Arts Council planning exciting meeting and new season

  • Sep. 30, 2011 3:00 p.m.

submitted by Pat Carrie Smith for the HG Arts Council–The Haida Gwaii Arts Council will hold its annual general meeting on Oct. 16 at the new Skidegate Youth Centre. After a potluck lunch from 11 am to 12:30 pm, the meeting will start at 12:30 pm. There will be lots of exciting events at the AGM this year. We will rent five tables to arts council members to sell their artwork and/or artistic crafts (not purchased items) -reservations are first-come first-serve (contact Beng Favreau, 559-8398). The other events include a reading, an artwork slideshow, and a display of wood block art. Also, the arts council has decided to assist members who are coming from the north end and from Sandspit: we will reimburse $20/vehicle (you must carpool, please). Your arts council also has many events planned for the 2011-2012 season. Here is a quick summary; the details (including YouTube links) will appear on our website,, in the near future. Come to the AGM and get involved in your arts council-it’s fun!Performing Arts * Téa Petrovic (pop-rock) on Oct. 21 and 22 * Marianne Girard (folk music) on Dec. 9 and 10 * Alpha Yaya Diallo (world music) in January * Haida Gwaii musicians in mid-February * Nathan Rogers (folk music) in March * Annie Lou (bluegrass) in May Literary Arts: the authors we have invited this year are Des Kennedy, John Valliant, Jacqueline Baker, Lawrence Hill and Joseph Boyden. Visual Arts: the 2012 all-islands art show dates are not yet set, but will be mid-February to mid-March Workshops:?we will present two workshops this year, drop spinning and pottery. Mark the end of October on your calendar for a “Mama Mia” movie sing-along. Dress up as your favourite Mama Mia character or your favourite ABBA singer, bring the whole family to the viewing, sing along and dance with the music. Admission will be by donation. Concession will be available- we’re going Greek for this event! Watch for the date and time.

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