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Roedde House Museum presents Jazz Evenings in the Parlour:
Featuring Karin Plato with John Reischman and John Miller – Thursday, December 12th, 7-9PM
Join us Thursday, December 12th from 7-9 PM for our Jazz Concert Series in our historic parlour. This evening’s performance will present Juno-nominated Jazz vocalist Karin Plato with Juno-nominated and Grammy award winning mandolinist, John Reischman and guitarist John Miller.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and members. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4441316
This concert series is made possible thanks to a Metro Vancouver Cultural Grant and the generous support of the McGrane-Pearson Endowment Fund and private donors.
Roedde House Museum presents Classical Concert Series – Winter Wonderland
Featuring John Stetch – Sunday, December 8th, 4-5 PM.
On December 8th, we welcome piano great John Stetch to the Classical Series for the first time. This legendary and multi-award-winning Canadian performer fuses Classical technique with Jazz imagination. His Christmas-themed performance, Winter Wonderland, is a must-see, so be sure to purchase your ticket early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and members. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4441308
This concert series would not be possible without the generous support of private donors and the McGrane-Pearson Endowment Fund.
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival presents:
FRONTERA – January 30, 2020 at 8pm
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh) presents the Western Canadian premiere of Dana Gingras’ FRONTERA in a one-night only performance on January 30, 2020 at 8pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Gingras’ internationally lauded dance company, Animals of Distinction, collaborates with the experimental post-rock band Fly Pan Am and members of the UK-based collective United Visual Artists to create a provocative multimedia experience of motion, sound, and light.
The dancers on stage challenge our notions of agency, moving frenetically to the music’s clarion call and against the towering rays of light. Virtual constructs alternatively guide, divide, and entrap the dancers — but ultimately cannot defeat their fearless physicality and ingenuity.
Tickets from $39 at pushfestival.ca
Early Bird Offer: $20 off tickets in Price Level 1 ($79.50) and 2 ($59) until November 27.
Roedde House Museum presents Jazz Evenings in the Parlour:
Cole Schmidt, Peggy Lee, and Kenton Loewen – Thursday, October 10th, 7-9pm
Join us for an evening performance with music by local creative music scene talents and winners of the Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award for Music, Cole Schmidt and Peggy Lee, alongside JUNO Award winner and cutting-edge drummer, Kenton Lowen.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and members.
Roedde House Museum Classical Series Presents:
Da Capo featuring Vancouver Guitar Duo (Stanton Jack and Louise Southwood)- Sunday, October 20th. 4-5pm
The Vancouver Guitar Duo Vancouver native Staton Jack and British guitarist Louise Southwood will perform a concert entitled Da Capo: Guitar Through the Ages on October 20th. Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of original duo guitar arrangements, including Renaissance and Baroque lute works, Brazilian sambas and Bossa novas, and fiery Spanish dances.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and members
Show One Productions:
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Date: February 1, 2020
Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver
Show One Productions presents the much anticipated return of the world famous, all-male ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, onstage February 1, 2020 at 8pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. This sensational performance will showcase the Trocks’ wickedly absurd antics and serious dancing chops — featuring sly send ups of beloved ballet classics Swan Lake and Le Grand Pas de Quatre. Infused with a heavy dose of highbrow hilarity, this antic-laden production will have audiences cheering from their seats in a no-holds-barred celebration of fabulous frothy fun.
There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools
Museum of Vancouver
1100 chestnut, Vancouver, V6J 3J9
April 5th, 2019 – Dec 31st, 2019
Price: Cost of Museum Admission
The Museum of Vancouver is pleased to announce its newest feature exhibition There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools.
Curated by Andrea Walsh, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Victoria, and originally displayed at the Legacy Art Gallery in Victoria, the exhibition has been adapted with additional works from the MOV collection. Sharon Fortney, Curator of Indigenous Collections and Engagement at MOV, facilitated bringing this exhibit to Vancouver. There is Truth Here, opening on April 5, 2019, focuses on rare surviving artworks created by children who attended the Inkameep Day School (Okanagan), St Michael’s Indian Residential School (Alert Bay); the Alberni Indian Residential School (Vancouver Island) and Mackay Indian Residential School (Manitoba).
The focus of the exhibition is not on the schools themselves, but upon witnessing the experiences of the survivors as conveyed through their childhood artworks – for some the only surviving material from their childhoods.There is Truth Here brings a new line to bear on the role of art as part of children’s knowledge, identity, and experiences of Indian Residential and Day Schools. Through paintings, drawings, sewing, beading, drumming, singing, and drama produced by children and youth who attended schools in British Columbia and Manitoba the exhibition seeks to contribute in vital and new ways to dialogues and initiative about truth telling, reconciliation, and redress in Canada.
To offer context and a unique, local counterpoint to the exhibition MOV is excited to announce a partnership with Capture Photography Festival, who have had the opportunity to commission Roxanne Charles, an artist and member of the Semiahmoo First Nation, who will be producing a local response to There is Truth Here. Roxanne will be drawing inspiration from archival photographs from MOV’s collection of everyday life at St. Mary’s Residential School in Mission, BC.
The Chiefs and Nobles by Norman (k̕wa̱da) James Hall
Date(s): November 12, 2018 until Fall 2019
Details: Downtown Eastside-based indigenous artist/residential school survivor honours 6 chiefs and nobles.
“I am the artist I am today because of my heritage and their influence. I painted their portraits to honour and amplify their importance. I think they live inside me, as part of my Indigenous history, and part of our abilities and our expressions. I want my paintings to make more people aware of their influence, to strengthen their existence and bring them from books to life.” — Norman James Hall
The Chiefs and Nobles painted on the banners are Chief Jim Pollard, Chief Alex Clellamin, Chief Sam Pootlass, Chief Willie Mack, artist Arthur Shilling, and artist Norval Morrisseau. The four Nuxalk Chiefs are related to his family history and his relatives. The two artists, Arthur Shilling and Norval Morrisseau, come from Anishnaabe ancestry. They survived residential school, and became internationally recognized as Indigenous artists connected to their heritage but working in contemporary themes. Their style and use of colour have greatly influenced Hall’s work and served as his inspiration.
The banners are currently on view until Fall 2019 in Vancouver Public Library’s library square promenade. The Chiefs and Nobles is commissioned by City of Vancouver’s Cultural Services and Engineering Services.