December 2013Lions Bay Arts Council is celebrating its third year as a supporter of arts and culture in Lions Bay. We continue to grow our membership and currently have 156 community members.
Our Arts and Garden Festival this year was a great success – very well-attended and again the weather gods were with us. We were not so lucky with our Culture Days which had to be cancelled at the last minute due to extreme weather conditions. Hopefully we will have an opportunity to present this event in an indoor space next year.
Villagers can look forward to seeing the artwork of Lions Bay artist Ann Hurst displayed on banners around the Village next year. Ann's piece "Lions Bay Beach Party" was chosen by the Lions Bay Arts Council as the piece that most represents the theme "Save Howe Sound". To learn more about Ann and her work visit Lions Bay Arts Council.
Lions Bay Arts Council would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2014 program and extend our congratulations to our Winner Ann Hurst.
Our Cover Image (Original Available) for the Fall 2013 edition of Lions Bay Community News magazine was painted by long term Lions Bay resident, Ann Hurst. Ann found her passion for painting in the 1970’s under the wonderful guidance of West Vancouver artist Francis Landsberg and has been capturing the changing moods of BC’s spectacular nature ever since. Her vivid oil paintings and luminous watercolours reflect this passion and invite the viewer to walk into the landscape and share the artist’s experience.
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Environmental mural artist and conservationist Todd Polich has just recently completed one of his largest projects to date with a 150 foot long mural through the downtown eastside neighborhood of Strathcona.
Working with over 80 First Nations children and youth at risk from Kidsafe, the two month long project was the most fulfilling project of his career. “This project brought everything I believe in together, we taught about conservation, and engaged a group of young people who need a feeling of accomplishment and self worth more than anyone. For them to have people honk their horns, stop on the street to say thank you, and one guy even bought them lunch was a real thrill. They could see clearly that what they do makes a difference, and is appreciated.”
Todd began Earth Foundation Conservation Society in 2009 with a vision to connect people to the environment through large scale eco murals. Since then the project has evolved from murals to a full community participation program called the “Art Of Empowerment”.
we carve hearts into a treeinitialize the deedprepare our acre lotmove rocks and pull weeds
you build us a forest housenestled over Howe Soundwhere the Lionstower above our ground
life in our tree house begins far away from city sins where birds and carpenter ants fly free
I set up my easel and begin to paint a life with you
we picture a family where our two cherry blossom trees will grow
Our Back Cover Image for the Fall 2013 edition of Lions Bay Community News magazine was painted by long term West Vancouver resident, Luis Sopena. Mr. Sopena occupies a special place in the field of modern art. Throughout his professional career, he has attempted to paint human nature in an extremly individualistic manner. His subjects are as diversified as his style, which results in an interesting collection of work.
In the soulful bliss of balletic time where the curve of ages coils around itself, I join that spiral odyssey where dreams and memories collide like the embrace of separated lovers.
in the grace of this blessed place called home, we mutter benedictions of “see you soon”, as our families drift home to their own pieces of paradise; while the mother ship of my Lions Bay dreams on.
My other family never leaves our mountain oasis, as they sigh and sway in an eternal prayer of thanksgiving: sun, shade and sharing, bequeathed in benevolence and endless generosity.
Set in the world of the day after tomorrow, this tale of international conspiracy, corruption and catastrophe in the new world of nanotechnology has more twists and turns than the DNA double helix. With its added sprinkling of sex and murder it's the perfect beach read.
When science writer Nick Ruskin reconnects with his long-lost cousin Simon after a family funeral, Simon lets slip just enough information about his work at the World Science Institute in The Hague to pique Nick’s journalistic curiosity.
Diving Howe Sound Reefs and Islands is an underwater dive guide book for Howe Sound reefs and islands. The book covers over 40 scuba dive sites in the Sound with both custom high-resolution colour maps and 3D maps. Each dive is described in detail with the exact GPS location give for the dive entry point.
The book starts with a basic refresher of safety tips for boat diving. The review section is not intended to be a complete safety manual on diving nor replace the formal scuba training manuals. Instead it focuses on weak areas that novice divers, learning to boat dive, might be overlooking and suggests ways to practice improving their techniques -- some of the information coming from the author’s years with the Underwater Council of BC.
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Easter Egg Hunt - Apr 20 | 10:00am @ Lions Bay Beach