Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Invitation to the Amelia Douglas Gallery: Past Desolation Sound by Marcus Bowcott

The Amelia Douglas Gallery invites you

to join them at the opening reception for:

Past Desolation Sound Works
by Marcus Bowcott

Thursday, September 25 4:30-7:30pm
No RSVP necessary

Past Desolation Sound by Marcus Bowcott
Past Desolation Sound shows thru October 24, 2008

About the Artist

"The subjects I depict are usually man made structures such as scaffolds, ships, airplanes and automobiles - things that are extensions of our bodies in space. The forms of these structures tell of our human aspirations and intentions, and hint of our senses of exhilaration and limitation (and feelings of longing and loss). The context of the imagery is usually drawn from places I've worked: Industrial spaces, ship anchorages and booming grounds. An expansive, surrounding space is a deliberate aspect of this work. I want to convey a sense of place in relation to my own personal sense of internal, felt subjectivity. If there is an overriding theme in this work it is about the traces humans leave in nature."

For more information about Marcus Bowcott please visit his website.

The Amelia Douglas Gallery Fourth Floor North, Douglas College 700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster. One block from the New Westminster SkyTrain Station.

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday 10am-7:30pm
Saturday 11am-4pm
Closed Sunday
Admission is always free.

Information: Call 604-527-5723
Visit the Amelia Douglas Gallery

Monday, September 8, 2008

Candidates for Federal Election, October 14, 2008

Burnaby - New Westminster
Peter Julian (NDP)
Gerry Lenoski (Liberal)
Carrie-Ann McLaren (Green)
Sam Rakhra (Conservative)

New Westminster - Coquitlam
Dawn Black (NDP)
Michelle Hassen (Liberal)
Yonah Martin (Conservative)
Marshall Smith (Green)

Other BC ridings
2008 Federal Election "Stock Market"
TheStar's Election Poll Tracker

NWDRA meeting, Wednesday, September 24

Wednesday, September 24, 7:00 pm
in the Lounge, Parish Hall, Holy Trinity Cathedral, 514 Carnarvon Street.

  • Report on 2007-8 activities.
  • Nomination and Election of Directors for 2008-9 (Directors must be paid up members.)
  • Memberships 2008-9 available, $5.00 per family.

Regular Meeting
  • A number of candidates for City Mayor. Council, and School Board will drop in for "meet and greet", no speeches.
  • Glenys Lee of Timeless Books will have a display of new magazines.
  • Committee Reports from Barbecue, Traffic, Community Policing, Homelessness, and Downtown Revitalization including Civic Centre, Pattullo Bridge, and residential developments.
  • New Business.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

BBQ Debrief/Directors' Meeting Summary

Summary of the meeting that took place on Wednesday evening, September 3:

At the BBQ debriefing meeting, everyone agreed that the barbecue went well. Guests all seemed to be happy, and with the City doing the catering there was no panic over set up, take down, etc. The same was true with the rental tables and chairs. One change suggested was to have a different clown, possibly a woman. We are still within budget and have a small residual amount of grant money in the city account. In our own account we have enough to pay Genesis Society for some of their expenses and to pay our "rent" at Holy Trinity.

The Directors meeting was brief. For our next meeting we expect various candidates for city office to drop in to meet and greet -- no speeches. Glynis Lee will put up a small display of new magazines she will be handling, lots of sports, hobbies, etc. that are hard to find -- again, no speech, just set up a display. We also were checking to see who would be available for election to Directors positions. Those expressing interest included Steve, Miriam, Andrew, Barbara, Lila, and possibly Doug. Our by-laws call for not less than six, not more than eleven, Directors.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Douglas College's Fall Lineup of Arts Events

Arts at One
The popular The Arts at One series is held most Thursdays during the semester, starting at 1pm. This series features professional musicians and outstanding Douglas College music students. All performances are held in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre. Admission is free
September 11
From Shanghai to Seville: Silk Road

Qui Xia He, Pipa; Andre Thibault, guitar, oud and percussion

September 18
Modern Day Troubadour: 21st Century Love Songs

Willaim George, tenor; Karen Lee Morlang, piano

September 25
Ready or Not: Music for Prepared and Unprepared Piano
Barrie Barrington

October 2
Asian Spring: The Vancouver Trio
Gene Ramsbottom, clarinet; Bo Peng, cello; Keiko Alexander, piano

October 9
An Opening for Light: The Music of Leslie Uyeda

Kathryn Cernauskas, flute; Rachel Iwaasa, piano
October 16
The Art of Drum

Robert Caldwell and Bruce Henczel

October 23
Baroque Gems: A Harpsichord Retrospective

Martha Brickman
October 30
Student Showcase

November 20
Student Showcase
November 27
Student Showcase
Lysistrata (Winter 2008 Production)Theatre & Stagecraft

November 7-15
The Early Girl*
by Caroline Kava
Studio Theatre
4140 - 700 Royal Avenue
November 14-22
When You Comin' Back Red Ryder?*
by Mark Medoff
Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre
4100 - 700 Royal Avenue
For more information about these productions call 604-527-5723. To purchase tickets call the Massey Ticket Centre at 604-521-5050. Tickets will be available by mid-September.
Unless otherwise posted, performances are 7:30pm nightly with no show on Sunday or Monday evenings. Saturday matinees are 2pm, weekday matinees are typically Monday afternoons at 1pm.
*These productions are not suitable for younger audiences.
MusicMusic Department
Concerts begin at 7:30pm in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre. Admission to all Music Department concerts this fall is Free.For more information call 604-527-5723
November 26
Douglas College Concert Band

November 28
Douglas College Chorus and Chorale

November 29
Student Composition Concert
December 1
An Evening of Jazz
Douglas College Dues Band
Douglas College Night Band
Past Desolation Sound by Marcus Bowcott
Past Desolation Sound by Marcus Bowcott
Amelia Douglas Gallery
The Amelia Douglas Gallery features new and established BC artists. The Gallery is located adjacent to the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, Fourth Floor North, New Westminster Campus

August 14-September 18
Greenlinks '08: The Green Beyond
Featuring works by Phyllis
Co-presented with the Douglas College Institute of Urban Ecology
Reception September 4, 4:30-7:30pm
September 25-October 24

Past Desolation Sound
Works by Marcus Bowcott
Opening Reception September 25, 4:30-7:30pm
November 13-December 18

The Human Canvas
Tattoo Photography by Ron Long
Opening Reception November 13, 4:30-7:30
Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday 10am-7:30pm
Saturday 11am-4pm
Sunday Closed
Admission is always free
Choral Society 25th Anniversary!
First established in 1983, the Douglas College Choral Society has established a tradition of presenting great works of classical music. This concert is the first of several special performances marking the choir's quarter-century of excellence.
December 6
The Community Music School and
the Douglas College Choral Society present
The Douglas College Choral Society 25th Anniversary Christmas Concert
7:30pm, Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre
For more information call 604-527-5469 or visit the Choral Society online.
Poet Catherine Owen (Literature Alive March 2008)Literature Alive
Throughout the year, the Literature Alive committee at Douglas College presents readings by a variety of Canadian writers. These readings are co-sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts and are free and open to the public.
October 6
Novelist David Chariandy
2pm, Room 3406
New Westminster Campus

October 23
Poet Molly Peacock
6:30pm, Room TBA
David Lam Campus
For more information call 604-527-5723.