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Fri-Mon, February 20-May 16, 2016, 11-6 Tues-Sat | LIVING WITH GLASS For well over five centuries, glass from the island of Murano, Italy has been desired by collectors of all persuasions, from leading scholars to day-trip tourists. The extraordinary skill of Murano’s glassmakers is indisputable. Veritable magicians, they transform cold material into explosions of light and color, encapsulated through the centuries in vases, sculptures, chandeliers, and tableware.
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Sat-Mon, August 29-15, 2016, All Day | COMMERCIAL ALLEY: LIZ P DEMPSEY On Saturday, August 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Open Space, in partnership with the City of Victoria, will unveil a new installment of the Commercial Alley Public Art Gallery featuring the works of local artist, Liz P. Dempsey. The opening will take place in conjunction with the Integrate Arts Festival's En-Masse Art Crawl.

Dempsey’s commissioned works will feature a four-panel installation of her hybrid human-animal figures. The quartet of panels captures the charged and raw energy of our surroundings on this beautiful island. Dempsey fuses mystical imagery within an urban and contemporary context.

Open Space invites everyone and all to the unveiling of Commercial Alley’s newest display of works by Liz P Dempsey on the evening of Saturday, August 29, 2015 in concert with the city-wide celebration of artistic communities in Victoria, the Integrate Arts Festival.

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Tues-Mon, April 12-July 11, 2016, 8:30am-5pm | ANN HAMM: SLIVERS OF SILVER - WOOD + FABRIC INSTALLATIONS Promo Copy:
The North Vancouver Community Arts Council proudly presents the installation works of Ann Hamm at the City Atrium Gallery--141 West 14th Ave. North Vancouver, BC

“I was fortunate to grow up on a farm in South Africa. Living on the land that sustained us taught me to respect nature as a living ecosystem where nothing was ever wasted. My art is a passionate response to observing the order and logic that surrounded me as a child. My intention as an environmental artist is to raise public awareness of the beautiful symbiotic relationships that surround us.
From my earliest memories I have been making beautiful things with whatever medium or tools that come to hand.” -Ann Hamm

Join Ann for an Artist Talk on Tuesday April 26th from 12:15-12:45pm to learn more about the inspiration behind the three displayed works, 'Howe Sound', Return of the Salmon', and 'Red Alder River'.

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Fri-Sat, April 22-May 21, 2016, | CALL FOR ARTISTS: HOMESICK The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is seeking artists for a themed exhibition called “Homesick,” for CityScape Community Art Space.

In this transitory society most of us have come from somewhere else, leaving behind all that was familiar – home, family, friends, and traditions. Have you ever longed for or yearned about a time from the recent or distant past? This exhibition invites artists to capture and express the feelings and emotions that are stirred when experiencing a sense of being “homesick”. The artwork will embody their individual representations of what it feels like to be homesick.

The exhibition will be held at CityScape Community Art Space April 22 – May 21, 2016, with an opening reception on Thursday, April 21, 2016.

Please submit 2D, 3D, photography, sculptures and installation works in all mediums representing what it means to be homesick.

For full details, please visit:

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Thur-Thur, April 28-June 16, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30pm | FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING (AGES 11+) Location: Maplewood House, 399 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver
Date: Thursdays, April 28 - June 16
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Fee: $195 for 8 classes (materials included)
Instructor: Sepideh Saii
Ages: 11+
Do you want to take your drawing skills to the next level? Gain confidence in drawing human figures, portraits, still-life, and perspective. We will learn how to measure for anatomical proportions, identify light and shadow, and develop expressive line quality.

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Fri-Tues, April 29-May 24, 2016, 12:00pm-5:00pm | VERTICAL GALLERY Two emerging artists, Samantha Radons and Kazimear A. Johnston, will unveil projects at Open Space on April 29 as part of Open Space’s longstanding annual Vertical Gallery installations. The two works of art are very different: one inverts clothing design and asks us to think about the emotional matter that permeates fabric. The other is a media installation packed with raw clay drawn from construction sites in Victoria. Both artists uncover aspects of urban life that are seldom examined.

Meet Samantha and Kazimear at the opening of the Vertical Gallery on Friday, April 29 at 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

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Wed-Wed, May 4-June 8, 2016, 7:00pm - 9:30pm | LIFE DRAWING Life Drawing - Wed (non-instructional)
Location: Maplewood House, 399 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver
Dates: May 4 - Jun 8 (6 weeks) - $75
Time: Wednesdays, 7:00pm-9:30pm
Fee: $75 for 6 weeks | $50 for 4 weeks ($15 drop in fee)
Facilitator: Non-instructional
(Note: Ages 18+)

Hone your figure drawing skills in this creative environment with a different live model each week. There are drawing donkeys on site. Please bring the drawing materials of your choice.

Pre-registration is required for the 6-session course.
Drop-ins are welcome for $15 per session.

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Sat-Sat, May 7-7, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00 pm | COLOUR BY NATURE INTENSIVE Colour by Nature Intensive

Location: Maplewood House, 399 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver
Date: May 7, 2016
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Fee: $125 (materials included)
Instructor: Caitlin ffrench

Learn how to use locally harvested plants, as well as exotic dyes to naturally dye wool, silk, and plant fibres. You will learn the health and safety of natural dyeing, as well as how to harvest from your land base in a sustainable way.

We will learn how to make mordants from found metals, how to make drawing ink from locally harvested walnut husks, and we will have dye pots set up to dye knitting yarns, fabrics, and will be dyeing cotton using the 'eco-print' method.

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Sun-Sun, May 8-January 1, 2017, | CITYSCAPE EXHIBITION PROPOSALS The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is currently accepting submissions for our Summer/Fall/Winter 2016 exhibition schedule at CityScape Community Art Space.

CityScape is a unique and dynamic space, and we encourage diverse and creative themed proposals to inspire and engage the community. To encourage and celebrate emerging and established artists while maintaining an inclusive environment, CityScape always exhibits group shows with 3 or more artists. Artists are welcome to submit individually or as part of a group. Individuals who submit a proposal need to outline a theme, idea or concept that NVCAC could use through an open call or by invitation to artists working within the theme.

Free Information Session on Proposal Writing:
Saturday January 16, 2016, 11- noon
Workshops located at CityScape Community Art Space. Registration required by 4 pm the day before the workshops. Please email or call Stefanie Wysota at 604 988 6844 or to register.

For full guidelines visit:

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Fri-Fri, May 13-13, 2016, 7:00pm-9:00pm | LINO CUT PRINTS - CAUSAL FRIDAY NIGHTS Lino Cut Prints - Casual Friday Nights
Join us for a casual Friday night adult art class.
Leave the kids at home and bring your friends or partner for two hours of creativity and socializing!

Location: Maplewood House, 399 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver

Date: May 13, 2016
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Fee: $35 (materials included)
Instructor: Cath Hughes

Create and print your own design using linocut, a relief printmaking method. You can choose to make a single image or to make a tile which could be printed into a repeat pattern.

After the class, join us down the road at
Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers for $5 beer sampler flights!

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