THE FIRST EVER CANADA-WIDE CELEBRATION OF ARTS AND CULTURE COMES TO VANCOUVER
The Community Arts Council of Vancouver celebrates Culture Days by bringing creators and the local community together.
Vancouver, B.C. (September 11, 2010)
As part of this annual national event the CACV and the Britannia Community Services Centre are inviting everyone to celebrate local community arts at a free event held on September 25, from 1:00 pm to 4:30pm at the Learning Resource Centre (at the corner of Commercial Drive Ave. and Napier St.).
At this friendly event open to all, some of Vancouver’s most influential community artists and supporters of the arts will discuss with the audience the meaning of “community arts.” They will share their personal memories, actions and hopes linked to Vancouver’s cultural life. The panelists will motivate all attendees into becoming part of Vancouver’s community arts scene. Lyle will then engage panellists in start right there with a community drum circle open to complete beginners and advanced drummers alike. A final collaborative “Mosaic Dialogue” community arts creation will be led by Melanie.
The guest speakers list includes:
- Carla Bergman and Arlin Ffrench from The Purple Thistle Centre, a youth run community centre that focuses on art and activism.
- Marina Szijarto, community artist, and Glen Hodges, cemetery manager, from Mountain View Cemetery – “Where Vancouver Remembers.”
- Jaspal Marwah from the Vancouver Public Space Network, an organization with a focus on free collaborative public art creations.
- Lyle Povah of Rhythms for a Passionate Heart, a musician/educator with a passion for African Drumming
- Melanie Schambach, an interdisciplinary community artist who focuses on participative arts
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For more information or to coordinate interviews:
www.cacv.ca (official website of the Community Arts Council of Vancouver)
http://culturedays.com (for a list of all Culture Days events in B.C.)