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Dear Friends,

The recent announcement from the Public Health Office saying that restrictions will not change appreciably for the next two months does offer some hope and light at the end of this long tunnel. Once again we will reschedule our rental clients and ArtSpring Presents performances. Thank goodness for our mighty team of staff, board, volunteers, patrons, and supporters!

The BC Provincial Health Order of November 19 requiring event cancellations continues until further notice. We hope for some loosening of restrictions by June. Fortunately ArtSpring’s Makana Youth Choir is able to continue under the current order.
As the Province’s vaccine program continues to roll out, here’s is a list of BC Covid-19 Immunization clinics.

With thanks,
Cicela Månsson
Executive & Artistic Director, ArtSpring


At ArtSpring


Makana Youth Choir

The Makana Youth Choir directed by Caroni Young continues. The new session started on February 5. Thank you so much to this season’s sponsors of the program: Joan Farlinger, Galleons Lap Photography, The Lost Chords, and Viva Chorale. More>


Interesting Links


The Ancient Fabric that No One Knows How to Make

Nearly 200 years ago, Dhaka muslin was the most valuable fabric on the planet. With thread counts in the range of 800-1200 per square inch – an order of magnitude above any other cotton fabric that exists today – its dedicated fans included Marie Antoinette, Joséphine Bonaparte and Jane Austen. Then it was lost altogether. How did this happen? And can we bring it back?
A BBC article on the lost Bangladeshi art of creating Dhaka muslin. More>

Grange Park Opera presents…

Grange Park Opera (Surrey, UK), presents an innovative new version of Maurice Ravel’s comic opera L’heure espangnole (The Spanish Hour). Transposing 18th-century Toledo to London’s Kensington Church Street, the opera was filmed in and around the stores of this vibrant city location – with the soundtrack pre-recorded at the Wigmore Hall. Watch online for free. More>


The Pandemic Limerick Project book

Available through ArtSpring and at Salt Spring Books. 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.