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Object Biographies: Artists’ Lives through their Archives
Legacy Maltwood Gallery, UVic campus
Continuing to January 12, 2020

A printing block. Glaze samples. Pouches of pigments. Why are these items in UVic’s archives, and what can they tell us about the lives, relationships, artworks and practices of the artists who owned them? Object Biographies is a glimpse into the lives of artists through their archives, including those of Robin Hopper, Glenn Howarth, the Limners, Katharine Maltwood, Aiyyana Maracle, Sandra Meigs, Margaret Peterson,and Vincent Rickard. The gallery is in Mearns Centre for Learning-McPherson Library. Legacy.uvic.ca, 250-721-6562.
Glenn Howarth, Portrait of Sheri, c. 1973-1975, oil on canvas, University of Victoria Acquisition Fund, UVic Legacy Art Galleries
 

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Protecting our Coast: The Shifting Role of BC Lighthouses 
Opens at the Maritime Museum of BC
Lighthouses and their keepers’ original role has been to protect vessels travelling along the coast from crashing into dangerous shoreline. As technology and society continues to change, so too has the role of the lighthouse. Over the years, lighthouses have been put to different roles, depending on the needs of society. In the late 1800’s they served to support colonial development on the coast; in WWII they helped establish a defence system; and now, a new trend has started to rise. As we’ve become increasingly concerned with the state of the natural environment, lighthouses in B.C. are shifting into becoming ecological reserves or are gaining an environmentally-related protected status, with their keepers becoming the guardians of their stations’ landscapes and the surrounding wildlife. 
This exhibit explores this cultural shift through a timeline approach, questioning what is has meant, and what it now means to protect our coast.
“Lighthouses on our coast have such fascinating stories,” said Brittany Vis, Associate Director. “When we started research for this exhibit, it became clear that lighthouses have served additional roles in society than simply as navigational aids. We hope visitors will walk away from this exhibit with a better understanding of the evolving role of lighthouses and how they are being used today.”
Exhibit Dates: October 31 – May 14, 2020
 634 Humboldt Street, Victoria BC
10am-4pm, Thursday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays  

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oneTree 2019
Robert Bateman Foundation Gallery
November 16–February 29, 2020
This biennial event by the Bateman Foundation and Live Edge Design celebrates the life and legacy of a single tree–this year, a 200-year-old Bigleaf maple from the Chemainus Valley. More than 70 artists will take part in the biggest exhibition to date, creating original works–from furniture to musical instruments, wooden creatures to performance-based art and poetry–with a unifying theme of honouring the tree’s remarkable heritage. Visit www.theonetreeproject.ca to find out more about the project. 470 Belleville St, 250-940-3630, www.batemancentre.org.
“Chemainus Water System Coffee Table” by Hector Uriostegui and Kayden Dorma, Cobble Hill

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Second Chance: From the sublime to the ridiculous
January 2–18 at Gage Gallery
This exhibition references a second chance for both materials and subject matter where four artists explore the concept of repurposing. Agnes Ananichuk, Frances Beckow, Jonathan Craven and Martina Edmondson offer works of recycled material, both conceptual and physical. Watch for the transformation of an old chrome door handle, a brass gear and a vintage pressure gauge, or “disposables” such as used coffee filters and teabags. Everything and everybody deserves a second chance. Opening Jan 5, 1-4pm. 2031 Oak Bay Ave, 250-592-2760. www.gagegallery.ca.
Images:
“In All its Wonder” Agnes Ananichuk, assemblage
“George Washington in Space” Jonathan Craven, assemblage sculpture
“White Mask” Martina Edmondson, Used coffee filter, burn marks, wax, bark and twigs



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When Raven Became Spider
at Open Space, 510 Fort Street
New kinds of superheroes are making their way into the gallery this winter! Coming to Open Space after a critically-acclaimed nation-wide tour, When Raven Became Spiderbrings together work from six Indigenous artists who transpose supernatural beings from Indigenous stories into the realm of superhero comics. Curated by Leena Minifie, the show features work from Joi T. Arcand, Sonny Assu, Shaun Beyale, Julianne Beaudin-Herney, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, and Jeffery Veregge.
When Raven Became Spider was first shown at the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library. The Open Space iteration of the exhibition, running from January 10-February 8, will feature new works by island-based artist Sonny Assu. 
    Opening reception: Jan 10, 7-9pm
Curator's talk: Jan 11, 2-4pm
Comics talk/workshop with Cole Pauls and Whess Harman: Jan 25, 2-4pm
 
10 Fort Street, 2nd floor, Victoria
BC V8W 1E6 Canada. 250-383-8833. www.openspace.ca
[Image: The Time Traveler, Shaun Beyale, 2015]
 
 

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FLUID, a photographic portrait series by Blake Little
Legacy Gallery, Downtown Gallery
January 11 to April 11
As people who identify as trans, gender fluid, non-binary, Two Spirit, and other gender-diverse identities face complex and challenging societal responses, the act of representing oneself can be a brave act of defiance. FLUID, a new photographic portrait series by LA-based artist Blake Little, sets out to collaborate with local, national and international trans and gender fluid people to reflect some of the concerns and potentials of how they choose to represent themselves. Reception Jan 25, 2-4pm. Regular hours: 10am to 4 pm, Wednesday through Saturday.  Legacy Art Gallery Downtown, 630 Yates St., Victoria. legacy.uvic.ca, 250-721-8298.
Image below: “Brynn Hawker” Blake Little,  PHOTOGRAPH (c)BlakeLittle2019.
 

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Colour Theory
January 11–25
Madrona Gallery
This exhibition follows the evolution of colour from the early 20th century to today. From traditional oils used in works from the likes of A.Y. Jackson, to the invention of acrylic paints in the 1950s and 60s, to the vibrant pigments used today, Colour Theory traces changes in technique and materials through the years. Featured artists include: Meghan Hildebrand, April Ponsford, Halin de Repentigny, Hashim Hannoon, Morley Myers, Sean Yelland, Nicotye Samayualie, William Perehudoff, Jack Shadbolt. Opening January 11, 1-4 pm. 606 View St, 250-380-4660, www.madronagallery.com.

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Salt Spring National Art Prize
2019 winners + local finalists
January 10–February 22 at Victoria Arts Council Gallery
The Salt Spring National Art Prize is a biennial competition and exhibition of Canadian visual art, presented by the Salt Spring Arts Council. Its intent is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity–resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning. In all, it gives out $39,000 in prizes to 10 artists each year. Opens January 10, 6-9pm. 1800 Store St. www.vicartscouncil.ca. For images see https://saltspringartprize.ca/finalists-2019/

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Victoria Baroque
with Kati Debretzeni, violin (UK)
“Forces of Nature”
A Tour-de-Force through the transformations of Nature, led by the dynamic violinist, Kati Debretzeni. Vivaldi's celebrated Four Seasons paired with Rebel's eccentric orchestral suite about the creation of the Earth, Les Élémens. Playing on instruments of the 18th century, Victoria Baroque brings listeners closer to the sound world of the Baroque period.
Tickets: $30 / $25 senior/ $5 student & child,
available at Royal & McPherson box office (www.rmts.bc.ca)
(direct link: https://www.rmts.bc.ca/events/forces-of-nature-2020-st-john)
from Dec 20 at Munro's Books, Ivy's Bookshop and at the door
Contact & info: 250 590 9770, victoria-baroque@shaw.ca, victoria-baroque.com

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Salt Spring National Art Prize
2019 winners + local finalists
January 11–February 22 at Victoria Arts Council Gallery
The Salt Spring National Art Prize is a biennial competition and exhibition of Canadian visual art, presented by the Salt Spring Arts Council. Its intent is to encourage artists whose practice demonstrates originality, quality, integrity and creativity–resulting in significant work with visual impact and depth of meaning. In all, it gives out $39,000 in prizes to 10 artists each year. 1800 Store St. Tues-Sat, 12-5pm. www.vicartscouncil.ca. For images see https://saltspringartprize.ca/finalists-2019/

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THEATRE SKAM TURNS 25
Celebrating a quarter-century of indie theatre in Victoria!
We're ringing in our 25th birthday in style on Jan. 11, and we want you to join us at Victoria Oddfellows Hall!
Here's what your ticket gets you:
BUDDY BASH ($50)
Roast & Toast (w/ 1 complimentary toast beverage) Afterparty and Dance Chance at Door Prizes Dessert catered by Jennifer Danter BLITZER BASH ($100)
Roast & Toast (w/ 1 complimentary toast beverage) Afterparty and Dance 3 course Dinner catered by Jennifer Danter Vintage SKAM t-shirt 25th Anniversary Photo and Memory Book Chance at Door Prizes BENEFACTOR BASH ($125)
Roast & Toast (w/ 1 complimentary toast beverage) Afterparty and Dance 3 course Dinner catered by Jennifer Danter Vintage SKAM t-shirt 25th Anniversary Photo and Memory Book Chance at Door Prizes Admission to exclusive Founder's Reception + 1 beverage *Ticket prices include all applicable fees and taxes*
Joining us for some incredible talent is Mike Demers and Friends, a line up of stellar local musicians playing tunes from the 60's and 80's!
Emcee Amanda Lisman will host through an evening with all four original SKAM founders, some amazing special guests who will roast the heck out of us, and a terrific 3-course dinner catered by Jennifer Danter.
EVENING ITINERARY:
5pm Founder’s reception for Benefactor ticket holders
5:45pm Seating, Opening Remarks, doors open for Blitzer ticket holders
6:00pm 1st course of dinner
6:30pm Main course of dinner
7:15pm Doors open for Buddy ticket holders
7:30pm Roast & Toast of SKAM, featuring three guest speakers
8:00pm Responses from the Founders
8:30pm Dance you Pants off with Mike Demers and Friends!
BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW!

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Be immersed in warmth and color as Victoria based Artist Jessica Ruth Freedman exhibits new paintings from her 'Modern Botanicals' series.
Solo exhibition of new paintings
January 12, 2020 - February 23, 2020
Northern Quarter Restaurant Venue
1724 Douglas Street
Victoria BC
Fore more information please visit www.jessicaruthfreedman.com

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Theory professor and pianist Harald Krebs brings together his love and knowledge of song repertoire in a UVic School of Music concert featuring faculty brass and a few guests—who also possess a joy for playing songs. Together they will delight audiences with their arrangements of songs by German, French, and Spanish composers. Songs normally have words, but the arrangements on this program lend the lyrical lines to the instrumentalists.
 
The concert title is a pun on Felix Mendelssohn’s most famous song, On Wings of Song, which will open the concert. With trombonist Scott MacInnes and principal horn of the Victoria Symphony Alana Despins, Krebs will perform songs by Johannes Brahms and Mendelssohn. Songs by Fanny Hensel—including two unpublished, recently transcribed songs—will feature trumpeter Merrie Klazek. Joined by tubist Paul Beauchesne, Krebs will play Gustav Mahler’s youthful Songs of a Wayfarer. The Sobremesa Quartet, a talented group of saxophonists from the studio of professor Wendell Clanton, will play arrangements by Sharon and Harald Krebs of songs by Josephine Lang. The afternoon will close with arrangements of vocal duets by Robert Schumann and the almost unknown composer Richard Roessler, with the aforementioned musicians in various configurations. 
 
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The UVic School of Music presents a faculty concert devoted to rare chamber music by composers Rosy Wertheim, Simon Laks, Jan Novák and Claude Arrieu. Performers include soprano Anne Grimm, flutist Suzanne Snizek, violinist Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, cellist Pamela Highbaugh Aloni, pianist Yoomi Kim, and School of Music student and mezzo-soprano, Alana Hayes. 
 
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Omid Afarinzad, Lauren Brinson, Rande Cook, Mona Hedayati, Jordan Hill, Clare Lannan, Leanne Olson, Liam, O’Sullivan, Dani Proteau, Graham Wiebe
Opening Friday, January 17 at 7pm
Exhibition tour directed by Rande Cook: Saturday February 1 at 1:30pm.
Gallery Hours: Wed to Sat, noon to 5pm
Forever & For Never arose out of the possibilities created by the forced proximity and specific focus of graduate research. Ten strangers from near and far convene and overlap for a brief period of time on an island located off the westernmost part of Canada. What do they see from this temporal and conceptual window? And in what language, visual or otherwise, do they choose to make their reportage? The artists who make up this enquiry have committed to a sort of fantastic experiment where addition is naturally seen to create expansion even as outcomes remain uncertain. The work in this exhibition—emanating from so many distinct sources—nonetheless shares concerns, as bodies situated inside material problems and the mutability of human existence. There are ripples of disquietude over resources and their extraction and hope for regeneration in the stories of our separate and recombined histories. Forever & For Never is a transitory record where things come together to break apart and recombine somewhere between the past and future.

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O My God
Bema Productions presents the Canadian comedy premier of “O My God” at Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue.
“O My God” by the Israeli playwright, Anat Gov. “O My God” is directed by Zelda Dean, and performed by Christine Upright (the therapist), Rosemary Jeffery (God) and Jesse Wilson. Jesse will play the autistic son of the therapist, and is himself on the autism spectrum.
THE STORY: God walks into a therapist’s office suffering from depression. The therapist asks, “How long have you felt this way?” God says, “Two thousand, two thousand, five hundred years. Give or take.” “You’ve been depressed for two thousand years and only now you’ve come to therapy? What were you waiting for?” asks the therapist. And God says, “I thought time would heal.” After two thousand years, a swift session of cathartic therapy can help unpack our festering problems.
THE PLAYWRIGHT Anat Gov, who died of cancer at 58, was born in 1953, and was a graduate of the famous Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts. She was briefly a student in Tel Aviv University’s theatre department. She dropped out to become a successful playwright and television writer, wife of a well-known Israeli entertainer, mother of three and grandmother of two.
At Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue, 1461 Blanshard Street, Victoria V8W 2J3.  Tickets are $23 each available from Ticketrocket at https://www.ticketrocket.co/Event/Details/115482.  Eight performances only:
Thursday January 16, 7:30 pm
Saturday January 18, 7:30 pm
Sunday January 19, 3:00 pm
Tuesday January 21, 7:30 pm
Wednesday January 22, 7:30 pm
Thursday January 23, 7:30 pm
Saturday January 25, 7:30 pm
Sunday January 26, 3:00 pm

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The YCSO performing at Pagliacci’s
 
The very darkest, shortest days of the year may be past, but it’s still cold and dark. Klezmer music is helpful at this time of year. It’s the soundtrack of hope mixed with angst, of bright darkness and dark brightness. It’s never all one thing; klezmer bakes life’s contradictions and oxymorons right into the music. So why not wallow joyfully with the Yiddish Columbia State Orchestra (YCSO), Victoria’s own klezmer combo, at their official 20th birthday party at Hermann’s Jazz Club on January 16?
The YCSO ’s founder, vocalist and accordionist Marion Siegel, told Chek News in 2018, “I had a concept of playing klezmer music, and I’m a Jewish mother; I like to feed people. I called up the best musicians in the city and said, ‘You wanna have really good dinner [at Pagliacci ’s] and play some music a couple times a week? ’” The band’s weekly gig at the Downtown eatery every Sunday evening has been an institution for decades, with tourists and locals alike revelling in the high-spirited, swing-infused tunes. “[It’s] a Jewish band playing in an Italian restaurant in a Victoria town,” Siegel quipped. “How could you be more Canadian than that?”
Guitartist Avram Devon McCagerty says most people encounter the YCSO at Pagliacci’s. They’ve only played Hermann’s once before in these 20 years. “We decided to put on a show to celebrate…We love Hermann’s, we want to support it. We love playing Pags, but [the audience is] eating. Sometimes they come for us, sometimes for the spaghetti—‘come for the noodle, stay for the noodling.’”
I ask McCagerty whether his personal decision to embrace the Jewish faith came before or after his tenure with the YCSO. At one of their wedding gigs, he was chatting with “Rabbi Harry,” and “my mother had just told me that her mother’s mother was Jewish. During a very long band break, and many, many drinks, we were schmoozing,” McCagerty says. “He said, ‘We’ll go for coffee and see where you wanna go with this thing.’”
The band is made up of Jews and gentiles. I love that trumpet player Michael Mazza is Italian, but his last name is pronounced “matza,” like the flatbread. Joining Mazza, McCagerty and Siegel are Nick La Riviere, Julian Vitek, Dave Klassen, Chandra Crowe, and cousin Rod McCrimmon. “Jewish means ‘family,’” McCagerty insists, “so you can marry in.”
 
Doors at 5:30, show at 7:30, Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St, $15. Reserve tickets at hermannsjazz.com.
—Mollie Kaye

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Deep Cove Folk Music Society Presents
Local Heroes
Friday, January 17 at 7:30pm
This show will present 3 sets of music: one each from locally based bands Beats Workin, Daniel Cook and the Radiators and culminating with West My Friend.  Each group has fine musicianship and a great selection of material including originals. The evening will be full of fun and fine, locally based music.
 
Tickets $30.00
Mary Winspear Centre 
2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney BC
250-656-0275 | marywinspear.ca
 
 

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Critically acclaimed recitalist and Steinway artist, Arthur Rowe, performs an all-Beethoven program. Works will include Beethoven’s Six Bagatelles Op. 126, Sonata in A Major, Op. 101 and Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 106 (Hammerklavier), widely viewed as one of the greatest piano sonatas of all time and one of the most demanding solo works in the classical piano repertoire.
A recitalist, soloist with orchestra and chamber musician, Rowe has been heard regularly on radio broadcasts in Canada and the United States, and has recorded with various artists for the Crystal, ebs, Innova, GM and Fanfare labels. A highly respected chamber musician, Rowe regularly collaborates with artists and chamber ensembles across North America. He is Professor of Piano at the University of Victoria and Artistic Director of the Victoria Summer Music Festival.
The UVic School of Music became Canada’s first all-Steinway school in 2008 when we acquired 63 new Steinway pianos. Our students, faculty, guest performers and concert goers have been appreciating the beauty and quality of these incredible instruments ever since. Proceeds from this concert will benefit our Steinway Legacy Fund, dedicated to the enhancement and expansion of our valuable collection instruments.  
A reception will follow the concert. 
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FIRST NATIONS HOUSING: PAST, PRESENT, & POSSIBILITIES
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 2:00pm 
First Nations Housing – Past, Present, & Possibilities is a dynamic journey through the historical timeline of on-reserve housing in Canada. Sylvia Olsen, Ph.D. weaves social, economic, and intercultural relations into her story of how government determined housing outcomes from the 1930s to present. Adam Olsen, MLA, Tsartlip, Sto’lo Chief Mark Point, Skowkale and Fran Hunt-Jinnouchi, Executive Directive of Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness, Kwakiutl/Quatsino, will share their expertise and personal stories about changes taking place in Indigenous communities and on how Canadians can learn from First Nations to do housing differently.
Proceeds from this event will go to the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society.
At the Mary Winspeare Centre in Sidney
2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney BC
250-656-0275 | marywinspear.ca
 

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UVic Orion Series in Fine Arts guest artist and principal flutist with the Colorado Symphony, Brook Ferguson, will perform Philippe Gaubert’s rarely performed Flute Sonata No. 2, J.S. Bach’s Sonata in A Major, as well as Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango for flute and piano. She will be joined by Victoria-based pianist, Yoomi Kim.
 
Hailed by the Washington Post as “brilliantly virtuosic,” flutist Ferguson is a versatile solo and orchestral artist. First prize winner of the 2009 National Flute Association Young Artist Competition, Ferguson has performed as a concerto soloist with the Colorado Symphony, the New World Symphony, the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. She has appeared at the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival and Tanglewood Music Center. Ferguson was appointed Principal Flutist of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in 2010 and has been Principal Flutist of the innovative River Oaks Chamber Orchestra since 2012. Previously, she completed a three-year fellowship with the New World Symphony, where she had the privilege of working with Michael Tilson Thomas and many other great musicians and conductors.
 
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A History of Victoria’s Chinatown

What better way to launch a new decade than delving into the history of Canada’s oldest Chinatown?  Victoria Councillor Charlayne Thornton-Joe brings personal insight into a review of the fascinating historical development of Victoria’s Chinatown. A third-generation Victorian who has a “passion for serving people,” Thornton-Joe has earned many awards for her service to community. Reservations are required by January 16 Phone (250) 370-1837 or reserve on EventbriteTickets:  Members $30, Guests $35
 
 

 

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James Tait and the Politics of Indigenous Resistance in early 20th C.BC
with Wendy Wickwire, historian
The Victoria Historical Society presents “James Tait and the Politics of Indigenous Resistance in early 20th C.BC” with Wendy Wickwire on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies Street, Victoria V8V 2G7.
From his base at Spences Bridge, James Teit (1864-1922), an immigrant from the Shetland Islands and a prolific ethnographer, spent four decades tirelessly helping BC’s Indigenous people challenge the settler-colonial assault on their lives and lands. This talk highlights his remarkable anthropological and political activist legacy.
Wendy Wickwire is professor emeritus, Department of History, University of Victoria.  Among her publications on BC history is a new book, AT THE BRIDGE: JAMES TEIT AND AN ANTHROPOLOGY OF BELONGING (UBC Press). 
Doors open at 7:15 pm for refreshments and conversation.  A short business meeting at 7:45 pm will be followed immediately by the guest speaker.  Talk is free for members; $5 for guests.  For more information visit www.victoriahistoricalsociety.bc.ca

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This event repeats every day until 25/03/20


PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
                                                                            
THE GOWARD HOUSE SOCIETY
2495 Arbutus Road            Victoria BC  V8N 1V9
(250) 477-4401 gowardhouse@shaw.ca
 
Art Show and Sale
By
A PERSON BY ANY OTHER NAME
 
January 24, 2020– March 25, 2020
Viewing hours:  Mon. – Fri.  9:30am – 3:30pm
 
For a preview of the event, visit www.gowardhouse.com/artshow
 
Media Contact:  Heidi Hodgins, Administrator
Goward House Society
gowardhouse@shaw.ca

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Bobby Shew is a legendary jazz educator and world-class player, whose career has spanned over 60 years. The list of artists he’s worked with is truly astounding. He played big-band jazz with Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. He led blazing horn sections behind Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, Barbra Streisand, and Smokey Robinson. He performed on countless film and TV soundtracks and has garnered GRAMMY® nods for his recordings as a leader. As a leading educator and instrument designer, he continues to influence the lives of countless young players. 
 
Bobby Shew’s visit is sponsored by Yamaha.
 
Free admission

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Oil & Water is a collaborative exhibition exploring coastal connections and featuring the recent work of Victoria-based artists Natalie Shumka and Selina Jorgensen. Working primarily in oils, Shumka’s traditional style of realism captures the beauty in everyday objects. Current studies involve glass objects surrounded by driftwood, seashells and feathers. Inspired by themes of collection, bio-diversity and personal symbolism, Jorgensen creates illustrative imagery of waves and found objects from nature using water-based paints.

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Hate it when your favourite story is made into a mediocre film or TV show? Think you can do better? You can.

As of this year at least 55% of TV shows and films are adaptations. And at least two thirds of Oscar winning films are adaptations.

This two-part workshop will occur over two Saturdays. In the first session we will look at the techniques and challenges of adaptation, how to format and structure your film, how to find source material, and how to get legal rights, amongst other topics. Participants will then be challenged to write a short film adaptation of a scene which will be workshopped and discussed in the second session the following week.

Saturday January 25 + Saturday February 1, 2020
2:00pm - 5:00pm
CineVic (#102 - 764 Yates Street)
$50 CineVic Members
$100 Non-Members
* Limited seating - advance registration required *
REGISTER NOW >>

Claire Mulligan holds an MFA in screenwriting with a focus on adaptation. As well, she has over thirteen years experience as a story consultant, creative writing teacher, and editor for screen and prose. Her novels have been nominated for the Giller Prize, the BC Book prize and the Canadian Author’s award, and her short stories have won over a dozen awards,. She has adapted several of her own award-winning short stories and those of others into short screenplays. Her first adaptation to be produced — The Still Life of Annika Myers — is now on the festival circuit and has won audience favourite awards and several awards for best acting for the lead, Barbara Wallace.

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CineVic:
• is an artist-run society providing independent filmmakers and media artists with accessible programming, affordable equipment, professional development resources, and cinematic exhibition opportunities.
• acknowledges and respects the long history of the Lekwungen people, specifically the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, on whose traditional and unceded territory we carry out our activities.
• is an accessible venue with street-level access from Millie's Lane between Yates Street and Johnson Street.
• gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance and support of Canada Council for the Arts, Province of British Columbia, British Columbia Arts Council, and the CRD Arts Development Service.

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Are you curious about watercolour but aren’t sure where to begin? This afternoon workshop will introduce you to watercolour painting through a series of basic exercises that demonstrate how to build simple, yet dynamic, compositions. The emphasis is on “play,” not on making finished paintings. You will learn how to hold the brush, how to mix colours and how to have fun by just making marks, shapes and well-designed compositions. Suitable for beginners.
For more information and to register:
call 250-380-3500
or online http://vancouverislandschoolart.com/workshops.html

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Kylee Turunen
January 27–February 23 at Gallery at Mattick’s Farm
Kylee is a Canadian artist, currently living in Port Alberni, BC. Growing up with the constant exposure to her artist father, she picked up an appreciation and excitement for creating art. Since completing the Fine Art program at Toronto’s Centennial College in 2009, she has continued to develop her skills as a fine artist, working primarily in acrylic and oil paint. She works with colour and form, often playing with opposites like curves and straight edges, or light and dark tones to create contrast. 109-5325 Cordova Bay Rd, 250-658-8333, www.thegalleryatmatticksfarm.com.
Image: “Vibrant Shore”  kylee turunen, 36 x 36 inches, oil on canvas

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BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL 
WILL PREMIERE IN VICTORIA AT THE ROYAL THEATRE
JANUARY 31 – FEBRUARY 2, 2020
Broadway In Victoriaand the Producers Paul Blakeand Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Victoria premiere at the Royal Theatre for 5 performances, January 31 – February 2, 2020. Tickets go On Sale Friday, October 4, 2019 at 10am. To purchase tickets, visit RMTS.BC.CA, call 250-386-6121 or visit The Royal or McPherson Theatre Box Offices. Ticket prices start at $114.75. There will only be 5 performances: Friday 8pm (Jan. 31st), Saturday 2pm & 8pm; Sunday 2pm & 7:30pm.
“Carole King might be a native New Yorker, but her story of struggle and triumph is as universal as they come – and her music is loved the world over,” producer Paul Blakesaid, “I am thrilled that Beautifulcontinues to delight and entertain audiences around the globe, in England, Japan and Australia and that we are entering our fifth amazing year of touring the U.S and CANADA. We are so grateful that over five million audience members have been entertained by our celebration of Carole's story and her timeless music.”
For more information and a video sneak peek, please visitwww.BeautifulOnBroadway.com.
With a book by Tony® and Academy® Award-nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince,Beautifulfeatures a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King andBarry Mann/Cynthia Weil.  On October 27, 2019, the Broadway production of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical will end its smash-hit, record-breaking run after nearly six years. By the time the production takes its final bow, it will have played 60 preview and 2,418 regular performances, surpassing the original production of Annie and the landmark 1998 revival of Cabaret to become the 27th longest-running musical (and the second longest running “bio-musical”) in Broadway history. On Broadway, the show has been seen by almost 2,200,000 audience members (including, quite famously, King herself) and is the longest-running and highest-grossing show in the history of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. 
The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical(Ghostlight Records) won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and is available on CD, digitally, and on vinyl.  
Sony Pictures has announced that the film adaptation of Beautiful will be produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, and Paul Blake. 
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. Beautifultells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Beautifulfeatures a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song.
The creative team of Beautifulalso includes Derek McLane (Set Design), Alejo Vietti (Costume Design), Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Design), Brian Ronan(Sound Design),Charles G. LaPointe(Wig and Hair Design), Steve Sidwell (Orchestrations and Music Arrangements), Jason Howland(Music Supervision) and John Miller (Music Coordination). 
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is produced on Broadway by Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Jeffrey A. Sine, Richard A. Smith, Mike Bosner, Harriet N. Leve/Elaine Krauss, Terry Schnuck, Orin Wolf, Patty Baker/Good Productions, Roger Faxon, Larry Magid, Kit Seidel, Lawrence S. Toppall, Fakston Productions/Mary Solomon, William Court Cohen, John Gore, BarLor Productions, Matthew C. Blank, Tim Hogue, Joel Hyatt, Marianne Mills, Michael J. Moritz, Jr., StylesFour Productions, Brunish/Trinchero, andJeremiah J. Harris. 
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