With our theatre full of high school performing art, and our lobby and galleries fit to bursting with island visual artists, it’s going to be a busy month at ArtSpring. Please come out and support the youth of the GISS, SIMS and GISPA music and theatre programs. We also have a visit from Shane Koyczan, the celebrated international spoken word artist, and the wonderful 100 (and growing) Women Who Care are back to raise funds for one fortunate island charity. Plus, three art exhibitions this month to keep you coming back to the galleries and lobby.
We have a couple of changes this month if you’re attending a show or exhibition. From June 1 face masks will no longer be mandatory at ArtSpring for anyone attending a theatre or gallery event. ArtSpring staff and front-of-house volunteers will continue to wear masks, and we do recommend and appreciate our patrons wearing them whilst in the building.
And the upper parking lot will now be open for live event parking only. It will be locked at the end of a performance so don’t forget to collect your vehicle immediately after a show.
My thanks go to the tireless Treasure Fair team who are currently working hard to bring you a wonderful in-house and online fundraising event this July. There’s still another month left to make a donation, or to join the event volunteer team – please visit treasurefair.artpring.ca to find out how you can support us.
Howard R Jang
Executive & Artistic Director, ArtSpring
IN THE THEATRE
GISS and SIMS Music Presents
To The Moon
Wed Jun 1 | 7:00pm
A year end music showcase featuring the many talents of GISPA Music, GISS Choir, GISS Jazz, and SIMS Jazz.
Sat Jun 4 | 7:30pm
Shane Koyczan, International Spoken Word Artist, returns to the ArtSpring with a show that promises to be moving, hilarious, challenging, provocative, and inspirational.
Wed Jun 8-Fri Jun 10 | 7:30pm
An alluring adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick, which features original choreography, music, hand-made puppets and a script adapted by the students.
GISS Theatre Presents
Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
Thu Jun 16 | 7:30pm
GISS Theatre 11/12 class presents the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. These classic stories are turned on their heads in a fast-paced, rollicking ride.
100 Women Who Care
Wed June 22 | 6-8pm
Presentations from three local charities, with the successful candidate receiving close to $20,000 collected from a membership of almost 200 women, each pledging $100.
Jeanne Lyons Explorations
Tue-Fri, Jun 2-Jul 8 | 10am-1pm, plus during gallery exhibition open hours, and before all theatre events.
Jeanne Lyons is pleased to share her explorations on a variety of themes through paintings, mixed media, prints and carvings.
Fri Jun 3-Fri Jun 17 | daily 10am-4pm (no opening reception)
The members of Photosynthesis are excited to be back live in the ArtSpring gallery after two long years, presenting a leading-edge photography show as part of Salt Spring Fotofest 2022. Come and see their work live and up close.
Salt Spring Painters Guild Summer Show and Sale
Sat Jun 25-Tue Jul 5 | daily 10am-4pm (opening reception Sat Jun 25, 1-4pm)
In this, their 50th anniversary year, the eclectic mix of artists of the Salt Spring Painters Guild are looking forward to sharing a celebration of joy in their art with Islanders and visitors.
Annual silent and live auction fundraiser Thursday July 14-Sunday July 17
CALL FOR DONATIONS
The Treasure Fair team is looking for donations to fill the silent and live auction catalogues, and help raise vital funds for ArtSpring.
Maybe you have some furniture, art, outdoor or household items you’d like to pass on for others to enjoy? We are seeking high-quality pieces, items of value or interest, in good to excellent condition. Gift certificates and experiences are also very gratefully received.
If you have something to donate you can do so quickly and easily using the Item Donation Form on the Treasure Fair website. We are accepting donations until Friday June 24.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Would you like to be part of the Treasure Fair event team this year? The team is looking for volunteers to help with: setting up the displays, bid monitoring (helping patrons make their bids online), and event takedown. If you’d like to help please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.