Arts Events and Artist Opportunities – September 2017

Arts Events and Artist Opportunities – September 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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Highlights:

September 4
Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC) Member Meetup!
Waves Coffee Steveston
12231 First Ave
7:30pm-9:30pm

A casual social event for networking and arts incubation. Are you an arts champion? Do you have an amazing event or idea you’d like to pursue? Are you looking to get more involved in the Richmond arts scene? Come talk arts and RAC with our Executive Director Rob Fillo. All are welcome, bring a friend.


ArtRich 2017 entries are open!

Head over to http://richmondartscoalition.com/artrich/ for more information and to apply! To help artists who may not be confident creating digital photo files for submission, RAC will be offering a workshop at the Richmond Art Gallery on September 14 from 6 – 9 pm. You may bring to the workshop the artwork you wish to photograph for submission to ArtRich. You can RSVP for this workshop (though not required) via this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/artrich-2017-workshop-digitizing-artwork-tickets-36334851519

September 29 – October 1
Culture Days!
Various locations
Culture Days is a collaborative Canada-wide volunteer program to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. The eighth annual Culture Days weekend will feature thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind-the-scenes” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, designers, chefs, crafters and other creative people in their communities. Culture Days is a movement that welcomes everyone’s participation. Everyone has a part to play in Culture Days whether you’re already passionate about the arts or interested in discovering something new.
Website: https://bc.culturedays.ca/en

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August 31 – September 2
Tuesdays With Morrie 《相約星期二》
Gateway Theatre Pacific Festival
Gateway Theatre
6500 Gilbert Road
Presented in Cantonese with Chinese & English surtitles.
8pm
《相約星期二》改編自美國作家Mitch Albom的全球暢銷小説Tuesdays with Morrie,故事源自真人真事。七十八歲的大學教授慕理身患絕症,不久於人世,昔日的學生明哲無意中從電視得知,猛然想起畢業時曾答應定會回去探望教授。然而,十六年過去,承諾終未兌現。原本只打算前往探望一下老師,了卻心事,卻成為了十四個星期二的約定。迷失人生方向的明哲於教授病榻前,聆聽老師彌留前的教誨,重新學習關於家庭、夢想、愛與寬恕,乃至疾病與死亡的人生哲理。
Tuesdays with Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig’s disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.
Website: https://www.gatewaytheatre.com/tuedayswithmorrie
Email: boxoffice@gatewaytheatre.com
Phone: 604-270-1812

September 1
Drama Talk – Meet with Artists (Pacific Festival)
Gateway Theatre
6500 Gilbert Road
8pm
A talk with Chung Ying Artistic Director, Ko Tin Lung and Actor Edmond Lo. This is an event with free admission. Everyone is welcomed to attend, however, tickets holders will have priority. To RSVP, please call Gateway Theatre at (604)-270-1812.
Website: https://www.gatewaytheatre.com/travelwithmum

September 1 – September 2
Richmond World Festival
Minoru Park
7191 Granville Avenue
Sept 1: 4pm-11pm. Sept 2: 11am-11pm
A free celebration of music, food and culture, the Richmond World Festival will feature over 75 music and dance performances on nine stages, including headline shows by popular Canadian rockers Tokyo Police Club and Korean hip hop star Verbal Jint.
Website: http://www.richmondworldfestival.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/richmondworldfest

September 1
Exhibition Preview – Eternal Return – Richmond World Festival
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
4pm-10pm
The Gallery will be open during the Richmond 2017 World Festival, offering a sneak peek of our upcoming exhibition Eternal Return that officially opens on Saturday, September 9th. The exhibit features five emerging artists: Barb Choit, Kevin Day, Lucien Durey, Alanna Ho and Anchi Lin who each selected artefacts from the Richmond Museum’s Migration Collection and developed artworks in direct dialogue with this eclectic array of historical objects.
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/upcoming/exhibition-preview-at-richmond-world-festival/

September 1 – September 2
The Voice of the River – Richmond World Festival
Minoru Park
7191 Granville Avenue
Digital Carnival Tents
“The Voice of the River” is a digital media, visual art, and performance project employing an array of artistic forms to promote expanded appreciation and understanding of the Mighty Fraser River as B.C’s “lifeblood”. A community-engaged creative component is the crowdsourcing of 15 second-long micro-films from the general public from up and down the watershed.
Website: www.thevoiceoftheriver.com

September 1 – September 2
Digital Carnival 2017 – Richmond World Festival
Minoru Plaza and the Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate
Cinevolution’s Your Kontinent: Digital Carnival is back again! Featuring 15 works by 23 artists, each piece is a unique experience as diverse as the artists behind them. We invite you to think about questions of nation, land, and home as you learn to speak ocean, discover the Fraser River, write a love letter to land, or revisit the days of phone books and analog phones. Or simply relax and feast your senses on art that you can see, hear, touch, and taste! Here you’ll meet some of the coolest artists from in- and out- of town, and see some truly innovative applications of technology. With works ranging from sound art to intimate performances to videos installations in the “chill tent,” from shadow puppetry to interactive play to community-engaged art, there is something for everyone at this one-of-a-kind festival.
Website: http://cinevolutionmedia.com/portfolio-item/digital-carnival-2017/

September 1 – September 2
Compass – by Cindy Mochizuki – Digital Carnival 2017: LAND
Performance Hall,
Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate
Free. Compass is a multi-media performance pieced together by fragments of stories that have been passed down and some remaining archival materials belonging to Cindy’s paternal grandmother, who owned and worked a strawberry farm in Walnut Grove before WWII and the internment of Japanese Canadians on the west coast. A deeply personal work by a masterful storyteller, this lyrical performance is as thoughtful as it is compelling.
Tickets: http://www.digitalcarnival2017.eventbrite.com/
Website: http://cinevolutionmedia.com/compass-tickets/

September 1 – September 4
Exhibition by Richmond World Festival
Richmond Cultural Centre – Upper Rotunda
7700 Minoru Gate
Website: http://www.richmond.ca/culture/cultural-centre/art-displays.htm

September 1 – September 30
Behnaz Behzadi Art Exhibit
Thompson Community Centre
5151 Granville Avenue
Phone: 604-238-8422

September 3
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: September 3,17.
Website: www.sfam.ca
Email: marketmanager@sfam.ca
Phone: 604-729-7326

Ongoing – September 4
Visual Impossible
Aberdeen Centre
4151 Hazelbridge Way
Visitors of all ages are welcome to visit the Central Atrium, which will be transformed into a one-of-a-kind art gallery that uses realistic imagery to create an optical illusion of 3-dimensional depth. Aberdeen Centre is the 1st shopping centre outside of Asia to present an interactive gallery experience of its kind. Step inside the art installations and get ready to live the experience! Grab your camera to capture your adventures to share with your family & friends.
Website: http://www.aberdeencentre.com/
Phone: 604.270.1234
Email: promotion@aberdeencentre.com

September 4 – October 1
Exhibition by Bahram Art (Javaheri)
Richmond Cultural Centre – Upper Rotunda
7700 Minoru Gate
Website: http://www.richmond.ca/culture/cultural-centre/art-displays.htm

September 7
Artist Salon with Pennylane Shen
Richmond Cultural Centre Atrium
7700 Minoru Gate
7pm-9pm
The Richmond Art Gallery’s Artist Salon is a monthly program for artists to connect, network and learn from each other. Navigating the Art Industry: Professional Practices for Emerging Artists is a unique seminar designed specifically for emerging artists preparing to approach the commercial and public art industry. It is ideal for emerging fine artists of any media pursuing careers in the commercial Vancouver art market or those looking to expand their exhibition repertoire.
Registration required: via email to ktycholis@richmond.ca
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/upcoming/artistsalonwithpennylaneshen/

September 9
Music Without Borders VII: Jacqueline Au & Friends in Concert
Gateway Theatre
6500 Gilbert Road
7:30pm
Presented by Jacqmusic Studio.
Tickets: 30$-48$, https://tickets.gatewaytheatre.com/TheatreManager/1/online?performance=7676
Website: https://www.gatewaytheatre.com/events/rental/music-without-borders-vii-jacqueline-au-friends-concert

September 9
Dionne Warwick
River Rock Casino Resort
8811 River Road
8pm
Scintillating, soothing and sensual best describe the familiar and legendary voice of five-time Grammy Award winning music legend, DIONNE WARWICK, who has become a cornerstone of American pop music and culture. Warwick’s career, which currently celebrates 50 years, has established her as an international music icon and concert act. She has earned more than sixty charted hit songs and sold over 100 million records.
Website: http://www.riverrock.com/event/dionne-warwick/
Phone: 1.855.985.5000

September 9 – November 19
Eternal Return
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
September 9, 7pm-10pm: Opening Reception.
September 10, 2pm-4pm: Talk and Tour: Sunshine Frère with Barb Choit, Kevin Day, and Anchi Lin.

Richmond Art Gallery in partnership with the Richmond Museum presents Eternal Return, an ambitious exhibition guest curated by Sunshine Frère presenting new works by five Vancouver-based artists: Barb Choit, Kevin Day, Lucien Durey, Alanna Ho and Anchi Lin. Each artist has selected artifacts from the Museum’s Migration Collection and developed works in direct dialogue with this eclectic array of historical objects. The products of this dialogue span a diverse range of media including performance, video, photography, sound, and sculpture. Artworks and the artifacts that inspired them will be on display in the gallery, allowing visitors to uncover their polymorphous histories. The title of the exhibition, Eternal Return is a concept that appears in philosophy, science-fiction, ancient history, and contemporary culture. It refers to the cyclical repetition of all things and situations throughout time. From the prestige an everyday item acquires when it becomes part of recorded history, to the surreal aura of a new or unknown artifact, this exhibition pays homage to the object and its power to invoke many returns.
Email: phickey@richmond.ca
Phone: 604.247.8312
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/exhibition/eternal-return/

September 10
Branscombe House Open Studio Drop-in
Branscombe House
4900 Steveston Highway
1pm-3pm
Learn how to see everyday materials in new ways, creatively upcycle scrap paper to make unique art objects. Participants will learn precision paper-folding techniques, practice colour composition, and develop skills in three-dimensional design. No experience necessary, all materials will be supplied. All ages are invited. Open Studio Drop-ins are free and registration is not required.
Website: www.richmond.ca/branscomberesidency

September 15 – September 16
《和媽媽中國漫遊》TRAVEL WITH MUM
Gateway Theatre
6500 Gilbert Road
8pm
Travel with Mum is beautifully told through a masked theatre play on the virtues of filial piety accompanied by folksy live music and inspired by the touching story of Wang Yi-Min who spent all his life with his mother in a village in Liaoning, China. The 74-year-old man takes his 99-year-old mother on a journey across China. Starting in Heilongjiang, they set off for Tibet on a 900-day journey that spans over 30, 000 kilometres. With masks and sand on stage, this is a unique all-round viewing experience. Drama is in Cantonese but there will be Chinese and English Subtitles.
Website: https://www.gatewaytheatre.com/PacificFestival2017
Email: boxoffice@gatewaytheatre.com

September 17
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: September 3,17.
Website: www.sfam.ca
Email: marketmanager@sfam.ca
Phone: 604-729-7326

September 20
Chinese Book Launch 張士方《張介崢家族文集》新書發布會
Brighouse Library – Kwok-Chu Lee Living Room
7700 Minoru Gate
2pm-4pm
This new anthology contains couplets, poems, lyrics, essays and translated works written by five generations of writers from the Zhang family.  Compiler and annotator, Ronald Zhang, will discuss the production of this book and read excerpts. Everyone is welcome. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy.
張士方為紀念先父張介崢編注了《張介崢家族文集》。這是一本跨世紀的家族文集,前後經歷五代,包括十位作者;集對聯、詩、詞、曲、文、譯文等不同題材的作品。讀者可以從中看到張氏家族每個時期各人的不同經歷。歡迎光臨新書發布會,與作者及其他作家、詩人及詩詞愛好者交流學問,並有新書簽售。免費國、粵語活動。
Languages: Cantonese and Mandarin
Website: http://rpl.yourlibrary.ca

September 21
Charlotte Wrinch
Chinese Bunkhouse, Britannia Shipyard
5180 Westwater Drive
7:30pm
Charlotte Wrinch is a singer-songwriter and recording artist living on the Sunshine Coast. A multi instrumentalist, she plays acoustic guitar and a collection of recorders and penny whistles. Charlotte performs at many of the festivals and live music venues on the coast. Just recently Mediazoic featured Charlotte as their Unsigned Indie Artist of the Week, and her album has been making the Top 10 charts at CFBX and other campus stations. Her style has been compared to Blossom Dearie, Joni Mitchell, Nanci Griffith, Astrid Gilberto and Feist.
Tickets: 10$ at the door.
Website: http://www.stevestonfolk.net/

September 21 – October 10
Tree of Life Exhibition
Vancouver Lipont Art Centre
4211 No. 3 Road
Open daily 9am-5pm. Free admission.
The Tree of Life is an archetype, theme, motif, image, spiritual concept and mythological story that is found across cultures and throughout human history. It is understood to connect all forms of creation and is a cosmic conception that embodies life’s mysteries, unites the heavens, the earth, and the underworld, and is seen as a representation of everlasting life. Its various interpretations from indigenous cultures and major religions have influenced art, architecture, and visual representation for millennia. This international exhibition explores the ways in which the Tree of Life has been represented in Central, South, East, and South-east Asia and includes the artwork of 58 artists and craftspeople, many of whom are masters of their chosen form and some who are Living National Treasures* in their countries of origin. The artworks are as diverse as the cultures they originate from and are both traditional and contemporary. They are handcrafted from natural and sustainable materials, and include textiles, paintings, ceramics, weaving, leather, lacquerware, jewellery, stone, wood, and metal.
Websites: www.canadiansocietyforasianarts.org , www.lipont.com
Email:  info@canadaipa.com

September 23
The Voice of the River
Britannia Shipyards
5180 Westwater Drive
7:30pm
“The Voice of the River” is a digital media, visual art, and performance project employing an array of artistic forms to promote expanded appreciation and understanding of the Mighty Fraser River as B.C.’s “lifeblood”. A community-engaged creative component is the crowdsourcing of 15 second-long micro-films from the general public from up and down the watershed.
Website: www.thevoiceoftheriver.com

September 23
Pull of the Net Speakers’ Series: Fisher Poets Afternoon
Gulf of Georgia Cannery
12138 Fourth Avenue
2pm-3:30pm
A crew of current and retired commercial fishers will share their creative writing about the industry in this celebratory and casual afternoon. Local fisher poet Wilfred Wilson and friends were inspired by fishing the many rivers along BC’s rugged West Coast. The allure of fishing will shine through their words. The Pull of the Net exhibit celebrates the importance of Canada’s commercial fishing industries on both the East and West Coasts of Canada. It is a colourful, family-friendly exhibit that touches on some big topics such as Aboriginal fishing traditions, immigration, fisheries management, and the diversification of the industry over time.
Website: www.gulfofgeorgiacannery.org
Phone: 604.664.9009

September 23
Grand Prix of Art
Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
12138 Fourth Avenue
10am-1pm
Artists are assigned a painting location when they check in at 9am at the Britannia Shipyards. Competition starts at 10am where they have 3 hours to complete their work of art. Ending at 1pm, artists return to the shipyards for display and judging. Artwork remains there until Sunday evening. Up to $2,000 in cash rewards presented to finalists.
Website: http://grandprixofart.ca/steveston/
To Register: http://grandprixofart.ca/steveston/register/

September 23 – October 1
The 6th Annual Vancouver International Photography Festival Photo Exhibition
Aberdeen Centre
4151 Hazelbridge Way
11am-7pm
Award Ceremony & seminars on September 23, 1pm – 4pm, Central Atrium.
Website: http://www.aberdeencentre.com/en/events.php?m=9&y=2017

September 24
Storytime & Author Visit In Support of Canucks Autism Network
Brighouse Library – Kids’ Place Program Room
7700 Minoru Gate
2pm-3pm
Come join us for a special 30 minute drop-in storytime for children of all ages and stay to meet local author Kaye Banez, who will read her new picture book, See Yah in the Morning! A Bedtime Story. This story incorporates fun and interactive learning features that can help a child who has autism or any learning challenges. Everyone is welcome! $1 of all proceeds from book sales at this event will be generously donated to the Canucks Autism Network, as well as $2 to the Richmond Public Library’s Friends of the Library.
Website: http://rpl.yourlibrary.ca

September 29 – October 1
Culture Days
Various locations
Culture Days is a collaborative Canada-wide volunteer program to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. The eighth annual Culture Days weekend will feature thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind-the-scenes” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, designers, chefs, crafters and other creative people in their communities. Culture Days is a movement that welcomes everyone’s participation. Everyone has a part to play in Culture Days whether you’re already passionate about the arts or interested in discovering something new.
Website: https://bc.culturedays.ca/en

September 29
From Far and Wide: 2017 Multicultural Creative Writing Festival (Culture Days)
Richmond Cultural Centre – Performance Hall
7700 Minoru Gate
10am-1pm
Come celebrate multicultural creative writing by reading your own writings, meeting other writers and taking part in the creation of a Canada 150 commemorative literary anthology.
To participate: Submit your writing by September 15 to sophia@wsisc.com

September 29
From Far & Wide-2017 Multicultural Creative Writing Festival (Culture Days)

Richmond Cultural Centre – Performance Hall
7700 Minoru Gate
10am-1pm
For celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday and Culture Days, for celebrating multicultural creative writing and lightening up community spirit, we will host ‘From Far and Wide – 2017 Multicultural Creative Writing Festival’ at Richmond Culture Centre on September 29th, co-sponsored by Culture Days, BC Culture Days, City of Richmond, WS Immigrant & Multicultural Services Society, Richmond Art Centre and Richmond Public Library. Canada 150: From Far and Wide – 2017 Multicultural Creative Writing Festival: Time: September 29, 2017 @10am-1pm Place: Performance Hall, Richmond Culture Centre Address: 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9 Everyone is welcome to participate this event from famous poets and writers to any individual who is passionate about creative writing and share their stories about Canada.
Website: http://www.wsisc.com/contact-1

September 29
Celebrate BC’s First Nations Art & Artists at the Airport (Culture Days)
Vancouver International Airport – International Terminal Building, Level 3, Departures
3211 Grant McConachie Way
10am-2:30pm
Come out to the airport and join YVR and the Lattimer Gallery as we proudly celebrate BC’s First Nations art and artists! Learn about YVR’s iconic collection, meet the artists and participate in interactive demonstrations of carving, painting, dancing and more! All activities take place around Bill Reid’s masterwork ~ “Spirit of Haida Gwaii: the Jade Canoe,” the heart of the International Terminal Building, level 3 departures.
Email: Cynthia_McCreery@yvr.ca
Phone: 604.873.4891
Website: http://www.yvr.ca/en/about-yvr

September 29
Wood Workers (Culture Days)
Minoru Place Activity Centre
7660 Minoru Gate
10:30am-11:30am
The woodworkers use both hard and softwood to create bowls, boxes, stools, chairs, flower boxes, planters and more. Watch the group at work at their well-equipped workshop.
Email: seniors@richmond.ca
Phone: 604.238.8450

September 29
Chinese Calligraphy (Culture Days)
Minoru Place Activity Centre
7660 Minoru Gate
1pm-2pm
Calligraphy, which literally means “beautiful writing”, occupies a distinguished position in the field of traditional art in China. Come view the art created by the enthusiastic calligraphers and discuss their work with them.
Email: csun@richmond.ca
Phone: 604.238.8450

September 29 – September 30
Symmetry Art (Culture Days)
Sept 29 – 3pm-6pm
Sept 30 – 1pm-4pm
Peace Mennonite Church
11571 Daniels Road
Did you know that they use math in art? Math is essential when artists, such as painters, architects, sculptors and illustrators want to create masterpieces! Come learn about symmetry art and create your own design. We have activities for students grades K-9 that include tangrams, tessellations and geometric string art.
Website: http://www.spiritofmath.com/
Email: msipl@spiritofmath.com
Phone: 604.652.1526

September 29
Fil-Can 150 Dance and Music Workshop (Culture Days)
Richmond Cultural Centre – Performance Hall
7700 Minoru Gate
3:30pm-6pm
Interactive Filipino-inspired workshop, FREE and open to all ages. Join us dance to the music, sing a song and try the various props such as small palm held bamboo percussion instrument, pick up the gong to produce a vibrant, hollow tone when struck by a small stick, strum the guitar, hats and fans. Dance performers will demonstrate and explain the significance of certain hand and head gestures of the dance to provide understanding and appreciation of the art. Add your voice to the melodies as the guitar strums. The workshop aims to connect with the audiences to gain knowledge of the various expressions of the performances, encourage participation, or simply relax and enjoy the camaraderie and celebrate Richmond Canada 150!
Email: lourdesyp@helpinghouse.org
Phone: 604.828.9856
Website: http://www.helpinghouse.ca/

September 29
Minoru Live (Culture Days)
Minoru Place Activity Centre
7660 Minoru Gate
6pm-8pm
This special edition of our Friday Night Live weekly event features a variety showcase of the Minoru Place Activity Centre’s Chinese Cultural performance based groups. This lively evening of entertainment offers Seniors a chance to learn about these groups and participate in some activities.
Email: mburner@richmond.ca
Phone: 604.238.8458

September 29
“Journey to the East” Chinese Folk Dance Showcase Gala (Culture Days)
Richmond Cultural Centre – Performance Hall
7700 Minoru Gate
6:30pm-9pm
Elsa Wu, Dancer and Choreographer, will lead her team to showcase the sophisticated art of Chinese folk dancing. The performance will present background info on some of the 56 Chinese minority groups and exhibit representative folk dances, audio & music, and drama from these respective groups to present the inner worlds of performance arts and Chinese culture. Please join us for an educational and entertaining afternoon!
Email: Wu.elsa@gmail.com

September 29
The Joy of Historical Dance (Culture Days)
Richmond Cultural Centre – Atrium
7700 Minoru Gate
The Joy of Historical Dance – A Practical Intro For ages 10 to Seniors. For 1.5 – 2 hours (depending on participants’ energy), AD Catherine Lee introduces steps used in Renaissance and Baroque social dance styles, using combinations from notated period choreographies. Experience the pleasure from these surprisingly democratic forms danced in pairs or groups. No one “leads” or “follows” in the modern use of those terms! The workshop is participatory, though observers are welcome. Appropriate for participants in moderate to better physical condition. Please note: Some jumping. Please arrive promptly at 6:55pm! Some chairs available. Maximum number 20.
Pre-register: by Sept 29, 4pm at historicalperformance@gmail.com.
Phone: 604.303.0377

September 29 – October 1
Podplay: Notes from a Building (Culture Days)
Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate
This self-guided audio tour will take you on a journey through the Cultural Centre, Brighouse Library, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond Museum and Richmond Arts Centre. MP3 players are available at the front desk of the Cultural Centre.

September 29 – October 1
Memories of Place (Culture Days)
Minoru Place Activity Centre
7660 Minoru Gate
Sept 29: 9am-9pm. Sept 30: 9am-4pm. Oct 1: 12pm-4pm.
In recognition of National Seniors Day, this exhibit features video recollections from Richmond pioneers collected at the Canada 150 Pioneer Luncheon. A photography exhibit capturing seniors from Minoru Place Activity Centre celebrating the history and stories of the centre and an exhibit from the Minoru Seniors Society’s Chinese Calligraphy Group exploring the concept of place. Adults 55+ are invited to share their “Memories of Place” by signing up for a photo and memory capture session on Friday, Sept. 29.
Registration: begins on Wednesday, Sept. 27; please call 604-238-8450 to reserve a time slot.

September 29 – October 1
Branscombe Artist Exhibition at the Cultural Centre (Culture Days)

Richmond Cultural Centre – Main Floor Hallway on the east side of the building
7700 Minoru Gate
Take a peek at the projects that the community has been doing with this year’s Branscombe House Artist-in-Residence, Barbara Meneley. The exhibit at the Cultural Centre reveals the collective beauty of the work created in hands-on workshops at Branscombe House. Visitors will also find out how to participate in future free workshops with the artist.
Website: http://www.richmond.ca/culture/sites/branscombehouse/branscomberesidency.htm

September 29 – October 1
Luminosity Photography Exhibition
Lipont Place
4211 No. 3 Road
Over 150 photographs by artists of Canada, Taiwan, and U.S. will be on display to celebrate nature, life and culture. The exhibition is family friendly.
Website: http://www.lipont.com/en/about-us

September 30
Resident Art Group Showcase (Culture Days)
Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate
10am-3pm
Join us for another year of fun activities at the Richmond Cultural Centre. This family friendly experience has become an annual favourite not to be missed among all the other activities happening at this venue. See the magic of a Potter’s wheel or learn about quilting. Watch a loom demonstration or get some pro tips on digital photography. Chat with experienced painters or learn the brush strokes of Chinese calligraphy. Let some rock hounds walk you through the wonderful world of gems and minerals!
Participating Resident Art Groups:
• Richmond Artist Guild
• Riverside Arts Circle
• Richmond Potters Club
• Richmond Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Club
• Richmond Chinese Artists Club
• Richmond Photo Club
• Textile Arts Guild of Richmond (TAGOR)
• Richmond Weavers and Spinners
• Richmond Gem and Mineral Club
For questions and information: 604-247-6327

September 30
Creative Pathways: Paper Bag Book Making & Community Quilting (Culture Days)

Richmond Cultural Centre – Textile Arts Studio
7700 Minoru Gate
10am-3pm
TAGOR hosts a Paper Bag Book Making Workshop for kids 8 to 12 years — make a book full of memories and treasures from a simple brown paper lunch bag. Supplies provided free of charge. Workshop time: 20 minutes. Adults are invited to participate in making a quilt to be donated to the community – it’s easier than you think — we’ll show you how!
Website: http://www.textileartsrichmond.ca/

September 30
Canada 150 Commemorative Mural Event (Culture Days)
Steveston Hotel
12111 3rd Avenue
11am-12pm
The City of Richmond invites you to join artists John Horton and Dean Lauze to celebrate the official unveiling of the mural, Arrival of SV Titania in Steveston. As part of the Richmond Canada 150 program, the City commissioned eminent maritime painter John M. Horton to create work depicting the arrival of the SV Titania in the Steveston harbour in 1889. This event marked the first time a Europe-bound vessel had docked in Steveston to bring canned salmon to Europe. Arrival of the S.V. Titania painting by John Horton is located permanently at Richmond City Hall and Dean Lauze was commissioned to reproduce the painting as an outdoor wall mural on the Steveston Hotel for a larger general audience to enjoy.
Email: ccorris-wingfield@richmond.ca

September 30
Life Drawing (Culture Days)
Richmond Cultural Centre – Plaza
7700 Minoru Gate
11am-2pm
Watch or join in as members of Richmond Artists Guild draw and paint from a model.
Website: http://www.richmondartistsguild.com/

September 30
Live Performances by Lucien Durey (Culture Days)

Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
12pm-1pm, 3pm-4pm
Artist Lucien Durey will perform “Scarecrow, Visionary, Muse, Musa, Saguaro, Christiania” in the Art Gallery at 12pm and 3pm. Durey’s vocal compositions have been written for a number of his sculptures that are featured in Eternal Return, the current exhibition at Richmond Art Gallery. Durey’s performances will reveal additional narratives and meaning in this series and within each sculpture.
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/exhibition/eternal-return/

September 30
Live Performance with Rainbow Forecast Project (Culture Days)
Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate
1pm-2pm
Alanna Ho of Rainbow Forecast Project presents a collaborative installation / performance for all ages to play with sound and music-making. This performance is a culmination of a series of “Instrument Making and Active Listening” workshops led by artist Alanna Ho with children aged 4-6 years old over the month of September 2017. Workshops were held at Appleseed Children’s Playhouse in Richmond, an educational playground where students learned about basic circuitry, building instruments, and playing sound games to discover the sonic potential of everyday objects. Students will participate in a live performance, and invite audience members to join in the fun of sound-making through interactive play.
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/

September 30
Branscombe House Artist Residency Workshop (Culture Days)
4900 Steveston Highway
1pm-3pm
Richmond’s second Artist-in-Residence, Barbara Meneley, invites you to participate in a hands-on creative artmaking activities at historic Branscombe House. Participate in a fun and engaging art workshop and leave with your own handmade artworks and the skills to create more. An exhibition of artwork created by community members in the program will also be on exhibit.
Website: http://www.richmond.ca/culture/sites/branscombehouse/branscomberesidency.htm
Phone: 604.247.4941

September 30
Open Rehearsal with The Richmond Singers (Culture Days)

Broadmoor Baptist Church
8140 Saunders Road
1pm-3pm
Have you ever wondered about joining a choir? The Richmond Singers invite you to join us at an open rehearsal to experience the joy of singing with a group of women who love to sing! Our musical director, Natasha Neufeld, will lead us through our vocal warm-up before we get started on new music for our coming season. At our break you will have an opportunity to find out more about our choir by talking to members, as well as to our director and accompanist, over a cup of coffee or tea. We hope our guests will sit with us and sing along, but you are also welcome to just relax and enjoy the music. Pre-registration is not required.
Website: http://www.richmondsingers.ca/
Email: richmondsingers@gmail.com
Phone: 604.278.0926

September 30
The Suitcase: Intergenerational Healing Through Traces Of The Past (Culture Days)
Britannia Shipyards – Murakami Boatworks
5180 Westwater Drive
1:30pm-4:30pm
Exhibit Open House. By Lyana Patrick & Ashli Akins. Take in this exhibit of Gramma Aloo’s life, and in doing so, learn about the artist’s (Lyana Patrick) journey of healing and reconciliation through her grandmother’s story.
Email: kbaker@richmond.ca
Phone: 604.238.6104
Website: http://richmond.ca/britannia

September 30
Create a Beautiful Mosaic (Culture Days)
Richmond Cultural Centre – Atrium
7700 Minoru Gate
1:45pm-3pm
Fun for the Family. Create your choice of a Sunflower or Sun mosaic. This is created by gluing small pre-cut squares on a template. Once completed take it home and try to do another at your own leisure.
This is a very colourful piece and everything will be ready waiting for you along with our very knowledgeable artists. Organized by The Community Arts Council of Richmond.
Email: cacrinformation@shaw.ca
Website: http://www.richmondartscouncil.org/

September 30
Writer-in-Residence Launch: Meet Nilofar Shedmehr (Culture Days)
Brighouse Library – Kwok-Chu Lee Living Room
7700 Minoru Gate
2pm-4pm
Meet Richmond’s 2017 Writer-in-Residence, Nilofar Shedmehr, a British Columbia-Book-Prize ‎nominated writer with four books of poetry in English and Farsi. Hear samples of her work and learn about her programming plans for the City of Richmond’s sixth annual Writer in Residence program. The interactive discussion will be followed by a short reception with light refreshments.
To register: Call 604-276-4300 or richmond.ca/registerand quote the course number. Course number: 2040338

September 30
Art About Travel (Culture Days)
Phoenix Art Workshop
12211 First Avenue
2pm-6pm
Join us for and visual art Odyssey as we present “Art About Travel” Students and Instructors who have been part of our international art tours are invited to submit framed photographs, paintings or artworks inspired by their travels with us for this special travel exhibit, celebrating 12 years of the Travellingbrush.com.
Email: mark@phoenixcoastalart.com
Phone: 604.448.1860
Website: http://www.travellingbrush.com/

September 30
Richmond Harvestfest (Culture Days)
Garden City Lands
This new festival is expected to draw over 10,000 people from throughout the Metro Vancouver region including families and people with an interest in food, farming and gardening. The Festival’s arts programming and attractions include an artisan’s marketplace, a mainstage featuring home grown talent, and art installations that celebrate food and farms.
Website: http://www.richmondcanada150.com/majorevent/richmond-harvestfest/

September 30 – October 1
City of Richmond Public Art Program, Public Art Bus Tour (Culture Days)
Richmond Cultural Centre – Meet at the Book Drop
7700 Minoru Gate
Sept 30 – 1pm-3pm
Oct 1 – 1pm-3pm
Hop on the bus and join a public art specialist and a special guest artist on an engaging bus tour of some of Richmond’s newest public artworks. The tour is free, however registration is required. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be provided. 
Register at: http://richmond.ca/register or call 604-276-4300, Course #2147992 for Sat and #2147993 for Sun.

Ongoing – October 2
Poppy Fields and Forests: Ginny Wilkie
City Hall Galleria – Richmond City Hall
6911 No. 3 Road
9am-5pm
Website: www.richmondartgallery.org.

Ongoing – October ??
Pianos on the Street 2017
Various locations
Richmond celebrates its third year in partnership with Pacey’s Pianos of Vancouver. Pianos on the Street is a unique program that activates public spaces and fosters artistic culture by giving the public the opportunity to experience the power of music and immerse themselves in the colourful atmosphere of each location in the community. Visitors can find this year’s pianos at King George Park, Terra Nova Rural Park, Britannia Heritage Shipyards, Richmond Cultural Centre Plaza and The Nature Park until October 2017.

 

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Artist Opportunities:

Richmond World Festival Crafts
The team at the City of Richmond is looking for creative individuals to lead cultural “how to” crafts at the Richmond World Festival. In previous years, we have noticed the increased interest in “how to” demonstrations but now we want to provide more!
Date: Saturday, September 2nd, 2017
Event Time: 11am – 11pm
Location: Minoru Park, 7191 Granville Ave, Richmond, BC V6Y 4G2

All associated costs will be reimbursed after the festival. Please provide any/all receipts at the festival with an invoice (please include name and address). Cheques will be mailed out post event. As a thank you, we will be providing the individual with a honorarium. For those who are interested or have any questions, please contact Manisha Jassal @ MJassal@richmond.ca or Evelyn Giron @ EGiron@richmond.ca.


Deadlines: August 28, August 29, and September 20
The Voice of the River
SEND YOUR 15 SECOND FILM about the FRASER RIVER. “The Voice of the River” is a digital media, visual art, and performance project employing an array of artistic forms to promote expanded appreciation and understanding of the Mighty Fraser River as B.C.’s “lifeblood”. A community-engaged creative component is the crowdsourcing of 15 second-long micro-films from the general public from up and down the watershed. These can be submitted via email direct from smartphone or other devices. It is curated (but unjuried) and edited into a longer film montage. Contributors can send multiple submissions. No film-making experience necessary. All ages welcome. Videos will be incorporated into a longer documentary for “screening” in outdoor locations onto sculptural tableaux in parks near the Fraser River with Live Music and Soundscapes. Eventually this project will travel upriver to happen in villages and towns along the way. Deadlines for submissions are 4 days before each screening.
COMING EVENTS:
Richmond World Festival Friday and Saturday, Sept 1 & 2 (7-11 pm)
Sunday September 24, WORLD RIVERS DAY, Location TBA, at dusk. (7:30)
& more. Once you send us a film you are automatically on the invite list for future events.
Submissions can be sent to: thevoiceoftheriver@gmail.com
Website: www.thevoiceoftheriver.com


September 14
ArtRich 2017 Workshop – Digitizing Artwork
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
6pm-9pm
This year’s ArtRich 2017 is going digital with our artwork submissions to allow for easier entries and risk-free judging. If you are an artist who is not confident creating basic digital photo files of your work for submitting, the Richmond Arts Coalition is offering a workshop for you at the Richmond Art Gallery on September 14 from 6pm – 9pm. Artists may bring their artwork to the workshop for help with digitizing for entering into the ArtRich 2017 competition. Feel free to drop in at any time between 6pm – 9pm, but please register so that we have an idea of numbers.
Registration at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/artrich-2017-workshop-digitizing-artwork-tickets-36334851519
More details on the application process: http://richmondartscoalition.com/wordpress/artrich/


Deadline: September 18
No. 3 Road Art Column Program 2018
The City of Richmond Public Art Program seeks Expressions of Interest from Richmond-based emerging visual artists who are interested in a mentoring opportunity with one of two Vancouver-based professional artists, Evan Lee and Renée Van Halm. Four emerging artists will have the opportunity to work in consultation or collaboration with one of the mentoring artists as part of the No. 3 Road Art Columns Exhibition in 2018. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent apprenticeship with an accomplished practitioner in the field. Each artist will receive an artist fee of $1,500 CAD to produce four (4) print-ready digital artwork files. Production and installation costs will be the responsibility of the City of Richmond. Artists with practices in mixed-media, painting, illustration, photography, printmaking, drawing or other visual interdisciplinary practices may apply.
Artist Fee: $1,500 CAD
Eligibility: Artists residing in Richmond, BC
Deadline: Monday, September 18, 2017, 5:00pm
Installation: Exhibition 12, Part I: February – July 2017, Part II: August 2017 – January 2018
To Apply: http://www.richmond.ca/culture/publicart/opportunities


September 23
Grand Prix of Art
Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
12138 Fourth Avenue
10am-1pm
Artists are assigned a painting location when they check in at 9am at the Britannia Shipyards. Competition starts at 10am where they have 3 hours to complete their work of art. Ending at 1pm, artists return to the shipyards for display and judging. Artwork remains there until Sunday evening. Up to $2,000 in cash rewards presented to finalists.
Website: http://grandprixofart.ca/steveston/
To Register: http://grandprixofart.ca/steveston/register/


September 30
Portrait Photography (Culture Days)
Richmond Arts Centre – Board Room
7700 Minoru Gate
11am-4pm
Bring your camera and your manual and drop by the the Arts Centre for a chance to take part in an informal and hands on workshop in portrait photography. This workshop will be an opportunity to ask questions about how to use your camera and to learn about light and shadow in photography. All types of cameras welcome (even the one on your phone) and all types of questions. Be brave, have fun, take some pictures with us and if you sit for a portrait in this workshop a free digital copy of it will be sent to you.
Email: richmond.photoclub@gmail.com
Phone: 604.247.8300
Website: http://www.richmondphotoclub.com/

Submission Deadline: October 16th, 4pm
ArtRich 2017
This exhibition, from December 2nd to 31st, is presented by the Richmond Arts Coalition with the generous support of the Richmond Art Gallery, the City of Richmond and Canada 150 funding. It provides an opportunity for emerging and established artists from Richmond and nearby communities to exhibit together.

ArtRich 2017 responds to the past, present and future of this nation by encouraging artists to submit work that reflects upon Canada—pre-contact, now, and towards the future. Artworks submitted should represent the artist’s experiences, ideas or perspectives on the expansive land mass, communities and cultures we now define as Canada. Artists are encouraged in particular to consider: Environment, Diversity, and Reconciliation. Entries should reflect the artist’s relationship to our country in some way.

There are two changes to ArtRich from the 2015 exhibition: digital submissions and cash awards. Thanks to funding from Richmond Canada 150, we are able to offer cash prizes this year. It’s Canada’s 150th, so our prizes reflect that! 1st Prize $150; 2nd Prize $150; 3rd Prize $150.
For full information and entry details: http://richmondartscoalition.com/artrich/

Various dates
BC Music Fund Program Applications
Website: https://www.creativebc.com/programs/bc-music-fund

Various dates
January 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/2016/11/17/jan-2017-grant-deadlines/

Concord Gardens Arts Units for Rent
As part of the City of Richmond’s Affordable Housing Strategy, the Concord Gardens Artist Residential Tenancy Studio (ARTS) Units are an opportunity open specifically to professional artists who can demonstrate financial need. Tenants must meet eligibility requirements: income and professional artistic practice.
Offering to Eligible Arts Applicants:

    • Live-work studios with ground floor entry and garage door opening
    • Limited number of 1 or 2 bedroom layouts
    • Approximately 900-1,200 sqft. of living space
    • Special rental rate of $837/month

More info: https://www.prompton.com/concord-gardens-arts-units/
Application Form: https://www.prompton.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Concord-Gardens-Affordable-Artist-Studio-Program-Application-Form5.pdf

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 Calls for Artists to exhibit at City Hall and the Richmond Art Gallery
The Richmond Art Gallery is accepting submissions for exhibitions at Richmond City Hall and the Richmond Art Gallery. Proposals should include a current CV, an artist statement, a statement of the proposed work and images or video of work. More information can be found on the forms below.
City Hall Exhibition Submission Form: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/submission-application-RAG-CityHallGalleria-2016.pdf
Richmond Art Gallery Exhibition Submission Form: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/submission-application-RAG-2016.pdf

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We thank the City of Richmond for their support.