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AFK Blog
Sep 26
Culture Days marks the opening of our latest teaching exhibition

​Join us this weekend for North Shore Culture Days. From Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1, 2017, we will be hosting a range of events and activities that celebrate the arts and community. 

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    Studio Technician Emily Neufeld, preparing art for exhibition opening

Friday, September 29

On Friday, from noon to 4 p.m., join us for a sneak peek of our new teaching exhibition Memory β€’ History β€’ Story. Tours will be available.

From 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., meet the artist, master carver Darren Yelton, who goes by his Aboriginal name K'na'kweltn~ as he crafts a four-and-a-half-tonne, 350-year-old log into a kyactn, or welcome pole.

From 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. join us for the official opening of our exhibition. Tour the remarkable collection of work from our Indigenous artists and discover the stories of their art. 

In conjunction with our teaching exhibition Memory β€’ History β€’ Story, we're proud to release Thoughts of the Sea and Sky by Kenojuak Ashevak. This hand-coloured etching and aquatint is one of the last editions of this remarkable artist's work.

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Throughout the weekend, visit the Volunteer's Exhibition in the lobby of The Gordon Smith Gallery. Many of our volunteers are talented artists themselves, so we're pleased to be able to show some of their works during Culture Days.

Saturday, September 30

2 – 3 p.m. Hear the joyous music of the Laudate Singers in the Gallery. After a mini-performance, everyone is invited to learn a Canadian classic from their repertoire, and join the choir in song.

Sunday, October 1

Noon – 2 p.m. Join the North Shore Chamber Orchestra and A Casual Arrangement for a Culture Days Orchestra Jam at the Gallery. Players of all ages are welcome to join in an informal sight-reading session of old and new music from Celtic, pop and classical traditions.

Enjoy a last look at our volunteer exhibition in the lobby.


This year's Culture Days will be a fun, eventful weekend. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events.



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