Pots 'n Paint
This is a brand new, free to the public, juried event for 2013 held in partnership with the talented members of the Richmond Potters Club and the Richmond Artist Guild and promises to be a fantastic event. The theme of the work is pottery/ceramic etc. and there will be displays of various types of pottery together with artists work which will feature some component of pottery in the painting.
It will be held at the newly renovated Cultural Centre's performance Hall from June 15 - June 23rd, with an opening reception slated for the evening of the 14th of June.
This will be the first time that all three groups have come together to offer the public an opportunity to view this collaboration, and at no charge to the public. Funding is provided by the Province of B.C. and the City of Richmond for which we are very thankful.
IMMERSED IN THE ARTS
Opening doors for Children through Creativity & Collaboration
Leaders & educators are discovering that exposing children to the ARTS improves their intellectual growth. Using ART as a tool has been found to heal, calm & awaken hidden creativity & imagination.
Unfortunately this experience is not always available, especially to those attending schools in less affluent areas. A unique, "out of the box", one of kind program has been created through strong partnerships in the area of arts & Education to deal with this issue.
We, the Community Arts Council of Richmond, a registered charity, the Arts Connection, a 20-year arts center with a brand new amazing facility and the principals and teachers from, Richmond based Westwind, and Admiral Seymour, from the DTES, Elementary schools have joined forces to make a difference. By raising funds, applying for grants & donating time and energy. This "Reach 2 Teach" program began on February 22, 2013!
It brings together students from Westwind's leadership program to mentor and support the students from Admiral Seymour as they enter the Arts Connection together & explore a hands-on ART experience. During their 2 "field trips" each group is exposed to all art disciplines, both visual and performing, are encouraged, praised and introduced to a different type
Excerpts and photos from the students can be found by going here:
http://www.theartsconnection.org/immersed-in-the-arts-blog-series/ This unprecedented program deserves your donations and attention. We are planning to continue this amazing project through this semester and beginning again in the fall semester. However, even with the great support we have received from donors, grants and fundraising, it is an expensive
undertaking but one that will benefit everyone connected for years to come.
For information on how you can help us help these students please use the contact us page on this website or
call the Arts Connection at 604-241-0141!
The Community Arts Council of Richmond regretfully announces that we must cancel the 2013 Eco-Friendly Sculpture Challenge.
We sincerely regret the cancellation of this event, which was well attended and received last year. However, the primary reasons for making this decision are:
- Despite starting the promotion a full two months ahead of the deadline, we received less than 20 entries! With 12 cash prizes, we required a minimum of 25 entries.
We are happy to announce that once again we will be hosting this very popular event. It will again be a 2D exhibition for both art and photography. This year it will be held in the Annex building at Thompson Community Center, 5151 Granville Ave. Richmond (between #2 road and Railway ave). The date is July 19 - 21 with a grand opening the Friday evening between 6:30 - 8:30 with refreshments, music and of course the Artists.
Public Calendar of Events Now Available to All Arts Groups
We are pleased to inform you that thanks to the hard work of our webmaster Mike Clarke, (Pioneer Networks) and funding from the City of Richmond we can now post YOUR event on our calendar of events.
Just go the calendar button, click on event submission and complete the form in full, making sure to give us at least 2 weeks lead time, prior to when you want to see your event posted, and we will do our best to get it up and live on our website Calendar of Events.