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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.

RCEA & The Ironworks Present: SONGS from the SOURCE

A Singer Songwriter Series every 3rd Thursday of the month!

Date: April 17 Medium: Concert
Time: 8pm doors: 7:30 Tickets: $12/10

The RCEA and The Ironworks are starting out their first Siinger Songwriters Series with some great talent, local singer songwriters:

Marianne Grittani:

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.
Ellie O'Day
Freelance music journalist


Gerry Barnum:

"Roots and original music steeped in spirit and soul of the blues. Gerry has a knack for creating an intimate atmosphere wherever he performs."
Blues Review

"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 roots albums."

Greg Quill, Toronto Star









Ironworks sponsored by"Grolsch" Premium Lager

Date: April 25 Medium: Concert
Time: 8pm doors: 7:30 Tickets: $18/15

Led by guitarist Ron Samworth, Talking Pictures is a Vancouver-based quartet that synthesizes diverse musical experiences—a 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 band’s eclectic musical influences—jazz, new music, pop and rock, electronica, film scores, and free improvisation—come together in a brilliantly interactive montage.

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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