The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents:

“Lines of Thoughts”
by Elsa Chesnel

Exhibition Dates: Feb 6 – 24, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 6, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, Feb 10, 3-4pm

Free Admission.

Exhibition Statement

Elsa Chesnel has always been seduced by charcoal, by the black mess engulfing her as the drawings emerge. With charcoal as her preferred medium, Elsa set out to express feelings through contrast.  The limitations of Chesnel’s medium of choice, however, pushed her to use acrylics to express herself in larger format, which in turn allowed for experimentation with colour.

When creating, Chesnel loses herself in shapes and volumes, then refines and discovers meaning through lines as she explores her own thoughts. The artist is as much a part of the process as a part of the final product. In many ways, Lines of Thoughts is Chesnel’s own version of Rorschach’s inkblots.

Artist Bio

Self-taught in the visual arts, Elsa Chesnel rejected integrating into a French Art School to concentrate on immigrating to Canada. This decade of apparent setback in her artistic growth came back with a vengeance of darkness and colour, sending her staggering toward abstract artwork. She regained her footing remembering Kandinsky’s reckless curves, experimenting with Sonia Delaunay’s bold colours, and discovering Joan Mitchell’s aggressive softness.

 

 

Dear Member,

Your membership in The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is very important to us. Your membership with the ACNW needs to be renewed before December 31st in order to remain active. Please take this letter as a friendly reminder to renew if you have not already done so. Your renewed Membership will be valid for the 2019 calendar year.

The Arts Council of New Westminster has been active in the community for fifty years. Since its incorporation as a not-for-profit society, the ACNW has met its mandate to encourage, support and nurture emerging talents and increase awareness of the arts in the community. We have been able to accomplish this with a strong membership base.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we thank you for your continued support through renewing your membership with the ACNW. Please share this reminder with anyone you might know who may also be interested in membership with the ACNW.

Sincerely,
Stephen O’Shea
Executive Director

Simply renew your membership by sending an email money transfer to payment@acnw.ca and be sure to email us the password.
Other options: Pay online via Paypal, Print form and mail,
or in person at The Gallery at Queen’s Park

Tea With The Dames   
(Documentary)
1hr 24

Director: Roger Michell
Stars: Dames Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright, and Maggie Smith
When: Monday, January 28, 2019 – 7:00 pm at Massey Theatre
Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8
{Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office}
{Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}
{At the door, CASH ONLY}

Synopsis:
Together, they’re 342 years old. They’re in their seventh decade of cutting-edge, epoch-defining performances on stage and on screen. Funny, smart, sharp, competitive, tearful, hilarious, savage, clever, caustic, cool, gorgeous, poignant, irreverent, iconic, old, and unbelievably young. Special friends, special women and special dames: a chance to hang out with them all, at the same table, at the same time, and enjoy sparkling and unguarded conversation spliced with a raft of archive.

Trailer:

ACNW Permanent Collection – December 5, 2018 – January 27, 2019

November 30, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “ACNW Permanent Collection” Exhibition Dates: Dec 5, 2018 – January 27th, 2019. Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The Arts Council of New Westminster’s permanent collection of artwork consists of a variety of styles and mediums of various artists and patrons that have been connected to the Arts Council over the past fifty years. […]

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Leave No Trace – Monday, November 19 **not Nov. 26**

November 2, 2018

Leave No Trace  (Drama) 1hr 49 Writer: Debra Granik (screenplay by), Anne Rosellini (screenplay by) Director: Debra Granik Stars:  Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard When: Monday, November 19, 2018 – 7:00 pm at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY}  Synopsis: A father and daughter live […]

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – Gallery/ArtsToGo

October 29, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster has immediate need for volunteers to assist with ACNW programming.  Exhibition Installation Crew Last Sunday of each month 4:00pm to 7:00pm ArtsToGo Workshop Assistant First Sunday of the Month at Royal City Centre   12:00pm to 3:00pm For more information and to apply, please send a simplified resume to info@acnw.ca

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Inter/action – David Pacholko – Nov. 18, 2018

October 28, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: David Pacholko Artist Talk: Sunday, November 18, 3:00 – 4:00pm With over a decade of experience in the graphic design industry behind him, David started his design studio in 1999 – David James Design, and ventured forth to provide clients with strategic graphic design, illustration and public art projects. He is a […]

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David Pacholko – “Moments Remixed / A Mixed Media Exhibition” – Nov 7 – 25th, 2018.

October 24, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: “Moments Remixed / A Mixed Media Exhibition” by David Pacholko Exhibition Dates: Nov 7 – 25th, 2018. Opening Reception: Wednesday Nov 7, 6 – 8pm Inter/action: Sunday, November 18, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Each work represents a specific moment, simplified and combined with David Pacholko’s love of colour, it re-captures a fleeting moment, vista […]

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Coffee C’Art – Visioning Session – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – November 14, 2018

October 16, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster invites you to: “Coffee C’Art: Social Enterprise – Visioning Sessions” The Gallery at Queen’s Park Wednesday Nov 14, 2018 Doors: 6:30pm Event: 7:00pm – 8:30pm Free Admission. Please RSVP here The concept of the Coffee C’Art project is to build and operate a mobile espresso cart, which will be […]

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Anvil Centre Winter Arts Program

October 9, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster is seeking submissions from performing artists and cultural groups for an inaugural Anvil Centre Winter Arts Program, taking place December 18-29, 2018. The program is a multicultural celebration of the winter season and the approaching new year. We are looking for locally-based community arts and cultural groups to present […]

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Praxis: Alternative Yoga Classes and Figure Drawing – Oct. 17

October 4, 2018

Praxis Alternative Yoga Classes & Figure Drawing Free Wednesday, October 17, 2018. 7pm – 8pm @ The Centennial Lodge  “The process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. ‘Praxis’ may also refer to the act of engaging, applying, exercising, realizing, or practicing ideas.” – Feminist Family Theory Flashcards  Essentially, Praxis […]

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Gallery Sessions – La Modestine – Jan 30, 2019

October 4, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Gallery Sessions featuring La Modestine Wednesday January 30, 2019 6:30-8:00pm Tickets: $30+services charges Available through Eventbrite: gallerysessions.eventbrite.ca From the Düben Collection: Music that deserves to be heard The extraordinary Düben Collection contains over 2,000 manuscripts of 17th and early-18th century music by more than 300 European composers, collected […]

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AGM NOTICE 2018

October 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster 2018 Annual General Meeting will be on Sunday, November 25th 2018. Venue: Centennial Lodge in Queen’s Park Time: 1:30pm – 2:30 pm After our formal AGM, please plan to stay for our Annual Arts Celebration, 2:30pm – 5:00pm. Please share this invitation with others, as the meeting is open to […]

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The Children Act – Monday, October 29

September 26, 2018

The Children Act   (Drama)    1hr 45min Writer: Ian McEwan (screenplay by), Ian McEwan (based on the novel by) Director: Richard Eyre Stars: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin  When: Monday, October 29, 2018 – 7:00 pm at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY}  Synopsis: In […]

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Inter/action – Seth Macbeth – October 14, 2018

September 21, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Seth Macbeth Creative Collage Workshop: Sunday, October 14, 1:00 – 5:00pm One of the most important lessons Seth Macbeth has learned as an artist is that you have to be brave. When it comes to creativity, many people feel that is it doesn’t come naturally, that they will never […]

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Seth MacBeth – “Page to Page – Building New Worlds, Exploring New Depths” – Oct 3 – 28th, 2018.

September 21, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Page to Page – Building New Worlds, Exploring New Depths” by Seth MacBeth Exhibition Dates: Oct 3 – 28th, 2018. Opening Reception: Wednesday Oct 3, 6 – 8pm Inter/action: Sunday, October 14, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Seth Macbeth is interested in how creativity speaks a language all its own. […]

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Gallery Sessions – Ray Boulay – Oct 24, 2018

September 18, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park and Bully’s Studios presents Gallery Sessions Wednesday October 24, 2018 6:30-7:30pm PAY WHAT YOU CAN $0-7 (at the door) Featuring Ray Boulay Ray Boulay, has been a New Westminster resident for over 6 years. He’s a musician and an actor. Formerly of the hard rock band The Deadwax Collective, Ray […]

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Arts Vote New West – All Candidates Meetings

September 10, 2018
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Meditation Park – Monday, September 24

September 4, 2018

Meditation Park  (Comedy, Drama)    1hr 34min Writer: Mina Shum Director: Mina Shum Stars:  Pei-Pei Cheng, Tzi Ma, Sandra Oh  When: Monday, September 24, 2018 – 7:00 pm at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY}  Synopsis: Devoted wife and mother, 60-year-old Maria Wang’s […]

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September 9th

September 1, 2018

Saturday September 8th is the annual Recovery Day festival in Uptown New West, featuring headliner Matthew Good! Uptown Unplugged returns on Sunday September 9th with Laura Bower in front of Royal City Centre! Laura is a Vancouver-based vocalist. She performs a wide range of music, from jazz, folk, pop, and soul. Her unique style of storytelling […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show to benefit local charity

August 31, 2018

Media Release August 31, 2018 For Immediate Release  International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show to benefit local charity New Westminster, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster is pleased to announce that they have been selected by International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show as their charity of choice. Proceeds from sales at the 2nd Annual […]

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September 1st & 2nd

August 27, 2018

Larry’s Brother is an electric & Acoustic guitarist/singer. Solo, duo and often with band. He plays a range of Acadian music, country and contemporary light rock (Canadiana /Americana). Kelly Kay is a professional bass player and singer with 20+ years experience touring, festivals and club dates. Catch this duo on Saturday in front of Westminster Centre! […]

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Inter/action – Suzanne Laird – September 16, 2018

August 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Suzanne Laird Artist Talk:  Sunday, September 16, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed […]

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Suzanne Laird – “Shift” – September 5 – 29, 2018

August 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Shift” by Suzanne Laird UPDATE: The exhibition will be closed on Sunday, September 30th due to an exhibition change-over. Exhibition Dates: September 5 – 29, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 5, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, September 16, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Suzanne Laird’s intention in this body of work is […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Arts Council of New Westminster to host two All-Candidates Meetings

August 23, 2018

Media Release August 23, 2018 For Immediate Release  Arts Council of New Westminster to host two All-Candidates Meetings New Westminster, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster will be hosting two All-Candidates meetings at the Centennial Lodge in September 2018. With a focus on the arts, candidates will have the opportunity to meet with […]

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August 25th & 26th

August 21, 2018

Porteau is an indie folk band led by Victoria Williams and Craig Stevenson. The duo began writing songs while living in Montreal, daydreaming of summer drives on the Sea to Sky highway. They are currently recording their debut album, Water’s Gate, a thematic collection of songs set for release this summer. With lyrics steeped in […]

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August 18th & 19th

August 21, 2018

Camina Bolinao will serenade Uptown on Saturday with his soulful sound!   Sharing his Mexican culture, Monika Schwartzman is bringing her bilingual reportoire to Uptown New West on Sunday!

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August 11th & 12th

August 21, 2018

It’s the New West Cultural Crawl weekend! Besides the various exhibiting venues in the Uptown neighbourhood, we are continuing to present free live music to you! On Saturday, enjoy the premieum acapella group of New West – Quayside Voices!     On Sunday, emerging local young guitarist Patrick Kao is assembling a jazz quartet right […]

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August 4th and 5th

August 3, 2018

This weekend Atley King is on the Westminster Centre Stage on Saturday, with his stylish Jazz arrangements as well as impressive improvisational material.   And then on Sunday at Royal City Centre Jeff Neufeld will be returning with his ‘bluesey’ tunes!

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Inter/action – Lex Ireton – August 12, 2018

August 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Lex Ireton Artist Talk:  Sunday, August 12, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed […]

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Canada Day 2018 Pick-a-Box Silent Auction RESULTS!

July 26, 2018

A big THANK YOU to everyone that celebrated Canada Day in Queen’s Park on July 1, 2018. We were thrilled to host the Pick-a-Box Silent Auction during the festivities to raise funds for “Arts in Queen’s Park”. Special thanks to the City of New Westminster and the Canada Day Organizing Committee for putting together such […]

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July 28th and 29th

July 26, 2018

Eddie Lam is here! He will blow you away with his towering vocals and friendly conversation. Then Sunday, Jessica Barbour is back this year with some new material to show off. You won’t wanna miss these incredible performers.   

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Lex Ireton – “Repeat After Me: An Exploration of Pattern” – August 1-26, 2018

July 25, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Repeat After Me: An Exploration of Pattern” by Lex Ireton Exhibition Dates: August 1 – 26, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 1, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, August 12, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Lex Ireton’s glass work is heavily process oriented, where she explores her love of connecting with the material hands […]

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Gallery Sessions – Rob Leishman – July 25, 2018

July 19, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Gallery Sessions Wednesday July 25, 2018 6:30-7:30pm PAY WHAT YOU CAN $0-7 (at the door) Featuring Rob Leishman RSVP here   No loops No sequences All synths Everything played real-time and improvised.   More info: acnw.ca/gallerysessions

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July 14th and 15th

July 12, 2018

What’s that? You want even more live music? Well you’re in luck, because Pernell Reichert is a veteran when it comes to performing live. Then on Sunday at Royal City Centre, unique duo Nice Verdes is sure to get your foot tapping. Yowza!    

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July 7th and 8th

July 6, 2018

Summer is in full swing and we have OXLIP back to keep the sun shining! Sunday, jazz vocalist Laura Bower will seduce you into a place of tranquility. Don’t worry, it won’t hurt.     

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Inter/action – Tony Durke – July 15, 2018

July 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Tony Durke Artist Talk:  Sunday, July 15, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed […]

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June 30th and July 1st

June 29, 2018

It’s Canada Day weekend! Ranj Singh is performing at Westminster Centre with great sense of humour. You won’t wanna miss his unique voice and profound compositions. After, Leonard Pallerstein is going to rock your socks off with his amazing pop renditions and acoustic guitar style.     

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Tony Durke – “Realpolitik” – July 1-29, 2018

June 24, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Realpolitik” by Tony Durke Exhibition Dates: July  1 – 29, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 4, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, July 15, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement Art, in its many forms, challenges us to think about our world in new ways, sometimes engaging, sometimes enraging. These days it feels as if […]

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June 23rd and 24th

June 21, 2018

This weekend, local favourite, Dougie Greig will take our stage with his powerful compositions and stellar vocals. Sunday, Pop icon Alexis Lynn is at Royal City Centre with her covers and songs.    

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CALL FOR ARTISTS – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – 2019

June 21, 2018

At the Arts Council of New Westminster, we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the QayQayt (qiqéyt) Nation as well as all Coast Salish Nations. THE GALLERY AT QUEEN’S PARK EXHIBITION APPLICATION PACKAGE CALL FOR ARTISTS 2019 The Arts Council of New Westminster aims to have exhibitions […]

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Call for Board of Directors 2018

June 18, 2018

  To download this Call for Board Members as a PDF, click here

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Announcing the lineup for Music By The River 2018!

June 15, 2018

July 5 – Raincity Blue July 12 – wax cowboy July 19 – The Burying Ground July 26 – Early Spirit August 2 – Sweetz August 9 – Francis Henson From 6pm to 8pm each night, at the Westminster Pier Park Festival Lawn! Enjoy New West’s own beer and wine from the Eats at the Pier Concession! Bring your friends and […]

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June 16th and 17th

June 15, 2018

NWSS Music takes the stage Sunday at Westminster Centre with the Senior Jazz Band as well as several other student-lead groups. Sunday, OXLIP performs her own originals and acoustic music.   

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June 9th and 10th

June 7, 2018

This weekend we have two more amazing acts, moving into steadily into June. Saturday it’s What We Embrace at Westminster Centre and Carmina Bolinao at Royal City Centre on Sunday. All Uptown Unplugged concerts run 12-2pm on weekends.    Originally hailing from Scotland, the newly-formed duo What We Embrace have been heavily influenced by their […]

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Finding Your Feet – Monday, June 25

June 4, 2018

Finding Your Feet (Romance, Comedy, Drama)    1hr 51min Writer: Meg Leonard, Nick Moorcroft Director: Richard Loncraine Stars:  Joanna Lumley, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie  When: Monday, June 25, 2018 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis: On the eve of retirement […]

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Praxis – June 20, 2018

June 1, 2018

Praxis Alternative Yoga Classes & Figure Drawing Featuring: An After-Class Social with Steel & Oak Brewing Co. and Vancouver Fashion Truck Free Wednesday, June 20, 2018. 7pm – 8pm @ The Centennial Lodge  “The process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. ‘Praxis’ may also refer to the act of […]

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June 2nd and 3rd, 2018

May 30, 2018

We have a fabulous opening weekend planned for Uptown Unplugged this year! Be sure to check out Jeff and Heidi this weekend at Westminster Centre on Saturday, and Royal City Centre on Sunday.   At the heart of the music Jeff Neufeld performs is the sound of an acoustic guitar & voice. Playing a high energy mix […]

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NWSS Student Exhibition – “Our Journey to Here” – June 6-28, 2018

May 27, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Our Journey to Here” by NWSS Student Exhibition Exhibition Dates: June 6 – 28, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 6, 6-8pm Graduation Reception: Thursday, June 28, 6-8pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The New Westminster 2018 Graduating Students have worked hard to bring together their best work for our FIRST Grad Show. The […]

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ACNW Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021 Community Engagement Survey and Session

May 25, 2018

The draft ACNW Strategic Plan 2018-2021 is ready! The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud of what we have been able to accomplish through our 2015-2018 Strategic Plan. Our overarching goals were to become relevant in the city and to bring community together through the arts. We were especially proud to have our successes […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Arts Council announces another summer jampacked with the Arts!

May 23, 2018

Media Release May 23rd, 2018 For Immediate Release    Arts Council announces another summer jampacked with the Arts! New Westminster, BC – The Arts Council of New Westminster is excited to announce another summer jampacked with the Arts in New Westminster! There are many events each month from June through September that are certain to […]

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Uptown Unplugged is back!

May 22, 2018

  Uptown Unplugged is returning this summer starting June 2! Enjoy free, live music from musicians from Lower Mainland every weekend 12-2pm in Uptown New West! Saturdays, Uptown Unplugged will be hosting live concerts at the Westminster Centre at Belmont and 6th st. Sundays, the program moves to the corner of 6th st and 6th […]

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Queen’s Park Parent Participation Preschool 3rd Annual Art Exhibition – “The Kindness CONNECTION” – May 23-27, 2018

May 16, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “The Kindness CONNECTION” by Queen’s Park Parent Participation Preschool 3rd Annual Art Exhibition Exhibition Dates: May 23 – 27, 2018.  Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present a pop-up exhibition by the Queen’s Park Parent Participation Preschool. This group exhibition will display artwork […]

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The Leisure Seeker – Monday, May 28

May 3, 2018

The Leisure Seeker     (Adventure, Comedy, Drama)    1hr 52min Writer:  Michael Zadoorian (novel), Stephen Amidon (screenplay) Director: Paolo Virzì Stars:  Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Christian McKay When: Monday, May 28, 2018 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis: The film stars Academy […]

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Praxis – May 16, 2018

May 2, 2018

Praxis Alternative Yoga Classes & Figure Drawing Featuring: An After-Class Social with Steel & Oak Brewing Co. and Vancouver Fashion Truck Free Register Here Wednesday, May 16, 2018. 7pm – 8pm @ The Centennial Lodge  “The process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. ‘Praxis’ may also refer to the […]

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Arts Council of New Westminster announce scholarship recipient for 2018

May 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to announce Hailey Connor as the 2018 recipient of the ACNW Scholarship through the Douglas College Foundation. Hailey is studying as an actor in the performing arts department at Douglas College. We are excited for Hailey’s future as an actor and look forward to her sharing her […]

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CALL FOR MUSICIANS!

April 30, 2018

Make sure you apply for the 2018 ACNW music programs! There many fantastic opportunities for performances this summer. Loading…

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Gallery Sessions – Matt Gibson – May 30, 2018

April 26, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park and Bully’s Studios presents Gallery Sessions Wednesday May 30, 2018 6:30 – 7:30pm PAY WHAT YOU CAN $0-7 (at the door) Featuring Matt Gibson Matt is a Canadian indie/folk artist from Ottawa, ON, currently living in New Westminster, BC. He started teaching himself how play guitar and sing in 2010. […]

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The Rhodo Photo Contest – The Gallery at Queen’s Park

April 26, 2018

To celebrate The Gallery at Queen’s Park’s unique natural environment, we have decided to ring in spring with a photography contest! The subject is the beautiful and bountiful rhododendron bushes outside of the Centennial Lodge and inside the park! All styles of photographs and editing are welcome (black & white, macro, portraits, landscapes, manipulated, selfies […]

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Inter/action – Diane Roy – May 6, 2018

April 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Diane Roy Artist Talk:  Sunday, May 6, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed […]

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Diane Roy – “Allegory of our Seas II” – May 2-20, 2018

April 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Allegory of our Seas II” by Diane Roy Exhibition Dates: May 2 – 20, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 2, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, May 6, 3-4pm Free Admission. Exhibition Statement The striking beauty of landscapes and oceans has always fascinated fibre artist Diane Roy. Roy uses a variety of knots, bends, weaving and […]

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Praxis Alternative Yoga – April 18, 2018

April 17, 2018

Praxis Alternative Yoga Classes By Donation Drop-in $0-7 Register here Wednesday, April 18, 2018. 7pm – 8pm @ The Centennial Lodge We’re bringing something different to our community. Yoga in alternative spaces. Join us at The Gallery at Queen’s Park for some Yoga in a non-traditional space on the third Wednesday of the month at […]

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Gallery Sessions – Bryan Anderson with Yuki Shimono – April 25 2018

April 10, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park and Bully’s Studios presents Gallery Sessions Wednesday April 25, 2018 6:30 – 7:30pm PAY WHAT YOU CAN $0-7 (at the door) Featuring Bryan Anderson with Yuki Shimono Bryan Field Anderson was born in Willowdale, Ontario and now lives in New Westminster, British Columbia. He is a teacher of English as […]

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The Florida Project – Monday, April 30

March 27, 2018

The Florida Project     (Drama)    1hr 51min Writer:  Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch Director:  Sean Baker Stars: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe  When: Monday, April 30, 2018 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis: The Florida Project […]

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Inter/action – Dennis Greer – April 15, 2018

March 23, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Dennis Greer Artist Talk & Painting Demonstration:  Sunday, April 15, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming […]

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Dennis Greer – “Sea-to-Sky” – March 28-April 29, 2018

March 23, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Sea-to-Sky” by Dennis Greer Exhibition Dates: March 28 – April 29, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 4, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, April 15, 3-4pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present Dennis Greer’s solo exhibition Sea-to-Sky. The expansiveness and quiet energy […]

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Call for Committee Members – The Gallery at Queen’s Park

March 21, 2018

Interested in making a difference to the New Westminster arts community? Consider volunteering on the Visual Arts Committee or one of its sub-committees. These committees plan, develop, and facilitate arts activities that engage the public, spark dialogue, and encourage collaboration. Committee members create connections and community through The Gallery at Queen’s Park program. The Visual […]

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – “Emergence” – Youth Artists – Deadline: June 24, 2018

March 15, 2018

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS “Emergence” – An Exhibition celebrating the best youth and emerging artists out of New West Momentum Youth Arts/Massey Theatre Youth now accepting submissions from selfidentified youth and emerging artists in any media for exhibition in November 2018 at the Plaskett Gallery @ Massey Theatre Eligibility: If you… live or have lived in […]

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Inter/action – Iris Mes-Low – March 18, 2018

March 9, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Iris Mes-Low Artist Talk:  Sunday, March 18, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed […]

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Praxis Alternative Yoga – March 21, 2018

March 6, 2018

Praxis Alternative Yoga Classes By Donation Drop-in $1-7 Wednesday, March 21, 2018. 7pm – 8pm @ The Centennial Lodge We’re bringing something new to our community. An all ages all level movement journey with a twist! Join us at The Gallery at Queen’s Park for some Yoga in a non-traditional space. Jenni will be leading you through […]

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – NEW WEST SUMMER SPOTLIGHT FESTIVAL

March 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) Performing Arts Committee has identified the need for a one-day summer performing arts festival to take place in Queens Park Concert Bowl on August 11, 2018.  This dynamic, entertaining, new summer event will feature a variety of local performing arts groups and performers, engaging the community with vibrant […]

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Gallery Sessions – Ian Fildes – March 28, 2018

March 1, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park and Bully’s Studios presents Gallery Sessions Wednesday March 28, 2018 6:30 – 7:30pm PAY WHAT YOU CAN $0-7 (at the door) Featuring Ian Fildes   Ian Fildes is a New Westminster based musician attending Douglas College for music. Ian has played in various bands since the age of 16 including […]

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CALL FOR YOUTH ARTISTS – “Emergence” Exhibition – Deadline June 24th 2018.

March 1, 2018

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS “Emergence” – An Exhibition celebrating the best youth and emerging artists out of New West Momentum Youth Arts/Massey Theatre Youth now accepting submissions from self-identified youth and emerging artists in any media for exhibition in November 2018 at the Plaskett Gallery @ Massey Theatre Eligibility: If you… live or have lived in […]

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Novitiate – Monday, March 26

February 28, 2018

Novitiate      (Drama)    2hr 4min Writer:  Margaret Betts  Director:   Margaret Betts  Stars: Dianna Agron, Liana Liberato, Julianne Nicholson When: Monday, March 26, 2018 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca}{At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis: Spanning over a decade from the early 1950s […]

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Iris Mes-Low – “Eulogy on the Family Home” – March 7–25, 2018

February 24, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Eulogy on the Family Home” by Iris Mes-Low Exhibition Dates: March 7–25, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 7, 6-8pm Artist Talk: Sunday, March 18, 3-4pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present Iris Mes-Low’s solo exhibition Eulogy on the Family […]

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Now Hiring: New West Cultural Crawl Coordinator – Canada Summer Jobs

February 15, 2018

Founded in 1967, the Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is a non-profit organization committed to a mission of bringing the arts to the centre of community life. We accomplish our mission through initiatives that focus on arts programming in the community, arts advocacy, and programs that nurture and support our local artists and arts […]

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Inter/action – Manuel Axel Strain – Feb 18, 2018

February 9, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Manuel Axel Strain Artist Talk:  Sunday, February 18, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be […]

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Gallery Sessions – HOUNDSTOOTHE – February 28, 2018

February 9, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Gallery Sessions Wednesday February 28, 2018 6:30 – 7:30pm PAY WHAT YOU CAN $0-7 (at the door) Featuring HOUNDSTOOTHE   HOUNDSTOOTHE is an emerging “electro – grunge” duo from Vancouver, Canada. This progressive band is comprised of Julian Winstanley commanding the guitar and multi-instrumentalist, Phoenix Bond leading vocals. This […]

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Loving Vincent – Monday, February 26

February 1, 2018

Loving Vincent    (Animation, Biograghy)    1hr 34min Writer:  Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Jacek Dehnel Director:  Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman Stars:  Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk  When: Monday, February 26, 2018 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca} {At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis: The film brings […]

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Manuel Axel Strain – “Mutations” – February 7–25, 2018

January 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Mutations” by Manuel Axel Strain Exhibition Dates: February 7–25, 2018.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 7, 6-8pm Free Admission. The artist will be in attendance on the weekends. Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park is pleased to present Manuel Axel Strain’s solo exhibition Mutations. Mutations is an on-going self reflective practise in […]

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You are Inviting! ACNW Strategic Planning 2018

January 12, 2018

Please REGISTER for any of the five events happening throughout New Westminster: Register at https://acnwcommunityroundtables.eventbrite.com Can’t make it in person? Please fill out our online survey here

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Gallery Sessions – George T Montrebruno – Jan 31, 2018

January 8, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Gallery Sessions Wednesday January 31, 2018 7-8pm PAY WHAT YOU CAN $0-7 (at the door) Featuring George T Montebruno Coming from a family of music lovers and musicians, and being the youngest of 7 siblings, George grew up in Montreal surrounded by music at all times. From Classical to […]

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RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World – Monday, January 29

December 21, 2017

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World     (Documentary, Music)    1hr 42min Writer: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana Director: Catherine Bainbridge Co-Director: Alfonso Maiorana Stars: Mildred Bailey, Randy Castillo, George Clinton  When: Monday, January 29, 2018 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca} {At the door, CASH ONLY} […]

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Photos from #ACNW50 – 50th Anniversary Celebration – Nov 26 2017

November 26, 2017
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ACNW Permanent Collection – December 1, 2016 – January 28, 2018

November 23, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “ACNW Permanent Collection” Exhibition Dates: December 1, 2017 – January 28, 2018. Winter Holiday Hours: The Gallery will be closed December 16, 2017 – January 9th, 2018 Exhibition Statement The Arts Council of New Westminster’s permanent collection of artwork consists of a variety of styles and mediums of various artists […]

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ACNW50 recognition by MLA Judy Darcy

November 22, 2017

(L to R) ACNW Executive Director Stephen O’Shea; ACNW President Leanne Ewen; Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, MLA for New Westminster   Artwork featured in the above image by:

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ACNW50 recognition by MP Peter Julian

November 21, 2017
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ACNW50 Presentation and City of New Westminster Proclamation

November 7, 2017

  Arts Council of New Westminster President Leanne Ewen and Executive Director Stephen O’Shea gave a presentation to Mayor Cote and Council on November 6th, 2017 at New Westminster City Hall. The presentation highlighted the successes of the Arts Council of New Westminster in 2017. At the end of the presentation, Mayor Cote read a […]

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story–Monday, November 27

November 1, 2017

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story   (Documentary, History, Biography) 1hr 26min Writer: Alexandra Dean Director: Alexandra Dean Stars:  Nino Amareno, Charles Amirkhanian, Jeanine Basinger  When: Monday November 27, 2017 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca} {At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis: Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr […]

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Arts Council of New Westminster 50th Anniversary Celebration

October 25, 2017

Come help us celebrate the Arts Council’s 50th anniversary! Yes, that’s right, the Arts Council has been a part of New Westminster for 50 years. To celebrate this milestone, we want to gather as many people as we can who have been involved with the Arts Council over the years to chat, share stories and […]

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ACNW 50th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition – Joseph Plaskett – Nov 1-26, 2017

October 25, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “ACNW 50th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition” A selection of Joseph Plaskett’s work, on loan from the Collection of the New Westminster Public Library Exhibition Dates: November 1-26, 2017 Gallery Hours: Wed 1-8pm, Thurs-Sun 1-5pm Celebration Reception: Sunday, November 26, 2:30-5pm RSVP here Exhibition Statement The Gallery at Queen’s Park […]

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Winter Harp – The Gallery at Queen’s Park – Nov 29, 2017 – By Donation

October 25, 2017

Winter Harp is giving an exclusive one-hour concert in The Gallery at Queen’s Park. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m.  This is the most intimate Winter Harp concert you will ever attend. You’ll be treated to heart-warming carols performed by singers with harps, cello, violin, flute, piccolo, percussion and medieval instruments. Come see the instruments […]

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AGM NOTICE 2017

October 21, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster 2017 Annual General Meeting will be on Sunday, November 26th 2017. Venue: Centennial Lodge in Queen’s Park Time: 1:30pm – 2:30 pm After our formal AGM, please plan to stay for our 50th Anniversary Celebration, 2:30pm – 5:00pm. Click here to RSVP Please share this invitation with others, as the […]

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A Quiet Passion – Monday, October 30

October 4, 2017

  A Quiet Passion    (Biography, Drama) 2hr 5min Writer: Terence Davies Director: Terence Davies Stars:  Cynthia Nixon, Emma Bell, Sara Vertongen, Rose Williams  When: Monday October 30, 2017 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca} {At the door, CASH ONLY} Synopsis: A Quiet […]

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ACNW MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL NOTICE

October 1, 2017

Dear Member,   Your membership in The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is very important to us. Your membership with the ACNW needs to be renewed before December 31st in order to remain active. Please take this letter as a friendly reminder to renew if you have not already done so. Your renewed Membership […]

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Call for Submissions: “From Life to Death” Group Exhibition

October 1, 2017

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS “From Life to Death” Group Exhibition Presented by the Arts Council of New Westminster and New West Hospice Society at Anvil Centre Community Art Space The Arts Council of New Westminster and the New West Hospice Society have partnered to present an exhibition that aims to normalize conversations and messages about dying, […]

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“Contribution – ACNW Volunteer Exhibition” – October 4-29, 2017

September 19, 2017

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: “Contribution – ACNW Volunteer Exhibition” Exhibition Dates: October 4-29, 2017.  Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 4, 6-8pm Exhibition Statement The Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the visual, literary and performing arts. Its aim is to bring the community together through the Arts. The Volunteers at […]

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The Sense of an Ending – Monday, September 25, 2017

September 6, 2017

The Sense of an Ending    (Drama, Mystery)  1hr 48min Writer: Julian Barnes (novel), Nick Payne (adaptation) Director: Ritesh Batra Stars: Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter When: Monday September 25, 2017 – 7:30 at Massey Theatre Tickets: General Admission $9 – Seniors/Students $8 {Advance tickets at the Massey Theatre Box Office} {Advance tickets online at ticketsnw.ca} {At the door, […]

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September 9th & 10th, 2017

September 4, 2017

On our final weekend, we will be making full circle by inviting back Bruce Andrews on Saturday for an exciting afternoon of voice and guitar from 12 til 1pm. The festivities will continue at our Arts Council Stage at the Recovery Day events in Uptown on 6th st. Be sure to check it out! And […]

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September 2nd & 3rd, 2017

August 28, 2017

This weekend we will be featuring jazz guitarist, Madeleine accompanied by Chad on bass at Westminster Centre on Saturday.   On Sunday we will be featuring Ranj at Royal City Centre for some original folk music.  

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