What’s On – August

In the Gallery


Gary Cherneff

Gary Cherneff: NEW’ORK IMAGE

August 4 – August 10  10:00am to 5:00pm daily

August 11  10:00am to 2:00pm

NEW’ORK IMAGE in clay, wood, paint, nails and digital media.

Gary has exhibited his ceramic work for many years on Salt Spring and as far a field as Japan. This exhibition will focus on his graphic and sculptural directions. Graphic works will include paintings and digital prints with loads of colour.  Relief wall pieces are constructed with diverse materials, presenting juxtapositions bordering on the surreal. Sculptural works in clay, wood and metal have an architectural flavour and are the intimate scale of models or maquettes.

Opening reception August 3rd 5-8pm with refreshments.



4 Play4-Play: Making a Scene

August 5 – August 15  10:00am to 5:00pm daily

Four diverse artists, Gail Sibley, Donna Cochran, Susan Brown and Shirlee Lewis, return to Artspring, August 5-14, in their new exhibition, 4-Play:making a scene.  Each artist will take you on a frisky romp through her creative process, teasing out new takes on traditional materials. The show promises to be racy but not x-rated. Kids are welcome and there is a good old-fashioned parlour game for all ages to enjoy. Opening reception is Friday, August 5, 5-7pm.



Garry Gray

Garry Gray Exhibition

August 13-21  10:00am to 5:00pm daily

Raised on the Sunshine Coast and with an academic background in biology and landscape ecology, Garry Gray now resides on Salt Spring. In his latest showings, Garry reveals the natural world in dazzling works in watercolours and acrylics. His paintings express the subtle seasonal light modes of our natural environments. Mountain, forest, beach, and underwater scenes, walk the viewer throughout the rich natural environments, using vivid colours and crisp lines. Garry invites the general public to view his efforts to calm the unquiet soul.



Photo by Larry MeliousPhotosynthesis

August 23 – September 11  10:00am to 5:00pm daily

The Photosynthesis Photography Show’s 11th year will host an opening reception on Monday, Aug. 22nd from 5 – 7:30 pm. Twenty-five photographers will exhibit their work covering a wide range of subject matter and techniques. This year will feature a day of ‘Talks’ with the artists and at the end of the show, a donated work by Eric Onasick will be raffled off. 





In the Theatre

Please remember to try out our online ticketing at ArtSpring Tickets Online

ArtSpring Presents



Thursday, August 4    8:00pm

TOEAC is an amazing classical accordion duo from Holland. They have won a fistful of European prizes and toured the world with their virtuosic interpretations of both classical composers and new music written for them.
“Strange, Captivating. The Toeac Accordionduo from the Netherlands is refreshing and unusual. Their performance was a musical tour de force and seeing them was an unusual experience that kept one absorbed till the end” – Anna-Retha Bouwer, South Africa



ArtSpring Presents

Mariangela Vacatello

Saturday, August 6   8:00pm

Finalist and winner of the internet Audience Award at the 2009 van Cliburn international Piano Competition, as well as numerous other awards, exciting Italian pianist Mariangela Vacatello presents a mainly Liszt concert. “More than most international pianists of the younger generation, italian Mariangela Vacatello finds and develops an individual voice for each composer.” – Jewish Record SA

ArtSpring Presents

Joe Chindamo


Wednesday, August 10   8:00pm

Award-winning Australian pianist Joe Chindamo joins three of BC’s best jazz musicians – Jodi Proznick on bass, Craig Scott on drums, and saxophonist Phil dwyer – for an evening of great jazz. This is a special concert made possible by MusicFest Vancouver and its Windsor Plywood Spectacular Music BC series.

The musicianship and interplay shine through and more often than not the familiar is transformed.” – Leon Gettler, The Age




Fiddleworks Instructors Showcase

Sunday, August 14  7:30pm

Fiddleworks’ Instructors Showcase Concert features the incredibly talented professional musicians on staff at our 12th Annual Salt Spring Fiddle Camp. This year, our feature performers are the April Verch Band, award winning Old Time fiddler and musicologist Erynn Marshall from Kentucky and long time Salt Spring fiddler and camp organizer Zav RT. There will also be solo performances and collaborations from the wild cellist Corbin Keep, bluegrass multi-instrumentalists and vocalists Lynae & Denis Dufresne, well loved fiddler & vocalist Trish Clair-Peck of Nanaimo BC, Ottawa Valley pianist Geoff Horrocks, and percussionist extraordinaire Ryan Dignan.  This is always one of the most amazing folk shows of the year to grace ArtSpring’s stage, and the concert’s proceeds fund bursaries for low income families to attend fiddle camp.



John MasonGarry Gray and Dr. John Mason

Month of August

Although academically-trained as a research hydrobiologist, Dr. John Mason’s interests have always embraced the arts, both visual and literal. First encounters may demand a painting, followed by a poem, or visa-versa. Hence, he includes in his showings several examples of painting-poem combinations to illustrate his inclinations.

Garry Gray, who is also exhibiting in the Bateman Gallery this month,reveals the natural world in dazzling works in watercolours and acrylics. His paintings express the subtle seasonal light modes of our natural environments.                       


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