ERASING BOUNDARIES: Musica Lanterna to light new perceptions of how classical music is viewed

2019-09-04T20:18:04-07:00September 3rd, 2019|Music, Performing Arts|

Two local professional concert pianists in collaboration with other art organizations in Vancouver are launching Musica Lanterna in October, a Classical Concert Series Project, to challenge the perception of how classical music is viewed by taking it out of the concert hall and into the community. "Our vision embodies and transcends the listening experience," said [...]

Poetry Moves celebrates its fourth year of delighting, inspiring bus riders

2019-04-02T17:31:56-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Community Involvement, Dance, Literary Arts, Music|

In its fourth year of bringing moments of joy, inspiration, or reflection to thousands of bus riders, C-Tran and Artstra invite the public to join in a celebration of poetry during National Poetry Month. Artstra's Poetry Moves program displays poems from local and regional poets in every C-Tran bus, refreshed with new poems every six-months. [...]

Arts workshop spotlight

2019-04-03T10:01:16-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Education, Music, Professional Development|

Polish your pipes: springtime means sing time! Step out of your comfort zone, get ready to have fun, and tap the opportunity to sing with professional jazz singer Mitzi Zilka at her Jazz Singers Workshop happening at Clark College 10 consecutive Saturdays April 13 to June 15 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The program [...]

Building an art center that works

2018-02-05T11:15:38-07:00May 30th, 2017|Community Involvement, Dance, Economic Development, Literary Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Art|

Not an arts center—an art center. We need both in our community. An economically viable visual art center that fulfills the need for exhibition space, studios, and classrooms has been a topic of conversation in Vancouver for decades. Past attempts and plans often patched a visual art component on to a performing arts facility. This [...]

Other cities our size are building arts centers

2017-05-02T21:10:06-07:00May 2nd, 2017|Community Involvement, Dance, Economic Development, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Art|

Across the country, cities of Vancouver's size (or much smaller), close to larger urban centers, are opening performing arts and visual arts centers. Satellite cities like Lone Tree and Parker outside of Denver, now each have their own performing arts centers successfully cultivating audiences in their local communities. And rather than competing with existing venues, [...]