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The Gabriola Arts Council turns 20 this year, and the traditional 20th anniversary gift is CHINA!
And so china — teacups! plates! teapots! — is the theme for Tempest in a Teacup: The China Affair — our 3rd annual fundraising gala on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at the Community Hall. Following up on the successful and sold-out Chair Affair and Atlas Affair, we’re looking forward to producing another great community party! Read more…
The Haven/Gabriola Arts Council Artist in Residence for 2017 has been selected!
The Haven and The Gabriola Arts Council are pleased to announce that Talia Peckel has been chosen as the Haven/Gabriola Arts Council Artist in Residence for 2017. Talia is a Toronto-based artist who was born in Canada and raised in Colombia. She moved back to Toronto and completed her BFA with a major in Drawing and Painting at OCAD University in 2014. After her studies she travelled and worked on a farm in rural Ontario, then worked as an art instructor in a community-run studio in downtown Toronto for a year. However, having fallen in love with farming, she decided to keep travelling and completed a series of murals on a farm in Salt Spring Island. Read more…
April 6-16th, 2017. Ten days. Over fifty hands-on creative workshops. Literary evenings. Night Markets. Concerts. Professional Development. And more! You don’t want to miss it.
We are looking for ideas for artsy hands-on workshops you would like to participate in or teach. Is there something specific you’d like to learn? Something you’d like to teach? Submit your ideas!
Join Jeff’s family, friends, and community for a celebration of his life on Wednesday, October 19 at the Gabriola Community Hall. Click here for details.
Jeff Molloy—inspired artist, devoted husband and family man, committed and beloved friend and community member—died on August 3rd, 2016 after a courageous, hard-fought battle with cancer.
[Click here to read messages and to see the list of generous donors.]
Jeff played a significant role in the growth and development of the Gabriola Arts Council. He served as a Director for six years, and in the past two years he took the lead on the building project. Jeff had a no-nonsense approach to board leadership, often cutting through distractions and noise to deal with board and organizational issues head-on, and always with curiousity, respect, wisdom, and humour.
Two phrases expressed Jeff’s philosophy and approach to Arts Council business. Read more…
Under the supervision of GAC’s Events Manager, the 20th Anniversary Events Coordinator will coordinate and collaborate with a variety of community groups and individuals to organize “A Year of Arts & Culture” in celebration of the Gabriola Arts Council’s 20th anniversary. Read more…
Don’t want to drive on Studio Tour weekend? Want to share the Tour experience with a group of friends and neighbours? Want to cut down on carbon emissions? Take Gertie on Tour!
Gertie has made a random selection of artists’ studios — 6 per each day, on Saturday and Sunday — and for $25 you can hop on Gertie Read more…