone, Wind, Fire by Jill Sharpe, which examines the artists through their own words and visual environments. The students will then create images inspired by all three artists in the first two weeks of May. Their final work will be on display in the…

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Kid Size Exhibit Opening Reception & Film Screening

May 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join us for the opening of the Emily Carr, Georgia O’Keefe & Frida Kahlo Kid Size Exhibit and for a public film screening of BONE WIND FIRE, by Jill Sharpe. This film is an intimate and evocative journey into the hearts, minds, and eyes of Georgia O’Keeffe, Emily Carr, and Frida Kahlo. They are three of the twentieth century’s most remarkable artists and the subjects of this year's children's art exhibit. Filmmaker and painter Jill Sharpe will give an artist’s talk on her…

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The Weavers & Spinners Guild Eye for Colour Exhibit and Sale

May 16, 2014 @ 10:00 am - May 19, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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The Salt Spring Island Weavers and Spinners Guild will be having another of their successful Eye for Colour shows. Last year, the guild broadened the format and invited other artisans to partner with guild members to produce collaborative pieces. The guild was very pleased with the results and decided to produce this type of show again. The public is warmly invited to attend this year's show starting Friday, May 16 to Monday, May 19 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.…

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June 2014

George Sipos Retirement Party

June 2, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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After seven and a half years wielding the baton at ArtSpring, Executive and Artistic Director George Sipos is handing over the conductor’s role at the end of June. ArtSpring will celebrate the many contributions George has made to the arts in our community with a reception on Monday, June 2, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the galleries. We hope that his many friends will help us wish George a happy retirement. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Eclectic Visions: Photo Club Exhibit

June 27, 2014 @ 10:00 am - July 9, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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The Salt Spring Photography Club proudly presents ECLECTIC VISIONS (2014), its annual exhibit featuring works by 36 of its 80 plus members plus one sponsored student from the community. As the name suggests anything goes in this interesting and inspirational collection of images. All members are from Salt Spring Island and are a mix of professional and avid amateur photographers, each with far-ranging backgrounds, interests, and a shared love of photography which gives this exhibition its unique flavour. Join the…

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Eclectic Visions: Photo Club Exhibit Opening Reception

June 27, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join the Salt Spring Photography Club for the opening reception of ECLECTIC VISIONS (2014), its annual exhibit. The show features works by 36 of its 80 plus members plus one sponsored student from the community. As the name suggests anything goes in this interesting and inspirational collection of images. All members are from Salt Spring Island and are a mix of professional and avid amateur photographers, each with far-ranging backgrounds, interests, and a shared love of photography which gives this exhibition…

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July 2014

ARTSPRING TREASURE FAIR: Silent Auction

July 17, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join us for our annual ArtSpring Treasure Fair, a three day silent and live auction extravaganza that runs from July 17-19 and helps us raise money for our wonderful arts centre. Come and peruse our silent auction items ranging from furniture and houseware, to jewellery and art, to experiences like massages and trips and so much more! To browse the auction items beforehand, peruse very own charity auction website to see the ever-growing list of items that will be auctioned off this…

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ARTSPRING TREASURE FAIR: Silent Auction

July 19, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join us for our annual ArtSpring Treasure Fair, a three day silent and live auction extravaganza that runs from July 17-19 and helps us raise money for our wonderful arts centre. Come and peruse our silent auction items ranging from furniture and houseware, to jewellery and art, to experiences like massages and trips and so much more! To browse the auction items beforehand, peruse very own charity auction website to see the ever-growing list of items that will be auctioned off this…

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Painters’ Guild Summer Art Show & Sale

July 26, 2014 @ 10:00 am - August 3, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Are you fascinated by the beauty of nature? Then you will love Shades of Summer, the annual Salt Spring Painters' Guild summer art show and sale. There will be a diverse range of acrylic, oil, watercolour, and multi-media pieces, as well as small works of art and cards, priced to fit modest budgets. The high school student recipient of the Painters' Guild annual scholarship will also be highlighted. There will be a memorial display, honouring the late Jack Avison, who mentored…

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Painters’ Guild Summer Art Show & Sale: Opening Reception

July 26, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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The Salt Spring Painters’ Guild hosts an opening reception for its summer art show and sale, Shades of Summer, on Saturday, July 26 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00  p.m. The show will feature a diverse range of acrylic, oil, watercolour, and multi-media pieces, as well as small works of art and cards, priced to fit modest budgets. The high school student recipient of the Painters’ Guild annual scholarship will also be highlighted. There will be a memorial display, honouring the late Jack Avison,…

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August 2014

Greg Klassen Photo Exhibit: Opening Reception

August 4, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join Salt Spring photographer Greg Klassen for an opening reception of his exhibit Distractions: A Photographic Exploration. The show will be open from August 5 to 10th. On weekdays, the show is open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on the weekend it is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be an artist talk on Saturday, August 9 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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Greg Klassen Photo Exhibit: Distractions

August 5, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Salt Spring photographer Greg Klassen presents Distractions: A Photographic Exploration in the ArtSpring gallery. Here is what he says about the exhibit: "A few years ago a CBC  radio interview discussed the concern expressed by several municipalities regarding roadside memorials. They have been identified as “distracting” to drivers, and targeted for removal. Yet, many individuals are adamantly opposed to any removal. One wonders why? Exploring this question, I concentrate on exploring the ‘liminal’ status of such sites and their power to remind…

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Moore Family Art Exhibit

August 9, 2014 @ 10:00 am - August 14, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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The artwork of three generations of the Moore family will be on exhibit at ArtSpring: the traditional landscapes of Joseph George (J.G.) Moore, the films and mixed media of Lorne Moore and the paintings of Mary-Anne Moore. J.G. Moore (1914-1980) was a sign painter, woodworker by trade, and float maker for the Pacific National Exhibition. He also painted traditional landscapes of B.C. He taught his son Lorne and grand-daughter Mary-Anne how to paint and do precise lettering by hand. Lorne Moore's work…

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Greg Klassen Photo Exhibit: Distractions

August 9, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Salt Spring photographer Greg Klassenpresents Distractions: A Photographic Exploration in the ArtSpring gallery. Here is what he says about the exhibit: “A few years ago a CBC  radio interview discussed the concern expressed by several municipalities regarding roadside memorials. They have been identified as “distracting” to drivers, and targeted for removal. Yet, many individuals are adamantly opposed to any removal. One wonders why? Exploring this question, I concentrate on exploring the ‘liminal’ status of such sites and their power to remind us of…

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Moore Family Exhibit: Opening Reception

August 9, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join the Moore family for the opening reception of their art exhibit. Artwork from three generations of the Moore family will be on display at ArtSpring from August 9 to 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. From the traditional landscapes of J.G. Moore (1914-1980) to the films and mixed media of Lorne Moore and the paintings of Mary-Anne Moore, diversity continues through the family line. Join the Moores at this opening reception and come see the art that continues through generations!  

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Greg Klassen Photo Exhibit: Distractions

August 10, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Salt Spring photographer Greg Klassenpresents Distractions: A Photographic Exploration in the ArtSpring gallery. Here is what he says about the exhibit: “A few years ago a CBC  radio interview discussed the concern expressed by several municipalities regarding roadside memorials. They have been identified as “distracting” to drivers, and targeted for removal. Yet, many individuals are adamantly opposed to any removal. One wonders why? Exploring this question, I concentrate on exploring the ‘liminal’ status of such sites and their power to remind us of…

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Coastal Reflections Exhibit: Paintings & Drawings

August 16, 2014 @ 10:00 am - August 21, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Gulf Island artist Leigh-Anne Maxwell exhibits her West coast-inspired paintings and drawings at ArtSpring on August 16-21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Coastal Reflections is an exhibit that Salt Springers will want to see as it captures the beauty of our everyday surroundings through art. In her own words, Leigh-Anne says: I love living in the Gulf Islands. It's just a short ferry ride from the buzz of the mainland but feels like a different country. As a painter…

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Coastal Reflections Exhibit Opening Reception

August 16, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join Gulf Island artist Leigh-Anne Maxwell for the opening reception of her Coastal Reflections exhibit. The show features West coast-inspired paintings and drawings by Leigh-Anne and is an exhibit Salt Springers and visitors alike will love. In her own words, Leigh-Anne says: I love living in the Gulf Islands. It's just a short ferry ride from the buzz of the mainland but feels like a different country. As a painter I want to express that I feel like a bit player…

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Photo-synthesis Exhibit Opening Reception

August 22, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join Photosynthesis for the opening reception of their fourteenth exhibit. Each year, the nineteen group members invite three to four new photographers and one student photographer to present their work in the show. The work is non-thematic, allowing each vision to remain unique. There are no collaborations, which makes hanging the show a test of visual scoring. The only prerequisite is that the work be new. It is always fascinating to see the wide range of visual expression that one year…

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Photo-synthesis Exhibit

August 23, 2014 @ 10:00 am - September 9, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Photo by Larry Melious This year marks the 14th presentation of Photosynthesis, a group show of work by 23 local photographers. The group was formed in 1995, and has since become an island tradition. The annual summer exhibit has taken place at Artspring since 2001. Photosynthesis is made up of 25 permanent members who also invite 3- 4 guest photographers, and one student photographer to join the show each year. The search for light and image creates an endless palette of…

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September 2014

Up Close & Personal: Bob Rogers & Wendy Rosier Photo Exhibit

September 12, 2014 @ 10:00 am - September 21, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Up Close and Personal aptly describes the photographs of Bob Rogers and Wendy A. Rosier – many of which are close up and all are personal. Their subject matter ranges from Rosier’s Qi Series of macro/close up florals through to Rogers’ explorations of just about everything else. Both became serious about their photography in the mid ‘70’s and share similar philosophies as to why they choose photography as an artistic medium. They met in 2003 at ArtSpring when Rosier was on…

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October 2014

Salt Spring Weavers and Spinners Guild Exhibit and Sale

October 11, 2014 @ 10:00 am - October 13, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Members of Salt Spring lsland Weavers and Spinners Guild showcase their best work in their annual exhibition and sale to be held over Thanksgiving weekend. This event is a great place to find that special gift, handmade on Salt Spring. The sale offers a full range of items for the household (those fabulous hand woven tea towels, blankets, rugs etc); knit and woven clothing such as sweaters, hats, scarves, shawls, mitts; also yarns and handmade and processed spinning, knitting and…

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THE MUTED NOTE

October 19, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Adults: $15; Youth: $5

Composer and trombonist Scott Thomson has written a suite of songs based on the poems of P.K. Page. Toronto dancer, choreographer and singer Susanna Hood performs them in the intimate space of ArtSpring’s gallery. This is the epitome of a chamber work – dance, poetry and music performed for a maximum audience of 60. Thoughtful exploration of movement, voice and words unlike the more customary spectacle of dance on the main stage. See this show separately, or get a free ticket…

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November 2014

Don McKay Poetry Reading

November 5, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Free Admission

Join us for a poetry reading with Don McKay, one of Canada’s finest poets. Don’s newest book, Angular Unconformity, is a collection of previously published poetry as well as a handful of new poems and a whimsical, meditative afterword by the author. The evening will open with a reading by two Salt Spring poets, Chris Smart and George Sipos. Over a span of more than forty years, Don McKay has been writing and publishing poetry and essays. Don has won several…

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Pieces of Her Story: A Festival of Women’s Voices

November 7, 2014 @ 10:00 am - November 19, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Pieces of Her Story is an inspiring exhibit of literary, textile, storytelling and mixed media art works by a group of Salt Spring women who have been guided for the past year by creative mentor Ahava Shira, founder of the Centre for Loving Inquiry. Join us for three exciting events: Art show from November 7 to 19 in the Gallery 10-5pm daily.  Friday, November 7, 5-7pm: Opening Reception in the gallery. Meet the artists of A Year to Love ™ and hear…

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Pieces of Her Story Exhibit: Opening Reception

November 7, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Attend the opening reception for Pieces of Her Story, an inspiring showcase of multimedia art works by a group of Salt Spring women who have been guided over the past year by creative mentor Ahava Shira, founder of the Centre for Loving Inquiry. This exhibit is a part of A Festival of Women's Voices. Whether exploring their relationships to themselves and their artforms, understanding the experiences that have shaped their lives or contemplating the future of the country they serve, the artists…

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Pieces of Her Story: Book Launch

November 15, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Free

Join Ahava Shira and co-authors Wendy Judith Cutler and Lynda Monk for the launch of their highly anticipated new book Writing Alone Together: Journalling in a Circle of Women for Creativity, Compassion and Connection. You are invited to experience journal writing as a communal practice for creativity, compassion and connection. Part memoir, part writing practice, part inspiration, Writing Alone Together is a multi-voiced creation of three passionate and committed journal writers. The book reveals the depth and complexity that emerges…

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SSI’s First Annual Elf & Fairy Faire and Roger Brunt’s Elf Book Launch – FREE ADMISSION

November 22, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Attend Salt Spring Island's First Annual Elf and Fairy Faire and join Roger Brunt as he launches his newest children's Elf Book. Stay a minute, Stay an hour. Enjoy a Treat. Test Your Elfy Power. Elf Treats to curl your toes and knock your socks off. See the largest Elf Treasure Box in the Elfy World. See the largest collection of Fairy Doors in Fairydom. Find the card(s) you left at Treehouse Treasure Box and win a prize. See all the…

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Salt Spring Forum Annual General Meeting

November 27, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Members of the Salt Spring Forum are warmly encouraged to attend the organization's Annual General Meeting. At the AGM, the last year’s activities and finances will be reviewed. The Forum will also share its plans for the coming year and seek input from members.

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ArtSpring Annual General Meeting

November 28, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join us for the Annual General Meeting of the Island Arts Centre Society - also known as ArtSpring.  Hear a synopsis of ArtSpring’s activities over the last 12 months, ask questions from the Board of Directors, and, if you're an ArtSpring member, cast a vote.

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December 2014

The Cannabis Seminar

December 3, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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$15 Cash Only at Door

An educational seminar on cannabis will be held in the ArtSpring gallery featuring guest speaker Dr. Paul Hornby who has been in cannabis research for 15 + years. Dr. Hornby is one of the most knowledgable people in all of Canada on this topic and has lectured around the world educating his peers and others about this amazing plant. The two main topics the seminar will cover is what cannabis has to offer us not only medicinally, but also nutritionally.…

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CFUW Lunch & Auction

December 6, 2014 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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$30

The Canadian Federation of University Women, which brings together women who wish to be involved in their community and to help women abroad, is holding a Christmas lunch on Saturday, December 6th in the ArtSpring gallery. This exciting event features a silent auction as well as a LIVE auction, with wonderful items for sale and the irrepressible Arthur Black to encourage you to bid! Come for lunch and get involved in the fun! Call Ruth Bursthaler at 250-537-1742 for tickets.

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January 2015

Children’s Weaving Course

January 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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$60 for the course

The Weavers’ Guild offers classes for children ages eight and up beginning on January 16th. During the six classes, students will learn the basic language of weaving, weaving tools and loom dressing in this hands-on course. Colourful yarns and looms will be provided. Each participant will come away with two finished items. The six sessions will be held in the ArtSpring gallery on Friday’s from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There is a maximum of eight students and the cost is…

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BRICK BOOKS: Poetry Reading

January 18, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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free

Karen Enns and Ann Scowcroft 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of Brick Books as Canada’s most important poetry publisher. To join in the celebrations, ArtSpring hosts two of Brick’s most recent poets for a special reading from their work on Sunday, January 18 at 4:00pm. Karen Enns lives in Victoria where for many years she was a concert pianist. Her first collection of poems, That Other Beauty, was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award in 2010 for the best first book of…

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February 2015

Potters Guild 2015 Workshop

February 14, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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$80 cheque or cash. Contact Roger to register at 537-5342

Join the Salt Spring Potters Guild for a two-day workshop with delightful guest artist Brendan Tang. Tang has lectured at conferences and academic institutions across the country, and his professional ceramic practice has also taken him to India, Trinidad and Japan. He lives and works in British Columbia. Tang’s work has been showcased at galleries and in print and online media. He has been exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (as a Sobey Finalist 2010), and Art…

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Nuno Felting Workshop with Ulrieke Benner

February 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join Ulrieke Benner for a winter nuno felting workshop that will get you ready for the cool days on the coast. Workshop participants will experiment with loops and create personal neckwear, and will let their imaginations soar. Using a variety of fabrics from cotton to silk to 'heavy' metal, participants will discover that the possibilities for nuno felt are endless. The felt can be sandwiched, fringed, spiked, encased, or embellished with natural wool locks. Join the fun and discover your unique designs, colour combinations, and preferred techniques! Participants will enjoy…

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Nuno Felting Workshop with Ulrieke Benner

February 22, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join Ulrieke Benner for a winter nuno felting workshop that will get you ready for the cool days on the coast. Workshop participants will experiment with loops and create personal neckwear, and will let their imaginations soar. Using a variety of fabrics from cotton to silk to 'heavy' metal, participants will discover that the possibilities for nuno felt are endless. The felt can be sandwiched, fringed, spiked, encased, or embellished with natural wool locks. Join the fun and discover your unique designs, colour combinations, and preferred techniques! Participants will enjoy…

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Nuno Felting Workshop with Ulrieke Benner

February 23, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join Ulrieke Benner for a winter nuno felting workshop that will get you ready for the cool days on the coast. Workshop participants will experiment with loops and create personal neckwear, and will let their imaginations soar. Using a variety of fabrics from cotton to silk to 'heavy' metal, participants will discover that the possibilities for nuno felt are endless. The felt can be sandwiched, fringed, spiked, encased, or embellished with natural wool locks. Join the fun and discover your unique designs, colour combinations, and preferred techniques! Participants will enjoy…

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March 2015

Death Cafe

March 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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free (refreshments and treats by donation)

The previous Death Cafes at ArtSpring have been so successful that we knew we had to offer another. Join Salt Spring Hospice facilitators for an open, honest and genuine conversation about death while enjoying tea, coffee and goodies. The Death Cafe is part of a global movement to increase awareness of death with a view to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. The event has no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than…

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Here’s Looking at You: Opening Reception

March 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Photo credit: Elehna de Sousa Attend the Here’s Looking at You exhibition's opening reception and enjoy this fine art show. It features work by Salt Spring artists exploring some of the ways (both traditional and unusual) that the visual arts address the notion of personal identity. From among 75 submissions, a jury of professional curators has selected 25 for the exhibition, including paintings, photographs, sculpture, and even fiber arts and ceramics. Exhibition viewers will be invited to select their favourite work and comment…

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Here’s Looking at You: Art Exhibit

March 15, 2015 @ 10:00 am - March 29, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Photo credit: Elehna de Sousa Here's Looking at You is an exhibition of work by Salt Spring artists exploring some of the ways (both traditional and unusual) that the visual arts address the notion of personal identity. From among 75 submissions, a jury of professional curators has selected 25 for the exhibition, including paintings, photographs, sculpture, and even fiber arts and ceramics. Exhibition viewers will be invited to select their favourite work and comment on the reasons for their choice.…

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April 2015

Night Artists: Gallery Exhibition

April 13, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Hawaii - Maui Fern #1 by Sam Lightman Night Artists, an exhibit by members of the Salt Spring Arts Council, is currently on display in the ArtSpring gallery on the following dates and during the following times: Monday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ArtSpring is grateful to…

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Night Artists: Gallery Exhibition

April 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Hawaii - Maui Fern #1 by Sam Lightman Night Artists, an exhibit by members of the Salt Spring Arts Council, is currently on display in the ArtSpring gallery on the following dates and during the following times: Monday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ArtSpring is grateful to…

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Texture in Felt: Workshop with Ulrieke Benner

April 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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During the Texture in Felt workshop with Ulrieke Benner, participants will explore texture in felted scarves, yardage, vests or tunics. They will also have the option of making a beret for a matching outfit. All skill levels are welcome. The workshop runs from April 17 - 19, 2015 (two or three days) with several options for participants: April 17 - 18: $270 plus GST and material fee (Friday, 10am - 5pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm) April 17 - 19: $360 plus GST and…

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Texture in Felt: Workshop with Ulrieke Benner

April 18, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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During the Texture in Felt workshop with Ulrieke Benner, participants will explore texture in felted scarves, yardage, vests or tunics. They will also have the option of making a beret for a matching outfit. All skill levels are welcome. The workshop runs from April 17 – 19, 2015 (two or three days) with several options for participants: April 17 – 18: $270 plus GST and material fee (Friday, 10am – 5pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm) April 17 – 19: $360 plus GST and…

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Texture in Felt: Workshop with Ulrieke Benner

April 19, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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During the Texture in Felt workshop with Ulrieke Benner, participants will explore texture in felted scarves, yardage, vests or tunics. They will also have the option of making a beret for a matching outfit. All skill levels are welcome. The workshop runs from April 17 – 19, 2015 (two or three days) with several options for participants: April 17 – 18: $270 plus GST and material fee (Friday, 10am – 5pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm) April 17 – 19: $360 plus GST and…

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Night Artists: Gallery Exhibition

April 23, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Hawaii - Maui Fern #1 by Sam Lightman Night Artists, an exhibit by members of the Salt Spring Arts Council, is currently on display in the ArtSpring gallery on the following dates and during the following times: Monday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ArtSpring is grateful to…

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Tamar Griggs Photo Exhibit: Opening Reception

April 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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No cost, but donations gladly received at the door.

Join photographer Tamar Griggs for the opening reception of her exhibit – Faces of Salt Spring: A Celebration of Community. For over twenty years Tamar Griggs has been photographing her Salt Spring community, passionately drawn to the people, events and changes here. Through her camera, she documents the fleeting moments in our lives and ultimately records history. Over 300 islanders are in this exhibit and there is also a collection of stories by islanders, so viewers can get a glimmer of the…

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Tamar Griggs Photo Exhibit: Faces of Salt Spring

April 27, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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No cost, but donations gladly received at the door

Photos by Tamar Griggs For over twenty years Tamar Griggs has been photographing her Salt Spring community, passionately drawn to the people, events and changes here. Through her camera, she documents the fleeting moments in our lives and ultimately records history. Over 400 islanders are in Faces of Salt Spring: A Celebration of Community, and there is also a collection of stories by islanders, so viewers can get a glimmer of the people behind the images.   Come and see the Faces of…

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June 2015

Centre School Gala & Auction 2015

June 5, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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$50 - Available at SS Books, Mistaken Identity, Auntie Pesto’s, Stuff n’ Nonsense and the Centre School. Tickets include full menu served cocktail-style and one complimentary drink.

Put on your party clothes and your dancing shoes, leave the kids at home, and come out for a night of celebration in support of the Salt Spring Centre School. Local chefs will bring you an amazingly delicious 4-course menu of small bites. Sample a selection of fine regional wines and decadent desserts then dance the night away with José Sanchez, who is tuning up to bring his Cuban Party to ArtSpring. Step into the fun photo booth, enter specialty…

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Two Lads & a Lady: Photographic Images from Here & There

June 24, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Gold Dust by Tom Gilligan Curt Firestone, Tom Gilligan, and Margaret Ann Argiro team up to premier high quality photo art inspired by places and people from Mexico to India, from the Gulf Islands to the Pacific Ocean. The two lads (Curt and Tom) rely heavily on composition and texture in their colorful, artistic expressions of abstracts and landscapes, as well as emotions to bring meaningful definition to faces and spaces. The lady (Margaret Ann) evokes a sense of atmosphere…

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Two Lads & a Lady: Photographic Images from Here & There

June 25, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until June 30, 2015

ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Gold Dust by Tom Gilligan Curt Firestone, Tom Gilligan, and Margaret Ann Argiro team up to premier high quality photo art inspired by places and people from Mexico to India, from the Gulf Islands to the Pacific Ocean. The two lads (Curt and Tom) rely heavily on composition and texture in their colorful, artistic expressions of abstracts and landscapes, as well as emotions to bring meaningful definition to faces and spaces. The lady (Margaret Ann) evokes a sense of atmosphere…

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Special Reception: Two Lads & a Lady

June 28, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join Curt Firestone, Tom Gilligan, and Margaret Ann Argiro for a special reception with coffees and pastries to celebrate their photo exhibit: Two Lads & a Lady – Photographic Images from Here & There. Their high quality photo art is inspired by places and people from Mexico to India, from the Gulf Islands to the Pacific Ocean. Curt and Margaret Ann are avid travelers, yet reside on Salt Spring Island. Tom, formerly of Salt Spring, brings his work from Gabriola. All three artists have…

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July 2015

Pop-up Art Sale

July 3, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Gulf of Georgia Cannery Watercolour by C. Aelbers 2007 Are you looking for a sweet small piece for a child’s room, something special for that blank wall or a feature work for your living room? We may have just what you are looking for at the ArtSpring Pop-up Art Sale in the lobby and gallery.

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Painters’ Guild Summer Show & Sale

July 25, 2015 @ 10:00 am - August 6, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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The Salt Spring Painters’ Guild presents its annual summer show and sale in the ArtSpring gallery. Enjoy new work by talented local painters. Join the Painters' Guild for its opening reception on Saturday, July 25th from 2-4 pm.

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Opening Reception: Salt Spring Painters Guild Exhibit

July 25, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join the Salt Spring Painters Guild for the opening reception of its annual summer show and sale in the ArtSpring gallery. Come and celebrate this exhibit of new work by talented local painters. The exhibit is open daily from July 25th to August 6th from 10-4 pm.

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August 2015

ArtSpring Summer Painting Workshop

August 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am - August 14, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Cost $250 + GST per person (limit of 10 registrants)

Lassoed – Rufous Hummingbird (immature) by W. Allan Hancock, acrylic, 12 x 16 inches, 2015 Join award-winning wildlife artist W. Allan Hancock as he shares his creative process in a week-long artist workshop. Beginning with an inspiring trek on a local trail, this five-day acrylic workshop will offer many insights into capturing the beauty of nature in art. Don’t miss this rare opportunity. Learn board preparation and gessoing techniques. Practice composition sketching, drawing and roughing in painting, then paint alongside…

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Photosynthesis Exhibit: Opening Reception

August 26, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Photo by Pierre Mineau Join Photosynthesis for the opening reception of its annual exhibit at ArtSpring. Photosynthesis is a group of accomplished Salt Spring photographers created in 1995. Its annual exhibit at Artspring has become an island tradition. This year is a milestone as it marks the 15th edition. The show includes works by fourteen of the permanent members as well as four guest photographers and one student from the Gulf Islands Secondary School’s photography program. The exhibit runs until…

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Photosynthesis 15th Annual Exhibit

August 27, 2015 @ 10:00 am - September 8, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Photo by Pierre Mineau Photosynthesis is a group of accomplished Salt Spring photographers created in 1995. Its annual exhibit at Artspring has become an island tradition. This year is a milestone as it marks the 15th edition. The show includes works by fourteen of the permanent members as well as four guest photographers and one student from the Gulf Islands Secondary School's photography program. The exhibit runs until September 8th with members available daily from 10:00 - 5:00 p.m. to…

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September 2015

SSI Painters Guild Registration Day

September 9, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Register and become a member of the Salt Spring Island Painters Guild today at Artspring. New members are always welcome! Visit www.ssipaintersguild.wordpress.com to see the entire fall 2015 program.

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Trans-formation – Trans Celebration

September 10, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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$15 Adult; $5 Student

As part of Salt Spring Pride, attend this community forum that explores and celebrates transgender life from the point of view of trans women, trans men, and non-binary folks. The event will be moderated by "Captain" Liam Snowden, with panellists Ivan Coyote, Chelsea Wendt, Rex Shaak and Karen New. The event takes place in the Artspring gallery. Doors open at 7:00pm and the event begins at 7:30pm.  Please note, there will be a cash wine bar and Ivan Coyote will have books on…

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SSI Painters Guild Art Workshop & Life Drawing

September 16, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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The Salt Spring Island Painters Guild meets weekly on Wednesdays for its art workshop and life drawing session in the ArtSpring galleries. New members are always welcome. Start time 9:30 a.m. See www.ssipaintersguild.wordpress.com for the program details.  

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Seth Berkowitz Photography Exhibit

September 25, 2015 @ 10:00 am - September 29, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Photo by Seth Berkowitz Seth Berkowitz exhibits a solo show of new and old photographs, spanning 15 years of photographic work. The photographs encompass three themes: St Roch II the Arctic, Two Yellow Lines, and new panoramic images. This exhibition is for five days only, September 25-29, and is open daily and during evening events at ArtSpring.

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October 2015

Images of Architecture: A Retrospective by SSI Photographer John Fulker

October 2, 2015 @ 10:00 am - October 7, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Photo credit: John Fulker Images of Architecture is a retrospective of 45 years of architectural photography by Salt Spring photographer John Fulker. From 1959 until 2014 John Fulker specialized in photographing architecture for magazines and architects. Assignments took him throughout North America and to the Caribbean, UK and South Africa. Upon retirement, Fulker donated all of his negatives to the West Vancouver Museum Archives where some 20,000 images are being catalogued and filed. In 2012 the museum put on a…

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Brian Brett and Lorna Crozier Book Launch

October 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Join two of Canada's most beloved writers and performers for the launch of their new books.

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Salt Spring Forum AGM

October 29, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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All members of the Salt Spring Forum are warmly encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting. At the AGM, the last year’s activities and finances will be reviewed and plans for the coming year will be shared. New members are always welcome and any memberships purchased at the door ($20 per person) are good for all of 2016. Membership provides many advantages, including reduced ticket prices, advance notice of events, and invitations to member-only salons.

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ArtSpring Youth Art Program Exhibit: Day of the Dead – Opening Reception

October 31, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Every year the ArtSpring Youth Art Enrichment Program, facilitated by local artist Tracy Harrison, invites promising young artists (ages 10 to 14) to enhance their skill set by exploring the work of master painters and sculptors through educational art-making workshops. This year we explore the lives and work of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera while learning about the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) which is traditionally celebrated with Catrinas (skeleton figures), Calaveras (skull art), and ceremony to…

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November 2015

ArtSpring Youth Art Program Exhibit: Day of the Dead – Frida and Diego Style!

November 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Drop in today to see this exciting show and support our aspiring creative youth with your presence and feedback. Every year the ArtSpring Youth Art Enrichment Program, facilitated by local artist Tracy Harrison, invites promising young artists (ages 10 to 14) to enhance their skill set by exploring the work of master painters and sculptors through educational art-making workshops. This year we explore the lives and work of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera while learning about the Dia de los…

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ArtSpring Youth Art Program Exhibit: Day of the Dead – Frida and Diego Style!

November 2, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 2, 2015

ArtSpring – Gallery, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, V8K 2V8 Canada
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Today is the last day to see the work of our creative Salt Spring youth and to show your support for their developing talent.  Every year the ArtSpring Youth Art Enrichment Program, facilitated by local artist Tracy Harrison, invites promising young artists (ages 10 to 14) to enhance their skill set by exploring the work of master painters and sculptors through educational art-making workshops. This year we explore the lives and work of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera while learning about…

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