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Dear Friends,

Spring is such a joy. Yellow daffodils backed up by pink blooming cherry trees make such an impact. I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am.

We are thrilled to introduce our new Dance Outreach Co-ordinator, Aina Yasué. Aina has taken over the role from Anna Haltrecht and will be continuing Anna’s great work as a liaison between ArtSpring and Made in BC Dance On Tour, helping to connect the community to dance artists presented on the ArtSpring stage.

Aina grew up on Salt Spring and attended the GISPA dance program before earning a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Quest University, majoring in Critical Dance Studies. Her first project with ArtSpring is an online discussion with her mentor at Quest, Dr Ahalya Satkunaratnam. We hope you’ll be able to join us – more details below.

Aina Yasué – photo by John Cameron

The BC Provincial Health Order of November 19 restricting events continues until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you back when we are able.

The Salt Spring COVID-19 immunization clinic will be held in the ArtSpring galleries, Wednesday April 7 to Wednesday September 15. Entrance is via the rear parking lot only. For bookings and any questions about appointments please contact Island Health – 1-833-348-4787, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily, or visit the website http://www.islandhealth.ca/covid19vaccine. Please do not contact ArtSpring directly as staff are unable to help with vaccine clinic inquiries.

With thanks,
Cicela Månsson
Executive & Artistic Director, ArtSpring

 

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ArtSpring Presents: At The Intersection of Dance, Research, and War

Wednesday April 7 | 6:30pm
ArtSpring’s new Dance Outreach Coordinator Aina Yasué will be in conversation with interdisciplinary artist and educator Ahalya Satkunaratnam. Dr Satkunaratnam will be talking about her new book, Moving Bodies, Navigating Conflict: Practicing Bharata Natyam in Colombo, Sri Lanka, her dance project, Usha/Agni/Vyvastha (Dawn/Fire/Order), and how activism, academics, and art practice intersect.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A open to the community. Questions can also be sent in advance, by 5pm Tuesday April 6. To register to receive a free Zoom link email: tickets@artspring.ca

Presented in collaboration with Made in BC Dance on Tour. more>

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

 

CBC Interview with Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood spoke to The Current about her late partner’s love of birds. In the pandemic, she sees how they help people feel less alone. more>

Capture Photography Festival

Capture is a Vancouver photography festival devoted to presenting the most compelling lens-based art from local and international artists.
April 2 – 30, 2021. more>

Mi’kmaq artist Jordan Bennett’s al’taqiaq: it spirals (photo by Jocelyne Junker), Capture Photography Festival.

15th Century Clavicimbalum Demonstration

In November of 2018 Duo Corvi members, Katelyn Clark and Julie Ryning, performed as part of the ArtSpring Presents series. Clavicimbalist Katelyn Clark demonstrates her 15th century reproduction (Rennoldson, 2015) clavicimbalum. more>

Tapestry Opera

Toronto’s Tapestry Opera has been busy having fun with interesting arrangements of opera. Part 1: Puccini meets R&B. more>

 

The Pandemic Limerick Project book

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It continues to be a wild ride, and we are looking forward to seeing you back at ArtSpring.
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Dear Friends,

This past Wednesday I and 245 of my closest colleagues participated in a call with the Honourable Steven Guilbeault – Minister of Canadian Heritage. It was clear from the call that his office and the federal government understand at least some challenges in this industry, being the first to close and likely the last to reopen. The ongoing federal support through Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, CEWS, etc. are so important to the survival of the performing arts industry. Minister Guilbeault underlined that he works for us. I am heartened by that statement. We in the arts industry are standing by, waiting for the day we can welcome you back to in-person live arts. Because really, is there any other way to experience art?

Tentacle Tribe appeared at ArtSpring February 2020 – photo Alexandre Gilbert

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

 

CAPACOA – Connections project

The Canadian Association for the Performing Arts (CAPACOA) is the national leader of Canada’s touring and presenting communities. Since its founding in 1985, CAPACOA has fostered and developed a pan-Canadian network for presenters, presenting networks, artist managers/agents and performing arts administrators.

CAPACOA decided to take action early on in the lockdown. It launched an International Market Development pilot project, Connections, to bring international arts practitioners together virtually to provide artists and presenters empathetic spaces for sharing their lockdown experiences, to exchange ideas, and to develop new contacts and networks. The aim was to give both artists and presenters hope for a future global reset and to position them to be market-ready for a post lockdown recovery.

Through this project Canadians came together with their counterparts from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Scotland, and Taiwan. The artists ranged from across the art forms, representing a multi-disciplinary breadth of work from all provinces and territories across Canada and around the globe.

As a culmination to the project, CAPACOA asked each of the artists and a selection of the presenters to produce a 3-minute video to share their practice, inspiration, vision, lockdown activities, and hopes for future international exchange. This is the first of eight videos which will become available between March 25 and May 13, 2021. More>

Howard Fry – photographer

On March 23 the Vancouver Sun published a wonderful article on the Vancouver street photography of Salt Spring resident and photographer Howard Fry. I’ve always found his photography to be engaging. I’ve had the good fortune to be one of his subjects and can personally say he makes it easy to look good. While the Vancouver Sun article was about his street photography, he is better known for fashion and portrait work. His Instagram link features several Salt Springers (@howardfryphoto).

This month is, I think, the 20th anniversary of the Salt Spring Preserve and Protect calendar which features Howard Fry’s photography. More>

Golfers at a pitch and putt (1976) – photo by Howard Fry

 

Why Shakespeare Could Never Have Been French

Shakespeare sounds a certain way. Why? And why could it only work in English? To add a little lightness to your life, a five minute video on why the limerick and iambic pentameter forms do not work in the French language.

 

The Pandemic Limerick Project book

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ArtSpring Presents 2020-2021

It continues to be a wild ride, and we are looking forward to seeing you back at ArtSpring.
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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

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Dear Friends,

As we move forward in this challenging time we try to find ways to help. This year has been so hard on many and the performing arts industry has been one of the hardest hit. For touring artists the platform on which they made their living is for the time being gone. Soon we will welcome touring artists back, and provide space for artists to create new work. In the meantime we continue to maintain this wonderful facility for the Salt Spring community. Our mighty team of staff, board, volunteers, patrons, and supporters mean that we will continue to provide arts, culture, and a venue to this community. On the one-year anniversary of the pandemic I am grateful that we are still standing, and standing among friends.

Photo by James Barker on Unsplash

DanceHouse in Vancouver has been presenting a wonderful online season this year. In February I enjoyed their online presentation of Crystal Pite’s Body and Soul for the Paris Opera Ballet (France). DanceHouse has offered ArtSpring 10 free tickets to their upcoming online presentation of Joe by La Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault (Montreal), available March 17-23. The first 10 people to email us at tickets@artspring.ca will get a free ticket to this online presentation. If you aren’t able to get a free ticket you can always support DanceHouse by purchasing a ticket through their website. More about this work below.

Photo by Robert Etcheverry

The BC Provincial Health Order of November 19 continues 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

 

At ArtSpring

 

Makana Youth Choir

The Makana Youth Choir directed by Caroni Young continues from last year. 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

 

Joe – La Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault (Montreal)

March 17-23 | Link available for 7 days | Streaming worldwide
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One of the most remounted works in Canadian dance, Joe (1984) always evoked varied responses. It can be read as a grim image of human oppression or of herd mentality and conformity. It may also be seen as a tribute to human resilience. More generally, it reflected Perreault’s fascination with the way the environment shapes human behaviour. “For me,” Perreault wrote, “choreography is the expression of space, as dance is the expression of the body.” Read the full article by Toronto Star’s dance critic Michael Crabb here.
Having premiered in 1984 to critical acclaim, the visually arresting work is considered one of the most iconic creations in the Canadian dance canon and showcases the brilliance and scope of Perreault’s vision, as a company of 32 power through a driving commentary on the human condition. Enjoy this archival video in its vintage resolution, which is already 26 years old. The technology may have aged a little, but Joe hasn’t!

Karen Kain

In late 2019 Karen Kain announced her January 2021 retirement as the Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Canada – but then Covid came. She remains at her post and I get the impression that she is the kind of person that just keeps on going when she sees a need. Could someone please nominate her for the position of Canada’s next Governor General?
In the meantime BMO has presented Karen Kain with their inaugural Celebrating Women in the Arts Award. Joan Farlinger sent me the lovely video I’ve included below. Nada Ristich, Head of Community Giving for BMO, sat down with Karen to discuss Karen’s 50-year career in dance, her leadership of the National Ballet, making bold choices, and providing opportunities to today’s artists.

…and if you’d like to read a little more about Karen Kain, here is a CBC article from 2019. more>

 

The Pandemic Limerick Project book

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Dear Friends,

Funny how during these times the small things have become so important: a quick note from a loved one, the lengthening of days, and the shyly blooming cherry trees. Joan Blackman commented to me recently that she feels completely “zoomed-out”. That doesn’t show in her recent online concert of Serban Nichifor’s Klezmer Dance which I’ve included in this newsletter. Not a small thing at all but a big bold piece played by an ensemble of women for our enjoyment!

Photo by: Jon Tyson on unsplash.com

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

 

At ArtSpring

 

Makana Youth Choir

The Makana Youth Choir directed by Caroni Young continues from last year. 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>

 

At Your Service – The Life and Yarns of Robert Service (part 2)

Due to Covid restrictions the second instalment of Jeffrey Renn’s play will be postponed to 2022. more>

 
 

Angela Hewitt

Due to Covid restrictions Angela Hewitt’s concert has been cancelled. We are planning to reschedule for 2022 or 2023. more>

 

Interesting Links

 

Vetta Chamber Music goes Klezmer!

Serban Nichifor’s Klezmer Dance, part of Tango Klezmer Jazz, an online concert for Vetta Chamber Music performed by Julia Nolan, Joan Blackman, Jane Hayes and Jodi Proznick. more>

 

Sadler’s Wells & BBC Arts present Dancing Nation

Twelve individual dance works selected from Sadler’s Wells and BBC Arts’ acclaimed Dancing Nation series. Featuring Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Akram Khan and Candoco Dance Company amongst others. more>

Playing On Air

Playing On Air is a free theatre podcast you’ve been waiting for: World-class actors (like Adam Driver, Audra McDonald, and Timothée Chalamet) performing plays by America’s most lauded playwrights (David Auburn, Lynn Nottage, and more). more>

Georgia O’Keeffe

“Great artists don’t just happen,” Georgia O’Keeffe once said. “They have to be trained, and in the hard school of experience.” I am very interested in the process behind art making and enjoyed learning a bit about Georgia O’Keefe’s way of tackling her work. Talent is just one small part of the equation. more>

 

The Pandemic Limerick Project book

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ArtSpring Presents 2020-2021

It continues to be a wild ride, and we are looking forward to seeing you back at ArtSpring.
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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

 

At ArtSpring

 

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 tickets@artspring.ca. 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.

Dear Friends,

Often one thing leads to another and you find something you never knew about. I was looking up the music of Chilliwack which of course led to Bill Henderson and a series of great videos called Behind the Vinyl. In one of the videos Bill talks about an early recording of I Believe ….I just LOVE that song! That then led me to check out UHF, another ensemble that Bill participated in. Shari Ulrich was a member of that trio and in the section below I’ve included a beautiful recording she did this past August. The musicians just look like they are having the best time. I then found a fab video of UHF with Shari Ulrich, Bill Henderson, and Roy Forbes Lifting My Heart. I hope it will lift your heart.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 

At ArtSpring

 

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 tickets@artspring.ca. Financial assistance is available upon request. more>

Interesting Articles

 

Bill Henderson – Behind The Vinyl

I bumped into this series of YouTube videos by happy accident. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did. I like the comment at the end of Bill’s webpage: We did it together. It was hard work. It makes me think of our own work here at ArtSpring, thanks for being part of it.

Shari Ulrich – Rocky Shores

Shari said in the description of this video that: the song was sparked by the line “I know you’re thinking that the grass is greener / I can tell you it just looks that way in the spring.” That is so often the case isn’t it? What would it look like if we just stuck around and really lived where we are? Recorded in Monarch Studios Vancouver, BC.

UHF – Lifting My Heart

This video of UHF (Ulrich, Henderson, and Forbes) was shot in 1994 by James O’Mara in support of the album UHF II. It was shot on Bowen Island on a hot summer day. The tune was written by Roy Forbes.

 

The Pandemic Limerick Project book

Available through ArtSpring. more>

Fundraising

Please consider supporting ArtSpring through Country Grocer’s save-a-tape program.
Put your Country Grocer receipts into the ArtSpring box and ArtSpring will receive 1% of the amount on your receipt. It all adds up!
Thank you!

 

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.

Dear Friends,

ArtSpring is honoured to be a recipient of a bequest from the late William James Crawford. Mr Crawford was a longtime patron of ArtSpring, attending some of the very first concerts in early 2000, and he regularly supported ArtSpring through Treasure Fair and Annual Appeal donations.
We are privileged to have been remembered in his will, along with the Salt Spring Library, Lady Minto Hospital Foundation, and Salt Spring Seniors.
Bequests mean so much to non-profit organizations such as ArtSpring. Through his generous gift, Mr Crawford’s legacy will live on and will contribute to the future health of our community arts centre. We send our deepest sympathies to his family.

 

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

 

At ArtSpring

 

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 tickets@artspring.ca. Financial assistance is available upon request. more>

Interesting Articles

 

African Connections – 2021

For the next two Saturdays in February these online events take us deeper into Africa, its diverse countries, people and cultures that make up the second largest continent with the world’s second largest population.
For the 2nd year in a row, African Connections is conceived, curated, and programmed by Tania Amaral who approached Crimson Coast Dance Society to produce this programming during Black History Month. more>

Tania Amaral – curator of African Connections
 

Numberphile – Tom Scott

Okay, it isn’t really art…or is it?
I was completely drawn in for the entire 10 minutes of this video. Who knew that an explanation on how different languages construct numbers could be so enthralling?

 

The Pandemic Limerick Project book

Available through ArtSpring. more>

Fundraising

Please consider supporting ArtSpring through Thrifty Foods’ Smile Card Program
If you don’t have a Smile Card let us know and we’ll mail you one. Load and use the card at Thrifty’s and they will contribute 5% of the purchases to ArtSpring! Thank you!

 

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.

Dear Friends,

Whilst many recent shows have been cancelled due to covid restrictions, Jeffrey Renn continues to work on part 2 of his piece At Your Service – The Life and Yarns of Robert Service. Let’s hope we can meet in the theatre for his performances
March 12 – 14. more>

 

So here they are! My madeleines! I followed the recipe precisely and though it was a little involved it was not difficult. The result is a beautifully textured and lemony treat! I can imagine making the batter in advance and baking them just before serving dessert with accompanying ice cream. Yummy!
A word of warning, they don’t keep well so making a batch is a bit of a commitment in terms of one’s waistband! recipe>

 

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

 

At ArtSpring

 

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 tickets@artspring.ca. Financial assistance is available upon request. more>

Interesting Articles

 

Salt Spring Arts Council

The Salt Spring Arts Council presents their 7th Annual Family Day Celebration on Monday February 15 at 11am – this year online. RSVP by February 12 for your chance to win one of two copies of the book Some Bunny Loves You. RSVP here!
Live streamed from Mahon Hall, Jesse Thom performs Some Bunny Loves You, an interactive 45-minute puppet show.

 

Early Music Society of the Islands

Innovative support for local early music performers. Do you have an early music project that needs support? The Early Music Community Connection (Emc2) can support your project in a variety of ways. more>

 

Gandini Juggling

You may remember Gandini Juggling from their mesmeric contribution to the Met Opera broadcast of Akhnaten by Philip Glass. For those who have always wanted to learn the fine art of juggling they have a series of 50 videos on juggling patterns, 14 videos of explanations, and a series of 10 interviews with 10 jugglers on their work. All from Gandini Juggling. more>

 

Fundraising

Please consider supporting ArtSpring through Country Grocer’s save-a-tape program.
Put your Country Grocer receipts into the ArtSpring box and ArtSpring will receive 1% of the amount on your receipt. It all adds up!
Thank you!

 

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.

Dear Friends,

We had been hoping otherwise but unfortunately Angela Hewitt will not be joining us this season. Entirely understandable under the circumstances. The good news is that we are already looking at new dates for her in 2022 and 2023. Perhaps we’ll see her two years in a row! The program was to have included a number of pieces by François Couperin, here is Ms. Hewitt from her own living room playing Les Baricades Mistérieuses by Couperin. more>

 
 
 

Jane recommended a wonderful series of podcasts from Pacific Opera. You will see the links a little further down the newsletter. I have only had the chance to listen to the first one so far, but I was so taken with the stories of Artistic Director and Conductor Timothy Vernon; Chorus Master and Associate Conductor Giuseppe (Joey) Pietraroia; and Robert Holliston in this first podcast. I have been fortunate to have met all three of them at various points in my life, starting when I was a student at McGill and including a voice session with Robert Holliston. They are all such generous and interesting musicians.

Since last week I have had no less than seven offers of madeleine pans! I am so touched by all of the generous offers. I promise to test them out soon as possible. My only concerns is that this treat must be eaten immediately as they don’t really keep. Ah well, the sacrifices one must make.

 

The BC Provincial Health Order of November 19 has been extended. Unfortunately this means that ArtSpring will be closed to the public until at least February 5, 2021. Our Makana Youth Choir is able to continue under the current order.

The results of the raffle are in, our congratulations to:
Grand Prize winner Debbi Toole, and Second Prize winner Robert Lysay.

With thanks,
Cicela Månsson
Executive & Artistic Director, ArtSpring

 

At ArtSpring

Makana Youth Choir

The Makana Youth Choir directed by Caroni Young continues from last year. A new session starts on February 5. Register by calling the Box Office at 250.537.2102 or emailing tickets@artspring.ca Financial assistance is available upon request. more>

Interesting Articles

Pacific Opera Podcasts

The 15th Pacific Opera podcast is scheduled for February 5. The first podcast from March 27 features Artistic Director and Conductor Timothy Vernon; Chorus Master and Associate Conductor Giuseppe (Joey) Pietraroia; and Robert Holliston. Devoted to stories of the music that they love, the podcast is followed by a wonderful playlist of the music included in the podcast. These podcasts are created by Pacific Opera’s Director of Community Engagement, Rebecca Hass. more>

The Port Theatre

The Port Theatre hosting a free 20-minute livestream Dress Rehearsal on Wednesday February 3 at 3pm with special guest pianist Nico Rhodes. It’s free, but you need a ticket. more>

Powell River Film Fest

From John Hewson formerly of SSI. This year for the first time the Powell River Film Festival is going online, offering their films across BC. more>

The Pandemic Limerick Project book

Still available at Salt Spring Books and through ArtSpring. more>

Fundraising

Please consider supporting ArtSpring through Thrifty Foods’ Smile Card Program.
If you don’t have a Smile Card let us know and we’ll mail you one. Load and use the card at Thrifty’s and they will contribute 5% of the purchases to ArtSpring!
Thank you!

 
 

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.