February 2020 at Place des Arts
Home to our arts community

After a pretty chilly January, February is something to look forward to. With Family Day and Valentine's Day, it's a great month to spend time with your loved ones and take some time to enjoy the arts.

Luckily plenty is going on at Place des Arts this month that is fun for everyone! We have our last  Family Day  of the 2019/2020 season on  February 16 with art activities based around   three new exhibitions. J oin us for our opening reception on February 14 to meet the artists, enjoy a glass of wine and get inspired!

Our Day of the Arts camp for SD#43 Pro-D day is on February 28. There are still spots available in some of our blocks!

Have a happy February,
Aurora van Roon
Communications Coordinator
what's on?
Pro-D Day Rainforest Adventure
Get inspired by the rainforest at our next Day of the Arts on Friday, February 28 , an SD#43 Pro-D Day.

Through a variety of fun visual and performing arts activities, kids will use their imaginations to make an origami forest, draw and paint animals, create rhythmic soundscapes using jungle noises, learn a song inspired by the rainforest and more!
Register online here , by phone at 604.664.1636 or in person at Place des Arts.
February Family Day is coming up!
Join us for the final  Family Day  of the season on  Sunday, February 16 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

View three art exhibitions: Marlene Lowden's Blind Contour Homage Series, Clarissa Banos' The Endless Braid... and Suite E Life Drawing Society's The Human Landscape . Then, participate in three drop-in style art activities based on the exhibitions to make your very own masterpieces!

Admission is free, but please register at brownpapertickets.com so we can make sure we have enough supplies!
what's new?
Images from left to right: Blind Contour Homage: Heward  by Marlene Lowden , Whytecliff Park by Suite E's Adrienne Peacock , Catrina Bonita by Clarissa Banos
Our February exhibitions are just around the corner!
Drop by our next exhibition opening reception on February 14 to meet the artists, enjoy a glass of wine and get inspired.

On view until March 12 is Marlene Lowden's Blind Contour Homage Series, Clarissa Banos' The Endless Braid... and Suite E Life Drawing Society's The Human Landscape.

Castoro de Oro Winery  is our exclusive wine sponsor for our 2019/2020 exhibition openings.
get inspired
Learn about the power of the arts with Jackson's story
At Place des Arts, we are always inspired by a person’s journey with the arts. We were very excited to hear how one of our Speech Arts and Drama classes has helped one of our students, Jackson in amazing ways. 

Jackson's grandmother, Rhonda, told us all about his experiences and how the class made an impact on his life.

Marlene Lowden Following your intuition with Abstract Expressionism
Marlene Lowden is a painter, a yoga instructor and a teacher, student and lover of the arts. 
We’re very excited to be exhibiting her work this month, to have her expertise during our Artist-in-Residence program and as a participating artist during February Family Day.

Marlene will also be hosting a FREE event for International Woman's Day on March 8 at Place des Arts. This event features a talk about her exhibition, Blind Contour Homage, and an opportunity to try blind contouring for yourself! Register here.
get informed
BC Family Day Closure
BC Family Day is coming up on Monday, February 17 so the centre will be closed. There will be no classes or lessons on this day.

We hope you enjoy a fun and creative day with your family!

We have our mid-year Survey Winner!
Congratulations to Sorina for completing the September - June Mid-Year survey. Her daughter is enrolled in Musical Rainbow Red and Bouncing Ballerinas.

Sorina won $75 on her Place des Arts account. At the end of your class, be sure to check your email for a survey for the chance to win!

Thank you for taking the time to help us improve our programming.
get out in the community
Things to do this February
Here are art events this month
At 100 Braid Street Studios on February 1, they have their First Saturday Open Studios event where you can meet the artists and tour their workrooms!

Axis Theatre Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish at the Evergreen Cultural Centre on February 6 tells the story of an old and powerful spirit that inhabits a feast dish. Buy your tickets today.

Take part in Heritage Valentine's Day Card Making on February 8 at Mackin House to make elaborate Victorian-style cards for your loved ones.

Art Vancouver 2020 Sneak Peek   is on February 13 . Explore art from local and international artists and sample what you can expect from the upcoming show.
what's funny?

Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it.

Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989)
Spanish Surrealist artist