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Time Continued to Pass by Resident Artist Chris Blades
Date: ongoing Medium: Paintings and Mixed Media
Description: Christopher Blades has been active in the Vancouver area for the last 30 years. Blades' eclectic energies have touched upon video art, music video, sound, lighting, printmaking, painting and three dimensional work. The work has appeared in books, cd covers, television and film. His paintings are in corporate and private collections worldwide. Chris' limited edition prints have been collected by several Canadian Art museums including, the National Gallery in Ottawa, the Permanent Collection at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Maltwood Museum at the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, Camosun College in Naniamo, and the Touro College in New York City. For over three years now Chris has had a studio space in the Ironworks and many of his pieces are on view there on an ongoing basis. www.cblades.com
" LIVE ON CANVAS" Paintings by Judi Scott-Wood
Date: Dec 7-15 Medium: exhibition

Art Reception Dec 7

Time: 7-10pm


More info soon


Michael Zilber / John Stowell Quartet featuring André Lachance and Bernie Arai

Date: Dec 1 Medium: concert

Time: 8:00pm

Tix:$15 / 12 (Students, Seniors, Jazz Friends)

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This cross-border collaboration should make for a memorable evening of music. San Francisco-based saxophonist Mike Zilber plays in the style of Michael Brecker and Steve Grossman. He has worked with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Miroslav Vitous, Steve Smith, John Handy, and Rachel Z. He’s released several impressive CDs including his latest, Crossroads: Brooklyn to Berkeley, featuring Dave Liebman, James Genus, Clarence Penn, and Bruce Barth. John Stowell is a unique guitarist, influenced as much by pianists and horn players as he is by guitarists. His original take on harmony, chords, and improvisation sets him apart. Stowell has worked with great players like David Friesen, Paul Horn, Bill Watrous, Milt Jackson, Tom Harrell, and Don Thompson. Drummer Bernie Arai performs extensively in the Vancouver scene. He leads and co-leads ensembles such as Ugestu, Wabi, To Be Ornette To Be, and Elevatorhead. He is a member of groups led by Brad Turner, Sharon Minemoto, and Ross Taggart, and he has worked with Slide Hampton, Gary Bartz, Kenny Wheeler, and Denzal Sinclaire. Vancouver bassist André Lachance is one of the city’s most in-demand bass players. He works with many bands including those led by Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Brad Turner, and Chris Gestrin. He’s also worked with Benny Golson, Clark Terry, Joe Lovano, Lee Konitz, and PJ Perry.



"East Van Strings"

Date: Dec 8 Medium:Concert
Time: 8pm Tix:$12/10 (Students, Seniors, Jazz Friends)

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East Van Strings is Gordon Grdina guitar / oud / composition, Jesse Zubot violin, Eyving Kang viola and Peggy Lee cello. The music written for the band came out of an appreciation for the string quartets of Bartok, Webern and Berg. From the outset the pieces were based on short melodic motifs that were then intuitively and organically developed. The music was designed to pay homage to these composers yet be open-ended to allow for improvisation. Since this original concept the material has evolved to include elements of free jazz, Arabic taqasim, Indian rhythmic cycles and Philip Glass. The inclusion of a wide source of influences, group improvisation, and the unique personality of each player has made EVS a unique ensemble with a broad range of expression.