Arts festival a hit in 2019 - Mountain View Gazette - Canadanewsmedia
Connect with us

Arts

Arts festival a hit in 2019 – Mountain View Gazette

Published

on


The 9th annual Mountain View Arts Festival in Didsbury on Saturday and Sunday highlighted many of the talented artists in the region.

The festival included dancers, storytellers, musicians, handicrafts, painters, potters, carvers and others.

The weather on Saturday was clear and warm, and a little cooler and cloudy on Sunday. There was a good public turnout on both days.

Events were held at the train station, Elks Hall, the museum and elsewhere.

Kathleen Windsor chairs the museum activities for the festival and is a past-president of the Mountain View Arts Society.

“Saturday was fantastic and the weather was great,” said Windsor. “We had more people on the first day in some of our venues than we’ve every had before. Many people came out and had fun.

“Artists at work was packed and the museum was very, very busy. And everybody loved Hope, the therapy horse, on Sunday afternoon at the museum.”

The theme of this year’s festival was What Makes You Smile as organizers recognized the importance of mental health in the community.

Let’s block ads! (Why?)



Source link

Continue Reading

Arts

Mayor's Art Awards ceremony set for Dec. 2 – The Kingston Whig-Standard

Published

on

By


Local artists are to be recognized at the third annual Mayor’s Arts Awards event on Monday, Dec. 2.

The 2019 Mayor’s Arts Awards ceremony and reception will start at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall at City Hall, 216 Ontario St., and is open to the public.

The event will be hosted by Mayor Bryan Paterson and will unveil the five recipients of the 2019 program and celebrate their contributions to the arts in Kingston. A post-reception event will follow at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall with a performance by local pianist Ian Wong.

The goal of the Mayor’s Arts Awards is to recognize and celebrate artistic achievement and extraordinary contributions in and to the local arts by “increasing the profile and appreciation of the arts, the awards enhance the cultural vitality and civic identity of Kingston,” according to a news release.

Through this program, the city affirms the value of the arts in city life, and nurtures and inspires sustained development of the cultural sector to the benefit of all its citizens.

“This program aims to build the profile of the arts community across the city and increase awareness of the arts among its citizens,” Danika Lochhead, manager, arts and sector development, said. “Each of the 2019 recipients has contributed to establishing Kingston as a place where creative life is valued and innovation is embraced and we’re looking forward to celebrating their work and legacies.”

This is a free event. Refreshments will be provided and a cash bar will be open during the reception. ASL translation will be offered during the ceremony.

The 2019 Mayor’s Arts Awards winners will also be formally recognized by city council at its Dec. 3 meeting.

Mayor’s Arts Awards categories:

Creator Award: Recognizes living artists, artistic collectives, or arts organizations. Three Creator Awards will be given each year to honour artistic merit and/or innovation that advances the arts in the city, contributes to the development of the art form and expresses the cultural vitality of Kingston.

Arts Champion Award: Recognizes a living individual, organization or corporation making an extraordinary, leading contribution to the arts in Kingston as a volunteer, advocate, supporter, sponsor and/or philanthropist.

Limestone Arts Legacy Award: Recognizes individuals from the past whose sustained and substantial contributions have built the artistic vitality of the city, nurturing and enabling forms of creation, participation, presentation and enjoyment, whose leadership has inspired others, and whose influence has been felt in the region and beyond.

To learn more about the Mayor’s Arts Awards and view past recipients, go online at cityofkingston.ca/city-hall/kingston-awards/mayors-arts-awards/.

Let’s block ads! (Why?)



Source link

Continue Reading

Arts

Eight arts events to check out in Vancouver this winter – Business in Vancouver

Published

on

By


The Dancers of Damelahamid perform Mînowin at the Cultch Nov. 20 to 24 | Photo: Anna Springate Floch

There’s no shortage of arts events to keep you warm this winter. So bundle up and get out there.

Exploring Indigenous identity through dance

Indigenous dance gets a contemporary twist Nov. 20 to 24 via a performance dubbed Mînowin. Performed by the Dancers of Damelahamid, the show is described as “an innovative multimedia dance work about rebirth and transformation.” The performance piece marries narration, movement, song and projections as the dancers connect coastal landscapes with contemporary perspectives on Indigenous dance and culture.
Nov. 20 to 24 at the Cultch, 1895 Venables St.
Tickets: thecultch.com

East Van Panto returns with Pinocchio

East Van Panto: Pinocchio runs Nov. 20 to Jan. 5 at the York Theatre.

Every journey into adulthood inevitably includes run-ins with a fox, a cricket and an orca, and this year’s East Van Panto reflects that timeless truth. East Van Panto: Pinocchio follows an old ice cream seller named Gelato, the “mysterious Beckwoman of Commercial Drive” and a potential cappuccino war. Very Vancouver. Back for its seventh year, this rendition of the East Van Panto is written by Marcus Youssef and directed by Stephen Drover.
Nov. 20 to Jan. 5 at the York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr.
Tickets: thecultch.com

Nutcracker remounts for holiday season

3

Alberta Ballet’s Nutcracker runs Dec. 28 to 30 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Photo Darren Makoivichuk

If a production of the Nutcracker isn’t happening somewhere in Vancouver, can it truly be the holiday season or are we living in an alternate reality? You have until Dec. 28 to ponder this existential question, when Alberta Ballet’s production kicks off at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The choreography comes courtesy of Edmund Stripe, while Emmy Award-winning designer Zack Brown takes care of the costumes. The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra takes care of Tchaikovsky’s musical score. Expect all the other bells and whistles as well: the Sugar Plum Fairy, a Mouse King and Russian princesses.
Dec. 28 to 30 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St.
Tickets: ticketmaster.com

Look busy, the Messiah is coming

4

The Pacific Baroque Orchestra and the Vancouver Cantata Singers perform Handel’s Messiah Nov. 30 at the Chan Centre.

Fun fact: it took George Frideric Handel just 24 days to write the Messiah back in the 18th Century.
Fast forward almost 300 years, and the three-part performance about all things Jesus lands Nov. 30 at the Chan Centre. Early Music Vancouver brings the show to town alongside guest conductor Ivars Taurins, the Pacific Baroque Orchestra and the Vancouver Cantata Singers. Guest soloists include Joanne Lunn, Krisztina Szabó, Thomas Hobbs and Peter Harvey.
Nov. 30 at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Rd.
Tickets: earlymusic.bc.ca

Make the angels dance

5

The Chor Leoni men’s choir perform their Angels Dance program Dec. 21 at the Orpheum.

The Chor Leoni men’s choir is going to make the angels dance on Dec. 21. The evening’s program for Angels Dance includes traditional holiday music from across Europe, Canada, the southwest and Appalachia, along with dancers from the Arts Umbrella Dance Company. Musicians getting in on the act include Tina Chang (piano), Vivian Chen (harp), Ed Henderson (guitar) and Katie Rife (percussion).
Dec. 21 at the Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe St.
Tickets: ticketstonight.ticketforce.com.

Sadness reigns in FADO

6

The Firehall Arts Centre hosts Elaine Ávila’s new play, FADO, running Nov. 21 to Dec. 14.

Ghosts and the holiday season go together like two peas in a pod. The Firehall Arts Centre hosts Elaine Ávila’s new play, FADO, beginning Nov. 21 and the show is described as a “tale of love and ghosts” set against the “saddest music in the world.” Billed as part concert and part theatre, FADO follows the story of a young Portuguese woman confronting her country’s fascist past and her own identity. In a related plot twist, Fado is the national music of Portugal and translates to the English word for “fate.”
Nov. 21 to Dec. 14 at Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova St.
Tickets: firehallartscentre.ca.

Europe in 10 days

7

 

Winters Brothers screens at the Cinematheque as part of the European Union Film Festival Nov. 22 to Dec. 2.

You can enjoy all the culture of Europe without the 10-hour flight through the Cinematheque’s 22nd annual European Union Film Festival. Films from 25 countries will be featured during the festival’s run, including heartwarming titles such as Metal Heart, Me, Myself and My Dead Wife and Eternal Winter.
Lovely.
Nov. 22 to Dec. 2 at the Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St.
Tickets: thecinematheque.ca

Disney on Ice gives it 110 per cent

8

Disney on Ice’s Mickey’s Search Party skates across Pacific Coliseum Nov. 28 to Dec. 1.

There was a time when the mere appearance of Mickey and Minnie on a sheet of ice alone would bring the crowd to its feet. But in 2019, Disney’s go-tos simply won’t do in isolation. And so, Disney on Ice’s Mickey’s Search Party is now a multi-level performance piece including acrobats, aerial stunts, video projections, skeletons and even stilts. The storyline for Mickey’s Search Party features Mickey and pals as they follow Captain Hook’s treasure map for clues to find Tinker Bell after he attempts to capture her magic. Clever cross-promotion dictates that the whole slate of Disney-Pixar characters be involved somehow, so be prepared for guest spots from the likes of Coco, Frozen, Moana, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Toy Story and the Little Mermaid.
Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 at Pacific Coliseum, 2901 East Hastings St.
Tickets: TicketLeader.ca

Vancouver Courier

Let’s block ads! (Why?)



Source link

Continue Reading

Arts

Over $857000 in grants for 24 Delta sport, arts and culture organizations – Surrey Now-Leader

Published

on

By


Twenty-four sport, arts and culture organizations in Delta are receiving a share of $857,850 in funding from the provincial government’s community gaming grants program.

In 2019-2020, more than 700 not-for-profit organizations throughout the province are receiving approximately $18.3 million in community gaming grant funding to support participation in visual and performing arts, literature, festivals, and Indigenous and cultural programs, according to a government press release.

“These art, culture and sport programs provide opportunities for people to build community, foster artistic expression and engage in healthy activities,” Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Lisa Beare said in a press release. “Our government is proud to support these organizations to deliver programs that support inclusion and benefit people of all ages and backgrounds in communities across B.C.”

The province is also providing approximately $27 million to more than 800 community-based sports organizations for programs such as soccer, swimming, hockey, biking, martial arts, skiing and Special Olympics.

“These organizations strengthen the fabric of our community and I’m proud our government is able to support them,” Ravi Kahlon, MLA for Delta North, said in a press release.

Five arts and culture organizations and 19 community sports organizations in Delta are receiving community gaming grants. They are:

• Wesburn Wranglers of Burnaby Teen and PreTeen Square Dance Club: $3,750

• Young People’s Opera Society of BC: $6,500

• Delta Community Band Society: $4,500

• Delta Community Music School Society: $9,000

• Sidekick Players Club: $15,000

• British Columbia Ball Hockey Association: $40,000

• Delta Minor Ball Hockey Association: $35,000

• Delta Sungod Swim Club: $62,000

• Delta Thistle Curling Club: $13,900

• North Delta Football Association: $17,000

• North Delta Minor Hockey Association: $95,000

• North Delta Soccer Club: $55,000

• Sungod Skating Club: $64,000

• West Coast Junior Lacrosse League: $77,000

• Boundary Bay Bluebacks Swim Club: $32,500

• Delta Deas Rowing Club: $13,500

• Delta Gymnastics Society: $90,000

• Delta Skating Club: $23,700

• Ex-Britannia Red Lions Athletic Association: $7,500

• Ladner Minor Baseball Association: $25,000

• South Delta Minor Hockey Association: $119,000

• Tunnel Town Curling Club: $18,000

• Winskill Dolphin Swim Club: $20,000

• Winskill Otters Masters Swim Club: $11,000

RELATED: More than $208,000 in grants for North Delta PACs



editor@northdeltareporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Let’s block ads! (Why?)



Source link

Continue Reading

Stay up to date

Subscribe for email updates

Trending