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This month at Ironworks Gallery Art on display by David Gowman
Date: Feb 21- March 20 Medium: Paintings and Mixed Media

Fire-Man: Mr. Fire-Man is an internationally celebrated painter, performer and instrument maker living and working out of Japantown in Vancouver, BC. Aside from creating portraits and landscapes in his signature style, he is the conductor and composer for the Legion of Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra, an interactive performance project commonly seen at the Super Robertson Supper Show at the Railway Club on Wednesday nights.

Here is his blog:


R.C.E.A and The Ironworks Presents the SWEETPEA Swingband

Date: April 15


Medium: Concert




Time: doors 7:00

Show 8:30-11:30


Tickets: $15

$12 students an seniors

Info: 604-836-9943



"The Sweetpea Swing Band has been performing their own unique brand of traditional jazz in and around Vancouver since 2004. The band repertoire contains a lively collage of hot jazz music dating back as far as 1916. Although the bands music is firmly rooted in trad jazz, The Sweetpea Swing Band presents their music in a hip, modern style that continues to incite audiences into a dancing frenzy.

The Sweetpea Swing Band presents music by the likes of; Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Joe Oliver, Joe Primrose, Jimmie Noone, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, and Jelly Roll Morton. The music presented by The Sweetpea Swing Band is arranged by band members Tim Sars, Alison Gorman, Andrew Smith, and Sam Scott as well as Vancouver’s own Alan Matheson, Craig Scott, and Lloyd Arntzen.





Date: April 29

Medium :Concert

info: 604:683-8240



Time: Doors 7:30


Tickets: $15 general

$12 students/seniors


Talking Pictures presents its third Annual Invitational, featuring leading Canadian and International musical improvisers, at the Ironworks Studios on Friday, April 29, 2011.
Talking Pictures collaborates with artists from wide ranging musical and cultural backgrounds as an exchange of personal narratives – the lifeblood of improvised music. This year, leader and guitarist, Ron Samworth, cellist Peggy Lee and drummer Dylan van der Schyff are inviting New York saxophonist Briggan Krauss, trumpeter JP Carter and bassist Torsten Muller to perform an evening of exceptional musical improvisation at the intimate and atmospheric Ironworks Studios on Alexander Street.
Krauss is a founding member of New Yorks’ Sex Mob and avant-electric group pig pen. Carter is a member of Vancouver`s stellar jazz ensembles, the Inhabitants and Fond of Tigers. German born Torsten Muller is an exceptional improviser and bass player.
The transmission of human information inspires and transforms artists and audiences alike. It is vital to successful collaboration and strengthens the artistic community as a whole.
Talking Pictures has a long history of collaboration with guest artists from across the continent and from across the Atlantic including Pierre Tanguay/Bernard Falaise/ Diane Labrosse (Quebec), Robin Holcomb, Wayne Horvitz, Eyvind and Jorrit Dykstra, Achim Kauffman, Gabrielle Guenther (Europe).

“… provocative, responsive quartet employing interwoven melodic ideas,
funked-up freewheeling interludes sometimes resembling tunes and much
guess-the-reference materials that covers New Orleans to new music.”
Goeff Chaplin, Toronto Star

“one of Vancouver’s most evocative and atmospheric performing ensembles”
Alex Varty, Georgia Straight

Media Contact: Angie at Diane Kadota Arts Management
604.683.8240 / Angie@dkam.ca / www.dkam.ca
We gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of the City of Vancouver through Cultural Services.

Friday 8pm • April 29, 2011
Ironworks • 235 Alexander Street
Tickets $15 general, $12 students/seniors • available at the door
Info: 604.683.8240


WISE WOMANHOOD A conferance for conscious menopause

Date: May 28

Medium :Worksop

info: info@openingtograce.com

or call: 604-812-8898



Time:9:30 to 5pm


Cost: $125 (BEFORE May 20th)

$150 (after May 19th)



A Day of Inspiration - A Different Way of Knowing - A Spirit of Community


Menopause is your gateay to awakening into a new physical, social and spiritual stageofn life. Join the commuity of wise women for workshops, speakers and inspiraton to support you in this time of change.



>Teachings from the council of indigenous grandmothers

>Empwerment in mid-life

>Finding deeper meaning



> Somatically based yoga

>Chi Kung for energy management

>Drumming and Dreaming



>Food as Medicine

>Natural health choices

>Well being through menopause