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Time Continued to Pass by 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.
Castal jazz and Blues Society presents: The Thing
Date: May 1 Medium: Concert/jazzl
Time: Doors 7:30 Tickets:$15/12 Students, Seniors, Jazz Friends*

This Scandinavian threesome features one of Sweden’s leading sax players, Mats Gustafsson, and the ubiquitous and brilliant Norwegian rhythm section of drummer Paal Nilssen-Love and bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten. The last two form a stellar backbone for a number of groups like Atomic and School Days with Ken Vandermark. All three musicians play with remarkable energy, fire, and spirit, with The Thing mixing free-jazz ecstasy with garage-rock intensity. The acoustic trio’s unusual repertoire is a combination of post-sixties new jazz (Don Cherry, Peter Brötzmann, Joe McPhee, Butch Morris) and hard-rock wail (White Stripes, P.J. Harvey, Sonics). But this ain’t no watered-down hybrid. The Thing takes the most uncompromising aspects of both genres and turns up the heat, not to mention the volume. Thanks to Norsk Jazzforum, Norsk Kulturråd, Fond For Utøvende Kunstnere, Svensk Kulturråd