Our own ArtSpring Presents season comes to a close this month. I’m so happy that we’ve been able to complete all of the scheduled program. Thank you to everyone who has supported the 2021-22 season – it’s been wonderful to see audiences coming back to live performances.
We have lots of community artists on stage this month. Beloved island performers Christina Penhale and Jeffrey Renn bring us a celebration of love and Shakespeare, followed by a celebration of nature from the Salt Spring Singers. We welcome back the Salt Spring Forum for another fascinating community discussion, and our own Makana Youth Choir shows us what they’ve been learning this year with their end-of-term concert. Visual art is courtesy of the Salt Spring Printmakers, who have a month-long lobby show of fine art prints.
We’re particularly thrilled to have Peggy Baker join us at the end of the month. Long heralded as one of the most outstanding and influential contemporary dancers of her generation, this is one of the last chances to see her on stage before she closes her company at the end of the year. Please don’t miss it.
Howard R Jang
Executive & Artistic Director, ArtSpring
IN THE THEATRE
Christina Penhale and Jeffrey Renn – Lovin’ Shakespeare
Fri May 6 & Sat May 7 | 7:30pm
A celebration of love through some of Shakespeare’s most iconic love scenes and characters.
Salt Spring Singers Spring Concert – Nature Sings
Sat May 14 | 7:30pm
Sun May 15 | 2pm
The Salt Spring Singers present a delightful collection of choral pieces celebrating the earth.
Salt Spring Forum
COVID-19. Two Years On
Sat May 21 | 7:30pm
Dr Kevin Patterson and Aletha Humphreys look back at their observations on COVID-19, two years on from their original Forum discussion in March 2020. PLEASE NOTE: proof of vaccination required for this event.
Peggy Baker Dance Workshop – FluxDelux
Wed May 25 | 5-7pm
A no-experience-required participatory performance event for people from ages
9 – 90+.
Peggy Baker Dance Projects – unmoored
Thu May 26 | 7:30pm
An emotional and autobiographical ‘dancestory’ from one of Canada’s most acclaimed contemporary dancers.
Makana Youth Choir Concert
Fri May 27 | 7:30pm
The young singers of the Makana Youth Choir present their end-of-term concert. Directed by Caroni Young, and accompanied by Shirley Bunyan.
Salt Spring Island Printmakers Spring Show
Tue-Fri, May 3-30 | 10am-1pm, and before theatre events.
During the month of May, the Salt Spring Printmakers are pleased to present a show of fine art prints. Participants work in a wide variety of printmaking mediums, each piece a handmade, unique work of art!
Makana Youth Choir
Fridays, Jan 28-May 27 | 3:30-4:30pm
Young singers – grades 2-5 – meet weekly to learn to sing together, with a focus on harmony, blend, and balance. The term ends with a concert on stage at ArtSpring. Director Caroni Young.
ArtSpring acknowledges the unceded territory and the ancestors of Salt Spring Island, the Coast Salish First Nations peoples of Salt Spring and surrounding areas, who continue to use and steward these lands. We at ArtSpring wish to pay respect to the Elders of this land, past and present.