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  1. July-August 2017 Focus.pdf 4 Leslie Campbell | TAKE DOWN A PARKING LOT AND PUT UP A PARADISE Affordable housing—for low- and moderate-income people working Downtown—should be a City of Victoria priority. 14 David Broadland | MAYOR HELPS’ 1.5 PERCENT SOLUTION Local government’s response to reducing transportation emissionsmay be wishful thinking. Or foolish. 18 Judith Lavoie | TRANS MOUNTAIN: DONE DEAL OR DEAD IN THE WATER? The project faces stiff opposition from a new governmentand legal challenges by First Nations and others. 22 Ross Crockford | HOW TO LOSE AT BRIDGE, AND POOL Victoria’s council still needs to learn lessons for its next big project. 24 Alan Cassels | A POX ON THEIR HOUSE Confusion around chicken pox and shinglescould be costly to Victoria consumers. 26 David Broadland | DUMB QUESTIONS AND THEIR (POSSIBLY) PROFOUND CONSEQUENCES To not be misled by experts into making bad decisions, elected officialsneed to ask hard questions. Voters need to elect prosecutors, not patsies. 30 Aaren Madden | NAOMI CAIRNS Painterly techniques and lived experience imbue her marine landscapeswith a sense of place, time and abundance. 44 Mollie Kaye | GETTING NAKED WITH ARTIST NICOLE SLEETH Her paintings put female nudes in the “power position.” 50 Mollie Kaye | RESURRECTING MUSIC THAT GOT BURIED ALIVE Suzanne Snizek wields her flute as a weapon against bigotry and suppression. 52 Monica Prendergast | SHAKESPEARE SEASON “All the world’s a stage,” especially in the summer months. 54 Amy Reiswig | PAULO DA COSTA An out-of-the-box thinker, writer, editor and translator believesin daring to be different for the social good. 56 Bill Currie | DR TED ROSENBERG: GERIATRIC GAME-CHANGER Visiting seniors in their homes, Dr Rosenberg and his teamfocus on their quality of life. 58 Gene Miller | OH, GIVE ME A HOME Providing homes to those in need can be viewed as revolution insurance. 60 Maleea Acker | KIDS LEARNNING ABOUT THEIR LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS Monterey Middle School’s nature-focused programnurtures a sense of place and a caretaking ethic. 62 Trudy Duivenvoorden Mitic | PUTTING OUR SENSES IN ORDER Time spent in nature is time well spent.
  2. So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright

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    July 15–September 16 SO LONG, FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT UVic Legacy Gallery Downtown After five decades of stewardship, the UVic Legacy Art Galleries is giving seven Frank Lloyd Wright designed windows back to the house they originated from. Say farewell to the art glass windows at the exhibition that celebrates this monumental gift during the 150th anniversary of the internationally renowned architect’s birth. These original windows are intrinsic decorative and architectural parts of Wright’s unifying design principle called “organic architecture.” Wright was inspired by nature and natural materials to build harmonious designs that were integrated with their environment, architectural plan, and interior fixtures and furniture. The “light screens,” as Wright called them, were created in 1904-05 for the Darwin D. Martin House Complex in Buffalo, New York. In the wake of the Great Depression, the family house was abandoned and left in disrepair until recent renovations have restored the complex into a National Historic Landmark. These salvaged light screens are some of the last pieces needed to achieve Wright’s visionary intent and complete the major restoration project. There will be a panel discussion–“Doing the Wright Thing”– on Saturday, September 16 from 3-5pm. Learn more about the repatriation of the Frank Lloyd Wright windows from Mary Jo Hughes (UVic Legacy gallery director), Susana Tejada (Darwin D. Martin House curator) and Richard Linzey (BC Heritage Branch director). The downtown Legacy Gallery is open Wed-Sat, 10am-4pm, 250-721-8298, 630 Yates St, www.uvac.uvic.ca.
  3. Colours of Summer VIII

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    June 24–August 23 Colours of Summer VIII Madrona Gallery Colours of Summer VIII is a group exhibition featuring new works by Madrona’s contemporary stable of artists, recent acquisitions of important historic Canadian art, and carvings from throughout the Arctic. Works will rotate every two weeks. Shown here is a work by Meghan Hildebrand who lives in Powell River and describes her paintings as “story-maps of the imagination.” With her unique vocabulary of symbols, she translates the landscape into electrifying dreamscape scenarios, each image alluding to a much larger narrative. 606 View St, 250-380-4660, www.madronagallery.com.
  4. Morgana Wallace: Nocturna 

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    August 24–September 7 Morgana Wallace: Nocturna Madrona Gallery Morgana Wallace is a Victoria-based artist. Her mixed media, exquisitely-detailed compositions are created through a fine treatment of collage, working the paper to create multiple layers and various textures. Additionally, she will apply gauche to many of her works to add detail. For her subjects, she draws from a wide range of myths and legends to create her fantastical characters and scenes to produce engaging and complex works of art. Opening August 24, 7-9pm. 606 View St, 250-380-4660, www.madronagallery.com. Seen here is “Nocturna” by Morgana Wallace, 27.5 x 12 inches, Mixed Media Collage
  5. Canada 150

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    June 28–August 31 Canada 150: the Art that Distinguishes Us Winchester Galleries, Downtown The new Downtown Winchester is featuring a host of Canadian artwork throughout the summer. Watch for a number of works by Daphne Odjig and Walter J. Phillips, and others by Yves Gaucher, David Blackwood, Joe Fafard, Maxwell Bates, Doug Fraser and more. Shown here is “Crystal Water, 2017” (42 x 54 inches, acrylic on canvas) by David Thauberger, known for his iconoclastic paintings that were rooted in his own life experience and geographic region (Saskatchewan). 665 Fort St, 250-386-2777, www.winchestergalleriesltd.com.
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    August 26–September 28 Anne Meggitt: Nature Is Imagination Martin Batchelor Gallery World traveller, explorer and Canadian landscape artist, Anne Meggitt showcases her newest large oil canvases inspired by the magnificent coastal rainforest of Vancouver Island. Anne studied fine art at the University of Reading in England in the late 1940s, then spent two decades in Africa and Malaysia, where life started for her five children, followed by a new beginning in Canada in the 1970s. Her work has appeared in five provinces, England and Ireland. Opening Saturday August 26, 7-9pm. 712 Cormorant St, 250-385-7919. Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5 pm.
  7. Liz Wells

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    July 18–August 5 Liz Wells: A Different Time, A Different Place The Gage Gallery In this exhibit, concepts such as childhood, imagination, the unknown, the future, and grief are explored in different media. Wells works with photography to create images from the present time which bridge past and present. Other works are presented in oils which are based on personal family photos and address diverse human experience. Liz Wells has a Creative Photography Degree from LCP (LCC), UK and a Visual Arts Certificate from VISA, Victoria. Opening July 20, 7-9 pm. 2031 Oak Bay Ave, 250-592-2760, www.gagegallery.ca.
  8. Vic Summer Music Festival

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    VICTORIA SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL CELEBRATING THE FESTIVAL’S 22ND SEASON Six stellar concerts promise a tweny-second season of midsummer delight! The venture began in 1996 to fill the void left when the Victoria International Festival ended. Annually, at midsummer, we enrich the cultural life of British Columbia, with distinctive, high-calibre, evening chamber music concerts – 112 in 21 years often to sold-out houses. The Victoria Summer Music Festival Society’s mandate is “to encourage and further interest in and appreciation of classical music in Victoria through the presentation of public concerts.” Offering audiences and performers a musical experience that feeds sublime human needs is a core value. Performers are chosen not only for their purely musical strengths but also for their ability to communicate with each other and the audience. Concerts take place at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall at University of Victoria. Wed., Aug. 9 Dover Quartet & David Harding, viola Concerts at 7:30 pm. Pre-concert talk: 6:40 pm tickets: vsmf.org / Ivy’s Bookshop, & Tanner’s Books in Sidney info: 250-294-7778 See http://vsmf.org for more details.
  9. Vic Summer Music Festival

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    VICTORIA SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL CELEBRATING THE FESTIVAL’S 22ND SEASON Six stellar concerts promise a tweny-second season of midsummer delight! The venture began in 1996 to fill the void left when the Victoria International Festival ended. Annually, at midsummer, we enrich the cultural life of British Columbia, with distinctive, high-calibre, evening chamber music concerts – 112 in 21 years often to sold-out houses. The Victoria Summer Music Festival Society’s mandate is “to encourage and further interest in and appreciation of classical music in Victoria through the presentation of public concerts.” Offering audiences and performers a musical experience that feeds sublime human needs is a core value. Performers are chosen not only for their purely musical strengths but also for their ability to communicate with each other and the audience. Concerts take place at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall at University of Victoria. Tues., July 25 “Seasons of the Sea”: Joan Blackman, violin; Vetta Ensemble; Rosemary Georgeson, storyteller Thurs., July 27 Martha Guth, soprano; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Erika Switzer, piano Tues., Aug. 1 William Preucil, violin; Alexandra Preucil, violin; Cameron Crozman, cello; Arthur Rowe, piano Thurs., Aug. 3 William Preucil, violin; Alexandra Preucil, violin; Yariv Aloni, viola; Cameron Crozman, cello; Arthur Rowe, piano Tues., Aug. 8 Dover Quartet: Bryan Lee & Joel Link, violins; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; Camden Shaw, cello Wed., Aug. 9 Dover Quartet & David Harding, viola Concerts at 7:30 pm. Pre-concert talk: 6:40 pm tickets: vsmf.org / Ivy’s Bookshop, & Tanner’s Books in Sidney info: 250-294-7778 See http://vsmf.org for more details.
  10. Unmade Spaces

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    Unmade Spaces Thomas Draschan Dana Berman Duff Zachary Epcar Janis Crystal Lipzin Klaus Pamminger June 24 to July 22, 2017 Deluge Contemporary Art 636 Yates Street, Victoria BC | deluge.ca Gallery Hours: Wed–Sat, 12–5pm. A media installation comprising five pieces that investigate concepts of environmental psychology and socio-architecture, Unmade Spaces uses a variety of media, techniques and scales to refute determinism and reclaim bodily experience in the built environment. Thomas Draschan studied at the Academie of Fine Arts in Frankfurt and at Cooper Union in New York. He works with video, film and collage. The re-combination of existing images into a new, condensed and enriched form is one of his main concerns. Draschan has exhibited widely in Europe and USA since 1998, and has been the recipient of numerous awards for his films, which include documentaries on Viennese Actionist Herman Nitsch and music videos for New Order. Dana Berman Duff lives and works in Los Angeles and Mexico. Her object works are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), the New Museum of Contemporary Art (NYC), the Phillips Collection (DC), Brooklyn Museum (NYC), the Carnegie Museum (Pittsburg) and numerous private collections. Her works in small-format film and video have been screened at Toronto International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Biennale de l'Image en Mouvement (Geneva), EXiS Experimental Film Festival (Seoul), South London Gallery, Northwest Film Forum, (Seattle) and other programs. Duff is a professor at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Zachary Epcar is a film and video maker based in Oakland, California. His work has shown at the New York Film Festival – Projections, Ann Arbor Film Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque’s Crossroads, Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/ Berlin, Images Festival and Rotterdam, Edinburgh and San Francisco International Film Festivals. Epcar is co-organizer/co-programmer of Light Field. Janis Crystal Lipzin studied painting and photography at Ohio and New York Universities and received her MFA in Film from the San Francisco Art Institute. She taught Film and Interdisciplinary studies at the San Francisco Art Institute from 1978 to 2009, where she served as Chair of the Film Department, and before that directed the Film/Photo Program at Antioch College. Lipzin's film and photo works have been featured in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum, Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum, Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Centre Pompidou, Berkeley Art Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art and Kunstmuseum Bern. She has been the receipient of three Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, purchase awards from the Carnegie Museum of Art, Rene di Rosa Foundation and Kramlich Collection. Klaus Pamminger is an Austrian artist and film-colourist living in Vienna. His artistic practice includes photography, film and sculpture across different media which often converge in sculptural installations. A key theme of his work is the exploration of space as both architectural and social dimension — spatial and temporal reference levels merging into each other. Contact: Deborah de Boer, 250 385 3327, delugeart@shaw.ca Image: Wotruba, Thomas Draschan, 2014, 6:00
  11. Sinatra Tribute

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    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 | 7:30 PM “Frank Sinatra, Direct From Las Vegas!” Come and join ol’ blue eyes as he takes you on a ride through the golden era of music and songs that so many amazing memories were made of! You may have seen the rest, but you’ve never seen the best tribute to Frank Sinatra performed by the incomparable Bruce Hammond, flown in direct from the Vegas strip! From his uncanny resemblance to the legend himself, to his style, swagger and stunning voice, Bruce truly encompasses all that is, Sinatra. Through carefully constructed medleys, the show illuminates over 30 of Sinatra’s greatest hits, along with video and vocal tributes to his singing partners in crime - Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. Relive the timeless songs, laughs, and gags from the Sands hotel days as Frank Sinatra and his Big Band take the stage for an evening of glitz, glamour and music - Las Vegas style baby! In Frank’s eternal battle cry… “Let’s start the action!” Mary Winspear Centre 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney BC 250-656-0275 | www.marywinspear.ca
  12. Rifflandia

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    THE 10th ANNUAL RIFFLANDIA FESTIVAL This September 14-17, the tenth annual Rifflandia Festival will take over Downtown Victoria. Announced in June, the first wave of artists includes Moby, Zeds Dead, Bonobo, July Talk, A Tribe Called Red and many more. “Ten years of Rifflandia is a major milestone for our festival and the city,” says co-founder Nick Blasko. “To say we are excited is an understatement!” 2017’s venues include Royal Athletic Park, the return of Discovery Street’s Electric Avenue, and multiple other night venues to be announced along with the final wave of artists and full festival schedule. Regular-priced festival Super Passes and VIP Passes are on sale now. All other ticket types, including single day and night passes will be available once the full festival schedule is announced. For complete event information and updates visit rifflandia.com, follow Rifflandia on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and sign up for the Rifflandia mailing list. Rifflandia Festival was established in 2008 with the goal of creating a unique music and arts festival set amongst the historic downtown core of British Columbia’s capital city. Over the past nine years, Rifflandia has seen exponential growth becoming a world-class event, attracting artists and audiences from across North America and beyond. Tickets available online at rifflandia.com and in-person at Lyle’s Place (770 Yates St., 250-382-8422). VIP Passes include priority entrance into Royal Athletic Park, Electric Avenue and other select night venues. The Royal Athletic Park VIP Area features a raised viewing deck & seating (limited), separate washrooms and food & beverage facilities. Limited quantity available.
  13. Night Market

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    Picot Night Markets - Thursdays Starting July 6, and continuing for every week in July and August, Fernwood will be the place to be on a Thursday night. Join us for the Picot Night Markets from 4-9pm and enjoy a beautiful curation of local artists, food, and music. Celebrate our local makers with your family and friends; with pottery, clothing, mini-pies, candles, skincare, jewelry and more, you'll be sure to find something you like.
  14. SKAMpede festival!

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    SKAM is proud to present its ninth annual SKAMpedefestival! July 15th and 16th, 2017 12 to 6pm Main Hub: 360 Harbour Road $10 (+GST) / Free (16 and under) Combining performance art and our love for outdoor adventure, SKAMpede is a rare breed of a festival! With 3 trails and 15 shows we invite the audience to walk or ride along the Galloping Goose Trail and take in sets of short performances before returning to our hub. Our Hub is located at 360 Harbour Road and has roving performers, concession, drinks, bands and more! And! AND! Our Fringe Night Feast returns on July 14th! A chance to see all the shows, and then enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner. It's pretty darn special. July 14th, 2017 5 to 9pm At the Hub: 360 Harbour Road $50 (+GST) Get your tickets now! skam.ca / 250-386-7526 BUY TICKETS NOW AND NOW, THE LINE UP! Article 11, Edmonton TBC Hip Hop Puppetry, Victoria Swimming in the Gorge Eloi Homier, Vancouver La End Theatre Nutshell, Victoria Leechtown Charm / Strange Theatre, Edmonton SCATTER Butterfly, Victoria Stilts. Fun. Extraordinary. Running in Heels Production, Edmonton Winnie Gertske, Champion Off Ice Bragi Theatre, Victoria Rural Ravaillac Isabelle Kirouac, Vancouver Habitats Magic Lantern, Victoria Interdisciplinary 3D photographs of previous SKAMpedes! Nebula Company Theatre, Vancouver My Other Half The Click, Victoria Cowabunga Johanna Nutter, Montreal Tree Hug CSTA Dance Collective, Victoria Hula hoop. Free form. Collaborative. Monkey C Alternative, Victoria Registroid All Bodies Dance, Vancouver Verbatim Kerri Flannigan, Victoria Blue Crush Keep Good (Theatre) Company, Halifax Babes Are you as excited as we are to have such a fabulous selection of artists joining us this year? Oh, we bet you are!
  15. Macbeth

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    As part of the 27th annual Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival Macbeth Directed by Kate Rubin & Karen Lee Pickett Special performances at Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt Aug 3-5, 7:30pm $12 pre-sale tickets are available from mid-May until the Festival opens on July 6. They are open-dated for either show during the first two weeks of the festival. After the first two weeks, they can be used for dollar value toward the full price of tickets. Regularly priced tickets will go on sale at the door on July 6, and are also available through TicketRocket. Prices are: $24 regular or $42 for a two-show pass; students and seniors are $19 for one show or $33 for a two-show pass, and children 12 and under are always free! Parking is $3.50. Both pre-sale and regularly-priced tickets will be available at our ticket vendors: TicketRocket.co, The Papery, and Ivy's Bookshop.
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