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Sep 13
Join us for Culture Days

The weekend of September 30 – October 2, 2016 will be a busy one for AFK and the Smith Gallery. 

The 5th Annual Culture Days takes place in many venues, including the Smith Gallery and our Reid Gallery. From Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon, art, music and storytelling are available free of charge to visitors, and many events are available for participation.

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Artist George Rammell​, who will be Creating An Abstract on Friday, September 30 at 6 p.m.


On Friday, September 30:

  • 1:00 p.m. Our Docents offer a tour of our new teaching exhibition, [ab-strak-shuh n] the art and the act.
  • 3:00 p.m. Join us for a viewing of George Rammell's video, Shooting for a Pollock. Kids are then invited to add to a work by squirting bottles of paint on a giant canvas.
  • 6:00 p.m. Those 19 years + are invited to have a glass of wine and from the safety of the lobby, watch artist George Rammell create an abstract by shooting arrows at wine glasses outside the gallery. The work created will be included in the exhibition.

Saturday, October 1:

  • 12:30 p.m. Join us for a viewing of George Rammell's video, Shooting for a Pollock. Kids are then invited to add to a work by squirting bottles of paint on a giant canvas.
  • 1 p.m. Our Docents offer a tour of our new teaching exhibition, [ab-strak-shuh n] the art and the act.
  • Also at 1 p.m. Registrar Marilyn Ramen shares her insights into how to track and protect art. Kids can also learn how to care for their own collection.
  • 2:30 p.m. Dayleigh Nelson reads Bruno Brutto's Quest, by Perry Miotto. Suitable for all ages.
  • 4:00 p.m. Ecology and the Art of Percussion: Daniel Tones performs a solo recital promoting sustainability, nature and the environment.

Sunday, October 2:

  • 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 4th Annual Orchestra Jam. The North Shore Chamber Orchestra, in partnership with the North Shore Celtic Ensemble invite string players — students and amateurs of all ages — to join them for a fun sight reading session of all kinds of music.  

Founded in 2009, Culture Days is devoted to providing Canadians with opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of arts and culture. Through an annual three-day national celebration each September, artists and cultural organizations in cities and towns across Canada come together and invite the public to participate in free interactive and behind-the-scenes activities to discover their cultural spirit and passion. In North Vancouver and West Vancouver, creative groups open their doors for the 5th annual North Shore Culture Days on September 30, October 1 & 2.

For more information about Culture Days, visit the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture website. We look forward to seeing you at our events and at our new exhibition. 

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