|Time Continued to Pass by Resident
Artist Chris Blades
Paintings and Mixed Media
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
RCEA & The Ironworks Present: SONGS from the SOURCE
A Singer Songwriter Series every 3rd Thursday of the month!
The RCEA and The Ironworks are starting out their first
Siinger Songwriters Series with some great talent, local
Marianne's voice has the warmth of her CD's summery
cover. Its inspiration, though is a deep blue undercurrent.
She carries you from vulnerability to strength.
Freelance music journalist
"Roots and original music steeped in spirit and
soul of the blues. Gerry has a knack for creating an intimate
atmosphere wherever he performs."
"Angela Harris is blessed with a strong and honest
voice and a way of stringing words into compelling personal
vignettes. that illuminate te corners of an interesting
life, melodies are strong.....
Her performance makes this one of the years standout
Greg Quill, Toronto Star
Ironworks sponsored by"Grolsch" Premium Lager
|BARKING SPINX and COASTALJAZZ
& BLUES SOCIETY PRESENT:TALKING PICTURES with the Unexpected
Led by guitarist Ron Samworth, Talking Pictures is a Vancouver-based
quartet that synthesizes diverse musical experiencesa
confluence of form and freedom. With Bill Clark trumpet,
Peggy Lee cello, and Dylan van der Schyff drums, the group
reveals an empathy that the Globe and Mail describes as
a closely attenuated style of group playing, deliberate
yet wholly responsive, with a wonderful sense of space.
The bands eclectic musical influencesjazz, new
music, pop and rock, electronica, film scores, and free
improvisationcome together in a brilliantly interactive
The Unexpected, an entirely improvising double duo with
Samworth and van der Schyff along with guitarist Bernard
Falaise (see Time Flies) and drummer Pierre Tanguay from
Montreal, is neatly integrated into this collaboration.
Tanguay is a versatile player who has worked with Jean Derome,
Fred Frith, John Surman, and Normand Guilbeault.
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