Arts Events and Artist Opportunities – May 2017

Prepared by the Richmond Arts Coalition

If you’d like to add an event to this monthly list, please send information to rac@richmondartscoalition.com by the 15th of the month preceding your event.


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Richmond Arts Coalition Presents!:
May 7
Art At Work: Social Media Marketing for Ethical Business
Richmond Art Gallery Program Room
7700 Minoru Gate
2pm-4pm
A workshop on the practical uses of social media to create buzz and build an audience. Multidisciplinary artist, digital media specialist, and RAC Executive Director Rob Fillo will be leading an exciting and immersive workshop called Social Media Marketing for Ethical Business. Artists are small business owners and it’s essential that they use digital media to represent their works in a simple, accessible and non-invasive way online. The workshop will explain many of the key elements involved in audience retention and congruent brand representation. It will also touch on the topics of social media pitfalls and what not to do. This presentation will be followed by a brief question and answer period.

Cost: Free. Participants must register due to limited spaces.
To register: Email Kathy at ktycholis@richmond.ca

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The Richmond Arts Awards announcement and ceremony will take place in May – look for more information in the near future within The Richmond News!

Also of note are three different artist opportunities with deadlines in May. Check them out!

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And finally, with a provincial election coming up on May 9th, we ask that you keep the Arts in mind as you vote. Candidate responses and party platforms on Arts issues can be found here: http://www.artsvotebc.ca/2017-candidates-survey/

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May 1 – May 31

David Chernochan Artist Exhibit
Thompson Community Centre
5151 Granville Avenue
Phone: 604-238-8422

May 1 – June 4
Exhibition: Generation One – Art by First-Generation Asian-Canadian Artists

Opening reception: May 6th – 2:00pm – Open to public
Vancouver Lipont Art Centre
4211 No. 3 Road
Organized by Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society. This year’s exhibition explores these issues in the context of how this synthesis might mean different things to different people, and promotes cross-generational dialogue about the subject.

Phone: 604.285.9975
Websites: www.lipont.com www.explorasian.org

May 1
Seussical Jr.
Gateway Theatre
6500 Gilbert Road
7pm
A Gateway Academy presentation. Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant! Tickets: 10$.
Website: https://www.gatewaytheatre.com/events/academy-show/seussical-jr
Tickets: https://tickets.gatewaytheatre.com/TheatreManager/1/login?event=1238
Phone: 604.270.1812

May 2
The Time Machine
Gateway Theatre
6500 Gilbert Road
7pm
A Gateway Academy presentation. The Time Machine, is a science fiction classic written by H.G. Wells, in the Victorian Era. Tracey Power and the Acting C ensemble have updated this story to jump 1000 years in time and discovers what the world may look like if we pay no attention to climate change and the voices of young people. Tickets: 10$.
Website: https://www.gatewaytheatre.com/events/academy-show/time-machine
Tickets: https://tickets.gatewaytheatre.com/TheatreManager/1/login?event=1237
Phone: 604.270.1812

 

May 3
Richmond Sings
Fraserview MB Church
11295 Mellis Drive
7pm-9pm
Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens. Wrote Baroness Maria Von Trapp, the matriarch of the famous family in The Sound of Music. Richmond choirs are hoping that their music will inspire people to open their hearts and pocketbooks during Richmond Sings, a benefit concert for the Nova Transition House which will take place at Fraserview Church in Richmond. Nova House, run by Chimo Community Services, provides temporary accommodation in a safe and secure environment for women and their children who are experiencing violence or are at risk of violence. Presented by the Richmond Orchestra & Chorus Association.  Admission by donation.
Website: http://www.roca.ca/roca-concert-season/richmond-sings-2017
Email: roca@roca.ca

May 4
Lulu Speaker Series – Eric & Mia – Mapping, Napping, and Overlapping: Performance with and in Communities
Richmond City Hall Council Chambers
6911 No. 3 Road
7pm
Having a conversation with a stranger, eating a popsicle made of foraged ingredients, skateboarding in concert or sleeping at the base of a public monument are lived actions- experiences that can precipitate dialogue and affect social or spatial change. Using their collaborative practice as a case study, Calgary-based artists Eric & Mia will share the different ways in which they create community through performance. By combining the playfulness of childhood chums with the scrutiny of ethnographers, they create community-specific, relational and participatory works that invite audiences to become active agents in the creation of community. This talk will be preceded by a short performance by spoken-word poet, Dia Davina.
Website: http://www.richmond.ca/culture/about/events/lulu/EricandMia.htm

May 4
Artist Salon: May Session – Show and Tell, Part 2
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
7pm-9pm
This month we will continue the group show and tell to familiarize ourselves with each other’s work via your online presence.  For those interested in receiving feedback, group members have shared their websites and Instagram pages for review before we meet next month. The goal of this session is for group members to get to know each other better, and also to support each artist move forward in their artistic goals by sharing feedback, resources, and insights on how their work is communicating to a larger online audience. This session is open to all artists looking to be a part of the regular meetings of the Artist Salon Series, for ages 19+.
For more information or to participate in this month’s group show and tell, contact Charis at CAu2@richmond.ca
To meet other members online: https://www.facebook.com/groups/283478072072907/

May 5
Ships to Shore – King of the Sea Festival
Garry Point Park
12011 7th Avenue
May 5th+6th – 9am – 9pm. Headline performance at 7pm.
May 7th – 11am-4pm
The City of Richmond will be marking Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017 with a year-long series of programs and events including Ships to Shore – King of the Sea Festival. This event features the Kaiwo Maru, known as the ‘King of the Sea’, a four-masted, 361 ft. long, 182 ft. high naval training vessel from Japan. This free, family event will feature programming and attractions to appeal to all ages and cultures. Event highlights include:
– ship viewing and boarding on the dock
– main stage entertainment throughout the weekend, including a headline artist on Saturday night
– fireworks over the Fraser on Saturday night
– festival entertainment throughout the site
– food trucks
– maritime-themed Kids Cove and more!
Website: http://www.shipstoshore.ca/
Phone: 604-244-1208
Email: parks@richmond.ca

May 5
Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday through a Camera Lens 庆祝加拿大建国150年摄影讲座
Brighouse Library
7700 Minoru Gate
6:30pm-8:30pm
Mandarin with English Translation.
摄影师将跟大家分享加拿大的风景和人物,及拍摄技巧和经验体会。The presenting photographers from CIPA will share Canadian landscapes and portraits, and the experience as well as the techniques behind those photos. 系列讲座结束后会有影展。An exhibition of the photographer’s photos will be held after the series of workshops.
Website: http://rpl.yourlibrary.ca/

May 5
Melissa Etheridge
River Rock Show Theatre
8811 River Road
8pm
Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of North America’s favourite female artists for more than two decades. It was in 1989 when she released her self-titled debut album which featured the hit single, “Bring Me Some Water”. Her next two albums spawned the hit singles, “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy”. She hit her artistic and commercial stride with her 1993 album, Yes I Am which featured the chart-topping singles, “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window”. Her highest charting album, Your Little Secret was then released the following year and was distinguished by the hit single, “I Want to Come Over”. In addition to her two Grammy Awards, Etheridge has won an Academy Award for “Best Original Song”, a Juno Award for “International Entertainer of the Year” and ASCAP’s “Songwriter of the Year” Award.
Website: http://www.riverrock.com/event/melissa-etheridge/
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/11005258D686C798

May 6
Pull of the Net: A Multicultural Celebration
Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
12138 Fourth Ave
11am-4pm
11:00  Lion Dance by Northern Shaolin Traditional Martial Arts Club
12:00 Traditional Salish Song and Dance by Coastal Wolf Pack
1:00    East Coast Maritime Music by Blake Williams and Michael Burnyeat from the Irish Wakers
2:00   Taiko Drumming by Tetsu Taiko
3:00   Scottish Bagpiping by member of Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipeband
A free, family-friendly event to celebrate the multiculturalism of the West Coast fishing industry, and the opening of our new feature exhibit, The Pull of the Net: Commercial Fishing in Canada. Inside the historic cannery, enjoy kids’ activities, displays, workshops and demonstrations presented by our community partners; take a guided tour through our new feature exhibit;  or watch the Nikkei Stories short films in our Boiler House Theatre.
Don’t forget to take part in our community weaving project with the Richmond Weavers and Spinners Guild, and together help weave a unique textile panel to represent our vibrant multicultural community! There will also be a selection of food vendors in front of the Cannery including: Portuguese Cooking by Chef Daniel; Scottish shortbread & treats by Lil Slice of Heaven Baking Co; and bubble tea & shave ice by Juicy Green Express.

Phone: 604.664.9009
Email: info@gogcannery.org
Website: www.gulfofgeorgiacannery.org

May 7
BCRMTA First-Class Honours Recital with Medal Presentation
South Arm United Church
11051 No. 3 Road
1:30pm
From the Richmond Brance of the BC Registered Music Teachers Association. A variety of audience pleasing selections will be heard. Students achieving high marks in the Jan 2017 RCM exams will perform and medals will be presented.
Tickets: are $2/person or $5/family at the door.
Website: www.bcrmta.com
Phone: 604.268.9559

May 7
Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market
Easthope Parking Lot – across the street from the Steveston Community Centre
4111 Moncton Street
10:30am-3:30pm
The Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market (SFAM) is a not-for-profit organization operated by a volunteer committee under the auspices of the Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society (RAIS). All monies raised by SFAM go to support activities and projects of the Steveston Community Centre such as the Steveston Water Park and the current renewal of the Steveston Playground.
2017 Market Dates:  May 7, 21, June 4,18, July 16,30, August 6,20, September 3,17.  Possible “Pop-Up” Market July 2nd.
Website: www.sfam.ca
Email: marketmanager@sfam.ca
Phone: 604-729-7326

May 7
Art At Work: Social Media Marketing for Ethical Business
Richmond Art Gallery Program Room
7700 Minoru Gate
2pm-4pm
Richmond Arts Coalition presents a workshop on the practical uses of social media to create buzz and build an audience. Multidisciplinary artist, digital media specialist, and RAC Executive Director Rob Fillo will be leading an exciting and immersive workshop called Social Media Marketing for Ethical Business. Artists are small business owners and it’s essential that they use digital media to represent their works in a simple, accessible and non-invasive way online. The workshop will explain many of the key elements involved in audience retention and congruent brand representation. It will also touch on the topics of social media pitfalls and what not to do. This presentation will be followed by a brief question and answer period.

Cost: Free. Participants must register due to limited spaces.
To register: Email Kathy at ktycholis@richmond.ca

Ongoing – May 10
Exhibition by Asmaa Ismail
Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate – Upper Rotunda
Website: http://www.richmond.ca/culture/cultural-centre/art-displays.htm

May 11
Jin Chi Live
River Rock Casino Resort
8811 River Road
8pm-10pm
Voice of China contestant, Jin Chi will be coming to Vancouver on May 11th to perform at our River Rock Show Theatre. Also known as Ada Kam, she is a popular singer in Mainland China. Jin Chi made it into the top 16 in The Voice of China and has been a favourite in the public eye ever since.
Price: 48$ / VIP 108$
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/693930294143035/?active_tab=about
Email: jyeung@gcgaming.com

May 11
Exhibition – Richmond Chinese Artist Club
Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate – Upper Rotunda
Website: http://www.richmond.ca/culture/cultural-centre/art-displays.htm

May 13
Indonesian Batik Demo Sessions and pop-up shop
Lipont Art Centre
4211 No. 3 Road
2pm

Free admission. Textile artist Liza Wajong, CITRANTI will give a demonstration of the process of Indonesian batik. A variety of handmade textiles and fashion accessories from Indonesia will be available for purchase.
Phone: 604.285.9975
Website: www.lipont.com

May 13
Thunder From Down Under
River Rock Show Theatre
8811 River Road
8pm
Australia’s Thunder From Down Under will be bringing back their internationally acclaimed all-male dance revue to the Molson Canadian Theatre at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Friday, May 12, 2017 and to the River Rock Casino Resort on Saturday, May 13, 2017. It was in 2001 when after ten years of touring, Thunder officially moved into the Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas where it quickly exceeded all attendance expectations. Since then, the pulse-pounding show has been turning fantasy into reality with the blink of an eye for millions of women around the world touring more than a dozen countries. Thunder has also become a favourite as guests on such television shows as The View, Today and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. With dynamic dance routines, colourful costumes, state-of-the-art lighting and hilarious humour, the Australian Thunder experience is like no other male revue show in the world.

Website: http://www.riverrock.com/event/thunder-from-down-under-2/
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/1100518295296A7D

May 14
Branscombe House – Weaving Landscapes
Branscombe House
4900 Steveston Highway
1pm-3pm
Learn how to combine maps and other printed materials to create unique impressions of Richmond landscapes. Participants will learn new ways to handle materials, practice colour composition and develop design skills. Everyone will leave with their own handmade works of art and the confidence and skills to create more. Free. Pre-registration not required. No experience is necessary and all materials will be supplied. 
Website: www.richmond.ca/branscomberesidency

May 15
Music for Moms Concert
Gateway Theatre
6500 Gilbert Road
7pm-10pm
Featuring the Richmond Youth Concert Band (RYCB) and the Richmond Elementary Honour Band (REHB). For tickets or information, contact:
Email: petej@flinch.ca
Phone: 604.618.5626
Website:  www.rycb.org

May 18
Robert Hubele
Chinese Bunkhouse, Britannia Shipyard
5180 Westwater Drive

7:30pm
Musician, storyteller, and blue collar icon of Canadian life, Robert Burton Hubele a writer and performer of original blues-jazz, with a catalogue of experiences as varied as the stylings of his bluesy jazzy songs.  As a songwriter Hubele writes about ordinary things that become extraordinary with just a little extra care. Robert plays cool guitar and slide-dobro, and likes to inject a little humour and a few tales to accompany his songs.
Tickets: 10$ at the door.
Website: http://www.stevestonfolk.net/

May 18
Art After Dark Remix – May Session
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
7pm-9pm
A re-mix of music and visual art, this monthly program is for aspiring artists and DJs to meet, socialize, and experiment with your desired art mediums or to try something new. This month features exhibiting artist and composer Mark Haney. Listen to short musical performances and learn about Haney’s process of composing music for visual art. Drawing materials will be available to draw along to the music. FREE drop-in. All skill levels of artists and DJs welcome to join. Basic drawing materials and DJ equipment provided. Artists welcome to bring their preferred drawing materials – no wet/messy media permitted in the Gallery space. Not suitable for children under 14 years of age.
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/upcoming/art-after-dark-remix-may-session/

May 18 – May 20
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Gateway Theatre
6500 Gilbert Road
Times: May 18, 19 = 7pm. May 20 = 6pm.
Presented by Richmond Christian School.
Ticket price: 16$
Tickets: https://tickets.gatewaytheatre.com/TheatreManager/1/login?event=1385

May 20
Indonesian Batik Demo Sessions and pop-up shop
Lipont Art Centre
4211 No. 3 Road
2pm

Free admission. Textile artist Liza Wajong, CITRANTI will give a demonstration of the process of Indonesian batik. A variety of handmade textiles and fashion accessories from Indonesia will be available for purchase.
Phone: 604.285.9975
Website: www.lipont.com

May 20
Peter Chan 45th Anniversary Charity Concert
River Rock Casino Resort
8811 River Road
8pm
To celebrate his 45 years of success in the Hong Kong entertainment industry, Peter Chan will hit the stage at the River Rock Show Theatre on May 20th to perform various Cantonese classics. Not only will this concert celebrate a milestone for his career, but also a way to help give back to the community, as this will be a charity concert held for The S.U.C.C.E.S.S Multi-Level Care Society, in order to generate sufficient funds for the Adult Care Center for local seniors of the Richmond community.
Website: http://www.riverrock.com/event/peter-chan-45th-anniversary-charity-concert/
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/Peter-Chan-45th-Anniversary-Charity-Concert-tickets/artist/2332981?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name

May 20
Asian Heritage Month – Book Reading: Home Between Crossings
Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
5180 Westwater Drive
1:30pm-2:30pm
Free. Hear author Dr. Somjee read from his latest book, “Home Between Crossings.” The story takes place in the mid-20th century during uprisings that shook up Great Britain’s Empire, and examines the ensuing Asian and African exoduses, expulsions and migrations to the western countries of Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Author signed copies of the book are available for purchase at a discounted price.
Website: http://richmond.ca/britannia
Email: britannia@richmond.ca

May 21
Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market
Easthope Parking Lot – across the street from the Steveston Community Centre
4111 Moncton Street
10:30am-3:30pm
The Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market (SFAM) is a not-for-profit organization operated by a volunteer committee under the auspices of the Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society (RAIS). All monies raised by SFAM go to support activities and projects of the Steveston Community Centre such as the Steveston Water Park and the current renewal of the Steveston Playground.
2017 Market Dates:  May 7, 21, June 4,18, July 16,30, August 6,20, September 3,17.  Possible “Pop-Up” Market July 2nd.
Website: www.sfam.ca
Email: marketmanager@sfam.ca
Phone: 604-729-7326

May 25
Drink and Draw at Omnis Temporalis
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
7pm-9pm
Door Prizes!  Special Guests!  Live Performance! Drawing Activities! Calling all comic book enthusiasts: meet other artists, sketch some comics, and view a live performance at our Drink and Draw social. This free event is for comic book artists, illustrators, cartoonists, sketchers and doodlers to gather for a drink while drawing.  The evening begins with a live performance of Omnis Temporalis, based on Seth’s picture novella, George Sprott: 1894-1975, followed by open drawing time to work on collaborative comics, network with other artists or to share latest projects. All drawing materials provided. Comic book artists are welcome to bring along their comics for sale. Open to doodlers of all skill levels. For ages 19+. Free admission. Cash bar on premises, photo I.D. Required.
Pre-register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/drink-and-draw-at-omnis-temporalis-tickets-31615556982 or contact Kathy at ktycholis@richmond.ca.

May 27
The Richmond Singers – We Call It Home
Broadmoor Baptist Church
8140 Saunders Road
7pm-9:30pm
For our final performance of the season The Richmond Singers, directed by Natasha Neufeld, present “We Call It Home”, with special guests, Sweet Scarlet (www.sweetscarletmusic.com). Call it a celebration of 150 years. Call it a landmark for our nation. O Canada – we call it home, and we think that’s something to sing about. The Richmond Singers, with special guests Sweet Scarlet, invite you to join in a celebration of our country’s 150th birthday, as we take you on a musical journey across this great land we call “home”.
Tickets: $20 – Adults, $18 – Students/Seniors, Free – Children 12 and under
Website: http://https//richmondsingers.ca/concerts/
Phone: 604-278-0926
Email: richmondsingers@gmail.com

May 27 – May 28
Richmond Carvers Society Wood Carving Show
Steveston Community Centre
4111 Moncton Street
May 27: 12pm-5pm. May 28: 10am-4pm.
Free. Western Canada’s largest carving show, featuring wild life competitions, including birds, fish, First Nations carving styles, wood turning, auctions and raffles. Canada 150 celebration with $3,500 in prizes. Learn all there is to know about carving and see art created before your eyes as carvers showcase their skills at this free event!  In celebration of Canada 150, there will be special categories for Canadian birds, fish and First Nations style carvings.
Website: http://richmondcarvers.com/
Email: richmond.carvers@gmail.com

May 28
30th Anniversary Gala Performance – Richmond Academy of Dance
River Rock Show Theatre
8811 River Road
7:30pm
To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, the Richmond Academy of Dance will be presenting a Gala Performance at the River Rock Show Theatre on Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at 7:30pm. This wonderful evening of dance, theatre and song will include the Academy’s Senior Professional Division alongside Academy graduates and guests such as Heather Ogden (Principal Dancer with National Ballet of Canada), Tara Williamson (Former Dancer with Ballet BC and Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal), Alexei Geronimo (Bad Boys of Dance and Showstoppers), Stephanie Amurao (L.A. Dance Project and Batsheva Dance Company) and Nicole Caron (Principal Dancer with Alberta Ballet), among others, who are now performing in professional companies, professional institutions and theatres across the globe.
Tickets: $30 through Ticketmaster  – https://www.ticketmaster.ca/Richmond-Academy-of-Dance-Pres-30th-tickets/artist/2355853?brand=&tm_link=tm_homeA_h2
Website: www.richmondacademyofdance.com
Phone: 604.278.7816

May 28
Family Sunday: May Session
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
1pm-4pm
Featuring Guest Performances of Omnis Temporalis. Music and visual art combine in this month’s session of Family Sunday. Mark Haney leads short live theatrical performances throughout the afternoon to bring the story of comic novella George Sprott: 1894-1975 to life. Families are welcome to watch the performances, then meet the actors and musicians. All art supplies included. All ages and skill levels welcome to attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note: exhibition contains some mature content. Activities include: Creative Drawing to Music, Storytime, Gallery Tours of Omnis Temporalis, and Musical Performances.
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/upcoming/family-sunday-may-session/

May 29
Appreciation of Asian Poetry and Music
Brighouse Library – Kwok-Chu Lee Living Room
7700 Minoru Gate
1pm-4pm
Come enjoy an afternoon of Asian poetry recitation by local poets.  Poems will be read in both English and Asian languages and there will be a selection of Asian music played by local musicians.
Website: http://rpl.yourlibrary.ca/

May 30
Youth BBQ – Tie-Dyed T-Shirts
Thompson Community Centre
5151 Granville Avenue
3:15pm-5pm
Demonstrate your creativity and imagination by designing your own tie-dyed t-shirt at the Annual Youth BBQ and participate in fun outdoor games! All materials will be provided with guidance from Pierre Leichner. T-shirts will be ready for pick-up at Thompson Community Centre on Friday June 2, from 12:45-1:45 PM or 3:30-4:30 PM. SpART is a year-long artist-in-residency public art project at Thompson Community Centre.
Cost: 2$
Website: www.leichner.ca/SpART
Ongoing until Spring 2017
Women on the Homefront: Women’s Contributions during World War II
Open daily 10 am to 5 pm
Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
12138 Fourth Ave
With thousands of Canadian men overseas, it was the women of Canada who harvested the crops, kept factories running, looked after the children, and raised money for the war. Women on the Homefront explores the fascinating contributions made by women toward the war effort, with a particular focus on the impact of their work in Canada’s west coast canneries and in their homes. The new exhibit invites visitors of all ages to do their part for the war effort. Try on a uniform and join the workforce, explore ration‐conscious sugar free baking recipes, sit and knit, sort and recycle, or plant a row of vegetables in a ‘Victory Garden’. Wander through the different ‘vignettes’ of life at home and work during the war years. Reminisce, share or listen to the stories of this important part of Canadian history.
Phone: 604.664.9009
Email: info@gogcannery.org
Website: www.gulfofgeorgiacannery.org

May 28
30th Anniversary Gala Performance – Richmond Academy of Dance
River Rock Show Theatre
8811 River Road
7:30pm
To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, the Richmond Academy of Dance will be presenting a Gala Performance at the River Rock Show Theatre on Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at 7:30pm. This wonderful evening of dance, theatre and song will include the Academy’s Senior Professional Division alongside Academy graduates and guests such as Heather Ogden (Principal Dancer with National Ballet of Canada), Tara Williamson (Former Dancer with Ballet BC and Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal), Alexei Geronimo (Bad Boys of Dance and Showstoppers), Stephanie Amurao (L.A. Dance Project and Batsheva Dance Company) and Nicole Caron (Principal Dancer with Alberta Ballet), among others, who are now performing in professional companies, professional institutions and theatres across the globe.
Tickets: $30 through Ticketmaster:  https://www.ticketmaster.ca/Richmond-Academy-of-Dance-Pres-30th-tickets/artist/2355853?brand=&tm_link=tm_homeA_h2
Website:
www.richmondacademyofdance.com
Phone:
604.278.7816

Ongoing until June 11
Leave Your Mark – Wang Duo: Calligrapher for the Ages
Richmond Museum
7700 Minoru Gate
Discover the work of Wang Duo, a revered Chinese calligrapher from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and see his legacy in Richmond today. You can also explore objects and ideas previous generations have left for us. Get inspired to create your own legacy! Highlights include Wang Duo’s calligraphy and rubbings, and historic legacies from an egg decorated with the City’s coat of arms to a horse-hoof inkwell and printing press. The exhibit also reveals how evolving technologies have created new opportunities to leave different types of legacies, from portraits to digital images.
Website: http://www.richmondmuseum.ca/explore/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/
Phone: 604.247.8300
Email: museum@richmond.ca

Ongoing – June 12
Inside, Looking Out (Art of Finn Slough): Glen Anderson, Leanne Currie, David Dorrington, Marina Szijarto, Liane Varnam, and Tom Wren. 
City Hall Galleria
6911 No. 3 Road
9am-5pm
Finn Slough has long been an object of representation, a subject for art-making, by those who discover it. Artists who have long been drawn to Finn Slough also have found themselves living there. This is the opportunity to see how Finn Slough residents’ artistic vision connects with their home place and how their homes shape their views of the world.
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/exhibitions/city-hall-galleria/


Ongoing – June 23 (Fridays)
Art Café
City Centre Community Centre 
5900 Minoru Boulevard
7:30pm-9:30pm
Fridays only. This is an open arts studio with music created for artists in the community to connect with one another over pressed coffee.  Limited art supplies available for use. Pressed coffee included. Live music available on some nights. Drop-in fee of 5.36$
Phone: 604.204.8588
Website: www.mycitycentre.org

Ongoing – June 25
Omnis Temporalis
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
New exhibition premieres a musical performance by Vancouver composer Mark Haney in collaboration with renowned cartoonist Seth.
The Richmond Art Gallery presents Omnis Temporalis a multiform project based on Canadian cartoonist Seth’s critically acclaimed picture novella,George Sprott: 1894-1975. Set in the fictional Ontario city of Dominion, the work is an evocation of mid-20th century Canadiana, exploring themes such as, identity, death, change, loss and memory through various portrayals of the eponymous protagonist, George Sprott. Haney’s new composition tells Sprott’s story through dialogue and music supported by an ensemble of characters: Richard Newman as George Sprott; Dorothea Hayley as Daisy, koralee and Heather Pawsey sharing the role of narrator; Jovanni Sy as the male ensemble; Mark Takeshi McGregor on alto bass flute; Marina Hasselberg on cello; and Mark Haney on double bass. Costumes designed by Diane Park.
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/exhibition/omnis-temporalis/
Phone: 604.247.8300
Email: gallery@richmond.ca


Ongoing – June 25
Michael Bednar – The Fraser, Living River
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
Michael Bednar’s photographic work, The Fraser, Living River explores the historical and ecological significance of British Columbia’s longest river. Commencing its documentation of the headwaters at the Continental Divide to its terminus at the Pacific Ocean, Bednar examines this ecologically diverse river that flows through 11 of BC’s 14 biogeoclimatic zones. Central to the project is Bednar’s framing of the Fraser as a working river; his images highlight its history and continued importance to First Nations communities and include the development of industries such as logging, shipping, fishing, and tourism. The City of Richmond, located on Lulu Island at the mouth of the Fraser River, evinces the working aspect of the river with numerous industries presently lining its river banks.
Website:
http://www.richmondartgallery.org/exhibition/the-fraser-living-river/

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Artist Opportunities:

RCCS Canada 150 Celebration in Lansdowne Centre – Invitation to be our Booth Exhibitor
Richmond Chinese Community Society (RCCS) is planning to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday at Lansdowne Centre, Richmond on Saturday July 29, 2017. We will have live performances on stage and booth displays inside the Lansdowne Centre. RCCS welcomes you and your organization to come and celebrate with us in this multicultural event. We hope your presence will enhance and promote cross cultural understanding.

We are arranging with the City to occupy the outdoor Plaza underneath the Canada Line Lansdowne Station as our Art venue. We believe art to be a crucial aspect of our lives, as it makes our soul grow.  This outdoor venue will give greater exposure to our artists work, and bring the Richmond community closer to our talents. We are excited and honoured in being the first organization to utilize the outdoor Plaza. We hope artists will attend and showcase their work and their unique talents at Canada’s 150 birthday celebration. We encourage you to share your stories with the public; your trials, tribulations, joy, challenges, history, future visions, and aspirations.

It is a free event to everyone, for both exhibitionist and audience. Please fax or email the application on or before April 28, 2017 to our office at (604) 270-7252. Booths will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
Application Form for Exhibitors: http://richmondartscoalition.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Exhibitor-Information-and-Application.pdf
Submission Deadline: May 31

Submission Deadline: May 4
City of Richmond Public Art Opportunity:
West Cambie Neighbourhood Park Integrated Landscape Public Art Project
West Cambie Neighbourhood Park
Integrated Landscape Public Art Project
Budget: $40,000 (all inclusive)
Eligibility: Open to professional Canadian artists and/or artist-led teams
Installation: Summer 2018
The Richmond Public Art Program, in partnership with the Parks Department, is seeking an artist or artist team to develop a site-responsive integrated landscape artwork for the new six-acre West Cambie Neighbourhood Park in the rapidly developing Alexandra neighbourhood, at 9540-9700 Odlin Road, Richmond, B.C.
This is a two-stage open artist call, a request for qualifications and an interview selection process. The selected artist will enter into a Design Services contract to work with the City appointed Park design team (landscape architects, engineers, biologists) and consult with area residents to develop a concept proposal to be implemented in 2018.
Link to complete Call to Artists: http://www.richmond.ca/culture/publicart/opportunities.htm
Contact for more info: Eric Fiss at publicart@richmond.ca

Submission Deadline: postmarked May 22
Sixth Annual Midsummer Art’s Dream
The Community Arts Council of Richmond warmly invites artists from anywhere in BC, including grade 9-12 students, to enter our exhibition, to be held at Thompson Community Centre Annex from June 16-18, 2017. This juried show is open to all working in the following 2D mediums: art, photography, mixed media, and textile. Each artist is invited to submit up to three photos of their original work. Cash prizes will be awarded to winning submissions. This year the show is open to students in grades 9 – 12, with the same requirements as everyone else and the same prizes except we have put aside funds for the youth category exclusively. So it will be a great addition to the entire show and should pull in more visitors to the show. New categories of mixed media and textile should grow this year, making for a much more exciting exhibition for the public to view. Full information: http://www.richmondartscouncil.com/downloads/2017-Midsummer-Info.pdf
Submission form: http://www.richmondartscouncil.com/downloads/2017-MidSummer-Entry.pdf

Submission Deadline: May 25, 4pm
Metro Vancouver Regional Project Grants
Cultural groups can now download the 2017 application form and the Project Grant Eligibility and Selection Criteria at www.metrovancouver.org/cultural-grants. Alternatively, request the application form and grant eligibility material by e-mailing judy.robertson@metrovancouver.org or calling 604-432-6205. The Regional Project Grants will support research creation, production, dissemination, audience development, project staff and/or administrative capacity building and the per-project grant awarded to a maximum of $10,000.

Application Deadline: May 29 at 5pm
Branscombe House Artist Residency
Branscombe House Artist Residency takes place in the recently restored Edwardian style house located in the residential area of historic Steveston. Currently in its inaugural year, the 11-month residency program is an opportunity for artists with a community-engaged practice to create new work in exchange for 100% subsidized two-bedroom upstairs suite. During the residency, artists establish a presence in the community, spending time developing a body of work and engaging the public in programming which may include workshops, exhibitions, demos and legacy projects on the Branscombe site, community centres, schools and events/festivals.
Further Details:
http://www.richmond.ca/culture/sites/branscombehouse/branscomberesidency.htm Application Details: http://www.richmond.ca/culture/sites/branscombehouse/branscomberesidency/branscombe.htm
For further information:
contact Katie Varney, Manager, Cultural Development at Katie.Varney@richmond.ca 604-247-4941.

Submission Deadline: May 31
Saltspring National Art Prizes
The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) is pleased to launch its second national juried competition of Canadian visual art. The intent of SSNAP is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity—resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who are eighteen years of age and older as of January 1, 2016 are invited to submit their two-dimensional and three-dimensional work for consideration. Approximately 50 finalists will be chosen by an independent jury from across Canada. All artists’ submissions will be anonymous to the jury.

THE JOAN McCONNELL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING WORK: $17,000 ($12,000 and a $5,000 Salt Spring Island artist residency)
THE JUROR’S CHOICE AWARDS: Three awards of $2,000 selected by each juror
THE ROSEMARIE BEHNCKE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS: Three awards determined by a vote of visitors to the exhibition: 1st prize – $3,000, 2nd prize – $2,000, 3rd prize – $1,000
THE ASA (Alliance of Salt Spring Artists) AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SALT SPRING ARTIST: $1,000
Original works will be exhibited and presented for sale at the Finalist Exhibition at historic Mahon Hall on Salt Spring Island, from September 22 to October 22, 2017 (Open daily from Saturday, September 23).
Guidelines and Submission Details: www.saltspringartprize.ca
Event: http://tinyurl.com/SSNAP2017Call 

Various dates
May 2017 Grant Deadlines
Little Dog Creative Consulting helpfully compiles monthly lists of grant deadlines for artists in BC. You can find it online at: http://littledog.ca/2017/02/27/may-2017-grant-deadlines/ 

BC Artist Registry
Calling all BC artists! We invite all British Columbian adults who are artists in any discipline to be counted in the BC Artist Registry. Whether your arts practice is your full-time or part-time career, or your avocational pursuit, you may join the Registry through our simple online form.
Across the province, arts champions in municipalities and local agencies express the need to learn more about artists in their communities, but lack the channels to connect with those individuals. The BC Artist Registry becomes an important tool for reaching artists directly, inviting their participation in surveys and other types of consultation.
The BC Artist Registry uses a simple online form recording an artist’s name, contact information, and field(s) of artistic discipline. Joining the Registry is free, and the personal information remains private and confidential. From time to time, artists on the Registry will be invited to participate in more detailed surveys or other consultations. The Registry will be open for ongoing registration with no deadline, to ensure a growing resource for meaningful statistics and research in our province’s cultural sector.
Website: http://www.allianceforarts.com/bc-artist-registry/

Rocanini Cafe
Call to artists wanting to show at Rocanini Café in Steveston Village: please send short bio and 8-10 thumbnail images of your paintings with title, size, medium and price.
Email: art@jeanettejarville.com

SpaceFinder BC
SpaceFinder BC increases the visibility of creative workspaces throughout the province of British Columbia. Venues can market unbooked rental space by creating a listing and uploading a digital calendar, while artists and public alike can discover space based on location, price, amenities, and up-to-date availability. Built by nonprofit Fractured Atlas, SpaceFinder BC is free to list or search for space.
Website: http://bc.spacefinder.org/spaces

Open Call for Artists to exhibit in City Hall Galleria
The Richmond Art Gallery is accepting submissions for 2017 exhibitions at Richmond City Hall located at 6911 No. 3 Road. Proposals should include a current CV, an artist statement, a statement of the proposed work and 5–8 images of work. Please contact Carie Helm, Interim Curatorial Assistant at chelm@richmond.ca for more information and/or download the application form here: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/submission-application-RAG-CityHallGalleria-2016.pdf

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