ArtSpring newsletter March 1, 2021

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Dear Friends,

We are so pleased to announce that ArtSpring’s very important yearly fundraiser, Treasure Fair, is in the planning stages for 2021. Difficult as it was for the organization, last year’s Treasure Fair was cancelled due to the pandemic. The plan for 2021 is for an online silent and live auction. The wonderful team of Wendy Herbert and Susan Eide along with the new Treasure Fair Coordinator, Catherine Griffiths, are putting their heads together to devise a successful event that will be both entertaining and profitable!

The BC Provincial Health Order of November 19 has been extended and will be kept in place until further notice based on direction from the PHO. Unfortunately this means that ArtSpring will be closed to the public for the time being. Our Makana Youth Choir is able to continue under the current order.

With thanks,
Cicela Månsson
Executive & Artistic Director, ArtSpring


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Makana Youth Choir

The Makana Youth Choir directed by Caroni Young continues from last year. The new session started on February 5, but there’s still time to join. Register by calling the Box Office at 250.537.2102 or emailing Financial assistance is available upon request. more>

Interesting Links


GG Awards in Visual and Media Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. I enjoyed reading through the artist profiles and looking at some of the winners’ videos and galleries. It is wonderful to see the work that is being created. more>

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit – The Cultch

I thought this sounded really interesting. With no rehearsals, no director, a different actor each night, and a script waiting in a sealed envelope on stage, internationally acclaimed White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, by Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour, is an audacious theatrical experiment and a potent reminder of the transgressive and transformative power of theatre. Forbidden to leave his native Iran, Soleimanpour wrote a play which travelled the world in his place. Join this free live-stream performance on March 13, 2021. more>

Les Illuminations – Benjamin Britten

Barbara Hannigan sings and conducts l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France performing Les Illuminations by Benjamin Britten. It reminds me when I conducted Messiah and sang the soprano solos. Not an easy feat! it took me three days to come down from the high. Thanks to George Sipos for this suggestion.

Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story, by Natalie Meisner

We’ve presented some of Natalie’s work in the past in the form of our Creative Residency Program and Celebrate the Arts festival. You can connect to a podcast of part 1 of this wonderful and positive play she has written. more>


The Pandemic Limerick Project book

Available through ArtSpring. more>


ArtSpring Presents 2020-2021

It continues to be a wild ride, and we are looking forward to seeing you back at ArtSpring.
Please see the complete season listing.